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White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It) | Dangers of Cocaine, Addiction, and Drug Smuggling.

Seems that when I start something I like to go with the flow and see where it leads me. I’m not saying I can’t stop. I can stop anytime. I swear, right? What am I talking about? Well, yesterday I posted a video of Martika’s “Toy Soldiers” and thought it would be interesting to check out some other songs about addiction. I am looking for anything with prescription drug detox, or something along those lines.

Anyone know of one?

In the meantime, this song brought me back. I remember hearing it, not this specific version, on a dance floor in Boston in the mid 80’s. The song “White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)” was originally released as a 12″ in 1983, and by the time I heard a really good dance version it was mixed by the DJ. (Umm…doesn’t anyone remember when DJ’s actually mixed vinyl?)

Anyhow, here are some of the lyrics…Again, I’ve removed the chorus. The lyrics warn against the dangers of cocaine, addiction and drug smuggling. It’s a good song with a great message. Enjoy!

Ticket to ride, white line highway

Tell all your friends, 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 lines go a long way

Either up your nose or through your vein

With nothin to gain except killin’ your brain.


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!


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



Athletes rejected, governerds 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!


Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner

With no shoes and clothes

This aint funny, but he took his money

And sniffed it up his nose.