"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,
Cocaine

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,
Cocaine

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,
Cocaine

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


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"Cocaine" as written by Gary Louris

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  • +2
    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 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
  • +2
    General Commenti'm more of a pepsi guy myself
    BrandNewman55on August 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    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
  • +1
    General CommentUnlike all other lyrics and drugs, this drug is about songs.
    Hipnoticedon May 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me want to put on my ass kicking boots...drink beers...and maybe do a couple lines....best if heard at loud volume in a dirty biker dive bar....
    Soukinion April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHELL YA!!!!!!!!!
    ks7702on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome riffs in this song...turn down the lights....chill with some bimbo, and get out your staw and razor.......do some lines off her ass....off her titts....very nice
    jonzeppelinon May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol...i heard this song wasn't even about the drug...i don't know what else it would be about tho...lol
    bonita_sparkitaon July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow could this song not be about cocaine..? He is giving multiple reasons to use it. He was using drugs for some time...
    Hi5Infernoon July 31, 2002   Link

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