Higher ~ Creed

Creed was an American post-grunge band from Tallahassee, Florida that became popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Creed formed after Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti, friends at Florida State University and high school classmates at Orlando’s Lake Highland Preparatory School, decided to form a band, recruiting Brian Marshall and Scott Phillips to complete the quartet in late 1995. The band was originally called “Naked Toddler”, then was called “Maddox Creed” but was changed to “Creed” by suggestion of Marshall and agreed to be the final naming. The four members had already written and collaborated three of the songs that would go on to become tracks on their chart-topping debut album My Own Prison. The songs were “One”, “Sister” and “What’s This Life For”.

The band broke up in 2004, but there have been some rumors of a 2009 reunion sparked by a new Creed website and a teaser video up on the Wind Up Records website.  There has been no official announcement, but for the first time since their split, their MySpace profile has been updated.

Higher

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When dreaming I’m guided through another world
Time and time again
At sunrise I fight to stay asleep
‘Cause I don’t want to leave the comfort of this place
‘Cause there’s a hunger, a longing to escape
From the life I live when I’m awake

So let’s go there
Let’s make our escape
Come on, let’s go there
Let’s ask can we stay?

Can you take me higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To a place with golden streets

Although I would like our world to change
It helps me to appreciate
Those nights and those dreams
But, my friend, I’d sacrifice all those nights
If I could make the Earth and my dreams the same
The only difference is
To let love replace all our hate

So let’s go there
Let’s make our escape
Come on, let’s go there
Let’s ask can we stay?

Can you take me higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To a place with golden streets

So let’s go there (let’s go there)
Let’s go there (let’s go there) Come on,
let’s go there
Let’s ask can we stay?

Up high I feel like I’m alive for the very first time
Still up high I’m strong enough to take these dreams
And make them mine

Still up high I’m strong enough to take these dreams
And make them mine

Can you take me higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To a place with golden streets

Can you take me higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me higher?
To a place with golden streets

  • Audio from the 1999 album, Human Clay:

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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