"Because I Got High" as written by and Joseph Foreman....
I was gonna clean my room until I got high
I was gonna get up and find the broom but then I got high
My room is still messed up and I know why
'Cause I got high

I was gonna go to class before I got high
I coulda cheated and I coulda passed but I got high
I am taking it next semester and I know why
'Cause I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna go to work but then I got high
I just got a new promotion but I got high
Now I'm selling dope and I know why
'Cause I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna go to court before I got high
I was gonna pay my child support but then I got high
They took my whole paycheck and I know why
'Cause I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I wasn't gonna run from the cops but I was high
I was gonna pull right over and stop but I was high
Now I am a paraplegic, and I know why, 'cause I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna pay my car note until I got high
I wasn't gonna gamble on the boat but then I got high
Now the tow truck is pulling away and I know why
'Cause I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna make love to you but then I got high
I was gonna eat yo pussy too but then I got high
Now I'm jacking off and I know why
'Cause I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I messed up my entire life because I got high
I lost my kids and wife because I got high
Now I'm sleeping on the sidewalk and I know why
'Cause I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I'm gonna stop singing this song because I'm high
I'm singing this whole thing wrong because I'm high
And if I don't sell one copy I know why
'Cause I'm high
Because I'm high
Because I'm high


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"Because I Got High" as written by Joseph Foreman

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  • +4
    Song MeaningActually, this song is satiric. It is actually making FUN of people who get high. If you really read into it, specifically toward the end, "I messed up my entire life" "I lost my kids and my wife", he is saying DO NOT get high, these things could happen to you. "Sleeping on the sidewalk" because your addiction must be fed with whatever money you make. Had the writer not been high, maybe his life would have turned out better.
    emoanimeduckyon April 15, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe meaning is quite clear actually. It's about how the person in the song messed up everything because they got high instead, humorous song but um yeah if you sit on your duff smoking pot this is what you'll be like.
    starfireon August 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song speaks to the hungry hustler in all of us, who have vices that chain us down, and struggle with doing the right things over staying in our comfort zone. A man who's life is falling apart before him, can't even grasp the severity of his predicament because he's trapped in a humorous state of dilution.
    lildonkeron March 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou can really tell the only reason he made this song or even got a record deal was becase....he got high. haha. yeah it's a funny song but after a while it just gets depressing. i mean i know people who are actually like that and it's pretty pathetic. yeah man smokin pot is all shibby but not when it becomes your life and you rearrange your life around it. but meh that's just what i think
    zekey babyon January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone got a blunt? :-D
    spc04on January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am off home to spark up a fatty soon - will think of you spc04!
    Coz_I_got_highon January 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is good advice!
    Duckiion January 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember when everyone loved this song... I still do, I find it hilarious.
    walking-catastropheon February 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrightfull jay and silent bob theme
    tasslehoffon March 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAight ya'll are gonna laugh ur asses off at me but like everyone else at first this song was some funny shit ya kno? but after 420 and i saw what happened to ppl *because they got high* i became throughly disgusted with the song because it really isn't that funny if u think about it.
    sassymaddyon April 23, 2002   Link

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