"High 5! (Rock the Catskills)" as written by and John Robert/simpson King....
High 5, High 5!
High 5, High 5!
[rappers]: " C'mon on! 8! Everybody! C'mon! 7! C'mon, now! 6! 5!
Aw, yeah, I like that shit."

When I arrive it's like a high 5
A slap in the face I love the taste
All my days with my wheelchair ways
Watch me die in my suicide high
I don't mean to cause a holy commotion
When I step to the room with a powerful motion
Leopard skin let the records spin
'Round and round with the speed of sound

High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from the Catskills!
High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from a casket!

Rocky mountain low we gotta go
Put that gadget in the random mode
Cripple candy rocking the Tandy
Rhumba, buckshot, doing the foxtrot
In my car sweating like a dog
Beers and chairs new frontiers
On my way from the 'Frisco Bay
Dixieland, soda-pop man

High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from the Catskills!
High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from a casket!

[spoken]:Yeah, put that machine in random mode
Talking about popping chocolate
Beck--Like in the last century
[rapper]: "Turn that shit off, man! What's wrong with you?
Man, get the other record!..............Damn!"

High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from a casket!
High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from a casket!
High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from a casket!

High 5! More dead than alive!
Rocking the plastic like a man from a casket!

[rapper]: "Ok, now. Who likes designer jeans. Everybody,
designer jeans!
say, say, say, say, say: Ooh, la la, sassoon!
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon! Everybody!
One more time, let me hear you say: Ooh, la la, sassoon!
Just do it everybody, c'mon! Now I want the ladies.
All the ladies, say: Sergio Valente!
Sing it, girls. Let me hear you say: Sergio Valente!
Say Jordache turned it up!"


Lyrics submitted by Ice

High 5! (Rock the Catskills) song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment"High 5! More dead than alive! Rocking the plastic like a man from a casket!"

    Creepy. High 5 is slang for HIV. Rocking the plastic could mean having sex with a condom.
    DaveMon July 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFreaking weird tune, but cool if you like distortion and weird noise. I really do.
    OpinionHeadon March 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHands down the weirdest track on Odelay, even if it is pretty cool. Was he just making fun of rap in general with it?
    YanYan108on April 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthahahahaha this song is the shit! Whenever my friends say "high five" I'm like "MORE DEAD THAN ALIVE!!!" and they're all like wtf? This song is crazy. My favorite song on odelay.
    DJgifon November 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat record is the turn that shit off sample from
    kyeoon July 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttthisssssssssss ong is so funnnnnnn
    SMUSER17000263on January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTURN THAT SHIT OFF MAN.

    They should start playing this on the radio stations across America. Then everyone'll be like
    "wow. like lol--um whose dis?"
    "beck."
    "ew. that loser guy? screw dat--i'ma try to get rich...or die tryin'."

    It'd be a fun reaction.
    But not as fun as this song. :]
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a really cool track, one of my favorites. Perhaps its a fun poke at the hip hop genre?
    TrendyClockworkon July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWhen I hear "Rocking the plastic like a man from the Catskills," I think of a dapper elderly gentleman who looks like Uncle Junior from The Sopranos burning up credit cards buying expensive souvenirs for his young, attractive, gum-snapping mistress while vacationing in the Catskill mountains. Which totally makes me love this song even more than I normally would.
    plimsoul89on November 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"High 5 more dead than alive"... at least on the 1st paragraph I understand that is talking about how terminal ill people spend their last days doped without knowing that they are going to die... it is sad, a friend of mine is dying from cancer and he is all the times high...

    "Watch me die in my suicide high"
    ricardo2vnon November 01, 2016   Link

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