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This is about the gaunt junkies that haunt Camden and the West End of London. I won't get on my soapbox about heroin, I'll just say that for every Keith Richards there's more than a thousand wasted individuals who are robbing their mums for another fix.
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Lyrics
Skeleton Jack wants some smack
and he’ll do anything to get it.
Well, he wants to get clean
but the streets are mean
and somehow unforgiving

Skeleton Jack
Skeleton Jack

Can’t stop, must dash
Gotta get some cash
There’s a monkey needs a feeding
Gonna pimp my ass
For a bag of grass
Is there anything here worth stealing?

Skeleton Jack
Skeleton Jack

You become the drug
and the drug becomes you
You become the drug
and the drug becomes you

All I wanted to be
was like Lou Reed
well he gave it so much glamour
but the word going down
in Camden Town
is 6 months in the slammer

Skeleton Jack
Skeleton Jack

You become the drug
and the drug becomes you
You become the drug
and the drug becomes you
Song Stats
Hits: 4742
Comments: 16
Fans: 13
Plays: 151
Downloads: 109
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Aug 15, 2008 - 01:01:01 PM
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2008 - 01:01:01 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 02:22:29 PM
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Hardware:
Aria Pro II electric guitar. Fleetwood acoustic guitar. Microphone
Software:
Garageband
Comments
egobandit said 3149 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
VEry cool
All I can say Is my best friend died of a heroin overdose. It hit me hard, Its true the draw of the underground cool musician on smack seems appealing but few realize that heroin is a drug that has taken down the strongest .. Dont matter what social standing you come from it can consume you like a fire and if you can t kick it like 99% of all junkies it will kick you.. Thanks for this song!
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Peter Bauckham said 3149 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Excellent
Catchy tune carrying a serious message. Very nicely done - like it a lot.

Peter
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Moviz said 3148 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
Excellent
song and performance with great lyrics too.... such a 'clean' sound on all fronts despite the subject. It's quite relevant to me at the moment, as someone I know has really gone over the top because of drink and smoke and it's kicking him now big time, cheers M
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Diviner said 3147 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Very good track
with a message that rings so true. Well done, its very good in every respect.
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thetiler said 3145 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
very rock melodically
Quite impressed with your diction of how you get such great flavor in melody in lyrics, beat, guitar the works.


Great pop - rock singing I must say! Quite an infectious rock tune.

Way to go KB!
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peacepiano said 3145 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
Drug
Love the song. I've never met a Keith Richards, but I have met a few addicts and Heroin does turn them into skeletons who only exist for the next fix.

Thanks
Bill
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jiguma said 3144 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Excellent post!
Catchy melody, well performed - but the big strength is in the lyrics.

Put any bunch of musicians together and you'll find someone who has a bad story about heroin and friends.

This is put together really well - powerful words.

Neil
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said 3142 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
Classic!
Wow man, this is really great!

I love the arrangement, and your singing is top-notch.

I lived the nightmare you are speaking of way back in 1969-1972. This tune tells the truth, no holds barred. KUDOS!

Be well!
Monkaton said 2986 days ago (January 25th, 2009)
Great Song
I liked this song a lot, all the parts are interesting. Once again your production is very good. I really like the sound you get on your recordings, especially the drums and the guitars.

Anyway, great lyrics, melody and vocals. This is a great song for sure!
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Monkaton said 2986 days ago (January 25th, 2009)
Something Else . . .
When my wife and I were in Liverpool a number of years ago a young woman, like the skeletons you described, asked us for some money. My wife offered her the rest of the fish and chips she hadn't eaten and the girl took it and kind of disappeared down a dark alley way. It was a very sad scene.

You've hit the nail on the head with this one. Great effort.
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kingbee said 2985 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
Relating
Hi
It's funny how this one resonates with people in different ways.
Having lived in London for a while it was about the gaunt figures who haunt Camden and the West end but it seems to have a wider effect
Thanks for dropping in
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TonyAzemia said 2871 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Love this song
Love this song, once i downloaded it i listened to it everyday on my iTunes library i'm (sometimes) a repetitive person (when i want to be).
I hope this song becomes one of your hits in the charts, and that comes from all my heart and what's great about your song is that it isn't mainstream it's not emo, metal or anything it's got it's own genre (in my opinion, someone else could think differently)
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kingbee said 2870 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Thanks Tony
That's a really nice thing to say.
My influences are such a broad spectrum that sometimes I think that because I'm not in a category then people won't be interested.
Glad you liked it so much it's on repeat play which is a bonus for me in that it means someone liked it enough to listen more than once.
Thanks for dropping in and you kind comments
cheers
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TonyAzemia said 2871 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
the lyrics
the lyrics are great and catchy you're a great musician :)
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Monkaton said 2261 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
Great Song, King
Still good after all these years.
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woofer3 said 1357 days ago (July 12th, 2013)
Skeleton Jack
Enjoyed this - very distinctive sound and song. Wonderful vocal sound.
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