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One Hundred Pills Per Person

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100 pills per person

And I'll never understand

How they could know what they were doing

But not ever give a damn

100 pills per person

Prescribed to me and you

By Johnston and Johnson

And proscribed by Purdue

And if they could do it all again

You know they'd do it just the same

100 pills per person

And big pharma getting paid

100 pills per person

And these profits stink of death

This classroom once was filled with kids

Now there's two thirds of them left


They’re gone down in Kentucky

They’re gone up there in Maine

Families ripped apart

That will never be the same

Mothers taken from their daughters

Fathers taken from their sons

100 pills per person

And we're nowhere close to done

100 pills per person

And that greed is here to stay

And if a man starts to run dry

He can get more the next day


100 pills per person

And nobody in jail

The kids all found their fixes

And their coffins found their nails

They think that they’re above the law

But their hands are soaked with blood

They’re gonna have to answer

When it’s time to be judged


From Let's Make a King, released July 9, 2020

Produced by Roy Gurel

Benjamin Adair Murphy - vocals

Roy Gurel – acoustic & electric guitars, bass, percussion, vocals

Gilber Gilmore - drums

Casey Shea - harmonica

Allison Langerak – vocals


Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Roy Gurel at Roiki Productions in Brooklyn, NYC

Additional recording done in Mexico City at La Bestia Studios by Juan Victor Belisario Figuera

Backing vocals recorded by Wyatt Tuzo and Allison Langerak in Brooklyn

Harmonica recorded by Casey Shea in Los Angeles


Music by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364) Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127) and Roy Gurel BMI (520647865)

Lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy

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