Steve Winwood - Cocaine Lyrics

If you wanna hang out you've got to take her out.
If you wanna get down, down on the ground.

She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie;

If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues.
When your day is done and you wanna run.


If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on.
Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back.

[Chorus 2x]

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  1. Michał Agsagsafsan

    Mr Ding Ding on the piano, just fuck off...


    eric was born with a fender in his hands !!

  3. Za Tay

    Keyboards ...but piano for sake of....

  4. Christie Keith

    This was mine and my husbands song for each other we used to go clubbing to this may he hear it in heaven I love you still RIP BOBBY JOE CLONTZ love your CHRIS

  5. Russell Baker

    And that thing from the our street gang in the 80s cocaine

  6. Beardmondy67

    .. She don't lie ,..

  7. Sandra Burkhart

    Eric Clapton is so good in his music love this man’s great music for years and Steve Winwood too.

  8. Larry Gilreath

    They don't make rock stars like this no more

  9. Felice Rosser


  10. Ryan McCord

    clapton & Winwood


    Rock do bom 👍 a guitarra na pegada feroz é top

  12. JL Lamar

    BIG HIZ R.I.P. Fishscale, Peruvian Flake .....Rock on! Yayo Joe

  13. André Ribeiro

    What a trip!!

  14. John Doe

    Eric is like pure white Colombian blow or yeyo don't lie.

    daniel laurence

    John Doe
    don t believe in drugs
    This shit kill people and make them mad
    This is hell

  15. Marta Cabrera

    Argentina 21-12-2019

  16. Alex Hazen

    No truer song was ever written about that drug.

  17. The Godfather

    It enjoyable watching a talent like Eric Clapton just playing his music in his older years. No more having to jump up and down, no flashy lights, no patting himself on the back, no ego involved here. Just a fine wine thats aged properly and now just pure sweet music, and raw talent coming through his soul..Cool to watch it unfold over the years.LOVE IT

    In Sydney

    the fact that he's probably sober helps...

    george painter

    The Godfather unpretentious Maybe, but the ego is there. We always have the ego with us, each and every one!

    The Godfather

    @george painter unpretentious is the correct description. I meant that in my head just put it down wrong on paper. Thanks

  18. george painter

    I saw God play this Live! Clapton is a god, but not the. God!

  19. AMEEN BA

    Eric is the better guitarist but Stevie is the better MUSICIAN

  20. Kalypso Kent

    I woz their!!! :D

  21. Vladimir Milakovic


  22. Andre Verniers

    Steengoed TOP nummer

  23. Born In Shithole Country

    Winwood is infinitely more talented than that hack Clapton.

    j mangi62

    While Clapton is good and gets all the praise and attention,there are many guitarists out there that are better that don't get the recognition they deserve.

    Chuck Tyson

    Mr Obama which shithole Country are you referring to? Kenya? Somalia? Venezuela? Don't limit yourself there are a lot of them. And we give a lot of foreign aid to them and we import a lot of our citizens.

  24. khawaja Mazhar

    Reminds of low spark of high heeled boys with this keyboard riff.

  25. khawaja Mazhar

    My life is set with the advent of YouTube! Thank you YouTube!

  26. Mark O'Malley

    Wonderful. Heard Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen are...BACK. Slow Hand Enjoy While We Can.

  27. Shashwat Thakur

    That jam just made my night! Fantastic!

  28. Luis Correa

    Clásico con clase ..Gracias MAESTROS..uffffffff

  29. tarik benbelkacem

    Yeah guy's

  30. Jakob Ashkelon

    Is Eric Idle on keyboards? He looks like though

    Sgt Jack

    That coment is an insult..... How could u have a go at Chris Stainton?

