"American high" as written by Robert Conrad Flynn, Ahrue Luster, Adam Duce and Dave Mcclain....
I was that kid sittin' over
In the corner,
Smiling with a shit-eating
Grin
And I was that kid smilin' in
The back of class
'Cause I'm fryin' on mescaline
I was that kid drinkin' 40's
On the bleachers
Getting drunk after school
Gettin' home too late,
Fallin' on my face,
Way too drunk to skate
And actin' a fool

I was that kid never doing
Good at
Nothing except for maybe
At P.E.
And I was that kid getting
Bullied by the
Filipinos rollin with ABT
Me and my friends reading
The satanic bible thinking
We should start a band
Cutting class to jam,
Cutting class to jam
In my dad's garage we
Learned to

Act a fool - don't need to
Be cool
Pissed off too and
Breaking the rules
Mama told me stay in
School
Don't rock 'n roll
But this is my american
High

I was that kid that was
Crank-calling
Your girlfriend, couldn't
Get a goddamn date
And I was that kid that was
Getting hella busted for
Pissin' on the bart train
I fuckin' hated school
Except for hanging out
With my friends, the
Outcast that was
Startin' up a band
Fremont was the town,
California-bound,
Bay area sound, taught me
To

Act a fool - don't need to
Be cool
Pissed off too and
Breaking the rules
Mama told me stay in
School
Don't rock 'n roll
But this is my american
High

I'm that kid you tried to
Punk in english class
Now I'm in a band and
You're kissing my...

Asteroids beat out homework
Slayer beat out Zeppelin
Not the sharpest noggin
That's why I'm in this band

And what you got against
Me, I don't need a new job
What you got against me,
I'll get by on my own
Tellin' me I'm never getting
By from my songs
I love it when you're
Proven wrong

Act a fool - don't need to
Be cool
Pissed off too and
Breaking the rules
Mama told me stay in
School
Don't rock 'n roll
But this is my american
High

Act a fool - don't need to
Be cool
Break the rules
'cause this is my american
High.


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"American High" as written by Ahrue Luster Adam Duce

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  • 0
    General CommentMachine Head kicks ass....plain and simple
    EvilSmurfon May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty honest. but seriously, its no way near as good as the old stuff
    jesterphizeron July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn these lyrics are the definession (or however it is spelled) of what Nu Metal is - Stupid teenage shcool lyrics :(
    HungerForMoreon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow am i glad MH finally ditched this stuff and released and went back to their roots
    Disposition_987on October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOnly reason MH released Burning Red and Supercharger was because Roadrunner said that they wanted short, radio friendly songs. They tried and as you can see, they do it badly. The meaning of this song is basically Rob in his high school years... yeah.
    chambermanon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGet rid of most of Supercharger (trephination is awesome) and The Burning Red. Through the Ashes of Empires should have been their 3rd release. Still a bad ass band.
    Imperialski2000on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree trephination is good, as well as bulldozer, the rest of the album though is awful. This is probably the wrost song on the album and is a disgrace to the band.
    DEC0on October 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnothing wrong with supercharger and the burning red, i've been an MH fan since Burn My Eyes and personally I think that the burning red is the best, so to all of you wasting up space for us true MH fans

    Fuck You Very Much!
    GhostWishingon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe burning red and supercharger are great albums(honest and real),and american hidh is an awesome song,a "high-school song"-so what?!!...MH is a great and creative band.
    letaon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe burning red and supercharger are great albums(honest and real),and american hidh is an awesome song,a "high-school song"-so what?!!...MH is a great and creative band.
    letaon September 11, 2006   Link

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