|song by The Power Station|
|Released||30 September 1996|
|Label||Chrysalis, Capitol, Guardian Records|
|Writer(s)||Palmer, Taylor, Taylor, Thompson|
|The Power Station|
About the songEdit
The song was written in the pre-recording stage of Living In Fear, with the same lineup as for their previous album in 1985 (Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson). However, John Taylor was going through a divorce at the time, as well as entering drug rehab, and pulled out before the song was recorded. Instead Bernard Edwards, the producer, played bass guitar and took over as the group's official fourth member.
"Dope" is an up-tempo rock song featuring strong guitar chords performed by Andy Taylor. The song has also been performed by John Taylor Terroristen, with a video version released on Better Off Alive.
- Living In Fear
- Better Off Alive
- John Taylor Terroristen: 29 April 00
- John Taylor Terroristen: At The Viper Room 9-22-99
The Power Station are:
I can take you all right now Kick the shit tomorrow too I know what you make me say I know what you make me do Tired of being pushed around By a chemical like you Doesn't matter who you use Dope is what dopers do Pick 'em up and throw 'em down You're a source of revenue Pulverise and snort you up Turn all kinds of shades of blue I could give you all my dough I could lose my life to you Swallow, shoot, inhale or chew Dope is what dopers do I could use another hit Anything you've got'll do I can take you unrefined I can take you cut in two You give me a one track mind Maybe you could make that two I seem to be out of cash Let's make that an i.o.u. Vanish in a cloud of smoke Disappear up a tube Dopin' is a dopers does Dopin' is what dopers do