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BECAUSE I GOT HIGH Atroman

WORDS AND MUSIC BY Afroman TRANSCRIBED BY Hemme Luttjeboer

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but then I got high


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and I know why
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'cause I got high


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I WIS gonna go to class before I got high I coukll


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As heard on Afroman's s Universal recording The Good Times


O 2001 Universal Music Corp, and Afromln Music. All ri&ht:s cont rolled ind administer-, by Uniwersal Music Corp. All rishts res.erwd. Used by permission of Werntt BtOJ. Publications U.S. Inc., Mi1ml, fl 33014.

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BECAUSE I GOT HIGH Atroman
cheated and I coulda passed but I got high I'm takln' It next semester and I know why
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Yeh heh 'cause I got high because I got high because I got high
(Why man) (Go to the next one Go to the next one Go to the next one)
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[QJ 3rd-7th Verses (1:10.1:33, 1:56,2:19,2:42)


3. I was gonna go to court before I got high I wasgonna pay my child support but then I got high
(4.) wasni gonna run from the cops but I was high I was gonna pull right over and stop but I was high
(5.) gonna make love to you but then I got high I was gonna eat yo pussy too but then I got
(6.) messed up my en.tire life because I got high I lost my .kids and wife because I got high
7. I'm-a stop slngln' this song because I'm high I'm slngln' thlswhole thing wrong because I'm high
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They took my whole paycheck and I know why Yeh heh 'cause I got high
Now I'm a paraplegic and I know why Yeh heh 'cause I got high
high Now I'm Jackln' off and I know why Yeh heb 'cause I got high
Now I'm sleepln' on the sidewalk and I know why Yeh heh 'cause I got high
And If I don't sell one copy I'll know why Yeh heh 'cause I'm high
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[ID Outro (3:05)


because I got high because I got high 4. I
because I got high because I got high . s. I was
because I got high because I got high 6. I
because I got high because I got high
'cause I'm high 'cause I'm high
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