Song Lyric Sunday – Forever and Always

What fun prompts Jim Adams, host of Song Lyric Sunday, has given us this week! With so many to choose from I had to control myself and not share three or four. I was also tempted to include one I know I had picked previously. I thought better of it and went searching for something I hadn’t heard before and came upon with this delightful love song by Shania Twain. The video is wonderful and even has Willie Nelson on stage with her. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Forever and for Always” is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Shania Twain and it was the third country single from her fourth studio album Up! (2002). The song was written by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Twain. The single was released in the United States radio on April 7, 2003. The video debuted on Country Music Television on April 26, 2003. The song was also used for Febreze: Scentstories promotion, in which Twain took part. In 2006, “Forever and for Always” was certified gold for 500,000 digital downloads in the U.S. by the RIAA.

“Forever and for Always” was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2004, Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance; however, it lost in both categories. The song was also named Song of the Year at both the 2004 BMI Country Songwriter Awards and 2004 European BMI Awards.

Twain said there is something inspirational to her about people who start relationships when they are kids, and are still in love when they are older. Twain really enjoyed doing the video for the song, because she was able to realize that visually. She said it is one of her favorite songs.

“Forever and for Always” debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart the week of April 12, 2003, at number 60.[ The single spent 26 weeks on the chart and climbed to a peak position of number four on September 6, 2003, where it remained for one week. “Forever and for Always” became Twain’s 14th top-10 single and 19th top-20 single.

On the adult contemporary chart, “Forever and for Always” debuted at number 30 the week of May 10, 2003. The single spent 77 weeks on the chart and slowly climbed to a peak position of number one on November 15, 2003, where it remained for six non-consecutive weeks. “Forever and for Always” became Twain’s third number one, sixth top-10 single and seventh consecutive top-20 single.

Twain’s fourth-most-successful single on the Billboard Hot 100 is “Forever and for Always”. It debuted on May 24, 2003, at number 75. It spent 23 weeks on the chart and peaked at number 20 on September 6, 2003, where it remained for one week. The single reached number 17 on the airplay chart. “Forever and for Always” became Twain’s fourth top-20 single and ninth top-40 single, as well as her last.

“Forever and for Always” proved to be successful internationally, becoming Twain’s fifth biggest single in the UK. It debuted on June 14, 2003, at its peak at number six. This made it her seventh consecutive, eighth overall, top-10 single. It remained on the entire chart for 10 weeks. In all, “Forever and for Always” hit the top-10 in six countries: Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Romania, and the UK.

Courtesy of Wiki

LYRICS

In your arms, I can still feel the way you want me
When you hold me
I can still hear the words you whispered
When you told me
I can stay right here forever in your arms

And there ain't no way
I'm lettin' you go now
And there ain't no way
And there ain't no how
I'll never see that day

'Cause I'm keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face, always

Ooh baby

In your heart, I can still hear a beat
For every time you kiss me
And when we're apart
I know how much you miss me
I can feel your love for me in your heart

And there ain't no way
I'm lettin' you go now
And there ain't no way
And there ain't no how
I'll never see that day

'Cause I'm keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face, always

Wanna wake up every morning

In your eyes
(I can still see the look of the one)
I can still see the look
Of the one who really loves me
(I can still feel the way that you want)
The one who wouldn't put anything
Else in the world above me
(I can still see your love for me)
I can still see your love for me in your eyes
(I still see the love)

And there ain't no way
I'm lettin' you go now
And there ain't no way
And there ain't no how
I'll never see that day

'Cause I'm keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face

I'm keeping you forever and for always
We will be together all of our days
Wanna wake up every morning
To your sweet face
I'm keeping you forever and for always

Always and forever
And in your arms

Written by written by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Shania Twain

Lyrics courtesy of Lyrics Hall

  16 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Forever and Always

  1. March 28, 2021 at 4:58 am

    Love Shania Twain ,💜💜

    • Christine Bolton
      March 28, 2021 at 6:51 am

      Thanks Willow. Me too! ☺️

  2. March 28, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Shania Twain has a lovely voice and this song clearly has a lot of love in it.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 28, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Jim. I loved her relaxed performance on stage and Willie at the end ☺️

  3. March 28, 2021 at 10:10 am

    New to me and I loved it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      March 28, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks Jilly. It was new to me too and I was pleasantly surprised. Actually I loved it! ☺️

  4. March 28, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    This was my first thought, but I went gospel. I saw her in concert in 2004. She was fantastic live! This is my favorite Shania song. Love seeing Willie on stage in this video clip for his birthday! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      March 28, 2021 at 7:45 pm

      I saw her at. Dallas Cowboys halftime show, probably Thanksgiving Day, about 20 years ago. She was so great. I loved this video of her. She looked so sweet and her voice was amazing ☺️

      • March 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm

        I was once a Dallas Cowboy fan. I had a poster of Roger Staubach on my walls as a kid. I followed them through the Danny White years too. When Jerry Jones took over as owner, I was not a fan anymore. I’m a Tampa Bay fan and have been for over 30 years. GO BUCS! I saw Shania in Tampa when I still lived down there. 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        March 29, 2021 at 12:40 pm

        I met Roger Staubach once. What a gentleman! No one like Jerry Jones/Jimmy Johnson at that time but they did bring home 3 Super Bowls in 4 years! Wonderful times to be in Dallas ☺️💕

      • March 30, 2021 at 8:03 am

        I would have loved to have met Staubach. I love Jimmy Johnson but never got over what Jerry Jones did to Tom Landry. That single act turned me off to the cowboys. I grew up in Decatur, so for me, they could do no wrong when I was a kid. 😊

      • Christine Bolton
        March 30, 2021 at 11:43 am

        I know Lisa but it’s the NFL and losing coaches are fired all the time. Unfortunately Tom Landry had been so wonderful for so many years. He was an icon but the team was on a terrible losing streak. When it happened I thought Dallas would never forgive Jerry Jones, but they did. Three Super Bowls took care of that, thanks to Jimmy Johnson ☺️👍

      • March 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

        My sister is still a diehard fan. She lives in Justin. I see more super bowls in the Bucs future. They kept everyone after Tim Brady slashed his contract. My excitement is over and beyond. 😊

  5. March 30, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Superb choice. I loved it.

  6. aisasami
    April 3, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    I love this song. I always love the Up! album as there were so many good songs from that album!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

      That’s great! I’m so happy you’re a fan too ☺️

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