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Written by Amy Powers, Larry Loftin & Mattias Gustafsson

Open Road was the debut solo cd of former Take That member Gary Barlow. Released in 1997 under the executive production of music industry legend Clive Davis, Open Road reached #1 on the UK charts, was certified platinum in the UK and charted in about twenty countries by selling over two million copies internationally.

Davis and Barlow enlisted a who’s who of music makers for the project including Stephen Lipson, Max Martin and Walter Afanasieff. David Foster was also on board and produced two tracks, “So Help Me Girl” and “I Fall So Deep.” “So Help Me Girl” was one of the hit singles off the cd with good chart action on both sides of the pond. You can find out more about that song in the archives.

The second song with Foster behind the glass was “I Fall So Deep,” a sweet, acoustic pop ballad which showcased Barlow’s impressive tenor that offered more than a few hints of George Michael in its delivery. The understated arrangement by Foster put the singer center stage and he was backed up by Dean Parks’ gorgeous acoustic guitar playing and some minimal programmed percussion and keyboards. The result was a tender and evocative love song. Around the 90’s, Foster could be heard applying the same delicate musical recipe to other songs including Madonna’s “One More Chance” and Lionel Richie’s “Closest Thing To Heaven.” The pretty melody of “I Fall So Deep” attracted many singers who covered it in the following years. Among them were R&B songstress Eloise Laws, country singer Patrik Michaels and R&B combo Elements of Life.


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Lead & Background Vocals: Gary Barlow
Keyboards: David Foster
Acoustic Guitars: Dean Parks
Synclavier Programming: Simon Franglen

Produced & Arranged by David Foster


I’m always thinking about you
I wonder if you can tell
These things I’m feeling inside me
I keep them all to myself
Scared to show my true emotions
Don’t want to love alone

Because I fall so deep
You never know how I go
And I know why hearts beat desperately
I fall so deed

Some people think love is foolish
While others think it’s a game
I think that love is a fire
I’m burning up in your flame
I’m so lost in my emotion
Wanting you evermore

Because I fall so deep
You never know how far I go
And I know why hearts beat desperately
I fall so deep
I fall so deep

And I’ve come so close to the apart
Where I reveal my heart to you
But I lose my nerve
Can’t find the words to tell you that it’s true

I fall so deep
‘Cause I fall so deep
You never know
How far I go
And I know why
Hearts beat desperately
I fall so deep

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