Indie Country: Angaleena Presley Pain Pills Music Video

Angaleena Presley Pain Pills

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Watch rising country singer Angaleena Presley's powerful music video for "Pain Pills" . . .

Angaleena Presley released Pain Pills on her solo debut album American Middle Class.  Angaleena gained attention as a member of the Pistol Annies trio with Miranda Lambert.  Pain Pills is about the prescription pain pill abuses and addictions occurring across rural america.   Presley is the daughter of a coal miner and was raised in the small town of Beauty, Kentucky.

In an interview about the song, Angaleena stated, “Addiction has really changed the face of my personal life and a lot of things in my family. That song just haunts me,  If there’s anything I would get up on a soapbox for, it’s prescription medication. I just think it’s a travesty how careless doctors are with that stuff. It still happens. You don’t hand a 16-year-old a bottle of heroin and say, ‘Here you go. Just quit taking these after 12.’ Let’s start talking about it, let’s get some resources; let’s get some help.”

Watch the music video and check out the lyrics below.

Angaleena Presley Pain Pills Music Video

 

Pain Pills Lyrics

When Davey dropped dead the papers said he was a football hero
Kids all cried and the rumors died and before he was in the ground
Jimmy was up on the strip job sucking another one down
When Vicky got out it took about a week to catch the fever
Went across town to Doctor Brown begging for some pain pills

Pain pills, a little bit of hurt is surely gonna kill
A lot of good people in these here hills
Lord won’t you save us from these old pain pills

When Hazel Jean died, her mother tried to say it was pneumonia
The minister’s wife told a bold-faced lie to protect her daughter’s name
When half of the congregation was hooked on the very same thing
When Tommy caught wind that his Uncle Tim was about to die from cancer
Went to his house and broke the door down trying to steal some pain pills

Pain pills, a little bit of hurt is surely gonna kill
A lot of good people in these here hills
Lord won’t you save us from these old pain pills

The girl next door’s on the bathroom floor
Thinking ’bout taking her a little bit more
Ain’t never been this bad before

Had enough of these pain pills, pain pills
A little bit of hurt is surely gonna kill
A lot of good people in these here hills
Oh Lord won’t you save us from these old pain pills

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