B i o g r a p h y
 (by Ed Hogan)

When Sade first came on the recording scene in the '80s, her record company, Epic, made a point of printing "pronounced shar-day" after her name on the record labels of her releases. Soon enough the world would have no problem in correctly pronouncing her name. Born Helen Folasade Adu in a village 50 miles from Lagos, the capitol of Nigeria, she was the daughter of an African father and an English mother. After her mother returned to England, Sade grew up on the North End of London. Developing a good singing voice in her teens, Sade worked part-time jobs in and outside of the music business. She listened to Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, and Billie Holliday. Sade studied fashion design at St. Martin's School of Art in London while also doing some modeling on the side. Around 1980, she started singing harmony with a Latin funk group called Arriva. One of the more popular numbers that the group would perform was a Sade original co-written with bandmember Ray St. John, "Smooth Operator," that would later become Sade's first stateside hit. The following year she joined the eight-piece funk band Pride as a background singer. The band included future Sade band members guitarist/saxophonist Stuart Matthewman (a key player in '90s urban soul singer Maxwell's success) and bassist Paul Denman. The concept of the group was that there could shoot-offs. In essence, a few members within the main group Pride formed mini-groups that would be the opening act. Pride did a lot of shows around London, stirring up record company interest. Initially, the labels wanted to only sign Sade, while the group members wanted a deal for the whole band. After a year, the other band members told Sade, Matthewman, and Denman to go ahead and sign a deal. Adding keyboardist Andrew Hale, the group signed to the U.K. division of Epic Records. Her debut album, Diamond Life (with overall production by Robin Millar), went Top Ten in the U.K. in late 1984. January 1985 saw the album released on CBS' Portrait label and by spring it went platinum off the strength of the Top Ten singles "Smooth Operator" and "Hang on to Your Love." Her third album, Promise (November 1985), featured "Never As Good As the First Time" and arguably her signature song, "The Sweetest Taboo," which stayed on the U.S. pop charts for six months. Sade was so popular that some radio stations reinstated the '70s practice of playing album tracks, adding "Is It a Crime" and "Tar Baby" to their play lists. In 1986, Sade won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Sade's third album was 1988's Stronger Than Pride and featured her first number one soul single "Paradise," "Nothing Can Come Between Us," and "Keep Looking." A new Sade album didn't appear for four years. 1992's Love Deluxe continued the unbroken streak of multi-platinum Sade albums, spinning off the hits "No Ordinary Love," "Feel No Pain," and "Pearls." While the album's producer Mike Pela, Matthewman, Denman, and Hale have gone on to other projects. The new millennium did spark a new scene for Sade. She issued Lovers Rock in fall 2000 and incoporated more mainstream elements than ever before. Debut single "By Your Side" was also a hit among radio and adult-contemporary listerners. The following summer, Sade embarked on her first tour in more than a decade, selling out countless dates across America. In early 2002, she celebrated the success of the tour by releasing her first ever live album and DVD, Lovers Live.




Diamond life
- 1984 -

Smooth Operator
Your Love Is King
Hang On To Your Love
Frankie's First Affair
When Am I Going To Make A Living
Cherry Pie
Sally
I Will Be Your Friend
Why Can't We Live Together

 


Promise
- 1985 -

Is It A Crime
The Sweetest Taboo
War Of The Hearts
You're Not The Man
Jezebel
Mr. Wrong
Punch Drunk (Instrumental)
Never As Good As The First Time
Fear
Tar Baby
Maureen

 


Stronger than pride
- 1988 -

Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Paradise
Nothing Can Come Between Us
Haunt Me
Turn My Back On You
Keep Looking
Clean Heart
Give It Up
I Never Thought I'd See The Day
Siempre Hay Esperanza (Instrumental)


Love deluxe
- 1992 -

No Ordinary Love
Feel No Pain 
I Couldn't Love You More
Like A Tattoo
Kiss Of Life
Cherish The Day
Pearls
Bullet Proof Soul
Mermaid (Instrumental)

 

Lovers Rock
- 2000 -

By Your Side
Flow
King Of Sorrow
Somebody Already Broke My Heart
All About Our Love
Slave Song
The Sweetest Gift
Every Word
Immigrant
Lovers Rock
It's Only Love That Gets You Through

 

 

Soldier of love
- 2010-02-08 -

The moon and the sky
Soldier of Love
Morning Bird
Baby Father
Long hard road
Be that easy
Bring me home
In another time
Skin
The safest place

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Please send me someone to love
Mum

 

 


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Diamond life

Smooth Operator

He's laughing with another girl
And playing with another heart
Placing high stakes, making hearts ache
He's loved in seven languages
Jewel box life diamond nights and ruby lights, high in the sky
Heaven help him, when he falls 
Diamond life, lover boy
He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy
City lights and business nights
When you require streetcar desire for higher heights 

No place for beginners or sensitive hearts
When sentiment is left to chance
No place to be ending but somewhere to start 

No need to ask
He's a smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator 

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale 

Face to face, each classic case
We shadow box and double cross
Yet need the chase 

A license to love, insurance to hold
Melts all your memories and change into gold
His eyes are like angels but his heart is cold 

No need to ask
He's a smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator 

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale 

Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator 

Your Love Is King

Your love is king
Crown you with my heart
Your love is king
Never need to part
Your kisses ring
Round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
Tearing the very heart of me
I'm crying out for more 

Your love is king
Crown you with my heart
Your love is king
You're the ruler of my heart
Your kisses ring
Round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
I'm crying out for more
Your love is king 

I'm coming on
I'm coming
You're making me dance
Inside 

Your love is king
Crown you with my heart
Your love is king
Never need to part
Your kisses ring
Round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
Tearing the very heart of me
I'm crying out for more 

Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
I'm crying out for more
Your love is king 

This is no
Blind faith
This is no
Sad or sorry dream
This is no
Blind faith 

Your love, your love is real
(your love is king)
Gotta crown me with your heart
(your love is king)
Never never need to part
(your love is king)
Touch me
(your love is king)
never letting go
(your love is king)
Your Love is King
never letting go
(your love is king)
never gonna give it up
(your love is king)
I'm comming
(your love is king)
making me dance 

Hang On To Your Love

In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love 

Take time if you're down on luck
It's so easy to walk out on love
Take your time if the going gets tough
It's so precious 

So if you want it to get stronger
You'd better not let go
You gotta hold on longer
If you want your love to grow 

Gotta stick together
Hand in glove
Hold tight, don't fight
Hang on to your love 

In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love 

Be brave when the journey is rough
It's not easy when you're in love
Don't be ashamed when the going gets tough
It's not easy don't give up 

If you want it to get stronger
You'd better not let go
You gotta hold on longer
If you want your love to grow 

Gotta stick together
Hand in glove
Hold tight, don't fight
Hang on to your love 

In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love 

Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa)
Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa) 

Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa)
Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa) 

