High and Higher

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High and Higher

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Phlebia

When I was young I thought “a lot” was maybe millions
It was unthinkable to measure it in billions
Now they don’t bat an eye when they’re discussing trillions
That’s so intangible it might as well be zillions
Whipped to a panic when presented analytical
It should be rational you made it all political
Alarms are blaring cause the situation’s critical
Feed on the underdog because you’re parasitical

(it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen, the world is crackin’, I’ll put my hat in)

Feel vindicated cause I’m musing on the social collapse
I’m hoarding paper atlases in lieu of Google Maps
I practice herbalism: damiana, skullcap
I’ll be living prosperous when you’re out there living in the scraps
You’re not a customer they call you a consumer
What kind of word is that -- is this some kind of humor?
When things go south you want to blame it on the boomers
Call me Cassandra cause I’ve always been a doomer

Higher and higher - we reach our peak before the fall
It’s looking so dire - We have our backs against the wall
Stuck in the mire - our world is slowing to a crawl
Stare into the fire - I think about it all the time

We raised a generation feeding them amphetamines
Antidepressants got to regulate the dopamine
Days at a time nothing but staring at computer screens
We use emojis ‘stead of saying what we really mean
It’s getting hotter and I don’t need a thermometer
The pressure’s rising and I don’t need a barometer
We’ve overshot our destination by kilometers
So much velocity we’ve broken the speedometer

(You think it’s talk? That’s it’s a crock? You wanna mock? Go talk a walk.)

I had a doggy drinking coffee tell me this is fine
I think smoke inhalation did a number on his mind
The fact his face was liquidating really underlined
The contradiction - his demeanor just a pantomime
You kill yourself to prove your hyper-masculinity
Your salty attitude is raising my salinity
Too rough and tumble for reflection or serenity
Your acid tongue always eschewing alkalinity

Higher and higher - we reach our peak before the fall
It’s looking so dire - We have our backs against the wall
Stuck in the mire - our world is slowing to a crawl
Stare into the fire - I think about it all the time

Thank you for tuning in and listening to my commentary
I’m multisyllabic and flexing my vocabulary
Don’t call me pessimistic don’t call me a visionary
If life’s a coal mine then I’m merely just a dead canary
Our lives are overcomplicated got to downsize
It feels like lately all we ever roll is snake eyes
Keep moving forward never turn it counterclockwise
You’ve got to decompose before you ever fertilize

Higher and higher - we reach our peak before the fall
It’s looking so dire - We have our backs against the wall
Stuck in the mire - our world is slowing to a crawl
Stare into the fire - I think about it all the time
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High and Higher
Pigfarmer Jr

Standing on the precipice
Forever looking down
Dreams of having broken wings
Come crashing to the ground

Scared to face the day again
I'm yearning for the night
Tired of everybody saying
It will be alright

Standing high, high and higher
Looking for a way out of this hell
Standing high, high and higher
Wondering if the whole damn world can tell

Staring at the stars below
My mind is finally free
I can barely catch a glimpse
Of the broken part of me

Standing high, high and higher
Looking for a way out of this hell
Standing high, high and higher
Wondering if the whole damn world can tell

Standing high, high and higher
Looking for a way out of this hell
Standing high, high and higher
Wondering if the whole damn world can tell
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We always make a mess of things
So we can realise our dreams
But doing it by any means
Is a thoughtless action

We leave our footprint everywhere
Convincing ourselves that we care
Stripping nature’s assets bare
It’s all collateral

It's all too much
And not enough
It’s in our blood
To fuck things up

High and higher
We build the fire
High and higher

Our jobs are going to the wall
The rich get richer off the fall
Let’s build another shopping mall
It’s a kind of madness

We try to justify the ends
How does it make any sense?
And this is what we’re up against
They call it progress

It’s all too much
And not enough
It’s in our blood
To fuck things up

High and higher
We build the fire
High and higher it goes
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My Social Uniform

Another hustle, another day
Work the tip for the few that stay
Getting back to the real me
Just to hear my baby say

We’re gonna shine
Gonna have our day
Asking God on my knees
To show me a way

High and higher
Don’t care what they say to you
Always shinin through
High and higher
Don’t care what they say to you
Dreams are coming true

Dive in the cushions for loose change
Times like these they seem so strange
Workin for the dollar has got me low
But you and me girl, up we go

We’re gonna shine
Gonna have our day
Asking God on my knees
To show me a way

High and higher
Don’t care what they say to you
Always shinin through
High and higher
Don’t care what they say to you
Dreams are coming true

We’re gonna shine

High and higher
Don’t care what they say to you
Always shinin through
High and higher
Don’t care what they say to you
Dreams are coming true
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High and Higher
by Lichen Throat

Eight-foot trailer and a Buick coupe,
Hot water and ketchup make tomato soup.
Sleeping every night in the parking lot,
Boiling frozen mackerel in a copper pot.
High and higher,
Steep and deeper.
Gasoline fires,
Cheap and cheaper.

Telephoto lens on a Bell & Howell.
A few silly puns make the audience howl.
Theaters rented for a single night,
Powder turns through the deep and light.
High and higher,
Another year older.
Slow-grown empire,
Mammoth to Boulder.

You’ll work your whole life to become a success overnight.

