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Riff: David Bowie – “I’d Rather Be High”

Mar 12, 2013

I’d rather smoke and phone my ex/Be pleading for some teenage sex

from I'd Rather Be High lyrics lyrics by David Bowie

Not so much a stoner anthem than a harrowing bittersweet pop-nugget wrought with anxiety and various types of teenage kicks as a means of bygone medication, there’s still humor in this freaky deeky mind-trip, shook with the fuzzy guitar work of his iconic ‘Berlin’ period.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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