"Believe" as written by Paul Michael Barry, Brian Thomas Higgins and Steve Torch....
No matter how hard I try
You keep pushing me aside
And I can't break through
There's no talking to you
It's so sad that you're leaving
It takes time to believe it
But after all is said and done
You're gonna be the lonely one

Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough

What am I supposed to do
Sit around and wait for you
Well I can't do that
And there's no turning back
I need time to move on
I need a love to feel strong
Cause I've got time to think it through
And maybe I'm too good for you

Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough

Well I know that I'll get through this
'Cause I know that I am strong
I don't need you anymore
I don't need you anymore
I don't need you anymore
No I don't need you anymore

Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough
Do you believe in life after love
I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think you're strong enough


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"Believe" as written by Paul Barry Steve Torch

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  • +3
    General Commentcher raises quite a poignant question in this song.

    do you believe in life after love?
    gazbutleron June 12, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYou reach out, they push away, you're patient with them... but maybe too patient. In the end, you realize that you deserve better than that and it's time to move on... even though you're scared and asking, "Is there life after love?", can you cope in a world without the one you once loved?

    That's what the song is about.
    funklesson January 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove this song! It's about empowerment after coming out of a relationship. No matter how much it hurt at first, you have to pick yourself up and move on, and realize that it is the other person's loss.
    babieemellyon September 05, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI adore this song! Good beat and the lyrics are really easy to go with, I especially like:

    "I need time to move on
    I need love to feel strong
    'Cause half the time I make it through
    And maybe I'm too good for you"

    xxx
    prettyinpunk8177on February 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFirst off D4MVP, Cher has been around since the 60's Madonna only since the 80's. If you want to go and diss the pop queen I would get your facts straight first.

    The lyrics are pretty much self-explanatory. Asking about life after love. Obviously it means the person was in a relationship that was loving and very meaningful and that relationship ends and thus person doesn't think they can survive life without the other
    cherry619on October 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty good. It is pretty self-explainitory. The video rocks too.
    Bonzaion May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow can you say that?
    it is a great song! sometimes one side break up while the other is still very much in love, and i'm sure it's not easy to get over(even tho i never felt that).
    michaelstepson July 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe part of this song that will redeem or permanently condemn it for me is this (I do not like the Vocoder effect and agree that she's way more talented than this song would indicate) ...

    Is she saying there is a voice in her head saying *she* is not strong enough, and she's trying to overcome it? Or is she telling the guy (who's going to "be the lonely one") he's not strong enough?

    If she's fighting some inner battle for self-esteem, then the song's pretty cool. If she's playing psych games trying to undermine a guy who's obviously decided to leave her, then it's garbage.
    EricTheReadon November 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song (to me anyway) is about how you love a guy but they love someone else and you know in your heart you have to move on. When it says 'what am I supposed to do? Sit around and wait for you?' That's about how he loves someone else and she can't just sit back and watch this. Then it says 'no matter how hard I try, you keep pushing me aside and I can't break through.' I think this means that she has tried time and time again to prove that she is a fun and good person, but he keeps going back to the other person no matter how hard she tries to make him see. Then it says 'there's no talking to you' which to me means that either they can't talk to each other or she's ignoring him. You're pretty much faced with a choice at this point; to strut away and try to rebuild your life after loving that person for so long or to stay and watch him be happy with someone else and continue to just be his friend. :(
    bvbarmyforeveron July 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionAnother deist Jam! Plain and simple
    Awakenedbloodon May 10, 2017   Link

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