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"I'm not a beaver. I'm a bear. No, I mean, I'm not a bear. I'm a man!"
This article is about the Phil Collins version.
You may be looking for the film version.


Great Spirits (single)
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General information
Composer

Phil Collins

Lyricist

Phil Collins

Performers

Phil Collins

Released

2003

Track

13

Length

4:47

Usage information
Album

Brother Bear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Sample
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngGreat Spirits 

"Great Spirits" is the Phil Collins version of the original song from Brother Bear. It was released in 2003 as part of the film's Best Buy exclusive soundtrack.

Lyrics

Phil Collins:
When the Earth was young
And the air was sweet
And the mountains kissed the sky
In the far beyond, with its many paths
Man and nature lived side by side

The great wisdom does not come without learning
And great vision not wholly with our eyes
We can think that we see
Truly see all around us
But when we look
Do we see with open minds?

Great Spirits of all who lived before
Take our hands and lead us
Fill our hearts and souls with all you know
The key to understanding
Is to see through other's eyes
Find a way to help us
See from all sides
Truly see from all sides

Teach our children to look deeper than the surface
See the world through another's eyes
For to be blind beyond yourself
Is to look but not see it
Knowing much is not enough to be wise

To see the wonder
In all we've been given
In a world that's not always as it seems
On the path that we choose
Turn every corner
Follow on for another begins

Great Spirits of all who lived before
(Take our hands)
Take our hands and lead us
(Fill our hearts)
Fill our hearts and souls
With all you know
(You know the key)
The key to understanding
Is to see through other's eyes
Find a way to help us
See from all sides
Truly see from all sides

Great Spirits of all who lived before
(Take our hands)
Take our hands and lead us
(Fill our hearts)
Fill our hearts and souls
With all you know
(You know the key)
The key to understanding
Is to see through other's eyes
Find a way to help us
See from all sides
Truly see from all sides
See from all sides!

Trivia

  • This version of "Great Spirits" was only released as part of the Best Buy exclusive soundtrack of Brother Bear.
  • Parts of the "Funeral" instrumental score can be heard during this version of "Great Spirits".[1]

References

  1. Revealed in Disney's Brother Bear (2003). Written by Steve Bencich, Lorne Cameron, Ron J. Friedman, David Hoselton, and Tab Murphy, and directed by Aaron Blaise and Robert Walker. Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.


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