Addiction is a tough opponent to beat. We’ve seen countless people die because of their addiction, and we’ve seen even more people’s lives ruined because of the collateral damage it causes. But sadly, addiction is ingrained in our society because some people simply rely too much on their means of escape.
An addiction isn’t just about drugs. Many addictions center around sex, gambling, alcohol, cigarettes, or even a certain lifestyle. Some are just more obvious addictions than others.
So why are we creating a playlist about addiction? Other than the fact that it’s what we do, it’s also because addiction has plagued so many artists. Some have been lucky and strong enough to live through it until they get their addiction out of their system. But sadly, a lot of them have succumbed to their addiction.
These are just some songs by artists (both who have been addicted or have been affected by another’s addiction) who sing about the many things that go on when addiction has plagued their lives.
K’s Choice – Not an Addict
Not an Addict is very clear on the fact that the addiction is to drugs, but it definitely isn’t glorifying the habit in any way. In fact, it’s about the denial about the effects of the drug, whether injected or inhaled. There are a couple of lines where the singer feels euphoric because of the experience, and she punctuates the feeling about denying the fact that she’s an addict… before admitting that maybe that’s a lie.
Addiction lines: It’s not a habit, it’s cool, I feel alive
If you don’t have it you’re on the other side
I’m not an addict, maybe that’s a lie
The Black Crowes – She Talks to Angels
With addiction, there’s a certain type of denial involved. She Talks to Angels is another song about addiction