Jul 042004
 

From SOMETHING TO REMEMBER
Written by David Foster & Madonna

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In the nineties, David Foster, together with Babyface, was the most successful producer in the world of pop music. After giant hits with Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston and Céliné Dion, Madonna came knocking at his door. In 1995, the superstar was working on a collection of her best ballads and wisely turned to Foster to co-write songs for the new project. They met in New York and came up with three songs – “You’ll See,” “I Can’t Forget,” and “One More Chance.”

“You’ll See” became the debut single from “Something To Remember.” It reached the top ten all over the world. It is a very nice ballad with a dominant Spanish guitar. It was considered as a follow-up to the Babyface produced “Take A Bow.”

The second song, “I Can’t Forget,” wasn’t included on the album and it’s still unreleased today. “One More Chance” was also released as a single, but although we think it’s superior to “You’ll See,” it is often overlooked. Both songs are acoustic and similar in their mood. However, “One More Chance” offers the most beautiful and delicate vocal performance by Madonna while Dean Parks does a magnificent job with his guitar. Another nice touch is added with a gentle string arrangement and Suzie Katayama’s cello performance.


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Lead Vocal: Madonna
Keyboards: David Foster
Synclavier Programming: Simon Franglen
Acoustic Guitars: Dean Parks
Cello: Suzie Katayama
Produced & Arranged by David Foster & Madonna


Lyrics

I turned around
Too late
To see the fallen star
I fell asleep
And never saw the sun go down
I took your love for granted
Thought luck was always on my side
I turned around too late
And you were gone

So give me one more chance
Darlin’ if you care for me
Let me win your love
‘Cause you were always there for me
If you care for me
Be there for me

I like to play the queen of hearts
And never thought I’d lose
I rolled the dice
But never showed my hand
I planned it out so perfectly
So you’d never leave a girl like me
I was a fool
But now I understand

So give me one more chance
Darlin’ if you care for me
Let me win your love
‘Cause you were always there for me
If you care for me
Be there for me

Here is the law of the land
You play with fire and you’ll get burned
Here is the lesson I’ve learned
That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

So give me one more chance
Darlin’ if you care for me
Let me win your love
‘Cause you were always there for me
Gimme one more chance
Tell me that it’s not too late
Let me win your love
Darlin’ please don’t hesitate
If you care for me
Be there for me

Give me
One more chance