Higher Ground Album

Artist(s): Barbra Streisand

Cover Art

Barbra Streisand Higher Ground Cover Art

Tracklist

I Believe / You'll Never Walk Alone

length: 6:12
producer: Arif Mardin and Barbra Streisand
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
mixer: Frank Filipetti
recording engineer: David Reitzas
keyboard: Scott Frankfurt
programming: Scott Frankfurt
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
orchestrator: Jeremy Lubbock
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
writer: Al Stillman, Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl

I believe for every drop of rain that falls
A flower grows
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night
A candle glows
I believe for everyone who goes astray
Someone will come to show the way
I believe
I believe

I believe above the storm the smallest prayer
Will still be heard
I believe that someone in the great somewhere
Hears every word
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry
Or touch a leaf, or see the sky
Then I know why
I believe
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your hegifs
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Higher Ground

length: 4:24
producer: Arif Mardin and Barbra Streisand
conductor: William Ross
piano: Greg Phillinganes
mixer: Frank Filipetti
recording engineer: David Reitzas
bass: Neil Stubenhaus
keyboard: Greg Phillinganes
acoustic guitar: Dean Parks
percussion: Bob Zimmetti
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
orchestrator: William Ross
writer: Steve Dorff, George Green, Kent Agee
Walk me over this horizon
Let the sun's light warm my face
Once again the times are changin'
Once again I lost my way
Well the words of ancient poets
Fall like dust upon my shoes
Greed has robbed me of my vision
Turned my heart from higher truths
So take my hand and lift me higher
Be my love and my desire
Hold me safe and honor bound
Take my heart to higher ground
I have walked too long in darkness
I have walked too long alone
Blindly clutching fists of diamonds
That I found were only stones
I would trade the world of ages
For a warmer hand to hold
The path of light is narrow
But it leads to streets of gold
So take my hand and lift me higher
Be my love and my desire
Hold me safe and honor bound
Take my heart to higher ground
In this world we move through shadows
Never sure of what we see
While the truth that lies between us
Come and share the truth with me
So take my hand and lift me higher
Be my love and my desire
Hold me safe and honor bound
Take my heart to higher higher ground
Hmm hmm hmm hmm

At the Same Time

length: 4:18
producer: Walter Afanasieff
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
mixer: Mick Guzauski
recording engineer: David Gleeson, Jeff Balding and David Reitzas
arranger: Walter Afanasieff
bass: Walter Afanasieff
background vocals: Alex Brown, Phillip Ingram, Lynn Davis, Jim Gilstrap and The Carol Lombard Children’s Choir
guitar: Dann Huff
additional keyboard: Dan Shea
keyboard: Walter Afanasieff
programming: Walter Afanasieff
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
drum machine programming: Walter Afanasieff
additional programming: Dan Shea
additional programming drum machine programming: Dan Shea
orchestrator: Jeremy Lubbock
composer: Ann Hampton Callaway
lyricist: Ann Hampton Callaway
Think of all the hearts
Beating in the world
At the same time
Think of all the faces

And the stories they could tell
At the same time
Think of all the eyes
Looking out into this world

Trying to make some sense of what we see
Think of all the ways we have of seeing
Think of all the ways there are of being
Think of all the children

Being born into this world
At the same time
Feel your love surround them
Through the years they'll need to grow

At the same time
Just think of all the hands
That will be reaching for a dream
Think of all the dreams that could come true

Yes if the hands we're reaching with
Could come together
Joining me and you
When it comes to thinking of tomorrow

We must protect our fragile destiny
In this prescious life there's no time to borrow
The time has come to be a family
Ohhh...

Think of all the love
Pouring from our hearts
At the same time
Yes think of all the light our looks

Can shine and grow this world
At the same time
At the same time
Yes think what we've been givin

And yet think what we could lose
All of life is in our trembling hands
It's time to overcome our fears
And join to build a world that loves and understands

It helps to think of all the hearts
Beating in the world
And hope for all the hearts
Healing in the world

There's a healing music in our hearts
Beating in this world
At the same time
At the same time

