Perhaps it would be appropriate mentioning that it is the lyrics from a James Brown song. It reminded SWIM
somewhat of a poem about cocaine
heavily inspired by "King Heroin
" that he saw posted on a shop door somewhere in Brixton while waiting for a dealer making some phone calls at a nearby phone booth:
"THEY CALL ME THE WHITE LADY"
Beware my friend, my name is Cocaine.,
Iv caused this World a lot of Pain.
They have nick named me Coke
I entered this country without a passport.
Remember my friend, my name is Big-C,
Some call me with pride, The White Lady.
I've been hunted and sought just for kicks,
By junkies and pushers who need a quick fix,
I'm more valued than Diamonds, cost more than Gold.
Use me just once, and you too will be sold!
I'll make a school boy forget his books,
a beauty queen neglect her looks,
I'll take a great speaker and make him a bore,
take away your mama and make her a whore,
I'll make a preacher not want to preach.
Make a teacher forget just how to teach,
All kinds of people are under my wing,
Have fallen victom to my deadly sting.
I've got daughters turning on their mothers,
got sisters robbing from their brothers,
I've got people selling their house,
even husbands pimping their spouse.
I'm the King of crime, the Prince of destruction,
I'll cause your body to suddenly malfunction,
I'll make your new-born to already be hooked,
turn an honest man into a crook.
Make you rob, steal and kill,
When you're under my power you have no will.
I've destroyed Actors, Athletes, and some of your friends
I'm a bad habit, too tough for the strongest of men.
Yeah, I'm raising Hell all over the earth,
I've gained a lot of power since my bearth,
I've got them standing on corners yelling, "Got Rock",
Make it where stabbing and shooting are common on the block.
Well, Now you know, what will you do ?
Remember my friend it's all up to you.
If you jump in the Saddle and ride me well,
I'll take you one place, that's straight to HELL!!
Author: T.G.Truman "1987"