“Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher)” Lyrics

Peter: Um, the five-string banjo was invented in America, sometime in the middle of the nineteenth century, uh, so that [cheering]—yes, I thank, oh, if I he—if I see America, I’ll tell them that you, that you applauded um…
Micky: Ha ha ha ha…
Peter: And it uh, the thing about it is that it gives you that, it enables you to do that kind of old folky thing that I used to, so much that I used to… [plays banjo] like that. You know. And so, in honor of that, we’re going to do something completely different.
Micky: Ha ha ha.
Peter: Um this is, heh heh heh, this, we’re gonna do a song that sort of tries to meld the that sorta thing with the Philly soul bag, which is a very neat trick, and I hope that uh, I hope we can pull it off, and if we can’t, we’re gonna gas you all, so, you’ll never, never be able to tell them that we couldn’t do it. In fact, if we do it right, we’ll gas you all, in, in another sense.

Well, your love keeps liftin’ me higher
Than I’ve ever been lifted before
Keep it up, which is my desire
And I’ll be at your side forever more

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher
Your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

[break]

Well, now once, I was downhearted
Ah, disappointment was my closest friend
But you came, and he soon departed
And I’ll never see his face again

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher
Your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

So glad that I finally found you
Yes, that one in a million girls
When I wrap my lovin’ arms around you
Well, I’m ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, to face the world

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher
Your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

[break]
Peter: Lift me!
Peter: All together now!
Peter: Sandy Gennaro on the drums.
Peter: Wayne Avers.
Peter: David Jones.
Davy: Hi mum!
Peter: Heh heh heh heh heh heh.

Because your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keeps on liftin’ (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Liftin’ me higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
(Higher, higher)
Got, gotta, gotta, [???] your love (Your love keeps liftin’ me)
Keep on liftin’, liftin’, liftin’, liftin’ me (Keeps on liftin’ me)
Higher, higher, higher (Liftin’ me, liftin’ me)
Higher, higher

Micky: I can walk, I can walk!

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Sources

  1. BMI Repertoire, http://repertoire.bmi.com/, 566967.