Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Prayer

The first time I heard this song "The Prayer", Mich and LS were singing it. I heard it again today, but this time sang by Andrea Bocelli and a girl (not sure who). Just surfed around and found this version by Andrea Bocelli and Heather Headly. I find that both matched each other quite well, and I like the orchestra that supported them.

Somehow since I first heard Andrea Bocelli, I like the way he sings even though I totally do not understand Italian. Somehow, you can hear the emotion and what he wants to convey just by listening to him sing. Heather Headly is quite amazing too, with her powerful voice.

I find it amazing that you can enjoy music without totally understanding the lyrics. Just by listening to the emotion, and the music, you can somehow get a general feel of what the song is trying to convey. A hallmark of a good song?

This is the version I found:

This is roughly the lyrics:

I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise, in times when we don't know.
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way.
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace.
To a place where we'll be safe.

B: La luce che tu dai
G: I pray we'll find your light
B: Nel cuore restera
G: And hold it in our hearts
B: A ricordarci che
G: When stars go out each night
B: L'eterna stella sei.
B: Nella mia preghiera
G: Let this be our prayer
B: Quanta fede c'e.
G: When shadows fill our day

B: Lead us to a place
G: Guide us with your grace
Together: Give us faith so we'll be safe.

Sogniamo un mondo senza piu violenza,
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza.
Ognuno dia una mano al suo vicino,
Simbolo di pace...di fraternita.

B: La forza che ci dai
G: We ask that life be kind
B: E desiderio te
G: And watch us from above.
B: Ognuno trovi amor
G: We hope each soul will find
B: Intorno e dentro se.
G: Another soul to love.

Together: Let this be our prayer,
G: Let this be our prayer
B: Just like every child.
G: Just like every child.

Needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe
E la fede che hai acceso in noi
Sento che ci salverai...

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