Buffy Sainte-Marie

Artist rating: 83.27 % (ranking: 17)
Highest rating: 83.47 % (1996)
Most recent trend: 69.89 % (2017)
Highest trend: 87.59 % (1996)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)
Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1941-02-20

Age: 77
 

External link

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1976
85.19 %
1992
85.28 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2008
55.15 %
2015
71.81 %

Up Where We Belong

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Up Where We Belong
89.14 %
(2017-07-04)
Release date: 1996
Type: studio
In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 03:29
Average song rating:

Ranking

Buffy Sainte-Marie:
1
/
17
Year (1996):
2
/
39
Decade (1990's):
14
/
406
Overall:
53
/
2244

Tracks

Lyrics

Darling Don't Cry
03:17
I met him on the powwow trail
He was singing and I was a dancer
To the Heartbeat Drum
Heartbeat Drum - heyo heya

Long summer nights
Falling in love
Don't ever want to part,
Don't ever wanna say goodbye

Darling don't cry
When I leave the USA
If you like I'll take you home
When I go back to Canada
Hey ya, hey ya
Up Where We Belong
04:32
Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world where 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 the 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
Up where the clear winds blow

Some hang on to used to be
Live their lives looking behind
When all we have is here and now
All our lives out there to find

The road is long
There are mountains in the 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
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
Up where the clear winds blow
The Piney Wood Hills
03:34
I'm a rambler and a rover
And a wanderer it seems
I've traveled all over
Chasing after my dreams
But a dream should come true
And a heart should be filled
And a life should be lived
In the piney wood hills

I'll return to the woodlands
I'll return to the snow
I'll return to the hills
And the valley below
I'll return like a poor man
Or a king if God wills
But I'm on my way home
To the piney wood hills

I was raised on a song there
I done right I done wrong there
And it's true I belong there
And it's true it's my home

From ocean to ocean
I've rambled and roamed
And soon I'll return
To my piney wood home
Maybe someday I'll find
Someone who will
Love as I love my piney wood hills
Cripple Creek
02:38
Hey, I got a girl at the head of the creek
Goin up to see her about 2 times a week
Kiss her on the mouth, sweet as any wine
Wrap herself around me like a sweet potato vine

Goin up Cripple Creek, goin on a run
Goin up Cripple Creek to have a little fun
Goin up Cripple Creek, goin in a whirl
Goin up Cripple Creek to see my little girl

Now the girls up Cripple Creek about half-grown
Jump on a boy like a dog on a bone
Roll my britches up to my knees
Wade ol Cripple Creek whenever I please

Now, Cripple Creek's wide and Cripple Creek's deep
Wade old Cripple Creek before I sleep
Hills are steep and the roads are muddy
And I'm so dizzy that I can't stand steady
God Is Alive/Magic Is Afoot
04:33
God is alive; Magic is afoot
God is alive; Magic is afoot
God is afoot; Magic is alive
Alive is afoot...
Magic never died.

God never sickened;
many poor men lied
many sick men lied
Magic never weakened
Magic never hid
Magic always ruled
God is afoot
God never died.

God was ruler
though his funeral lengthened
Though his mourners thickened
Magic never fled
Though his shrouds were hoisted
the naked God did live
Though his words were twisted
the naked Magic thrived
Though his death was published
round and round the world
the heart did not believe

Many hurt men wondered
many struck men bled
Magic never faltered
Magic always led.
Many stones were rolled
but God would not lie down
Many wild men lied
many fat men listened
Though they offered stones
Magic still was fed
Though they locked their coffers
God was always served.

Magic is afoot. God rules.
Alive is afoot. Alive is in command.
Many weak men hungered
Many strong men thrived
Though they boasted solitude
God was at their side
Nor the dreamer in his cell
nor the captain on the hill
Magic is alive
Though his death was pardoned
round and round the world
the heart did not believe.

Though laws were carved in marble
they could not shelter men
Though altars built in parliaments
they could not order men
Police arrested Magic
and Magic went with them,
for Magic loves the hungry.

But Magic would not tarry
it moves from arm to arm
it would not stay with them
Magic is afoot
it cannot come to harm
it rests in an empty palm
it spawns in an empty mind
but Magic is no instrument
Magic is the end.

