Half A Century High

Half a Century High appeared on:
Tape From California
Live At Newport

Covers of Half a Century High may be found on YouTube.

Chords may be found here

Lyrics as published in The Complete Phil Ochs

In the tube where I was born
I could have sworn
There was so much to see
There was so little to be
But I was free

World at my command
Through the dots I ran
Looking for a man
Who looked like me

And now it can be told
I’m a quarter of a century old
But I’m half a century high

In the tube where I was grown
I was alone
The figure on the floor
The dream behind the door

The sound was low
The Ballgame on the street
Disappeared behind my feet
Out of breath my heart would beat
To see another show

And now it can be told
I’m a quarter of a century old
But I’m half a century high

In the tube where I was killed
I was fulfilled
The lies of light would bend
I’d stare until the end
And then again

Fascinated by the fad
I gave all the mind I had
And whenever I was sad
I had my friends

And now it can be told
I’m a quarter of a century old
But I’m half a century high

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