Feb 222004
 

From VOX HUMANA
Written by David Foster, Kenny Loggins & Eva Ein Loggins

David Foster and Kenny Loggins have been writing songs together for almost thirty years. The first co-writing credit was “Daddy’s Back” on Loggins’ debut album, “Celebrate Me Home” way back in 1977. Starting from that first song there have been many other collaborations, hits like “Heart To Heart” (check out our review in the archives) , “The Real Thing” or “I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)” on the “Footloose” soundtrack.

“Forever” is one of those successful stories, a power ballad released in 1985 as part of the “Vox Humana” album. The song was a good adult contemporary hit and it reached # 40 on the Hot 100, it also remains one of the concert favorites among Loggins’ fans still today. The tune is intense, the intro has Foster’s keyboards all over it and it develops into his typical ballad style with heavy guitars played by Steve Lukather and Buzzy Feiten and with the keyboards adding color to the final result. The song is also another good evidence of Kenny Loggins’ world class vocal talent.

“Vox Humana” has other great songs co-written by Loggins and Foster, “I’ll Be There” is a nice funky/pop ditty with guests DeBarge singing along with Kenny, “At last” is a classy pop song co-written with bassist extraordinaire Nathan East, while “Loraine” is a good uptempo number.

There’s another gem on the record that Foster didn’t co-write but needs to be mentioned anyway, it is “Love Will Follow” which is a gorgeous pop/soul song with an incredible vocal performance by Loggins.


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Lead Vocal: Kenny Loggins
Keyboards: David Foster & Steve Wood
Guitars: Buzzy Feiten
Guitar solo: Steve Lukather
Bass: Nathan East
Drums: Tris Imboden
Produced by David Foster & Kenny Loggins


Lyrics

Now, while we’re here alone
And all is said and done
Now I can let you know
Because of all you’ve shown
I’ve grown enough to tell you
You’ll always be inside of me

How many roads have gone by
So many words left unspoken
I needed to be by your side
If only to hold you

Forever in my heart
Forever we will be
And even when I’m gone
You’ll be here in me
Forever

Once, I dreamed that you were gone
I cried out trying to find you
I begged the dream to fade away
And please awaken me

But night took a hold of my heart
And left me with no one to follow
the love that I lost to the dark
I’ll always remember

Forever in my heart
Forever we will be
And know that when I’m gone
You’ll be near to me
Forever in my heart
Always thought I’d be
I’d be yours
Forever