Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion-"The Prayer"





.....So I am sitting home on Christmas morning watching some of the holiday programming. I came across a special on ABC that was taped down at Disney World. It featured a solo performance by Andrea Bocelli that was one of the most incredible performances I have ever seen. It stuck me right in the heart. I had heard the song before, but did not know what it meant because it is partially sang in Italian. So I started doing some research on the internet, and I found the song that you are listening to now there. This is a duet with Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli, and the name of the song is, "The Prayer".

Andrea Bocelli, who was born in Lajatico, Italy, in 1958, is one of the greatest singing talents in the world today. Andrea has been blind since the age 12, owing to congenital glaucoma and a blow to the head while tending goal during a soccer game. He possesses a very special gift; a voice that communicates directly to the heart. Andrea sings with the universal language of the heart and soul, transcending the disparate languages of spoken word. That is the way that millions of fans feel about his style and voice.

Below, there are 2 sets of lyrics to this song. The first is the set of lyrics that are being heard in the background. Celine sings her part in English, Andrea sings his in Italian, and they both sing together in English and Italian. The second set of lyrics are the lyrics with the English translation so you can see some of the hidden meaning in this ballad..........A powerful rendition of this song. If opera is not your cup of tea, or you have never heard of Andrea Bocelli, take a moment of your busy day and listen to this. I assure you that if you have music in your heart, than this song speaks to it!!!!!

I stare at the picture below of my brother and daughter, and I just wonder and hope that this song holds water?????????????????






Original Lyrics-(Italian & English)



Celine Dion
I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go
And help us to be wise, in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

Andrea Bocelli
La luce che tu dai

Celine Dion
I pray we'll find your light

Andrea Bocelli
Nei cuore restera

Celine Dion
And hold it in our hearts

Andrea Bocelli
A ricordarci che

Celine Dion
When stars go out each night

Andrea Bocelli
L'etern stella sei
Nella mia preghiera

Celine Dion
Let this be our prayer

Andrea Bocelli
Quanta fede c'e

Celine Dion
When shadows fill our day

Andrea Bocelli
Lead us to a place

Celine Dion
Guide us with your grace

Both
Give us faith so we'll be safe

Sognamo un mondo senza piu violenza
Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace di fraternita

Andrea Bocelli
La forza che ci dai

Celine Dion
We ask that life be kind

Andrea Bocelli
E'il desiderio che

Celine Dion
And watch us from above

Andrea Bocelli
Ognuno trovi amor

Celine Dion
We hope each soul will find

Andrea Bocelli
Intorno e dentro a se

Celine Dion
Another soul to love

Both
Let this be our prayer

Celine Dion
Let this be our prayer

Andrea Bocelli
Just like every child

Celine Dion
Just like every child

Both
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

E la fede che
Hai acceso in noi
Sento che ci salvera




Translated Lyrics-(English)



Celine Dion
I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go
And help us to be wise, in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

Andrea Bocelli
The light that you have

Celine Dion
I pray we'll find your light

Andrea Bocelli
In the heart it will remain

Celine Dion
And hold it in our hearts

Andrea Bocelli
To remember to us that

Celine Dion
When stars go out each night

Andrea Bocelli
Eternal star six
In my prayer

Celine Dion
Let this be our prayer

Andrea Bocelli
How much faith is

Celine Dion
When shadows fill our day

Andrea Bocelli
Lead us to a place

Celine Dion
Guide us with your grace

Both
Give us faith so we'll be safe

We dream a world without more violence
A hope and justice world
Everyone gives the hand to its neighbor
Symbol of peace and fraternitÓ

Andrea Bocelli
The force that us from I

Celine Dion
We ask that life be kind

Andrea Bocelli
Yes the desire that

Celine Dion
And watch us from above

Andrea Bocelli
Everyone finds Love

Celine Dion
We hope each soul will find

Andrea Bocelli
Around and within to himself

Celine Dion
Another soul to love

Both
Let this be our prayer

Celine Dion
Let this be our prayer

Andrea Bocelli
Just like every child

Celine Dion
Just like every child

Both
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

Yes the faith that
You have ignited in we......
I feel that it will save all of us




Click on the "You Tube" Link above to see this song performed Live at the 1999 Grammy's................Whoa!!!!!!