It's funny you should ask that, Natasha because I've been wondering the same thing for a while. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to ask her last week but, if we don't find out by any other means, I will try do to so next time I see her.
Ok, so there is a difference. It was just a little weird hearing Sarah Brightman singing it a few years before Hayley did and then reading that Hayley co-wrote the song. Just didn't make any sense! lol. Thanks for pointing out the differences.
No, not really. Hayley did, afterall, write two original verses in the song, so it would be very appropriate to say she co-wrote it. Any original words put into any piece of literature is known as 'co-writing'. I like Hayley's version much better, any way.
Hayley's Realm: The Proud Blog in Support of Hayley
I have a question... slightly on-topic, slightly-off, I suppose.
The song on the UK version of the CD is not the same as the song on the US version, at least not in iTunes. This CD is years old, and I am just now noticing! Stranger, I must've had the US version at one time (because I purchased the CD through iTunes US), lost it in a computer crash, then acquired the UK version (when I re-purchased old music, must've bought that one), starting listening to it again, and never noticed the difference. (Unless the US version has changed in iTunes since the year it was released.)
Did anyone else notice the difference in instruments? The US version is faster. I think I prefer the slower UK one, but maybe it's just because I've been listening to it lately.