Sep 142014
 

 

from WORLD FALLING DOWN
written by Richard Kerr & Gary Osborne

“World Falling Down” was Peter Cetera’s fourth solo album and released in July 1992. The pop/rock collection was mostly produced by UK music-maker Andy Hill with a couple of tracks being handled by Cetera’s old pal David Foster. “World Falling Down” was the former Chicago singer’s last commercially relevant release with three singles in the Top Five of the Adult Contemporary chart and minor hits on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Among the Hill produced highlights are the third single hit duet with Chaka Khan, the romantic “Feels Like Heaven” co-written by Mark Goldenberg and a cover of the Leo Sayer hit “Have You Ever Been In Love,” originally co-written by Hill with Peter Sinfield and John Danter. The album was eventually certified gold in the US.

The second single off “World Falling Down” and one of the songs produced by Foster was “Even A Fool Can See.” This catchy, mid-tempo tune was co-written by Cetera with Goldenberg and a review of this breezy pop song can be read here. The Canadian super-producer also crafted the gorgeous ballad “The Last Place God Made.” Co-written by famed UK composers Richard Kerr and Gary Osborne, Foster created a rarefied, keyboard-driven musical scenario that was perfect for Cetera’s golden tenor voice. The legendary singer beautifully performs the poignant lyrics as the song develops into an effective refrain backed up by musicians including John Robinson on drums, Michael Thompson on guitar plus C.J. Vanston and Foster on keyboards. Although not a commercial success, this song is definitely an emotional gem that deserves your notice.


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Lead & Background Vocals: Peter Cetera
Keyboards: David Foster
Keyboards, Solo & Programming: Jeffery C.J. Vanston
Drums: John Robinson
Guitars: Michael Thompson
Additional Programming: Claude Gaudette
Synclavier Programming: Simon Franglen

Produced by David Foster & Peter Cetera


Lyrics

I’ve seen the best of times
I’ve seen the worst of times
‘Been around and I’ve taken my chances
(But) I could never be tied down
Too many questions–not enough answers

Then I laid eyes on you
I knew right there and then
This would be more than a passing encounter
My fate is bound to yours
I’ve found a cause right here

And if this is the last place God made
And yours is the last face I see
Just feeling close to you
That’s good enough for me

We’ve seen the best of times
We’ve seen the worst of times
Been through hell and high water together
Diamond bright and tear stained mem’ries
These are the times I’ll remember forever

If you believe in me–like I believe in you
Without a care for the why or the wherefore
I will be there for you
And you’ll be there for me

And If this is the last place God made
And yours is the last face I see
Just feeling close to you
It’s good enough for me

If this is the last place God made
You know it’s the only place I want to be
Just feeling close to you
That’s good enough for me

If this is the last place God made
You know it’s the only place I want to be
Just feeling close to you
It’s good enough for me