High Cost of Living

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Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson (born July 14, 1975) is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single "The Dollar," the title track to his 2006 album The Dollar. Johnson was dropped from BNA in 2006 and signed to Mercury Nashville Records in March 2008, relea… more »

I was just a normal guy
Life was just a nine to five
With bills and pressure  Piled up to the sky
She never asked
She knew I been
Hangin' with my wilder friends
 Looking for some other way to fly

And three days straight was no big feat
 Could get by with no food or sleep 
And crazy was becoming my new norm

I'd pass out on the bedroom floor
And sleep right through the calm before the storm 

My life was just an old routine  Every day the same damn thing 
I couldn't even tell I was alive 

I tell you
The high cost of livin'
Ain't nothing like the cost of livin' high

That southern Baptist parking lot
Is where I'd go to smoke my pot
Sit there in my pickup truck and pray
 Staring at that giant cross
Just reminded me that I was lost
And it just never seemed to point the way

As soon as Jesus turned his back
I find my way across the track 
Lookin' just to score another deal
With my back against that damn eight ball
I didn't have to think or talk or feel

My life was just an old routine  Every day the same damn thing 
I couldn't even tell I was alive 

I tell you
The high cost of livin'
Ain't nothing like the cost of livin' high

My whole life went through my head
Layin' in that motel bed
Watchin' as the cops kicked in the door

I had a job and a piece of land
My sweet wife was my best friend 
But I traded that for cocaine and a whore 

With my new found sobriety
I've got the time to sit and think 
Of all the things I had and threw away

This prison is much colder than
That one that I was locked up in just yesterday 

My life is just an old routine  Every day the same damn thing 
Hell I can't even tell if I'm alive 

I tell you
The high cost of livin'
Ain't nothing like the cost of livin' high

I tell you
The high cost of livin'
Ain't nothing like the cost of livin' high

Written by: JAMEY JOHNSON, JAMES T. SLATER

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group

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High Cost of Living