♫ Because You Loved Me ♫

Released in 1996, Because You Loved Me was written by Diane Warren and produced by David Foster, and served as the theme song from the 1996 film Up Close and Personal, starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The song became a worldwide hit, reaching number one in the United States, Canada and Australia, and reaching top ten in many other countries.  It was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award and won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Because You Loved Me
Celine Dion

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby
You’re the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You’re the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

Songwriters: Diane Warren
Because You Loved Me lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

18 thoughts on “♫ Because You Loved Me ♫

  1. A Note for Sir rawgod : It appears that I entertained you, at least in some small part, through my overlong comment. My gratitude to you as that proves it not to have been a total waste of space. The conversation between Jill and yourself prompts this note to you. It is my unsolicited opinion that there is beauty on the outside and there is beauty on the inside, both require attention lest they fade into oblivion. Some are fortunate to naturally have both, some unfortunately have neither, but there are choices each can make to have both or neither or one or the other. I have nothing against any woman trying to appear outwardly attractive by whatever means she chooses…many women have made their careers on talent combined with outward beauty and that is their rightful choice. Father Time has traveled across my face and gravity has done it’s work on face and body. There are wrinkles around my mouth and eyes that were not there in my youth and I like to think that they are the result of more smiles and laughter than frowns. My “squishy” neck would look better on a turkey, but it delights Benjamin for some unknown reason and he wants one just like mine when he grows up. I chose to grow old as what I like to think is gracefully, there is much to be said for being comfortable in your own skin. I walk and bike alone or with Benjamin, that keeps the joints and muscles mobile…if it whittles away a few pounds that is a plus, but for me, not the goal. Once again, too many words and too much space to say that I agree with you 100% that what is important is to be real! Thank-you!

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  2. To all women who forego make-up, fancy dresses, back-breaking high-heels, expensive dos, and looks-changing additions, not to mention health-affecting diets, all power to you. Looking natural, naturally, is the purest form of beauty. Yeah, fake men may be attracted by the fakery, but are those the kind of men you really want? Be real, and others will be real to you!

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    • While I do occasionally wear a bit of mascara if I’m going out, I do not even own a dress or a pair of high heels. I own two pair of shoes: tennis shoes and hiking boots. I wash and brush my hair, trim the ends and my bangs (fringes) when necessary. Never died my hair, nor had a face lift, nor would I ever waste the time and money to do so. Funny thing … when I had my eye surgeries last year, the ophthalmologist I first saw recommended I see a plastic surgeon to have my “droopy eyes” repaired. Of course, she would give me a referral to her friend who just happened to be a plastic surgeon. I declined her offer and explained politely that I am who I am, what you see is what you get, and I had better things to do than worry about my looks. I think that I qualify as a natural, though not physically beautiful, woman.

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  3. I have never been a devoted fan of Celine Dion, although she arguably has a fantastic voice. I own but one of her albums and it is the 1996 “Falling Into You” that features this song, but was purchased for my much loved “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now”. I am also fond of the title song and “Dreamin’ of You” that are also included on the album. Celine Dion captured my interest, not as much for her singing, as for her love and marriage to the much older Rene Angelil. She met him through her brother in 1980 at the tender age of 12, to his then 38 years and he became her manager. They began a relationship 7 years later, became engaged 4 years later, married 3 years later in Quebec and renewed their vows in Las Vegas 6 years later in 2000. This was the third marriage for him and her first. It could be said that they beat the odds against them as they lasted to the “till death do us part”, many of us have not. Since his death in 2016, she has continued on her own and has recently announced a 2019/2020 “Courage World Tour” starting Sept. 2019 and of an album by the same name “Courage” slated for a Nov. 2019 release. The April 2, 2019 announcement by L’Oreal Paris that Celine is the newest Global Ambassador for their “Because I’m Worth It” makes this quite the year for her. In my whole life I have never been a make-up and trendy hair style girl, too lazy and cheap to spend time and money on questionable outcomes. I had, however, read the article “Celine Dion on Becoming the New Face of L’Oreal Paris” in Harper’s Bazaar on the 2nd that announced this event. There is a photo that will be her debut as the face of the Excellence Hair Color (shade 7.3) on April 22nd. Somewhere I had seen a photo of one of her haute couture fashions that has huge puffed sleeves and a huge gap of coverage between her feminine assets only held together with sheer material…a photo of her at Couture Week in Paris wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt that reads “I’m Worth It” was more flattering. Apparently she is quite delighted with this L’Oreal appointment, probably well paid as well, calling it “a miracle” at the age of 51. However, her statement that “when you do your hair or put your make-up on, you’re feeling your best” eludes me…perhaps even at my age it is never too late to find out, but I doubt that I will! As I arrive at the end of this indulgence of my propensity for loquacity, even I find it astounding that one song unleashed so much rambling! Apologies offered, all that was of relevance ended with the first three sentences. Thank-you!

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    • No apology needed from you, but one is due from me, for I completely missed this comment when I was answering comments the next day! Once again, you have enlightened me and amazed me by your knowledge. I had no idea Celine Dion was still singing/touring. I like her voice, but have always thought she seemed a bit shallow. Thank you, dear Ellen, for your P for L! As always, I love it!

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    • Well, at least I wasn’t a complete failure today! 😉 There are only a few of hers I like, but this is one of them, as well as “My Heart Will Go On”, which I think I played a while back. Glad you liked it! ❤

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  4. Jennifer Rush did a beautiful song, The Power of Love, sung with all the urgency and emotion the song needed.This woman ruined it. About all I can tolerate from her is My Love will go on and that’s only because of the video to it. Sorry, this one gets Nil Point from this jury.
    Cwtch

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