Taking ChancesTaking Chances

Release date: Nov 13, 2007Date de sortie: 13 nov. 2007

‘Taking Chances,’ Celine’s first English-language studio album in over 3 years, features incredible songs written by an array of talented musicians. For this album, Celine collaborated with several musical greats including Linda Perry, Dave Stewart, Kara DioGuardi, Ne-Yo, Ben Moody, John Shanks, Anders Bagge, Kristian Lundin, Aldo Nova, “Tricky” Stewart and Chris Neil. Recorded mainly over a three-week period in July 2007 at Palm Studios in Las Vegas, this album showcases Celine’s deep and powerful connection to the emotional core of her songs and her art.

Deluxe Edition CD/DVD (includes CD, booklet with song lyrics & DVD featuring a sneak peek of the A New Day… DVD) 

Collector’s Edition Box Set (includes CD, booklet with song lyrics & DVD featuring a sneak peek of the A New Day… DVD, 16 panel photo album & Celine Dion Parfums Enchanting fragrance bottle)

‘Taking Chances’, le premier album studio anglophone de Céline en plus de 3 ans, propose de superbes et dynamiques chansons composées par une pléiade de musiciens de talent. Pour cet album, Céline a collaboré avec plusieurs grands noms de la musique dont Linda Perry, Dave Stewart, Kara DioGuardi, Ne-Yo, Ben Moody, John Shanks, Anders Bagge, Kristian Lundin, Aldo Nova, « Tricky » Stewart et Chris Neil. Enregistré principalement sur une période de trois semaines en juillet 2007 au Palm Studios de Las Vegas, cet album lie la profondeur et la puissance de Céline Dion à l’essence émotionnelle de ses chansons et de son art.

Le CD/DVD édition de luxe (comprend le CD, un livret avec les paroles des chansons et un DVD offrant un aperçu du DVD de A New Day…)

Le coffret édition de collection (comprenant le CD, un livret avec les paroles des chansons, un DVD offrant un aperçu du DVD de A New Day…, un livret photo de 16 pages et une bouteille de la fragrance ‘Enchanting’ de ‘Celine Dion Parfums’)

  • 1

    Taking Chances

    Don't know much about your life
    Don't know much about your world but
    Don't want to be alone tonight
    On this planet they call earth

    You don't know about my past and
    I don't have the future figured out
    And maybe this is going too fast
    And maybe it's not meant to last,

    But what do you say to taking chances
    What do you say to jumping off the edge
    Never knowing if there's solid ground below
    Or a hand to hold
    Or hell to pay

    What do you say
    What do you say

    I just wanna start again
    Maybe you could show me how to try
    Maybe you could take me in
    Somewhere underneath your skin

    What do you say to taking chances
    What do you say to jumping off the edge
    Never knowing if there's solid ground below
    Or a hand to hold
    Or hell to pay

    What do you say
    What do you say

    And  I've had my heart beaten down
    But I always come back for more, yeah
    There's nothing like love to pull you up
    When you're lying down on the floor there,
    So talk to me, talk to me like lovers do
    Yeah walk with me, walk with me like lovers do
    Like lovers do

    What do you say to taking chances
    What do you say to jumping off the edge
    Never knowing if there's solid ground below
    Or a hand to hold
    Or hell to pay

    What do you say
    What do you say

    Don't know much about your life
    Don't know much about your world

     

    (Kara DioGuardi / David A. Stewart)

  • 2

    Alone

    I hear the ticking of the clock
    I'm lying here the room's pitch dark
    I wonder where you are tonight
    No answer on the telephone
    And the night goes by so very slow
    Oh I hope that it won't end though
    Alone

    Till now I always got by on my own
    I never really cared until I met you
    And now it chills me to the bone
    How do I get you alone
    How do I get you alone

    You don't know how long I have wanted
    To touch your lips and hold you tight, oh
    You don't know how long I have waited
    And I was going to tell you tonight
    But the secret is still my own
    And my love for you is still unknown
    Alone

    Till now I always got by on my own
    I never really cared until I met you
    And now it chills me to the bone
    How do I get you alone
    How do I get you alone

    How do I get you alone
    How do I get you alone

    Alone
    Alone

     

    (Billy Steinberg / Thomas Kelly)

  • 3

    Eyes On Me

    I know that once in love
    You don't think of
    The devil who's inside
    And maybe there'll come one day
    When you'll feel safe
    And I wont have the time

    You'll hear what you wanna hear
    Blink once I could disappear
    Some rules to the game will make it right for both of us
    So just say what you wanna say
    I've got it to give away
    We both wanna make it last so keep
    Your eyes on me
    Your eyes on me

    It's not an illusion
    That you're the one
    And I have fallen deep
    I said right from the start
    When we're apart
    You must only think of me

    Temptation is all around
    Take good care of what you've found
    That's why when I turn around
    You better keep...

