Can We Go Higher ?

Nenad Bach
Languages: English, Croatian

Nenad Bach wrote this song when war in Croatia broke out.
Its meaning is to get above the eavil and hatred in the world. In addition, he has performed all over the world with a wide range of artists, including Luciano Pavarotti, Bono & The Edge (U2), Brian Eno, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Garth Hudson & Grateful Dead, Martin Sheen, Michael York, John Malkovich, Ellen Burstyn, and many more. He performed at Woodstock '94, and in 1998 he made a compilation album with Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and Allen Ginsberg.
A thousand candles in the air
One by one
A body count each time I raise
My eyes to the sun

No rain of understanding falls
To fill the well
Centuries and days have gone
With the ringing of a bell

Here we are ...
Here we are ...

Can we go higher?
(Love instead of borders) (In our dreams!)
(We can smile at the future)
Higher ?
In our dreams ?
(To believe!)
(Love instead of borders,
smile at the future now)

Teci Savo, Dravo teci
nit ti Dunav silu gubi
sinje more svijetu reci
da svoj narod Hrvat ljubi

A troop of angels, left and right
Watch and wait
Will it happen round the world tonight
A simple twist of faith.

Let us talk as people do
Woman and man
Let us shout out "Peace" again
In every, every, every, every land...

Here we are...
Here we are...

Can we go higher?
(In our dreams)
(to believe)
(Love instead of borders)
(We can smile at the future)
In our dreams?
(Instead of borders,
smile at the future now)

Contributed by Teo Zokvich - 2008/1/22 - 23:24

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