Rock Ballad of The Week: XYZ “When I Find Love”

All alone I stand
Black and blue inside
Stranger on this land
Where dreams are known to hide
Does it matter now
Words we never meant
I saved my heart somehow
But I can’t forget

When I find love
I hope it to be a little like you
When I find love
When I open my eyes, whoa…
Let it be you

Evil clouds roll by
I made it through the rain
And I swear, I swear I’m gonna try
To carry on again, oh
If shooting stars don’t lie
You’ll come back to me
And I know, I know it’s in the sky
For us to see

When I find love
I hope it to be a little like you
When I find love
When I open my eyes, whoa…
When I find love

Ooh-ooh-ooh, yeah

Whoa, yeah, I saved my heart somehow
But I can’t forget

When I find love
I hope it to be a little like you
When I find love
When I open my eyes, whoa…

When I find love
I hope it to be a little like you
When I find love

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Written by Marc Douglas, Pat Fontaine, Thierry Ilous • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

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XYZ was originally created in Lyon (France) where Patt Fontaine and Terry Ilous were born and grew up. Then they moved to Los Angeles, and began a musical career in 1986. XYZ started off as the unofficial house band of “The Whisky A Go Go” nightclub in Los Angeles. The original members were Terry Ilous (vocals), Bobby Pieper (guitars), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Joey Pafumi (drums). A tour of the US with Enuff Z’Nuff and Alice Cooper followed the success of their 1989 Enigma released debut album, and they were signed by major label Capitol for their second.
The band played clubs throughout the mid 1980s and first got a record deal in 1989 with Don Dokken as their producer. Terry Ilous’s vocal style on the band’s first album was very similar to Dokken’s. Ilous and Fontaine then recruited Mark Diglio (guitars) and Paul Monroe (drums) to replace the departing Pieper and Pafumi, to record a debut album, produced by Don Dokken. The album was released in 1989 and contained the hits “Inside Out” and “What Keeps Me Loving You”. Videos for both songs received reasonable airplay; however, the album itself was not an overall success, managing to reach only No. 99 on the Billboard charts. A third single from the album, “Maggy” was used in the 1990 Dolph Lundgren movie I Come in Peace. The next album, Hungry, released in 1991, had even less commercial success—not charting at all. Diglio and Monroe left the band and were replaced by Tony Burnett and Joey Shapiro, respectively. After the next tour was finished, band members went separate ways once again. They reunited in 2002 with the lineup of Ilous, Fontaine, Tony Marcus, and Shapiro, and still perform to the present day.
*source: wikipedia
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