Jul 112010
 

from YES WE CAN: VOICES OF A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT

written by Lionel Richie

“Eternity” is an intense composition by R&B legend Lionel Richie. This inspirational anthem is produced by David Foster with Jochem van der Saag and released in 2008 as part of a compilation album entitled “Yes We Can: Voices Of A Grassroots Movement.”

Conceived to celebrate Barack Obama’s new presidency, Richie’s song opens the album that also presents aptly-themed songs by superstars like John Mayer, Kanye West, John Legend and Sheryl Crow. “Eternity” is another winner in Richie’s fantastic songbook sporting a gospel-tinged atmosphere and beautiful melody with Richie’s heartfelt vocal soaring over Foster’s familiar musical background dominated by keyboards and strings. Other highlights on “Yes We Can: Voices Of A Grassroots Movement” are Legend’s cover of U2’s “Pride, In The Name Of Love” and Mayer’s thought-provoking “Waiting On The World To Change.”

“Eternity” is also included on Richie’s 2009 ninth solo album entitled “Just Go.” Given that “Just Go” was made of collaborations with hot new names in Hip-Hop and R&B like Akon and Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, “Eternity,” with its classic David Foster touch, gives the listener a welcome taste of the singer’s glorious past.


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Lead Vocals: Lionel Richie
Keyboards: David Foster
Synthesizer & Programming: Jochem van der Saag
Drums: John Robinson
Bass: Nathan East
Guitar: Michael Thompson

String Arrangement by William Ross & David Foster

Produced by David Foster & Jochem van der Saag


Lyrics

There is a place for us, for all the world to see
There is a place out there I know, somewhere, for all eternity.

VERSE 1:
Here we stand all God’s children together, we’re trying to see where we belong. With hills and valleys to conquer, it’s time we whether the storm. Everybody’s looking for something, something they can hold onto. We’re lost in a sea of confusion. It’s hard to know what to do.

CHORUS:
There is a place for us, for all the world to see. There is a place out there I know, for all eternity.

VERSE 2:
Where do we go, tell me sisters and brothers. How much for what we do to be right? It’s time that we look in the mirror. It’s time that we see the same light. I know everybody’s searching now. Why can’t just all get along? It’s time that we all come together. It’s time that we sing the same song.

CHORUS:
There is a place for us, for all the world to see. There is a place out there I know, for all eternity.

BRIDGE:
Whoa, yes {Oh, yes, oh yes}! The sun will shine oh… {I know, I know} For all mankind oh {for all mankind}. Where we can find love oh love!

(LITTLE CHILDREN):
There is a place for us, for all the world to see. There is a place out there I know, {Lionel Richie}for all eternity.

CHORUS:
There is a place for us, for all the world to see. There is a place out there, I know, for all eternity.
There is a place for us, for all the world to see. There is a place, I know, for all eter… eternity… eter… eternity… eter… eternity…
{Lionel Richie} For all eternity