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The Pusher (5:49)

About a drug dealer. It is one of the first songs to deal with harsh realities of drug use, and condemns "the pusher" as a heartless criminal who is only after your money.

Written by Hoyt Axton after one of his friends died of a drug overdose. Axton has written songs for many artists, including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, and Three Dog Night.

This was popularized by a Canadian group called The Sparrows, who…

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You know I smoked a lot of grass
Oh Lord I popped a lot of pills
But I never touched nothin'
That my spirit could kill

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  • wow. WOW. makes me nostalgic for my parents' time, a time I never lived...
  • sls
    I said, God damn the pusher-man!
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  • A mighty fine classic ! ! ! (which I seem to always equate w/ a car full of friends watching "Easy Rider" , and the classic flick "Joe" , in the drive-in . Somehow I've severed the medical connection of seeing all of those dying from ODs while in fulminant pulmonary edema . I'm thankful for the fine memories , and for the ego defense mechanism of "Suppression" as well .)
  • i get high off this lol good stuff
  • Real good.
  • bad, BAD HAIR. really BAD.
  • thanks
  • god damn

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