Aug 282005
 

From SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
Written by David Foster, Randy Goodrum & Jim Vallance

Anne Murray is a true Canadian treasure. The Nova Scotia born singer is a member of the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame thanks to an incredible career that spans five decades. She has reached the top of the pop and country charts in both Canada and USA with famous songs like “Snowbird,” and “You Needed Me.” Between 1979 and 1986 she achieved eight #1 songs on the country chart. Her last #1 country song was “Now And Forever (You And Me),” a delicious pop ditty produced by David Foster. It crossed over to the Adult Contemporary chart reaching #7 and was a Hot 100 entry. This love song was co-written by Foster, Bryan Adams’ collaborator Jim Vallance, and Randy Goodrum, the famous singer/songwriter responsible for “You Needed Me.” Here’s how Vallance remembers it:
“I was thrilled that David Foster asked me to co-write this song with him. In an afternoon he and I came up with a bed track and a melody, and a few rough lyrics. We recorded a demo in my home studio with David on piano and myself on bass and drums. David finished the lyrics a few weeks later in Los Angeles with Randy Goodrum.”
The final production and arrangement are pristine and high tech with Murray’s warm and friendly voice soothing the listener as Foster’s keyboards and synths embellish the background. Another nice touch comes from Richard Page’s silky tenor handling the harmony vocals. “Now And Forever (You And Me)” was included in Murray’s album “Something To Talk About,” a nice collection of catchy tunes that was another success for the singer.
Foster’s collectors might like to know that another ballad, “Over You,” probably came from the same sessions and was included on Murray’s collection, “Best…So Far,” released in 1994.


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Lead Vocals: Anne Murray
Keyboards & Synthesizers: David Foster
Guitars: Michael Landau & Bob Mann
Background Vocals: Richard Page
Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

Up until now I’ve learned to live without love
Like a ship without a sail, wandering aimlessly lost
I never knew how it felt to lose my control
Now that I’ve found you, this is all so new

You and me, we’ve got a destiny
Starting tonight we’ll be together
You and me, this is what love should be
And it’s gonna be right, now and forever

Darlin’, inside your eyes I can see mysteries there
And you’re melting the ice surrounding me, I’m no longer scared
I feel you inside my soul and I’m captured tonight
But don’t let go, this is paradise

You and me, we’ve got a destiny
Starting tonight we’ll be together
You and me, this is what love should be
And it’s gonna be right, if you tell me
There’s a heaven up above, then that’s what I’ll believe
’cause you’re the one thing that I’m so sure of

I feel you inside my soul and I’m captive tonight
But don’t let go, this is paradise

You and me, we’ve got a destiny
Starting tonight we’ll be together
You and me, this is what love should be
And it’s gonna be right, now and forever

You and me, we’ve got a destiny
Starting tonight we’ll be together
You and me, this is what love should be
And it’s gonna be right

Woo ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh