Monday, February 27, 2006

Ted's Song of the Week - 2/27/06

I Still Believe
Tim Cappello
The Lost Boys Original Soundtrack

For this week's selection, I went in a slightly different direction and chose something from way back in the day. "I Still Believe" is a song that just oozes 80’s flair and cheesiness. This song is utterly fantastic as its gentle intro fades into the equivalent of a saxophone mating call. Coupled up with an intense beat and simplistic lyrics, this is a song that will stick in your head long after the image of this greased-up Fabio look-alike is painfully forgotten (see picture at right).

I ran across this gem last week while watching “The Lost Boys” with fellow Lonely Note contributor Tae. Even if you dislike the song, there is no denying that the vampire flick is a cult classic.

Tim Cappello, a former member of Tina Turner’s band, has been described as a “one man band” and an "interchangeable but unforgettable musician." His most recent musical venture was with the 1999 version of Ringo Starr’s All Star Band. I guess you have to get work wherever you can.

Tim Cappello - I Still Believe

I been in a cave - For forty days
Only a spark - To light my way

I wanna give out - I wanna give in
This is our crime - This is our sin

But I still believe - I still believe
Through the pain - And through the grief

Through the lies - Through the storms
Through the cries - And through the wars

Oh, I still believe

Flat on my back - Out at sea
Hopin’ these waves - Don’t cover me

I’m turned and tossed - Upon the waves
When the darkness comes - I feel the grave

But I still believe - I still believe
Through the cold - And through the heat

Through the rain - And through the tears
Through the crowds - And through the cheers

Oh, I still believe

I’ll march this road - I'll climb this hill
Upon my knees - If I have to

I’ll take my place - Upon this stage
I’ll wait till the end of time -For you like everybody else

I’m out on my own - Walkin the streets
Look at the faces - That I meet

I feel like I Like I wanna go home
What do I feel? - What do I know?

But I still believe - Yes, I still believe
Through the shame - And through the grief

Through the heartache - Through the tears
Through the waiting - Through the years

For people like us - In places like this
We need all the hope - That we can get

Oh, I still believe


Anonymous said...

you're so cool. so, so cool. first of all, lost boys is one of my favorite movies ever. like... up there with rocky horror [which you've yet to see, and we shall have to remedy soon]. second of all, that truly is a fantastic song for all of us who appreciate the epitomy of 80s music. good pick, ted. are you going to be able to top it next week?

Steve said...


This song rocks. But you know what rocks even more? The terrorist-battlin', world-saving guy from 24 portrayed as a vampire.