Top Ten Rock and Metal Songs About Drugs

We all know many rap songs about drugs, but what about rock and metal? These are rock and metal songs about drugs, addiction, and rehab.

The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica

What idiot put this on list.This is not about drugs

This song doesn't glorify drugs unlike some other songs on this list. It describes very well the nature of drug addiction - drug addicts are the Puppets and drugs are the Masters.
"The Master Of Puppets is pulling your strings, twisting your mind and smashing your dreams."
"I’m your source of self-destruction"
"Chop your breakfast on a mirror"
"Taste me you will see more is all you need
You’re dedicated to how I’m killing you"
"Come crawling faster, obey your Master, Your life burns faster".
- Metal_Treasure

2 Cocaine - Eric Clapton
3 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
4 Chop Suey - System of a Down

No, it's about suicide and dead people. - JoLeKosovo

No I think this song is about the Christianity and Suicide. - Soulstealer

Oh this song is about drugs? I was always wondering about that til today like it seems - Userguy44

5 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
6 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young

I concur.

7 Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
8 Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
9 Dead Men Tell No Tales - Motorhead
10 Snowblind - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush
12 The Crystal Ship - The Doors

"The Crystal Ship" is heroin.

13 Opium - Moonspell
14 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
15 Kicks - Paul Revere & the Raiders
16 The Pusher - Steppenwolf


17 Helmet in the Bush - Korn

For real

18 The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
19 Feel Good Hit of the Summer - Queens of the Stone Age

The shortest lyrics I know - this is all (repeated several times):
"Nicotine, valium, vicadin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol.
Chorus: Co-co-co-co-co Cocaine". - Metal_Treasure

20 Sickman - Alice in Chains
21 Sober - Tool
22 Use the Man - Megadeth
23 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue - The Ramones
24 Heroin - The Velvet Underground
25 Junkhead - Alice in Chains
26 Rosetta Stoned - Tool
27 Love and Meth - Korn
28 Champagne & Reefer - Muddy Waters
29 Hand of Doom - Black Sabbath

Geezer Butler said that the song was about American soldiers in Vietnam who discovered heroin while overseas and became addicted to it. - Gg2000

30 Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
31 Save Me - Shinedown
32 Along Comes Mary - The Association
33 Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
34 Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
35 Pain - Three Days Grace

This song is not about drugs.

36 Better Than Drugs - Skillet
37 I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground
38 Song to Say Goodbye - Placebo
39 Chinese Rocks - The Heartbreakers
40 New Kind of Kick - The Cramps
41 Casey Jones - Grateful Dead

"Driving that train, high on cocaine, Casey Jones you better watch your speed." It's ironic in retrospect that a song like this came from the Dead. - Gg2000

42 Legalize It - Peter Tosh
43 Ball Tongue - Korn

It’s by Korns first album so...

44 Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
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