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Title of the song:
J'y crois encore
Performer:
Lara Fabian
Composer/Lyricist:
L. Fabian/R. Allison
Lara Fabian
Biography
Lara was born in 1970 in Etterbeek. Her father is Flemish and her mother Sicilian. Her name Lara is inspired from the song title of the movie Doctor Zhivago. At the age of 14, Lara Fabian was unknowingly setting the stage for an impressive international career by singing in Brussels clubs. A few years later, after winning many European contests and participating at the Eurovision Song Contest of 1988 for Luxemburg, she launched her first single, followed by her first self-titled album. Three years after the release of the first album, which went gold and platinum, she released her second album, Carpe Diem, which launched the career of this singer-songwriter in French-speaking countries, especially in Quebec. Within three weeks, the album went gold. In 1996 Walt Disney Studios immortalised Lara's voice. In the animated feature The hunchback of Notre Dame she incarnated the voice of Esmeralda. In October 96 her third album Pure went platinum in less than two weeks! She even sold more than two million copies in France, which is quite scarce. Three years later, in 1999, Lara recorded her first album in English. She wrote or co-wrote most of the songs. This album was a success in many European countries and even in the USA where she sang her smash hit I will love again at the 2001 Miss USA Beauty Pageant.
It was also in 1999 that Lara decided to take a double nationality (Belgian-Canadian). Lara said that she knows she has Belgian roots and will keep these for her family but it was Canada which gave her the opportunity to sing. So she has chosen for a double nationality.
In addition to a new French-language album in September 2001, Lara launched the first single J'y crois encore (I still believe) from her new album Nue (Nude). Barely ten years after the release of her first album, Lara has conquered the hearts of millions of fans throughout the world. Eight million records sold worldwide to this day testify to her achievement.
Original lyrics J'y crois encore
 
D'ici rien ne part, rien ne bouge
Arrêt sur écran vivant
Isolée, vaincue, sans doutes
Aliénée, pas même un battement
J'aimerais qu'on me ramène
Je ne reconnais plus les gens
Seule tout au fond de ma haine
La peine est mon dernier amant
Il faudrait que je me lève
Respire et marche vers l'avant
Bâtisse à nouveau la grève
Enterrée par mes sables mouvants
Et me souvenir de celle
Qui n'existe plus vraiment
Redevenir la rebelle
Et la bête vaincue par l'enfant
 
J'y crois encore
On est vivant tant qu'on est fort
On a la foi quand on s'endort
La rage au ventre
J'y crois encore
À tout jamais
Jusqu'à la mort
Le silence a eu tort
J'y crois encore

 
Et que l'espace où j'en crève
Devienne un autre néant
Quand le ciel dévoile soulève
En moi l'âme et l'émoi d'un géant
Me retourner sans un geste
Le passé : m'en passer vraiment
Cracher sur tout ce qui blesse
Ramener le futur au présent
 
J'y crois encore
On est vivant tant qu'on est fort
On a la foi quand on s'endort
La rage au ventre
J'y crois encore
À tout jamais
Jusqu'à la mort
Le silence a eu tort
J'y crois encore

 
J'y crois encore
À tout jamais
Encore plus fort
Le silence a eu tort
J'y crois encore
English lyrics I still believe
 
From here nothing ever moves
The living screen is on hold
Alone and vanquished, it's true
And insane, not a beat of the soul
Please take my hand, take me home
There's no familiar face around
Alone and deep in this hate
The pain is my only friend
I know I should rise my head
Breathe and keep on movin' ahead
Build all those strands once again
Now burried underneath my quicksands
And try remembering that girl
Who's not really here anymore
Become the rebel that she was
And the beast vanquished by the child
 
I still believe
We are alive long as we're strong
We still have faith when we go down
With rage inside us
I still believe
Forevermore
Until I'll die
This silence was all wrong
I still believe

 
And let that space full of dark
Melt into another void
Allow the skies up above to shine
In me, the hero in my soul
And I'll turn around from the maze
And let the past fade away
Spit on all of the hurt and the pain
Bring the future to my hands
 
I still believe
We are alive long as we're strong
We still have faith when we go down
With rage inside us
I still believe
Forevermore
Until I'll die
This silence was all wrong
I still believe

 
I still believe
Forevermore
And more and more
This silence was all wrong
I still believe