According to Herman, this song was written and originally performed at a much faster pace by the brothers in 1969 when they were still going by the Jubal Band name. After winning some local contests, they agreed to record it in 1973. David and Herman were the only members of the group at that time.
Zerfas - I Need It Higher (1973)
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I need it higher; want it so bad
I need it higher; forget I’m sad
Up in the morning; stains on my brain
Help stop my crying; forget the pain
Sweeter than honey, your love’s that fine
Seems like I miss you; I need to climb
I need it higher; I want you back
Outside is inside; look, I’m so sad
Morning and evening, yeah, I should have known
They’re both so black now, I want you home
I need it higher; everything’s cold
Feels like I’m dying- losing my hold
I need it higher; I wish I was dead!
I need it higher; want it so bad!