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Higher Ground Lyrics

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Higher Ground

People keep on learnin'
Soldiers keep on warrin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long
Powers keep on lyin'
While your people keep on dyin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long
I'm so darn glad he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin'
Till I reach the highest ground
Teachers keep on teachin'
Preachers keep on preachin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long
Oh no
Lovers keep on lovin'
Believers keep on believin'
Sleepers just stop sleepin'
Cause it won't be too long
Oh no
I'm so glad that he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin'
Till I reach my highest ground...Whew!
Till I reach my highest ground
No one's gonna bring me down
Oh no
Till I reach my highest ground
Don't you let nobody bring you down (they'll sho 'nuff try)
God is gonna show you higher ground
He's the only friend you have around


by andy on 12/7/2008 6:56pm
"great song"
by jala on 3/28/2009 3:39pm
wow that is a nice song
by vb on 6/9/2009 10:35am
I plan on doing this one using interpretive sign language for my "learning sign language" class.
by Constance on 7/28/2010 9:27pm
This wonderful man is prolific. I've been listening to his music since he did Finger tips part one at the Apollo Theater back in 68 ot was one of my graduation presents. He fascinated me then and to this day this beautiful man still fascinates me with his soulful lyrics and his beautiful song styling. Love me some Stevie...
by seeken on 3/8/2011 6:59pm
Wrong lurics. Its good up until the last 8 lines.
by morty on 5/10/2011 1:36pm
love it
by melissa yahyaogu on 5/24/2011 5:04am
i do chior and i have to sing this song which is pretty high i'm a syprano
by melissa yahyaoglu on 5/24/2011 5:07am
i love this song and i do it for chior and this song is pretty high and i;m a syprano and my best friend loves stevie wonder
by Lulu on 8/23/2011 2:13pm
My friend Jeff Newsom had this song played as he was dying from ALS -- a wonderful musician and person, this song summed it up for Jeff! RIP friend.
by Celia Manggia on 10/6/2011 1:06pm
I love this song !!!
by Esther on 10/29/2011 12:51am
very prophetic song,hope it will minister or make meaning to some people,grsap the wisdom or prophecy behind this song o world.
The God of second chance is calling
by Reno Rick on 1/22/2012 3:27pm
Rock on Stevie, one of the best songs ever, especially when you do it. Huge fan of your music and my God bless you for standing up for Him. L&R, Rick
by tele Jeff on 1/25/2012 9:43am
Love Stevie's songs, but he never quite got the scansion thing down.
by R-man on 4/2/2012 11:36am
I like the red hot chili peppers cover better
by Steve on 5/6/2012 9:44pm
The RHCP version is great too, especially the one on David Letterman. But Stevie's live version in 1973 on you tube is a classic.
by Winnie on 5/19/2012 9:53pm
I like both versions of this song. Stevie's is soulful and RHCP's hard. I like to listen them back to back.
by marie on 6/28/2012 12:29pm
this is a good song! now i understand what it means because i found the lyrics!!! :)
by Jean K on 9/8/2012 2:02pm
Loved this song...just learned the lyrics. Bummed its about the false belief of reincarnation...we are appointed once to die. Then the judgement. Truth...there actually is one.
by Sean M on 9/15/2012 8:56pm
Right on Jean! Cool song....wrong belief.
by arini on 2/19/2013 2:58pm
by Deni on 6/12/2013 5:37pm
This song is not about reincarnation. According to Stevie, it is about second chances. He believes he was given a second chance when he was almost killed in a car accident. If you truly believe in God, then you know that He is all about second, third or however many chances we need until we finally figure it out. If you really think that this song has anything to do with reincarnation and feel the need to judge Stevie accordingly, then you need to take your second chance because God doesn't leave it up to you to decide.
by john on 7/14/2013 1:47pm
we did this for worship service... could not believe my ears. so blessed.
by marty b on 10/24/2013 4:45pm
so darn gald that he wrote this song.gonna keep on listenin till i cant listen no mo.bapata bapata bapata bapata.
by donald on 1/1/2014 7:32pm
by Djehuty369 on 9/3/2017 1:55pm
Deni, this song was released almost three months BEFORE his near fatal car crash; initially, reincarnation was the focus. It wasn't about being reborn, via the X-tian belief system. It was recorded and released in May '73, while his accident was in Aug '73. More than likely, the lyrics were written many months or years before he laid the final was common practice for Stevie. The Bible actually speaks about reincarnation...but, oh well.

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