Aaliyah - Journey To The Past Lyrics

Heart, don't fail me now!
Courage, don't desert me!
Don't turn back now that we're here
People always say
Life is full of choices
No one ever mentions fear!
Or how a road can seem so long
How the world can seem so vast

Courage, see me through
Heart, I'm trusting you
On this journey to the past

Somewhere down this road
I know someone's waiting
Years of dreams
Just can't be wrong
Arms will open wide
I'll be safe and wanted
Finally home where I belong
Well, starting here, my life begins
Starting now, I'm learning fast

Courage, see me through
Heart, I'm trusting you
On this journey to the past

Heart, don't fail me now!
Courage, don't desert me!

Home, love, family
There was once a time
I must have had them too
Home, love, family
I will never be complete
Until I find you.

One step at a time
One hope, then another
Who knows where this road may go.
Back to who I was
On to find my future
Things my heart still needs to know

Yes, let this be a sign!
Let this road be mine!
Let it lead me to my past

Courage, see me through
Heart, I'm trusting you
To bring me home at last!

At last!

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Aaliyah Journey To The Past Comments
  1. Cutie Queenie

    We miss you sweet Aaliyah Can’t believe your gone😞🎀💕😭🎀


    Aaliyah ,I know your in Heaven & I miss u. If had the Speedforce & Superpowers....like Godspeed, Nora, Zoom, Flash, Reverse Flash & the Amazing Infinite Gauntlet/Battle Glove. I'd go back to the Timeline before u & Selena pasted away, too save & protect u both. So that you'd be here with me & everyone here on Mother Earth. ♡♡♡♡

  3. Dreamy DLove

    I'm a lifetime fan of AALIYAH and this is my first time hearing and seeing this she sung this so angelically. I'm sad that it seemed as if it were multiple hints that she was going to pass before she actually did. Smh

  4. Artican

    Starting now I'm learning fast. Back at home where I belong. Favorite lines

  5. Darren T

    Probably her best song she did tho I don’t like the way she is dressed in this video


    Darren T it’s not her song

  6. Gladiador Baiano

    Forever Aaliyah!

  7. It's Tylerpharrell

    This is soo much better than the crappy film version!!!!

  8. Charles Glaze


  9. Charles Glaze

    This song is so underated by our fellow AALIYAH FANS

  10. smitty smithers

    I never seen this video before where have I been all this time she's beautiful like it just came out today

  11. Sphe Ngcobo

    So beautiful 😍❤️

  12. Talia Seays

    Rip. Aaliyah. 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 will. Are. Miss. In. If. U. Are. In. Haven. I. Have. A. Best. Friend. Up. There. With. U. And. Miss. Her. So. Much.

  13. Ellirose Jackson

    Anastasia is my favourite film of all time, I’ve watched over at least 500 times and she wrote this song, literally melts my heart! 💗

  14. i.STiLL.FUNCTiON

    It's almost as if Aaliyah is singing this to us in her afterlife. Still can't believe she's gone.

  15. Jessie Blossom

    Woah, the nostalgia! I remember watching this over 20 years ago in the 90's. I loved Anastasia as a child, it was such a great movie. And Aaliyah was my girl. R.I.P 😇

  16. The One Who Knows

    Heartbreaking song :( gone too soon... RIP

  17. Royallamonique gsrsrxtct

    My best n highest path only anglic projection divine Arch intervention blocking all my enmies no interferences no collisions around my family there perfect highest anglic path no distractions

  18. Philip Jennelle

    If Aaliyah were still alive today she would be at the top of her game. I wish I could travel back in time to 2001 and tell Aaliyah not to get in that plane and the reasons why not too.

  19. seia89

    I remember when she passed my sister and I had a little funeral in our backyard and sang a Mormon hymn lol that’s gotta say something especially when I was 11 and my sister turning 10 ❤️

  20. Leeanne Ryda

    Came here to cleanse my ears from the mumble music nowadays

  21. Junior Galvão

    This song could be on the Spotify!!! I searched there, however I didn’t find 😢
    If anyone finds it, could share here

  22. All About E

    she was so beautiful and talented

  23. Shut up, Clara.

    She literally sounds like a Disney Princess here. 🥺😭

  24. That_Gurl_Keikei


  25. Mister C F

    RIP Aaliyah!

  26. Asia S M

    Thumbs up if you relaxed your hair and put side bangs in because if Aaliyah 😭

  27. Shy'Nyce Designs

    This my favorite song. I MISS MY BOO/ICON SOOOO MUCH💔❤❤❤

  28. Ashley Tae'lor

    Who came here after Verizon had the unlimited to Disney and now you drove because it's not there?

