Lyric Analysis - Higher

Essay by kokerJunior High, 9th gradeA+, April 2004

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Since if you can easily be caught of plagiarism, here is a guideline of what you should right. It's very detailed and the summary and conclusion are already written so it should be pretty easy to do. (copied from my Microsoft Word document)

I. Summary

>> The singer is saying that sometimes he sees dreams of another world. When morning comes, he wants to stay in his dreams forever, and forget about his life. Though he would like to change the world to meet his dreams, he is too powerless to do so on his own. But when he is "up high", he can.

>> Serious/sad song - even though Creed is a HM Rock band, it's relatively slow

>> Audience - en masse universal, though it is mostly easiest to understand to Christians (will be explained)

II. Major Point #1 - Higher = Heaven

>> "another world", "up high", and "higher" - pointing to the same thing

- Heaven - Christian band - bible

- But to somebody not familiar with Christianity, can be just a dream paradise

))"blind men see" - Revelations 22:4 - Christians will see Christ at the end of the world when they all go to heaven.

"They will see his face"

))"golden streets" - Rev. 21:21 "The great street of the city was of pure gold"

))"The only difference is To let love replace our hate"

Love ~ God / Hatred ~ Satan

Also an ideal of Christians - Colossians 3:1-15

III. Major Point #2 - Making dreams come true is so hard

>> Replacing hatred with love is not easy

e.g. Matthew 5:39

"If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."

>> So he wants to run away to heaven.

))"'Cause there's a hunger, a longing...