Jan 162011
 

from LOVE LIGHTS THE WORLD (single)

written by  David Foster & Linda Thompson

In 1994, David Foster was invited in Japan to perform live at the JT Super Producers event. For that special occasion he assembled a spectacular live band that included stellar players like Michael Thompson, Lee Sklar, Chester Thompson and the Seawind Horns to back-up special guests like Celine Dion, Jay Graydon, Color Me Badd, Wendy Moten and Peabo Bryson.

Televised in Japan, the special was a huge success and can be considered the forerunner of Foster’s recent Hitman concerts and TV special.

The JT Super Producers concert included many of Foster’s greatest hits plus a new composition co-written with Linda Thompson entitled “Love Lights The World.” Considered the theme song of the event, “Love Lights The World” was beautifully sung by Dion, Bryson and Color Me Badd and was issued as a single in Japan . It’s a powerful anthem with impeccable vocals and a big crescendo that can sit among other Foster dramatic ballads like “Voices That Care” and “The Power Of The Dream.” “Love Lights The World” was the title track of Foster’s 1994 solo album. Its positive and meaningful lyrics also made the song a part of a special album entitled “For Our Children Too” to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.


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Lead Vocals: Celine Dion, Peabo Bryson & Color Me Badd
Keyboards: David Foster
Guitars: Michael Thompson
Synthesizer Programming: Simon Franglen & Tony Smith
Backing Vocals:  Anita Sherman, Gene Van Buren, Jessica Williams , Sue Ann Carwel, Suzie Carr, Terry Bradford, Terry Young, Tim Feehan

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

Somewhere in this world
Someone shed a tear
Somebody just like you
Feels the way you do

Somewhere in this world
Someone understands
Another needs a helping hand
Help them if you can

I can touch you where you are
We both share every star
‘Cause a common thread runs through
Life means much the same to all
So let’s tear down every wall
And build a bridge from me to you

When will we put fear aside?
Why can’t we throw away false pride?
Every heart will glow when
Love lights up the world
No need to walk in the dark
We don’t have to stand so far apart
Every heart will know when
Love lights up the world

Mothers everywhere
Babies at their breast
One love is like the rest
A universal bond
All around the world

Children laugh and play
Every boy and girl
The future of the world
As time continues on

I can touch you where you are
We both share every star
‘Cause a common thread runs through
Life means much the same to all
So let’s tear down every wall
And build a bridge from me to you

When will we put fear aside?
Why can’t we throw away false pride?
Every heart will glow when
Love lights up the world
No need to walk in the dark
We don’t have to stand so far apart
Every heart will know when
Love lights up the world

When will we put fear aside?
Why can’t we throw away false pride?
Every heart will glow when
Love lights up the world
Love is gonna light this whole world
No need to walk in the dark
We don’t have to stand so far apart
Every heart will glow when
Love lights up the world

Love lights the world
Love lights the world
Let me hear it one more time
Love lights the world
And it shines on you

Love lights the world
Love lights the world
Let’s sing it one more time
Love lights the world
Love lights up the world
And it shines on you

Love lights the world
Love lights up the world
Love lights the world
Love lights up the world
Love lights up the world
Love lights up the world