|Quoting Gilligan (Thread starter):|
I had thought since I first heard the song decades ago that it was anti-drug.
It was always clear to me that it was anti-cocaine, and a metaphor for anti-drugs altogether.
That said, I love what Clapton did in the Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Cream, and Derek and the Dominoes, but after that (save some early 70s recordings), it got rather boring for me. I saw him with Mark Knopfler at the Hartford Civic Center in '88 or '89, and while it was technically a great show, it was a bit boring. His earlier material is fantastic. Not so much the recent. Good to see him kick it, but as AA61hvy said, this is a good example of how certain R&Rollers need shit to make the best shit.
"People don't do what they believe in, they just do what's most convenient, then they repent." - Dylan