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Enrique Iglesias: Story is real

 

Manila, Philippines – HALF-FILIPINO – Marian Rivera. Jake Cuenca. Nadia Montenegro. Some football players, belonging to the Azkals. The Elizaldes, Sorianos, Ayalas, Zobels.

All of the above are Filipino-Spaniards.

Add to those names Enrique Iglesias.

Yes, he’s one. Enrique is the son of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler, a Filipina. She comes from the Arastia and Preysler families in Manila.

Isabel married Julio when he was not yet an international superstar. They have three children: Julio Jr., Chabili, and Enrique. Of course, they have long been divorced and found other partners.

To date, Isabel is one of Spain’s top socialites. But she remains in touch with her Filipino friends.

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CHAOTIC – Enrique Iglesias and his song “Be With You” (written in collaboration with Paul Barry and Mark Taylor), is one of the many singers featured in the book “The Story Behind the Song” by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Jo-Ann Geffen.

Enrique writes at how the song came about.

I was in England, finishing my first fully English speaking album, “Enrique,” recording in a studio on the outskirts of London. I was almost done with the album; this was the last song I wrote for it.

It was one of those many times when everything was going so fast. Record companies were fighting to sign me, the record company I signed with wanted an album fast, there was lots of hype, it was very chaotic.

I was in my hotel room really late on a Monday night (really early Tuesday morning). I always listen to other people’s music and get inspiration from them. I was listening to Tom Petty that night. Often, I’d wish that I’d written a song like the one I was listening to.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL – I was thinking about someone I missed a lot and wished were there with me. This is autobiographical, as are most of my songs. If a story is real, the lyrics always come out a lot easier. I finished this song that night.

I never told the person I wrote it for she was the subject. It fact, I’ve never told anyone I’ve written about them or that a song was inspired by them. That’s probably why I write. It’s a way to express myself whether I’m happy, angry, sad. However, I mostly write when I am sad or lonely, as I was the night I wrote the song. It seems that the sadder you are, the better the song.

I started writing when I was 14 or 15, which is very tough age for anyone. It helped a lot. The same has carried over in my adult life. My writing has saved me a lot of money with psychologists in therapy!

The morning after I wrote “Be With You” I went to the studio and sang it for my producers – Mark Taylor (who co-wrote the music) and Brian Rawling. It got a great reaction. It has turned out to be my favorite song on the record.

Monday night, and I feel so low,
I count the hours, but they go so slow.
I know the sound of your voice, can save my soul.
City lights, the streets are gold.
Looked down my window to the world below
Moves so fast but it feels so cold.
And I am all alone,
Don`t let me die, I`m losing my mind,
Baby, just give me a sign.

And now that you`re gone,
I just wanna be with you.
(Be with you)
And I can`t go on,
I wanna be with you.
Wanna be with you…

I can`t sleep, I`m up all night.
Through these tears, I try to smile.
I know, the touch of your hand, can save my life.
But don`t let me down, come to me now,
I got to be with you some how.

And now that you`re gone,
I just wanna be with you.
(Be with you)
And I can`t go on,
I wanna be with you.
(Be with you)
Wanna be with you.

Don’t let me down,
Come to me now.
I got to be with you some how.
And now that you’re gone,
Who am I without you now?

I can’t go on, I just wanna be with you.
And now that you’re gone,
I just wanna be with you.
(Be with you)
And I can`t go on,
I wanna be with you.
(Be with you)
Wanna be with you…

(Now that you’re gone)
Just wanna be with you…
And I can’t go on,
I wanna be with you.

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  • izzysworld

    What a beautiful song to a very lucky someone!