I Believe

2014 – for voice & piano – 4:38
lyrics by Regina A. Blackburn, music by Frank Horvat

Recording

Demo

Programme Notes

This is the first writing collaboration for Regina and I. I really enjoyed this collaboration because it allowed me to go into areas that I don’t stylistically go into. The demo available here lays a blueprint for an epic vocal line and varied orchestration.

I’m happy with this structure that just keeps building as the song goes along. The theme of a scorned lover is so common in music but at one point or another, we all feel that, so us artists keep exploring that through our music. The continuous build allows the character to really showcase the pain.

Listening to the demo, what I really appreciate is the stylistic diversity of the song – not sure if it’s quite R&B, rock or pop, maybe a bit of everything. I think any recording artist/singer wanting to make a unique mark on the musical landscape, and who’s working with a good producer, could do awesome things with this song.

– Frank Horvat

Lyrics

by Regina A. Blackburn

Been so long since you and I
Must admit you’ve crossed my mind but, couldn’t get pass the lies
Now you’re here asking me to trust;
You say you’re a changed man, and wanna make good on us

I wanna believe in you, believe in love
What we could have been, what we could have done
Why did it have to be so rough?
I wanna believe in you, believe in love
But tell me how can I give you my heart?
…Again

Whoa! Ooo baby, don’t do this; Don’t do it again;
Comin’ in, in and out my life; Don’t do this baby!

Rewind the clock; I swear, I wish we could
To a time when we were happy, in love, doing good
So today I ask you baby, how crowded is your life?
Chasing women, ooo baby, cuts like a knife

I wanna believe in you, believe in love
What we could have been, what we could have done
Why did it have to be so rough?
I wanna believe in you, believe in love
But tell me how can I give you my heart?
Ooo!

Here you stand, baby, facing me
Surely you know, based on our history
The things I require, besides apologies
Action’s everything; words, empty

I wanna believe; I wanna believe in you
I can’t deny this; Yes I still love you!
Baby, I believe; I believe in you; I believe in love
You made me a believer; I believe!

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