Nov 072010
 

from GREATEST HITS + FIVE UNRELEASED

written by  David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager & Steve Perry

Steve Perry was the lead singer of the famous American Rock band Journey. His distinctive and powerful tenor voice graced the band’s multi-platinum selling albums and most famous hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms” and “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).”

In 1983 Perry released his debut solo album entitled “Street Talk.” It went on to sell over two million copies and spawned the hit single, “Oh Sherrie.” In 1987 Journey disbanded and Perry went on hiatus. He came back in 1994 with a second solo album called “For The Love Of Strange Medicine” before reuniting with Journey in 1996 for a new album entitled “Trial By Fire.” In 1998 after a second split with Journey, Perry appeared on the original soundtrack of the animated movie “The Quest For Camelot.” The project was the brainchild of David Foster and Carole Bayer Sager. Perry co-wrote and sung two songs for that star-studded soundtrack, “I Stand Alone” and “United We Stand.” Both are epic ballads that benefit from the perfect match of Perry’s familiar voice with Foster’s classic adult contemporary style.

That same year, Perry released a “best of” album entitled “Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased.” It presents his most loved solo hits plus various tracks and demos he recorded for other projects including his “I Stand Alone” collaboration with Foster.


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Lead Vocals: Steve Perry
Keyboards: David Foster
Drums: John Robinson
Guitars: Michael Thompson
Programming: Felipe Elgueta

Arranged by David Foster
Produced by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager


Lyrics

I know the sound of each rock and stone
I embrace what others fear
You are not to roam in this forgotten place
Just the likes of me are welcome here

Everything breathes
And I know each breath
It’s more than enough for this man

Like every tree stands on its own
Reaching for the sky I stand alone
I share my world
With no one else
All by myself I stand alone

Deep in the darkness my heart still sees
Everything that I’ll never be
Behind these eyes I’ll go everywhere
There’s no need for sympathy
Everything breathes and I know each breath
In my world there’s no compromise

Like every tree stands on its own
Oh reaching for the sky I stand alone
I share my world with no one else
All by myself…

Still
I will remember
Still
I’ll run with you, yes
And when it’s time for you to go
Take me in your heart

Like every tree
Stands on its own
Oh reaching for the sky I stand alone
I share my world with noone else
All by myself
I stand alone

All by myself… all by myself
I stand alone