Tell Him

length: 4:53
producer: Walter Afanasieff and David Foster
conductor: William Ross
vocal: Barbra Streisand and Céline Dion
mixer: Humberto Gatica
recording engineer: Humberto Gatica, David Reitzas, David Gleeson, Felipe Elgueta and Jeff Balding
arranger: Walter Afanasieff and David Foster
background vocals: Leslie Ellis, Claytoven Richardson, Konesha Owens, Skyler Jett and Jeanie Tracy
additional keyboard: David Foster
keyboard: Walter Afanasieff
additional engineer: Humberto Gatica
programming: Walter Afanasieff and Dan Shea
audio engineer: Dan Shea
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
additional synthesizer: David Foster
synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
drum machine programming: Simon Franglen and Walter Afanasieff
executive producer: John Doelp and Vito Luprano
assistant mixer: Chris Brooke and Stuart Brawley
orchestrator: William Ross
guitar: Dann Huff
composer: Walter Afanasieff, David Foster
lyricist: Linda Thompson
I'm scared, so afraid to show I care
Will he think me weak if I tremble when I speak?
Ooh, what if there's another one he's thinking of?
Maybe he's in love, I'd feel like a fool
Life can be so cruel, I don't know what to do

I've been there with my heart out in my hand
But what you must understand
You can't let the chance to love him pass you by

Tell him, tell him that the sun and moon rise in his eyes
Reach out to him
And whisper tender words so soft and sweet
I'll hold him close to feel his heart beat
Love will be the gift you give yourself

Touch him with the gentleness you feel inside, I feel it
Your love can't be denied, the truth will set you free
You'll have what's meant to be, all in time you'll see

Ooh, I love him, then show him
Of that much I can be sure, hold him close to you
I don't think I could endure if I let him walk away
When I have so much to say

Tell him, tell him that the sun and moon rise in his eyes
Reach out to him
And whisper tender words so soft and sweet
Hold him close to feel his heart beat
Love will be the gift you give yourself

Love is light that surely glows
In the hearts of those who know
It's a steady flame that grows

Feed the fire with all the passion you can show
Tonight love will assume its place
This memory time cannot erase
Your faith will lead love where it has to go

Tell him, tell him that the sun and moon rise in his eyes
Reach out to him
And whisper, whisper words so soft and sweet
Hold him close to feel his heart beat
Love will be the gift you give yourself

Ooh, never let him go

On Holy Ground

length: 6:15
producer: Barbra Streisand and Mervyn Warren
conductor: Mervyn Warren
piano: Mervyn Warren
mixer: David Reitzas
recording engineer: Frank Wolf
arranger: Mervyn Warren
bass: Reggie Hamilton
Hammond organ: Byron Smith
percussion: Peter Michael Escovedo
choir vocals: Lynne Fiddmont, Carl Graves, David Thomas, Fred White, Jeff Ramsey, Richard Jackson, Will Wheaton, Jr., Alfie Silas, Maxi, Kristle Murden, Bridgette Bryant, Jessica Williams, Lynn Davis, Carmen Twillie, Maxine Waters, Carmen Carter, Yvonne Williams and Bobette Jamison‐Harrison
drums (drum set): John “JR” Robinson
composer: Geron Davis
lyricist: Geron Davis
When I walked through the doors I sensed his presence
And I knew this was a place where love abounds
For this is a temple the God we love abides here
And we are standing in his presence
On holy ground

We are standing on holy ground
And I know there are angels all around
Let us praise, praise God now, praise him anyhow
For we are standing in his sweet presence
On holy ground

In his presence I know there is joy beyond all measure
And at his feet sweet peace of mind can still be found
For when we have a need he is still the answer
Reach out and claim it for we are standing
On holy ground

We are standing on holy ground
And I know there are angels all around
Let us praise, praise God now, praise him anyhow
For we are standing in his sweet presence
On holy ground

If I Could

length: 4:26
producer: Arif Mardin and Barbra Streisand
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
mixer: Frank Filipetti
recording engineer: David Reitzas
keyboard: Scott Frankfurt
acoustic guitar: Dean Parks
programming: Scott Frankfurt
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
orchestrator: Jeremy Lubbock
writer: Ken Hirsch, Marti Sharron, Ronald Miller
If I could
I'd protect you from the sadness in your eyes
Give you courage in a world of compromise
Yes, I would
If I could
I would teach you all the things I never learned
And I'd help you cross the bridges that I burned
Yes, I would

If I could
I would try to shield your innocence from time
But the part of life I gave you isn't mine
I watched you grow
So I could let you go

If I could
I would help you make it through the hungry years
But I know that I can never cry your tears
But I would
If I could

If I live
In a time and place
Where you don't want to be
You don't have to walk along this road with me
My yesterday
Won't have to be your way

If I knew
I'd have tried to change the world I brought you to
Through there wasn't very much that I could do
But I still would
If I could

If, if I could
I would try to shield your innocence from time
But the part of life I gave you isn't mine.
I watched you grow
So I could let you go