So if you want it to get stronger
You'd better not let go
You gotta hold on longer
If you want your love to grow 

Gotta stick together
Hand in glove
Hold tight, don't fight
Hang on to your love 

In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love 

When you find a love (to your love)
Don't let it walk away
When you find your love (to your love)
You've got to make it stay (hang on) 

Hang on to your love
Don't let it walk away
When you find your love
Got to make him stay 

You've got to hang on to your love (to your love)
You've got to hang on to your love (to your love)
Why are you walking away (why are you walking away) 
Why do you play these games (play these games)
Da da da dee dee da (to your love), da da da dee dee da, daaa (to your love)
Da da da dee dee da (to your love), da da da dee dee da, daaa (to your love) Hang on to your love 

Frankie's First Affair

Frankie, didn't I tell you
You've got the world
In the palm of your hand
Frankie, didn't I tell you they're running
At your command 

You know the tricks
As if they're your invention
It wasn't your intemntion
Frankie to fall in the trap you made 

Oohh it's a crying shame, Mmm
You left a trail of destruction
Heart breaker you know now
They really did care cause it's your first affar 

Frankie, didn't I tell you that the lion
Would come in for the kill
Frankie, didn't I say he had power
Over your sweet skill 

So where is the laughter
You spat right in their faces
Didn't I tell you frankie
That you might run out of races 

Oohh it's a crying shame, Mmm
You couldn't win the game
Heart breaker this time (this time)
It's your first affar 

Frankie, frankies first affair (it's your turn to cry)
Frankie, frankies first affair
It's your turn to cry 

It's a crying shame
Heartbreaker
You know now they really did care
Cause it's your first affair 

Frankie, frankies first affair
Frankie, frankies first affair 

wha da an dee da do, wha da an dee da do
(It's your turn to cry it's your turn to cry) wha da an dee da do, wha da an dee da do
(It's your turn to cry it's your turn to cry) 

Don't you realise they really really really did care
The parties over
Now you discover
It's your turn to cry 

And don't you realise
Ooh, it's the toughest thing, yes it is, yes it is
The party's over, it's your turn to cry 

wha da an dee da do, wha da an dee da do
Mmmmm
wha da an dee da do, wha da an dee da do
It's your first affair 



When Am I Going To Make A Living

When am I gonna make a living
Ooh it's gonna take a while before I give in
See the people fussing and thieving
While is sharks are wheeling and dealing 

Got to wake up and tell yourself
There's no end to what you can do
They'll waste your body and soul
If you allow them to 

This is the time
To start believing in yourself
Put the blame on no one else 

When am I gonna make a living
Ooh it's gonna take a while before I give in
See the people fussing and stealing
Too many lies no one is achieving 

Haven't I told you, before
We're hungry for a life we can't aford
There's no end to what you can do
If you give yourself a chance ,to prove 

We're hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
We're Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in 

Ooh there's no end to what we can do
They'll waste your body and soul if you allow them to
Ooh start believing in yourself
Put the blame on no one else 

When am I gonna make a living
Ooh it's gonna take a while before I give in
I'm sick and tired of scratching a living
I'm hungry but I'm not gonna give in 

Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we're gonna win 

Cherry Pie

Got to find out what I meant to you
You're the one who broke my heart
Got to find out what I meant to you
You're the one who broke my heart 

When I met you boy
You were as sweet as cherry pie
That smile in your eye
You were as wild as friday night 

I should have known
However hard you tried
Change would come and strangle it
It was bound to die 

You were sweet as cherry pie
Wild as friday night
Sweet as cherry pie
Wild as Friday night 

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Gotta find out what I meant to you
Oh Boy 

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Where were you just when I needed you

You gave me your soul
For at least a day
Listen boy there was a time
When I wanted you to stay 

You knew the cost
It's you who's gonna pay
I'm stronger now I loved you then
I ask you anyway 

You were sweet as cherry pie
Wild as friday night
Sweet as cherry pie
Wild as friday night 

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Where were you just when I needed you
Boy 

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Ooh I needed you 

Baa do do do do, do do, baa do do do
Baa do do do do, baa do do do 

Baa do do do do, do do, baa do do do
Baa do do do do, baa do do do 

You were the only one you were the only one
You're a son of a gun
You were the only one you were the only one
Oh Boy, you broke my heart 

Sweet as cherry pie
Sweet as cherry pie 

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Gotta find out what I meant to you
Oh Boy 

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Where were you just when I needed you
Gotta find out what I meant to you
Boy 

Doo doop doo doop
Doo doop doo doop
Doo doop doo doop
doo doo doop doop doop
doo doo doop doop doop
Where were you when I needed you 

You were the only one you were the only one
ooh, son of a gun
You were the only one
I'm feeling stronger now I loved you then
So I ask you anyway 

Gotta find out what I meant to you
(sweet as cherry pie) You broke my heart
(sweet as cherry pie)
Gotta find out what I meant to you
You tease me 

You were the only one you were the only one
(as cherry pie)
Son of a gun
You were the only one you were the only one 



Sally

Sally You opened out your arms
To all those young men
And girl you had room
For every one of them 

You're the only girl
on bowery and third
Sure as hell you're the one
who cared 

So put your hands together for sally
She saved all those young men
Put your hands together for sally
She's the one who cared for them 

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world one angry day, in new york 

Take a look at dave he was once seventeen
Zoot suit and shinny shoes
He ran around town
and through his methylated laughter
Most of his memories drowned
But he remembers what his mommy use to shout
She used to shout
One day surely son
The streets are gonna tire you out 

So put your hands together for sally
She's the one who cared for him
Put your hands together for sally
She was there when his luck was running thin

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world, one angry day, in new york 

Tommy had a wife and family
But the needle came between the love and the hard times
Thank God for sally
She was there through the misery
Just a place to lay his head
Just about better off than dead 

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world, one angry dame 

Vince came up from the country
Couldn't even find himself a room
Thinking about his babies
That's further away than the moon 

With no money but his pride in his pocket
There's really no way he can go home
There's a picture of his woman in his locket
Most of all he doesn't want to be alone 

So put your hands together for sally
She's the one who cared for him
Put your hands together for sally
She was there when his luck was running thin 

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world, one angry day, in new york 

I Will Be Your Friend

I know that lately
Things haven't been so good
I always said
If I could ever help you I would 

Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I love you
For a thousand years
Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I'm here
To wipe away the tears 

I will be your friend till the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile 

When your fallin apart
I pick up each piece
Build a wall around your dreams 

The punches to your heart
Melt away when you never thought they'd heal
So trust in me
These are the words I tattoo on you
If hercules can pick you up
I will I really am true 

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile 

Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I love you
For a thousand years
Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I'm here
To wipe away the tears 

You've got so much to give
I'll tell you just when you need to know
Get out and live
Pick you up when you're feeling low 

So here's my hand
Trust in me I really am true
You've got to understand
There's nothing
I wouldn't do 

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile 

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile 

You've got so much to give
Ooh Ooh ooh Ooh
Get out and live
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh 

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile 

The Punches to your heart
When your falling apart.. 

