Feb 172008
 

From ALWAYS YOU (asian edition)
Written by David Foster, Linda Thompson & James Ingram

“I Believe in Love” is a magnificent ballad that James Ingram co-wrote with David Foster and Linda Thompson in 1993. It was recorded that year by Ingram as a beautiful duet with Hong Kong superstar Sally Yeh and produced by Keith Thomas. Unfortunately, the song didn’t make the international version of Ingram’s new album “Always You,” and was only included as a bonus track on the Asian edition. Thankfully, “I Believe in Love” was released one year later by Yeh on her new compilation album and became a good hit on the Asian market. The ballad has all the elements of a classic Foster hit; a gorgeous melody, superior vocal performances by the singers and the great work on the keyboards by Thomas in the best Foster tradition.

Foster and Ingram later collaborated on the soundtrack of the 1993 movie Beethoven’s 2nd. The result was an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee duet with Dolly Parton entitled “The Day I Fall In Love.” Co-written by Ingram with Carole Bayer Sager and Clif Magness, it is another masterful production by Foster.


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Lead Vocals: James Ingram & Sally Yeh
Keyboards: Keith Thomas
Produced by Keith Thomas


Lyrics

James
I can’t pretend I wasn’t lonely
Solitude was all I knew
I was so afraid of pain
So afraid to let love in my life again
Sally
You don’t have to be an angel
I’ll accept you as you are
Both
Lovin’ you for love’s own sake…..
Let me hold your heart and it will never break
James: I do understand
Sally: I do understand
James: A woman & a man
Sally: Woman & a man
James: Strength in tenderness….
Both: There’s a power in love
Sally: You have given me
James: It’s the greatest gift
Sally: The vision now to see.
James: Oh….
Both: I believe in love, just because of you
James: We both know life isn’t easy
Sally: We’ve been around a block or two
Both
I know where I need to be…
I know enough to know that I’m in love
I know enough to know it’s you
James: I do understand
Sally: I do understand
James: A woman & a man
Sally: Woman & a man
James: Strength in tenderness….
Both: There’s a power in love
Sally: You have given me
James: It’s the greatest gift
Sally: The vision now to see
Both: I believe in love, just because of you
James: I can look at you and see right through
Sally: You’re a part of me, you live inside me
James: There’s a magic in
Sally: It’s a basic need
James: A woman and a man
Both: Even when you’re not within my sight, I can feel you in my life
Both
I do understand
A woman & a man
A Strength in tenderness….
There’s a power in love
You have given me
The vision now to see
I believe in love, just because of you
I believe in love, just because of you