  31. 8:16 am

    Do bongs and listen to Clapton

  32. Paul C

    Musta listened to this bout a million times

    Anne O Connor

    Paul C me too

  33. kevin cheatim

    I posted something about this video but it seems like some motherfucker erased it like I said before I didn't know Mr winwood knew how to play an axe he's known for being a keyboard player he ate it up with slow hands Eric Clapton Steve winwood rocked with both the Spencer Davis group and traffic

  34. Susan Bettega

    The Masters at work!!! So fine, so effortless.....Magical!!! SB

  35. July kóe

    I want to dawnload this serise

  36. rick wallace


  37. Frank

    Clapton's guitar solo is just sublime !!!

  38. Fat Gay Dave

    You gotta love that keyboard!

  39. Carl Henry

    Darn good!!!

  40. Mark O'Malley

    Eric and Stevie. Best Guitar And Singers EVERS. Spine Chilling Great!!

  41. montauk6

    Bret Hitman Hart killin' it on the piano!

  42. Dominick Borgese

    We seem to always talk about the white powder, but not like this.

  43. 허승환

    Thanks jj cale for giving amazing music. RIP Cale

  44. Moog

    I'm not sure if Steve is a guitarist, but he plays very well. To be honest, he plays better than George Harrison or Keith Richards with Eric.

    Roger naidoo

    I don't think so

  45. ertho

    Is there any possibility for any other musicians to do this without a network?
    Your lucky Mr Clapton ......
    Keep on Man!

  46. Barbara Sengstack

    Two guitar greats playing together! So so good!

  47. Nick Johnson

    The whole crowd yells "cocaine"...

    Proof the war on drugs officially failed

  48. Zeek M

    Just remember he did "Forever man.", "Bad love.", "It's in the way that you use it.", and "Pretending."
    If there's a grammar error please correct it at you own chosen speed.

  49. Barry Archer

    pretty average really im afraid

    Garry H

    And you are ! ...

    Barry Archer

    I am merely a person with an opinion...if you note I don't denigrate their abilities just the fact that this is (in my opinion, which has no value of course) Just an average performance To me they are just going through the motions on this particular song...Normally I would rate Clapton & Windwood and of course the band members they use very highly but this time........

  50. Profiledek

    Cry baby sounds great on this tune

  51. Daya Pillay

    The human touch never ever happen again

  52. Michael Long

    Nose Candy

  53. Alvin Gomes

    wish had some

  54. Jakob Ashkelon

    The bloke on keyboards looks like Eric Idle

  55. Martha Muhs

    How wonderful is Steve Winwood?

  56. jim dartouzos

    Fucking Awesome

    Alvin Gomes

    yes it is

  57. mark savory

    Eric Clapton sounds the same NOW as he did 40+ years ago. Ooh those darn 70s sure miss the whole era!!!

  58. donny blondy

    that ladies and gentlemen is how you play a fucking guitar!

  59. kevin cheatim

    I always looked at Mr winwood as a keyboard player I had no idea he was a gutiarist he gives the drummer a lot of freedom when he's on rhythm gutiar

  60. Bob McIntyre

    This is a great video. They are excellent. Even better.
    It looks like they're having a blast. 👍🏼Rock on!

  61. Anita Mrohs


  62. Mark Sosnowski

    Not sure why someone would give a thumb's down. This is just a fun listen.

  63. Camillo Bongiovi


  64. richard lawless

    Wish Eric would just hurry up and own that word and yell ‘“DIIIIRRRTYEEEE ....cocaine!

  65. Alan Lane

    Chris Stainton has been playing for so many years !!! Remember "Mad Dogs and Englishmen"?

  66. Alan Lane

    I have seen them individually in concert, but would love to see them performing together, like this....

  67. John Bryant

    Where's sharron and michelle.?

  68. Exotic Departures

    He left out... "if you want to crawl the carpet, baby we can park it...cocaine"

    Silvio Rocha

    Só sei que ele é um dos magos da guitarra

  69. Timothy St John

    mix the keyboard DOWN - he's annoying at best. otherwise this is a great reunion

  70. jmack619

    great job of not capturing the piano solo at the end camera guys!!

  71. Michael Rossi

    perfect "jam" song...........damn

  72. Michele Mendolicchio

    💚B❤️ B. GIORNO YT.
    ERIC C.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  73. Jay Dean


  74. David James

    The keyboards just don't fit in. Also, a boring song even with the great SW involved - sorry.

