(YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER

Live 25 Mar 1977 version


We can't go home now, it's too early. ??? go home watch TV, watch Tom Snyder (chuckles). Alright, gimme the beat ???, just gimme the beat for me. (Max plays drums) Ah yeah baby. I wanna thank uh, come on professor, come on now (Roy plays piano). I wanna thank uh, all the people in Boston that've come down to the show these past four nights (cheers). ??? through the hard times, through the good times we appreciate your support. A lot of people that came down saw us when we were playing at Oliver's, in Charlie's Place, in Joe's Place, I wanna thank you all very much, surely that we sincerely appreciate it. I would like to dedicate this song to guys that are friends of mine and who have worked their ass off for me every night for a very little pay, to the crew, the light people and everybody to say we love you very much.

And you know your love keeps lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
Just keep it up, hell burning desire
And we'll buy us away, ???

Come on ???
(Hoohoohoo)
(Hoohoohoo)
(Hoohoohoo)
(Hoohoohoo)
(Hoohoohoo)
(Hoohoohoo) (whoa)
(Hoohoohoo) (whoa yeah)
(Hoohoohoo) (yeah)
(Hoohoohoo) (yeah)
(Hoohoohoo)
(Hoohoohoo) (whoa)
(Hoohoohoo) (whoa yeah)
(Hoohoohoo) (whoa)

Well I said your love keeps lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
Keep on up, your burning desire
And I'll live by your side for I don't know

Because your love
Your love keeps lifting me
Keeps on lifting
Keeps lifting higher and higher
I said your love
Your love keeps lifting me
Keeps on lifting
Keeps lifting me higher and higher

Well now I'm so glad that I've found you
And I mean that I'm never gonna let you go
Just you wrap your ??? arms around you
And I think that I'm ??? I don't know

Because your love (your love keeps lifting)
Keeps on lifting (keeps on lifting)
Keeps on lifting (your love keeps on lifting me higher, higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting) keeps on lifting
(your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)

But now I'm so, so glad that I found you
Well I will never, said I'm never gonna let you go
I'm just gonna wrap my loving arms around you
And I'll live by your side forever more

Because your love (your love keeps lifting)
Keeps on lifting (keeps on lifting)
Keeps on lifting
(Your love keeps on lifting me higher, higher)
Well I said your love (your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
keeps on lifting
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)

Once more boys! Once more!

Alright now!
??? baby
Alright
Said all right
Cause it's all right
It's all right now
Cause it's all right
Cause it's all right
Cause it's all right

???

??? to those times I know
Aaah but I don't wanna know
All right

Let's just keep this going all night long

Let's dance all night long!

???
Because your love
(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Turn on the lights up here
(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
Turn on the lights up here
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Say
(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Let me hear you say
(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Lift me a little higher
(Your love keeps lifting)
A little higher
(Keeps on lifting)
A little higher
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
A little higher, a little higher
(Your love keeps lifting)
A little higher
(Keeps on lifting)
A little higher
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
A little higher, a little higher
(Your love keeps lifting)
A little higher
(Keeps on lifting)
A little higher
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
A little higher, a little higher
(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
??? a little higher
(Your love keeps lifting)
Bring it up
(Keeps on lifting)
Bring it up
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Bring it up, Bring it up
(Your love keeps lifting)
Bring it up
(Keeps on lifting)
Bring it up
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Yeah

(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
Your love
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Your love, Your love
(Your love keeps lifting)
Your love
(Keeps on lifting)
Your love
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
Your love, Your love
(Your love keeps lifting)
Your love
(Keeps on lifting)
Your love
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
(Your love keeps lifting me higher, higher)
(Your love keeps lifting)
(Keeps on lifting)
(Your love keeps lifting me higher)

Thank you
Thank you and goodnight


Originally by Jackie Wilson, from his 1967 album Higher And Higher. Sound-checked on 22 Jul 1975 at Geneva Theatre, New York City, NY.
During that sound-check, the song was played differently to later versions. Played 5 times in 1977:
- 24 Mar 1977 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
- 25 Mar 1977 at Music Hall, Boston, MA
- 13 May 1977 Monmouth Arts Centre, Red Bank, NJ, during the late show
- 31 Dec 1977 at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band joining Southside Johnny
The last appearance of the song was with The Pretenders on 05 Sep 1981 at Perkin's Palace, Pasadena, CA.

The above lyrics refer to Bruce's 25 Mar 1977 performance at Music Hall, Boston, MA. See also the original Jackie Wilson version.

Thanks Timmy Peterson (Terry at Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER on this website:

(YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER [Live 25 Mar 1977 version]
(YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER [Original Jackie Wilson version]