"Cocaine" as written by and Gary Louris....
If you want to hang out, you've gotta take her out, cocaine
If you want to get down, get down on the ground, cocaine

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,

If you got that lose, you want to kick them blues, cocaine
When your day is done, and you want to ride on cocaine

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,

If your day is gone, and you want to ride on, cocaine
Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back, cocaine

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,

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"Cocaine" as written by J. J. Cale


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    General CommentIf you stop and think about it, this song is a warning of what happens when you're addicted. If you look at the lyrics, he is saying that once you're hooked, you can't do anything without cocaine. Who would want to be so dependent on anything that they can't function without it?

    If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out; cocaine.
    -He is saying that if you just want to hang out with people, you need cocaine
    (A lot of addicts say that the drug they are presently addicted to is the "love of their life" so it makes sense that he would personify coke as a woman.) I know that heroine was his "drug of choice", but he was clearly addicted to coke when he adapted this song.

    If you wanna get down, down on the ground; cocaine.
    - if you want to party, you can't do without cocaine

    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.
    -if you do cocaine you'll get high, no one is saying that you won't, but you look at what could happen if you are one of those people who becomes addicted to it.

    If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues; cocaine.
    - in order just to feel better you need cocaine and any time you're feeling badly, you can't feel better without cocaine

    When your day is done and you wanna run; cocaine.
    -you can't relax or enjoy your time off without cocaine

    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

    If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on; cocaine.
    - you can't keep going without cocaine because you are dependent on it

    Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back; cocaine.
    - I see this line as a warning: you can't go back to before you ever did cocaine, so you do more cocaine

    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.

    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie; cocaine.
    sierra1688on June 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe song wasn't even written by Clapton - it's a JJ Cale song from the "Naturally" album. So it comes down to whether Clapton recorded the song because he thought it was pro- or anti-drugs.
    butterfingersbeckon October 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti'm more of a pepsi guy myself
    BrandNewman55on August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSee, i kind of think it's anti-drug. He keeps referring to cocaine as excapism from the daily pressures, big and small, in life. But then to say "she don't lie" is meaning that you can't excape the truth. You can't excape the reality of your problems. My ex did quite a lot of it, and at the end, he fit this song perfectly. Every little thing, the answer was COCAINE. Too bad it wasn't.
    ladythinksaloton June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOOPS, I swear I'm not an idiot, it's e-S-c-a-p-e. I was tired when I wrote that. :)
    ladythinksaloton June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti tried drugs and ended up depressed and had to go on to medication some people can handle them some cant i certainly couldnt looking back now i think the best high is when you achieve something which takes hard work or do something you love doing those highs beat any form of drug
    tommy321on January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is tongue-in-cheek anti-drug. Anyone who's done it regularly knows that it's hard to have fun, deal with stress, etc, without it... "if you wanna hang out, you gotta take her out." He's basically saying it becomes an answer to everything.

    "Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back" -- you can't get your life back once you've snorted it up.

    And for the record, for anyone who doesn't know, "she" isn't a woman in particular... "she" is a street references to coke. Heroin is boy, coke is girl.

    And for Philadelphia Eagles, I'm glad you quit, and please don't start back up again. Quitting coke is hard as hell and it's impressive that you've maintained sobriety, but unfortunately depression is definitely a side effect of quitting. It deals with the dopamine receptors that have been fucked due to the coke. After a time period, eventually, you WILL start receiving pleasure from day-to-day things,etc. IT WILL COME BACK.

    Don't encourage anyone try it. Some people can handle doing it once or twice... some people can't. NOBODY needs to play that russian roulette of addiction.

    sapphireskieson November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with those who say this song is not a pro-drug use song because when i really pay attention to the voals i feel a sense of impotence and irony that makes me think the lyrics are sarcastic.
    Tiraelionon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI strongly beleive that the line "she dont lie" is saying that the cocaine doesnt lie. It is a comparison between cocaine and women in that the high you get from cocaine is truthful and pure. Whereas when with a woman or being in love with a woman theres a possibility she is just lying to you, and the high you get from that is false.

    This is a great song, the JJ Cale version is a million times better though.
    vinnyfairplayon January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUnlike all other lyrics and drugs, this drug is about songs.
    Hipnoticedon May 25, 2013   Link

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