Classic Hit Academy - Songs that Reference Cannabis - The Joker - Steve Miller

It is The line “I’m a midnight toker” that is the marijuana reference in this 1973 hit by Steve Miller.

How did Miller get away with it back in 1974? It might have something to do with the fact many of the lyrics just don’t make sense. “Some people call me the Space Cowboy, Some people call me the gangster of love. Some people call me Maurice, cause I speak with the pompatus of love” What does that mean. Not much really it’s just Miller taking the titles and lines from some of his earlier songs and stringing them together

Many stoners related to “midnight toker” line in this song, and in 2012, Spin magazine named it the most commercially successful pot song of all time.

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