Amphetamine Annie (video)
(spoken: )This is a song with a message.
- G - D
I want you to heed my warning !
1. I wanna tell you all a story, about this chick I know,
they call her Amphetamine Annie, an' she's always shovelin' snow.
I sat her down and told her, I told her crystal clear,
I don't mind you gettin' high, but there's one thing you should fear.
Your mind might think it's flyin', baby, on those litte pills,
G - D
but you ought to know it's dyin' ‘cause : Speed kills !!
2. But Annie kept on speedin', her health was gettin' poor,
she saw things in the window, she heard things at the door.
Her mouth was like a grindin' mill, her lips were cracked and soar,
her skin was turnin' yella', I just couldn't take it no more.
She thought her mind was flyin', yeah, on those little pills
G - D
she didn't know, it was going down fast, ‘cause : speed kills !!
G - G - D
Yeah, speed can kill you too baby !
+ instrumental = verse 1
4. Well, I sat her down and told her, I told her one more time,
the whole wide human race has taken far too much melamine.
She said, " I don't care what a limey says, I got to get it on,
I'm not here to just see one man who come from across the pond."
She wouldn't heed my warnin', lord, she wouldn't hear what I said,
G - D
now she's here in the graveyard, and she’s awfully dead !!
+ repeat verse 4 as instrumental …
(orig. = capo 1st) (Canned Heat)