Humble Pie - 30 Days In The Hole




"30 Days in the Hole" is the seventh single by English rock group Humble Pie, from the band's 1972 Smokin' album. The song received moderate radio airplay at the time but failed to chart. However it gained a following on album oriented rock and classic rock radio formats and consequently it remains one of Humble Pie's best known songs. The B-side on its US release was "Sweet Peace and Time", while everywhere else the B-side featured "C'mon Everybody" and "Road Runner". The song, a Steve Marriott composition, bemoans being arrested for possession of small quantities of illegal drugs, including cocaine; Durban poison, a potent strain of marijuana; and Red Lebanese and Black Nepalese, two types of hashish. "New Castle Brown" is often mistaken as a reference to Newcastle Brown Ale but actually refers to heroin also known as "Brown" or "Smack". The song refers to Borstal - "some seeds and dust, and you got Borstal"- referring to Borstal Prison and its borstal ilk - any manner of a British juvenile gaol. (Most lyrics listings get this wrong, and say "buzzed on" or "bust on".)







Lyrics



All right all right all right all right, yeah


Chicago Green, talkin' 'bout Black Lebanese  A dirty room and a silver coke spoon  Give me my release, come on  Black Nepalese, it's got you weak in your knees  Sneeze some dust that you got buzzed on  You know it's hard to believe


30 days in the hole  30 days in the hole  30 days in the hole  That's what they give you  30 days in the hole  I know


Newcastle Brown, I'm tellin' you, it can sure smack you down  Take a greasy whore and a rollin' dance floor  It's got your head spinnin' round  If you live on the road, well there's a new highway code  You take the urban noise with some dirt with poison  It's gonna lessen your load


30 days in the hole  That's what they give you now  30 days in the hole  Oh, yeah  30 days in the hole  All right, all right  30 days in the hole


What you doin' boy?  You here for 30 days  Get, get, get your long hair cut  And cut out your ways


Black Nepalese, it got you weak in your knees  Gonna sneeze some dust that you got busted on  You know it's so hard to please  Newcastle Brown can sure smack you down  You take a greasy whore and a rollin' dance floor  You know you're jailhouse-bound


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Songwriters: Steve Marriott


30 Days in the Hole lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group


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