Got me up so high, trying to get a piece of that apple pie
I be up so high, trying to get a piece of that apple pie
Got me up so high, trying to get a piece of that apple pie
I be up so high, trying to get a piece of that apple pie

from J. Cole – She Knows Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He’s gotten high off of drugs and high off of the life he is now living while trying to get apple pie, which is the American Dream, which in rap is drinking, smoking, and getting any woman you want. It could also refer to a good looking woman, with her being the apple pie and his high status being the thing he uses to get the pie.

Being up high and being able to get what he’s wanted has changed him. But he still want to reach for more.

This song is a slight preview for Forbidden Fruit also. Saying that sin in disguise is even more tempting. Success to the point where you get most of what you want taking for granted what you need. Did Adam bite the apple because the apple looked good or because Eve told him to, or is it a combination of the two. We want things that once were so far from our reach.

There is saying “Pie in the Sky” which he could also be referring to: an obtainable goal in the future.

It’s also a simple reference to being high and thus having the munchies.

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