I really love this song. To me, it's a beautiful acceptance of every thing that life is. It's not just the happy times, but everything put together, the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, the times we laugh and the times we cry.
"Here I go out to sea again The sunshine fills my hair And dreams hang in the air And I need a friend, oh I need a friend To make me happy Not stand here on my own"
I love those lines and how she goes into the chorus, It's like I've been disappointed again but it doesn't matter as long as I have a friend because despite it all it's a wonderful life.
Yes, I couldn't agree with you more about this song. I love it as well. And I love the fact that she has such a strong outlook to keep seeking through every situation what can be appreciated in life. It is so easy to get swallowed up in the sea of an adverse circumstance, but to be able to find peace, hope and love in the midst of it is an amazing quality in a person. A person of strong character. Lara is definately that, isn't she?! And her example makes the better of us all!
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2005 9:11:42 GMT -5 by shavonfan
You know, this song amazes me, because it is really a played down song for Lara and yet it captures so much of what lies at the heart of who she is as a person. So many of her songs are much more grand in style, and this simple little gem in which she didn't even write not only lies in the middle of the album, but also at the very center of all of her collective work! Simply beautiful!
I agree it is at the centre of all her collective work. I think the message this song brings was a message she really needed to project. I sense that throughout the whole album, that she was saying I think this is a wonderful life even though there are hard times. There is also a little of that message in "No Big Deal", "I Am", "Unbreakable", "I've Cried Enough", and "Silence (English version)".
Good point. And how very thoughtful of her to choose a style for the song that would leave you reflecting on the message. I mean to say that in her entire catalog of music, she has so many grand songs, in the way of style and beauty. This song, while beautiful, is stripped down to an almost monotone, haunting, and reflective atmosphere, so that you are left not only thinking about the lyrics, but also singing them to yourself after listening to it. Lara Fabian, in my opinion, makes music for a purpose, and how she conveys her message is done on purpose as well.