    You better keep your eyes on me
    No matter what you think I need
    No matter what you once believed
    If you're mine

    So you better say yeah
    No matter what you think I need
    No it doesn't really matter what you once believed
    Say yeah
    I wanna be the air you breath
    Yeah you better be everything you said you'd be
    So you better say yeah!
    I wanna be the only one or we can't go on
    No matter what you think I need
    You better keep your eyes on me...

    Say that you want me
    Open up your heart
    Even if its hard
    Say that you need me
    Better let 'em know
    Baby don't put on a show
    Say that you need me
    Tell 'em how you feel
    Let 'em know its real
    And if you love me
    Never turn your back
    Gonna keep my eyes on that

    Temptation is all around
    Take good care of what you've found
    That's why when I turn around
    You better keep...

    You better keep your eyes on me
    No matter what you think I need
    No matter what you once believed
    If you're mine
    So you better say yeah
    No matter what you think I need
    No it doesn't really matter what you once believed
    Say yeah
    I wanna be the air you breath
    Yeah you better be everything said you'd be
    You better keep...
    I wanna be the only one or we can't go on
    No matter what you think I need
    You better keep your eyes on me...
    Your eyes on me...
    Your eyes on me...

     

    (Kristian Lundin / Savan Kotecha / Delta Goodrem)

  • 4

    My Love

    My love we have seen it all
    The endless confession
    The rise and fall

    As fragile as a child
    But lately I’m sorry
    I can’t hold a smile

    But I stand tall to get by
    No matter how hard
    I try to hide
    How did you know I’d take the time for you?
    Did you know that I could see you through?
    How did you know that I would play the part? 
    I must have made it clear right from the start

    My love can you give me strength?
    Some how I forgot how to ease my pain
    I know I’m right where I belong
    But Somethin for nothin never proved me wrong

    But I stand tall to get by
    No matter how hard
    I try to hide
    How did you know I’d take the time for you?
    Did you know that I could see you through?
    How did you know that I would play the part? 
    I must have made it clear right from the start

    I would share my whole life with you
    Would you do the same for me?
    I would give all I am to you
    Would you do the same for me?

    And I will stand tall to get by
    No matter how hard I try to hide
    You could you see?
    I could break
    Did you notice all my mistakes?
    There were times that I felt you read my mind
    How did you know I’d take the time for you?
    And did you know that I could see you through?
    Did you know that I would play that part? 
    I know I made it clear right from the start….

     

    (Linda Perry)

  • 5

    Shadow Of Love

    I live my life like a runaway
    I hide my dreams in a special place
    I’m waiting here for my prince to come
    To save me from the darkness

    I count the nights
    I count the days, the ways
    Don’t wanna fight it would be in vain
    So in vain

    I can run but i can’t hide
    It’s because
    I’m livin’ in the shadow of love
    To me you are the only one
    That I dream of
    ‘Cause I’m livin’ in the shadow of love

    Your love surrounds me it’s
    Everywhere
    It is my shelter, it is my air
    A moon eclipsing a burning sun
    Making shade just for me

    For you I’d wait forever baby
    And a day
    To be there if your love
    Should come
    My way

    I can run but I can’t hide
    It’s because
    I’m livin’ in the shadow of love
    To me you are the only one
    That I dream of
    ‘Cause I’m livin’ in the shadow of love

    Too many nights too many days
    I’ve hidden from the sun
    And though I’ve tried to breakaway
    Your hold on me is just too strong
    I’m livin’ in the shadow of love

    I can run but I can’t hide
    It’s because
    I’m livin’ in the shadow of love
    To me you are the only one
    That I dream of
    ‘Cause I’m livin’ in the shadow of love

    To me you are the only one
    I dream of
    ‘Cause I’m livin’ in the shadow of love

    The shadow of love
    The shadow of love

    I can run but I can’t hide
    It’s because
    I’m livin’ in the shadow of love
    To me you are the only one
    That I dream of
    ‘Cause I’m livin’ in the shadow of love

     

