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You can be
Whatever you want
When you're high
Walk slowly
With a spirit by your side
(Oh baby)
Don't fear if you lose your mind
Say how you doin' boy I'm feelin' fine
... when somethin' carries me away... hey hey hey hey...

Don't think
Just take a ride
Don't believe
That Jesus lied
To keep us all so satisfied
With a sale
You should know baby

Don't feel
The thorny nights
Never ask
For holy rites
Don't ya think
That God has died
This time

And don't stop
Takin' these drugs cuz' they
Got you flyin' forgettin' yesterday
Maybe it's crazy but keep gettin' stoned while you can
Baby in the lord's hands

Don't say
You know what's right

Don't take
Those alibis
Don't hate
The other side
When they're right
Sure they are baby

Don't wave
Your flag up high
Don't praise
Your concubines
Did you just
Fall for lies
This time



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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    I find it is difficult to discern the writers intent as it has both a clear pro-faith message in the second verse but an ambiguous message in the first. I have a son that had a drug problem who might use the first message to justify his actions. I really enjoy the music and beat. Its a shame the words don't fully capture the beauty in the music. I appreciate all of the views posted and the dialog is very healthy and positive. Thanks!
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    LittleMyzzDec 20, 2010 at 8:44 pm
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    he singing about taking drugs, so ''high'' means feeling good, like world and ppl doesn't exist anymore. I know excatly what he is singing about :-) Love that song and lyric!
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2014 at 12:20 am
    To me it looks like he is talking to christian believers, like they're addicts to a lie (did you just fall for lies), telling them to not raise they're flag up high like it's the truth, or the only truth, but at the same time encouraging them to keep believing, even if it's a lie, because the same happens with drugs, they may take you somewhere that's not real, but that dream is better than living the reality.
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 9:04 am
    The fact that this song has sparked folks questioning it's meaning speaks vloumes to this awesome track. Did i say, wow!!! Warp 9 and top drawer. Thank you 009 ss.
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    2460noneMay 1, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    At first glance, I thought this was an anti-spirit song because it said "God has died". I don't think that's what he meant. Maybe it was, but to me it was not. I think it means that the God of holy rites has died, replaced by one who values the raised and the full of spirit. I think it is about letting go with the connections and ties to the world, letting go of the mind, and becoming the spirit Christ told of. I love this song. Long live the spirit and long live with a spirit.

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