I was only making the move
Trying very hard to get back to you
I was only chilling in style
Make a move to kill in an awful while

I was only trying to get by
I was only trying to get high

I was only acting the part
If the rest don't take a part of it
I was only breaking my back a while
To making money to be a cat a while

I was only trying to get high
I was only trying to get high
Before the sunrise, rise, rise, rise, rise, rise, rise, rise

I was only trying to get high
I was only trying to get high
I was only trying to get high
It said
I was only trying to get high
Before the sunrise at the dawn


Lyrics submitted by HeathroBonk

Bushwick Junkie song meanings
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    General Commentwhats this from?
    zachharrismenton September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo Spirit Back The Mews (compilation)
    HeathroBonkon September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBushwick is a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn.
    Perhaps the words of a junkie from the area.
    It is interesting to note: the song progresses like a drug addiction. Starting out at just "chilling in style" and just "acting the part" and only temporary but then degressing to repeated distorted "I was only trying to get high"
    zachharrismenton December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs where I think that if I had written it and shared it with friends, I would seem either deaf or just an embarrassing excuse for a musician. Because Sufjan wrote it though, I can hear through the apparent ugliness of the whole thing and realize that only a talented musician could have written such an unpleasant piece of music. In the most encouraging way towards Sufjan ever, I couldn't have written a song this bad, for I'm not that good of a musician. Woof.
    atticon June 22, 2009   Link

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