The Colour of My LoveThe Colour of My Love

Release date: Nov 9, 1993Date de sortie: 9 nov. 1993

The Colour of My Love is Celine Dion's third English language record. The anticipation for this release was originally heightened by the hype around the success of the soundtrack to the hit film Sleepless in Seattle, for which Celine sang the theme song When I Fall In Love with Clive Griffin. The Colour of My Love boasts a number of ballad performances that equal such notable Dion hits as her Grammy-winning Beauty And The Beast and the Top 5 single If You Asked Me To. Celine reinforces her prior reputation with this album's premiere single and video, The Power of Love.

Together with hits like Misled, Only One Road, and Think Twice, this is a release that will surely be very difficult to top.

Other tracks from The Colour of My Love prove Celine's range of talent. Refuse to Dance, with its foreboding atmosphere, swirling gypsy violin lines and enigmatic lyrics, is unlike anything Celine has ever recorded before. Loving Proof evokes the glory days of Philadelphia soul, as its vibraphone-tinged verses lead into a breathtaking chorus of strings and voices. The Colour of My Love closes with its title song, co-written and produced by David Foster and certain to become a standard in the canon of Celine Dion ballads.

The Colour of My Love est le troisième album de Céline Dion en anglais. Inutile de préciser qu'après le succès de la bande originale de Nuit blanche à Seattle sur laquelle Céline chante le thème When I Fall In Love en duo avec Clive Griffin, cet album était plus qu'attendu. The Colour of My Love a sous son aile un bon nombre de ballades, des classiques de Dion, telles que Beauty And The Beast, récompensé d'un Grammy Award, et le hit If You Asked Me To. Céline renforce sa popularité avec le premier extrait et sa vidéo, The Power of Love.

Avec des titres comme Misled, Only One Road et Think Twice cette sortie était à coup sûr un hit, difficile à égaler.

D'autres titres issus de The Colour of My Love prouvent l'étendu du talent de Céline. Refuse to Dance et son atmosphère avant-gardiste, associant des lignes de violons espagnoles et des paroles énigmatiques, ne peut être comparée à ce que Céline avait enregistré auparavant. Loving Proof évoque les jours de gloire du soul "Made in Philadelphia" avec ses couplets enregistrés au vibraphone suivis d'un chœur époustouflant de cordes et de voix. The Colour of My Love se termine par la chanson-titre, co-écrite et produite par David Foster, qui est un standard du répertoire de Céline Dion.

  • 1

    The Power Of Love

    The whispers in the morning
    Of lovers sleeping tight
    Are rolling like thunder now
    As I look in your eyes

    I hold on to your body
    And feel each move you make
    Your voice is warm and tender
    A love that I could not forsake

    (first chorus)
    Cause I am your lady
    And you are my man
    Whenever you reach for me
    Iíll do all that I can

    Lost is how Iím feeling lying in your arms
    When the world outsideís too
    Much to take
    That all ends when Iím with you

    Even though there may be times
    It seems Iím far away
    Never wonder where I am
    ĎCause I am always by your side

    (repeat first chorus)

    (second chorus)
    Weíre heading for something
    Somewhere Iíve never been
    Sometimes I am frightened
    But Iím ready to learn
    Of the power of love

    The sound of your heart beating
    Made it clear
    Suddenly the feeling that I canít go on
    Is light years away
    (repeat first chorus)

    (repeat second chorus)


    (Gunther Mende / Candy DeRouge / Jennifer Rush / Mary Susan Applegate / David Foster)

  • 2

    Misled

    I thought I knew you
    Thought that I knew you well
    We had a rhythm
    But I guess you never can tell

    Oh I learned early
    Never to ignore the signs
    Youíll be forgiven
    It ainít worth that much to my mind

    Loviní you (was) so easy
    Itís hard to say goodbye
    But if itís the way it goes it goes

    (Chorus)
    Just a page in my history
    Just another one of those mysteries
    One more lover that used to be
    If you think youíre in my head
    You been seriously misled

    Loving somebody ainít your average 9 to 5
    It takes conviction it takes a will to survive
    Iím not somebody who commits the crime
    And leaves the scene
    But when Iíve been dissed
    I donít spend much time on what mightíve been
    Iím not about self-pity
    Your love did me wrong
    So Iím moviní, moviní on

    (Chorus)
    Just a page in my history
    Just another one of those mysteries
    One more lover that used to be
    If you think youíre in my head
    You been seriously misled


    (Peter Zizzo / Jimmy Bralower)

  • 3

    Think Twice

    Don't think I can't feel there's something wrong
    You've been the sweetest part of my life so long
    I look in your eyes, there's a distant light
    And you and I know there'll be a storm tonight
    This is getting serious
    Are you thinking 'bout you or us

