Sep 132009
 

From NOTE TO GOD (single)

Written by Diane Warren

In the Spring of 2009, 17 year old sensation Charice released her first international single, “Note To God.” The young Filipino singer premiered the David Foster produced, Diane Warren penned song on Oprah with huge success.

The legendary TV personality and Foster were the key figures who brought Charice to the attention of international audiences. While Oprah welcomed Charice many times to her show, Foster gave her big exposure during his various concerts and charity events.  “Note To God” is a powerful, meaningful ballad that was previously sung in 2006 by R&B singer Jojo. Charice’s version is clearly the definitive one, not simply for her inspired vocal performance, but also thanks to Foster’s dramatic, gospel-tinged arrangement. The young, gifted singer, under Foster’s guidance, shows the amazing growth of her singing style which is inspired by Céliné Dion and Whitney Houston, but has a clear personal stamp that is all Charice’s own. “Note To God” was a huge seller on digital retailers like ITunes and made Billboard’s Hot 100 at #44 with basically no radio airplay.  After the success of “Note To God,” Charice started working on her soon to be released international debut album. Foster will obviously be among the music makers enlisted for this important project that should considerably increase Charice’s worldwide popularity.


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Lead Vocals: Charice
Keyboards: David Foster

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics


If I wrote a note to God
I would speak what’s in my soul
I’d ask for all the hate to be swept away
For love to overflow

If I wrote a note to God
I’d pour my heart out on each page
I’d ask for war to end
and for peace to mend this world

I’d say
I’d say
I’d say

Give us the strength to make it through
Help us find love, cause love is overdue
And it seems like so much is going wrong
On this road we’re on

If I wrote a note to God
I’d say please help us find a way
End all the bitterness, put some tenderness
in our hearts

I’d say
I’d say
I’d say

Give us the strength to make it through
Help us find love, cause love is overdue
And it looks like we haven’t got a clue
Need some help from you

Grant us the faith to carry on
Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
Cause it seems like so much is going wrong
On this road we’re on

No
No

We can’t do it on our own

So
So

(Give us the strength to make it through
Help us find love, cause love is overdue)
And it looks like we haven’t got a clue
Need some help

Grant us the faith to carry on
Give us hope when it seems all hope is gone
Cause it seems like so much is going wrong
On this road we’re on

No
No
(No) We can’t do it on our own

(So)
So

If I wrote a note to God