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The Verve “Drugs Don’t Work”, Lagu Anti-Narkoba Paling Melankolis

KONTERKULTUR–The Verve memang saat ini sudah tidak ada lagi. Namun band ini bubar dengan meninggalkan sebuah lagu yang sangat indah, melankolis dan kental dengan pesan anti-narkoba.

Lagu ini dianggap sebagai lagu anti-narkoba yang paling berpengaruh di kalangan pecinta brit-pop. Meskipun secara maknawi lagu ini tidak mengatakan anti narkoba secara langsung, tapi secara umum komposer band ini, Richard Ashcroft menulis lagu ini sebagai respon dari kematian ayahnya, dan juga karena pengaruh dari hubungannya dengan sang Istri.

Dalam sebuah wawancara, Ashcroft mengatakan, “bagiku, ini adalah sebuah lagu cinta.”

Silakan artikan sendiri pesan dalam lagu ini.

 

“The Drug Don’t Work”

All this talk of getting old
It’s getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I’m comin’ downAnd I hope you’re thinking of me
As you lay down on your side
Now the drugs don’t work
They just make you worse
But I know I’ll see your face again

Now the drugs don’t work
They just make you worse
But I know I’ll see your face again

But I know I’m on a losing streak
‘Cause I passed down my old street
And if you wanna show, then just let me know
And I’ll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don’t work
They just make you worse
But I know I’ll see your face again

‘Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I’m coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I’m better off dead

All this talk of getting old
It’s getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I’m comin’ down

Now the drugs don’t work
They just make you worse
But I know I’ll see your face again

‘Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I’m coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I’m better off dead

But if you wanna show, just let me know
And I’ll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don’t work
They just make you worse
But I know I’ll see your face again

Yeah, I know I’ll see your face again
Yeah, I know I’ll see your face again
Yeah, I know I’ll see your face again
Yeah, I know I’ll see your face again

I’m never going down, I’m never coming down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more
I’m never coming down, I’m never going down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more

 

Red: Markonah

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