Buffy Sainte-Marie/Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes: Up Where We Belong

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Up Where We Belong

Who knows what tomorrow brings?
In a world, few hearts survive
All I know, is the way I feel
When it's real, I keep it alive
The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a stair every day

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on a mountain high
Love lifts us up where we belong
Far from the world we below
Where the clear winds blow
Some, hang on to "used to be"
Live their life looking behind
All we have, is here and now
All our lives out there to find
The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we step a step every day

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on a mountain high
Love lifts us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Where the clear winds blow
Time goes by, no time to cry
Life's you and I, alive today

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on a mountain high
Love lifts us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Where the clear winds blow

Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on mountain high

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong, where the eagles cry, on a mountain high.
Love lifts us up where we belong
far from the world we know
where the clear winds blow.
Love lifts us up where we belong
where the eagles cry
on a mountain high












songwriters: Buffy Sainte-Marie and Jack Nitzsche

performed by: Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

date released: 1982 for the film, "An Officer And A Gentleman"

Born Beverly Sainte-Marie in Qu'Appele Valley, Saskatchewan, in 1941, Buffy would grow to be an influential musician, composer, educator, activist and visual artist for the First Nations people.

Orphaned as a child, Buffy was adopted by a couple in Maine whom she came to regard as her real family. She earned a degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Education and Asian Studies. The Emily Carr School of Art and Design in Vancouver awarded Sainte-Marie an honorary doctorate degree for her work in the visual arts as did the University of Regina for her efforts towards the education of the First Nations people.

Sainte-Marie began her musical career by teaching herself how to play the piano and guitar. This led to singing in coffeehouses, folk festivals and other venues in Canada, the U.S. and Europe alongside contemporaries such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young.

Her talents in songwriting invited others to record hit songs. Donovan recorded her top-selling song, "Universal Soldier" whose message is still relevant today. Most notably, Sainte-Marie won an Oscar Award for Best Song in 1982 for co-writing the theme song for the film, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

In her lifetime, Buffy Sainte-Marie would receive many honours and awards. France awarded her with the Best International Artist Award in 1993. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation in 1998. Also in 1998, Canada's highest citizenry award was bestowed upon her as Officer of the Order of Canada.














Up Where We Belong

Who knows what tomorrow brings?
In a world, few hearts survive
All I know, is the way I feel
When it's real, I keep it alive
The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a stair every day

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on a mountain high
Love lifts us up where we belong
Far from the world we below
Where the clear winds blow
Some, hang on to "used to be"
Live their life looking behind
All we have, is here and now
All our lives out there to find
The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we step a step every day

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on a mountain high
Love lifts us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Where the clear winds blow
Time goes by, no time to cry
Life's you and I, alive today

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on a mountain high
Love lifts us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Where the clear winds blow

Love lifts us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry on mountain high

CHORUS: Love lifts us up where we belong, where the eagles cry, on a mountain high.
Love lifts us up where we belong
far from the world we know
where the clear winds blow.
Love lifts us up where we belong
where the eagles cry
on a mountain high












songwriters: Buffy Sainte-Marie and Jack Nitzsche

performed by: Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes

date released: 1982 for the film, "An Officer And A Gentleman"

Born Beverly Sainte-Marie in Qu'Appele Valley, Saskatchewan, in 1941, Buffy would grow to be an influential musician, composer, educator, activist and visual artist for the First Nations people.

Orphaned as a child, Buffy was adopted by a couple in Maine whom she came to regard as her real family. She earned a degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Education and Asian Studies. The Emily Carr School of Art and Design in Vancouver awarded Sainte-Marie an honorary doctorate degree for her work in the visual arts as did the University of Regina for her efforts towards the education of the First Nations people.

Sainte-Marie began her musical career by teaching herself how to play the piano and guitar. This led to singing in coffeehouses, folk festivals and other venues in Canada, the U.S. and Europe alongside contemporaries such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young.

Her talents in songwriting invited others to record hit songs. Donovan recorded her top-selling song, "Universal Soldier" whose message is still relevant today. Most notably, Sainte-Marie won an Oscar Award for Best Song in 1982 for co-writing the theme song for the film, "An Officer And A Gentleman".

In her lifetime, Buffy Sainte-Marie would receive many honours and awards. France awarded her with the Best International Artist Award in 1993. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation in 1998. Also in 1998, Canada's highest citizenry award was bestowed upon her as Officer of the Order of Canada.














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Quiz #: 3151
Buffy Sainte-Marie was the songwriter for the themesong of the hit movie, "The Officer and the Gentleman" with this song.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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