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Kesha
Written by Kesha Sebert
Stephen Wrabel
Jeff Bhasker
Nate Ruess
Produced by Jeff Bhasker
Background
vocals by
Stephen Wrabel
Jeff Bhasker
Length 3:19
Album
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"High Road" is a song by Kesha from her fourth studio album, High Road. Part of the song can be heard during the trailer for the album. It serves as the fourth track from the album.

Background

Kesha mentioned on the Zach Sang show that the song is about getting high. Kesha played a longer snippet of the song during her album release party with iHeartRadio.[1][2]

She explains the song in her Irish Times interview,

I think people would maybe think that I was calling it High Road because I intend on always being so pious and taking the high road, when in reality this song is about . . . Come at me with your hateful comments and the stuff that used to bother me. I’m just going to smoke a little weed and laugh at it because I don’t have time to get mad about it, quite frankly. I’m too busy to get pissed off about some stranger’s mean comments.

Music Video

Music video Information
Kesha - High Road (Official Video)

Kesha - High Road (Official Video)

Released February 3, 2020
Length 3:25
Director Magic Seed
Producer Magic Seed
Filmed 2019
Location
Vevo views +1 million

Part of the official music video leaked online on February 2, 2020. The same day, Kesha announced that the video would premiere on the following day, February 3.

The music video does not have a clear storyline to follow like other music videos. It shows Kesha in different locations including the desert, a church, a house, an abandoned marketplace, and a car she is driving. She is wearing some looks from her 2019 photoshoot with Dana Trippe and Brian Roettinger, so it is likely the photoshoot and music video took place at the same time. Her bodyguard, Jeremiah, appears in the video lifting weights during the second verse.

Lyrics

I'm taking the high road
I'm high as fuck and these assholes won't shut up
Got me laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep
I'm taking the high road
I'm high as fuck and I don't know where I'll end up
But I'm laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep

I'm taking the
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)

B-I-T-C-H, I'm that bitch you love to hate
S-T-R-aight, talk that shit straight to my bank
So aggressive, passive-aggressive
Delete the message and pass me a beverage, oh

Oh, good God, what the fuck have I done
All in the name of good, clean fun?
Y'all think I'm crazy, think I'm dumb
Could a bitch who's dumb write a number one?
Woo! More than one?
Woo! More than two?
Yeah, more than you, woo!

I'm taking the high road
I'm high as fuck and these assholes won't shut up
Got me laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep
I'm taking the high road
I'm high as fuck and I don't know where I'll end up
But I'm laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep

I'm taking the
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road

K-E-S-H-A, I can S-P-ell my name
Oy vey, okay, hope y'all have a blessed day
So pretentious, I'm so damn pretentious
Delete the message and pass me the beverage, hey

Oh, good God, sorry for the low blow?
A girl like me tryna take the high road
Been meditating, transcendental
Why y'all think I'm fuckin' mental?
Oh, I'm havin' fun
Woo! I'm havin' fun (She's havin' fun)
Woo! This shit is done
Yeah, now play that drum

I'm taking the high road
I'm high as fuck and these assholes won't shut up
Got me laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep
I'm taking the high road
I'm high as fuck and I don't know where I'll end up
But I'm laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep

I'm taking the
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road) I'm takin' the
(High road)

(Now put your hands up)
(Now put your hands down)
(Now put your hands up, up, up, up)
(Now put your hands down)
(Now put your hands up)
(Now put your hands down)
(Now put your hands up, up, up, up)
(Now put your hands down)

I'm taking the high road
I'm high as hell to the bastards, I wish you well
Got me laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep
I'm taking the high road
So high up, you can try though, you can’t touch
But I'm laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep

I'm taking the
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)

B-I-T-C-H, I'm that b**** you love to hate
S-T-R-aight, talk that shh straight to my bank
So aggressive, passive-aggressive
Delete the message and pass me a beverage, oh

Oh, good God, what the hell have I done
All in the name of good, clean fun?
Y'all think I'm crazy, think I'm dumb
Could a dumb dumb write a number one?
Woo! More than one?
Woo! More than two?
Yeah, more than you, woo!

I'm taking the high road
I'm high as hell, to the bastards I wish you well
Got me laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep
I'm taking the high road
So high as up, you can try though, you can’t touch
But I'm laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep

I'm taking the
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road

K-E-S-H-A, I can S-P-ell my name
Oy vey, okay, hope y'all have a blessed day
So pretentious, I'm so damn pretentious
Delete the message and pass me the beverage, hey

Oh, good God, sorry for the low blow?
A girl like me tryna take the high road
Been meditating, transcendental
Why y'all think I'm goin' mental?
Oh, I'm havin' fun
Woo! I'm havin' fun (She's havin' fun)
Woo! What rhymes with fun?
Yeah, now play that drum

I'm taking the high road
I'm high as hell, to the bastards I wish you well
Got me laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep
I'm taking the high road
So high as up, you can try though, you can’t touch
But I'm laughing, I ain't losin' no sleep

I'm taking the
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road)
(High road) I'm takin' the
(High road)

(Now put your hands up)
(Now put your hands down)
(Now put your hands up, up, up, up)
(Now put your hands down)
(Now put your hands up)
(Now put your hands down)
(Now put your hands up, up, up, up)
(Now put your hands down)

Trivia

  • According to her Elvis Duran 2020 interview, she almost got in an accident while filming the music video for this song because her bellybutton ring got caught in the driver's jacket.

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