Believe - The Polar Express

Believe
(Alan Silvestri
Glen Ballard)

Believe
by Alan Silvestri/Glen Ballard

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Believe ” is a song written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri and performed by Josh Groban. It is the first song to play during the credits of the film, right before the title song. Instrumental snippets of the song, composed by Alan Silvestri, play throughout the film. The song is featured on the film’s official soundtrack as the fourth track and on the official score as the twelfth and final track.
The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 77th Academy Awards and sung at the awards show by Josh Groban with Beyoncé Knowles. It gained a Grammy Award in 2006 for “Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media”, and a Golden Globe for the same category at the 62nd Golden Globe Awards.

Lyrics

Believe

Children sleeping
Snow is softly falling
Dreams are calling
Likes bells in the distance

We were dreamers
Not so long ago
But one by one
We all had to grow up

When it seems the magic slipped away
We find it all again on Christmas Day

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that’s playing

There’s no time to waste
There’s so much to celebrate

Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe

Trains move quickly
To their journey’s end
Destinations
Are where we begin again

Ships go sailing
Far across the sea
Trusting starlight
To get where they need to be

When it seems that we have lost our way
We find ourselves again on Christmas Day

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that’s playing
There’s no time to waste
There’s so much to celebrate

Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe

If you just believe
If you just believe
If you just believe

Just believe
Just believe

Songwriters: Alan Silvestri / Glen Ballard