The High and the Mighty
Les Baxter Lyrics


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I was high and mighty,
How I laughed at love
And the stars above,
Then you came like a gentle flame
And helped me to find my way!
I was high and mighty
And I told my heart
Where to stop and start,
Now I find that I was blind,
I'm learning it day by day!
Love can change things,
Rearrange things,
Oh, what strange things
Love can do!
I'm not high and mighty
But I have what's worth
All the gold on earth,




I have you and I give my heart
Forever and ever to you, you, you!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Les Baxter's The High and the Mighty is a testament to the transformative power of love. The singer begins by describing himself as "high and mighty," someone who scoffed at love and thought himself above it all. However, that changes when a person comes into his life, described as a gentle flame. This person helps him find his way and teaches him that he was blind all along.


The singer realized that love can change and rearrange things, and it is a strange force that has the power to do so. He admits that he is no longer high and mighty, but instead, he has something more valuable than any material wealth - the love of this person. He makes a promise to give his heart to this person forever and ever.


Overall, the lyrics convey a sense of humility and gratitude towards love, portraying how it can transform a person's life and mindset.


Line by Line Meaning

I was high and mighty,
I was arrogant and self-important,


How I laughed at love
I made fun of love and did not believe in it,


And the stars above,
I did not care for the beauty of the stars above, or anything else romantic for that matter,


Then you came like a gentle flame
Your presence in my life was subtle yet powerful, like a gentle flame,


And helped me to find my way!
You guided me towards a better understanding of myself and the world around me,


I was high and mighty
I was arrogant and self-important (repeated for emphasis),


And I told my heart
I was in control of my emotions and could dictate what my heart felt,


Where to stop and start,
I had the power to stop or start my feelings as I pleased,


Now I find that I was blind,
Now, with your help, I understand that I was foolish and ignorant before,


I'm learning it day by day!
I am gradually realizing the power of love and how it can change a person,


Love can change things,
Love has the power to alter a person's life and perspective,


Rearrange things,
Love can change the order and priority of things in life,


Oh, what strange things
Love can lead to unexpected and unusual outcomes,


Love can do!
Love is a powerful and transformative force,


I'm not high and mighty
I am no longer arrogant or self-important,


But I have what's worth
Instead, I have what truly matters and is valuable in life,


All the gold on earth,
Even more valuable than all the riches of the world,


I have you and I give my heart
I have you, and I am willing to give you my heart completely,


Forever and ever to you, you, you!
I will love you endlessly and exclusively, forever and ever.




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Comments from YouTube:

JIMOTOOLE1949

To me, the most dramatic presentation of all the charted versions of The High And The Mighty.

Rube Waddell

Australia's 157th number one hit along with a version by Victor Young.

Bleue Verte

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