  29. Demetrice Bigelow

    She straight kills this song love her back vocals in the end 👏👏👏

  30. Elfego Chavez

    I love you

  31. Riri2Beauty beautifully

    Basically she's let us know that she's with #heavenlyfather THEM BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN GATES OPENED UP FOR AALIYAH, SELENA, LISA LEFT EYE

  32. Qwean'z Radio

    This is my FaV from her 🧡🧡

  33. Astacia Mckinnis

    She sounds like a angel, RIP Aaliyah Dana Houghton, we'll always love you

  34. Rachel Hernandez

    Who else cant hold there tears back 😭

  35. Dee Nagara

    When I first heard of her demise back in 2001, I just cried! RIP Aaliyah, hope that you are singing with Selena and Michael Jackson up there with love from Malaysia!!

  36. Love You More

    Miss you so much, Aaliyah. My heart is still broken. I grew up along with you, now 38, I'm grateful for your music and for having seen your beautiful soul through your voice. We were blessed to have you in our lifetime. Truly! Love you forever!

  37. I am Naya_islandgyalnika

    03:01 best part to me ❤️❤️❤️ RIP BABY GURL 🙏🏼✨

  38. Jakayima Batista

    Miguel Ángel Remón Ra Ra Ra :-)

  39. Emily Soto Perez

    😍😍😍 por siempre Aaliyah

  40. aaliyah Mendez

    Who's here in 2019👑😍one of my favorites from her that voice its so magical

  41. Devan Shepard

    I miss soundtrack songs like this. This really made my night

  42. Nemline Paul


  43. Stephaine Hawthorne

    I love this song great song she won and Oscar for this song so proud of her aaiyah u were wonful rip my sister for ever

  44. Stephaine Hawthorne

    My favorite song of 97

  45. Kanzaz Karma

    I miss you so much , today I cried and told you I’m so sorry you didn’t deserve to die the way you did I guess for the past few weeks I’ve been holding my tears back or could it be for the last 18 years once again Princess I hope you hear me I love you so much I’m so so so sorry I hope you’re singing and happy in heaven baby girl sleep well by Angel Aaliyah Dana Haughton.


    Kanzaz Karma 😘😘😘

  46. Yevgeny Reznikov

    This song takes me back to when my fiancé first passed away while pregnant with our child. I lost them both. I’ve been on a long road of mental illness, deep depression, drugs and alcohol. I’m trying my absolutely hardest just to live day by day without succeeding in somehow destroying myself beyond repair that results in my own death. Every now and then I manage to get ahold of myself to try and fight through this shit, cause as much as I hate to admit it I don’t think she would want this for me


    Yevgeny Reznikov courage ! You are not alone, stay strong, Im praying for you ❤️

  47. I am Naya_islandgyalnika

    02:04 Omg her angel sweet face I can't...
    Usually I don't care about the actors who play the role of a dead celebrity in a biopic

    But I just can't bear the thought of havin some actress playin Aaliyah

    It's simply IMPOSSIBLE That talent, that angelic perfect voice, those dance moves, her personnality and maturity ... We MISS you Angel RIP

  48. Trevy Is Famous

    Crazy, but I’ve never heard this song or seen this video before. 10/23/19

  49. R20

    I still got the Anastasia VHS tape with this music video in it after the end of the credits.

  50. Crystal Champion

    How did Aaliyah die


    Plane Crash

    Crystal Champion

    @R20 she was such a pretty girl

  51. Aissatou Barry

    RIP miss you

  52. Scott Dougherty


  53. Stephaine Hawthorne

    90s for ever and always she is one in. A millon for ever and always my. Sister for ever and always

  54. Stephaine Hawthorne

    My favorite song 97 in the house she was so wonful she had great style she w o n a award she was cool

  55. Crystal Champion

    Rip Aaliyah

  56. Royallamonique gsrsrxtct

    New colony .0 delete all threats from the enmy boomering effect no enmies .dhebfueidhd


    I think everyone misses her and I was born in 2001 and even I appreciate her music and I know my birth year was a unfortunate year for millions of people such as the horrible time of 9/11 and the horrible time where Aaliyah passed away. I honestly don't know if she passed away due to the 9/11 but it's possible since according to my Mother she died in a air plane crash so it's not entirely impossible that she passed away then. But all I can say is I hope an incident like that of 9/11 doesn't occur again.

  58. Lateshia Childs

    I just finished watching my Anastasia DVD and I love watching the ending credits to hear this song. I still have this video recorded on tape also.

  59. Courtney Scott

    This song reminds me of my beloved grandmother 😭☹♥️💐⚘🌹😘

  60. Lucas H.

    2:35 her voiceee❤❤

  61. Timileyin Destinee

    I am going on a journey to the past when Aaliyah was still with us😭😭😭 R.I.P princess miss you❤️💕

    Underneath The Stars

    Same, man. I'm a sobbing mess.

  62. Adrian Sandoval

    Whomever owns the rights to her music needs to get their shit together and put it out...

  63. Mercy Lawrence

    Anastasia was my favourite movie when I was a kid...I had no idea she sang an r&b version of this beautiful song...I just fell in love with her all over again...❤❤

  64. Lanetta & Aria Baby

    This is from my favorite movie as a kid.

