The Velvet Underground- Waiting for the Man


People who have never been involved with drugs often have this secret belief that somehow it's a bit glamorous or mysterious.  But, as anyone who has ever been addicted knows, it's actually one of the most tedious things ever. You spend your life waiting for dealers, who are universally late and very hard to get hold of when there's 'no news'. You are then forced to hang out in weird places waiting with other poor desperates, because somehow loitering near said dealers house feels less hopeless than waiting at home and calling a mobile that's permanently switched off.

The Velvet Underground got this. They even wrote a song about it: