Hello all -
My wife and I were listening to the radio and Billy Joel’s Captain Jack came on the radio. The song is obviously about heroin. The lyrics “Just a little push and you’ll be flying” and “Captain Jack will get you high tonight,” are pretty hard to miss.
We begin speaking about other drug reference songs that were not quite as blatant. For example:
**Happiness is a Warm Gun (Beatles) - Heroin
**Mellow Yellow (Donovan) - Smoking the inner peel of Bananas.
**Puff the Magic Dragon - Smoking grass
So - two quick questions:
Neither of us had ever heard of heroin being named “Captain Jack.” How did that reference come about?
What are some other veiled drug references in songs? I can come up with a bunch of blatant ones. I’m looking for those clever one that might even be disputed by those that hear it.