"Higher" as written by Mark Tremonti and Scott Stapp....
When dreaming I'm guided to another world
Time and time again
At sunrise I fight to stay asleep
'Cause I don't want to leave the comfort of this place
'Cause there's a hunger, a longing to escape
From the life I live when I'm awake
So let's go there
Let's make our escape
Come on, let's go there
Let's ask can we stay?

Can you take me higher?
To the place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To the place with golden streets

Although I would like our world to change
It helps me to appreciate
Those nights and those dreams
But, my friend, I'd sacrifice all those nights
If I could make the Earth and my dreams the same
The only difference is
To let love replace all our hate
So let's go there
Let's make our escape
Come on, let's go there
Let's ask can we stay?

Can you take me higher?
To the place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To the place with golden streets

So let's go there
So let's go there
Come on, let's go there
Let's ask can we stay?

Up high I feel like I'm alive for the very first time
Set up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams
And make them mine

Set up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams
And make them mine

Can you take me higher?
To the place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To the place with golden streets

Can you take me higher?
To the place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To the place with golden streets


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"Higher" as written by Scott Stapp Mark Tremonti

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  • +8
    General Commentit's too bad your all wrong!!In the September 2000 edition of Spin magazine, Scott Stapp explained that this is is not about Christ's ascension to heaven or taking a big bong hit, but is about the power of lucid-dreaming: "You're physically asleep, but you're awake in your mind," he explains. He read a book about Hindu monks who have perfected the technique and thought it might help him squelch a recurring nightmare: He's running down a highway, closely pursued by a man with a gun. He turns left and hides behind a pillar beneath an overpass but gets shot anyway. Stapp says that once he learned how to lucid-dream, he was able to alter the nightmare so that he turned right and escaped. After he wrote "Higher" about the experience, he never had the nightmare again.
    madsteezr93on May 17, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI've had a lucid dream before, its really fun. It sucks I'm not in the state to try it again, my creativity is hampered. But anyway even if it there is some inspiration from the lucid dream I also think he put his faith in the song as well. Everyone knows where golden streets are- Heaven, and only blind men can see in heaven, so there has to be a spiritual reference there. Whatever I don't want to argue. I just like this song. A positive song for once.
    GrungyBeatleon December 26, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's about taking the dream of Heaven and making it a reality on earth... "Up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams And make them mine".
    rhinkon April 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentScott Stapp is having this reoccuring dream that he is in this far-away place (heaven). And he sees all these things on earth that are bad. And he wishes he could make his dreams the daily life on earth. AWESOME SONG!
    metboy111on April 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy are there only 3 (?!?!?!?!?!?!) Posts???? This is one of the best songs ever!!! The epitomy of the anguish of hope and how when you feel loved you feel like you can do anything!
    smile_lots22on May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsorry if that last comment offended anyone. that was just my roommate letting out some anger...
    peace
    *6on May 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll of you disgust me to a degree I haven't seen or heard in several weeks.

    Creed is a terrific band that may not appeal to everyone but in the mean time does not try to. To those who 'hate' Creed, I find it sad that you find the time and energy to dislike a band so much where you find it necessary to post about it. I listen to what pacifies my mind and provides me with a pleasant state of mind. Granted, the genres do change over the course of a day depending on my mood, but for the most part this band is incredible. They are not one of my favorites but they have produced music, an astounding feat alone that most of you couldn't equal, but is has been better than average music. I like many genres of music including rap and trance along with reggae.

    To those trying to defend this song and it's meaning, do not bother any longer. It seems obvious from the posts that I have glanced through, that the authors have no true clue what they are talking about. The fact that they take, let alone have, the time to bash another person's music is intriguing. I have always found that if you don't enjoy something, or you aren't required to do it, then you should reconsider.

    Regarding the meaning of the song, several meanings emerge in my mind including the influence of drugs, religion, and other a few other topics. If I would have to guess from the lyrics, the video, and the musicians themselves, it would be about 'lucid dreaming'.

    Have fun and take care.
    dbieon12on July 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPS: I just read the lucid dreaming post. That is awesome stuff!
    ProfBlueAcosta317on March 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love listening to this song on a rainy night.... great sound!
    Sunnyon March 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment>rolls his eyes at finch>
    Anyway, smiles.. this is a great song.. I did not post for it because it is so popular. Even though the message is good, there would have been no sense for me to post about it because i would have dumbasses like finch on my ass and he would fill up at least 500 posts with his lame assed arguement
    myownprison333on May 10, 2002   Link

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