Sep 192010
 

from SPACE JAM ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

written by  Diane Warren

The soundtrack of the smash hit movie “Space Jam” was one of the best sellers of 1997. The album was certified platinum six times and reached #2 on Billboard’s Albums chart. “Space Jam” presented an extremely  appealing mix of R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop tunes performed by some of the most famous names in the music biz.

The opener is a danceable cover of Steve Miller’s “Fly Like An Eagle” sung by Seal that went on to became a hit single. R. Kelly’s memorable “I Believe I Can Fly” was a gospel-infused ballad that skyrocketed to the top of the charts. Other names appearing on the soundtrack were Salt’N’Pepa, Coolio, Jay-Z, D’Angelo and Barry White. Another big hit from “Space Jam” was the pop/R&B ballad, “For You I Will.” Beautifully sung by young songstress Monica, “For You I Will” was written by hit maker Diane Warren and produced by the hit man himself, David Foster. Foster gave this catchy song a radio-friendly arrangement enhanced by Monica’s ear candy vocals. “For You I Will” was a multi-format smash reaching #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart and #2 on the R&B chart.

After the success of “For You I Will,” Foster and Monica collaborated on a couple more songs for her second album, “The Boy Is Mine.” Another Foster/Warren production for Monica, a ballad entitled “What My Heart Says,” can be found as a bonus track on the singer’s 2002 album “All Eyez On Me.”


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Lead Vocals: Monica
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitar: Michael Thompson
Synclavier Programmino: Simon Franglen
Background Vocals: Jeff Pescetto & Sue Ann Carwell

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

When you’re feeling lost in the night,
When you feel your world just ain’t right
Call on me, I will be waiting
Count on me, I will be there
Anytime the times get too tough,
Anytime your best ain’t enough
I’ll be the one to make it better,
I’ll be there to protect you,
See you through,
I’ll be there and there is nothing
I won’t do.

I will cross the ocean for you
I will go and bring you the moon
I will be your hero your strength
Anything you need
I will be the sun in your sky
I will light your way for all time
Promise you,
For you I will.

I will shield your heart from the rain
I will let no harm come your way
Oh these arms will be your shelter
No these arms won’t let you down,
If there is a mountain to move
I will move that mountain for you
I’m here for you, I’m here forever
I will be your fortress, tall and strong
I’ll keep you safe,
I’ll stand beside you, right or wrong

I will cross the ocean for you
I will go and bring you the moon (yeah, yeah)
I will be your hero your strength
anything you need (I will be..)
I will be the sun in your sky
I will light your way for all time
Promise you
For you I will

For you I will, lay my life on the line
For you I will fight, oooooh
For you I will die
With every breath, with all my soul
I’ll give my world
I’ll give it all
Put your faith in me (put you’re faith in me)
And I’ll do anything

I will cross the ocean for you (I will cross the ocean for you)
I will go and bring you the moon
I will be your hero your strength
Anything you need
I will be the sun in your sky
I will light your way for all time
Promise you (Promise you)
For you I will, I will, I will, I will,

I will cross the ocean for you
I will go and bring you the moon
I will be your hero your strength
Anything you need, (Anything you need)
I will be the sun in your sky (yeah, yeah)
I will let you wait for all times
Promise you (I promise you)
For you I will (Ooooh)
I promise you
For you I will