"Higher" as written by Darren Jon Barley, Ilan Flaishler, Shmuel Flaishler and Ruven Flaishler....
I'm doing nothing
'Cause then at least I'm doing nothing wrong
And I'm staying on my own
And turn off my telephone
But nothing's gained, nothing's won

Yeah, you can tell them,
Yeah, you can say whatever
I don't care, yeah
But if you wanna play it cool
Then I got news for you
It's getting hotter, hotter in here

So, when I speak, listen
This is my decision
But you keep on messing up the words (oh, oh, oh)
So when I speak, listen,
'Cause you keep on pushing,
Like I need permission to be heard (oh, oh, oh)
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
Higher
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
Higher
So when I speak, listen
This is my decision
But you keep on messing up the words

It's getting closer
I'm movin' in and there are things ya know
And I am sick of playing games
And I'm not go'n say no names
But you are not who to blame

Yeah, you can turn off
Yeah, you can go ahead and put it straight
'Cause I am finishing myself
And I do not need your help
I'm gonna do this tonight

So, when I speak, listen
This is my decision
But you keep on messing up the words (oh, oh, oh)
So when I speak, listen
'Cause you keep on pushing
Like I need permission to be heard (oh, oh, oh)
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
Higher
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
Higher
So when I speak, listen
This is my decision
But you keep on messing up the words

I'm gonna lift it, lift it
When you say higher, I go higher
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
Yeah, you can try, but I go higher
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
The only thing that I've been tryin' to do is listen, so listen

So, when I speak, listen
This is my decision, (yeah, yeah)
But you keep on messing up the words (oh, oh, oh) (you keep on messing up my words)
So when I speak, listen
'Cause you keep on pushing
Like I need permission to be heard (oh, oh, oh)
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
Higher
I'm gonna lift it, lift it
Higher
So when I speak, listen
This is my decision
But you keep on messing up the words


Lyrics submitted by bunnykins, edited by jersey47

"Higher" as written by Arnthor Birgisson Ina Wroldsen

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentI think this song is similar to 'Up' in it's lyrical themes. I think they are both about going to the next step with a boy
    kimkamkimon December 29, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationi think the song is about declaring yourself as an independent person who can make their own decisions but feels that another person [a friend or lover] keeps trying to dominate them but the singer is saying the need space and can do things on their own. The 'higher' is a reference to how they can make their life better and successful.
    billythepubon May 06, 2017   Link

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