Tox Tunes #68: Codine (Donovan)

January 7, 2013, 12:36 am

And my belly is craving, I’ve got shaken’ in my head
I feel like I’m dyin’ and I wish I were dead
If I live til tomorrow it’s gonna be a long time
For I’ll reel and I’ll fall and rise on codine
And it’s real, and it’s real, one more time

Donovan’s version of this Buffy Sainte-Marie song is one of the most powerful anti-drug anthems to come out of the 1960s. The song has also been covered by Janis Joplin, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Gram Parsons, and Courtney Love.

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