High Times
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Coma kid taught me how
He'd come to follow you around
Wherever you go
Said I don't go where I'm supposed to go

And I don't go really anywhere you know
Told me how he's driven by a curse
'Til he kicked out into reverse
Said I don't go where I'm supposed to go
And I don't go really anywhere you know
I made up my mind and I don't mind saying so
I went to meet you at central square
And when I couldn't find you there

I went walking around the city some more
People watching with a cold blank stare
And I saw your face in everyone I swear
Seems I never get your kick quite right

I was walkin' slow to a dirty dive
I'm so sick and tired tryin' to change your mind
When its so easy to disconnect mine

High times
High times
High times
Yeah I feel fine
High times
High times
High times

Man I feel fine
Don't pick me up
I'm fine right where I am
I don't go where I'm supposed to go
Where I'm supposed to go

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Written by: STEVEN P. SMITH

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Cuz Dud

[G#5 - G#maj7 - G#5 - Fm - Bbm(7) - Fm - Bbm - Fm]

[G#5]Coma [G#maj7]kid taught me [G#5]how
he'd come to follow you a[Fm]round
wherever you go
[Bbm]said I don't go [Fm]where I'm supposed to go
[Bbm]and I don't go really [Fm]anywhere you know[Eb]

[G#5]Told me how he's [C#]driven [Cm]by a [G#5]curse
'til he kicked out into [Fm]reverse

[Bbm]Said I don't go [Fm]where I'm supposed to go
[Bbm]and I don't go really [Fm]anywhere you know
I [Bbm]made up my mind and I [Fm]don't mind saying [Eb]so
I went to [Bbm]meet you at central square
and [Fm]when I couldn't find you there
I went [Bbm]walking around the city some more
people [Fm]watching with a cold blank [Eb]stare
and I [Bbm]saw your face in [Fm]everyone I [Eb]swear
seems I never [Bbm]get your kick quite right
I was walkin' [Fm]slow to a dirty dive
I'm so sick and [Bbm]tired tryin' to change your mind
when its so ea[Fm]sy to disconnect [Eb]mine

[Bbm]High times
[Fm]high times
[Bbm]high times
[Fm]yeah I feel [Eb]fine
[Bbm]high times
[Fm]high times
[Bbm]high times
[Fm]man I feel [Eb]fine

[G#5]Don't [C#]pick [Cm]me [G#]up
I'm fine right where I [Fm]am
[Bbm]I don't go [Fm]where I'm supposed to go
[Bbm]where I'm supposed to go[Fm]



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Heath Rezabek

It's important to remember these songs: to remember that this is a double album of outtakes that didn't even make it onto the two albums pressed during their composition. It's important because so many of them are understated masterpieces, like Smith's work as a whole.

If you have in yourself a creative spark, whatever your medium, remember this: It's not important to remember these songs so as to become discouraged; but rather, it's important to remember these songs to take them in as fuel with which the singular spark in you and only you might shine, for its time, in this place. For any who needs to see or hear or know what you have to say.

Adam Nelson

I know what you mean lol.

Steven Rivera

that lyric, "said I don't go where I'm supposed to go, no I don't go, really, anywhere you know..." the way its sung, it just hits you so hard.. How do you do that? Elliott had something so special. NO ONE, has been able to make such beautiful, yet haunting hooks. Keep in mind this is a throwaway song in his eyes, yet a lot of artist would have LOVED to write this. The exit of this song ALWAYS gives me chills, you can seriously feel pain in that last repeat of the chorus.

Judas Refusal

I would loved to write this song for real.. If i had written it, id probably think or it would probably be the best song i would have ever written or will ever would have written. But im not jealous of Elliott... He's giving me a.lot of solace through out the years with his songs. Miss him bad

Liam

He speaks his truth

Tim Buckley

"I'm so sick of trying to change your mind, when it's so easy to disconnect mine"

Rikka-ka ka

I think this is my favorite elliott song. the xylophone sounding tings at the beginning are so perfect. The build up to the first time he finally let's out HIGH TIMES... it's perfectly carried out.

shanegarm

Every line is so amazing.

Ive made up my mind and I don't mind sayin so

I'm so sick and tired of trying to change your mind
When it's so easy to disconnect mine

Such sad words and words that ring so true. It's an ugly reality to live in. And as easy as it is to just give in to the darkness, at some point you have to try and change or else die. And I hope no one has to die. I hope everyone gets a chance to find their happy ending. Anyone reading this and everyone else in the world.

lu penzo

what a perfect song

iamsittinginaroom

There are very few songs I stick on immmediate repeat

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