Blog #6
Blog #6: Listening of the week
"Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
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About the artist

Stevie Wonder is one of the most influential musicians and composers in all of music history.  He has written and succeeded in the genres of Motown, Pop, Soul, Funk, RnB, and Rock.  Blinded shortly after his birth, Stevie learned piano, harmonica, and drums as a child and at the age of 11 signed his first record deal with Motown records.  Since his first hit in 1963, Stevie has had countless hits and won an array of musical awards and honors.  Stevie is still alive and touring at the age of 69. 

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How to Listen

Listen to all of or some of the song below a few times:

1st time:  Just listen and take it in
2nd time: Listen and follow along with the lyrics
3rd time:  Listen and focus on the music behind the lyrics

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Listen
Stevie Wonder
"Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
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Lyrics

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
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