B i o g r a p h y
 (by Wikipedia)

Gregory Porter is a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actor. His debut album, Water, released in 2010 via Motéma Music, was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.[1] He was also a member of the original Broadway cast of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues. His sophomore album, Be Good, which contains many of Porter's compositions, was released on February 14th, 2012, and garnered critical acclaim for both his distinctive singing and his compositions, such as "Be Good (Lion's Song), "Real Good Hands", and "On My Way To Harlem".

Porter was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Bakersfield, California, where his mother was a minister. He attended San Diego State University on a football scholarship until a shoulder injury sidelined him permanently. Performing in local jazz clubs, Porter met saxophonist, pianist, and composer Kamau Kenyatta, whose mentoring played an integral role in Porter's career trajectory and professional development. Kenyatta introduced Gregory to flautist Hubert Laws who, upon hearing Porter singing along to Charlie Chaplin's "Smile", chose to include a bonus track featuring Porter's vocals on his Hubert Laws' Remembers the Unforgettable Nat King Cole (1998). Eloise Laws, Hubert's sister, happened to be visiting the studio, and helped get Porter cast in one of the leading roles in a new musical, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, which premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts before moving to Off-Broadway and ultimately Broadway, in spite of previously having appeared in only one other theatrical work, Avenue X.

He currently lives in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. He is a resident performer at Smoke Jazz and a frequent guest performer at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has recorded with Nicola Conte. He has also appeared on Later... with Jools Holland on BBC2 (notably on Jools' 2011 New Year show, Hootenanny) and appeared at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta. At Christmas 2011, Gregory appeared on the TV show Carole King and Friends at Christmas on BBC Four; the show played in many other locations around the world.

Following his performance at London Jazz Voice, with his a cappella version of "Feeling Good" opening the 2011 London Jazz Festival, Gregory features on a 14-date tour of the UK (beginning May 2, 2012) as one of the special guests with Jools Holland and his Orchestra. Jamie Cullum is a supporter of Gregory and invited him to record a session for his BBC Radio 2 program and he was Gregory's special guest at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2012 (May 5), following a performance on May 4 on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night singing the songs of Ray Charles.




Water
- 2010-11-01 -



Illusion
Pretty
Magic Cap
Skylark
Black Nile
Wisdom
1960 What
But Beautiful
Lonely One
Water
Feeling Good


Be Good
- 2011-02-14 -



Painted On Canvas
Be Good
(Lion's Song)
On My Way To Harlem
Real Good Hands
The Way You Want To Live
When Did You Learn
Imitation Of Life
Mother's Song
Our Love
Bling Bling
Work Song
God Bless The Child


Liquid Spirit
- 2013-09-02 -



No Love Dying
Liquid Spirit
Lonesome Lover
Water Under Bridges
Hey Laura
Musical Genocide
Wolfcry
Free
Brown Grass
Wind Song
The 'In' Crowd
Movin'
When Love Was King
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Time Is Ticking
(Bonus Track)
When You Wish Upon a Star
(Special Ed. Bonus Track)
Puttin' On the Ritz (Special Ed. Bonus Track)

Take Me To The Alley
- 2016-05-06 -



Holding On
Don'
t Lose Your Steam
Take Me To The Alley
Day Dream
Consequence Of Love
In Fashion
More Than A Woman
In Heaven
Insanity
Don'
t Be A Fool
Fan The Flames
French African Queen

Nat King Cole & Me
- 2017-10-27 -



Mona Lisa
Smile
Nature Boy
L-O-V-E
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
Miss Otis Regrets
Pick Yourself Up
When Love Was King
The Lonely One
Ballerina
I Wonder Who My Daddy Is
But Beautiful
Sweet Lorraine
For All We Know
The Christmas Song

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Afro Blue
Black Is The Color (Of My true love's hair)
Broken Heart
But Beautiful
Central Park Serenade
Do You Feel Like I Feel
Don'
t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Grandma'
s hands
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
His Eye Is On The Sparrow
Holding On
It'
s Probably Me
Let it be
Let The Good Times Roll
Love'
s work
Moanin'
Papa was a rolling stone
People Will Say We'
re In Love
Purple Rain
Right Where You Are
Running
(Refugee Song)
Satiated
(Been Waiting)
Sinnerman
Small Stuff
Someday We'll All Be Free

