Three Days Grace: The High Road Meaning
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The High Road Lyrics
Bleeding on the inside
I told you I was lost
In the middle of my life
There’s times I stayed alive for you
There’s times I would’ve died for you
There’s times it didn’t matter at all
Will you help me find the right...
This song is based on a metaphor that compares life to a road. This particular road, like life, has high points and low points. But like a road has signs to direct people where to go, life has family, friends and loved ones to help direct our lives in the right direction. This song is about being in one of those low points and asking for help finding the way out. Gontier sings "there's times I stayed alive for you, there's times I would have died for you," which means that he has been there to help someone else in their low spot but now needs that person to help him. Because the thing about hills is that once you go down, there's always a way back up - he needs help finding that high road to lead him back to the top. The lyrics suggest that this song is perhaps meant for a significant other: "I'll do whatever it takes to be the mistake you can't live without." This implies that the narrator needs guidance so that he can live a better life for the person that he loves.
anonymous Feb 20th, 2:37pm report
I believe it's about a guy that broke up with his love but is now realizing his faults and is remembering everything that they've been through. "The worst part is looking back and knowing that I was wrong". I feel like they struggled in their relationship but then after some time they realized that was all they had and they realized they put a lot of effort into it and it really wasn't as bad as he remembered.
anonymous Jun 1st, 2017 6:42pm report
I believe that Adam is writing about a girl that he broke up with and wants to get back together with. "Will you help me take the right way up" and "will you straighten me out" is asking if she will let him back into his heart easily and "or let me take the wrong way down" is asking if she won't and he has to get over her and "or make me take the long way around" is asking if it will be a long process getting back into her heart. "I took the low road in, I'll take the high road out" may imply that she wasn't happy with him because he took drugs or alcohol and he's willing to "do whatever it takes to be the mistake you can't live without" meaning he is willing to give up everything bad about him to get back together with her. "The worst part is looking back
And knowing that I was wrong" implied that he broke up with her and he was wrong and wants her back
anonymous Apr 12th, 2017 4:40pm report
I think this song is about being in tough times. Because when Gontier says "I took the low road in", "I'll take the high road out", it means that he took the row road into a tough situation and you will take The High Road out of the situations you're in.
anonymous Feb 16th, 2016 2:15pm report
This song is about being done with someone or something, and being so fed up after you gave them everything and they still mistreat you, so you leave but you take the high road out.
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