"High for This" as written by and Adrien Gough Abel Tesfaye....
You don't know
What's in store
But you know what you're here for
Close your eyes
Lay yourself beside me
Ohh
Hold tight
For this ride
We don't need no protection
Come on love
We don't need attention

Open your hand
Take a glass
Don't be scared
I'm right here
Even though
You don't roll
Trust me girl
You wanna be high for this

Take it off
You want it off
'Cause I know
What you're feeling
It's okay,
Girl I feel it too

Let it beat
Baby breathe
I swear I'm right here
We'll be good
I promise, we'll be so good
Ehh

Open your hand
Take a glass
Don't be scared
I'm right here
Even though
You don't roll
Trust me girl
You wanna be high for this

You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this
You wanna be high for this yeahh ey oh
You wanna be high for this


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"High for This" as written by Adrien Gough Abel Tesfaye

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  • +7
    General CommentThese lyrics are terrifying. It leaves so much up to the mind. Someone about to have sex, but it's certainly more than they are used to, and the song's narrator is coaxing them into it line-by-line. "You want to be high for this" -- the pure hedonism of the song is so intense that it's almost scary just how everything else is thrown out the window.
    AndrewVSon October 11, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General Commentdefinitely about having sex while rolling... which is amazing, by the way
    alicynon December 07, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI do understand how most people could interpret his song as scary and terrifying, a "bad guy" coaxing a nice, trusting girl to surrender her body to him, but that is not what I felt when I first heard it. It comforted me - I have been in a situation where I called up my boyfriend that I was supposed to be broken up with, and we went dancing, alone, just the two of us at a random club. We held each other's bodies tight, and we both didn't know exactly what was in store, but we both knew what we were there for. We both knew that in our right, "sober" minds, we would not, and should not be close to each other. We knew we had to be "high" for this. (difference was that we were drunk not high) We ended up at his place, in his oh-so-familiar bed, and it was so lustful and carefree, just giving in to something we knew we shouldn't be doing. It was so easy, we just knew what the other was thinking and it was so beautiful. In the end, it ultimately caused more pain, dragging the end of our relationship out, but it was just something we needed to do, but we both had to be "high" for it. This song comforted me, and reminded me that everyone has moments of weakness.
    rachellepattenon June 19, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric Correction"Come alone; we don't need attention"
    minutemanon February 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are terrifying. It leaves so much up to the mind. Someone about to have sex, but it's certainly more than they are used to, and the song's narrator is coaxing them into it line-by-line. "You want to be high for this" -- the pure hedonism of the song is so intense that it's almost scary just how everything else is thrown out the window.
    AndrewVSon October 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is terrifying in the most awesome way possible. And I think "Don't be scared. I'm right here." Is the most terrifying line on the entire album. Seriously, the narrator just seems like a bad, bad dude. Fantastic track.
    awesomo1000on March 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike many others have said, this song is definitely about having sex while on MDMA or ecstasy.

    "even though, you don't roll ..." -> the term "rolling" is used when someone is high on ecstasy

    "open your hand, take a glass" -> the girl needs to open her hand to take the capsule from him and needs a glass of water to swallow it or the powder
    fudgesicleon January 12, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNastiest album of 2011
    jholsteon May 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song's about "rolling" ecstasy and having sex.
    meloydipthongon August 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentp.s. that comment was directed @ meloydipthong.
    fffffffuuuuuuuon October 26, 2011   Link

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