Higher Power

Album: Greatest Hits (1997)
  • This was one of three new songs Boston recorded for their Greatest Hits album. This track features their original lead singer Brad Delp, who left the band in the early '90s.
  • Boston leader Tom Scholz wrote this with bass player David Sikes. The "Higher Power" is a concept in Alcoholics Anonymous to help participants deal with their addiction. In this song, Delp sings about looking beyond himself for guidance.
  • The song includes a Catholic prayer right before the guitar solo. It is the "Serenity Prayer," written by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Matthew - Milford, MA
  • The vocals on this song are sung by Brad Delp, Fran Cosmo and Tom Scholz. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jane - central, FL

Comments: 6

  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxAlas, Brad Delp showed that alcohol isn't all that can take you down.
  • Phil from Leesburg, Fli love the deep voice XS
  • Lg from New York, NyThe Serenity Prayer is found in AA literature. Nobody stumbles upon this stuff--the lingo, etc.-- without doing some, er, research.
  • Brock from Jackson, Milove this song. once had alcohol issues and wish I would've found out how powerful this song really was when I had them. I love how the prayer is put in there too.

    RIP Brad Delp
  • Craig from Henderson, NvThis song inspires me for some reason. Probably my top 10 favorite songs.
  • Craig from Henderson, NvThis song inspires me for some reason. Probably my top 10 favorite songs.
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