Jun 222014
 

from HOPE IS ALWAYS HERE
written by David Foster & Olivia Newton-John

Not only is David Foster one of the world’s most gifted music-makers, he is also a renowned humanitarian. Foster for almost thirty years, through his David Foster Foundation, has supported hundreds of families with children facing severe health issues. He has raised millions with his star-filled concerts and special events. Although Foster has worked for many years on his own contributions, he has given his musical magic to countless events organized by superstars friends like Andre Agassi and Muhammad Ali who also do phenomenal work for their own foundations.

An example of Foster donating his time and expertise is seen in the Olivia Newton-John song “Hope Is Always Here.” Foster co-wrote and produced the song for a special charity event that aired for the 2009 Thanksgiving Day celebration on Fox Television. Together with Newton-John who is a cancer survivor and very supportive of the cause, Foster came up with a wonderful anthem, a song full of hope and positivity. “Hope Is Always Here” also featured a choir of cancer survivor kids who belong to the Purple Songs Can Fly program. Foster’s lyrics were inspired by the children’s good works. The musical background of the song is pretty typical of Foster. He blended a gorgeous melody with his trademark keyboards to a powerful refrain not far from other famous Foster anthems like “Tears Are Not Enough” or “Love Lights The World.” Newton-John shines with her commanding vocal performance beautifully backed-up by the children’s choir.

“Hope Is Always Here” can still be downloaded on i-Tunes and will benefit this important cause. It’s a great song and proof that behind David Foster’s Grammys and platinum albums there’s a great human being with a very big heart.


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Lead Vocals: Olivia Newton-John
Keyboards: David Foster

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

In this world where music is
A healer for your soul
Sing with me and share a song
Of hope to make you whole
In this world where laughter is
A joy inside your heart
Look inside you’ll find it
No matter where you are
Learning to be thankful each and every day
No one knows the answer
That lies along the way

(Chorus)
A dream is just a dream till you live it
Peace is just a word till you feel it
Love is always there when you share it
You have strength
You have faith
You have hope
Hope is always here

In this world where courage lays
In each and every heart
We’re thankful for the blessings
Of all the things you are
In this world where wonders live
Everyone can dream
Miracles are everywhere
If we just believe

Repeat Chorus

Just spread your purple wings and fly
You will never know until you try

Repeat Chorus

Hope is always here
Hope is always here