    (Anders Bagge / Aldo Nova / Peter Sjöström)

  • 6

    Surprise Surprise

    Surprise surprise
    I told you lies
    I thought the truth would set you free

    Surprise surprise
    It isn’t all as it seems
    But who knew you’d wake up from your dreams

    If I told you myself
    Could’ve saved you the hell
    Now look who’s sorry
    God I’m so sorry
    It was never the right time
    I guess it’s do or die

    Just when you think you’ve got me figured out
    Just when you think you know me well
    Baby you’ve barely even broke the ice
    My river runs wide and you’re not in sight
    But you’re closer than you were tonight

    I’m a chamaleon
    And every spot’s hiding my scars

    But I will survive
    ‘Cause I’ll only let you in
    When I can be  sure of who you are

    You can call  it a game
    But it’s me playing safe
    And God I’m so sorry
    I’m just sorry
    What can I say
    It’s hard trying to stay alive

    Just when you think you’ve got me figured out
    Just when you think you know me well
    Baby you’ve barely even broke the ice
    My river runs wide and you’re not in sight
    But you’re closer than you were tonight

    And it’s in your eyes
    That it’s all or nothing
    What I can’t disguise
    Is that you’re on to something
    If I let myself  go
    Will you still want me
    Will I be enough
    The fear of that haunts me
    ‘Cause what if you walk away

    Just when you think you’ve got me figured out
    Just when you think you know me well
    Baby you’ve barely even broke the ice
    My river runs wide and you’re not in sight
    But you’re closer than you were tonight

     

    (Kara DioGuardi / Martin Harrington / Ash Howes)

  • 7

    This Time

    One more hour burns
    So scared of his return
    That I can’t sleep tonight
    In this hospital light
    What you call a tragedy
    Is just another day to me
    For my heart beats with fear
    As his footsteps draw near

    The life I meant to lead
    Won’t slip away from me

    ‘Cuz this time is the last time
    I know that my eyes have seen too much
    This nightmare is not fair
    And I’ve had enough
    You break me, and as I bleed
    You just say you’re sorry
    You call this love?
    But this time your lies
    Are not enough
    This time

    There’s nothing left of this
    Your whispered words and empty threats
    Rip away the seams of what I though this would be
    The last thread has come undone
    To reveal what I’ve become
    Another victim of a poison love

    I’ve been afraid for years
    but that won’t keep me here

    ‘Cuz this time is the last time
    I know that my eyes have seen too much
    This nightmare is not fair
    And I’ve had enough
    You break me
    To just say you’re sorry
    You call this love?
    But this time your lies
    Are not enough
    This time

    What remains a mystery
    You can not have the best of me
    So I’m taking back
    All you took from me

    ‘Cuz this time is the last time
    I know that my eyes have seen too much
    This nightmare is not fair
    And I’ve had enough
    You break me
    To just say you’re sorry
    You call this love?
    But this time your lies
    Are not enough
    This time

    (David Hodges / Ben Moody / Steven McMorran)

  • 8

    New Dawn

    Jesus
    I will follow
    For each day is forgiving
    And never alone

    And as we walk
    Through miles of disbelief
    It will be his hand that guides you
    Leading you home

    You carry on
    A new day will come
    You carry on
    A new day will dawn

    I am woman
    A mountain I will climb
    Oh yes I will
    I’ve been beat down and I’ve been broken
    But each day I give it another try

    We will carry on
    A new day will come
    We will carry on
    A new day will dawn

    We will carry on
    A new day will come
    We will carry on
    A new day will dawn

     

    (Linda Perry)

  • 9

    A Song For You

    I couldn’t live
    I couldn’t live without your love
    For one kiss
    I would give everything up
    There’s no words that can describe
    What I feel deep inside
    So I’ll let this song say all

    Then I hope you’ll understand
    Once you’ve listened till the end

    Heard the music in my head
    So before I could forget
    I start singin’ yes I was singin’
    This song for you
    Just made up the words

    Na na na na oh oh oh yeah
    My heart wrote the melody
    I am singin’ this song for you

     

    (Anders Bagge / Aldo Nova / Robert Wells)

  • 10

    A World To Believe In

    I’ve seen the tears and the heartache  
    And I ‘ve felt the pain  
    I’ve seen the hatred
    And so many lives lost in vain

    And yet through this darkness
    There’s always a light that shines through
    And takes me back home, takes me back home

