The Avett Brothers – High Steppin’

The Avett Brothers – High Steppin’


♪♪♪ ♪ IM A HIGH
STEPPIN, HIGH BETTIN’, LOVE
GIVIN’, I’M A LOVE GETTIN’ ♪ ♪ I’M A STRANGER I LOVE
STRETCHIN’ OUT MY WHEELS ♪ ♪ OVERNIGHTIN’ ON
THE DESERT STRIP,
MAKIN’ TIME AND LOSIN’ GRIP ♪ ♪ DRIVING CIRCLES IN
THE CANYONS OF MY MIND ♪ ♪ I’M AN OUTSIDER LOOKIN’ IN,
I GOTTA PERFECT SQUARE FOR A
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS ♪ ♪ ITS THE FOUR OF US
AGAINST THE REST OF YOU ♪ ♪ BUT REALLY I AM ALL ALONE ♪ ♪ I’D SELL’EM OUT
TO SAVE MY OWN, ♪ ♪ I TOLD THEM THAT BUT
THEY DON’T BUY THE TRUTH ♪ ♪ IM A HIGH
STEPPIN, HIGH BETTIN’,
LOVE GIVIN’, I’M LOVE GETTIN’ ♪ ♪ I’M A STRANGER I LOVE
STRETCHIN’ OUT MY WHEELS ♪ ♪ OVERNIGHTIN’ ON
THE DESERT STRIP,
MAKIN’ TIME AND LOSING GRIP ♪ ♪ DRIVING CIRCLES IN
THE CANYONS OF MY MIND ♪ ♪ WELL IT’S
WARFARE OUT THERE FOLKS ♪ ♪ YOUR EITHER WORKING
FOR SUCCESS, OR TO BE
RICH OR GOD HELP US FAMOUS, ♪ ♪ OR YOUR WORKING AGAINST
THE CLOCK JUST TO STAY AFLOAT ♪ ♪ GOT YER NOSE ALL SCRAPED
UP FROM THE GRINDSTONE ♪ ♪ YER DIGGING FOR DIAMONDS
AND ONLY FINDING RHINESTONES ♪ ♪ MEANWHILE ITS AUGUST
AND THE TAX MAN HAS NEVER
HEARD OF SUMMER VACATION ♪ ♪ YOU’RE EITHER
WORKING ON YOURSELF OR
YOUR LOOKIN AFTER BABIES ♪ ♪ TAKIN’ CARE OF YOUR
OLD MAN, OR YOUR OLD LADY ♪ ♪ AND THE DIRECT
LINE TO THE HOSPITAL
JUST SAYS ‘LEAVE A MESSAGE’ ♪ ♪ SEE, YOU CAN ONLY
LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME ♪ ♪ AND ONLY DRIVE
ONE HOT ROD AT A TIME ♪ ♪ ONLY SAY ONE WORD AT A TIME ♪ ♪ AND ONLY THINK
ONE THOUGHT AT A TIME ♪ ♪ AND EVERY SOUL IS ALONE
WHEN THE DAY BECOMES NIGHT ♪ ♪ AND THERE IN THE DARK IF
YOU CAN TRY TO SEE THE LIGHT ♪ ♪ IN THE MOST PITCH BLACK SHAPE
OF THE LONELIEST SHADOW, ♪ ♪ WELL THEN YOU
OUGHT TO SLEEP WELL,
CAUSE THERE’S HOPE FOR SURE ♪ ♪ WELL I DON’T KNOW
ABOUT ALL THAT BEING
TRUE BUT I DO KNOW THIS: ♪ ♪ THE BEST
BEGGARS ARE CHOOSERS ♪ ♪ THE BEST WINNERS ARE LOSERS ♪ ♪ THE BEST LOVERS
AIN’T NEVER BEEN LOVED ♪ ♪ AND FIRST PLACE AIN’T EASY ♪ ♪ THE HARD PART IS BELIEVING ♪ ♪ THE VERY LAST WORD IS LOVE ♪ ♪ IM A HIGH STEPPIN,
HIGH BETTIN’, LOVE GIVIN’,
IM A LOVE GETTIN’ ♪ ♪ IM A STRANGER I LOVE
STRETCHIN’ OUT MY WHEELS ♪ ♪ OVERNIGHTIN’ ON A
DESERT STRIP, MAKIN’
TIME AND LOSIN’ GRIP ♪ ♪ DRIVING CIRCLES IN
THE CANYONS OF MY MIND ♪ ♪♪♪

100 thoughts on “The Avett Brothers – High Steppin’”

  1. Just got home from their show at the USANA Amphiteater here in Salt Lake City and as always, it was terrific. I've only seen one show before, in Las Vegas at the Silverton Casino about 2005. It was just the 4 of them that night–tonight they had some extra players which they've had for quite a while. Anyway, they're still great, still v. entertaining and played nearly 2 hours. I went with my son and his wife (and their 2 kids) and my daughter and her husband and my ex-wife (!!). We're still friendly and our son got her a ticket and gave her a course in how to listen to the Avett's. Anyway, always fun to see most bands play live and they have always impressed…

  2. This is my first time hearing of these guys, and I gotta say, it feels like an acid trip. However, they do seem pretty genuine and passionate, so I'm interested in seeing their other works as well.

