Up Where We Belong

Album: An Officer And A Gentleman Soundtrack (1982)
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  • 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
    We know, 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 life, out there to find

    The road is long, there are mountains in our way,
    But we climb them a step ev'ry 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, up 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 Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    John Robert "Joe" Cocker died Monday (December 22) of lung cancer at his Colorado home at the age of 70. Born in Sheffield, England, he formed a skiffle group there at the age of 16 and one year later began performing in British pubs- eventually opening for the Rolling Stones. By 1964 he earned a brief contract as a solo artist with Decca Records to little success. He continued on though, and in 1968 recorded a #1 tune in England with his version of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends" (#68- US). Joe was asked to perform at Woodstock and afterwards, "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" from his second album earned him his first American hit (#30-1970). Joe's "Mad Dogs And Englishmen" tour yielded a live album and a #7 single- a cover of the Box Tops' "The Letter" in 1970. Other hits included "Cry Me A River" (#11-1970), "Feeling Alright" (#33-1972) and the Billy Preston composition, "You Are So Beautiful" (#5) in 1975. His biggest American hit was a duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong", from the movie "An Officer And A Gentleman" (#1-1982), which the two performed at the Academy Awards. Joe is remembered by many from John Belushi's imitations on television's "Saturday Night Live" and the two famously performed together on the show in 1976.
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 15th 1982, "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart on position #89; and on October 31st, 1982 it peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks} and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100 {and for 7 of those 23weeks it was on the Top 10}...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
  • Ed from Lebanon, NhIn February, 2013 .... Joe Cocker was given a Lifetime Achievement award in Berlin, Germany - and the audience was treated to a surprise appearance by Jennifer Warnes, as they sang this duet, thirty years later. It is on YouTube, and you'll note their voices aren't quite as strong ... but the audience didn't mind.
  • Mark from Windermere, United KingdomWe just watched this film last night (seems to have become a compulsion to watch it every time it comes up on TV, so I've maybe seen it 10 times since the mid-80s). What I'd like to know is if the version at the end of the film is the same version as was distributed on the soundtrack? It seemed to me last night that Jennifer Warnes first couple of lines at the start of the tack in the end-credits is slightly late? Not in a bad way, in an artistic way. I don't hear that on the sountrack version. Peace, Mark.
  • Budoshi from Sandnessjøen, NorwayOne of the best Cocker-songs...:D His voice really comes into his own here..
  • Jimmy Hughes from Cumberland, MdThis song brings back a boatload of memories, some good and some bad. Mostly good though. I was engaged to this girl and this was gonna be our song but those plans fell through. Nobody's fault it was just one of those things. Whenever I hear this song I think of her and yeah it does make me a little sad but you have to go on with life ya know? Anyway I met another girl, got engaged, and got married. Guess what our song is? Yep you guessed right if you picked this song. Sorry for the long post but it's been a long day. Maryland beat Clemson (south carolina) by three points plus I've been drinking beer (Sam Adams and Miller Lite all afternoon). Yeah life is good...
  • Marcos from Salvador, BrazilHey, nobody puts Baby in a corner!
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhThe London Philharmonic has a splendid instrumental version of 'Up Where We Belong' (available on iTunes) that lets you appreciate the considerable musical complexities of the work.
  • Ydur from Knoxville, TnJennifer Warnes also duets in the movie theme for Dirty Dancing with Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers in "The Time of My Life". Decent song... lousy movie.
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