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"High" is a song by 5 Seconds of Summer and appears as the twelfth track on their fourth studio album, CALM.

BackgroundEdit

"Songwriting in itself is very selfish, and this song in particular, the lyric [‘I hope you think of me high/I hope you think of me highly’] is very clever and very self-involved. I love the honesty. That's why I wanted to close the album with it. I had these chords in my head; I really wanted a Beatles-esque song with quirky chords. I like how narcissistic it is, but in such a sweet and unassuming way."[1]

Lead singer Luke Hemmings sang a snippet of this song on the Instagram live video he ran on the band’s account with bassist Calum Hood.

It was later stated on the band’s livestream listening party of the album that this was the first track written on CALM, but they chose to include it as the album’s closer.

LyricsEdit

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I hope you think of me high
I hope you think of me highly
When you're with someone else
I know your friends all lie
I know your friends don't like me
They want you for themselves

Today, I've called to tell you that I'm changing
But I don't think you have enough respect to see me try
I've been waking up in different spaces
And I think that my heart is built to last more than a night

I need to stop letting me down, down, down, down, down
I need to stop letting me down, down, down, down, down

I hope you think of me high
I hope you think of me highly
When you're with someone else
I know your friends all lie
I know your friends don't like me
They want you for themselves

I know I'll never meet your expectations (Ah, ah)
But the picture that you paint of me looks better in your mind
Now every step I take with hesitation (Ah, ah)
And I'll always miss the memories of the mornings we were high

I need to stop letting me down, down, down, down, down
I need to stop letting me down, down, down, down, down

I hope you think of me high
I hope you think of me highly
When you're with someone else
I know your friends all lie
I know your friends don't like me
They want you for themselves

Da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da, ooh
When you're with someone else
Da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da, ooh
They want you for themselves

I hope you think of me high
I hope you think of me highly
When you're with someone else

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