  3. Been following the guys since the early 00s, and this is the most excited I've been for one of their releases in about ten years.

  4. If you are a long time supporter of the avett brothers and you havent seen the hbo documentary I HIGHLY reccomend it! This whole group deserves far more than they get credit for they are living breathing jukeboxes when it comes to music and sincere laid back decent people overall! Ive held them dear since Emotionalism dropped until forever I am grateful for the avett brothers!

  5. tf happened to the Avett Brothers?? they used to have such good music, now they're like country tryna be twenty one pilots with the music video, and the lyrics are pretty basic unlike what they used to do.. guess everything good comes to an end.

  6. I watched this music video and initially I thought… This blows…..I then watched a live show recording of the song…. I like it..A Lot…. I think its just a more mature, grown up, polished and refined song of the Avett brothers. Job well done…

  7. I so adore you so much that i goes off the Richter Scale….I am not quite sure what you're doing but keep it up!
    Love and blessings from Scotland. xxx

  8. You boys ok? Despite the happy-go-country sound here, I'm getting dark vibes, about the cost of fame & fortune (and not just from Senor Death). Costumes on, and masks off? F#ckin' hope not! Take care of yourselves and each other, out there. You've given us so much, that no ticket or merch purchase can NEVER repay. Thank you, and be well.

  9. What the fuck happened to the good ol boys playing bluegrass and simple folk tunes? This shit is awful radio crap.

  10. Had no idea who the artist was when this autoplayed so I thought I was on a Rhett and Link video for a second.

  11. looks like Casey Affleck from the Dunkin' commercial with the Vanilla Nut taps and the coffee off the dude's windshield

  12. Every now and then when things get rough, and I start to doubt things can just be good, these guys drop a new single and I calm the F down. Thanks avett brothers.

  13. The Avetts have stated multiple times that yes Rick Rubin is their producer but they don't release any music or style of song that they don't personally want to release themselves. It isn't that Rubin is controlling their music or making their sound his own. I guess it's just easier for some people to believe that Rick is "ruining" their music than it is to just accept that the Avetts are growing and changing and want to sound different. I love their old style as much as the next fan, but we really gotta let it go. I'm sure they will have those old sounding songs here and there but songs like this are the core of their future, and I say that is good because it's what they want.

  14. When a Bluegrass band tries to make a video integrated with 90% Black dancers but it ends up like they are slaves…

  15. Scott and Seth this is a great song. I hope yall can do John Hancock's last show. From a guy out south of Rock Hill in the sticks of Chester County, it has been a blast following yall's ride… Good shit done sincerly.

    BTW nice duality.

  16. I'm just glad as hell to see a bunch of people getting to dance together on a road and smiling so much for such a great set of lyrics… No more no less why ask for more?

  17. This one was tough for me to warm up to….but saw them play it live earlier this week….and it was a genuine highlight.

  18. Just heard this for my first time on my way to work today & I feel like I've missed out on something. I'll be digging deeper when I get home tonight. Love this.

  19. Not loving the talking part..it is almost one minute long…. just too much of a lull.. but I almost never do on any song by anyone….. but it is just one song…. and I love the rest of the song… would love an edited version or remixed version without that part and some extended choruses to go along with it.

  20. This song confuses me. Have enjoyed a lot of their music, and it never sounded "Country". My local "alternative" radio is playing this song and I turn it off every time. Not because I despise country music, this song just hits the ear wrong when you are used to NIN, 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers etc.

  21. Been a fan for a long time. But for me the song was okay, then the speech in the middle ruined it. Reminded me of the time I was having sex with this girl and she stopped in the middle to tell me about her yeast infection.

  22. I work a 5am freight shift… it sucks. But I'm allowed to listen to music so it's all good.
    This song came on and I had to put down my box of tractor parts just to see who was singing…then I had to start it over to catch the lyrics.
    Then i came back hours later when i was finally home so i could see the video…..which was interrupted by someone telling me my two horses had escaped.

    I gotta say it was not the worst day I've had but it was pretty shitty…. however the positive vibes were more helpful than i expected… as i was wading through shoulder deep weeds trying to catch two wild ponies the chorus was going on a loop in my head….. high stepping indeed.

    So after all that, i FINALLY GOT TO SEE THE REST OF THE VIDEO.

  23. I love this song. But…I don’t like Seth’s spoken part in the middle. Aahhhggghhh! I think it kills the whole groove of the song. Oh well. Just my two cents. Still love the song.

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