Joe Cocker

“Up Where We Belong,” Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes (1992)

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[Lyrics Credit:  Up Where We Belong, LyricsMode.Com]

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 my pray alive

The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb steps 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
Up where the clear winds blow

Some hang on to “used-to-be”
Live their lives locking 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 steps 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
Up where the clear winds blow

Time goes by
No time to cry
Life’s you and I, alive, baby

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

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

In a tribute penned by Jennifer Warnes to “her dream duet partner Cocker, she reveals that she grew up worshiping gravel-voiced Cocker, and had a photo of him performing at Woodstock on her wall at home.”

“Joe took his liberties with the song, and I chased after.  Singing with Joe was often risky and always thrilling.  Those are great memories that I will keep in my heart.”

Warnes admits she felt “sick” when she heard Cocker had lost his battle with lung cancer.  She adds, “With a new dread, I realized yesterday that we will never sing our song again.  That thought makes me feel sick.  We met last year in Berlin to sing together.  I didn’t know that would be our last time.”

“Joe won my heart completely when I first saw the movie Woodstock.  He won millions of hearts with that film.  But it was a young girl’s dream come true to later become Joe’s singing partner. I will always love him and always miss him.”

[Excerpt from Jennifer Warnes’ tribute and essay to Joe Cocker, Hollywood.com]

[Video Credit:  Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes:  Up Where We Belong, Night Of The Proms, Antwerpen, 1992, 4:36]