    (chorus)
    Don't say what you're about to say
    Look back before you leave my life
    Be sure before you close that door
    Before you roll those dice
    Baby think twice

    Baby think twice for the sake of our love, for the memory
    For the fire and the faith that was you and me
    Babe I know it ain't easy when your soul cries out for higher ground
    ĎCos when you're halfway up, you're always halfway down
    But baby this is serious
    Are you thinking 'bout you or us

    (Repeat chorus)

    (Breakdown)
    Baby this is serious
    Are you thinking 'bout you or us

    Don't say what you're about to say
    Look back before you leave my life
    Be sure before you close that door
    Before you roll those dice

    Don't do what you're about to do
    My everything depends on you
    And whatever it takes, I'll sacrifice
    Before you roll those dice
    Baby think twice


    (Andy Hill and Pete Sinfield)

  • 4

    Only One Road

    Iím looking back through the years
    Down this highway
    Memories, they all lead up to this one day
    And many dreams lost along the way
    Haunt me still
    I guess they always will
    When love was too much to bear
    I just left it there
    But here I stand face to face
    With this heart of mine
    Liviní without you I only fall behind
    We had a love most people never find
    All this time I never realized
    And the courage I finally found
    Has made me turn around

    (Chorus)
    There is only one road Iím walkiní
    Only one lifetime one heart to guide me
    Only one road Iím walkiní
    But Iím gonna run back, Iím gonna run back
    Cause I need you right here
    Beside me

    I can still hear the song of your laughter
    I can still taste the sorrow of your tears
    We said goodbye but our hearts did not hear
    Now my love thereís nothing left to fear
    With all my heart put me through
    It leads me back to you

    (Chorus)

    (Chorus)

    Iím gonna run back, Iím gonna run back
    ĎCause I need you right here
    Beside me


    (Peter Zizzo)

  • 5

    Everybody's Talkin' My Baby Down

    People are sayin'
    That boy is gonna hurt you
    His kind of love is not for real
    He's only playin'
    Foolin' with your heart girl
    But I know how he makes me feel
    And I don't need any other proof
    They just don't understand
    They don't know the truth
    Momma says he's bad for me
    Poppa says I'll be sorry
    Everybody's talkin' my baby down
    And all my friends doubt him
    Tell me I should live without him
    Everybody's talkin' my baby down

    He's not like the others
    Nobody wants to see it
    They don't even wanna try
    Judge a book by its cover
    And you'll never know the story
    There's so much more than meets the eye
    Oh and I know his heart is true
    I don't need anyone
    To tell me what to do

    (Chorus)
    My sisters and my brothers
    Tell me I should find another
    Everybody's talkin' my baby down

    Oh but they can't feel his touch
    They can't feel his kiss
    They don't know what it's like to be loved like this
    I don't care about their point of view
    ĎCause it's understood
    When the love is good
    Nothin' else is gonna do

    (Chorus)

    No they don't know what he's all about
    Everybody just wanna talk my baby down
    No they can't see that his heart is gold
    Everybody wanna treat my baby so cold, so cold

    (Chorus)


    (Arnie Roman / Russ Desalvo)

  • 6

    Next Plane Out

    I listen to the sound of the rain fallin' down my window
    Prayin' for a gentle wind
    To bring my baby back again
    Tryin' to be strong but I'm not getting any stronger
    Loneliness is tearing apart this heart of mine
    I lay awake Ďcoz I can't take another night lonely
    It's been too long, I can't hold on no more

    Leavin' on the next plane out
    Coz I gotta see my baby
    It's been too long since I held him in my arms
    And I just won't sleep at night
    Till he's sleeping here beside me
    Here beside me again
    Gotta be with my baby

    Talking on the phone but that don't make it any better
    Nothing's gonna ease this pain
    Until I'm in his arms again
    Runnin' down the stairs there's a taxi that's waiting for me
    Loneliness I'm gonna leave you far behind
    I'd walk for days through pouring rain
    Anything to be with him
    It's been too long, I can't be strong no more

    Leavin' on the next plane out
    ĎCoz I gotta see my baby
    It's been too long since I held him in my arms
    And I just won't sleep at night
    Till he's sleeping here beside me
    Here beside me again

    Gotta be with him
    Gotta be by his side
    Gotta be with him
    My heart's made up my mind

    Leavin' on the next plane out
    Coz I gotta see my baby
    It's been too long since I held him in my arms
    And I just won't sleep at night
    Till he's sleeping here beside me
    Here beside me again
    ĎCoz I gotta see my baby
    It's been too long since I held him in my arms
    And I just won't sleep at night
    ĎTill he's sleeping here beside me
    Here beside me again

    Gotta be with my baby, gonna be with my baby
    Gonna take the next plane or the next train
    Gotta get there gotta see my baby
    And nothing's gonna stop me from leavin' this time
    Leavin' on the next plane out...


