Top 10 Songs the Author Denied Were About Drugs

The Top Ten

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Roger Waters wrote the lyrics and said the song was about what he felt like as a child when he was sick with a fever, entering a state of delirium, where he felt detached from reality. - Metal_Treasure

I think it WAS about drugs. I have also seen that High Hopes by them is also about drugs. Not sure about that. But I am quite sure its about drugs. Or they made it look like about drugs. - zxm

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles

Huh I had always been told that it was thanks for correcting this.

This song was about Lucy O'Donnell, a classmate of John's son Julian Lennon. Lennon said, "Julian came in one day with a picture about a school friend of his named Lucy. He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds." - Metal_Treasure

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix claimed this song was inspired by a dream where he was walking under the sea, surrounded by a purple haze - Metal_Treasure

Double Vision - Foreigner

This song was about John Davidson - a New York Rangers goalie, who got knocked out during the 1977 Stanley Cup Playoffs. - Metal_Treasure

We are All on Drugs - Weezer

Frontman Rivers Cuomo said this song was about over-stimulation, which could come in the form of drugs, but doesn't have to. - Metal_Treasure

I'm gonna say this is bs

Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger said "It's about having a hard time and getting out. Just a metaphor for getting out of all the acid things." - Metal_Treasure

Swlabr - Cream

The title stands for "She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow." The song has a psychedelic feel, from the song title that doesn't make much sense, to some color images and lines, such as:
"You've got that rainbow feel
But the rainbow has a beard"
However, the author said it was about sexuality and "about someone whose girlfriend has given him the elbow and he's going around defacing pictures of her. It's not very nice really." - Metal_Treasure

Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary

It was rumored to be about marijuana. A Newsweek article gave this interpretation:
Puff's friend Jackie Paper = rolling papers
"Puff" = to take a puff from a joint
"Dragon" = a variation of "dragin'," as in taking a drag from a joint to inhale the smoke.
But the band claimed it was about losing the innocence of childhood. At the end of the song, Puff goes back into his cave, which symbolizes this loss of childhood innocence. - Metal_Treasure

Mellow Yellow - Donovan

Interpretations of this song lyrics ranged from drugs to abortion.
The author said it was about "being mellow, laid-back, chilled out." And that the electrical bananas that "were appearing on the scene - which were ladies vibrators." - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

Green Grass and High Tides - Outlaws

Also, the title for the song comes from the album Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), a compilation album by The Rolling Stones. - Gg2000

The lyrics in this song never seemed like a drug related lyrics. But many people thought its about marijuana. But Henry Paul said that it was about dead rock-stars.

Hughie Thomasson said,
"I wrote that song in St Augustine, Florida. We went to a cookout on the beach and everybody forgot to bring their guitars. I was standing by the ocean and there was a breeze and the words kept coming to me. It’s about all the rock stars I liked that died had come back and were playing a show just for me. Like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. And eventually more of course." - zxm

Let's Go Get Stoned - Ray Charles

The song was actually about drinking alcohol! LOL - Metal_Treasure

Stoned Love - The Supremes
Heroine - Suede

Frontman Brett Anderson said that despite his drug habit at the time, this song was not about smack but "pornography and being unable to form relationships." - Metal_Treasure

Rosetta Stoned - Tool

Master piece

With a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles

John Lennon claimed this was not about drugs, but many people didn't believe him.
US vice president Spiro Agnew even told a crowd that this song was a "Tribute to the power of illegal drugs."
He said the lines, "I get by with a little help from my friends, I get high with a little help from my friends," "is a catchy tune, but until it was pointed out to me, I never realized that the 'friends' were assorted drugs! " - Metal_Treasure

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