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written by John Williams & Cynthia Weil

“A.I. Artificial Intelligence” is a 2001 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law. It was another box office hit for the extraordinary movie maker. The soundtrack was written by frequent Spielberg collaborator, the legendary John Williams. A five-time Academy Awards winner with an outstanding 48 nominations, Williams also has 21 Grammy Awards out of 59 nominations under his belt. The composer is also the father of Toto’s lead singer Joseph Williams.

For the soundtrack of “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” one of Williams’ themes was given to famous lyricist Cynthia Weil who added some perfectly fitting lyrics to it. The title of the song became “For Always.” Who better to ask than David Foster to produce such an important ballad? The gifted producer crafted a beautiful adult contemporary song with the help of two of the best singers in the genre, Josh Groban and Lara Fabian. The Belgian/Italian singer recorded a solo version of this love song that was included on the soundtrack. Yet, the real standout is the duet with Groban that’s an absolute must-listen. William’s original melody is transposed in the pop world by Foster’s evocative arrangement with the two amazing singers caressing listeners supported by Foster’s delicate piano and the orchestra arranged by William Ross. Again, Williams was nominated for the Academy Awards on this score. It’s kinda surprising that “For Always,” truly an enchanting ballad, didn’t get a nod given its superior quality.


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Lead Vocals: Lara Fabian & Josh Groban
Keyboards: David Foster
Synth Programming: Felipe Elgueta

Orchestra Arranged by William Ross
Produced & Arranged by David Foster



I close my eyes
And there in the shadows I see your light
You come to me out of my dreams across
The night

You take my hand
Though you may be so many stars away
I know that our spirits and souls are one
We’ve circled the moon and we’ve touched the sun
So here we’ll stay

For Always
Beyond here and on to eternity
For Always
For us there’s no time and no space
No barrier love won’t erase
Wherever you go
I still know in my heart you will be
With me

From this day on
I’m certain that I’ll never be alone
I know what my heart must have always known
That love has a power that’s all its own

And for always
Now we can fly

And for always
and always
We will go on beyond goodbye

For Always
Beyond here and on to eternity
For Always
And ever
You’ll be a part of me

And For Always
A thousand tomorrows may cross the sky
And for always
And always
We will go on beyond goodbye