Why Can't We Live Together

Tell me why tell me why tell me why
Umm why can't we live together
Tell me why tell me
Umm why can't we live together 

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together 

No more war no more war no more war
Umm just a little peace
No more war no more war all we want
Is some peace in this world 

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together 

No matter no matter what color
Umm you are still my brother
I said no matter no matter what color
Umm you are still my brother 

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together 

Everybody wants to live
Everybodys got to be together
Ooh everybody wants to live
Everybody's got to be together 

Ooh Ooh laaa laa laa laa
Everybodys got to be together
Everybody wants to be together 

I said no matter no matter what color
Umm you are still my brother
I said no matter no matter what color
You are still my brother 

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together 

Goitta live together
Together!

Promise

Is It A Crime

It may come, it may come as some surprise
but I miss you
I could see through, all of your lies
But I stll miss you
He takes her love, but it doesn't feel like mine
He tastes her kiss, her kisses are not wine, they're not mine 
He takes, but surely she can't give what I'm feeling now
She takes, but surely she doesn't know how 

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
That I still want you
And I want you to want me too 

My love is wider, wider than vitoria lake
My love is taller, taller than the empire state 

It dives and it jumps and it ripples like the deepest ocean
I can't give you more than that, surely you want me back 

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
That I still want you
And I want you to want me too 

My love is wider than vitoria lake
Taller than the empire state
It dives and it jumps
I can't give you more than that, surely you want me back 

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
That I still want you
And I want you to want me too 

It dives and it jumps
And it ripples like the deepest Ocean
I can't give you more than that
Surely you want me back 

Tell me
Is it a crime 

The Sweetest Taboo

If I tell you
If I tell you now
Will you keep on
Will you keep on loving me
If I tell you
If I tell you how I feel
Will you keep bringing out the best in me 

You give me, you give me the sweetest taboo
You give me, you're giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me 

There's a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There's a quiet storm
That is you
There's a quiet storm
And it never felt this hot before
Giving me something that's taboo
(Sometimes I think you're just too good for me) 

You give me the sweetest taboo
That's why I'm in love with you
You give me the sweetest taboo
Sometimes I think you're just too good for me 

I'd do anything for you, I'd stand out in the rain
Anything you want me to do, don't let it slip away 

There's a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There'a a quiet storm
I think it's you
There'a a quiet storm
And I never felt this hot before
Giving me something that's taboo 

You give me the sweetest taboo
That's why I'm in love with you
You give me, you're giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me 

You've got the biggest heart
Sometimes I think you're just too good for me
Every day is Christmas, and every night is new years eve 

Will you keep on loving me
Will you keep on, will you keep on
Bringing out the best in me 

War Of The Hearts

I could aim
But I could not fire
Got a bullet to spare
To kill my desire 

Who's calling the shots
One of us must make the Peace
To have or to have not
The fire has got to cease 

I'm loaded
Don't know where to point this thing
It's a sin
How we hit where it hurts 

Who's calling the shots
One of us must end this masquerade
To have or to have not
Let's heal the wounds that we've made 

It'a a war of the heart (it's a war of the heart)
It's a war of the heart 

Got a bullet to space, don't wanna send it your way 

Who's calling the shots
One of us, must make the peace
To have or to have not
The fire has got to cease 

It'a a war of the heart (it's a war of the heart)
It's a war of the heart 

I'm loaded
Don't know where to point this thing
(it's a sin) It's a sin
How we hit where it hurts (where it hurts) 

One of us
Gotta end this masquerade
Got to heal the wounds that we've made
I've got a bullet to spare
Don't want to send it your way
If you want to end it
If you want to end it just say 

It'a a war of the heart (it's a war of the heart)
It's a war of the heart 

(Got to end this masqurade) 

I've got a bullet to spare
Don't want to send it your way
If you want to end it
If you want to end it just say 

It'a a war of the heart
It's a war of the heart
It'a a war of the heart 

You're Not The Man

You're not the man who gave me everything
I've ever wanted 

You're not the man
Who stepped inside my life
And haunted every, every day 

You're not the man
Who said he'd never leave
Couldn't breathe
And could not sleep without me 

This was someone who you left behind
A long time ago 

You're not the man
Who would bleed for me
But never shed a tear
You're not the one
Said he'd always be near 

You're not the man
Who threw me a lifeline
And you're not the man
I am so proud to call mine 

And you're not the one
Who said he'd never leave
The one who made me believe in me
That was someone who could do no wrong
But you lost him 

You're not the man
Who would bleed for me
But never shed a tear
You're not the one
Who said he'd always, always, always be here
said he'd always always be near 

But don't get me wrong
Although it seems sad
It's not all bad
You see
I'm not the little girl I use to be 

You're not the man
Not the one
Who said he'd always, always, always be near 

He was everything you see
He made me believe in me
Said he'd alway always always be here 



Jezebel

Jezebel wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth
She probably had less than every one of us
But when she knew how to walk she knew
How to bring the house down
Can't blame her for her beauty
She wins with her hands down 

Jezebel, what a belle
Looks like a princess in her new dress
How did you get that
Do you really want to know, she said
It would seem she's on her way
It's more, more than just a dream
She put on her stockings and shoes
Had nothing to lose - she said it was worth it 

Reach for the top
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine 

Jezebel Jezebel
Won't try to deny where she came from
You can see it in her pride
And the raven in her eyes
Try show her a better way
She'll say you don't know what you've been missing
And by the time she blinks you know she won't be listening 

Reach for the top she said
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine 

Mr. Wrong

He don't care
Where he's been playing
He doesn't hear
A word she's saying
She's a fancy girl
So why's she staying
Hanging on for mr. wrong 

He doesn't show her that he needs her
She doesn't know his love's a liar
She'a a fancy girl - got to be strong
Say so long - mr. wrong 

Get out on your own girl
Show him how
You can be strong girl
You don't need him now
Run away, pretty girl
Say so long - mr. wrong 

Run away
Bye bye 

Never As Good As The First Time

Good times they come and they go
Never going to know
What fate is going to blow
You're way just hope it feels right
Sometimes it comes and it goes
You take it ever so slow
And then you lose it, then it flows right to you 

So we rely on the past
Special moments that last
Were they as tender as we dare to remember
Such a fine time as this
What could equal the bliss
The thrill of the first kiss
It'll blow right to you 

It's never as good as the first time
Never as good as the first time 

Good times they come and they go
Never going to know
It's like the weather
One day chicken next day feathers
The rose we remember
The thorns we forget
We'd love and leave
We never spend a minute on regret 

It is a possibility
The more we know the less we see
Second time, second time is not quite what it seems
Natural as the way we came to be
Second time won't live up to the dream 

