1970-10-04 Hollywood, USA / Piece of my Heart / Stück meines Herzens / Pedaço do meu Coração / Pedazo de mi Corazón

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Oh, come on, come on, come on, come on! –

The 27 Club is a remembrance, celebrating popular musicians who died at the age of twenty-seven. On October 4, 1970, producer Paul Rothchild drove to the Landmark Motor Hotel in Hollywood where Janis Joplin was staying. He saw Joplin’s psychedelically painted Porsche 356 C Cabriolet in the parking lot and found her dead on the floor beside her bed, cause of death was a heroin overdose.

As a teenager, Joplin befriended a group of outcasts, got bullied in high school, became overweight and suffered with acne, kids would routinely call her names like ‘Pig’, ‘Freak’, ‘Nigger lover’, or ‘Creep’. Joplin cultivated a rebellious manner, was arrested for shoplifting and the two years that followed, increased her drug use and acquired a reputation as a ‘Speed freak’ and occasional heroin user. By early 1969, Joplin was allegedly shooting at least $200 worth of heroin per day (equivalent to $1300 in 2016).

Joplin appeared at Woodstock starting at approximately 2:00 a.m., on August 17, 1969 as one of the main attractions of the historic concert. Faced with a ten-hour wait at the backstage area, Joplin shot heroin and drank alcohol and her voice became slightly hoarse and wheezy and she struggled to dance; still very much engaged with the crowd, asking if they had everything they needed and if they were staying stoned.

Joplin’s had a few significant relationships with men but also had multiple relationships with women. Basically all relationships broke off because of Joplin’s hard drug use and her sexual relationships with other people.

Didn’t I make you feel like you were the only man? yeah!
An’ didn’t I give you nearly everything
that a woman possibly can?
Honey, you know I did!
And each time I tell myself that I,
well I think I’ve had enough,
But I’m gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.

I want you to come on, come on, come on,
come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now,
darling, yeah,
Oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it if it makes you feel good,
Oh, yes indeed.

You’re out on the streets looking good,
And baby deep down in your heart
I guess you know that it ain’t right,
Never, never, never, never, never,
never hear me when I cry at night,
Babe, and I cry all the time!
But each time I tell myself that I,
well I can’t stand the pain,
But when you hold me in your arms,
I’ll sing it once again.

I’ll say come on, come on, come on, come on and take it!
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby.
Oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah,
Oh, have a!
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

I need you to come on, come on, come on,
come on and take it,
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!
Oh, oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart,
now darling, yeah, c’mon now.
Oh, oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby.
You know you got it!

Take it!
Take it!
Take another little piece of my heart now, baby,
Oh, break it!
Break another little bit of my heart, now darling,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, have a
Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, hey,
You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good!

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