"Opium Blues" as written by John Van Deusen, Robert Krueger, Anthony Ruland and Eric Sturgeon....
Nice suits and black shoes, everyone is crying
Now I think it's my time to slip away, how I loathe this feeling
On top of all the dying I think I need a new job, running out of money
And my mom just phoned about the news

It always seems that just as I
Build the strength enough to climb and fight
The trees they grow in and block my sight
And now I'm stuck here with my darkest inner thoughts

I pleaded and prayed to you to come and take away
The voices and the choices that are bound to tear me limb from limb
They told me that you hear in some other way but if the answer is unknown
Then why should I believe them when they say
That you're up there and you honestly do care?

Everyone is singing now about the God, the God of love
But I don't feel it in my heart right now
The comforting reassurance of a cause but I want to believe

It always seems that just as I
Build the strength enough to climb and fight
The trees they grow in and block my sight
And now I'm stuck here with my darkest inner thoughts

I pleaded and prayed to you to come and take away
The voices and the choices that are bound to tear me limb from limb
They told me that you hear in some other way but if the answer is unknown
Then why should I believe them when they say
That you're up there and you honestly do care?

Oh, the opium blues inside my veins
I've got the chemicals inside my head to blame
The drugs do what the friends cannot
Oh, I think it's my time to slip away, how I love this feeling




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"Opium Blues" as written by Eric Sturgeon Anthony Ruland

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    General CommentI love this song, one of their best.

    I think that this song is about everything piling up and the person is hoping that faith will make it better, but then it doesn't. So they drown it out with drugs to make them feel better.
    Larkinon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis person wants to believe in God, but doesn't know how to go to Him with their problems. The Christians seem to all tell him about this God of Love, but they do nothing for him themselves. They can't even help him take away his pain. "The drugs do what the friends cannot." It's a sad, but honest song, about how hated these people can be by the Christian crowd, and yet how they really do want to know the answer and have gone about in in a terribly wrong way.
    RavenGripon September 17, 2009   Link

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