'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain." Not only does heroin cause severe memory loss but it is also used as a pain killer.
I think this is proof enough of what this song really means.
The word "girl" in drug culture is used for drugs that work on the brains hypothalamus region; this is the same area one feels pleasure during sexual activity.America Sang, "The ocean is a desert with its life underground and a perfect disguise above", to explain that the ocean was much like a desert in the sense that both are barren, exposed to the sun, and uninhibited by (drinkable) water.The artist explicitly describes what he had seen on his journey, to convey the idea of wide open peacefulness, A sky with no Doors's "People Are Strange"About a bad LSD trip.The Eagles's "Hotel California"Actually, the most accepted theory is that Hotel California talks about "high life" in So. It talks about a being trapped in the high life, and having to deal with many obsessions - especially drugs.Many of the lines mentioned in the other review of this song present on this site are a direct reference to drugs: "We are all prisoners here of our own device" - you choose to live the high life, and then are stuck to them; "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" - as an artist, you can always step away from the spotlight, but you'll always be stuck to it somehow; "this could be heaven or this could be hell" - once more, a reference to the high life, and also to the high during a drug run, and the low afterwards; "And in the master's chambers, They gathered for the feast The stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast" - a reference to buying drugs for someone, doing the drugs, and still wanting more."The Eagles's "Hotel California"Actually...after talking to members of the band..song is about a gang in california..line "you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave" symbolises the fact that once your in..in for life..Bad Company's "Shooting Star"According to the lead singer, Paul Rodgers, the song is a story, and it's almost a warning.He wrote the song about the casulaties of making it in the music business and then dying of a drug overdose.He uses brown because heroin is normally found as a brown powder (china brown).So, before you start to make a reference to a song please research it before you put description into an artists work.America's "A Horse With No Name""A Horse With No Name" was a song meant to compare the similarities and the beauty of the ocean to the desert.It gives a sense of a peaceful state of mind and was written to describe the artist's passion for xenophobic landscapes (as one of the members liked to visit the area around Vandenburg Air Force Base, California).Phil Collins's "In The Air Tonight"*Real Meaning*, Phil and his best friend were swimming at the beach and his mate began to drown so Phil asked a man to help and he said no "Thinking it was a joke" so phil watched his best friend as a kid drown and die.So later on Phil whilst on tour tracked this guy down and sent him front row seat tickets and first class air fair ticket to his tour and limosoine and everything, then when he started singing this song he put the spot light on the guy, and started singing, a few weeks later due to all the humiliation and publicity the guy commited suicide.He made millions of tablets of strong LSD in his day, and then dissapeared.