Song

Higher Ground: STEVIE WONDER

Australian singles chart:
Higher Ground entered the Kent charts on 24 September 1973 and peaked at #62.

Album:
The song is on Innervisions which entered the Kent album charts on 1 October 1973 and peaked at #26.

Songfacts:
The lyrics deal with getting a second chance (“So darn glad he let me try it again”) and making the most of it. Strangely, Wonder recorded it three months before he was almost killed on his way to a benefit concert in North Carolina.
Guided by a mix of Christian morality and astrological mysticism, Wonder believed he was writing a “special song” whose lyrics suggested a coming day of judgment. “I did the whole thing in three hours” he told Q magazine. It was almost as if I had to get it done. I felt something was going to happen. I didn’t know what or when, but I felt something.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/stevie-wonder/higher-ground

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