"Spanish Eddie" as written by and David/cochran Palmer....
There was heat in the air
And cops everywhere you looked
So there wasn't a lot
And the breaks that you got You know you took
And I remember wonderin' Where you been
The night Spanish Eddie cashed it in
The night Spanish Eddie cashed it in
They were playin' "Desolation Row" On the radio
The night Spanish Eddie fell from grace
There was amazement on his face
On the night that Eddie failed Sanity prevailed
It was June or July
When the heat from above beat down
It was famine or drought
When the brothers went out Of syle uptown
And we was mixin' Vicks with lemon gin
The night Spanish Eddie cashed it in
The night Spanish Eddie cashed it in
They were playin "Desolation Row" On the radio
The night Spanish Eddie made front page
His revolution came of age
He wrote "Surrender" on the wall
The night he took the fall
I heard someone say "He's tryin' to fly"
Like Eddie used to say We'll do when we die
I know someone turned you For a spin
The night Spanish Eddie cashed it in
The night Spanish Eddie cashed it in
They were playin' "Desolation Row" On the radio



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"Spanish Eddie" as written by David Palmer Chuck Cochran

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    Song MeaningWhat is this song really about????
    vanthonyon November 16, 2012   Link
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    General CommentVicks with Lemon Gin
    Vicks with Lemon Gin is a reference to the practice of buying Benzohex Inhalers, removing the cotton and using either alcoholic beverages or coffee as a solvent to dissolve the speed soaked in the cotton of the inhaler. It's considered a crap high by street duggies but it was invented by the Mods in England for use when they couldn't get Amphetamine pills. Benzohex is soaked with a minor methamphetamine. Vicks also used sell such an inhaler but you can't buy the real deal any more. Vicks seems to have ceased making it in favor of a new product called ZZZZquill which is far more dangerous. So these day, the only Vicks inhalers around are licensed from Vicks and made in other countries. They do NOT contain an active stimulant - only smelly stuff. The amphetamine compound in Benzohex and former Vicks inhalers worked by shrinking the swollen nasal membrane during congestion but just like Afrin, people got hooked on that. Kroger's and Walmart still make the real deal. Why do I know this? I wrote an article about the Gin and Benzohex beverage. If they were using a lemon flavored Gin product , trust me, it was to get rid of the camphor flavor also in the Benzohex. This is a cheap, crap high for street kids.
    lisa102069on April 05, 2016   Link

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