Nov 072004
 

From STEALING HOME
Written by David Foster and Linda Thompson

David Foster wrote some amazing hits for “Urban Cowboy,” “Two Of A Kind,” “Ghostbusters,” “The Karate Kid Part II.” He also composed the scores for “St. Elmo’s Fire” and “The Secret Of My Success,” both successful soundtracks that were filled with strong new songs and sweet instrumentals. In 1998, “Stealing Home” was Foster’s third full soundtrack for a movie. For this soundtrack Foster picked some oldies performed by The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Shirelles and added his solid instrumental themes and a couple of newly co-written songs. One, “Poison Ivy,” is an enjoyable number with a strong retro feel sung a cappella by The Nylons. The other, “And When She Danced,” is the only contemporary sounding number on the record. It is a mellow song with all the trademarks of a Foster ballad, a strong melody, keyboards and crystal clear vocal harmonies.
The Canadian producer sings it with Marilyn Martin, a pop singer in the best Olivia Newton-John tradition. Martin was very popular at the time for “Separate Lives,” her #1 duet with Phil Collins for the movie “White Nights.” “And When She Danced” was perfect stuff for pop/adult contemporary radio plus Foster and Martin blend well together. Even with all these things going for it, the song didn’t become a success. The movie itself wasn’t a blockbuster and it was probably a factor in Foster’s decision to go back to full time music production. He scored one more movie, “One Good Cop.” Although the music was very good and it included one masterpiece, “If Not For Love” sung by Warren Wiebe, it was another box office disappointment.
In the nineties Foster returned to the movies in big style. He wrote and/or produced huge hits for movies like “The Bodyguard,” “True Crimes,” “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” “Sleepless In Seattle,” “Up Close And Personal,” and “Forget Paris.”


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Lead Vocals: David Foster & Marilyn Martin
Keyboards: David Foster
Additional Synthesizer Programming: David Foster, Michael Boddicker, Bob Parr
Acoustic Guitar: Dean Parks
Electric Guitar: Mike Landau
Background Vocals: Jason Scheff, Tim Feehan, Donny Osmond
Strings Arranged by David Foster & Jeremy Lubbock
Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

M: Can you go back in time to a place in your mind
To the one who know a part of you
That you just couldn’t find

T: If you ask me to choose between a memory or two
When it’s said and done
I’ll take the one who’s love I had to lose

M: Cause when she danced
I lost my inner sense
I loved her danced I always will

** M: She left with me
** F: But still with me
T: A burnin’ memory
M: She took with her a part of me

F: If I could get back where I’ve been
Feel the passion I left then
T: I’d be there right now and get somehow
It never comes again

## M: She had nothin’ to gain
## F: No where to go
** M: To the way out of pain
** F: The time with
M: With a song and dance she lost romance
T: The world had gone insane

## M: Caused when she danced
## F: Caused when we danced
T: I lost my inner sense
** M: I loved her dance
** F: I love
## M: I always will
## F: I always will

** M: She left with me
** F: He left with me
T: A burnin’ memory
F: Remember somehow
M: She took with her a part of me

T: Can you go back in time to a place in your mind
To the one who knew a part of you
That you just couldn’t find

M: Lookin’ back I’m not sure
If I couldn’t heard someone
When she danced with me
Our hearts were free as far as I could see

F: I’d be there right now and yet somehow
It never comes again

M: When she danced with me
## M: Our hearts were free
## F: Were free
T: As far as I could see

M: Male
F: Female
T: Together
**,##: Sing simultaneously