Barry Gibb - Cross To Bear Lyrics




Something appears in my field of vision
I close my eyes and I wonder why
That life itself is just a biblical fiction
Who do you believe in?
How can I lose myself?

And you go wandering for 40 days and 40 nights
And you keep searching for the treasures of the Nile
They are just memories of things that prophets used to say

They cannot help you now, a million miles away

Let's hit rewind
Some cosmic get-together
Just you and I
We go beyond forever
There is no time

It's truly now or never
No use pretending you don't care

Everybody's got a worried mind

Everybody's got a cross to bear
Everybody's got an axe to grind
Everybody's got to breathe the air

I've seen Ghandi, Krishnamurti, Jesus and the King

You quote the Son of Man while you destroy the Earth your mother
You build your fortress in the sand
You are the one who leads you
You say you're starving while you bite the hand that feeds you

Let's hit rewind
Some cosmic get-together
Just you and I
We go beyond forever
There is no time
It's truly now or never
No use pretending you don't care
Everybody's got a worried mind
Everybody's got a cross to bear
Everybody's got an axe to grind
Everybody's got to breathe the air
Don't shout, I got mine
It's all about me and I'm next in line
Get a life, I'm not lazy
Maybe thinking all the gods are crazy
Been there, done that, out of my face
Got to be a winner in the human race
It's your lesson, know your place
Let's hit rewind
Some cosmic get-together
Just you and I
We go beyond forever
There is no time
It's truly now or never
No use pretending you don't care
Everybody's got a worried mind
Everybody's got a cross to bear
Everybody's got an axe to grind
Everybody's got to breathe the air





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  1. Franky Broughton IV

    EVERYBODY'S GOT A HUNGRY HEART. THIS SONG IS TERRIBLE. I LOVE BARRY GIBB. BUT THE VERSES WERE TO MANY WORDS AND ITS JUST NOT GOOD AT ALL.

  2. Diana Blackwell

    I love Barry Gibb but this is wretched.

  3. Rossella Misantoni

    È Fantastica! Bravo, Grande Barry!!!

  4. Cika Tambura

    Bravo Barry!!!

  5. Melissa Schroeter

    vision... how to keep that sight.... a cross... becoming wha T? to be the ones.... trying to care …. for those that need.... what we ha v e become.... a way to survive…. we all want.... to live on.....mattering.... yes... a cross living is …. to bear.....

  6. Rebecca Schiefelbein

    I bought the cd so have given him my money

  7. Choreh Charat

    J’adore Barry ,mais Sans Robin et Maurice c’est pas vraiment la musique et le son des Beegees 😢😢😢😔

  8. Josee Mary

    Génial Sir Barry

  9. Estefania Mondale

    Cada día más admirada de su poesía y música. Después de toda una vida de escucharlo por entretenimiento, me doy cuenta que estoy ante un genio. (Más vale tarde que nunca.)

  10. Miriam Sanz

    Quien no ama y se hace fan de un grupo tan maravilloso y genuino. Dios los escogió y les dio ese don.alegraron mi adolescencia.como grupo los amé. Ahora Barry con su vos melodiosa alegra mi despertar. Que dios lo bendiga desde Venezuela. La abuela Mirian.

  11. Blackbird A

    I am a big fan of the BG's since i was a kid & i do care a lot about thier reputation. If i met Mr Barry, i would recommend him to stop singing for the following reasons:
    1- His voice is not of the same purity as before.
    2- He & his brothers already have a huge record of songs that guarantees the survival of thier unique reputation for ever.
    3- At this stage of his life it would be much better for him to represent him self as a skilful songwriter , by cooperating with other artists.

    BarbaraL Lowell

    Well I for one am delighted to continue to hear his voice, in fact I cannot get enough of him and his brothers. Each time I hear I hear a new sound, a new way a word was phrased, a tiny change in tempo and I am delighted he continues to sing and write. One great thing about each of them, they followed their hearts and they made for me the greatest sound of all time, matched in quality by few, and as people they are the creme de la creme of the finest.

    ColleenH Hatcher

    I hope Barry NEVER stops blessing the world with his songs and his voice! No, he doesn't sound just like he did when he was younger, but his voice is still extraordinarily beautiful! When he sings, you can hear the passion, the sweetness, the haunting quality that all those years of love, loss, triumph and tragedy have brought about. The day Barry Gibb stops singing, the world will be a sadder, less beautiful place!