Many men drove Magic
but Magic stayed behind
Many strong men lied
they only passed through Magic
and out the other side
Many weak men lied
they came to God in secret
and though they left him nourished
they would not say who healed
Though mountains danced before them
they said that God was dead
Though his shrouds were hoisted
the naked God did live

This I mean to whisper to my mind
This I mean to laugh with in my mind
This I mean my mind to serve 'til
service is but Magic
moving through the world
and mind itself is Magic
coursing through the flesh
and flesh itself is Magic
dancing on a clock
and time itself the magic length of God.
Until It's Time for You to Go
03:05
You're not a dream, you're not an angel, you're a man
I'm not a queen, I'm a woman, take my hand
We'll make a space in the lives that we'd planned
And here we'll stay until it's time for you to go

Yes we're different, worlds apart, we're not the same
We laughed and played at the start like in a game
You could've stayed outside my heart but in you came
And here you'll stay until it's time for you to go

Don't ask why
Don't ask how
Don't ask forever
Love me now

This love of mine had no beginning, it has no end
I was an oak, now I'm a willow, now I can bend
And though I'll never in my life see you again
Still I'll stay until it's time for you to go

Don't ask why
Don't ask how
Don't ask forever
Love me now

You're not a dream, you're not an angel, you're a man
I'm not a queen, I'm a woman, take my hand
We'll make a space in the lives that we'd planned
And here we'll stay until it's time for you to go
The Universal Soldier
02:30
He's five feet two and he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of 31 and he's only 17
He's been a soldier for a thousand years

He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an athiest, a Jain,
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
and he knows he shouldn't kill and he knows he always will
kill you for me my friend and me for you

And he's fighting for Canada, he's fighting for France,
he's fighting for the USA,
and he's fighting for the Russians and he's fighting for Japan,
and he thinks we'll put an end to war this way

And he's fighting for Democracy and fighting for the Reds
He says it's for the peace of all
He's the one who must decide who's to live and who's to die
and he never sees the writing on the walls

But without him how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body as a weapon to a war
and without him all this killing can't go on

He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from him, and you, and me and brothers can't you see
this is not the way we put an end to war.
Goodnight
03:48
Sleepless nights don't bother me at all
If dawn comes I don't worry
Something deep inside keeps me awake
I wish that you were here right beside me

I recall when I was very young
And could not go to sleep
My father sang me songs to make me tired
But memories don't make it easier so

Goodnight
Wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream you dream of me
Oh goodnight
Wherever you are sleeping
And I hope that if you dream you dream of me

Now I lie awake and it's no fun
Tossing and turning
I'd call you if it weren't so very late
But telephones don't bring you close to me

I recall the times we stayed up late
Wide awake but still dreaming
There was nothing on this earth could make me tired
But memories don't make it easier so

Goodnight
wherever you are sleeping
and I hope that if you dream you dream of me
Goodnight
wherever you are sleeping
and I hope that if you dream you dream of me
and I hope that if you dream you dream of me.
Dance Me Around
03:48
And when I think about all I missed
All those kisses that you
Gave to someone else
I wish I'd been around
But I was up there in the air
While you were over here
With both feet on the ground

Who'd've ever thought it
That it shoulda been you and me
Got to find a way to show it
This effect you have on me

When I think about what I missed
I wish I coulda been your girl

And when I think about all I've lost
I could never count the cost
Cause of what we've got for free
And now it's later
Maybe better late than never
I don't know
But here you are with me

Dance Me Around again
Hold me like it's never gonna end
Finally I've found
Somebody who's always been a friend
He's an Indian Cowboy in the Rodeo
02:21
Sun is up
Day is on
Look for me
I'll be gone
Cause today's the day
I'm gonna see him again

He's an Indian cowboy in the rodeo
and I'm just another little girl
who loves him so
He's an Indian cowboy in the rodeo
and I'm just another little girl
who loves him so

Once he stopped
and talked to me
I found out
how dreams can be
with a big wide smile
and a big white hat
Now That the Buffalo's Gone
02:46
Can you remember the times
That you have held your head high
and told all your friends of your Indian claim
Proud good lady and proud good man
Some great great grandfather from Indian blood came
and you feel in your heart for these ones

