When I see you sky as a kite
As high as I might, I can't get that high
The how you move, the way you burst the clouds
It makes me want to try

And when I see you sticky as lips
As licky as trips, I can't lick that far
But when you pout, the way you shout out loud
It makes me want to start
And when I see you happy as a girl
That swims in a world of a magic show
It makes me bite my fingers through
To think I could've let you go

And when I see you take the same sweet steps
You used to take, I say
"I'll keep on holding you in my arms so tight
I'll never let you slip away"

And when I see you kitten as a cat
Yeah, as smitten as that, I can't get that small
The way you fur, the how you purr
It makes me want to paw you all
And when I see you happy as a girl
That lives in a world of make-believe
It makes me pull my hair all out
To think I could've let you leave

And when I see you take the same sweet steps
You used to take, I know
I'll keep on holding you in my arms so tight
They'll never let you go (never let you go)

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High Lyrics as written by Porl Thompson Robert James Smith

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  • +4
    General Commenti think its simple ... he let some girl go who meant a lot to him, but he never knew it then. now he sees her again, and he realizes that he still loves her. but she's moved on. she's happy, free without him. he keeps on holding on (to her, to hope) and will never ever let her go again.
    sparkle21on March 14, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe way he views the "girl" in this song makes me think he realizes how special she is, how every step she takes, every breath, every touch she throws his way he will not take for granted. He found the one that makes him complete. It is true when guys fall in love they see the women as a girl..and all they want too do is please and make her happy, like when she was younger and didnt realize how cruel and unjust the world is.

    i said to myself many years ago that when i found someone like the girl in this song i would never let her go...Over the years as i watched myself grow older and the sand of time in my hour glass of life fall before me, i didnt think i would ever find this person... till a few weeks ago. Kristy. She is just like this girl to me... she has soo many levels i could never explore them all....she makes me wonder all the time... i can never reach her, and never make her as happy as she should be. Ill never make her see how much i care for her.

    She makes me feel so young and happy, i could just sit for hours and listen to her voice, watch her paint, or just be near her for hours. Shes the person i want to grow even older with, she makes me complete.
    She gives me the contrast i need in life, the happy and loving feeling and the sad, alone, and scared feeling when i dont talk to her.. reminds me that everything has a beginning and an ending...its the middle that matters..

    She has completely turned me inside out and upside down, im lost inside myself b/c of her. Every time i will see her, ill feel like a 12 year old boy that just touched a boob for the first time.. This song is exactly how i see her in my mind and how much i love her...On a good note.. this song doesnt have a sad ending.. hopefully kristy and I will not.

    Kristy im forever indebt to you for giving me the chance to be in your life. Love K.
    suicidemoonon March 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is so magical...
    candycarlottaon July 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's a love song, pure and simple. And a beautiful one at that.
    InTroubleon May 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBilentently this song is about class A drugs, speed/estacy; -...

    Verse 1 -..
    'When I see you sky as a kite. As high as I might' (High from the drugs)...
    - 'The how you move' (Body reacts diff when up on drugs)...

    Verse 2 -...
    'When I see you sticky as lips.As licky as trips' (You would get clamey when on drugs.)...
    'But when you pout.The way you shout out loud' (Givs more confidence when high, so may talk more & louder)...

    Verse 3: -...
    'And when I see you kitten as a cat. Yeas as smitten as a cat' (Lovedup on the drugs)...
    'And when I see you happy as a girl.That lives in a world of make-believe' (End day, its a fake happiness)...

    ...ThE eNd...
    distant_sanityon July 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is going to sound a bit stupid but I always thought this song was about Simon Gallup. He took way too many drugs in '92, didn't he?

    "And when I see you happy as a girl"
    Simon's a man! And in some cases, drugs can make a person happy.

    "When I see you sky as a kite
    As high as I might
    I can't get that high
    The how you move
    The way you burst the clouds
    It makes me want to try"
    This, to me, means that Robert was trying to help him and maybe even make him stop taking drugs but it was impossible.

    Laugh at my theory if you'd like, I can't help myself either. I have silly little thoughts.
    Hello Imageon January 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a girl bringing him higher, he can't believe he took something so precious for granted and almost lost it. Falling in love again. Wonderful.
    NickTheStripperon December 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can relate to this song alot, I was so madly in love with my friend and i never really worked up the courage to tell her how desperately i needed her. Well turns out she liked me too and now i have to watch her be perfectly happy and have fun with her new boyfriend (when is see you sky as a kite) and know i cant really be as happy as they are (as high as i might i cant get that high) so i just can imagine how good i couldve had it if i diddnt let her go...(makes me bite my fingers through to think i couldve let you go)
    King of Some Islandon February 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh, and I think the song is inspired by Shelley's ode "To a Skylark," which is quoted in the sleeve of the Wish album. The poem and the song are both about marveling at the beauty and carefree joy of another.

    The connection between the song and poem is more thematic than lyrical, but there are hints. The word "sky" in the first line of the song evokes the title of the poem, and the title of the song evokes the second stanza of Shelley's poem:

    Higher still and higher
    From the earth thou springest,
    Like a cloud of fire;
    The blue deep thou wingest,
    And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.

    Google the poem and read it slowly; you will see how the sentiment of the poem inspired the song.
    mrpinkeyeon June 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about a man (grown-up) who's in love with a girl (teenager) and the way she is sometimes immature and wild but he still loves her.
    well that's just my interpretation... this song is beautiful anyway
    tefon January 07, 2008   Link

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