"High Time" as written by Robert C. Hunter & Jerome J. Garcia...
You told me goodbye, how was I to know
You didn't mean goodbye, you meant please don't let me go
I was having a high time, living the good life, well I know
The wheels are muddy, got a ton of hay
Now listen here, baby, 'cause I mean what I say

I'm having a hard time, living the good life, well I know
I was losing time, I had nothing to do
No one to fight, I came to you

Wheels broke down, leader won't draw
The line is busted, the last one I saw
Tomorrow come trouble, tomorrow come pain
Now don't think too hard baby, 'cause you know what I'm saying

I could show you a high time, living the good life, don't be that way
Nothing's for certain, it could always go wrong
Come in when it's raining, go on out when it's gone
We could have us a high time, living the good life, well I know

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"High Time" as written by Robert C. Hunter Jerome J. Garcia

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    General CommentIt's about two souls that are intertwined, perhaps part fantasy and part reality. The reality is that they're broken and it's complicated. When he needs someone she's there, but maybe when he says, "i was having a high time living the good life," he's referring to drugs. When he's not high, she's the one he goes to. Seems perhaps they've known each other for a while and the relationship is deeper than just sexual.

    The song is so intimate and beautiful. Just so beautiful. Not even sure what it's about, but it does seem contradictory. I guess he wants his cake and to eat it too. He wants all of the goods of a relationship without the work, just when he's lonely. I personally like to think of it as a song about a deeper connection that could be everything, but for whatever reason it's just not happening.

    I have only a couple of soul connections, neither of them are necessarily sexual, but I've thought sometimes maybe they should be or could be. I've thought, why can't this happen, it could all be so perfect, but it never does. No one makes a move and we go through seeing one another go through our troubles separately, when we could be together, but not all connections are meant to be that way. You can be patient, but sometimes waiting isn't worth it and you just have to try to move on even though that person will always mean a great deal to you.
    DunkingGalon January 10, 2013   Link

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