I Need The High

She left without warning me
of where or when she'd go .
She never knew the way
my love would grow .
Now broken glass is on the floor
each piece reflects her face .
I need the high
but I can't stand the taste .

I need the high
to keep me from losing my mind .
I hope I can get by .
It happens every time .
And I wonder where she goes to find
the one who takes my place .
I need the high
but I can't stand the taste .

She told me that my sweet love
was hard to be without
but the sweetness turned to bitter
in my mouth .
And the bottle's all I got to hold
but it won't say goodbye .
I can't stand this taste ,
but Lord , I need the high .

I need the high
to keep me from losing my mind .
I hope I can get by .
It happens every time .
And I wonder where she goes to find
the one who takes my place .
I need the high
but I can't stand this taste .
I need the high
but I can't stand the taste .

Words & Music by
Dennis Locorriere & Ray Sawyer

Published by Screen-Gems - EMI Music 1976