Mar 192006
 

From THE COLOUR OF MY LOVE
Written by David Foster & Arthur Ganov

“The Colour Of My Love” is the album that definitely established Céliné Dion as an international superstar. Her third release sung in English arrived in stores in 1993 and has sold over six millions copies to date in the US alone and more than 20 millions worldwide. David Foster was the man behind some of the key songs on this album. “The Power Of Love,” a song first popularized by Jennifer Rush, was smartly reworked by Foster. He crafted the perfect power ballad and maximized the immense vocal talent of Dion. “The Power Of Love” zoomed to the top of charts all over the world and was a platinum seller.
The standard, “When I Fall In Love,” a sweet duet with UK singer Clive Griffin, was included in the soundtrack of the blockbuster movie, “Sleepless In Seattle,” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. This song became another huge hit and brought Foster and Jeremy Lubbock a Grammy for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.”
The last Foster contribution to this album is the wonderful title track. “The Colour Of My Love” was originally part of the score for “Scream,” a musical that Foster co-wrote with Dr. Arthur Ganov in the early nineties. The musical never made it big, but it includes many great songs such as “The Colour Of My Love.” This ballad is an absolute gem with a timeless, tender melody and moving lyrics. The singer was so touched by “The Colour Of My Love” that it became her wedding song. Foster’s piano and lush strings underline Dion’s heartfelt performance. This song is a true work of art and one of the milestones of Foster’s career.


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Lead Vocals: Celine Dion
Piano: David Foster
Synclavier Programming: Simon Franglen
Percussion: Michael Fisher
Guitar: Dean Parks
Produced & Arranged by David Foster
Strings Arranged by Bill Ross


Lyrics

I’ll paint my mood in shades of blue
paint my soul to be with you
I’ll sketch your lips in shaded tones
draw your mouth to my own

I’ll draw your arms around my waist
then all doubt I shall erase
I’ll paint the rain that softly lands on
your wind-blown hair

I’ll trace a hand to wipe your tears
a look to calm your fears
a silhouette of dark and light
while we hold each other oh so tight

I’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
swearing that we’ll never part
that’s the colour of my love

I’ll paint the truth
show how I feel
try to make you completely real
I’ll use a brush so light and fine
to draw you close and make you mine

I’ll paint the stars in the evening sky
draw their light into your eyes
a touch of grace that softly falls on
your moonlit face

I’ll trace your hand to hold in mine
a kiss to mark the time
a silhouette of dark and light
while we hold each other oh so tight

I’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
swearing that we’ll never part
that’s the colour of my love

I’ll paint the truth
show how I feel
try to make you completely real
I’ll use a brush so light and fine
to draw you close and make you mine

I’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
swearing that we’ll never part
that’s the colour of my love

I’ll draw the years all pasing by
so much to learn so much to try

and with this ring our lives will start
swearing that we’ll never part
I offer you what cannot buy
devoted love until we die