Because I Got High chords by Afroman


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Because I Got High | Chords and lyrics

Intro

| G | C | D7 | G |
Roll another blunt… yeah (oh, oh, oh) O.K.
| G7 | C | G D7 | G |
La da da da da, la da da, la la la la, la la la la, la la la la-a.

Verse 1

| G | C |
I was gonna clean my room, until I got high (ha ha) (ooh, oh, oh).
| D7 | G |
I was gonna get up and find the broom, but then I got high (uh, la da da da da da).
| G7 | C |
My room is still messed up, and I know why (why man?).
| G D7 | G |
Yeah-he ‘cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (la da da da, da da da).

Verse 2

| G | C |
I was gonna go to class, before I got high (c’mon y’all, check it out) (oh, oh, oh).
| D7 | G |
I could’a cheated and I could’a passed, but I got high (uh uh la la da da da).
| G7 | C |
I’m takin’ it next semester and I know why (why man?) (yeah hey).
| G D7 | G |
‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high. (Go to the next, go to the next, go to the next) (bu-huh!)

Verse 3

| G | C |
I was gonna go to court, before I got high (oh, oh, oh).
| D7 | G |
I was gonna pay my child support, but then I got high (no you weren’t, yeah).
| G7 | C |
They took my whole paycheck (ah) and I know why (why man?) (yeah, hey eh).
| G D7 | G |
‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high. La da da da, da da.

Verse 4

| G | C |
I wasn’t gonna run from the cops but I was high (uh, I’m serious man) (oh, oh, oh).
| D7 | G |
I was gonna pull right over and stop but I was high (uh) (la da da da da da).
| G7 | C |
Now I’m a paraplegic (ha ha ha) and I know why (why man?).
| G D7 | G |
Yeah-he ‘cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (la da da da da da).

Verse 5

| G | C |
I was gonna make love to you, but then I got high (ooh) (I’m serious).
| D7 | G |
I was gonna eat your pussy too (ohhh) but then I got high (your trippin’, your trippin’) (la da da da). 
| G7 | C |
Now I’m jackin’ off (ahh) and I know why (turn this shit off, ha ha ha)
| G D7 | G |
‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (keep going, keep going).

Verse 6

| G | C |
I messed up my entire life, because I got high (go, go, go, go, go).
| D7 | G |
I lost my kids and wife, because I got high (say what, say what, say what?).
| G7 | C |
Now I’m sleepin’ on the sidewalk and I know why (why man?).
| G D7 | G |
(Yeah yeah) ‘Cause I got high, because I got high, because I got high (la da da da da da).

Verse 7

| G | C |
I’ma stop singing this song because I’m high (raise the ceiling… baby oh).
| D7 | G |
I’m singing this whole thing wrong because I’m high (bring it back, bring it back, oh yeah).
| G7 | C |
And if I don’t sell one copy, I’ll know why (why man?) (yeah hey).
| G D7 | G |
Cause I’m high, cause I’m high, cause I’m high (la da da da da da).

Outro

| G | C |
La da da da da, la da da da (he really is high man).
| D7 | G |
Shoop shoop sho do be do wa. Get jiggy with it, skip i di be bap.


Because I Got High chords and progression

Moving only from I – IV – V on repeat, the chords for Because I Hot High don’t require much thought, probably a great idea if you’re high.

The only variation to Because I Got High appears at the end when the turnaround moves I – V – I using Roman numerals, or G – D7 – G, using normal, easy-to-play guitar chords.


Because I Got High background and success

Because I Got High is a single released in 2000 by American rapper Afroman using the file-sharing site Napster.

Initially, the song didn’t gain much traction. But once Howard Stern started playing it on his famous radio show it spread like wildfire.

A year after its initial release, it became the theme song of Jay And Silent Bob Strikes Back, a film similar to 70s stoners Cheech and Chong, making it a worldwide hit.

As the lyrics detail all the negatives of marijuana smoking the singers/rappers simply laugh it all off, perfectly capturing the main feature of the drug – Fuck up, don’t care, and find it funny. Because I Got High captures this essence of potheads perfectly.


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Afroman

Not just known, but defined by his hit single Because I Got High, Afroman was the first artist to go viral as he launched himself on the file-sharing site Napster.

This led to a six-album deal with Universal Records, guess what Afroman did instead of writing more hits?

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