The Democrats have control of the House, Senate, and Executive Office. One would think that the national legalization or decriminalization of marijuana would be on the horizon. Assuming that day is going to happen soon, here are the Top Five Songs to Celebrate. We here at The Grand Beacon are all about preparedness. We simply want you to be prepared. Just like Scar and the hyenas in The Lion King. Our songs and ambition are bared.
- Because I Got High – Afroman
- Addicted – Amy Winehouse
- Got to Get You into My Life – Beatles
- Rainy Day Women #12 and #35 – Bob Dylan
- You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty
Because I Got High
Rumor has it this song was written in 2 minutes. The simplicity of this pot anthem appears to backup the tale. Who among us hasn’t made up your own lyrics to this song as you sat around the living room with friends. I was gonna write this column, but I got high. I was gonna research some songs, but I got high. Now my publish date is nigh. Cuz I got high. Cuz I got High. Cuz I got high!
Beautiful voice. Meaningful lyrics. Jazzy beat. Amy winehouse nails it all in this this ode to weed. Pity that none of us were able to foresee the future and prevent her collapse into darkness. Winehouse’s love ballad to the sweet leaf is unprecedented and wonderful. She is missed.
Got to Get You into My Life
But it’s a love song. Nah bra. Paul wasn’t interested in alcohol or harder drugs. In an early interview he admitted this was all about pot and how wonderful it was for him. “I’m doing this. This is not a bad Idea.” Thank you, Paul, for the mountains of music and the hidden story behind this gem. To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of the song until I learned the back story. It’s OK to love a plant? Right? Suddenly I’m feeling a bit Seamoreish.
Rainy Day Women #12 and #35
I believe at one point in time, Mr. Dylan was quoted as saying he would never write a song about drugs. To this day he insists that this song is about the biblical act of stoning. I guess it could be, but who hasn’t sat in a college dorm and heard the entire floor shout at the top of their lungs “Everybody must get stoned!”
You Don’t Know How It Feels
No song screams vulnerability like this one in my humble opinion. With the beautiful ballad on Full Moon Fever apparently wishing Mary Jane a final farewell, this ode celebrating the escapism of pot is a surprise. I guess it’s a testament to change of opinion. I’d also like to point out the radio edit of this song. “Let’s roll another noojh”. I’m not certain exactly what a noojh is, but I realy think it’s a lot worse than a joint. Furthermore, much like the “Bitch” is the Devil Went Down To Georgia, it really just make people want to scream “Joint!” all that much louder.
Jonathan is a degreed physicist and engineer by day, and amateur entertainer in the evenings. He enjoys studying and performing improvised comedy and writing sketch comedy. When he’s had enough of listening to people complain, you can find him underwater scuba diving where he can’t hear you. It’s like space. No one can hear you, but not because of a vacuum. No. It’s because you can’t talk. So it’s like space, but without the radiation and deadly aliens that burst out of your chest.