Holy cow. I was looking for the lyrics to Mark Heard's Big and Strong and came across this cover. Seeing Olivia smile as she sings it leads me to believe she doesn't quite get it. Lyrics below. Tell me what you think.
Big and Strong, words and music by Mark Heard
Strong man strangles universe--he drowns the stars Blinded by the mission of a thousand wars He's fit and dominant--no wonder why He loves the battle cry Strong man is survivor--he lives to pound Little wooden crosses in the bloody ground He's fit and dominant--his will is truth His hand is absolute And the world keeps on turning And the sun keeps on burning And the children keep learning How to grow up big and strong How to grow up big and strong Strong man takes no prisoner--favors no plea He leaves no gold in teeth of enemy He's fit and dominant--rises above He has no word that means love And the world keeps on turning And the sun keeps on burning And the children keep learning How to grow up big and strong How to grow up big and strong
This is actually Olivia looking all serious. She's just not that good an actress. Clue is in the shaking of the head...
Not convinced. Although the head shaking points in the right direction.a
I think he actually played synth or keys, etc on that record!
Any clue which record of Mark's this was on? I've had a hard time finding version... all I have is Rich Mullins' & Olivia Newton John's
It's on one of the few Heard albums I don't have, Tribal Opera by iDEoLA.
Here's a recording on YouTube.
Let's make that clickable, shall we?
Wikipedia on Tribal Opera
YouTube of Big and Strong
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