"When I'm High" as written by and Andrew F. Wilkes-krier....
When I'm riding...
Well, I can tell from the road ahead,
That the road is long,

And when I'm flying...
Well, I can tell from the way it feels,
That it can't be wrong,

Woah
You can't tell me about the way it was,
And you can't show me what a real man does,
But I can see what you do with my eye,

When I'm high...
Well, I can see myself,
And not know where I am,

And when I'm dying...
Well, I can loose my breathe,
And still have full command,

Woah
You can't see me like the way I can,
You're talking to me but you never listen, man,
And I won't to listen to the way you were,
Or why you had to do it like you did to her,
I'm hanging by a thread from the fabric of the open sky,
When I'm high...

When I'm lying...
Well, I don't claim to speak your truth,
Or keep your peace,
And that confirms I never knew your disbelief,
And now you see me where I stand
With your bride

When I'm high...


Lyrics submitted by SixAces, edited by hornytheclown

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    General CommentThis is a slightly confusing song, but it reminds me of an earlier song--Pushing Drugs--on Close Calls With Brick Walls. It's a man that is being criticized because he likes to partake in some unnamed drugs. But unlike Pushing Drugs, in the song, the drug user is the good guy. The user is explaining why the accuser can't really know what it is like, and why he is wrong.

    The first verse is just talking about life in general, and how long and perhaps grating it is. The second is about how good he feels when he is high. He also says, later on, that he can "see" or understand himself when he's high. The tough parts of life seem to make more sense.

    Throughout the song, I get the feeling that the drug user is the son of the person criticizing him. You get the feeling he is overly critical, and kind of a jerk.

    I think the father has had another negative experience with his wife (Or why you had to do it like you did to her). Which makes me feel like the mother in the situation ends up siding with the son/user (Now you see me where I stand, with you bride).
    hornytheclownon September 17, 2012   Link

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