Standing On Higher Ground

Album: Gaudi (1987)
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  • I know the truth
    But I can't say
    And I have to turn my head
    And look the other way

    I'm not afraid
    And I won't lie
    As long as I see no wrong
    I won't need to testify

    I see the world
    And I'm looking from a high place
    Way above it all
    Standing on higher ground

    I breathe the air
    While they're running in a rat race
    Way above it all
    Standing on higher ground

    I feel the blow
    But I don't speak
    And I have to close my eyes
    Pretending I'm asleep

    Well I see the tears
    But I don't cry
    As long as I do no wrong
    I don't need an alibi

    I see the world
    And I'm looking from a high place
    Way above it all
    Standing on higher ground

    I breathe the air
    While they're running in a rat race
    Way above it all
    Standing on higher ground

Comments: 3

  • Thom from Boise Id.That is called "Ghost Noting" in the percussion world. The rythom carries you through a corridor of audible beats that sets your inner metronome leaving the listener to fill in subconsciously where the "unheard" beats, or (notes) should be. A delightful drumming trick, but be careful, not every note you're hearing is actually a kick drum or (bass) drum. Some of what you're hearing is actually coming from a bass guitar, which technically isn't a guitar. It's just a bass. I know, tricky huh!? Love this song!
  • Anton from EarthAlways have been moved by this song, but am too ignorant of music to know what it is they do to the rhythm, at several spots, particularly in the intro, it's like they push or pull the beat a half step off. What is that? A mistake in production? An intentional offset designed to catch listeners by surprise? Does this manipulation have a name? Note this is not a criticism, but a request for information.
  • Lisa from Milwaukee, Wi, WiI first heard this song while vacationing in San Juan back in May of 1987. Loved it then, LOVE it now! APP has got to be one of the most underrated, underappreciated bands of our time!
    I'm gonna go listen to I robot now!
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