"Could It Be Magic?" as written by Adrienne Anderson and Barry Manilow....
Spirit move me every time I'm near you
Whirling like a cyclone in my mind
Sweet Melissa, angel of my lifetime
Answer to all answers I can find

Baby, I love you, come, come
Come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you

And, baby, I want you, now, now
Now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last?

Lady take me
Hight upon a hillside
High up where the stallion meets the sun
I could love you
Build my world around you
Never leave you 'till my life is done

Baby I love you come, come
Come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you
And baby I want you
Now, now, oh now, oh now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last
It could be magic
Come, come on, come on
Come oh come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you, all of you
Baby I want you
Now, now, oh now,oh now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last
Could it be magic
Come, come on, come on, come, oh come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you, all of you
Baby I want you
Now, now, oh now, oh now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last
Could it be magic
Come, come on, come on, come, oh come into my arms
Oh, let me know the wonder of all of you, all of you
Baby I want you
Now, now, oh now, now oh now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic


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"Could It Be Magic" as written by Barry Manilow Adrienne Anderson

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  • +1
    General CommentSome great piano in this song.
    beehauson December 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...passion...
    Arcadianon January 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis lyric is pure saccharine :)
    Still, the song it's ok for me when I'm just in the right mood... great piano melody and very dreamy.
    bJacobon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by Manilow when he was dating Melissa Manchester (which explains the Sweet Melissa line). He wrote the chorus and Adrienne Anderson re-wrote the verses. He wanted it to be his 'Hey Jude'
    LolaWonderon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUnfortunately, what is surely the best aspect of this Top 40 ditty, a worldwide smash hit, namely the melody, was lifted directly from Chopin: Opus 28, prelude #20. However, thieves, such as criminal art lovers, can at least be credited with having good taste.
    JSBachon October 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLet's not get so high and mighty please. Musicians get ideas from other musicians all the time, and the smart ones know how to incorporate them into their own work. It's what a good arranger does.
    angela1020on February 24, 2016   Link
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    General CommentAfter surviving my older Sister's obsession with Barry when I was a teen, I actually took my wife to see him about ten years ago when he brought his Vegas stage show to Portland for a charity concert at the Rose Garden(now the Moda Center). I actually got excited about it to the point of humorously shushing my wife when she said, "I can't hear him very well"(we were in the nose-bleed section as I bought, probably, the last two tickets available). I replied, "You don't need to hear him, It's Barry "freakin" Manilow!"
    As far as Barry "lifting" this song from Chopin, as suggested by JSBach earlier, Barry gave full credit to Chopin before he started playing the chords. As a musician, I have many influences(mostly hard rock) and I'm sure I've played a riff or two that sounds like something, someone else has done before. It's inevitable. I've even heard chord progressions that I came up with played by other recording artists. I don't think they were spying on me and stole my ideas. It's just bound to happen.
    joey503on July 02, 2016   Link

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