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[André Rieu, Live In New York, "Amigos Para Siempre," castadiva777, YouTube]

"Amigos Para Siempre," or "Friends For Life," was the official theme song for the 1992 Olympic Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain.

The song, as performed by British Soprano Sarah Brightman and Spanish Tenor José Carreras during the closing ceremony, was scored by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  The lyrics were written by Don Black.

The beautiful rendition above was performed several years ago as part of a PBS Special entitled "Live At Radio City Music Hall."

It features several exceptionally gifted tenors and sopranos accompanied by the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Choir under the direction of Violinist and Dutch Maestro André Rieu.

The Tenors are L to R on stage: Thomas Greuel (Germany), Gary Bennett (Australia, Island of Tasmania), and Bela Mavrak (Austria/Serbia).

The Sopranos are L to R on stage: Carla Maffioletti (Brazil), Celine Saleh (France), and Suzan Erens (Netherlands).

Joining in the Finale is the sensational "Harlem Gospel Choir," (USA).

Enjoy.

Crossposted From "Deconstructing Political Spin" by hiddennplainsight
While March 17th is widely recognized as Saint Patrick's Day, an unofficial U.S. Holiday in celebration of Irish culture with religious connotations, it holds a much deeper meaning for me because it is the anniversary of the birth of my Husband.

He is a wonderfully intelligent, funny, talented, and supremely kind and compassionate man, with whom I've had the privilege of sharing countless moments, and memories, of joy and wonder.

Interspersed, of course, with (thankfully) considerably fewer periods of deep personal loss and pain--as in the death of our cherished Parents and extended family members, dear friends, and our beloved Dogs and Birds.

Words cannot convey how fortunate I am that my spouse chose to take his "life's journey" with me--he has been a "soul mate" and friend like no other.

I honestly cannot imagine what life would have been like, without him.

So, to "Mr M" I simply say:

"Thank you, I love you."

And in honor of your Special Day, here's one of your favorite songs with the English lyrics below.

"Amigos Para Siempre"

I don't have to say a word to you
You seem to know whatever mood
I'm going through
Feels as though, I've known you forever

You, can look into my eyes
And see the way I feel and how
The world is treating me
Maybe I have known you forever

Amigos para siempre
Means you'll always be my friend
Amigos para siempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me
Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world
Can warm my heart
Friends for life not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

We share memories, I won't forget
And we'll share more, my friend,
We haven't started yet
Something happens when we're together

When I look at you, I wonder why
There has to come
A time when we must say goodbye
I'm alive when we are together

Amigos para siempre
Means you'll always be my friend
Amigos para siempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me
Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world
Can warm my heart
Friends for life not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

When I look at you, I wonder why
There has to come
A time when we must say goodbye
I'm alive when we are together

Amigos para siempre
Means you'll always be my friend
Amigos para siempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me
Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world
Can warm my heart
Friends for life not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

Amigos para siempre
Means you'll always be my friend
Amigos para siempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre
Amigos para siempre

[Read more: Sarah Brightman - Amigos Para Siempre Lyrics | MetroLyrics]

Originally posted to Music City Mollie on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 06:13 PM PDT.

Also republished by Rebel Songwriters.

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