Oct 152006
 

From THE PREACHER’S WIFE
Written by David Wolfert & Sandy Linzer

Released in 1996, “The Preacher’s Wife” was Whitney Houston’s third movie soundtrack following the stellar successes of “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting To Exhale.” From those two monster sellers came the perfect adult contemporary triumphs of “I Will Always Love You” under David Foster’s production and the soul-tinged sounds of Babyface’s “Exhale (Shoop, Shoop).” For “The Preacher’s Wife,” it was the talented Mervin Warren, a former member of Take 6, who produced the bulk of this gospel-oriented project. Many of the songs feature the Georgia Mass Choir that accompanies the singer in a few intense performances. Foster and Babyface are back again to add some hit flavor to a few tracks. Babyface produced the beautiful ballad, “You Were Loved,” written by Diane Warren plus his own up-tempo “My Heart Is Calling.” Warren and Houston produced “I Believe In You And Me,” which opens the album. Foster beautifully reworked the gorgeous ballad co-written by David Wolfert and Sandy Linzer. Foster’s arrangement for the single release is absolute ear candy and perfectly suited for radio. “I Believe In You And Me” once again showcases Houston’s outstanding voice and the absolute expertise of Foster’s production. This song became a multi-format smash, reaching # 2 on the adult contemporary chart plus #4 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and Billboard’s Hot 100. “I Believe In You And Me” was also certified platinum. Its parent album reached #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 and was certified triple platinum.


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Lead Vocals: Whitney Houston
Produced & Arranged by David Foster
Vocal Arrangement by Whitney Houston


Lyrics

I believe in you and me
I believe that we will be
In love eternally
Well as far as I can see
You will always be the one…
For me
Oh yes you will

And I believe in dreams again
I believe that love will never end
And like the river finds the sea
I Was lost, now I’m free
Cuz I believe in you and me

I will never leave your side
I will never hurt your pride
When all the chips are down Baby
Said I will always be around
Just to be right where you are
My love
You know I love you, boy

I will never leave you out
I will always let you in boy
To places no one’s ever been
Deep inside, can’t you see
That I believe in you and me

Maybe I’m a fool
To feel the way I do
But I will play the fool forever
Just to be with you forever

I believe in miracles
And Our love’s a miracle
And yes, baby you’re my dream come true
I was lost, now I’m free (oOh Baby)
Cuz I believe
I believe in you and me
See I was lost, now I’m free
I believe in you and me