A powerful song about the consequences of Substance Addiction, by the Canadian Rock Stars Nickleback.

 

Just to Get High

He was my best friend, I tried to help him
But he traded everything, for suffering
And found himself alone.
I watched the lying, turn into hiding
With scars on both his lips, his fingertips…
Were melted to the bone.

But I can still remember what his face looked like
When I found him in an alley in the middle of the night.

Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
A gun would do the trick, get it over with
You’re better off…
To take all you’ve got and burn it on the spot
Just to get high-igh-igh-ighThree days no sleeping, he gave up eating
He sold his mother’s rings, she said nothing
And pretended not to know…
He started stealing, to supply the feeling
Found out he pulled a knife, on someone’s wife…
And held it to her throat.

But I can still remember what his face looked like
When I found him in an alley in the middle of the night.

Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
A gun would do the trick, get it over with
You’re better off…
To take all that you’ve got and burn it on the spot
Just to get high-igh-igh-igh
Tell me what you did, where you got it hid?
Show me!
Is it what you really want, watching what you’ve got slowly
Circle in the drain, throw it all away
Just to get high-igh-igh-igh

Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Tell me what you know! Tell me what you gone and done now!
Gonna do the trick, get it over with
You’re better off…
To take all that you’ve got and burn it on the spot
Just to get high-igh-igh-igh
Tell me what you did, where you got it hid?
Show me!
Is it what you really want, watching what you’ve got slowly
Circle in the drain, throw it all away
Just to get high-igh-igh-igh
Just to get high-igh-igh-igh
Circle in the drain, throw it all away
Just to get high-igh-igh-igh.

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