Ireland
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Title of the song:
Strong enough
Performers:
John Walsh feat. Roisin O'Reilly
Composers/Lyricists:
B. Walsh
John Walsh
Biography
John Walsh studied at the Royal Academy of Music. His musical style mixes a classical background with rock and pop. He began his career as a song arranger and session musician whilst also working on music for television commercials for brands such as Pepsi, Baileys and Eircell. He has composed widely for television and film over the last few years. His compositions include the title music to television programmes "The Premiership", "Rebellion" and "The World Cup".
He arranged the traditional piece The Homes of Donegal for a television commercial for Donegal catch fish and the highly acclaimed arrangement was released as a CD on Tara Records. The haunting vocal on the CD which features The Homes of Donegal and Strong enough is Roisin O'Reilly, a recording artist with Universal.
Original lyrics Strong enough
 
Love speaks when it calls your name
Lingering in the night
Hearts weep with a silent tune
Shimmering in shadowed light
 
Hold me in your endless grace
Swift in the hands of time
Soothe me with your warm embrace
In rivers of wordless rhyme
 
When the day is done
And hope sings its song
Then I'll know that this love will be strong
When the sun is high
And birds miss the sky
Then I'll know that this love will be strong enough

 
When once are my fears survived
Yielding to love's cruel tide
Now all of my tears have dried
Feeling you by side
 
When the day is done
And hope sings its song
Then I'll know that this love will be strong
When the sun is high
And birds miss the sky
Then I'll know that this love will be strong enough...