"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
  • +3
    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
  • +1
    General CommentNo, you are the one who fucking sucks, and it's never gonna go to the negatives. However I give you and honestyormystery a -100 for contributing intelligent comments.
    toolapcon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does not glorify smoking, it tries to denounce it. In an interview, Afroman said he wrote this list of things he was going to do, but never accomplished because he was high, and it turned into a song. So the next time you kick back and get ready to spark up, think about if there's anything more important you could be doing.
    nietzsche_66on May 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFUCK YOU UseYourIllusion!!!!! This song is geil!!!
    Franzon June 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPapa Roacher 5k...you say "he just made the song for the sheer sake of making a song" and "this has no meaning or purpose", however, i'm sure that afroman made more money making this song than you will make in your entire lifetime...you're just jealous you didn't think of it first.
    SCbabie23on July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh yeah...and you must be a really cool guy if you have nothing better to do than "sit here and hit '1' on the voting bar until this songs rating falls into the negatives"...you're a fag
    SCbabie23on July 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIT's funny if u ask me. It tells about the negative aspects of smoking weed but in a funny way so it doesn't sound like a damn speech. yall just need 2 stop hat-n on it
    kisses32on September 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentuh PapaRoacher_5k how can something go into the negatives if u keep pressing 1... uh it cant go below 0! DER! uh anyway it makes me mad when ppl bitch about this song cuz it teachin a lesson... doin drugs can fuck up ur life really bad. anyway its just a song and its frickin hilarious too!
    funkymonkey008on May 11, 2003   Link

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