Dr. Hook - I Need The High Lyrics




She left without warning me of where or when she'd go
She'd 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'll take 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've 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'll take my place
I need the high but I can't stand the taste

I need the high but I can't stand the taste





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Dr. Hook I Need The High Comments
  1. Sherry Miller

    Sing it Mr. Ray Sawyer.

  2. Ronja´s Dr Hook Channel

    Lyrics :
    She left without warning me of where or when she'd go
    She'd 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'll take 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've 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'll take my place
    I need the high but I can't stand the taste
    I need the high but I can't stand the taste

  3. Sherry Miller

    beautiful RAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. rhonda williams

    OH BROTHER RAY ,MAN CAN YOU SING!!!!🎶🎵🎼🎸DR HOOK YOU ROCK NOW AND FOREVER!!!!!!🎧🎤🎸🎸😍😍

  5. Kicky Jeanie

    I did not know this song yet! TOP! 🎵

  6. Diane Thorpe

    Rip Ray 💙

  7. rhonda williams

    I NEED THE HIGH OF YOU ❤️ DR HOOK!!!!! BEAUTIFUL SONG!!!!!THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL SONGS DR HOOK!!!!!🎼🎵🎤😊😘😘🎶🎵🎵

  8. Kristal Price

    I'm 35 my ex in-laws brought me hear

  9. Mary Clark

    I saw dr hook n the medicine show here in Juneau alaska in the early 1970's, Ray was so great, he pulled his shirt off his shoulder n said "u want 2 c some sex" n he walked across the stage n started singing!! A great group that put out great music, at 64 I still listen 2 them every nite after work!!

  10. Sherry Miller

    I love a good country song. Only Ray could sing this.

  11. James 0

    Preach to us Ray

  12. Sherry Miller

    Great cry, heart break, country son. Our Ray

  13. Brian Alexander

    I need the high tonight to keep me from losing my mind

  14. Ingrid Greiner

    Great band !!

  15. Fg Fg

    I know that Dennis and Ray wrote this song, but who's singing it? It's not Ray, and it doesn't sound like Dennis ...

    Ronja´s Dr Hook Channel

    Yes, I´ts Ray singing. Its from Ray´s countryalbum from 1974

    Fg Fg

    @Ronja´s Dr Hook Channel Thanks for letting me know, Ronja, love your channel!

  16. mark rush

    rest in peace Ray...you are a goddamn massive fucking legend..we will always love you!

  17. Was Blind

    Rest In Peace.

  18. John Freeman

    R I P RAY.

  19. Bård Fredriksen

    So Long Ray... 😢 Thanks for the good times...

  20. Betty Morton

    Hell yeah love Dr Hook🎶🎶🎶🎷🎷🎵🎶🎙🎼🎵🎵🎸🎸🎸🎸

  21. Fireballplay29

    Weird song

  22. Gary Kerns

    First time hearing this and loved it to DEATH!  I honestly feel that some of the best songs will never chart, and will never be heard on the radio. Thanks so much for this!

  23. Charil Milne

    went nelson show what amazing niight

  24. banana trish

    I keep wearing out earphones listening to Hook

  25. James David Elton

    Hello I've been on the inside and would have stayed if not for 1 lady that couldn't get her Thorazine shot soon enough. I nearly got a drink from her milk as the carton flew by my head and then almost wore her oatmeal as it followed. Then she got her shot and for 6 hours just slumped in her chair and I told those people that I was not in her condition and could I sign myself out. Normally not but I'm a veteran and they trusted me to myself. So I got out and stayed away from Thorazine shots since then. Most addictive drug ever made. Turns a raging lion into a baby lamb! JDE

  26. Chris Sawyer

    got a great name there Ray!! Hope the golden years are truly golden for you. Over all these years, Dr. Hook is still my go to for the blues cures.

  27. Sandra Tenas

    I love these guys

  28. Janice Johnston

    love this song
    .

  29. Lisa Macci

    Awesome!

  30. xxxbarflyxxx

    Could have been a great country band. Better than anything out there today! But i'm glad they chose not to be . Imagine what we would have missed.

  31. Cindy Rizzato

    *❤️ ~~~~~~~ Love It ~~~~~~~❤️*

  32. Stig Bratteli

    This is still today one of the greatest song ever. Have played this for over 40 years.
    Even Paul Winther sing it great!

  33. asa b

    anyone know where i can find a copy of the album this song is from? even just a download would be fine.

    Steven Klose

    You tube

  34. alex ottaway

    The first live band I ever saw and no one has ever beaten them what an act so underated !!

  35. braunt0n

    Anyone heard Derek Ryan and Heart Of Gold........ sounds very similar.
    ............

  36. Alice Piacente

    Where are you today?  My favorite band. I love you guys

  37. Handsome Timmy

    I wonder sometimes why I'm not in an insane asylum. . .then I look around me and think maybe I'm already there

    dannyj hudson

    me to dude

  38. D Murray

    one of the most under appreciated bands of all time

  39. wendy dalgetty

    Amazing  -  they don't come much better.  Big part of my 30's & beyond....God Love Them....

  40. EssBee Richardson

    LOVE THIS

  41. dana riggs

    Dr hook is my favorite group. No I'm not old I just grew up to it. Didn't no they were an older band until I was "hooked". My kids have listened to them for years ( even like one or two songs)

  42. susan earp

    Oh the memorise

  43. Elaine Dillon

    Great song

  44. Remington Riders

    OMG, I've been looking for this song for years. My favorite Dr. Hook song and one of my faves ever.

    Back in the late 70's/early 80's, I wrote a parody of this called "I Need the High, But He Can't Stand the Taste." We had a local radio station back then called KFAT that played all types of country music including irreverent stuff like this, where my friend LouAnn and I sang it on the air.

  45. VSHBrown

    Been looking for this for ages. Cheers!!

  46. David de Calmer

    Listening to Dr.Hook can cause mental illness.

    Chris Sawyer

    Been Strangely Insane for years now... lovin' every moment. Keep rockin'; it's the cure for old age, which is a myth.

    Curtis Graham

    takealorezpam

    Kjell Kvam

    Listening to Dr. Hook can CURE mental illness... :)

    Dave Weinhold

    too late

  47. JR1960actor

    I can't stand the taste either, sooooo...roll one up!

  48. janice harper fam

    i need the high period lol!

  49. dog1880

    cold chills....dam i hate getting old

  50. FreakersBall

    This song was written by Ray Sawyer and Dennis Locorriere,
    great lyric, fantastic tune and performance by Ray Sawyer.

  51. samger02

    I've searched for this for a couple of years without success. thanks for the upload.

  52. Nemesis7293

    One of THE most perfect Country/Rock songs EVER!!! 2 beers + this song = crying like a baby.

    Chris Sawyer

    roflmao

    Richard Crawford

    Nemesis7293 and a few hawfs. that's scottish for shot. my brother passed away at 63, he was excellent at singing this beautiful song.

  53. Per Gjøvåg

    Wow this is a great one from Dr.Hook /Ray Sawyer

    CHEERS PER