"Cocaine Blues" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Every time my baby and me we go up town
Police come and they knock me down
Cocaine all around my brain
Hey baby, better come here quick.

This old cocaine is 'bout to make me sick.
Cocaine all around my brain.
Yonder comes by baby, she's dressed in red
She's got a shot-gun, says she's gonna kill me dead.

Cocaine all around my brain
Hey baby, better come here quick.
This old cocaine about to make me sick.
Cocaine all around my brain.

Hey baby, better come here quick
This old cocaine 'bout to make me sick
Cocaine all around my brain.
Early one morning, half past four

Cocaine came knockin' on my door.
Cocaine all around my brain
Hey baby, you better come here quick.
This old cocaine is making me sick.

Cocaine all around my brain.
Cocaine's for horses and it's not for men
Doctor said it kill you, but he don't say when.
Cocaine all around my brain.

Hey baby, you better come here quick.
This old cocaine about to make me sick.
Cocaine all around my brain.


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"Cocaine Blues" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentI've got a feeling this is about Cocaine... I could be wrong though!
    mick91on July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song dylan recorded on live at the gaslight and maybe another album im not aware of. It is originally a dave van ronk who played at the gaslight as well. Dylan really admired van ronk and often played his songs when he was just getting started.
    hightide16and87on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMick 91 is fucken bad man!
    rocknrolljunkie65on December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOLL! i think mick91 is being SARCASTIC!!
    besanon January 01, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaning"Cocaine's for horses and it's not for men" is a reference to fixing horse races by giving a horse cocaine to speed it up.
    ocularusinfernoon February 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about how, when you find yourself addicted to cocaine, whether you smoke it, inject it, or snort it, it becomes your whole life. Everything you do revolves around cocaine. Its "all around my brain". When he says "hey baby you better come here quick, this old cocaine gonna make me sick" he's talking about craving that high that comes with the drug, to the exclusion of everything else. Near the end he talks about how the doctor tells you that its gonna kill you but he doesnt tell you when, I believe he's referencing the fact that when you're in that vicious cocaine fueled lifestyle, you are very aware of the fact that its going to kill you, but you dont know when and it could happen each and every time you choose to indulge, whether it happens in the form of the police taking you to jail, another crazed addict taking your life, or the meaningless repetitive cycle in itself of living to get high and needing to get high to live.
    MisKerrion August 31, 2012   Link

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