Buy a chalet by the high-speed quad,
Ski every day till the mountain’s thawed.
Just a few days to record narration,
Everything else is a long vacation.
High and higher,
Snowflakes like lace.
See you next year:
Same time, same place.
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High and Higher - Brown Word and the Big Whine

I would go any length
I would say anything
I would see anyone
to be high and higher

ass to ass with the sordid past
everything catches up one day
ass to ass with the sordid past
everyone gets their due

if I could be on TV
if I could step inside the dream

face to face with plastic disgrace
everything catches up some way
face to face with manic disgrace
everyone gets their truth

we flew the coop just to get the juice
Florida is nice this time of year
they cut it off like a phantom limb
I touch myself but there's only air
this dream is a ghost
the stakes are high and higher
this dream is a ghost
my tolerance is high and higher
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

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Glenn Case
High and Higher

Well, it comes as no surprise
when you're looking to the skies
but that moment comes too soon
and floats away like a balloon

Now you're chasing after fast
what you're never gonna catch
Well, it doesn't mean a lot
And I'm not good at acting shocked

You bet your chips
You lost the stack
You're left with zip
but really - whose fault is that?

High and higher
the well is drier
and, man I'm tired
High and higher

Check your pockets and it's tough
When it's time to ante up
Lost your ass and won't admit
that you never should have bid

You bet your chips
You lost the stack
You're left with zip
but really - whose fault is that?

High and higher
the well is drier
and, man I'm tired
High and higher

[solo]

High and higher
the well is drier
and, man I'm tired
High and higher
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Sweeney Toad
High and Higher

I explored the canyon I am alone
Now my arm is trapped under boulder and stone

You think I am high? I can get higher
You think I will die? I can’t expire
You think i’ma die? Yeah if you say so
I am that guy, I am James Franco

I explored the canyon I am alone
Now my arm is trapped under boulder and stone

I don’t think I’m feeling very well numb arm and numb face
I have to get out of this place cut my arm off and deal with the pain

You think I am high? I can get higher
You think I will die? I can’t expire
You think i’ma die? Yeah if you say so
I am that guy, I am James Franco
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Balance Lost

The people in the street
Carry umbrellas any time of year
The dust sticks to my skin
The water is murky but I'm going in

I got nothing to be late for today
I'll ignore the pressure I made

They're coming for you
And staying for me
We'll get high, high, higher than they'll ever be

A pack of dogs by the river
Come out when the heat fades
Something over the horizon
The power shifts as the lights change

I got nothing to be late for today
Just ignore the pressure they gave

They're coming for you
And staying for me
We'll get high, high, higher than they'll ever be
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High and Higher - Hot Pink Halo

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I watch
Jeff who lives at home
As he gets high and higher
Deep down In the basement
All alone

And I can’t help but wonder about my fate
About my destiny
Renewal
Vitality
Energy

I watch
Jeff who lives at home
As he goes round and round
While looking for the glue
To fix what’s broken

And I can’t help but wonder about my fate
About my destiny
Renewal
Vitality
Energy

Jeff watched Signs again last night
It keeps getting better
Every time It’s funny
The first time you watch it
It’s hard to understand what it’s about
It just sort of meanders
And then everything comes together
In this one perfect moment at the end
And it’s the water that saves them
And that was fate

And I can’t help but wonder about my fate
About my destiny
Renewal
Vitality
Energy

And I can’t help but wonder about my fate
About my destiny
Renewal
Vitality
Energy
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Shade & Honey

High and Higher

Im on a rocketship
Im leavin planet Earth
This world just isn't it
More trouble than its worth

Im headin towards the sun
Won't stop until Im done

Im high Im high
Im high and Im getting higher

I gotta get outta here
Gotta get up in space
Up through the atmosphere
Gotta get out of this place

Im headin towards the sun
Wont stop until Im done

Im high Im high
Im high and Im getting higher
Im high Im high
Im high and Im getting higher
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Robyn Mackenzie - High and Higher

Days run into days run into night
As I watch the fires all around
Wondering just who is on my side
I take another pill to settle down

I see everything behind my eyes
As I lay down for the night
I got the world spinning in my head
I got the enemy in my sights

But I know it's gonna end

My medication
My meditation
No hesitation, throw it all into the fire
There's high and then there's higher

It's no wonder that I feel this way
You tore me up and threw me down
Not like I've got anything to say
Gonna bring you to the ground

'Cause I know I gotta change

My medication
My meditation
No hesitation, throw it all into the fire
There's high and then there's higher

So give me sweet, sweet poison in my lungs
Tell me, what will I become
Just how long before I'm gone
And it doesn't even matter
'Cause I will rise again
But there's no need to pretend
That I'm okay, I'm okay


My medication
My meditation
No hesitation, throw it all into the fire
There's high and then there's higher
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High and Higher
By Mandibles

Screaming Laughter, untied Shoes
Summer sky’s awash in blues
Loft plans lie just beyond
Before the day has come and gone

I feel the wind rush by
Kicking my legs into the sky

I’m swinging high
And higher are my hopes and dreams
In the sky
Their guiding light is taunting me
Just beyond reach
Just beyond….

Links of chain held in my grasp
Chains that link me to my past
All that I have ever been
Has shaped the life that drew me in

I feel the years rush by
The older I get the more they fly

Chorus

Just beyond my fingers lies the
Whole wide world I’ve never seen
Tethered to a fading dream and
Everything I thought I loved was
Gone….
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