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"Where My Heart Will Take Me" is the main title song of Star Trek: Enterprise. Originally titled Faith of the Heart, it was written by Diane Warren and originally performed by Rod Stewart for the 1998 movie Patch Adams.

Song historyEdit

The version for Enterprise was performed by Russell Watson. It remains the only Star Trek theme song besides Star Trek: The Original Series that is not completely an instrumental, orchestral piece; the only theme to have sung lyrics; and is the only theme that is not a composition original to the franchise.

"Where My Heart Will Take Me" was played for the crew of the space shuttle Discovery as their morning wake-up call on 2 August 2005. [1] The song was also used as a wake-up call for the crew of the Endeavour during STS-118 on 9 August 2007. [2] The song was used again for the STS-125 Hubble Telescope repair crew on board Space Shuttle Atlantis on 24 May 2009. [3] In December 2014, Russell Watson recorded a special version of the song to help wake the New Horizons space probe from hibernation prior to the craft performing the first flyby of Pluto. [4]

LyricsEdit

It's been a long road, getting from there to here.
It's been a long time, but my time is finally near.
And I will see my dream come alive at last. I will touch the sky.
And they're not gonna hold me down no more, no they're not gonna change my mind.

Cause I've got faith of the heart.
I'm going where my heart will take me.
I've got faith to believe. I can do anything.
I've got strength of the soul. And no one's gonna bend or break me.
I can reach any star.
I've got faith.
I've got faith, faith of the heart.

Other versionsEdit

During previews for Enterprise on UPN, the song "Wherever You Will Go", performed by the musical group "The Calling", was played instead of the regular theme song.

A unique one-off instrumental version of the song "Where My Heart Will Take Me" plays over the closing credits of "Broken Bow".

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