    (Diane Warren)

  • 7

    Real Emotion

    You don't have to give me rings on my fingers
    Promise me the moon and the stars in the sky
    Or bring me roses just to show me you love me
    That ain't gonna win this heart of mine
    All the diamonds you can buy won't impress me
    Pretty words ain't gonna prove your love
    I need more than just tokens of affection
    I'm not asking for too much now baby
    I don't need no fancy cars
    Just need something from the heart... whoa

    I need real emotion
    Feel, gotta feel it inside
    Give me that real emotion
    ĎCoz I need some
    Need to feel some tonight
    Give me a love that's genuine
    Real emotion, real emotion

    Show me something that my heart can believe in
    Imitation love don't mean a thing
    Baby it's got to be the real thing or nothing
    Show me what's it gonna be now baby
    I'm not asking much from you
    Just a love that's deep and true... whoa

    I need real emotion
    Feel, gotta feel it inside
    Give me that real emotion
    ĎCoz I need some
    Need to feel some tonight
    Give me a love that's genuine
    Real emotion, real emotion

    Not a cheap imitation of love
    I need something that's real
    I can feel in my heart baby
    I've been waiting so long
    For a love, for a love, for a love that's strong
    I don't need no fancy cars
    Just need something from the heart... whoa

    (Chorus)


    (Diane Warren)

  • 8

    When I Fall In Love

    When I fall in love
    It will be forever
    Or Iíll never fall in love

    In a restless world
    Like this is
    Love is ended before itís begun
    And too many
    Moonlight kisses
    Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun

    When I give my heart
    I give it completely
    Or Iíll never give my heart

    And the moment I can feel that you feel that way too
    Is when I fall in love with you


    (Edward Heyman / Victor Young)

  • 9

    Love Doesn't Ask Why

    Love doesn’t ask why
    It speaks from the heart
    And never explains
    Don’t you know that
    Love doesn’t think twice
    It can come all at once
    Or whisper from a distance

    Don’t ask me if this feeling’s right or wrong
    It doesn’t have to make much sense
    It just has to be this strong
    ‘Cause when you’re in my arms I understand
    We don’t have a voice
    When our hearts make the choices
    There’s no plan
    It’s not in our hands

    Love doesn’t ask why
    It speaks from the heart
    And never explains
    Don’t you know that
    Love doesn’t think twice
    It can come all at once
    Or whisper from a distance

    Now I can feel what you’re afraid to say
    If you give your soul to me
    Will you give too much away
    But we can’t let this moment pass us by
    Can’t question this chance
    Or expect any answers
    We can try
    But love doesn’t ask you why

    (Instrumental)

    So let’s take what we found
    And wrap it around us

    Love doesn’t ask why
    It speaks from the heart
    And never explains
    Now I know that
    Love doesn’t think twice
    It can come all at once
    Or whisper from a distance

    Love doesn’t ask why


    (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil / Phil Galdston)

  • 10

    Refuse To Dance

    Got your invitation to the dance
    Wear your party dress
    Maybe I was just an innocent
    But I confess
    I never even knew the song
    The orchestra was playing

    See the cuties in their party clothes
    Oh it’s getting warm
    Off the shoulder cut into the hip
    Like a uniform
    Did you think I’d want to tow the line
    Well now the line is broken

    (Chorus)
    Refuse to dance
    Refuse to dance
    Refuse to dance
    Refuse to dance

    You said you’re such a pretty thing
    You could make a mark
    I’ll teach you all the steps you’ll need
    Guide you through the dark
    Suddenly I thought I knew the song
    The orchestra was playing

    (Repeat Chorus)

    See how they follow
    You say jump. They jump
    You say turn. They turn
    Look back in sorrow
    I won’t be there

    (Repeat Chorus to fade)


    (Charlie Dore / Danny Schogger)

  • 11

    I Remember L.A.

    I remember L.A.
    Seems a lifetime ago
    We were stars on Sunset Boulevard
    What a movie we made

    There were days in the sun
    That have stayed forever young
    Nights when passion was invincible
    We thought love would never die

    (Chorus)
    There were moments in that lifetime
    That my heart still replays
    There were minutes, there were hours, there were days
    There are moments I still love you that same way
    When I remember L.A.