It's never as good as the first time
Never as good as the first time

Natural as the way we came to be
Second time won't live up to the dream
Natural as the way we came to be
Second time is not quite what it seemed 

It's never
As good as the first time
As the first time (Never as good as the first time)
The First time 

Natural as the way we came to be
Second time won't live up to the dream
Natural as the way we came to be
Second time is not quite what it seemed 

It's never
As good as the first time
As the first time (never as good as the first time)
The first time 

Fear

Blue is the color of the red sky
Will he, will he come home tonite
Blue is the color that she feels inside
Matador, I can't hide my fear anymore 

Azul es el color del rojo cielo
volvera volvera a mi esta noche
Azul es el color que siente a dentro
matador no puedo esconder mi temor 

Can she tame the beast that is her fear
puede domar la fiera que es su temor
Waiting for her matador
Will they bring the bad news 

Blue is the color that she feels inside
Matador I can't hide my fear anymore 

Azul es el color del rojo cielo
volvera, volvera a mi esta noche
Azul es el color que siente a dentro
Matador no puedo esconder mi temor 



Tar Baby

Granma came to see
Something she could not believe
How could her girl be
So naive 

Tar baby, tar baby told
The secret she conceived 

That big old smile of yours
Could turn the wind into a song
How could I have doubted
Honey it's with me you belong 

Tar baby, tar baby
I love you so 

Like a brand new blade
You cut into my life
Cut through two decades
Like a hot coal on ice 

Tar baby, my tar baby
It maybe was meant to be
When I look at you
I can't believe my eyes 

And with your magic
I think you just might charm the birds out of the sky 

Tar baby, tar baby, tar baby
Came good out of grief 

A golden thread inside of the web
That I got caught in
Oh, it's a lover's revenge, but out of the pain
Come the best things you see 

You cut into my life You cut into my life (baby baby baby baby don't you know that) You cut into my life (I love you) You cut into my life 

La la la la la ooh
You can turn the wind into a song
La la la la la baby baby baby
It's with me you belong 

Maureen

Maureen
It's hard to explain
I'm never going to see you again
And you'll never meet my new friends 

Maureen, I miss you
I just can't explain
I'm never going to see you again
I wish you could meet my new friends 

Walking along the subway listening to
Loving you is easy acapella
You were a souped-up car in that rent-a-go-kart town
And I miss you, Maureen 

We're as thick as thieves 

Maureen maureen
Remember when my mother said to me
Sade don't you come home to late
Till you're back I stay awake 

And maureen
With the boys you could tell at a glance
You'd say he looks good
Let'd hope he can dance
Wicky wacky party to the.. 

Where are we going tonight
And what will you be wearing
Shone like a souped-up car in that rent-a-go-kart town
And I miss you maureen, I miss you girl 

You were my best friend
I'm never going to see you again, maureen
And you'll never meet my new friends
You really were a pearl in my world, maureen 

Maureen
It's hard to explain
You'll never call round to see me again
You'll never meet my new friends 

Never meet my new friends
Never meet my new friends
Never meet my new friends

Stronger than pride

Love Is Stronger Than Pride

I won't pretend that I intend to stop living
I won't pretend I'm good at forgiving
But I can't hate you
Although I have tried
Mmmmm 
I still really really love you
Love is stronger than pride
I still really really love you
Mmmmm 

I won't pretend that I intend to stop living
I won't pretend I'm good at forgiving
But I can't hate you
Although I have tried
Mmmmm 

I still really really love you
Love is stronger than pride
I still really really love you
Mm mm mm mm mm 

Sitting here wasting my time
Would be like
Waiting for the sun to rise
It's all too clear things come and go
Sitting here waiting for you
Would be like waiting for winter
It's gonna be cold
There may even
Be snow 

I still really really love you
Love is stronger than pride
I still really really love you
Love is stronger
I still really really love you
Love is stronger than pride 

Paradise

I'd wash the sand off the shore
Give you the world if it was mine
Blow you right to my door
Feels fine 

Feels like
You're mine
Feels right
So fine
I'm Yours
You're mine
Like Paradise 

I'd give the world if it was mine
Feels fine 

Feels like
You're mine
I'm Yours
So fine
Like Paradise 

I'd wash the sand off the shore
Give you the world if it was mine
Blow you right to my door
Feels fine 

Feels like
You're mine
Feels right
So fine
I'm Yours
You're mine
Like Paradise 

Oooh what a life
Oooh what a life
Oooh what a life
Oooh what a life 

I wanna share my life
Wanna share my life with you
Wanna share my life 

I wanna share my life
Wanna share my life with you
Wanna share my life 

Oooh what a life
Like paradise 

Nothing Can Come Between Us

I always hope that you remember
We'll never really learn the meaning of it all
What we have is strong and tender
So hold on
In the middle of the madness
When the time is running out and you're left alone
All I want is you to know that
It's strong still
Can't pull us apart 

Nothing can come
Between us
Nothing can pull us apart
Can come
Between us 

I always hope that you remember
What we have is strong and tender
In the middle of the madness
Hold on 

So it truly is a good thing
And I always wanted you to know
There is always this
And this is everlasting
Hold on 

It's about faith
It's about trust, yeah yeah
It's about faith
It's about trust 

Nothing can come
Nothing can come
Nothing can come between us
Nothing can come
Nothing can come
Nothing can come between us 

Can come
Can tear
Can pull
Us apart 

Can come
Can tear
Can pull
Us apart 

Haunt Me

Haunt me
In my dreams
If you please
You're breath is with me now and always
It's like a breeze 

So should you ever doubt me
If it's help that you need
Never dare to doubt me 

And if you want to sleep
I'll be quiet
Like an angel
As quiet as your soul could be
If you only knew
You had a friend like me 

So should you ever doubt me
If it's help that you need
Never dare to doubt me 

Turn My Back On You

To turn my back on you
Now would I turn my back on me
To turn my back on you
Now would I turn my back on me 

No (don't say) I'm not gonna turn my back on you
You know I'll never let you down (ah ha)
No way
I'll never let you down
I'll never let you down, no way 

Try to tell you that it's alright
Ooo I'm not playing
You are my religion 

To turn my back on you
Now would I turn my back on me
To turn my back on you
Now would I turn my back on me 

No (don't say) I'm not gonna turn my back on you
You know I'll never let you down (ah ha)
No way
I'll never let you down
I'll never let you down, no way 

Try to tell you that it's alright
Ooo I'm not playing
You are my religion 

To turn my back on you
Now would I turn my back on me
To turn my back on you
Now would I turn my back on me 

Keep Looking

Some will tell you that you're wrong
You do it all the wrong way
Some will tell you that you're wrong
That you don't know the way 

They enjoy cheapness
Don't show your weakness
Don't let them bother you no
They enjoy the cheapness
Don't show your weakness
Oh no 

