My Special Guest tonight is…

White LinesGrandmaster Flash & Melle Mel and White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It).

Back in the day I loved Hip Hop and listening to Rap Music. Even then I tried to write my own rhymes under the very imaginative nickname of Rapping ‘J’. Did I just own up to that, how sad. I can hear my mates laughing as I type.

Movies like Breakdance, Beat Street and music like Jam On It and Don’t Stop… Planet Rock. To this day I still get a hankering for some rhythmical rhyming both old and new. Have you heard the Deadpool Rap? Awesome!DD White Lines

White Lines was released as a 12″ in 1983 on Sugar Hill Records and the song warns against the dangers of cocaine, addiction, and drug smuggling. I love it and is still part of my music collection alongside the brilliant ‘95’ cover version by Duran Duran. The band; not the evil Professor ‘Mwahahaha’.

Enjoy!

White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)

Vision dreams of passion (Blowin’ through my mind) And all the while I think of you (High fry) A very strange reaction (For us to unwind) The more I see, the more I do (Something like a phenomenon) Baby! (Tellin’ your body to come along, but white lines blow away)

Ticket to ride, white line highway Tell all your friends, that they can go my way Pay your toll, sell your soul Pound for pound, costs more than gold The longer you stay, the more you pay My white line, go a long way Either up your nose or through your vein With nothin’ to gain, except killin’ your brain

Higher, baby (Ahhh) Get higher, baby! (Ahhh) Get higher, baby! And don’t ever come down! (Freebase!)

Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang Rang dang…

Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang Diggedy dang di-dang diggedy dang di-dang

Pure as the driven snow (Connected to my mind) and now I’m havin’ fun, baby! (High fry) It’s getting kinda low (‘Cause it makes you feel so nice) I need some one-on-one, baby! (Don’t let it blow your mind away) Baby! (And go into your little hideaway) (‘Cause white lines blow away)

A million magic crystals, painted pure and white A multi-million dollars, almost overnight Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as bitter as salt And if you get hooked, baby, it’s nobody else’s fault, so don’t do it!

Higher, baby (Ahhh) Get higher, baby! (Ahhh) Get higher, baby! And don’t ever come down! (Freebase!)

Don’t you get too high baby! (Turns you on) You really turn me on and on (When you gonna come down) My temperature is risin’ (When the thrill is gone) No, I don’t want you to go

A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time He got out three years from now just to commit more crime A businessman is caught with 24 kilos He’s out on bail and out of jail And that’s the way it goes Raah!

Athletes rejected, governors corrected Gangsters, thugs and smugglers are thoroughly respected The money gets divided The women get excited Now I’m broke and it’s no joke It’s hard as hell to fight it, don’t buy it!

Raah! (Blow!)

Get higher, baby (Ahhh) Get higher, girl! (Ahhh) Get higher, baby! C’mon! Raah!

Vision dreams of passion (Blowin’ through my mind) and all the while I think of you (High Fry) A very strange reaction (For us to unwind) The more I see, the more I do (Something like a phenomenon) Baby!

(Tellin’ your body to come along, but white lines blow away)

Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner With no shoes and clothes This ain’t funny, but he took his money And sniffed it up his nose

(Freeze! Haha ha ha! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)

Songwriters: Melvin Glover / Sylvia Robinson
White Lines lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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