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King Heroin Lyrics By James Brown

    ladies and gentlemen
    fellow americans
    lady americans
    this is james brown
    i wanna talk to you about one of our
    most deadly
    killers in the country today
    i had a dream the other night and i
    was sitting in my living room
    dozed off to sleep
    so i start to dreaming
    i dreamed i walked in a place and
    i saw a real strange weird object
    standing up talking to the people
    and i found out it was heroin
    that deadly drug that go in your veins
    he said
    i came to this country without a passport
    ever since then i’ve been hunted and sought
    my little white grains are nothing but waste
    soft and deadly and bitter to taste
    i’m a world of power and all know it’s true
    use me once and you’ll know it too
    i can make a mere schoolboy forget his books
    i can make a worldfamous beauty neglect her looks
    i can make a good man forsake his wife
    send a greedy man to prison for the rest of his life
    i can make a man forsake his country and flag
    make a girl sell her body for a fivedollar bag
    some think my adventure’s a joy and a thrill
    but i’ll put a gun in your hand and make you kill
    in cellophane bags i’ve found my way
    to heads of state and children at play
    i’m financed in china ran in japan
    i’m respected in turkey and i’m legal in siam
    i take my addicts and make ’em steal borrow beg
    then they search for a vein in their arm or their leg
    so be you italian jewish black or mex
    i can make the most virile of men forget their sex
    so now now my man you must do your best
    to keep up your habit until your arrest
    now the police have taken you from under my wing
    do you think they dare defy me i who am king
    now you must lie in that county jail
    where i can’t get to you by visit or mail
    so squirm with discomfort wiggle and cough
    six days of madness hah and you might throw me off
    curse me in name defy me in speech
    but you’d pick me up right now if i were in your reach
    all through your sentence you’ve become resolved to your fate
    hear now young man and woman i’ll be waiting at the gate
    don’t be afraid don’t run i’m not chased
    sure my name is heroin you’ll be back for a taste
    behold you’re hooked
    your foot is in the stirrup
    and make haste
    mount the steed and ride him well
    for the white horse of heroin will ride you to hell
    to hell
    will ride you to hell
    until you are dead
    dead brother dead
    this is a revolution of the mind
    get your mind together
    and get away from drugs
    that’s the man
    back back

    Artist: James Brown

    Year: 1972

    Decade: 70s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 242