Aug 132017
 

from JE TE SERAI FIDELE

written by David Foster, Roch Voisine & Yves Decary

 

Joseph Armand Roch Voisine, aka Roch Voisine, is a famous Canadian singer/songwriter from the second half of the eighties to the present. Voisine achieved big success in his home country as well as France , Belgium and Switzerland singing mostly in French, but also, at times, in English. His most important hits are “Hèléne,” a top hit in Europe and Canada in 1989, and “I’ll Always Be There” in 1993. “I’ll Always Be There” was a collaboration with David Foster who co-wrote the song with Voisine and produced it. This evocative ballad reached the Top 5 in Canada and was a solid hit in France and Belgium.

In 2003, Voisine released his new cd titled Je Te Serai Fidèle. It was a project that presented six new songs and nine reworked hits. The title track was an updated version of “I’ll Always Be There” with French words written by Voisine’s frequent collaborator Yves Decary. “Je Te Serai Fidèle” (“I Will Always Be Faithful” in English) keeps the strength and moving power of Foster’s work on “I’ll Always Be There.” Here, the song has a bit less grandeur in its production compared to Foster’s stellar production although the musicianship is first class with great guitars and backing vocals. Voisine was in fine form here and his flawless vocal performance with the French lyrics adds an intensity to the already emotional composition. Foster lent a hand to Voisine on Je Te Serai Fidèle, crafting a brilliant revamping of “Hèléne” that gives the song a rocking twist with loud guitars and a catchy pop/rock feel that hints of Bryan Adams.
Je Te Serai Fidèle was a big hit in France, reached #5 and sold over half a million copies. The album was also a Top 40 entry in Canada . To listen to the original “I’ll Always Be There,” just click here  to read a past review.


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Lead Vocals: Roch Voisine

Produced by Guy Tourville


Lyrics

Toi et moi on a fait l’histoire ensemble
Et mis en mémoire des rêves qui nous ressemblent
Toi et moi on vivait debout simplement
A toujours regarder droit devant
On avait toujours 20 ans

Toi et moi on arrêtait le temps quelques fois
Sans demander comment ni pourquoi
On se retrouvait là
Toi et moi on a fait le voeu au départ
Loin des feux et des étendards
que rien ne nous séparent

I’ll always be there
Malgré la peur de se brûler les ailes
I’ll always be there
Malgré la peur de retomber du ciel
I’ll always be there
Tant qu’il y aura dans nos coeurs une flamme éternelle
Je Te Serai Fidèle

Toi et moi on unira nos voix et a deux
Quels que soient nos rois ou nos dieux
On se gardera le droit d’être heureux
Toi et moi on les oubliera pour toujours
Les grands et les beaux discours
Qui ne parle pas d’amour

I’ll always be there
Malgré la peur de se brûler les ailes
I’ll always be there
Malgré la peur de retomber du ciel
I’ll always be there
Tant qu’il y aura dans nos coeurs une flamme éternelle

I’ll always be there
Malgré la peur de se brûler les ailes
I’ll always be there
Tant qu’il y aura dans nos coeurs une flamme éternelle

I’ll always be there
Malgré la peur de retomber du ciel
I’ll always be there
Jusqu’au dernier jour nous on restera fiers et rebelles

Je Te Serai Fidèle
Je Te Serai Fidèle
Je Te Serai Fidèle