  75. Carl Crow

    more cow bell please


    Cocaine don't Lie...

  77. Michelle

    How many times have I said this Winwood is sooo good n so is Chris (keyboard player)

  78. Virgilio Ortiz Garcia

    More than discusse who is the best, we have to enjoy this kind of gaps. Since Blind Faith these two musicians showed to be the best. But their destinity were opposite.

  79. Gretchen Skidmore


  80. Eleftherio Stylianou

    You are a great guitarist god bless Master Clapton never stop playing

  81. joseph

    Simply the BEST rock and blues musicians playing BRILLIANTLY and singing with soul!!!!

  82. LVL3TV

    what guitar did eric use was that a silver sky PRS ?

  83. Andrew Blackadder

    Eric like many of us that age had done our fair share of Cocaine however Steve Winwood never turned on to anything, he was a straight arrow, clean Jesus freak kind of guy, but he still knew how to rock even when he was 16-17 years old and singing, playing Piano, in his cousins band The Spencer Davies Group and then Traffic and then Blind Faith, I was along all those years, seen Blind Faith in Hyde Park in whatever year it was either 1968 or 69 as those two years kinda come together as one in my head....

  84. vlad nabokov

    Two Masters.

  85. Shawn Beck

    Two great guitarist jamming together. On one great song! If you don't like this VIDEO. You must be dead! Long live Rock n Roll Baby! SHAWN

  86. FMHammyJ

    Three of the greatest....(Chris Staiton on piano)....

  87. Diane Fiddler


  88. Dominick Borgese

    If you like the blues, you got to take her out. You know what I mean. Beautiful guitars, and the keyboard. Light it up.

  89. Vesna Krstovic

    “Cocaine” is actually a song by J.J. Cale in 1976 but ultimately known for the Eric Clapton cover in 1977 and eventually added in 1980 to his album Slowhand.

    Clapton used cocaine and alcohol as a way to curb his heroin addiction and he felt that he was able to sing about it because he didn’t believe it controlled his life and he could quit whenever he wanted.

    Eric Clapton clearly stated that the song is – “quite cleverly anti-cocaine”.

    In an interview (reference here) he said –

    It’s no good to write a deliberate anti-drug song and hope that it will catch. Because the general thing is that people will be upset by that. It would disturb them to have someone else shoving something down their throat. So the best thing to do is offer something that seems ambiguous—that on study or on reflection actually can be seen to be “anti"—which the song "Cocaine” is actually an anti-cocaine song. If you study it or look at it with a little bit of thought … from a distance … or as it goes by … it just sounds like a song about cocaine. But actually, it is quite cleverly anti-cocaine.

  90. Vesna Krstovic

    If you want to hang out, you've gotta take her out, cocaine
    If you want to get down, get down on the ground, cocaine
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,
    If you got that lose, you want to kick them blues, cocaine
    When your day is done, and you want to ride on cocaine
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,
    If your day is gone, and you want to ride on, cocaine
    Don't forget this fact, you can't get it back, cocaine
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,
    She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie,

  91. Joyce Johnson

    I replace cocaine with "propane", my heating source, amuses me..

  92. Antonio Nuvoli

    penso che Steve Winwood come chitarrista non abbia bisogno di... presentazioni... Due ARTISTI in UNO

  93. Rıfat Hubbezoğlu

    unexpected piano!

  94. Dominick Borgese

    Eric plays this his own solo in Cocaine. Plus Steve, and the keyboard player. We got better as we got older.

  95. just an average guy

    All around one of the best versions ever.

  96. David Griffin

    Great lead

  97. Ted Ellis

    I was going to make a comment on this performance, then I read all the other comments - yeh. ok, agreed!

  98. Mark Anthony

    That keyboard man was pissed okay, sounds good though, it's different it's like he was fighting you throw it back at him.

  99. Osprexx

    Eric Clapton is the reason I own a Fender American Stratocaster.