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Dave Grohl: 'Everybody Must Get Stoned'

As part of their "Hanukkah Sessions," Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin recorded eight songs written by Jewish musicians. For Night 5, they broke out Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35."

It's the song that most people know as "Every Must Get Stoned," because of the chorus. The title was a ruse so the song could get airplay. It peaked at No. 2 in 1966. CelebStoner has designated "Rainy Day Women" as the No. 4 Classic Stoner Song of All Time. Check it out thr original here.

Here are the lyrics:

Well, they'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
And they'll stone you when you're there all alone

But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they'll stone you when you're walking on the street
They'll stone you when you're tryin' to keep your seat
They'll stone you when you're walkin' on the floor
They'll stone you when you're walkin' to the door

But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They'll stone you when you're at the breakfast table
They'll stone you when you are young and able
They'll stone you when you're tryin' to make a buck
Then they'll stone you and then they'll say "good luck"

Tell ya what, I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they'll stone you and say that it's the end
Then they'll stone you and then they'll come back again
They'll stone you when you're riding in your car
They'll stone you when you're playing your guitar

Yes, but I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned alright

Well, they'll stone you when you walk all alone
They'll stone you when you are walking home
They'll stone you and then say you are brave
They'll stone you when you are set down in your grave

But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Recorded during the Blonde on Blonde sessions, band members reportedly lit up. Dylan was inspired by Ray Charles' "Let's Go Get Stoned" (No. 31, 1966), written by Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson.

The Black Crowes' version of "Rainy Day Women" appeared on the NORML benefit album Hempilation: Freedom Is NORML in 1995. 

The Hanukkah Sessions songs are:

Night 1: "Sabotage" - The Beastie Boys

Night 2: "Hotline Bling" - Drake

Night 3: "Mississippi Queen" - Mountain

Night 4: "Fuck the Pain Away" - Peaches

Night 5: "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" - Bob Dylan

Nigh 6: "Connection" - Elastica

Nigh 7 - "Frustrated" - The Knack

Night 8: "Rock and Roll" - Velvet Underground

 

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.