Souls
Stand by me
Sweet country love song
The Eternal Kansas City
The Man from Hyde Park
Vida
Yardbird Suite


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Water

Illusion

I've been searching all the corners of my room
Sweeping dust and memories beneath the carpet
That we purchased somewhere on some cool retreat
Somewhere in Africa somewhere

I've been trying to catch my breath
From the illusion that I lost it
When you left me

I've been checking for the weather and the time
I'm like a bag that's dropped and drifting
In the wind that blows from hurricanes
That come just after grey clouds fill my eyes
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I've been trying to find my footing
On the slopes of the illusion that I lost it
When you left me

Like bare feet on hot concrete
We have come to some division
Based on pain from bad decisions
Just like clothespins snapped by wild winds
Sometimes you can't hold on to love that never dies

I've been planting all the flowers that you like
With the hope that we'll take root
And smell the blossoms when the wind blows
As we sit deep in the garden
Sip on tea as I watch you looking at me

I've been trying to find reality
A grip on the illusion that I lost you
When you left me

Pretty

Walls made from sand
And tassels hang from castles and camels
And real caravans
Lentils and rice seasoned with spice
But when you go
Better when you do
You'll see a brown eyed girl
Who changed my world for good

Her hand strokes the drum
She plays so fast I can't find the one
She sings to me each night
She's dressed in white shining so bright
Well when you go
Better when you do
You'll see a brown eyed girl
Who changed my world for good
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Walls made from sand
And tassels hang from castles and camels
And real caravans
Lentils and rice seasoned with spice
Well when you go
Better when you do
You'll see a brown eyed girl
That changed my world for good

Her hand strokes the drum
She plays so fast I can't find the one
She sings to me each night
Dressed in white shining so bright
But when you go
Better when you do
You'll see a brown eyed girl
Who changed my world for good

Oh, I wanna go
Oh, I wanna go
Oh, I wanna go
Oh, I wanna go

Brown eyed girl
Brown eyed girl

Magic Cup

I just can't stop thinking about you
All day long I can't do without you
Grinding beans and steaming cream
'Cause you're my magic cup
Every day in every way
'Cause you're my magic cup

You are a good time
Make me feel nice
You are a perfect fix in the morning
With sugar and spice

You give me insight
Into my mind
Looking into your black mirror
Before I pour you inside

I just can't stop thinking about you
All day long I can't do without you
You give me youth and taste of truth
'Cause you're my magic cup
Every day in every way
'Cause you're my magic cup
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You are a good time
Make me feel nice
You are a perfect fix in the morning
With sugar and spice

You give me insight
Into my mind
Looking into your black mirror
Before I pour you inside

I just can't stop thinking about you
All day long I can't do without you
Grinding beans and steaming cream
'Cause you're my magic cup
Every day in every way
'Cause you're my magic cup

You are a good time
Make me feel nice
You are a perfect mix in the morning
With sugar and spice

You give me insight
Into my mind
Looking into your black mirror
Before I pour you inside

I just can't stop thinking about you
All day long I can't do without you
Grinding beans and steaming cream
'Cause you're my magic cup
Every day in every way
'Cause you're my magic cup

You give me youth and taste of truth
'Cause you're my magic cup
Every day in every way
'Cause you're my magic cup

Skylark

( Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael )

Skylark
Have you anything to say to me
Won't you tell me where my love can be
Is there a meadow in the mist
Where someone's waiting to be kissed

Skylark
Is there any valley green with spring
Where my heart can go a-journeying
Over the shadows and the rain
To a blossom covered lane

And, and in your lonely flight
Haven't you heard the music in the night
Wonderful music faint as the will of the wisp
Crazy as a loon
Sad as a Gypsy serenading the moon
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Skylark
I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there

And, and in your lonely flight
Haven't you heard the music in the night
Wonderful music faint as the will of the wisp
Crazy as a loon
Sad as a Gypsy serenading the moon

Skylark
I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there
Won't you lead me there
Won't you lead me there

