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Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

In The Higher Ground Of The Music

A spring 13 May 1950, when Elvis Presley made his first "dabbled" with the guitar, and the music of Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Mahalia Jackson and Ray Charles played on the radio, I was going to happen one of these events were to be momentous for music in the coming decades.

It was the premature birth in a small town in central northeastern United States of just 92,000 people called Saginaw (Michigan), the third son of Lula Mae Hardaway in a family surfing in poverty and disgrace. That little creature -named Stevland Hardaway Judkins- was blind by excess oxygen in the incubator where they helped to give their first breaths of life.
Little Stevie, born to be a star
His future is bleak and complex venture, but the spiritual strength and inner star only a few have inside, made the "ugly duckling" moved his dark future and become a spectacular "swan" has shone and shines brightly to date, reaching the name known to all of Stevie Wonder. Few are the people who have attained the status of genius by nature and creativity in music. His today could not exist without a past where music has reached a breakthrough with him a advance logarithmic in her evolution. And his future could not exist without observing a today lively and full of excitement with his presence in the music.
In his biography is related how while he remained in a coma after a traffic accident, he only responded by moving his fingers when his manager sang in his ear the lyrics of this song. He said that "I would like to believe in reincarnation, to believe that there is another life. I wrote Higher Ground even before the accident. This is like my second chance to do something or do more, and appreciate the fact that I am alive."

Stevie in the Higher Ground of the música

He is unique and unrepeatable. He has managed to climb to the top of the musical universe, so to the strains of one of his genius shaped of song, I congratulate him and thank him for giving emotions, love, and a doctrine to life positive and tolerant. Happy Birthday Stevie, you are already at the top. You are at the Higher Ground, but especially in the deepest and within of our hearts.
Lyrics Higher Ground

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 the 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...Whew!
Till I reach my highest ground
No one's gonna bring me down
Oh no
Till I reach my highest ground
Don't you let nobody bring you down (they'll sho 'nuff try)
God is gonna show you higher ground
He's the only friend you have around
(Desfallecimiento)
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