It's no use sitting down
Don't walk round with a frown
Oh no (aah) keep looking
It's no use sitting around
With your head in your hands
Oh no keep looking 

Say let my life alone 

Some will tell you that you're wrong
You do it all the wrong way
Some will tell you that you're wrong
That you don't know the way 

They enjoy cheapness
Don't show your weakness
Don't let them bother you no
They enjoy the cheapness
Don't show your weakness
Oh no 

It's no use sitting down
Don't walk round with a frown
Oh no (aah) keep looking
It's no use sitting around
With your head in your hands
Oh no keep looking 

Oooh
Aah
Keep looking
Oooh
Aah
Keep looking 

Don't lay awake at night
Thinking about your worries
Thinking about your problems
Don't lay awake at night
Thinking about your worries
Keep looking
Don't lay awake at night
Thinking about your problems
Thinking about your troubles
Don't lay awake at night
Thinking about your problems
Keep looking 

Keep looking 

If you never let it show
They're never gonna know
Aah Aah
Keep looking 

If you never let it show
They're never gonna know
Aah Aah
Keep looking 

Clean Heart

Clean heart
Clean and sharp
Clean dream
Bad start 

He loved his brother and his sister
Luke and tony called him mister
They made him feel much more
Like a man
He loved his daddy though he never told him
And he loved his mother
He loved
He loved her like an italian 

Little jane said, you look so fine
So fine
Something in his smile
Made them feel like strangers
And then he straightened his belt
With a lover's touch
And he said I'm gonna bring home
The things that are out of your clutch 

Seemed like the hottest night in summer
A heat that makes you feel like dying 

Somewhere in the next block
There was a baby crying
Finger on the trigger for the years to come 

Finger on the trigger for the years to come 

And as the moon slid up over the restless streets
Sirens mocking and people stop to see
Their greedy eyes don't realise
He's someone else's son
Finger on the trigger for the years to come 

Finger on the trigger for the years to come 



Give It Up

Tell me the secrets of your soul
Give it up and let go 

Give it up
Give it all
Give it up
Give it all
Give it up
Give it all
Give it up
Give it all 

I give you it all
I couldn't give you more if I tried
I give you my love
I give you everything I feel inside
I give you my life
It isn't a lie
I tell only the truth
I give you my love
I think I'd even die with you 

Surrender your love
Surrender your love to me
Surrender your love
Surrender your love to me 

Tell me the secrets of your soul
Give it up and let go 

I give you my love
Couldn't give you more if I tried
I give you it all
I give you everything I feel inside
I give you my life
It isn't a lie
I tell only the truth
I give you my love
I think I'd even die for you 

Surrender your love
Surrender your love to me
Surrender your love
Surrender your love to me 

Give it up
Give it all
Give it up
Give it all
Give it up
Give it all
Give it up
Give it all 

I Never Thought I'd See The Day

You shed a shaddow on my life
Shed a shaddow on a love
Took the shelter out of my life
Took the shelter of a lie 

I couldn't see it in your restless eyes
The truth I was hiding
The truth you could not disguise 

But I never thought I'd see the day
I knew I'd need a miracle to make you stay
I knew
I needed
A miracle
And I never thought I'd see the day 

You put a shaddow on a love
Took a shelter of a lie
Took the shelter out of my life

I wish you could shelter me
Shelter me now
I need a miracle
And I never thought I'd see the day

Love deluxe

No Ordinary Love

I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love 
Didn't I tell you
What I believe
Did somebody say that
A love like that won't last
Didn't I give you
All that I've got to give baby 

I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love 

I keep crying
I keep trying for you
There's nothing like you and I baby 

This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love 

When you came my way
You brightened every day
With your sweet smile 

Didn't I tell you
What I believe
Did somebody say that
A love like that won't last
Didn't I give you
All that I've got to give baby 

This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love 

I keep crying
I keep trying for you
There's nothing like you and I baby 

This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love 

Keep trying for you
Keep crying for you
Keep flying for you
Keep flying I'm falling 

I'm falling 

Keep trying for you
Keep crying for you
Keep flying for you
Keep flying for you I'm falling
I'm falling 

Feel No Pain

Mamma been laid off
Pappa been laid off
My brother's been laid off
For more than two years now
Ooh can't get a job
Billy can't get a job
Ooh they gotta listen to the blues 

Help them to strive
Help them to move on
Help them to have some future
Help them to live long
Help them to live life
Help them to smile
Don't let them stay home and listen to the blues 

Pappa been laid off
Mamma been laid off
Billy can't get a job
For too long too long
Don't let them lose
We gotta give them a chance
It's gonna come back on everyone
If you don't make them dance
Don't let them stay home and listen to the blues 

There's nothing sacred (why why why))
breathing hatred
We have to face it (why why why)
No one can take it
And feel no pain 

Mamma been laid off
Pappa been laid off
My brother's been laid off
For more than two years now
Ooh can't get a job
Billy can't get a job
Ooh they gotta listen to the blues 

Help them to strive
Help them to move on
Help them to have some future
Help them to live long
Help them to live life
Help them to smile
Don't let them stay home and listen to the blues 

One day we're gonna wake up
And the ghetto's all around
All over my friend
Have you ever seen a man break down 

Do you know how that feels
To walk the streets with your head held high
Why, why, why
Oh Lord, have mercy
Did you ever see a man break down 

There's nothing sacred
Breathing hatred
We have to face it
No one can take it (how can they take that much)
And feel no pain 

Ooh did you ever see a man break down 

I Couldn't Love You More

I couldn't love you more
If time was running out
Couldn't love you more
Oh right now baby 

Take me by the hand come on
Be my darling be the one
I wouldn't want to lay or ever love with another
If everyone in the world
Could give me what I wanted
I wouldn't want for more than I have
I couldn't love you more if I tried 

I couldn't love you more boy
I couldn't love you more boy 

'cos darling I'm on your side
I really am on your side
My love I'm on your side
Oh right now baby 

I couldn't love you more boy
Stay exactly how you are
I couldn't love you more boy
Couldn't love you more
I couldn't love you more boy
Stay exactly how you are
I couldn't love you more boy
Couldn't love you more 

If everyone in the world
Would give me their treasure
I would not want for more
Than I have right now 

Like A Tattoo

He told me sweet lies of sweet love
Heavy with the burden of the truth
And he spoke of his dreams
Broken by the burden
Broken by the burden of his youth
Fourteen years he said
I couldn't look into the sun
She saw him laying at the end of my gun
Hungrey for life
And thirsty for the distant river
I remember his hands
And the way the mountains looked
The light shot diamonds from his eyes
Hungry for life
And thirsty for the distant river
Like the scar of age
Written all over my face
The war is still raging inside of me
I still feel the chill
As i reveal my shame to you
I wear it like a tattoo
I wear it like a tattoo
I wear it like a tattoo 



Kiss Of Life

There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly led me to you
Look at the sky
It's the color of love
There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly came down from above
He led me to you
He led me to you 

