You wake up every morning you wash your
face you brush your teeth you start smoking crack you don’t shower for three, four days things just don’t matter anymore because the only thing you’re focused on
is the getting and using of crack cocain,
that’s the bottom line My name is Jason Downtown they call me “Snake” after Jake the Snake Roberts, the wrestler and I’v been on the streets almost 20 years now like off and on, from crack house to crack house. I used to sleep on
the roof of the church, the stairway at the hotel, up here a lot of people down here they know me, a lot of people and then say, Snake man there’s something different about you what it is that I have a spiritual
connection to the higher power I was the only child until I was 8 then I had a brother born in 1981, March 11th he’s been dead 26 years twenty seven almost twenty eight, probably and he got hit by a car when was eleven years old, my brother was three and a half because as my parents kinda sorta blamed eachother they were all worried about their own stuff I needed counseling but they didn’t see that three days later the day of the funeral
some of the older guys in the neighbourhood they somked me on a joint of gold seal hash I slept all night, I slept good I didn’t feel no pain It was the day of my brothers funeral and I,..it didn’t hurt so that was it, that was the gateway right there, hash the weed, then alcohol at forteen, and acid and crack at eighteen and heroin at ninteen, for ten years I did heroin. Back then I was about 250 pounds I had hair down to my waist. I was pretty. I didn;t have any scars on my face.
If you see now, I forget where it is this is one dealer I tried to rob another dealer with a exacto this was a piece of glass this was a gun Just couple of weeks ago, at Isbella over there and the gun went off and it went between my head and ear, and took some of my hair off I ws never so scared in my life. the number one reason for people
becoming homeless, I believe is addiction some type of addiction either to money to drugs, to sex. I had these different problems growing up Which I believe lead me to the point of frustration as a, as a
child. So then I started using drugs and acid and actors, there is no way back. Just go ask Alice (Alice in Wonderland), right ? when i tried drugs I didn’t feel that frutration that anger that paint anymore. that void, I didn’t feel it. I found a friend and it had me right there it just becomes a whirlwind like the Tasmanian Devil. your life willrun right through a brick wall and you don’t even understand what just
happened to you because little by little each line that you cross, that you say you never do there are just certain things you don’t do I’v across those boundaries and spiritually I believe that
when the devil gets you to cross one boundry the next one is easier and easier and the next thing you know it’s so common ground for you now this is just the way you think it’s
the way you live it’s the way you act the drugs come from first they just they take over your whole mind my plans for the future are to get the F*ck out of out of the situation I’m in anyway I can because I believe if I dwell on
things I’ll consume them If you wake up every day and all you want
is to make money, that’s all you gonna do If you want crack, that’s all you gonna get well you know what I want life that’s all I can say man Thanks for listening I choose life.