Nov 232003
 

From A BODY OF WORK
Written by Paul Anka, Mark Spiro & Jack White

We all know how fundamental David Foster has been in Celine Dion’s career, all the hits they have mined together, #1 songs like “Because You Loved Me” and “The Power Of Love”, but we tried to find a song to review that wasn’t one of the big hits and instead we looked for one of the lesser known pearls, a duet with Paul Anka that was released in 1998 as part of his “Body Of Work” cd. “It’s Hard To Say Goodbye” is an emotional ballad that has Foster all over it, a remarkable song that could have easily been a hit if released on one of Dion’s records. Anka confirms his rare talent as a songwriter and Foster brings the tune up to a higher level with his unmistakable arrangement and lu3h production. Celine’s vocals are, as usual, flawless with Anka doing quite a good job too; another nice element is Dean Parks beautiful work on the acoustic guitar.

“A Body Of Work” is really an interesting cd, perfect “adult contemporary” stuff that we suggest you to experience, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!


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Lead Vocals: Paul Anka & Celine Dion
Keyboards: David Foster
Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks
Electric Guitar: Michael Landau
Arranged by David Foster
Produced by David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Celine :
There’s something in your eyes
That’s fought to revealing
Why must to be like this
A love without feeling
Something wrong with you And now
I see it in your eyes
Believe me when I say
It’s gonna be OK !!

Paul:
I told you from the start, I wont’t be demanding
If you have a change of heart, I’ll be understanding
When love becomes a broken heart
And dreams begin to die
Believe me when I say
We’ll work it out someway

Together :
I’ll never try to hold you back
I wouldn’t try controlling you
If it’s what you want
It’s what I want
I want what’s best for you
And if there’s something else that you’re looking for
I’ll be the first to help you try
Believe me when I say
It’s hard to say goodbye
(Paul)
We’ve lost that loving touch
We used to feel so much
I try to hide the truth That’s in my eyes
But when i feel, we’re not in love
I know I’m losing you
Believe me when I say
We’ll work it out someway
I’ll never try to hold you back
I wouldn’t try controlling you
If it’s what you want
It’s what I want
I want what’s best for you
And if there’s something else that you’re looking for
I’ll be the first to help you try
Believe me when I say
It’s hard to say goodbye
Instrument. . . . . . . . . . .
If it’s what you want
It’s what I want
I want what’s best for you
I’ll never try to hold you back
I wouldn’t try controlling you
If it’s what you want
It’s what I want
I want what’s best for you
And if there’s something else that you’re looking for
I’ll be the first to help you try
Believe me when I say
It’s hard to say goodbye