He built a bridge to your heart
All the way
How many tons of love inside
I can't say 

When I was led to you
I knew you were the one for me
I swear the whole world could feel my heartbeat
When I lay eyes on you
Ay ay ay
You wrapped me up in
The color of love 

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of Life
You gave me the kiss that's like
The kiss of life 

Wasn't it clear from the start
Look the sky is full of love
Yeah the sky is full of love
He built a bridge to your heart
All the way
How many tons of love inside
I can't say 

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of Life
You gave me the kiss that's like
The kiss of life 

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of Life
You gave me the kiss that's like
The kiss of life 

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of Life
You gave me the kiss that's like
The kiss of life 

You wrapped me up in the color of love
Must have been an angel come down from above
Giving me love yeah
Giving me love yeah 

You gave me the kiss of life
Kiss of Life
You gave me the kiss of life
The kiss of life 

Cherish The Day

You're ruling the way that I move
And I breathe your air
You only can rescue me
This is my prayer 

If you were mine
If you were mine
I wouldn't want to go to heaven 

I cherish the day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
You won't catch me running
You're ruling the way that I move
You take my air 

You show me how deep love can be 

You're ruling the way that I move
And I breathe your air
You only can rescue me
This is my prayer 

I Cherish the Day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
You won't catch me running
I Cherish the Day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
Won't run away

You show me how deep love can be
You show me how deep love can be
This is my prayer 

I Cherish the Day
I won't go astray
I won't be afraid
Won't run away
Won't shy 

I Cherish the Day
I won't go astray 

I Cherish the Day
I Cherish the Day
I Cherish the Day
I Cherish the Day
I Cherish the Day 

Pearls

There is a woman in somalia
Scraping for pearls on the roadside
There's a force stronger than nature
Keeps her will alive
That's how she's dying
She's dying to survive
Don't know what she's made of
I would like to be that brave 

She cries to the heaven above
There is a stone in my heart
She lives a life she didn't choose
And it hurts like brand-new shoes 

Hurts like brand-new shoes 

There is a woman in somalia
The sun gives her no mercy
The same sky we lay under
Burns her to the bone
Long as afternoon shaddows
It's gonna take her to get home
Each grain carefully wrapped up
Pearls for her little girl 

Hallelujah
Hallelujah 

She cries to the heaven above
There is a stone in my heart
She lives a life she didn't choose
And it hurts like brand-new shoes 

Bullet Proof Soul

I was so in love with you
You rarely see a love that's true
Wasn't that enough for you
Wasn't that enough for you 

I would climb a mountain
I wouldn't want to see you fall
Rock climb for you
And give you a reason for it all 

You kept on thinking
You were the only one
Too busy thinking
Love is a gun 

Hit me like a slow bullet
Like a slow bullet
It took me some time to realise it 

You keep on thinking
You were the only one
Too busy thinking
Love is a gun 

I know the end before
The story's been told
It's not that complicated
But you're gonna need a bullet proof soul 

You keep on thinking
You were the only one
Too busy thinking
Love is a gun 

I know the end before
The story's been told
It's not that complicated
But you're gonna need a bullet proof soul 

You were trigger happy baby
You never warned me let me free
It's not that complicated
But you're going to need a bullet proof soul
Think you got it but you got all the trouble you need
I came in like a lamb
But I intend to leave like a lion 

It hit me like a slow bullet
It hit me like a slow bullet 

Lovers Rock

By Your Side

You think I'd leave your side baby?
You know me better than that
Think I'd leave you down 
When you're down on your knees?
I wouldn't do that
I'll tell you you're right when you're wrong
Ah, ah, ah, oh, oh, oh, oh
And if only you could see into me

Ohh, when you're cold
I'll be there
Hold you tight to me
When you're on the outside
Baby, and you can't get in
I would show you
You're so much better than you know
When you're lost, you're alone
Can't get back again
I will find you
Darlin' and I'll bring you home

And if you want to cry
I am here to dry your eyes (ooh)
You know time
You'll be fine

You think I'd leave your side baby?
You know me better than that
Think I'd leave you down 
When you're down on your knees?
I wouldn't do that
I'll tell you you're right when you're wrong
Ah, ah, ah, ah, oh, oh, oh
And if only you could see into me

Ohh, when you're cold
I'll be there
Hold you tight to me (to me, yeah)
Ohh, when you're alone
I'll be there
By your side, baby

Ohh, when you're cold
I'll be there
Hold you tight to me (to me, yeah)
Ohh, when you're alone
I'll be there
By your side, baby

Flow

Ooh baby, mm
When you hold me
Oh oh, when you hold me
The sound

Is it possible I could feel this cool
I could really love you the way I do
Is it possible I could feel this good
I could really love you the way I do

See me (Within the light)
Flowing (Take me to you)
Like the river to the sea
You come down (I'm in the light)
You cover (Pull me to you)
And the waves rush over me

I feel a love light rush over me
I feel the love turn to me
And then your love just creeps over me
Over me

See me (Within the light)
Flowing (Take me to you)
Like the river to the sea
You come down (I'm in the light)
You cover (Pull me to you)
And the waves rush over me

Ooh baby, mm
When you hold me
Oh oh, when you hold me
The sound

And I won't let you go
I won't let you go
And I won't let you go
I won't let you go

Take up your love
Take up your love
Take up your love
And come to me
This love's not a liar
To cold, it's a fire
I'm on the run
And it's a comfort to me

Take up your love
Take up your love
Take up your love
And come to me
This love's not a liar
To cold, it's a fire
I'm on the run
And it's a comfort to me

And I won't let you go
I won't let you go
And I won't let you go
I won't let you go

King Of Sorrow

I'm crying everyone's tears
And there inside our private war
I died the night before
And all of these remnants of joy and disaster
What am I suppose to do

I want to cook you a soup that warms your soul
But nothing would change, nothing would change at all
It's just a day that brings it all about
Just another day and nothing's any good

The DJ's playing the same song
I have so much to do
I have to carry on
I wonder if this grief will ever let me go
I feel like I am the king of sorrow, yeah
The king of sorrow

I suppose I could just walk away
Will I disappoint my future if I stay
It's just a day that brings it all about
Just another day and nothing's any good

The DJ's playing the same song
I have so much to do
I have to carry on
I wonder will this grief ever be gone
Will it ever go
I'm the king of sorrow, yeah
The king of sorrow

I'm crying everyone's tears
I have already paid for all my future sins
There's nothing anyone 
Can say to take this away
It's just another day and nothing's any good

I'm the king of sorrow, yeah
King of sorrow
I'm the king of sorrow, yeah
King of sorrow



Somebody Already Broke My Heart

You came along when I needed a saviour
Someone to pull me through somehow
I've been torn apart so many times
I've been hurt so many times before
So I'm counting on you now

