Think about it, there must be higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
Without it, life is a wasted time
Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine
Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair?
We walk blind and we try to see
Falling behind in what could be

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Where's that higher love I keep thinking of?

Worlds are turning and we're just hanging on
Facing our fear and standing out there alone
A yearning, and it's real to me
There must be someone who's feeling for me
Things look so bad everywhere
In this whole world, what is fair?
We walk blind and we try to see
Falling behind in what could be

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Where's that higher love I keep thinking of?

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring be a higher love
I could rise above on a higher love

I will wait for it
I'm not too late for it
Until then, I'll sing my song
To cheer the night along

Bring it, oh bring it.

I could light the night up with my soul on fire
I could make the sun shine from pure desire
Let me feel that love come over me
Let me feel how strong it could be

Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Bring me a higher love
Where's that higher love I keep thinking of?



Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

"Higher Love" as written by Martin Gore

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General Comment:I think a lot of it has to do with God. He is expressing how he is tired of the romantic love and is wondering if their is a "Higher Love" that goes beyond romance and condition. Uncoditional love, of which God is, if you put religion aside.

    It's a great song and I think it gives a great perspective of God. Too often, religions including traditional Christianity, have made God out to be something it/he/she is NOT.

    Winwood is also expressing how God, the REAL God of unconditional love, is also within us. That God is all of us and that we are "higher" than our physical body, but how it is also hard to realize that because we get caught up in this world all the time ("Where's that higher love I keep thinking of?").
    Nathan54ABon May 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:This song was written by Steve's friend Will Jennings. In an interview he said the following:

    "I was born in East Texas and my mother and father's families were from Arkansas and the generations before were from the Deep South. My father's father was a Methodist preacher, a circuit rider, in Arkansas. My earliest memories are of the music in church and of my aunts and uncles singing the beautiful old hymns. 'Higher Love' is a generation past that, when things were not so much taken for granted, so that one has to plea, 'Bring me a higher love,' and the lines are all trying to explain why there must be higher love. A modern hymn, you might call it."
    mcmanison April 20, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:Sorry, haters gonna hate, but this without doubt about God. Lyrics written by Will Jennings. Even the line "I could make the sun shine from pure desire" fits in. Scripture says that Christ views the Church as His bride, and that He loves the Church passionately, as a groom loves his bride. If you know that love, you know that the line fits perfectly with this song being about the higher love of God.
    darklordkhaoson August 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The writer is trying to reach out to God - asking for his love.
    stoolhardyon January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:No, not about God. About a romantic partner.

    It *could* be about God, but judging by this line, it's about romantic love, not religious love:
    "I could make the sun shine from pure desire"

    Sounds romantic rather than religious. Still, it could be about God.
    frijolito_tson February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Easy song to translate. Its about that certain level of passion that is uncommon to most people. Most people take comfort as love whereas this "higher love" is so much more. Hence the "We walk blind and we try to see Falling behind in what could be" He knows that all the "loves" he has had in the past werent true and left him feeling empty and he is yearning for that Higher Love. The love that is hard to explain. The higher love that completes him


    "I could light the night up with my soul on fire
    I could make the sun shine from pure desire
    Let me feel that love come over me
    Let me feel how strong it could be"

    The most intense passion, romance, love, feelings all combined.

    Definitely an awesome song. Very talented.
    acidsexon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song reminds me of doing Ham Radio in High school. It bought me Higher Geekness
    Stefanem20904on July 25, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation:It's a song with a double meaning, one is about finding a person (romantic partner) who truly loves you and whom you really connect with. The other, larger meaning is that it is about higher power in the universe. I wouldn't say it is about God as in the Abrahamic god, or about any other deity in organized religions...but rather about some sort of abstract force, higher power, etc.
    MurasakiGreyon April 01, 2014   Link

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