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On The Way -CD
Here are the words to some of the songs on "On The Way" or "Beginnings".  The collection of songs was written and recorded by Eilleen Shania Twain before she signed with Mercury Nashville.  Her co-writer was Paul Sabu.  The songs were recorded at the Deerhurst Resort near Toronto, Canada for Harry Hinde to use to shop for a recording deal for Shania.

The recordings are not up-to-standard with Shania's later recordings, but if you can overlook the quality of the recordings and appreciate the lyric and vocal performance that Shania gives, you realize that long before Mutt came on the scene, Shania had the gift.

Besides the words to a few of the songs, I'm also going to offer my opinion, review and interpretation of these recordings.  Admittedly, I'm not the most impartial reviewer, however a few of these songs have touched a chord within me and I feel compelled to write my thoughts about them.
 

Hate To Love Send It With Love I Lost My Heart When I Found You

Send It With Love
Words and music by Eilleen Shania Twain & Paul Sabu

Whenever I think of you it seems so unfair;
That I have to close my eyes to see you there.
I know I'm making it now, but it's tough;
I can't begin to tell you enough.
The pain is too much.

And I give my heart in a prayer
And send it with love.
You, just say the word I'll be there.
Send it with love.
Send it with love.

I've come to realize that I'm on my own.
So whenever I'm scared inside;
I dream that you're home.
It's hard to say;
How everything happened so fast.
So many questions to ask.

Oh, I give my heart in a prayer
And send it with love.
You, just say the word I'll be there.
Send it with love.
Send it with love.

Is it right or is it wrong
To want you here so much?
But I can never bring you back;
So I feel what I can't touch.

I've come to realize that I'm on my own.

And I give my heart in a prayer
And send it with love.
You, just say the word I'll be there.
Send it with love.
Send it with love.


Send It With Love

Review by bmac

It's impossible to listen to this song and not feel the pain that Shania was feeling after the death of her mother and father in that tragic accident.  The song is a powerful, mournful piece that Shania must have written during the period where she was struggling to cope, understand, survive and raise her two brothers without her parents.  You can almost see the tears running down her face as she penned the words while sitting alone in the dark.  The more that I listen to the song, the more difficult it is for me to keep back my own tears; the song is that haunting.

A very different lyric, tone and melody than we are used to hearing from Shania...the dark undertones and somber bass convey the sadness and heartbreak throughout the song.  The lyrics are powerful and pull at your emotions, making it difficult to swallow and breathe without getting choked up.  I'm lucky that my parents are alive today.  For those who lose their parents, especially in such a tragic way...this song speaks volumes for what they are going through and how hard it is to understand why it had to happen in the first place. 

This song could stand on it's own today among any of Shania's hit songs in my opinion.  It's not the type of song that would normally be released as a single, but it would be hard to ignore on an album of songs for the powerful message of lost love, life and death it delivers.

bmac    October 24, 1999

 

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