Too High

Album: Holding All the Roses (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about meth addiction, which is a huge problem in rural America. "It's kind of a dark subject," Blackberry Smoke lead singer Charlie Starr told us. "People getting wrapped up in that lifestyle. These are really good people that I grew up with, and then I watched them get sucked into that lifestyle. It changes who you are, or seems to. Some people come out on the other side but not all of them."
  • This is a track from Holding All the Roses, the fourth album from the Georgia rockers. The album was a breakthrough for the band, going to #1 on the Country Albums chart.

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