Oh it's written in books and in song
that we've been mistreated and wronged
Well over and over I hear those same words
from you good lady and you good man
Well listen to me if you care where we stand
and you feel you're a part of these ones

When a war between nations is lost
the loser we know pays the cost
but even when Germany fell to your hands
consider dear lady, consider dear man
you left them their pride and you left them their land
and what have you done to these ones

Has a change come about my dear man
or are you still taking our lands
A treaty forever your senators sign
They do dear lady, they do dear man
and the treaties are broken again and again
and what will you do for these ones

Oh it's all in the past you can say
but it's still going on here today
The governments now want the Navaho land
that of the Inuit and the Cheyenne
It's here and it's now you can help us dear man
Now that the buffalo's gone.
Soldier Blue
03:45
I look out and I see a land
Young and lovely hard and strong
For 50,000 years we've danced her praises
Prayed our thanks and we've just begun
Yes, yes

This this is my country
Young and growing
Free and flowing sea to sea
Yes this is my country
Ripe and bearing miracles
In every pond and tree

Her spirit walks the high country
Giving free wild samples
And setting an example how to give
Yes this is my country
Retching and turning
She's like a baby learning how to live.

I can stand upon a hill at dawn
Look all around me
Feel her surround me

Soldier Blue
Can't you see her life has just begun
It's beating inside us
Telling us she's here to guide us.

Soldier Blue, Soldier Blue
Can't you see that there's
Another way to love her

Yes this is my country
I sprang from her and I'm
Learning how to count upon her
Tall trees and the corn is high country
Yes I love her and I'm
Learning how to take care of her

When the news stories get me down
I take a drink of freedom to think of
North America from toe to crown
It's never long before
I know just why I belong here
Eagle Man/Changing Woman
03:17
Eagle Man
climbing the skies
Red light of evening
falls like rain
Rainbow's my yarn
The sky is my loom
I will weave sunsets
later on

Snow Woman
Climbing the wind
Blue light of winter
fills her baskets
Oh woh-h Changing Woman
Dance on the weather
Lightning and feathers
mark her trail

Life Lovers
splinting the worlds
Healing the broken
and the lame
Reach out to me
Give me your hands
We close the circuits of time

Angel Ranger
Stay here by me
Guide my transmission
of energy
Oldest religion
simple and clear
Pour out a lesson
into my dream
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
05:12
Indian legislation on the desk of a do-right Congressman
Now, he don't know much about the issue
so he picks up the phone and he asks advice from the
Senator out in Indian country
A darling of the energy companies who are
ripping off what's left of the reservations. Huh.

I learned a safety rule, I don't know who to thank
Don't stand between the reservation and the corporate bank
They send in federal tanks
It isn't nice but it's reality

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
Deep in the Earth
Cover me with pretty lies
bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Huh.

They got these energy companies that want the land
and they've got churches by the dozen who want to guide our hands
and sign Mother Earth over to pollution, war and greed
Get rich... get rich quick.

We got the federal marshals, we got the covert spies
We got the liars by the fire, we got the FBIs
They lie in court and get nailed
and still Peltier goes off to jail

My girlfriend Annie Mae talked about uranium
Her head was filled with bullets and her body dumped
The FBI cut off her hands
and told us she'd died of exposure

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee

We had the Goldrush Wars, didn't we learn to crawl
and still our history gets written in a liar's scrawl
They tell 'ya "Honey, you can still be an Indian
d-d-down at the Y on Saturday nights"
Starwalker
03:04
Starwalker he's a friend of mine
You've seen him looking fine
He's a straight talker
He's a Starwalker
Don't drink no wine
ay way hey o heya

Wolf Rider she's a friend of yours
You've seen her opening doors
She's a history turner
She's a sweet grass burner
And a dog soldier
ay hey way hey way heya

Holy light guard the night
Pray up your medicine song
Straight dealer
You're a Spirit Healer
Keep going on
ay hey way hey way heya

Lightning Woman, Thunderchild
Star soldiers one and all oh
Sisters, Brothers, and all together
Aim straight, Stand tall

Starwalker he's a friend of mine
You've seen him looking fine
He's a straight talker
He's a Starwalker
Don't drink no wine
ay way hey o heya
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