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Song Parodies -> "Drinkin' the High Life"

Original Song Title:

"Back In the High Life"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Steve Winwood

Parody Song Title:

"Drinkin' the High Life"

Parody Written by:

Mike Armstrong

The Lyrics

Just another of our simple autobiographical story parodies that may or may not be inspired by real life events. Enjoy and remember what it was like to be in your early 20s and poor.
I'm quite the party guy.
Friday nights they come too slow.
And the hotties come so pretty
To mi casa down the road
I love beer more than my mom
But oh boy this gets me down
I'm never surprised to see that
In this podunk college town

That I'm drinkin' the High Life again
Skunky beer in belly here much to my own chagrin.
I'll be drinkin' the High Life again
Wish I had a Newcastle, Blue Moon, or Heineken.
And I'll dance and let the cute girls see
What a white boy I can be.
And yeah I'll be a sight to see
Drinkin' the Hiiiiiiigh Liiiife again.

Sometimes I will drink the beast.
Bellies rumble at the thought.
So thank God my fridge is stocked up
With some good stuff that I bought.
I open up the fridge
The Bud's gone without a trace!
And I begin to re-a-lize
As a tear falls down my face

That I'm drinkin' the High Life again
Naked in my bean bag chair; it's Tuesday night at ten.
I'll be drinkin' the High Life again
Wish I had a Newcastle, Blue Moon, or Heineken.
And I'll lounge in my room fancy free
And have no care where'eer I pee.
Hope my girlfriend don't see me
Drinkin' the Hiiiiiiigh Liiiife again.

High Life!
Ewww High Life!
Miller High Life again!

That I'm drinkin' the High Life again
PBR, Stones, Schlitz and Stroh's, I need some medicine.
I'll be drinkin' the High Life again
Wish I had a Newcastle, Blue Moon, or Heineken.
And I'll pass out knowing there will be
A hangover sans remedy
This is such a travesty
Drinkin' the Hiiiiiiigh Liiiife again.


Ewwwwww High Life
Drinkin' the High Life
Mmmmm
Liver attack.
Maybe we're alcoholics... but fun parody writing ones!

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Stuart McArthur - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I love beer more than my mum loves beer too! (no, I get it;-)) - nice work Mike - ah, those were the days - only my liver is happy they're over - 555
Red Ant - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Yep, I remember those early drinking days - I didn't even get High Life - it was Olympia, which had on the can "It's The Water", to which I replied "It IS Water". What does one expect for 3$ a 12 pack (or maybe that was case price)?
Green Bloodied Hound Dogs - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought this song was by Huey Lewis And The News.
Larry Hensley - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Amazing idea and parody
Steve Parsons - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
You have a problem with the High Life? That's stupid, stop thinking you're better than other people.
Tim Hall - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Ahhhhhhhh! College days!
Agrimorfee - May 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Cheers (clink!) 555
Chris Bodily TM - May 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Toga! Er... I mean (SOTM) DKTOS, and in fact I had to use a crappy-quality mp3 which I thought would have better quality than it ended up having. I loved your lines and I thought the pacing worked well for a song I was never exposed to until today. and in the line about PBR and Stones, are you talking about Mick & Keith? Speaking of Stones, did you hear that Mick Jagger is shooting a sitcom pilot for ABC? I hope you don't have to be drunk to enjoy it. Great job! 555
Cat - May 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Let us have a toast to this parody!
Rex - May 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Any parody that mentions Newcastle Brown Ale tops my list! LOL funny!
Scathe - May 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) The irony of drinking parodies is that drinking dumbs down a person, but the parodies (including this one) are very clever.
Matthias - May 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow... A bunch of drunks this April.... 555 (more) Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
bobpiecheese - May 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Damnitt, not only am I too young to know the OS (can't find it, either), I'm also too young to know the content! Not fair!
Max Power - May 23, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Nice
Rick C - May 24, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well done, well done. 555
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 27, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - "Naked in my bean bag chair"! TMI! TMI! TMI! =8-()
Red Ant - May 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!
Johnny D - May 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Where's Guy DiRito? He wrote lots of great beer parodies -- he'd love this!
Phil Alexander - May 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Cheersh! Hic! 'svergoodmike
Stuart McArthur - May 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) see above - and what? no mention of Stella Artois, AGAIN, in an American beer parody - you don't know what you're missing out on, Mike
Larry Hensley - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above
Arwen - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM...hee! I'm not even a drinker and I enjoyed this one, boys...definitely well written and a fun read. I love how you changed your choruses every time, and "Naked in my bean bag chair; it's Tuesday night at ten" provided me with a visual I'm not sure that I really needed...or that I'll ever be able to get rid of...; )
wannabemustangjockey - May 31, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) An interesting spotter's guide for cheap beer(s).

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