Premiere! Saltwater Slide – “Who Dropped The Dime?”

Saltwater Slide is a San Antonio-based reggae/rock band that has quickly become a staple in both local and regional circles. Those who are familiar with their music are accustomed to their positive, relatable lyrics, high energy live performances, and active contribution to their local community. You can catch the guys at their annual Reggae Beach Cleanup in Corpus Christi, their band-managed Adopt-A-Spot on Mulberry road in San Antonio, or at venues all throughout Texas and beyond.

 

 

Behind the lyrics (Brock) :

“Who Dropped the Dime?” Is a little different from most of our music. It’s somewhat of a social commentary on the failed war on drugs, drawing on some of my past experiences and putting the listener in that situation. It’s a little angry and a little political, but outside of the slightly comical idea of calling your friend to get a little something for your glaucoma and finding his phone is disconnected, I hope it raises some real questions about the failed war on “drugs” like marijuana and the militarization of code enforcement in today’s day and age.

 

 

Lyrics:

You see here recently, the decency is gone

Somebody had the nerve to serve the arm of the law

Now, no one’s screaming FTP, ACAB in BPD but in reality

Legality does NOT equal morality.

We know, we should all already know

But common sense ain’t common anymore

I wanna know, wanna know, wanna know, I gotta know

Who chose to dance with the devil over plants in a home

Who dropped the dime on the medicine man?

Who took his freedom cuz the man had herb?

Who dropped the dime on the medicine man?

You don’t wanna be the one when I find out

Who dropped the dime on the nappy man?

Who dropped a line just to save their own?

Who dropped the dime on the medicine man?

You don’t wanna be the one when I find out

And homie I don’t want to hear no shit, cuz you won’t get too far

Once you’re fucking with one of the family, buddy, you’re stuck with us all

And of yall become the usual suspects, who’s done this?

You punk kids don’t understand the one you’ve just fucked with

I’m nothing but kind, I’m neither spiteful nor violent

But show me the man who dropped the dime, and I might just turn out his lightswitch

So self-righteous, what kinda coward lives frightened

Enough to bring a gun when it’s a plant that he’s fighting?

Who dropped the dime on the medicine man?

Who took his freedom cuz the man had herb?

Who dropped the dime on the medicine man?

You don’t wanna be the one when I find out

Who dropped the dime on the nappy man

Who dropped a line just to save their own

Who dropped the dime on the medicine man?

You don’t wanna be the one

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