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“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]

Happy New Year From ‘The Left Forum’

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New Year’s Eve

Here’s wishing the WordPress Community, and our canine friends and critters of all varieties, a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

And in tribute to the late iconic rock and blues singer/musician, Mr Joe Cocker, I leave you with one of my favorite renditions of “Feelin’ Alright.”  It also features Mr Leon Russell playing guitar, and the late Mr Bobby Keys playing saxophone.

Enjoy.

[Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Feelin’ Alright LIVE HD, albant77, YouTube, 5:48]

 

[Photo Credit: “I Love Lucy,” News Years, JAIMEDANCE3, Photobucket]

Thank You, John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE

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A tribute to the life, the remarkable talent, and the decades of unforgettable performances that Joe Cocker gave us.

May he ‘rest in peace.’

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”–Rabindranath Tagore

 

Paul McCartney’s Statement Following The Passing Of Joe Cocker:

“’It’s really sad to hear about Joe’s passing,” began the statement from Paul McCartney.

“He was a lovely Northern lad who I loved a lot and like many people I loved his singing.  I was especially pleased when he decided to cover ‘With A Little Help From My Friends,’ and I remember him and Denny Cordell coming round to the studio in Saville Row and playing me what they’d recorded, and it was just mind blowing, totally turned the song into a soul anthem, and I was forever grateful for him for doing that.”

“I knew him through the years as a good mate,” McCartney continued, “and I was so sad to hear that he had been ill and really sad to hear today that he had passed away. He was a great guy, a lovely guy who brought so much to the world and we’ll all miss him.’”

 

Lyrics:  With A Little Help From My Friends

What would you do if I sang out of tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
I get high with a little help from my friends
Gonna try with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my love is away?
(Does it worry you to be alone?)
How do I feel by the end of the day?
(Are you sad because you’re on your own?)

No, I get by with a little help from my friends
I get high with a little help from my friends
Gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody? I need somebody to love
Could it be anybody? I want somebody to love

Would you believe in a love at first sight?
Yes, I’m certain that it happens all the time
What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can’t tell you but I know it’s mine

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
I get high with a little help from my friends
Gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody? I need somebody to love
Could it be anybody? I want somebody to love

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
With a little help from my friends

Songwriters
LENNON, JOHN / MCCARTNEY, PAUL

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[Video Credit: Joe Cocker – With A Little Help Of [sic] My Friends – Woodstock 1969, Old music one, YouTube]

[McCartney statement excerpt from examiner.com, “Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr issue statements after death of Joe Cocker”]

THE BEST – Pink Floyd, ‘Comfortably Numb’

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Enjoy.

 

[Video Credit: THE BEST – Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb – PULSE – HD High Definition Widescreen]