  12. Airnergy

    I close my eyes and I wonder why...... Sensationell!

  13. James Mithum

    Beautiful!

  14. Jay Burke

    Almost close to the nights on Broadway voice. keep it up Barry

  15. Rodel Delgado

    I love all Bee gees songs. I love you BEE GEE'S!!😇

  16. Trevor Mcglynn

    For houm the bell tolls still one of the best

    Franky Broughton IV

    Yes for whom the bell tolls is great this is bad

  17. Bella Lòpez

    ⚘Awesome Voice and Amazing Talent! You go baby.....⚘

  18. Airnergy

    Dieser Song lässt sich kaum noch toppen.... . Unglaublich, danke Mr. Gibb für diesen Meilenstein!

  19. Vui Son

    Rat tuyet

  20. Teija Flink

    Not really fan of this song (there were better on the album) but the story seems to be very personal and about his brothers? Even if I don't quite understand, I have to look up the lyrics.

  21. JAMET betty

    Merci pour cette vidéo "Moti Missim" j'Aime bien ;;Betty de Bretagne le 19.05.2017 !!!

  22. Gilberto Bonatto Neckel

    This is the best song from In The Now, one of the best songs of 2016 and one of the best ever written by Barry in his entire career. I never tire of hearing it. Thanks Barry for giving us this true masterpiece. Hope he sings it at Glastonbury.

  23. walid ismail

    THANKS TO MOTI FROM GERMANY.WONDERFUL SONG EVER

  24. WVGIRL

    Love This, too. Now make sure you give apologie to Barry for stealing his property and IF you recieve ANY money send ALL of it to him. Sick of people doing This. Sure I love listening, but not at the artist's expense. Thank you.

    Peter Stümpfl

    I'm very proud to posess ev'ry Vinyl's/CD's/DVD's of the Gibb Brothers and also went to some of their concerts. To pay for it was always a pleasure for me, so it's worth every cent or even more! But I also like it very much to find and see their music on youtube and I'm sure that many people worldwide pay attention to them, because of that channel. It helps to create new fans that will buy (their) his music. And again to Agnaldo Cardoso, Religion is not all, it did and does so many bad, bad things. It's better not to be brainwashed. We gotta live our lifes with no axe to grind! So who wants to throw the first stone?

  25. Maxwell World Wide Historical Films

    GENIUS AT WORK!!!!! Response was honored by Mr. Gibb to his series of losses in the recent Past. What a WINNER is Mr. BARRY GIBB!!!

  26. blue sky

    Great song Berry!! Also thank you for talking about your U.F.O. sighting many years ago, I agree your brother's are like the light behind all the UFO'S out there. Soar with the angels.. Andy, Mo, Robin..Heaven needed you maybe for the beautiful energy in your music..We love you!!!

  27. Barric

    One of my favorites from the new album. I can listen to this over and over again. Amazing song!!

  28. AGNALDO CARDOSO

    BARRY NEEDS TO TAKE CARE TO NOT BLASPHEMATE AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT;
    WHY THAT SIN HAS NOT PARDON IN THIS OR AT THE NEXT CENTURY ...

    Peter Stümpfl

    "Life itself is just Biblical vision" to me means not to follow any brainwashing, but surely we can believe in Jesus and find our own way and not to use an "axe to grind".

    Maxwell World Wide Historical Films

    Mr. Gibb was metaphorical and not blaspheming. He is a Man of Principle too.

    AGNALDO CARDOSO

    I UNDERSTAND BARRY ; BUT I CAN NOT AGREE WITH SUBLIMINAL WORDS ; MYSELF CONSCIENCE CAN NOT BE DISAPOINTED IN FRONT OF THE " LORD OF THE UNIVERSE " ; BECAUSE I LOVE BARRY , BUT " THE LORD OF THE UNIVERSE IS EVERYTHING " BEFORE HIM .
    DO YOU REMEMBER SOMEBODY WHO SAID TO THE FIRST WOMAM METAPHORICAL WORDS ; DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT ; WHAT IS THAT FOLLOWED ???
    OURS HUMAN"S CORRUPT GENERATIONS IS WHAT FOLLOWED ...

    H31180und1

    Religion is bullshit...not real...just a method to control people

    Delon Duvenage

    @H31180und1 since there are literally thousands of different religions I think you can't be 100% correct , what Jesus did and said was the truth and you cant argue with that

  29. dtrix10kc

    Good Lord, I love this. There's that voice I love so much.