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Irene Cara


A little something about Irene Cara
Even though you may cringe upon hearing "Fame" and "What a feeling" these days, we have to give credit to Irene Cara for pushing out some of the most recognizable songs of the '80s. She was known mostly as a singer of movie/TV themes, although I am told she worked as an actress in her younger days. In 1980, she was catapulted into stardom and a singing career by her appearance in the film Fame, for which she sang the title song, an Oscar-winning Top Ten hit. Also from the film was her Top 40 hit "Out Here on My Own." In 1983, she topped the charts with "Flashdance...What a Feelin'" from the movie Flashdance, a song she co-wrote that won another Oscar, and Cara won a couple of Grammys for her contributions to the soundtrack. Her What a Feelin' album included the hits "Why Me?" and "Breakdance," and she also made the Top 40 with a third movie theme, "The Dream (Hold on to Your Dream)".



Lyrics featured below : "Fame" , "What a Feeling" , "Breakdance" , "The Dream (Hold on to your dream", "Why me?"

Fame

Baby you look at me
And tell me what you see
You ain't seen the best of me yet
Give me time I'll make you forget the rest

I got more then you
And you can set it free
I can catch the moon in my hand
Don't you know who I am
Remember my name

Fame
I'm gonna live for ever
I'm gonna learn how to fly
I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame
I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name

Baby you hold me tight
Cause you can make it right
You can shoot me stright to the top
Give me love and take all I got

Baby I'll return
To much is not enough
I can ride your heart till it breaks
Oh I got what it takes

Fame
I'm gonna live for ever
I'm gonna learn how to fly
I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame
I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name

Fame
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame
I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name

Fame
I'm gonna live for ever
I'm gonna learn how to fly
I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry
I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame
I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name

(fade out)


What a Feeling

First when there's nothing
but a slow glowing dream
that your fear seems to hide
deep inside your mind.
 
All alone I have cried
silent tears full of pride
in a world made of steel,
made of stone.
 
Well, I hear the music,
close my eyes, feel the rhythm,
wrap around, take a hold
of my heart.
 
What a feeling.
Bein's believin'.
I can have it all, now I'm dancing for my life.
Take your passion
and make it happen.
Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life.
 
Now I hear the music,
close my eyes, I am rhythm.
In a flash it takes hold
of my heart.
 
What a feeling.
Bein's believin'.
I can have it all, now I'm dancing for my life.
Take your passion
and make it happen.
Pictures come alive, now I'm dancing through my life.
What a feeling.
 
What a feeling I AM MUSIC NOW
Bein's believin'. I AM RHYTHM NOW
Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life.
What a feeling. YOU CAN REALLY HAVE IT ALL
What a feeling. PICTURES COME ALIVE WHEN I CALL
I can have it all I CAN REALLY HAVE IT ALL
Have it all PICTURES COME ALIVE WHEN I CALL
CALL CALL CALL CALL WHAT A FEELING
I can have it all BEIN'S BELIEVIN
Bein's believin' TAKE YOUR PASSION
MAKE IT HAPPEN
make it happen WHAT A FEELING
what a feeling BEIN'S BELIEVIN' (fade)


Breakdance there was this new feeling coming out of the streets everybody's talkin' 'bout it wherever they meet down by the corner keep getting the heat then my feet start moving to the rhythmic beat breakdancin' break out breakdancin' break out they use to do the locomotion, do the jerk and the twist but there just ain't never been nothin' like this now poppin' and knockin' is the new way of talkin' there's a work at the shop spinnin' out on the floor ??? breakdancin' break out breakdancin' break out hearts are pumpin', beat is thumpin' love the way you're lookin' tonight fevers risin' no surprisin' we won't have the time to figh-igh-igh-igh-ight (dance dance dance dance...) (out out out out...) breakdancin' break out breakdancin' break out breakdancin' (dance dance dance dance...) break out (dance dance dance dance...) breakdancin' (dance dance dance dance...) break out (dance dance dance dance...) breakdancin' (rhythm in motion) break out FADE
The Dream (Hold on to your dream) I've been chasing dreams for so long Just one step behind and then they're gone Illusions of love would come and go I guess you have to hurt before you grow And everybody knows Never let go of the, never let go of the dream I always seem to lose what I thought was mine And many times I tried to leave it behind Deep inside, hope was still alive Deep inside, dreams will never die That is why we're movin' closer to the truth It's really great for me to be here I've won over the pain and the fear It's been so very hard through the years Been looking through a rainbow of tears And still I never really let go of the dream Sometimes I saw my life just falling apart And all the rejection tearing at my heart Deep inside, hope was still alive Deep inside, dreams will never die If you try there'll be so much more for you It's really great for me to be here I've won over the pain and the fear It's been so very hard through the years Been looking through a rainbow of tears And still I never really let go of the dream We can all be free, we hold the key If we can see what we wanna be Life's never easy, you get no guarantees Why not give your all and see what you can find?
Why me? Life felt so right I was drowned in your light With the world so in tune ĎTil you made me out for a fool Left with nothing to do Canít forget about you With my heart in my heart Pack my bags, leave my memories with you You gave me nothing but misery I found so much more You used me oh so helplessly I donít want your sympathy Why me? Why me? Why me when I was the one who could set your heart free? Why me? Why me? Why me? You took all the love I gave up selfishly Why me? Trapped in your space Never thought I could face Going one step beyond When I knew deep inside I was strong Now I know what it takes Canít repeat the mistakes When new love comes along Itíll give me what Iíll call my own You gave me nothing but misery I found so much more You used me oh so helplessly I donít want your sympathy Why me? Why me? Why me when I was the one who could set your heart free?