Memoirs of the Innocent · Songs

Song for the Rich

Get off work about 4 o’clock
And I’m late again
‘Cause you’ll be here by 6:30
And we’ll go looking for a close parking spot again

Sitting in a room full of believers
Now you tell me what’s wrong and what’s right
‘Cause I look over at you baby,
You got your good intentions focused so tight

And now it hurts me so, to have to see you go
To watch these drugs pull you down
When there’s nothing we can do and no one to get through
Watch you fall in and out of this mess

What’s wrong with a little bit of experimentation to
Open the eyes of the new generation well…
Build your world on a cocaine foundation and
Watch it all blow away…

And now it hurts me so, to have to see you go
To watch these drugs pull you down
When there’s nothing we can do and no one can get through
Watch you fall deeper into this mess

Well I haven’t see you in awhile
You know I, I miss our talks I miss your smile
‘Cause the look of innocence is priceless
But right now you look so lifeless

And now it hurts me so, to have to see you go
To watch this song break you down
And when you feel you can’t get through and there’s no hope left in you
You know I’ll be right here to help you find your way out…

And now it hurts me so to have to see you go,
To watch these drugs pull you down….

 

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I want to share this song by Tristan Prettyman. It talks about drug addiction and I find it very powerful and very apt in today’s era where drugs are being packaged as “cool” or “hip” by the youth. This song is written from a perspective of someone witnessing the deterioration of a person’s personality because of drugs.

The thing about addiction is that it doesn’t just affect the user, it affect’s everyone within the user’s circle. It breaks families and leave people damaged.

It takes so much strength to quit drug addiction – or any kind of addiction at that. The moment the person decides to stop is already a huge step up. And this one’s for those who are recovering and sober – cheers to a new life.

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3 thoughts on “Song for the Rich

    1. True, it’s so easy to say no. But I understand why some people felt like they had to “escape.” I can only hope that we can win the battle against drugs for this generation and for the next.

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