    All of the promises broken
    And all of the songs left unsung
    Seem so far away
    As I make my way back to you

    You gave me faith
    And you gave me a world to believe in
    You gave me a love to believe in
    And feeling this love
    I can rise up above
    And be strong, and be whole once again

    I know that dreams we hold on to
    Can just fade away
    And I know that words can be wasted
    with so much to say

    And when I feel helpless
    There’s always a hope that shines through
    And makes me believe
    And makes me believe

    And I see for one fleeting moment
    A paradise under the sun
    I drift away
    And I make my way back to you

    You gave me faith
    And you gave me a world to believe in
    You gave me a love to believe in
    And feeling this love
    I can rise up above
    And be strong
    And be strong, and be whole once again

    Life goes on
    Can leave us with sorrow and pain
    And I hold on
    To all that you are
    To all that we’ll be
    And I can go on once again

    You gave me a love to believe in
    You gave me a love to believe in
    And feeling this love I can rise up above
    And be strong
    And be whole
    Once again

    You gave me a love to believe in
    You gave me a love to believe in
    And feeling this love
    I can rise up above
    And be strong
    And be whole
    Once again

    ‘Cause your love
    Heals my soul
    Once again

    I can live I can dream
    Once again
    ‘Cause you made me believe

     

    (Tino Izzo / Rosanna Ciciola)

  • 11

    Can't Fight The Feelin'

    I feel a little peculiar
    Feelin’ kinda strange
    I don’t know what it is but I like the change
    That comes over me whenever he’s around
    It’s as if my feet don’t even touch the ground

    ‘Cause when I’m feelin’ down
    He’s there to pick me up
    And when I talk too much
    He doesn’t interrupt
    let me tell you there’s no better guy
    This is how he makes me feel inside

    I wanna dance, I wanna play
    Well can you hear my heartbeat
    A million miles away
    It won’t stop, till I drop
    And every day and night he tells me
    I’m so special that he never could give me up

    I’m hooked on a feelin’ a natural high
    You better believe it and the reason why
    It’s a thing called love
    It makes me feel so alive
    And I can’t fight the feelin’

    Somebody told me once
    You only get one chance
    So live your life and do the best you can
    Once a day goes by you never get it back
    So live every minute like it was your last

    And just dance, come on play
    And tell somebody you love them
    At least once a day
    And don’t stop, till you drop
    I didn’t know that one day someone so special
    Would come along to steal my heart,

    I’m hooked on a feelin’ a natural high
    You better believe it and the reason why
    It’s a thing called love
    It makes me feel so alive

    Love, love love
    And John Lennon said that was all you need
    If you taste it once
    It won’t be enough

    I’m hooked on a feelin’ a natural high
    You better believe it and the reason why
    It’s a thing called love
    It makes me feel so alive
    I’m hooked on a feelin’ a natural high
    You better believe it and the reason why
    It’s a thing called love
    It makes me feel so alive
    And I can’t fight the feelin’
    I can’t fight the feelin’
    I can’t fight the feelin’
    Can’t fight the feelin’

     

    (Aldo Nova)

  • 12

    I Got Nothin' Left

    Anybody ever tell you that you’re not home
    Hollow shell of a man without a soul
    Never ever felt your warmth ’cause you’re always cold
    Only thing that makes sense is letting go

    Anybody ever tell you that you’ve got nerve
    Treating my love like just another word
    Tired of giving love to you that you don’t deserve
    So this is my way of saying it’s over

    ‘Cause I’ve got nothing left
    I’ve got nothing left
    I’ve got nothing left
    I gave you my best and you treated it worthless

    So I’ve got nothing

    Anybody ever tell you that you’re gonna learn
    Trust and respect are two things you must earn
    When it came to loving me you just weren’t concerned
    You never gave a damn so I guess it’s my turn

    ‘Cause I’ve got nothing left
    I’ve got nothing left
    I’ve got nothing left
    I gave you my best and you treated it worthless

    So done with you
    Baby, we’re through
    So done, we’re through

    ‘Cause I’ve got nothing left
    I’ve got nothing left
    I’ve got nothing left
    I gave you my best and you treated it worthless

    So I got nothing left
    So done, we’re through

     

    (Shaffer Smith / Charles Harmon)

  • 13

    Right Next To The Right One

    What if we were meant to be together
    What if you were meant to be the one
    I could hide a million years and try to believe
    That any time the girl in mind will come and rescue me

