"White Lines" as written by and Sylvia Robinson Melvin Glover....
Fine baby, fine
Rich baby, interesting
Freeze! Rock (rock rock rock rock rock rock rock)
(Aah, ah, ah, ah)
Uhraah!
Bass!

Ooh white, white
Ooh white, white
Ooh white, white

(Ooh white lines) vision dreams of passion
(Blowin' through my mind) and all the while I think of you
(High fry) a very strange reaction
(For us to unwind) the more I see, the more I do
(Something like a phenomenon) baby
(Tellin' your body to come along, but white lines blow away)
(Blow! Rock it! Blow!)

Ticket to ride, white line highway
Tell all your friends, they can go my way
Pay your toll, sell your soul
Pound for pound costs more than gold
The longer you stay, the more you pay
My white lines go a long way
Either up your nose or through your vein
With nothin' to gain except killin' your brain

(Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
(Blow!)

(Ahh) higher, baby
(Ahh) get higher, baby
(Ahh) get higher, baby
And don't ever come down! (Freebase!)

Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Diggedy dang di-dang diggedy dang di-dang

(Pipeline) pure as the driven snow
(Connected to my mind) and now I'm havin' fun, baby
(High fry) it's getting kinda low
(Cause it makes you feel so nice) I need some one-on-one, baby
(Don't let it blow your mind away) baby
(And go into your little hideaway 'cause white lines blow away)
(Blow! Rock it! Blow!)

A million magic crystals, painted pure and white
A multi-million dollars almost overnight
Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as bitter as salt
And if you get hooked, baby, it's nobody else's fault, so don't do it!

(Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
Raah! (Blow!)

(Ahhh) higher, baby
(Ahhh) get higher, baby
(Ahhh) get higher, baby
And don't ever come down (freebase!)

(Don't you get too high) don't you get too high baby
(Turns you on) you really turn me on and on
(When you gonna come down) my temperature is risin'
(When the thrill is gone) no, I don't want you to go

A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time
He got out three years from now just to commit more crime
A businessman is caught with twenty four kilos
He's out on bail and out of jail
And that's the way it goes
Raah!

(Kane! Sugar! Kane! Sugar! Kane!)

Athletes rejected, governors corrected
Gangsters, thugs and smugglers are thoroughly respected
The money gets divided
The women get excited
Now I'm broke and it's no joke
It's hard as hell to fight it, don't buy it

(Freeze! Haha ha ha! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
Raah (blow!)

(Ahhh) get higher, baby
(Ahhh) get higher, girl!
(Ahhh) get higher, baby!
C'mon!
Raah!

(White Lines) vision dreams of passion
(Blowin' through my mind) and all the while I think of you
(High Fry) a very strange reaction
(For us to unwind) the more I see, the more I do
(Something like a phenomenon) baby
(Tellin' your body to come along, but white lines blow away)

Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner
With no shoes and clothes
This ain't funny, but he took his money
And sniffed it up his nose

(Hey man, you want to cop some blow')
(Sure, what you got, dust, flakes or rocks')
(I got China White, Mother of Pearl, Ivory Flake, What you need')
(Well yeah, well let me check it out man, just let me get a freeze)
(Go ahead man, stuff I got should kill ya)
(Yeah man th-that's that's raw, wuh)

(Freeze! Haha ha ha! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!
Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)


Lyrics submitted by tpsully

"White Lines" as written by Melvin Glover Markus Schulz

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  • +7
    General Commentnot sure but I was told by someone that this song contains an oblique reference to the illicit drug cocaine, and if you read between the lines, it makes sense. Grandmaster was, however, the master of subtle lyricism, and i could be wrong.
    tpsullyon January 27, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthe's being sarcastic... duh...
    Skullcowboyon May 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlol no one seems to understand what skullcowboy's comment is referring to. it's not the song thats sarcastic, he means the first poster's (tpsully) comment was sarcastic
    mendeljgon May 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteasily the best beat of ALL TIME
    Levitator89on March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow could someone NOT catch that sarcasm? But yeah, it's definitely about coke
    MJBoaon July 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment(High Fry)??? He's saying High Price.

    This song kicks ass. It makes me want to dance and do coke
    Shep420on September 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs someone who doesn't like rap, this song is a rare exception, superb song, great lyrics and a strong anti-drug reference.
    sanityassassinon April 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah... subtle... LMAO!

    Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
    tahwyason December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's obviously about cocaine, and then continuous references to not do it. also includes mostly bad things about partyin'.
    billiamon February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow the hell could anyone think a song titled "White Lines" was a subtle reference to cocaine?! It wasn't about lines on football pitches, that's for sure. How ironic Hip-Hop used to tell people about the dangers of drugs. Just like all Grandmaster Flash and the furious five's work this song is intelligent and socially aware, as well as responsible. The bassline on this song at the beginning when he says "bass" is awesome, and the music's nice and catchy. The lyrics make me laugh as well..."Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang *SNIFF* Rang..." The descrition on my record with this on sums it up beautifully "Manages to put a powerful anti drugs message across while somehow also still sounding cool." They don't make em like they used to. Grandmaster Flash's adventures on the wheel of steel are an 8minute dj masterclass too. Legend.
    CEREALon February 17, 2006   Link

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