Jan 012012
 

from LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE

written by Marti Sharron & Danny Sembello

November 1997 saw the release of Celine Dion’s album, “Let’s Talk About Love.” That record became the pinnacle of the Canadian superstar’s career selling over ten million copies in the United States and over thirty-one  millions worldwide.

“Let’s Talk About Love” includes Dion’s trademark song, “My Heart Will Go On,” the now-classic theme from the blockbuster movie, “Titanic.” This piece was written by James Horner and produced by Horner with Walter Afanasieff and eventually scored several Grammys and an Academy Award. “Let’s Talk About Love” presents an impressive list of guests and collaborators like Sir George Martin and Carole King who worked on the track, “The Reason,” The Bee Gees who wrote and sang the track “Immortality,” the late Luciano Pavarotti who duet with Dion on the Italian evergreen,“I Hate You Then I Love You” and Bryan Adams who co-wrote the title-track. Another legendary name appearing on the album is Barbra Streisand who duet with Dion on “Tell Him.” This gorgeous ballad was co-written and co-produced by David Foster and Afanasieff with lyrics by Foster’s ex wife, Linda Thompson. Foster produced several other songs on the album including the title-track, the duet with Pavarotti and a cover of the Leo Sayer classic, “When I Need You.” There’s also a smooth ballad entitled “Why Oh Why,” another Foster production, that’s our favorite moment on the album with its delicious R&B feel and refined groove. Dion’s vocals are stunning here and throughout the album.


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Keyboards: David Foster
Guitar: Al McKay
Synclavier Programming: Simon Franglen
Backing Vocals: Sheree Ford-Payne

Arranged by David Foster
Produced by David Foster


Lyrics

Don’t you know that your my reason
For my love, my life, my being
So secure and so so sure my
Heart would surely die without you

I tried to swallow my pride
But I felt my heart start to tremble inside
Wish I didn’t know cause I can’t let you go
Tell me

Why
Why when I looked in your eyes
i felt the trust start to die
why oh why
When i still love you
its so hard to say good bye

How can you tell me it was nothing
Cause you took away everything I dreamed in
Just a night and I held you so tight
When you know you were sleeping in my bed

I tried to swallow my pride
But I felt my heart start to tremble inside
Wish I didn’t know cause I can’t let you go
Tell me

Why
Why when I looked in your eyes
I felt my heart start to cry
Why o why
When I saw you with the other girl

why Ooh why,
why when i looked in your eyes
Cause I felt the trust start to die
Why o why
When I still love you
It’s so hard to say goodbye

Should I quietly leave through the door
Or maybe pretend the way things were once before
When I met you
I’ll never forget you, so

Why
Why when I looked in your eyes
I felt the trust start to die

why o why
when i still love you
its so hard to say goodbye

Why did you lie