I Want To Take You Higher Lyrics

Sly & The Family Stone


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Sylvester Stewart
album: Track 3 in album Stand!
release date: 1969-5-3
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length: 5:24
drums: Greg Errico
vocal: Rose Stone, Larry Graham, Jerry Martini, Freddie Stone and Sly Stone
trumpet: Cynthia Robinson
guitar: Freddie Stone
keyboard: Rose Stone
saxophone: Jerry Martini
keyboard & guitar: Sly Stone
bass guitar: Larry Graham
composer: Sylvester Stewart
lyricist: Sylvester Stewart

Cover Art

Sly & The Family Stone Stand! cover art
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Freddie: Feeling's gettin stronger
Larry: Music's gettin longer too
Rose: Music is flashin me
Sly: I want to take you higher
Baby baby baby light my fire

All: Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka

Freddie: Feeling's nitty-gritty
Larry: Sound is in the city too
Rose: Music's still flashin' me
Sly: Don't ya want to get higher
Baby baby baby light my fire.

All: Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka

Sly: Harmonica solo
All Repeated: Higher!

Sly: C'mon light my fire
Want to take you higher

All: Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka

Freddie: Feeling that should make you move
Larry: Sounds that should help you groove
Rose: Music still flashin' me
Sly: Take your places
I want to take you higher
Baby baby baby light my fire.

Freddie: Guitar solo

All: Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka

All Repeated: Higher!
Sly: Let's take you, do you wanna go, etc.

Cynthia: Trumpet solo

All Repeated: Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka, Higher!

Larry: Bass solo

All Repeated: Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka, Higher!

Jerry: Sax solo

All Repeated: Boom shaka-laka-laka Boom shaka-laka-laka


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Stand!
  • 2 Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
  • 3 I Want to Take You Higher
  • 4 Somebody's Watching You
  • 5 Sing a Simple Song
  • 6 Everyday People
  • 7 Sex Machine
  • 8 You Can Make It If You Try