Ben Shannon

This page is all about Ben Shannon's music.  Ben Shannon writes, records, and performs in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, the tri state area, and nationally in the United States.

ADDICTION ROAD

Launder my bones in a front selling phones
and wire me my money all day
Your 100 grand take just a crumb from the cake
from Brooklyn to Scranton Pa.
8 ball teener half an ounce of hard
clan lab clan lab 62 large
one for your runner front from your man
one for the CI wired in the van

    How come whats getting us high puttin us down in a hole?
    How come so many gettin by working on addiction road?
    Workin on addiction road.

Home home home on the range
where task force goes to get paid.
They switch a cell phone and move a stash home
and the warrants won't catch em today.
Seldom is heard discouraging words
the rehabs are pay to play.
Stamp bags are free meth is growing on the trees
and the chronic lines the city walk ways.

    How come whats getting us high puttin us down in a hole?
    How come so many gettin by working on addiction road?
    Workin on addiction road.

4 and 20 ounces packed in caulking tubes
wrapped in some plastic slathered down with lube
Break em into bundles sell em each balloons
4 and 20 addicts calling for you.
Check their arm for tracks make sure they're dope sick
Soldiers be nimble runners be quick
Dope for your car dope for your home dope for your dope
that your gettin on a loan and...

    how come whats getting us high puttin us down in a hole
    how come so many gettin by working on addiction road
    yeah workin on addiction road

Words and Music Ben Shannon

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A story about "Addiction Road" 

I have one word of advice for you if you don't understand the references in this song.  Watch The Wire.  Then you will understand.  If you do understand every reference in this song and you haven't watched The Wire, then you probably are or once were working on Addiction Road.  In fact, wire or no wire, I'm pretty sure we are all working on Addiction Road--as family members, co-workers, friends, neighbors, and tax payers we are all paying for and dealing with the fallout from the drug war AKA the war on drugs, which has IMHO, been a raging success for some but a miserable failure and a terrible wound to people, our economy, and our communities.