What does The Needle and the Spoon mean?

Lynyrd Skynyrd: The Needle and the Spoon Meaning

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  1. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2023 !⃝

    It is obvious it talks about drugs, is not necessary soecify what, the most important is that adiction can take your life to hell

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2021 !⃝

    Quite simply, he could’ve been talking about either coke or heroin. Both are commonly cooked in a spoon and then injected. Sure sounds to me to be an ‘anti-drug’ kind of song. Many rockers were falling out all over the place from drug use back then.

    Lots of songs from the seventies seem to be along the lines of realizing that they’re on a destructive path. I believe Hotel California was about the same kind of thing. Gathering for the feast (addicts at a party or hotel room) stabbing ‘it’ (coke) with their steely knives (razor blades) but they just can’t kill the beast (addiction).

    ‘Life in the fast lane’ -same kinda thing.

    Just my 2 cents.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2020 !⃝

    I read a book about skynyrd and that song is talking about a return from rehab, 30 days an 30 nights coming home on an airplane flight, mama waiting at the ticket line tell me son why do you stand there crying,
    I been feeling so sick inside got to get better before I die
    Seven doctors tried to check my head said you'd better quit before your dead

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2020 !⃝

    Some group members were shooting cocaine Gary was real bad on it.ronnie disapproved of the constant cocaine use ..

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2020 !⃝

    It’s about being hooked on heroin and it’s saying don’t mess with a needle or a spoon or you might get hooked and ruin your life or it will end your life

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2019 !⃝

    Drugs in The Bronx

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2019 !⃝

    I believe the song was made before the plane crash because Ronnie is singing it......also referring to heroin.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 27th 2019 !⃝

    Do you think Vietnam had anything to do with song ?

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 10th 2018 !⃝

    I always thought the meaning was LSD, windowpane. Because of the trip to the moon.

  10. chrisesass
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    Oct 19th 2014 !⃝

    I don't know anything about heroin,I always assumed it was referring to iv meth use. Guess technically it could be either one.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2013 !⃝

    possibaly something with the plane crash because the band is rumored to have been using herion which when using a needle required the use of a spoon. I think it was to discourage the use of herion and pay tribute to the lose of life at the same time

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