    ‘Cause you’re the fire, you’re the one
    But you’ll never see the sun
    If you don’t know, you’re right next to the right one
    And I could call it many names
    But it’s myself I need to blame
    If you don’t know, you’re right next to the right one

    In the end you’ve got a friend for lifetime
    Truly there to truly care for you
    I know you cry a million tears so I want you to know
    That a pretty face can take you places, you don’t wanna go

    ‘Cause you’re the fire, you’re the one
    But you’ll never see the sun
    If you don’t know, you’re right next to the right one
    And I could call it many names
    But it’s myself I need to blame
    If you don’t know, you’re right next to the right one

    So in the end it all depends on whether you’ll find
    A warm embrace when I replace the one you had in mind…

    ‘Cause you’re the fire, you’re the one
    But you will never see the sun
    If you don’t know, you’re right next to the right one
    And I could call it many names
    But it’s myself I need to blame
    If you don’t know, you’re right next to the right one

     

    (Tim Christensen)

  • 14

    Fade Away

    I learned from the past
    Not everything lasts
    I understand that now

    Everything changed
    When you walked away
    But I’ll survive somehow

    Though I have regrets
    I’ll learn to forget
    And just keep movin’ on

    ‘Cause when love is gone
    You have to be strong

    Once touched by pain
    You’re not the same
    But time can heal your
    Heart again
    So let the clouds
    That bring you down
    Just fade away
    Away
    So I try to smile
    But after a while
    The memories come back

    But I won’t give in
    ‘Cause I know that then
    My heart will fade to black

    And this time I learned
    That love can burn
    It’s an all consuming flame

    There’s no right or wrong
    I’ve gotta be strong

    Once touched by pain
    You’re not the same
    But time can heal your
    Heart again
    So let the clouds
    That bring you down
    Just fade away

    I know that one day
    I’ll find it
    Feeling again
    But until I do I’m doin’
    Fine by myself

    Once touched by pain
    You’re not the same
    But time can heal your
    Heart again
    So let the clouds
    That bring you down

    Once touched by pain
    You’re not the same
    But time can heal your
    Heart again
    So let the clouds
    That bring you down

    So let the clouds
    That bring you down
    Just fade away

     

    (Peer Astrom / David Stenmarck / Aldo Nova)

  • 15

    That's Just The Woman In Me

    If your shoes refuse to shine
    And your legs don’t walk in line
    And tomorrow is just some other time

    That’s just the woman in me
    That’s just the woman in me
    That’s just the woman in me
    Working on you

    If your feet can’t find the floor
    And your key won’t fit the door
    And you’ve forgotten that two twos are four

    That’s just the woman in me baby
    That’s just the woman in me baby
    That’s just the woman in me
    Working on you

    I’ve seen you wandering baby, up and down my street
    Trying to explain that love is pain to all the people you meet
    Searching for that imperious, mysterious femme fatale kind of stuff
    But if you don’t know by now that it’s me anyhow, then baby you’ve got it rough

    So if your brain gets so confused
    And your TV is blowing a fuse
    Just come on over, you’ve got nothing to lose

    That’s just the woman in me baby
    That’s just the woman in me baby
    That’s just the woman in me
    Working on you
    Working on you
    Working on you

    ‘Cause I need, I need a man to love
    Because I need, I need a man to love
    Respect me, protect me, rule over, drool over
    Run away to ivory towers, buy me a bunch of flowers and love

    That’s the woman in me baby
    Working on you
    Working on you
    Working on you
    Working on you

    I need a man to love baby
    I need a man to love

     

    (Kimberly Rew)

  • 16

    Skies Of L.A.

    It's so sad what we have become
    The beautiful days we seem to leave so undone
    And I don't know where we will go from here
    All I know is that I can't see the sun through the sky from here

    Everyone has a finger
    But they can't point me to the light
    It can't be that hard to find
    After all we're so bright

    I don't know if tomorrow has a day
    I don't know if the rays will shine my way
    All I know is that I'm standing in a place where
    My future looks like the skies of L.A., skies of L.A.

    Skies of L.A.

    I don't know if my body can take much more
    We're in the land of the richest riches
    But my mind seems so poor

    Everyone has a finger
    But they can't point me to the light
    It shouldn't be that hard to find
    After all we're so bright

    I see so many visions
    But everyone seems out of sight
    This is total neglection

    Skies of L.A.
    My future looks like the skies of L.A.

     

    (Christopher Stewart / Terius Nash / Thaddis Harrell)