Saturday, May 9, 2015

John Butler Trio - "Used to Get High" - Song of the Day - (5/9/15)

Australian born guitarist/songwriter John Butler used to spend his days playing on the streets of Fremantle, making his way penny by penny from generous passerby's. He has since risen to stardom on the back of his guitar and his insightful lyricism.

A former panhandler, John Butler now has four solo albums and six studio albums - with John Butler Trio - on his resume which expands more than 15 years. Today's song of the day, "Used to Get High" comes from his 2007 album release "Grand National." As you listen to this song, take a moment to really think about the lyrics.

With shining spirit, John Butler speaks of being conscious in a world where we are greatly influenced by what we choose to consume. He argues that everyone has their addictions, whether it be drugs, alcohol, T.V., tobacco, fast food, etc...and that once you realize the grasp consumption has on our society, you can choose to live a better and healthier life.

Besides the masterful lyricism, this song keeps an upbeat rhythm throughout and will keep you dancing while Butler subtly drops some knowledge on your brain. Enjoy!


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