Friday, August 5, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: ERIC CLAPTON - COCAINE

Slowhand
"Cocaine" is a song written and recorded by JJ Cale in 1976 and most widely known in a cover version recorded by Eric Clapton for his successfull album Slowhand.

Allmusic calls the latter "among [Clapton's] most enduringly popular hits" and notes that "even for an artist like Clapton with a huge body of high-quality work, 'Cocaine' ranks among his best." Eric Clapton describes "Cocaine" as "an anti-drug-song. The fans only listen to the refrain: ‘She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don't lie, cocaine.’ But it says, ‘If you wanna get down, down on the ground, cocaine.’" The song also contains the lyric: "Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back". Clapton has called the song "quite cleverly anti-cocaine "Because of its ambiguous message, Clapton did not perform the song in many of his concerts; however, over the years, Clapton has added the lyrics 'that dirty cocaine' in live shows to underline the anti-drug message of the song.

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