  65. Lakeda Hughlett

    AALIYAH, LALA BROWN, LEFT EYE ,SELENA, ETC HEAVENLY FATHER SEE THE TRUTH BEFORE THEY GOT deceive THE industry music CHANGED SO MUCH MAN PRAY THAT they know even for the once that did wanna do such craziness better hope they saved KINGDOM COME BE HERE SOON FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL SEX WAS NATURAL BEAUTIFUL NOW WE BE DAMNEAR NUDE OR fake hair fake body etc

  66. Lakeda Hughlett


  67. Tee McClure

    2019 anyone?

  68. Chris Dorsey

    Beyoncé has nothing on her

  69. Mussa Sheila

    2019 still there

  70. Kaydence Patton


  71. Rajim Wakefield


  72. Peppermint Snowdrift

    I've been loving this song since I was in college (the 1990s).

  73. Billie Superstar

    🌬🎙🎚🎛🎶🎶🎙At laaaaaasssssssssstttttt aaah aaah aaasstttt I felt that note🎵🎵🎶🎶

  74. Bev Carr

    My childhood ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😢 R.I.P

  75. Lala 2pac's Apprentice

    *How ironic is the title to this song... RIP baby girl* 💔

  76. Noemy Sanchez

    I couldn't stop crying. Was too hard not to cry with such a beautiful song scenery n at the end. Thats where you are dear n sweet babygirl. Aaliyah always amazed me with all her music. Is been very hard days these passing days. This is so emotional n very touching to watch .I think this video is the one that hits me the most. She was so talented humble n clean and such a young pure soul. Had a sweet angelic voice. Voice of an angel. I can listen to her all day. Aaliyah precious n beautiful babygirl, I know your smiling bright n big up in heaven. You are always in my mind and heart!!! And your music still lives on n your love goes on and on. Rest peacefully. I love you n miss you always.

  77. najelam

    Will always love this song

  78. The Last Sifu

    There’ll never be another like her.

  79. Ladymaryann Sou

    Love this song she my first idol can’t believe she pass aways same day I flew back home here Alaska from LA found out by one my sister told me I broke down that night she got into a plane crush I was in shocked coming from the airport saw the news

  80. Rolly Espina

    no noise,only music from her voice💓

  81. Kaitlyn Dillon

    Her voice gave me chills💛

  82. Sinem Paydaş

    You're so beautiful I'm listening to you
    greetings from Turkey🌼 🇹🇷🇹🇷👏👏👏

  83. Yolanda Lopez

    I'm a nineteen baby and I loved Anastasia and did know Aaliyah sang this song. Wow! What a voice😥

  84. drine_the_ poet

    She was perfect for this song

  85. Nath C

    The run at 3:32 is divine ❤️

  86. TheStreamOfMaine

    So sad when the ones that made your childhood so memorable pass away😥😥

  87. Erin Threlkeld

    I want to name my two future daughters after Aaliyah and Anastasia


    That would be cool if they were twins!

  88. Markece Cowles

    My favorite song by her

  89. lovesme24

    beautiful voice

  90. FRAUD

    Literal Disney Princess Aaliyah.

  91. Talaysha Mariee


  92. Jane Bakari

    I can appreciate this song more now that I'm older.

  93. Lizzie

    Heart don't fail me now
    Courage don't desert me
    Don't turn back now that we're here
    People always say
    Life is full of choices
    No one ever mentions fear
    Or how the road can seem so long
    How the world can seem so vast
    Courage see me through
    Heart i'm trusting you
    On this journey to the past
    Somewhere down this road
    I know someone's waiting
    Years of dreams just can't be wrong
    Arms will open wide
    I'll be safe and wanted
    Finally home where I belong
    Well starting here my life begins
    Starting now I'm learning fast
    Courage see me through
    Heart I'm trusting you
    On this journey to the past
    Heart don't fail me now
    Courage don't desert me
    Home, love, family
    There was once a time
    I must've had them too
    Home, love, family
    I will never be complete until I find you
    One step at a time
    One hope then another
    Who knows where this road may go
    Back to who I was
    Onto find my future
    Things my heart still needs to know
    Yes, let this be a sign
    Let this road be mine
    Let it lead me to my past
    Courage see me through
    Heart I'm trusting you
    To bring me home
    At last
    At last

  94. You Can Call Me Al But don’t call me out

    This song was the first time I ever heard about Aaliyah (when the dvd of the movie Anastasia released a game, background of the movie, art, and the music) gosh it was so long ago, during that time technology wasn’t that advanced and Google wasn’t really known yet, so it was around the early 2000s and I always thought what ever happen to her (since she had a voice of an angel) and turned out she unfortunately passed away. I love this movie it shares a childhood memory also the song. Miss you Aaliyah, 18 years are so long❤️