If I could
I would help you make it through the hungry years
But I know that I can never cry your tears
But I would
If I could

Yes, I would
Yes, I would
If I could

Circle

length: 4:16
producer: Walter Afanasieff
conductor: William Ross
mixer: David Reitzas
electric guitar: Michael Landau
recording engineer: Jeff Balding, David Reitzas, David Gleeson and Dana Jon Chappelle
arranger: Walter Afanasieff
bass: Walter Afanasieff
background vocals: Phillip Ingram, Lynn Davis, Jim Gilstrap and Alex Brown
additional keyboard: Dan Shea
keyboard: Walter Afanasieff
acoustic guitar: Dann Huff
programming: Walter Afanasieff
audio engineer: Dan Shea
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
drum machine programming: Walter Afanasieff
additional programming: Dan Shea
additional programming drum machine programming: Dan Shea
orchestrator: William Ross
steel-string guitar: Dann Huff
writer: Cynthia Weil, Jud Friedman
Some say the walls between us stand so tall
They don't see there's just one sun shining on us all
I say we each choose roads to call our own
But none of us is traveling through this universe alone

And this circle just goes on and on
It began before us, it will be here when we're gone
And this circle just goes on and on and on
Connecting our humanity
Joining me to you and you to me

Seasons keep spinning on the wheels of time
We stand, we fall, we struggle up the mountains we must climb
Different dreams may color what we see ahead
But our lives are strung together on a common thread

And this circle just goes on and on
It began before us, it will be here when we're gone
And this circle just goes on and on and on
Connecting our humanity
Joining me to you and you to me

Round and round and round and round we go
Around and round and round we go
Love and learn and change and grow
Round and round and round we go

And this circle touches everyone
As it crosses every boundary underneath the sun
And this circle just goes on and on
It began before us, it will be here when we're gone
Yes this circle just goes on and on and on
And someday we will come to see
I'm joined to you and you to me

The Water is Wide / Deep River

length: 5:33
producer: Arif Mardin and Barbra Streisand
conductor: Paul Bogaev
mixer: Frank Filipetti
recording engineer: David Reitzas
keyboard: Marc Mann
programming: John Mahoney
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
uilleann pipes: Eric Rigler
orchestrator: Arif Mardin
composer: [traditional], [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional], [traditional]
The water is wide
I cannot cross over
And neither have I wings to fly
Build me a boat that will carry two
And both shall row
My love and I

There is a ship
And she sails the sea
She's loaded deep, as deep can be
But not so deep as the love I'm in
I know not how I sink or swim
Deep river
My home is over Jordan
Deep river, Lord
I want to cross over into campground

Deep river
My home is over Jordan
Deep river, Lord
I want to cross over into campground

Oh, don't you want to go
To that gospel feast
That promised land,
Where all is peace

Deep river, Lord
I want to cross over into campground
The water is wide
I cannot cross over
And neither have I wings to fly
Build me a boat that will carry two
And both shall row
My love and I
And both shall row
My love and I

Leading With Your Heart

length: 3:33
producer: Jeremy Lubbock and Barbra Streisand
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
mixer: Frank Filipetti
recording engineer: David Reitzas
arranger: Jeremy Lubbock
bass: Scott Frankfurt
keyboard: Jeremy Lubbock
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
additional synthesizer: Scott Frankfurt
drums (drum set): Scott Frankfurt
percussion programming: Scott Frankfurt
writer: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch
Mm, mm,
Once upon a time
I was afraid
Of letting go
Letting someone in
My feelings stayed
Behind a door that had no key

Leading with my heart
Never was for me
Living in my mind
Running away
Till someone's arms
Caught me by surprise
I never knew
The power of love that I suppose

Deep in every heart
There's a part that knows
Listen to it's voice
For it whispers what your dreams are made of

So why be afraid of
What you know is true
Every day you learn
Leading with your heart
Can lift you higher
Where your hearts desire
Will be waiting for you
Follow what you feel
Feelings are wise
Believe your heart
As you believe your eyes
And like a child
Who's wandered off and lost its way

You can find a place
Where you soul believes
That your home to stay
Follow what you feel
Anywhere it goes
Believe your heart
Trusting that it knows
As the dark of night
Will always find the light of day

