"Buena" as written by and Mark J. Sandman....
I hear a voice from the back of the room
I hear a voice cry out you want something good
Well come on a little closer let me see your face
Yeah come on a little closer by the front of the stage

I said come on a little closer I got something to say
Yeah come on a little closer want to see your face
You see I met a devil named Buena Buena
And since I met the devil I ain't been the same oh no

And I feel all right now I have to tell ya
I think it's time for me to finally introduce you to the
Buena buena buena buena good good good
It's coming to me yea it's coming to me

Now I I think I know what it is you need
I know some people want to make you change
Well I I know how to make'm go away
You see I met a devil named Buena Buena

And since I met the devil I ain't been the same oh no
And I feel all right I have to tell ya
I think it's time for me to finally introduce you to the
Buena buena buena buena good good good

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"Buena" as written by Mark Sandman

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    General CommentSigh...
    Mark Sandman was not a heroin addict. There's no evidence even to suggest he ever even used heroin once.
    He died of a heart attack, and the heart attach was NOT caused by drugs.
    The vast majority of his songs are about women, sex, and love gone wrong, but a few songs that have ambiguous lyrics that MIGHT be about drugs are what everyone focuses on.

    You don't have to personally be a drug addict to write insightful lyrics about the effects of drugs, just as you don't have to be a murderer to write a song about murder.

    Sandman himself said he was never into drugs, and his band and others who knew him have repeatedly said the same.

    But the drug addict thing just won't die. It's sad that we've become so jaded that we can't imagine an artist's inspiration coming from anything but chemical dependency.
    WeaselSpleenon June 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anyone ever thought that devil named Buena could be the music itslef instead of drugs? Man, always the drugs stuff...
    lkrugeron December 19, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about public demends and artist's respect and disrespect of it. When artist go after public request he is no longer "the same". So Buena is the addiction to public appreciation.
    alexanderyon March 20, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    and as cliche as it sounds, i think it's about heroin.
    but i'm probably wrong.
    i usually am.
    peace out.
    carokson February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou are right, or so methinks..
    in more than one song of his there are references to it.. sad to have lost his musical talent and genius.
    lunargirlon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that he starts out talking about some jackass yelling out at a concert "Play something good!!" Then Mark calls the fool up to the stage to hear them totally bust out into an amazing chorus. And Yes, I think that the last verse describes how he found his amazing talent...herione I believe
    Lyndsay Killson January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI dont care what you guys say about Mark Sandman, with a band name like "morphine" and songs like this its pretty obvious he was at the least experimenting and fooling around with opiates. Buena makes me think of a chola prostitute or heroin. Most jazz and blues musicians are familiar with drugs. Even if this song isnt directly related to heroin, it could be weed or something. Its not a woman, you can tell, its something he wants to turn the world unto.
    Turkishgoldcamson November 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis was my first Morphine favorite back in the '90s and I always thought it was about opiates. He's trying to clue us in to some secret, so it's not about sex. And he mentions how the devil turned him onto it, so it's probably taboo or illegal. Big deal, guys, so he wrote a song about a drug. It didn't make anyone I know start using opiates. It's just a great freakin' song that could have been about the moon or the ocean. Doesn't matter. I just wish he was still writing songs...
    zincpallet9on October 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI know Morphine fans are rabidly into denying any connection between the lyrics, the music and drugs, but goddamnit, I loved Mark as much as anybody and the songs convey the treacherous, deadly, wonderful pleasures of some drugs better than anything else by anybody! How the hell does that happen without some knowledge and intent?

    From what I know about Sandman, he was way too smart to be an addict, but the music itself, beyond the lyrics (pretty clearly in some cases), conveys at least the temptation of some high that is beyond the natural "high on life" pleasures straight society would limit us to. I mean, listen to his songs about succumbing to ill-advised sexual liasons...the first person character always gives in to it, whatever the consequences. Part of reason I loved him, because that was me, too. I survived my bad decisions, both with women and drugs, as I'm sure Sandman would have had tragedy not struck.

    But don't be so defensive, fellow Morphine fans. Saying a song is about drugs, when it perfectly conveys a drug experience, is NOT saying anything bad about Morphine or Sandman.
    Trollificuson June 01, 2017   Link

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