    I remember goodbye
    I watched your plane out of sight
    Love was over, time to close the book
    Still I go back for one last look

    (Repeat Chorus)


    (Tony Colton / Richard Wold)

  • 12

    No Living Without Loving You

    If you ever leave me
    Life will go on
    Stars will still be
    Bright as diamonds in the sky now
    Even if you said goodbye now
    Oh, the clock wouldn’t stop, no
    That sun would keep shining down
    If you weren’t here with me
    This world would still be spinnin’ ’round
    But baby there would be

    Just no living without loving you
    How could I ever survive
    Just no living without loving you
    It would be like living without being alive without you

    If you ever walk out this door
    What would I have left to live for
    What would there be left to do now
    What would I be without you now
    Oh, the clock wouldn’t stop, no
    Each day would go on just the same
    There would still be air to breathe
    It wouldn’t stop the sun and rain
    But baby there would be

    Just no living without loving you
    How would I ever survive
    Just no living without loving you
    It would be like living without being alive without you

    That sun would still keep shining down
    If you weren’t here with me
    That world would still be spinnin’ ’round
    But you know I would have nothing
    Won’t have no life if I don’t have your loving
    If I don’t have you with me
    Baby there would be

    Just no living without loving you
    How could I ever survive
    Just no living without loving you
    It would be like living without being alive without you


    (Diane Warren)

  • 13

    Lovin' Proof

    I know some lovers would be satisfied
    With sweet “I Love You’s” and some pretty lines
    But that won’t get you in this heart of mine
    No you’ll never steal my heart away
    With just words sweet words that you say
    It’s all in the things that you do
    I’m telling you

    If you want me to believe
    That I’m the only one you need
    I need lovin’ proof
    I need lovin’ proof
    Baby hold me in your arms
    And show me something from the heart
    Give me lovin’ proof
    I need lovin’ proof from you, ooh baby

    And if the love you got is strong and true and if you love me like you say you do
    Your tender touch will tell the honest truth
    And your kiss could never tell a lie
    ‘Coz I’d see it in your eyes
    There’s one way to ease any doubt
    I tell you now

    If you want me to believe
    That I’m the only one you need
    I need lovin’ proof
    Baby I won’t be impressed
    Unless I get some tenderness
    Give me lovin’ proof
    I need lovin’ proof from you, ooh baby

    (I need lovin’ proof)
    If the love is right
    (I need lovin’ proof)
    Prove it to me all night
    (I need lovin’ proof)
    From you
    Coz you’ll never steal my heart away
    With just words sweet words that you say
    It’s all in the things that you do
    I’m telling you, telling you baby

    (Chorus)


    (Diane Warren)

  • 14

    Just Walk Away

    I know I never loved this way before
    And no one else has loved me more
    With you I’ve laughed and cried
    I have lived and died
    What I wouldn’t do just to be with you

    I know I must forget you to go on
    I can’t hold back my tears too long
    Though life won’t be the same
    I’ve got to take the blame
    And find the strenght I need
    To let you go

    Just walk away
    Just say goodbye
    Don’t turn around now you may see me cry
    I mustn’t fall apart
    Or show my broken heart
    Or the love I feel for you

    So walk away
    And close the door
    And let my life be as it was before
    And I’ll never never know
    Just how I let you go
    But there’s nothing left to say
    Just walk away

    There’ll never be a moment I’ll regret
    I’ve loved you since the day we met
    For all the love you gave
    And all the love we made
    I know I’ve got to find the strength to say

    Just walk away
    Just say goodbye
    Don’t turn around now you may see me cry
    I mustn’t fall apart
    Or show my broken heart
    Or the love I feel for you

    So walk away
    And close the door
    And let my life be as it was before
    And I’ll never never know
    Just how I let you go
    But there’s nothing left to say
    Just walk away


    (Albert Hammond / Marti Sharron)

  • 15

    The Colour Of My Love

    I’ll paint my mood in shades of blue
    Paint my soul to be with you
    I’ll sketch your lips in shaded tones
    Draw your mouth to my own

    I’ll draw your arms around my waist
    Then all doubt I shall erase
    I’ll paint the rain that softly lands on your wind-blown hair

    I’ll trace a hand to wipe out your tears
    A look to calm your fears
    A silhouette of dark and light
    While we hold each other oh so tight

    I’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
    Swearing that we’ll never part
    That’s the colour of my love

    I’ll paint the truth
    Show how I feel
    Try to make you completely real
    I’ll use a brush so light and fine
    To draw you close and make you mine

    I’ll paint the truth
    Show how I feel
    Try to make you completely real
    I’ll use a brush so light and fine
    To draw you close and make you mine

    I’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
    Swearing that we’ll never part
    That’s the colour of my love

    I’ll draw the years all passing by
    So much to learn so much to try

    And with this ring our lives will start
    Swearing that we’ll never part
    I offer what you cannot buy
    Devoted love until we die


    (David Foster / Arthur Janov)