Last weekend, Scott Simon of NPR’s Weekend Edition featured an interview with award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, artist, and social activist, Buffy Sainte-Marie. What a delightful and insightful interview!
This is the first time I’ve heard of Buffy Sainte-Marie. Where have I been? I instantly fell under her spell as she talked about her recently released biography, her life in music, and her personal journey. As the interview rolled on, her radiant spirit, humor, and message of hope came through loud and clear. Thanks, Scott Simon!
She co-wrote the 1982 song, “Up Where We Belong” from the film, An Officer and a Gentlemen. For this song, she received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, making her the first native person to ever win that award.
Check out Buffy’s interview with Scott Simon:
Don’t miss this soulful video of Buffy’s You Got to Run ( Spirit Of The Wind )
Up Where We Belong, I recorded this in my studio yesterday, inspired by Buffy’s interview! It’s such a beautiful song, an old favorite.
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
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a step every day
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…………………………………..
The original recording by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes: