Celine DionCeline Dion

Release date: Mar 30, 1992Date de sortie: 30 mars 1992

Céline's second English-language album, simply titled Celine Dion, is her most accomplished recording to date, with songs from notable songwriters such as Diane Warren (Cher, Gloria Estefan, Linda Ronstadt) and Prince, who wrote the ballad With This Tear especially for Céline. The album is recorded in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Morin Heights, Quebec between October 1991 and February 1992.

The album prompts The Wall Street Journal to proclaim Céline as a "once-in-a-generation voice.”


Celine Dion comprises 13 songs, including Beauty and the Beast and If You Asked Me To, and covers a broad musical spectrum. The album ranges from the powerful gospel-tinged drive of Love Can Move Mountains to the sparkling funk of Little Bit of Love and to the haunting ballads Nothing Broken But My Heart and Show Some Emotion.

Le second album anglophone de Céline, simplement intitulé Celine Dion, était à sa sortie son album le plus accompli, grâce entre autres à la collaboration de compositeurs tels que Diane Warren (Cher, Gloria Estefan, Linda Ronstadt) et Prince, qui écrivit la ballade With This Tear spécialement pour Céline. L'album fut enregistré à New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco et Morin Heights au Québec entre octobre 1991 et février 1992. 

Avec cet album, le Wall Street Journal proclame la voix de Céline Dion " once-in-a-generation voice."

Celine Dion contient 13 titres parmi lesquels les succès Beauty and the Beast et If You Asked Me To. L’album présente un éventail musical assez diversifié allant du gospel de Love Can Move Mountains, au funk dérapant de Little Bit of Love, en passant par des ballades passionnées telles Nothing Broken But My Heart et Show Some Emotion.

 

  • 1

    Love Can Move Mountains

    There ain’t a dream that don’t have a chance
    To come true now
    It just takes a little faith baby
    Anything that we want to do
    We can do now
    There ain’t nothing in our way baby
    Nothing our love couldn’t rise above
    We can get through the night
    We can get to the light
    Long as we got our love to light the way

    With a little faith
    Just a little trust
    If you believe in love
    Love can move mountains
    Believe in your heart
    And feel, feel it in your soul
    And love baby love can love can move mountains

    Oceans deep and mountains high
    They can’t stop us
    Because love is on our side baby
    We can reach the heavens and touch the sky
    Just believe it, believe in you and I baby
    If we got love that is strong enough
    We can do anything, make it through anything
    ‘Coz through it all love will always find a way

    With a little faith…

    You believe in me
    I’ll believe in you
    If we believe in each other
    Nothing we can’t do
    If we got love that is strong enough
    Love will find a way

    With a little faith…


    (Diane Warren)

  • 2

    Show Some Emotion

    I’ve tried my best for so long
    To break down these walls
    But you build them strong
    So I stand here waiting, wondering why
    Oh why

    Why don’t you give a little bit
    Break down give a little bit

    Show, show some emotion
    Open, open your heart, ooh
    Set free an ocean
    Only a feeling can save us now

    You say you’ve been hurt
    Well you’re not alone
    As you race through this life what you keep to yourself
    Can turn you to stone
    All it would take is one kind word
    To be heard

    Come on and give a little bit
    Try to forgive a little bit

    Show, show some emotion
    Open, open your heart
    Set free an ocean
    Only a feeling can save us now

    (Solo)

    Show, show some emotion
    Open, open your heart
    Set free an ocean
    Only a feeling can save us now

    Show, show some emotion
    Open, open your heart
    Set free an ocean
    Only a feeling can save us now


    (A. Gold / G. Prestopino / B. Walsh)

  • 3

    If You Asked Me To

    Used to be that I believed in something
    Used to be that I believed in love
    It's been a long time since I've had that feeling
    I could love someone
    I could trust someone
    I said I'd never let nobody near my heart again darlin'
    I said I'd never let nobody in

    But if you asked me to
    I just might change my mind
    And let you in my life, forever
    If you asked me to
    I just might give my heart
    And stay here in your arms forever
    If you asked me to
    If you asked me to

    Somehow ever since I've been around you
    Can't go back to being on my own
    Can't help feeling darling since
    I've found you
    That I've found my home
    That I'm finally home
    I said I'd never let nobody get too close to me darling
    I said I needed, needed to be free

    (But if you asked me to...)

    Ask me to, I will give my world to you baby
    I need you now
    Ask me to, I'll do anything for you baby, for you baby

    If you asked me to
    I'd let you in my life forever
    If you asked me to


    (Diane Warren)

  • 4

    If You Could See Me Now

    Here they come
    Ev'ry night the same
    Silent stars
    Light from a distant flame
    Just like the memories of you
    That I hold inside
    I see your touch
    But all the warmth has died

    Empty rooms
    Crowded by the past
    Time is my enemy
    Days keep moving faster
    But the nights alone can be
    An eternity
    That never heals the scars
    Of foolish pride

    If only you could see me now
    Goodbye is not so easy now
    The freedom that I walked away to gain
    Is nothing but these chains
    That you alone can break
    And you would free me now
    Your heart would come undone
    Just looking at me once
    And my love would bring you back
    If only you could see me now

    Here I am
    Stranger to a smile
    Trying to fight the tears
    Missing by a mile
    I'm not the one who laughed at you
    On that yesterday
    When you warned me not to throw your love away

    If you could only see me now
    Goodbye is not so easy now
    The freedom that I walked away to gain
    Is nothing but these chains
    I know your heart would break
    If you could hear me now
    Your heart would come undone
    If you could hear me once
    Hoping love will bring you back
    If only you could see me now

    (Bridge)

    Like the lonely moon
    You see above
    That sails the dark alone
    Forever
    I have no light of my own
    Other than the love we've known
    So long ago
    Together

    If you could feel me now
    Your heart would come undone
    If you could touch me once
    I know love will bring you back
    If only you could see me now


    (John Bettis / Walter Afanasieff)

  • 5

    Halfway To Heaven

    Come and go with me
    Wherever I am I want you to be
    Walking with your hand in mine
    Feel so fine

    When I’m close to you
    I know what it means to want to be true
    Never felt this way before
    Is there more

    Are you feeling the same as me, honestly
    Don’t you think it’s unreal
    I’m not dealing in fairy tales
    If this fails
    I don’t know what on earth I will do, ’cause I’m
    Halfway to heaven
    Let’s go all the way
    I don’t want to give it up
    ‘Cause I’m already falling in love

    When we reach that place
    I’m dying to see the smile on your face
    I’m so sure you’ll want to stay
    That’s okay

    I have so many dreams to share
    Please be there
    Let me share them with you
    If you’re looking for happiness, nothing less
    Come with me, baby I’m looking too, and I’m
    Halfway to heaven
    Let’s go all the way
    I don’t want to give it up
    ‘Cause I’m already falling in love
    Halfway to heaven
    Let’s go all the way
    I don’t want to give it up
    ‘Cause I’m already falling in love

    I don’t want to give my life in moderation (baby no)
    I’m prepared to give myself up to temptation
    It’s time
    I could use a little love and inspiration (baby now)
    Come and share the joy and join the celebration
    It’s time
    I’m hoping and praying that soon you’ll be saying be mine

    I don’t want to give it up
    ‘Cause I’m already falling in love
    Halfway to heaven
    Let’s go all the way
    I don’t want to give it up
    ‘Cause I’m already falling in love
    You’re makin’ all my senses come alive


    (F. Golde / N. Holland / H. David)

  • 6

    Did You Give Enough Love

    You say you still don’t know the reason why
    I walked away
    I know you thought you were so good to me

    I didn’t see it that way
    My love’s not something you can buy and sell
    Like pearls on a string
    And if you want to know where we went wrong
    You ought to stop and think

    (Chorus)
    Did you give enough love, did you show that you cared?
    When I needed understanding were you really there?
    Whenever I was down did you try to pick me up?
    Maybe you should ask yourself, did you give enough love?

    Baby I’m not trying to put you down
    Your intentions were good
    Even though I needed something more
    You did the best you could

    (Chorus)
    (Bridge)

    Did you give enough time when
    I was alone
    When I needed you there to make me feel I belonged
    You just don’t know what you did to me
    I just had to be free


    (S. Swirsky / A. Roman)

  • 7

    If I Were You

    She can feel you
    Drifting far away
    But she can't see through
    What you do not say
    Take a step back
    Don't lose your ground
    Remember how you felt before
    And if you care about her
    Show her that you're sure

    If I were you
    My prized possessions
    Would be the ones I'd hold so close
    ‘Cause when you lose your love
    You lose what means the most
    If I were you
    I'd hold affection
    Higher than any star in sight
    Take this to heart
    And you'll never part
    These are the things that I would do
    If I were you

    Simple pleasures
    The hardest to be found
    Can't be measured
    Till they're not around
    Maybe she'll go
    Maybe she'll stay
    But she'd rather go than fade away
    Sometimes the sweetest sorrow
    Is the saddest fate

    (Chorus)

    Take a step back
    Don't lose your ground
    Remember how you felt before
    And if you care about her
    Show her that you're sure

    If I were you
    I'd hold affection
    Higher than any star in sight
    Take this to heart
    And you'll never part
    These are the things that I would do
    If I were you
    Take this to heart
    You'll never part
    These are the things that I would do
    If I were you

     

    ( S. Peiken / A. Roman)

  • 8

    Beauty And The Beast

    Tale as old as time
    True as it can be
    Barely even friends
    Then somebody bends
    Unexpectedly

    Just a little change
    Small, to say the least
    Both a little scared
    Neither one prepared
    Beauty and the Beast

    Ever just the same
    Ever a surprise
    Ever as before
    Ever just as sure
    As the sun will rise

    Tale as old as time
    Tune as old as song
    Bittersweet and strange
    Finding you can change
    Learning you were wrong

    Certain as the sun
    Rising in the east
    Tale as old as time
    Song as old as rhyme
    Beauty and the Beast


    (Howard Ashman / Alan Menken)

  • 9

    I Love You, Goodbye

    Wish I could be the one
    The one who could give you love
    The kind of love you really need
    Wish I could say to you
    That I’ll always stay with you
    But baby that’s not me
    You need someone willing to give their heart and soul to you
    Promise you forever, baby that’s something I can’t do
    Oh I could say that I’ll be all you need
    But that would be a lie
    I know I’d only hurt you
    I know I’d only make you cry
    I’m not the one you’re needing
    I love you, goodbye

    I hope someday you can
    Find some way to understand I’m only doing this for you
    I don’t really wanna go
    But deep in my heart I know this is the kindest thing to do
    You’ll find someone who’ll be the one that I could never be
    Who’ll give you something better
    Than the love you’ll find with me
    Oh I could say that I’ll be all you need
    But that would be a crime
    I know I’d only hurt you
    I know I’d only make you cry
    I’m not the one you’re needing
    I love you, goodbye

    Leaving someone when you love someone
    Is the hardest thing to do
    When you love someone as much as I love you

    Oh, I don’t wanna leave you
    Baby it tears me up inside
    But I’ll never be the one you’re needing
    I love you, goodbye
    Baby, it’s never gonna work out
    I love you, goodbye


    (Diane Warren)

  • 10

    Little Bit Of Love

    Look at you baby
    The picture of a broken man
    Your confidence is shaken
    The world caved in on you again
    But I know what to do to ease the pain
    And bring you back to life again...
    (Don't you know...)

    (Chorus I)
    A little bit of love
    Can go a long way sometimes
    A little bit of love
    Is really all you need
    When life gets tough you need
    A little bit of love sometimes

    Oh baby hold me
    Let all that anger disappear
    A little smile is showing
    Something's catching fire here
    And when the morning comes you'll be good as new
    You'll take this night that we've shared with you...
    (Don't you know...)

    (Chorus II)
    A little bit of love
    Can go a long way sometimes
    A little bit of love
    Is really all you need
    When life gets tough you need
    A little bit of love sometimes
    A little bit of love
    Can go a long way sometimes
    A little bit of love
    Is stronger than anything
    Words ain't enough... you need...
    A little bit of love sometimes

    (Bridge)
    You've done it before, you'll do it again
    Get up off the floor, and jump right back in
    Baby, baby I still believe in you
    And we'll see this through
    ‘Cause true love is on our side

    (Breakdown)
    A little bit, a little bit...

    (Solo)

    (Chorus III)
    A little bit of love
    Can go a long way sometimes
    A little bit of love
    Is really all you need
    When life gets tough you need
    A little bit of love sometimes
    A little bit of love
    Can go a long way sometimes
    A little bit of love
    Is really all you need
    When life gets tough you need
    A little bit of love sometimes
    A little bit of love


    (C. Gaudette / A. Scott)

  • 11

    Water From The Moon

    I’ve looked everywhere I can
    Just to find a clue
    Oh to get to you
    And make you want me
    And I’ve run circles ’round the sun
    Chasin’ after you
    Oh but it’s no use
    Can’t you see that I’m going out of my mind
    Trying to find a way to get through to you
    Oh you don’t know how hard I try
    And I try and I try
    What do I gotta do

    Do I gotta get water from the moon
    Is that what do I gotta do
    To make you love me
    Make you love me
    Do I gotta turn the sand into the sea
    Is that what you want from me
    I’ve done everything that I can do
    But get water from the moon

    I’ve reached high up in the sky
    Tryin’ to steal the stars
    Oh to win your heart
    But even that’s not enough
    And I’ve searched every book I know
    Just to find the words
    Oh to touch your world and get some love out of you
    I’ve already given all I can give
    And I don’t I don’t know what’s left to try
    And I try and I try
    What do I gotta do

    Do I gotta get water from the moon…

    Love me, how do I make you love me
    How do I make you see that I’m goin’
    out of my mind
    (Solo)

    I try, and I try, and I try…
    (Chorus)


    (Diane Warren)

  • 12

    With This Tear

    With this tear
    I thee want
    I long 4 u 2 talk 2 me like u did
    That night in the restaurant

    U spoke of love so openly
    And again and again u promised me
    That u’d never leave
    But now u’re gone

    With this voice
    I thee call
    Sometimes I catch myself
    Calling your name
    When u’re not there at all

    Please tell me what I did wrong
    Why must I hear your voice inside my head
    All day and all night long
    It’s not fair

    (Bridge) (Ad-libs)

    With these arms
    I held u
    When u told me u were dying
    I had less courage it’s true
    And u wrote every day
    Writing ’bout the things
    That we could do
    When your pain went away

    But all that went away was u
    With this tear
    I thee want
    I long 4 u 2 talk 2 me like u did
    That night in the restaurant

    With this tear
    I thee want
    I thee want
    I thee want
    I thee want

    With this tear
    I thee want
    I long 4 u 2 talk 2 me like u did
    That night in the restaurant

    U spoke of love so openly
    And again and again u promised me
    That u’d never leave
    But now you’re gone

    With this tear

     

    (Prince)

  • 13

    Nothing Broken But My Heart

    I've been over you for some time now baby
    I don't miss your kiss like before now anymore
    If you ask me how I'm doin' I'm fine
    All I needed was a little time
    So if you think that I still need you baby
    I really don't know why

    Oh baby since you left me
    You might think that my world's been torn apart
    But if you see me
    Baby you'll see that
    Nothing's broken, nothing broken but my heart

    You won't find no tears in my eyes now baby
    If you think I'm sad that you're gone now
    Then you're wrong now
    If you ask I'll say that I'm happy
    I'm free
    Tell you that's the way I wanna be
    And all those nights we shared together baby
    Well they don't mean a thing

    Oh baby since you left me
    You might think that my world's been torn apart
    But if you see me
    Baby you'll see that
    Nothing's broken, nothing broken but my heart

    Oh baby, you might think my world's been torn apart
    Oh but you'll see that
    Nothing's broken, nothing broken but my heart

    So if you think that I still need you baby
    I don't think about you
    I'm happy now without you

    Oh baby since you left me
    You might think that my world's been torn apart
    But if you see me
    Baby you'll see that
    Nothing's broken, nothing broken but my heart
    Nothing broken, nothing broken but my heart

    Baby, you might think my world's been torn apart
    But nothing's broken, nothing broken but my heart


    (Diane Warren)