"Up Where We Belong" as written by Will Jennings, Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-marie....
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 step every day

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Up where the clear winds blow

Some hang on to used to be
Live their lives 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 climb a step every day

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world we know
Where the clear winds blow

Time goes by
No time to cry
Life's you and I
Alive today

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world we know
Where the clear winds blow

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong


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"Up Where We Belong" as written by Will Jennings, Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-marie

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    General CommentThis is might easily be interpreted as a romantic love song, like many songs that were interpreted as romantic love songs at the first glance but really arent about that kind of love... This one is about the love, peace, acceptance & connectedness between all humankind.

    Life is tough & full of hardships but what will make it better is when there is love we feel for one another & this love will lift us up where we belong, it will transcend all, cure all, it will make miracles... this love will lift us up from the difficult world in which we know... that world of wars, conflict, hate, judgment, prejudice, discrimination, resistance... ll this will be left behind or down under when we love & accpt one another.

    Let's not hang on to the past & the look behind us, what happened is over & there is nothing we can do to change it... let's forgive ourselves for hurting others & forgive others for hurting us because time runs out & it'd be a waste to cry over the past... ALL THAT MATTERS IS LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT, IN THE NOW, because that's all we've got & we have a lot to look forward to...
    bananamamaon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol, one of my friends always sings this...i dunno why tho
    Starfish_182on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfrom a great movie, this is one of the best love songs of all time.
    poohblueskyon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom the movie An Officer and a Gentleman. Joe Cocker is wonderful. Did I say WONDERFUL:) The lyrics have already been well-explained. As for the movie, it's silly fantasy. It doesn't happen that way in real life. We make the most of what hand we are dealt and continue moving forward for that's all anybody can do. We mourn loss and then we try to heal, and not carry the baggage with us into future relationships. And hopefully we learn something valueable...what we did correct; wrong; etc so we don't repeat our mistakes. We will always miss what we thought could have been, but we feel a little comfort knowing that we loved and just maybe we were loved in return, at least we hope we were. Happy Weekend, Everyone. Go out and have a good time with someone who makes your heart skip a beat because life is too short for anyone to be alone and unhappy.
    SweetCheeks2on February 25, 2012   Link

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