Aug 192012
 

from STATE OF INDIPENDENCE (single)

written by Donna Summer, David Foster & Rod Temperton

“Love Is Just A Breath Away” is a pop/r/b song recorded by the late Donna Summer for her 1982, self titled album. The international music diva composed this track with two top songwriters, David Foster and former Heatwave member, Rod Temperton. That song and the whole “Donna Summer” album were masterfully produced by the legendary Quincy Jones who was about to enter the studio to work on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

“Love Is Just A Breath Away” presents a wonderful vocal performance by the late superstar who especially shines on the song’s up-tempo refrain. The tune was arranged by Foster with David Paich of Toto and the two talented music makers gave the instrumental track a tad of a Eurodisco/Giorgio Moroder flavour playing a multitude of synthesizers and programmed drums with some rhythm guitar courtesy of Steve Lukather. “Love Is Just A Breath Away” was also the b-side of Summer’s “State Of Indipendence” single and it was covered, in 1985, by r&b singer Carol Lynn Townes on her debut album, “Satisfaction Guaranteed.”


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Lead Vocals: Donna Summer
Synthesizers: David Foster, David Paich
Sunthesizer Programming: Steve Porcaro
Guitar: Steve Lukather

Arranged by David Foster & David Paich
Produced by Quincy Jones


Lyrics

Deep in the night, when you’re
Away from me
I’m reachin’ out just to touch you
In my dreams
Countin’ the hours ’till you’ll be
Here again
So hard to wait, got to have you
Close to me
’cause baby

You, turn my nights to day
When your love, love is just a
Breath away

Somethin’ inside has taken
Over me
So baby, can’t you see you
Captured my heart
I can’t disguise the things you
Make me feel
I should have known this was
Magic right from the start

‘Cause baby, you turn my nights to day
When your love, love is just a breath away
We, we don’t have a word to say
Our hearts can speak a thousand ways
When love is just a breath away

Take me, take me into paradise
Show me
All the love that’s in your eyes
Light up my life

You, you turn my nights to day
When your love, love is just a breath away
We, we don’t have a word to say
Our heart can speak a thousand ways
When love is just a breath away
You, you turn my nights to day
When your love, love is just a breath away