Somebody already broke my heart
Somebody already broke my heart

Here I am
So don't leave me stranded
On the end of a line
Hanging on the edge of a lie
I've been torn apart so many times 
I've been hurt so many times before
So be careful and be kind

Somebody already broke my heart
If someone has to lose, I don't want to play
Somebody already broke my heart
No, no I can't go there again

You came along when I needed a saviour
Someone to pull me through somehow
I've been torn apart so many times
I've been hurt so many times before
So I'm counting on you now

Somebody already broke my heart
If someone has to lose, I don't want to play
Somebody already broke my heart
No, no I can't go there again

All About Our Love

It's all about our love
So shall it be forever, never ending

After all this time
After all is said and done

We have seen some suffering, baby
It has not always been perfect

After all this time
After all is said and done

Darling we know it
Whatever may come
We can get through it
As if it's just begun
Oh, it's just begun

It's all about our love
So shall it be forever, never ending
Darling we know it

After all this time
After all is said and done

After all this time
After all is said and done

Slave Song

I see them gathered, see them on the shore
I turned to look once more
And he who knows me not
Takes me to the belly of darkness

The tears run swift and hard
And when they fall
Even, even the comfort of a stone
Would be a gain
There was a time when I thought
I would have to give up
But I'm thankful that I'm 
Strong as I am and I'll 
Try to do the best I can

Tears will run swift
And tears will come that fall like rain
I pray that it's swift though
Tears will fall as cold as pain

I pray to the almighty 
Let me not to him do
As he has unto me
Teach my beloved children
Who have been enslaved
To reach for the light continually

So many times I prayed
So many times I've prayed for you
Prayed for you

The tears run swift and hard and cold as pain
Even, even the comfort of a stone would be a gain
Had I not had the strength and wisdom of a warrior
I would have to give up
But I'm thankful that I'm 
Strong as I am and I'll 
Try to do the best I can

Tears will run swift
And tears will come that fall like rain
I pray that it's swift though
Tears will fall as cold as pain

I pray to the almighty
Let us not do as he has unto us
Teach my beloved children I've been a slave
But reach for the light continually

Wisdom is the flame
Wisdom is the brave warrior
Who will carry us into the sun
I pray that it's swift though 
Tears will come that fall like rain

So many times, so many times

The Sweetest Gift

Quietly while you were asleep
The moon and I were talking
I asked that she'd always keep you protected

She promised you her light
That you so gracefully carry
You bring your light and shine like morning

And then the wind pulls the clouds across the moon
Your light fills the darkest room
And I can see the miracle
That keeps us from falling

She promised all the sweetest gifts
That only the heaven's could bestow
You bring your light and shine like morning

And as you so gracefully give
Her light as long as you live
I'll always remember this moment

Every Word

(Love is what the word was)

I saw a picture
How could you be so careless
How could you have done that to us
And I write this letter
I send it all back to you
And every word you said

In there every word, oh oh oh oh
How could you have done that to us

You treated me like a stranger
And all the time I was loving you
All your slick moves
They were once innocent moves
I wanted to look up to you
I really trusted you
And every word you said

In there every word, oh oh oh oh
How could you have done that to us

(Love is what the word was)

I was loving you like a child
All the time you were smiling
The same smile
I was loving you like a child
I really trusted you

Every word you said
Every word you said
(Love is what the word was)

Every word you said
Every word you said
(Love is what the word was)
(Love is what the word was)

Every word you said
Every word you said

I was loving you like a child
All the time you were smiling
The same smile
I was loving you like a child
I really trusted you

Every word you said
Every word you said
(Love is what the word was)
I send it back to you, yeah
(Love is what the word was)

Every word you said
Every word you said
(Love is what the word was)
I send it all back to you, yeah
(Love is what the word was)

Immigrant

Coming from where he did
He was turned away from every door like Joseph
To even the toughest amoung us
That would be too much

He didn't know what it was to be black
'Till they gave him his change
But didn't want to touch his hand
To even the toughest amoung us
That would be too much

Isn't it just enough
How hard it is to live
Isn't it hard enough
Just to make it through a day

The secret of their fear and their suspicion
Standing there looking like an angel
In his brown shoes, his short suit
His white shirt and his cuffs a little frayed

Coming from where he did
He was such a dignified child
To even the toughest amoung us
That would be too much

Isn't it just enough
How hard it is to live
Isn't it hard enough
Just to make it through a day

Coming from where he did
He was turned away from every door like Joseph
To even the toughest amoung us
That would be too much

He didn't know what it was to be black
'Till they gave him his change
But didn't want to touch his hand
To even the toughest amoung us
That would be too much

Lovers Rock

I am in the wilderness
You are in the music 
In the man's car next to me
Somewhere in my sadness
I know I won't fall apart completely

When I need to be rescued
And I need a place to swim
I have a rock to cling to in the storm
When no one can hear me calling
I have you I can sing to

And in all this
And in all my life

You are the lovers rock
The rock that I cling to
You're the one
The one I swim to in a storm
Like a lovers rock

I am in the wilderness
You are in the music 
In the man's car next to me
Somewhere in my sadness
I know I won't fall apart completely

And in all this
And in all my life

You are the lovers rock
The rock that I cling to
You're the one
The one I swim to in a storm
Like a lovers rock

You are the lovers rock
The rock that I cling to
You're the one
The one I swim to in a storm
Like a lovers rock

When I need to be rescued you're there
When I need a place to swim to in a storm
I sing to you
And all my life
And in all my life

You are the lovers rock
The rock that I cling to
You're the one
The one I swim to in a storm
Like a lovers rock

It's Only Love That Gets You Through

Girl you are rich even with nothing
And you know tenderness comes from pain
It's amazing how you love
And love is kind and love can give
And get no gain

It's down a rugged road you've come
Though you had every reason
You didn't come undone
Somehow you made it to the other side
You didn't suffer in vain

You forgive those who have trespassed against you
And you know tenderness comes from pain
It's amazing how you love
And love is kind and love can give
And love needs no gain

It's down a rugged road you've come
Though you had every reason
You didn't come undone
Somehow you made it to the other side
You didn't suffer in vain

You didn't suffer in vain
You know it's only love
That gets you through
Only love, it's only love
It's only love that gets you through

Soldier of love

The Moon And The Sky

I was the one
I who could
Pull in all the stars above
Lay them on your feet
And I gave you my love
You are the one that got me started
You could have let me
Love anyone but I only wanted you
So why did you make me cry
Why didn't you come get me one last time

You'll always know the reason why
We could have had the moon and the sky
You'll always know the reason why this love
Reason why this love
Ain't gonna let you go

You lay me down and left me for the lions
A long, long time ago
You left me there dying
But you'll never let me go

You'll always know the reason why
We could have had the moon and the sky
You'll always know the reason why this love
Reason why this love
Ain't gonna let you go

You'll always know the reason why
The song you heard
Will stay on your mind
It ain't gonna let you go, no
'Cause you were the moon
And I the endless sky

