"High In The City" as written by and Lou Reed....
I got the time I got my feet
Let's go hit the street
High in the city, high in the city
I got my mace and you got your knife
You gotta protect your own life
High in the city, high in the city

I want to get high high in the city
I want to stay alive here in the city
I want to stay high high in the city
High in the city, high in the city

Let's not walk down Sutton Place
You know everybody there got an Akitas
High in the city, high in the city
Don't want to talk politics today
I feel too good let me have my way
High in the city, high in the city

Let's grap a pie, let's hit the park
I'll kiss and hug you till it gets dark
Here in the city, getting high in the city
High in the city and you're looking so pretty
Feelin' pretty witty, gettin' high off of the city
High in the city

Watch out for that guy on your right
Seen him on the news last Saturday night
He was high in the city
Hey, look they're setting fire to that jeep
There's not much you can keep
High in the city, high in the city

I want to get high high in the city
I want to stay alive alive in the city
I want to stay high high in the city
High in the city, high in the city
So many people feeling low
And there's only one way to go to
Get high in the city, high in the city


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"High in the City" as written by Lou Reed Gary Moore

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    General CommentI think it's mostly about self-preservation and selfishness. He's talking about rich people who want to stay away from low lifes and ignore everyone else's problems so they can feel ok. Related to the line, "There are problems in these times, but none of them are mine" (from Beginning to see the light). I think the last part might be a reference to drugs. Life is so crazy in the city some people have to drug themselves in order to stay sane.
    thebodiesobtainedon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe whole song is a reference to drugs - not just the last bit
    bkrisheron November 21, 2008   Link

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