Ben Goerner, Tom Cadham

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Kelowna, Canada
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Song Description

The singer talks about his struggles with the Dragon. The dragon is generally any drug but of course refers to smoking heroin. The singer describes what it's like to fight the urges and cravings in a story tellers manner, attempting to use imagery to de

Story Behind the Song

As a counsellor for teens, one of the youth I have worked with wrote a poem about smoking crack and heroin and what it was like for her to use and to recover. This was the inspiration for the song.

Lyrics

CHASING THE DRAGON
Copyright 2003
Ben Goerner ,Tom Cadham, Al Murray, Dave Mitchell


I've been on the street now, it seems like a thousand years
Left a life of misery filled with dark shadows and fears
I met up with the dragon it soon devoured its prey
I was caught up in the cyclone, oblivious to what I'd pay.

The dragon took me downtown, he took me to the eye
Showed me legends and fairy tales, taught me how to fly
I'm chased by the dragon and I feel I'm gonna fall

And so an empty shell, I found a way to get by
Watching my world crumble with vacancy sign in my eye
The dragon he was hungry and devoured half of my soul
Turned to smoke and mirrors, I turned to a bottomless bowl

And now I track the dragon, relentless in the chase
Pursue him through my universe; you can see it on my face
I'm chasing the dragon I feel I'm gonna fall

(bridge)
I stumbled into shelter, I found a friendly smile
A heart of gold a hand to hold to cross that forbidden mile
I finally broke the dragon I am wary I am strong
And now he's just a memory just a legend in a song

(bridge2)
I'm still chased by the dragon although he is nothing more
Than a fleeting image of memories still the battle of evermore
He is waiting in every shadow he is waiting in every song
He is still the nemesis I'm still wary I am strong

I was chasing the dragon and I feel I'm gonna fall
Lord he took it all
such a long way to fall,

Song Length
4:46
Genres
Rock - Hard Rock, Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Tense

Subject Matter
Will, Addiction


Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Ben Goerner Tom Cadham
Music Credits Ben Goerner, Tom Cadham, Al Murray, Dave Mitchell
Producer Credits Ben Goerner, Tom Cadham,Al Murray, Dave Mitchell
Performance Credits Ben Goerner, Al Murray, Dave Mitchell
Label Credits Canyon Edge