You'll always know the reason why
We could have had the moon and the sky
You'll always know the reason why this love
Reason why this love

Ain't gonna let you go
Ain't gonna let you go

You had the keys to the car
You had every star
Every one of them twinkling
Baby what were you thinking
We had the moon and the sky above
And I gave you my love

Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the light
And the endless pool on the other side
It's the wild wild west
I'm doing my best
I'm at the borderline of my faith
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
I'm in the front line of this battle of mine
But I’m still alive

I'm a soldier of love
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside
I've been left behind
Tall I ride
I have the will to survive
In the wild, wild west
Trying my hardest
Doing my best to stay alive

I am love's soldier
I wait for the sound
I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I am lost but I don't doubt
Tall I ride
I have the will to survive
I n the wild, wild west
Trying my hardest
Doing my best to stay alive

I am love's soldier
I wait for the sound
I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still wait for love to come
Turn it all around
I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Morning Bird

How could you
You are the river
Pour out of this life

How could you
You are the morning bird
Who sang me into life every day
Fly away

You are the blood of me
The harvest of my dreams
There's nowhere I can find peace
And the silence won't cease

Nothing's quite how it seems
The ghost of my joy
Won't let me be

If you set me free I will not run
I will not run
I will not run

Babyfather

We were waiting for the bus
No-one much around but us
Then I see this young boy cut a look at me
I'm stunned
In a daze
He had the whole street set ablaze
It's only love they say
Makes you feel this way

She liked his eyes she wanted more
The baby gonna have your smile for sure
He saw a lovely girl
Smelling sweet and soapy like fresh air
She saw him looking acted like she didn't care
That's how we knew
And so love grew a flower
A flower that is you

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame

Even to the angels it may sound like a lie
For you child
He has the troops and extra backup standing by
For you child
For you he's the best he can be
For you child
For you he's the best he can be
Oh child don't you know
Your daddy love come with a life time guarantee

Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Yeah daddy love you child
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Your daddy knows you're a flame
Daddy love you yeah

It's only you he'll say
Made the young boy hungry for the man he is today
It's only love, love, love, love
Can make you feel this way

Your daddy knows you're a flame

Long Hard Road

There's a long hard road ahead
But a voice inside me said
You know there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright
Said there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright

And when in this life in this life
When I can only turn my chin
I know it's gonna be alright
When this big old town is closing in
And I have lost again

Here I could stay
But I'll keep moving on
Here I could stay but I'll keep moving on
Could be I won't be wrong

There's a long hard road ahead
But a voice inside me said
Said there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright
Said there's something that you need to know
It's gonna be alright

Be That Easy

You baby were like the sky
You held me up
To let me fly
That's just like you to tell me I've nothing to fear

But I am a broken house
I'm holding on a broken bough
Now it's easy for me to see

It couldn't be that easy
It had to be much harder
That's just like you to tell me I've nothing to fear

But I could have been falling free
Falling all these years
Now it's easy for me to see

Full of air
Sun on my face
Wind in my hair
Falling down
Flying as slow as I can
I'm not trying to reach the land
Just falling somewhere

It couldn't be that easy
It had to be much harder

Meanwhile boy I love you

Bring Me Home

The ground is full of broken stones
The last leaf has fallen
I have nowhere to turn now
Not east not west
North or south
And all that's ahead of me
And everything I know
I know nothing so
So bring me home

Put me on a plate with petals and a fire
And send me out to sea
Turn my angry sword against my heart
And let me free
The dawn holds the heaviness of the night
I've heard the restless sighs and lovers lies
The brook, the beach and seen the devil's eyes
So bring me home

I've cried for the lives I've lost
Like a child in need of love
I've been so close but far away from god
My tears flow like a child's in need of love
I've cried the tears
So let the tide take me
I won't fight
I've cried the tears

The small step I need to take is a mountain
Stretched out like a lazy dog
Send me to slaughter
Lay me on the railway line
I'm far away from god
My tears flow like a child's in need of love
I've cried the tears
So build the fire and light the flame
Bring me home

In Another Time

You'd be surprised girl
Soon they'll mean nothing to you
They'll fall into their brew
And take down some of the boys with them too
There's nothing
Nothing that you have to do

In another time girl
Your tears won't leave a trace
In another time girl
In another place

You've been down girl
Their whispers are hailstones in your face
You're so tired of waiting
For something to change
They don't know what to do with
Something so good
That you wouldn't hurt them
You wouldn't hurt them if you could

One of these days
They're gonna fall into their brew
And they'll know exactly what they did to you
Darling I just want you to know
Your tears won't leave a trace
In another time girl
In another time girl
In another place

Darling I just want you to know
Your tears won't leave a trace
In another time girl
In another time girl

Skin

When I found out this love's undone
I was like a gun
Sure as it was over
Felt like nothing good could come

Sure as it's gonna play and play
Like Michael back in the day
I'm gonna peel you away

Now as I begin
To wash you off my skin
I'm gonna peel you away
‘Cause you're not right within

I love you so
Sometimes love has to let go
So this time don't think it's a lie
I say goodbye

Now as I begin
To wash you off my skin
I'm gonna peel you away
‘Cause you're not right within

Now it's time
To wash you off my skin
Now as I begin
It couldn't be right ‘cause you're not right within
I say goodbye

The Safest Place

In my heart
Your love has found
The safest hiding place
Inside is a field
And trees and a lake
Around is a wall
No-one from hell could break
In there you'll shine
In there you will cry
My heart has been a lonely warrior
Who's been to war
So you can be sure
In my heart your love has found
The safest hiding place

Inside is a stream
Around is a wall
No-one from hell could break
In there will shine
The light of heaven's eye
In there you will cry
My heart's been a lonely warrior
Who's been to war
So you can be sure
Your love's in a sacred place
The safest hiding place
My heart has been a lonely warrior before
Who's been to war
So you can be sure

 

Non Albums Tracks

Please send me someone to love

( Percy Mayfield )

Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But, if it's not asking too much
Please send me someone to love.

Show all the world how to get along,
Peace will enter when hate is gone.
But, if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love.

I lay awake night and ponder world troubles.
My answer is always the same.
That unless men put an end to all of this,
Hate will put the world in a flame, (oh) what a shame.
Just because I'm in misery.
I'm not begging for no sympathy.
But if it's not asking too much,
Just send me someone to love.

Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love. 
Hmmm

Mum

( Voices for Darfur Dvd - 2006 )

These eyes, they are the witnesses
They need no other reasons to cry
And now that they are a river
They will never run dry
They cut you down
Now night is endless
And i wait for morning to come
Lying there helpless
You saw me lose you mum
And you were the strongest tree
Falling
Watching me
The cold eyes of hatred showing you no mercy
So in this darkness the place i dwell
In it is the darkest well
And as my arms begin to mend
They only wish
To hold you again

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