Only Getting High

Story Behind The Song

Was originally titled Legal High, when there were drugs with that (false) classification being sold openly in popup stores in the UK. After changes in the law, there were no such things as legal highs and the song became redundant. But I have always been concerned about the dangers of street drugs so finally got to rewrite and rerecord it now in 2023.

Song Description

Youngsters bending to peer pressure and becoming first time drug users, how did it end? "The paramedic's seen it all before"........

Song Length 4:18 Genre Rock - Americana, Country - Americana
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Disturbed Subject Danger, General
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

ONLY GETTING HIGH
© 2023 Lyrics & Music by Bob Bentley

Opening chord:
Key: D
BPM: 126

Verse One:
Her friends had tried it, so it must be good
It's on every corner, what can be so wrong
Been talking about it in the neighbourhood
She didn't want to look stupid so she went along

Verse Two:
She called the number, but she still had doubts
Her boy assured her it'll be OK
I know a source and it will all work out
He'll send a dummy, all you do is pay

Chorus:
Danger danger, are they deaf and blind
It could be poison in a cool disguise
Push the warnings to the back their minds
It'll be OK, they're only getting high
They're only getting high

Verse 3:
Off on their own to find a quiet place
Where they can take that powder that'll make them fly
They're not so sure now, but they won't lose face
A normal girl, an ordinary guy

Chorus:
Danger danger, are they deaf and blind
It could be poison in a cool disguise
Push the warnings to the back their minds
It'll be OK, they're only getting high

Bridge: Feel the rush, see the sights
They could be going anywhere tonight
Pull it down, take it in
Like a hand grenade, they've just removed the pin
It could be great but she's feeling bad
Her brains on fire, is she going mad
Can't slow down, it's flashing by
It should be fine it's just vanilla sky
Verse 4:
They're not aware of all the flashing lights
The paramedics seen it all before
Dear god don't let me die tonight
And the Dummy Man, he's just sold some more

Chorus:
Danger danger, is she deaf and blind
Was it poison in a cool disguise
Push those warnings to the back of your mind
It'll be OK they're only getting high

Danger danger, is she deaf and blind
Was it poison in a cool disguise
Push that warning to the back of your brain
It'll be OK, they're only getting high
They're only getting high


Contact Information: Bob Bentley
Email: bobbentley34@hotmail.com
Website: bobbentleymusic.com

Over-all a great track. I liked the dusky vocal.... semi-Springstein-ish. Solid lyrics, and the instrumentation is spot on. Great mix. Solid storyline.

Lyrics Bob Bentley Music Bob Bentley
Producer Bob Bentley Performance Bob Bentley

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