Oct 242010
 

from JOSH GROBAN IN CONCERT

written by  Walter Afanasieff & Lara Fabian

One year after the massive success of his 2001 debut album, singing sensation Josh Groban starred in his first PBS Great Performances special with a subsequent CD/DVD release entitled “Josh Groban In Concert.”

The show was recorded in Pasadena and showcased all the songs from his self-titled album with some very special guests and new stuff as well. Among the treats were “For Always,” originally recorded by Groban and Lara Fabian for the Steven Spielberg movie “A.I.” and conducted here by the song’s composer, John Williams plus David Foster’s “The Prayer” sung with R&B sensation Angie Stone. Groban’s voice was as impressive as ever on his trademark hits “You’re Still You” and “To Where You Are,” the latter with Foster accompanying him on piano.

One highlight of the concert was a classic inspired piece entitled “Gira Con Me.” It was co-written for Groban’s debut album by Foster and fellow songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff with Italian lyrics courtesy of Lucio Quarantotto of “Con Te Partirò” fame. Another wonderful tune, “Broken Vow,” again with Foster on piano, gives the young singer plenty of ways to shine and showcase his superior talent. This wonderful ballad was co-written by Fabian with Afanasieff. Groban makes the song his own and delivers another spectacular vocal performance.

Other special guests that appeared in the concert were Andrea Corr who is the lead singer of The Corrs and violin virtuoso Lili Hayden. “Josh Groban In Concert” CD/DVD combo was certified platinum six times and it’s another important brick that helped build the superstar’s amazing history of success..


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Lead Vocals: Josh Groban
Piano: David Foster

Produced by David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Tell me his name
I want to know
The way he looks
And where you go
I need to see his face
I need to understand
Why you and I came to an end

Tell me again
I want to hear
Who broke my faith in all these years
Who lays with you at night
While I’m here all alone
Remembering when I was your own

[Chorus:]
I let you go
I let you fly
Why do I keep on asking why
I let you go
Now that I found
A way to keep somehow
More than a broken vow

Tell me the words I never said
Show me the tears you never shed
Give me the touch
That one you promised to be mine
Or has it vanished for all time

[Chorus]

I close my eyes
And dream of you and I
And then I realize
There’s more to love than only bitterness and lies
I close my eyes

I’d give away my soul
To hold you once again
And never let this promise end

[Modified Chorus:]
I let you go
I let you fly
Now that I know I’m asking why
I let you go
Now that I found
A way to keep somehow
More than a broken vow