Listening with your heart
You will hear it say
Leading with your heart

You will find your way

Lessons to Be Learned

length: 4:44
producer: Walter Afanasieff
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
mixer: David Reitzas
electric guitar: Dann Huff
recording engineer: David Reitzas, Jeff Balding and David Gleeson
arranger: Walter Afanasieff
bass: Walter Afanasieff
additional keyboard: Dan Shea
keyboard: Walter Afanasieff
acoustic guitar: Dann Huff
programming: Walter Afanasieff
audio engineer: Michael Landau
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
synthesizer: Walter Afanasieff
additional electric guitar: Michael Landau
drum machine programming: Walter Afanasieff
additional programming: Dan Shea
additional programming drum machine programming: Dan Shea
orchestrator: Jeremy Lubbock
writer: Allan Rich, Dorothy Sea Gazeley, Marsha Malamet
They say there's a universal plan
For every woman, for every man
I do believe there's a higher power
But in our darkest hour it's hard to understand
So we start to question, start to doubt
We lose faith in what life's all about

Why did the right road take the wrong turn
Why did our heart break, why'd we get burned
Just like the seasons there are reasons for the path we take
There are no mistakes
Just lessons to be learned

Don't give up, keep on looking deep inside
Let your heartbeat be your guide
'Cause there's a gift, for those who keep believing
You'll find what you've been needing is right before your eyes
You'll hold the answer in your hands
Then you'll know, you'll finally understand

Why did the right road take a wrong turn
Why did our heart break, why'd we get burned
Just like the seasons there are reasons for the path we take
There are no mistakes
Just lessons to be learned

No matter how many times you stumble or fall
The greatest lesson is loving yourself through it all

Why did the right road take a wrong turn
Why did our heart break, why'd we get burned
Just like the seasons, there are reasons for the path we take
There are no mistakes
Just lessons
Lessons to be learned

Everything Must Change

length: 4:05
producer: Barbra Streisand
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
piano: Randy Waldman
mixer: Frank Filipetti
recording engineer: Shawn Murphy and David Reitzas
arranger: Jeremy Lubbock
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
composer: Benard Ighner
lyricist: Benard Ighner
Everything must change
Nothing stays the same
Everyone must change
No one stays the same
The young become the old
And mysteries do unfold
Cause that's the way of time
Nothing and no one goes unchanged
There are not many things in life
You can be sure of
Except rain comes from the clouds

Sun lights up the sky
And hummingbirds do fly
Winter turns to spring
A wounded heart will heal
But never much too soon

Yes
Everything must change
The young become the old
And mysteries do unfold
Cause that's the way of time
Nothing and no one goes unchanged
There are not many things in life
You can be sure of
Except rain comes from the clouds

Sun lights up the sky
And butterflies do fly
Rain comes from the clouds
Sun lights up the sky
And music
And music
Makes me cry

Avinu Malkeinu

length: 4:08
producer: Barbra Streisand
conductor: Marvin Hamlisch
mixer: David Reitzas
recording engineer: Shawn Murphy
arranger: William David Brohn and Marvin Hamlisch
choir vocals: Greg Parker, Janet Smith, Jeff Araluce, Joel Pressman, John St. Marie, Lauren Azeltine, Lisa Graham, Lisa Naulls, Mark Beasom, Meg Gister, Michael Fried, Samela Beasom, Sara Willard, Susan Holsonbake, Susan Mills, Wendy Knudsen, Yoav Paskowitz, Billy Beck, Judith Siirila, Ed Levy, Bill Smith, Cheryl Roach, Daniel Plaster and Doug Anderson
composer: Max Janowski
lyricist: Max Janowski
Hear our prayer
We have sinned before Thee
Have compassion upon us and upon our children
Help us bring an end to pestilence, war, and famine
Cause all hate and oppression to vanish from the earth
Inscribe us for blessing in the Book Of Life
Let the new year be a good year for us

Avinu malkeinu sh'ma kolenu
Avinu malkeinu chatanu l'faneycha
Avinu malkeinu alkenu chamol aleynu
V'al olaleynu v'tapenu

Avinu malkeinu
Kaleh dever v'cherev v'raav mealeynu
Avinu malkeinu kalehchol tsar
Umastin mealeynu

Avinu malkeinu
Avinu malkeinu
Kotvenu b'sefer chayim tovim
Avinu malkeinu chadesh aleynu
Chadesh a leynu shanah tovah

Sh'ma kolenu
Sh'ma kolenu
Sh'ma kolenu

Avinu malkeinu

Avinu malkeinu
Chadesh a leynu

Shanah tovah

Avinu malkeinu
Sh'ma kolenu
Sh'ma kolenu
Sh'ma kolenu
Sh'ma kolenu