Jul 022006
 

From THE BOY IS MINE
Written by Richard Marx & Bruce Gaitsch

In the second half of the nineties, David Foster kept his string of hits going with a series of collaborations among many big, young urban stars like Brandy, ‘N Sync, Jon B, Dru Hill, Faith Evans and Monica. Foster’s smooth and perfectly crafted productions were usually included on the albums to give a classic, refined twist to the mood of these modern soul records and attract an adult audience. One of the best examples is Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine.” This platinum seller includes nu-soul tracks supervised by hip-hop stars like Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Jerkins as well as three trademark Foster productions. The massive chart triumph of the title track, a duet with Brandy and produced by Jerkins, is more modern R&B. This is balanced by the classic sweet, keyboard driven sounds of the Diane Warren ballad, “For You I Will.” Produced and arranged by Foster, this beautiful ballad was also included on the soundtrack of the animated movie, “Space Jam,” and became a top 5 hit single. “Inside,” another song written by Warren, follows the same recipe with a perfect arrangement and top-notch vocals by the young singer. A cover of the Richard Marx hit “Right Here Waiting,” sung by Monica with R&B group 112 is another intense ballad that mixes Foster’s classic pop sounds with the new echoes of the R&B world.


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Lead Vocal: Monica feat. 112
Keyboards: David Foster
Synthesizer Programming: Glen Woodward
Guitars: Michael Thompson
Backing Vocals: Monica & 112
Vocal Arrangement by Monica
Strings Arranged by William Ross & David Foster
Produced by David Foster
Remixed with Additional Production by Tony Maserati


Lyrics

Oceans apart
Day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice
On the line
But it doesn’t stop the pain
I see you next to never
How can we stay forever

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I took for granted
All the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter and I taste the tears
But I can’t get near you now
Oh can you see it baby
You’ve got me goin’ crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I wonder how we can survive
This romance, but in the end if I’m with you
I’ll take the chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaance

[Instrumental Break]

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
(I’ll be, I’ll be right right here, oh waiting on youuuuuuuuu)
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I’ll be right here waiting for you
Oh, I love you
Oh whatever it takes
Whatever you do
Where ever you go

I’m never leavin’ you (I Will Be Waiting)
I’ll be right here waiting, for youuuuu oh oh, youuu