Higher Ground

This song is on Dan Fogelberg's "River Of Souls" album released in 1993-I have this CD
My friend Gail Pearson that lives in Texas sent me a "River of Souls" shirt
The album features a variety of genres ranging from Celtic, Brazilian, country, and African soft rock
It received mostly positive reviews from fans and critics alike, praising the instrumentation and vocals
However, some of the song's topics, which included war and politics, were not well received
Dan Fogelberg vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, percussion, sampling
Robert McEntee electric guitar-On July 2,2002 when I saw Dan Fogelberg and his band in concert at The Grove venue in Anaheim, California I went backstage and talked with Robert McEntee
And 2 drawings I did of Dan Fogelberg were given to Dan that night and he signed a Dan Fogelberg song book for me
Russ Kunkel cymbals
Carlos Vega drums
Julia Tillman Waters backing vocals
Oren Waters backing vocals
Maxine Willard Waters backing vocals
Producer Dan Fogelberg
Executive Producer Remington Buckaroo Boone-Dan Fogelberg's Coon cat
Engineers Dan Fogelberg, Marty Lewis, Dave Reynolds, Elliot Scheiner and James Tuttle
Assistant Engineers Neal Avron, Anastasia Fogelberg, Dave Glover, Mike Kloster and Kevin Nimmo
Art Direction and Design John Kosh and Brian Wittman
Photography Henry Diltz


Rain keeps falling, keeps falling down
Like it's never going to quit
Trouble stalks this one horse town
Like it can smell the fear inside of it

Through the night the fires rage
Mixing juices 'til they disengage
Mouths get hungry and the hands reach out
Is there something we should talk about

We've got to head for higher ground
Good people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground, higher ground

Shattered trusts and broken vows 
Can exact a heavy toll
And in the race of heart and mind
Sure, the loser is the soul

We've got to head for higher ground
Good people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground, higher ground

Higher, higher, higher, higher
Higher, higher, higher

Faithless deeds for faithless times
All men are guilty of their brothers' crimes
So few are chosen, there's even fewer called
So few can ever read the writing on the wall

We've got to head for higher ground
Oh people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground, higher

We've got to head for higher ground
Good people there's hard choices going down now
We've got to head for higher ground
Head for higher ground, higher ground

~~~ Dan Fogelberg ~~~