"Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder cover)" as written by and Stevie Wonder....
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 my 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

An' Stevie knows that nobody's gonna bring me down
Till I reach the highest ground, 'cause me 'n' Stevie, see
We're gonna be a sailin' on the funky, funky sound (till I reach the highest ground)
Bustin' out and I'll break you out, 'cause I'm sailin' on
(Till I reach the highest ground)
Just sailin' on, sailin' on the higher ground (till I reach the highest ground)


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"Higher Ground" as written by Stevie Wonder

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    General CommentIt's about trying your best in life, with the ultimate goal of reaching heaven.
    CJFon June 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is on the Power Rangers Movie. First time i heard it was in that, lol. Not many bands can get away with being in the Power Rangers Movie, Chilis can.
    Eskimo_8on April 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is on the Power Rangers Movie. First time i heard it was in that, lol. Not many bands can get away with being in the Power Rangers Movie, Chilis can.
    Eskimo_8on April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTry listening to Stevie Wonder's original version. Anthony and Flea are big fans of Stevie, I'd love to here see them do more covers of his songs.
    Brunoblueon June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI watched Centre Stage the other nite, and this song was in the film. It gives me energy.
    xrachiexon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits so great. one of the best covers of all time.
    redhedrockeron April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentword!
    lovekiedison April 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's the chili pepper's tribute to one of their biggest influences, stevie wonder
    epp88on May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought that one of the best versions of this song was on the 'Out In LA' album. The 12" Vocal Mix. But tis a good song, whatever.
    1000_bongson May 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe stevie wonder cover that made the band popular. it's about trying to be a better person. it's represented by higher ground, since heaven is frequently called this.
    epp88on May 29, 2004   Link

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