Black Nile

Hey come along with me
Let your spirit run free
Along the old black nile
Hey, take my hand and see
Creations planned a long the old black nile
My ancestry, history is calling me
Come on, let's se, hey just how it used to be
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Hey come along with me
Let your spirit run free
Along the old black nile
Come along with me
Come along with me
Come along with me


Skat


Come along with me
Let your spirit run free
Hey, hey
Hey, take my hand and see
Creations planned a long the old black nile
My ancestry, history is calling me
Come on, let's se, hey just how it used to be
Old black nile

Hey come along with me
Just let your spirit run free
Let it run free
Hey, take my hand and see
Creations planned a long the old black nile
My ancestry, history is calling me
Come on, let's see, how it used to be

Wisdom

Traveling far from home
Further now as we roam
Future debts fully paid
Wisdom

Mothers' milk, fathers' blood
Stood on shoulders through the flood
What they gave was my gain
Wisdom

Traveling far from home
Further now as we roam
Future debts
Future debts is fully paid
Oh wisdom
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Mothers' milk, fathers' blood, fathers' blood
Stood on shoulders through the flood
What they gave, what they gave was my gain
Wisdom

1960 What

1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who, 19
Hey the Motor City's burnin'
That ain't right

1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who, 19
Hey the Motor City's burnin' y'all
That ain't right

There was a man
Voice of the people
Standing on the balcony
Of the Lorraine motel
Shots rang out
Yes, it was a gun
He was the only one
To fall down y'all
That ain't right
Then his people screamed
Ain't no need for sunlight
(Ain't no need for sunlight)
Ain't no need for moonlight
(Ain't no need for moonlight)
Ain't no need for streetlights
(Ain't no need for streetlights)
'Cause it's burnin' real bright
(real bright)
Some folks say we gon' fight
(gon' fight)
'Cause this here thang just ain't right
(ain't right)

1960 what 1960 who
1960 what 1960 who, 19
Hey the Motor City's burnin' y'all
Oh Motor City's burnin' ya'll
Great God the mighty
The Motor City's burnin'
Oh it's burnin'

Young man coming out of a liquor store
With three pieces of black licorice in his hand y'all
Mister police man thought it was a gun
Though he was the one
Shot him down y'all
That ain't right
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Then his mama screamed
Ain't no need for sunlight
(Ain't no need for sunlight)
Ain't no need for moonlight
(Ain't no need for moonlight)
Ain't no need for streetlights
(Ain't no need for streetlights)
Cause it's burnin' real bright
(real bright)
Some folks say we gon' fight
(gon' fight)
Cause this here thang just ain't right
(ain't right)

1960 what 1960 who
1960 what 1960 who, 19
Hey the Motor City's burnin'
Great God the mighty
Great God the mighty, it's burnin'
Can't put out the fire cause it's burnin'
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who, 19
Hey the Motor City's burnin' y'all
That ain't right

1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who, 19
Hey the Motor City's burnin' y'all
That ain't right

There was a man
Voice of the people
Standing on the balcony
Of the Lorraine motel
Shots rang out
Yes, it was a gun
He was the only one
To fall down y'all
That ain't right
Then his people screamed
Ain't no need for sunlight
(Ain't no need for sunlight)
Ain't no need for moonlight
(Ain't no need for moonlight)
Ain't no need for streetlights
(Ain't no need for streetlights)
'Cause it's burnin' real bright
(real bright)
Some folks say we gon' fight
(gon' fight)
'Cause this here thang just ain't right
(ain't right)

1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who, 19
Hey the Motor City's burnin'
The Motor City's burnin'
Great God the mighty, it's burnin'
Great God the mighty, it's burnin'
Hey, hey, hey, it's burnin'
Can't you see it's burnin'
Hey, hey

1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
1960 what, 1960 who
That ain't right
That ain't right
That ain't right
That ain't right

But Beautiful

( Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke )

Love is funny, or it's sad
Or it's quiet, or it's mad
It's a good thing, or it's bad
But beautiful

Beautiful to take a chance
And if you fall, you fall
And oh I'm thinking
I wouldn't mind at all
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Love is tearful, or it's gay
It's a problem, or it's play
It's a heartache either way
But beautiful

And I'm thinking, if you were mine
I would never let you go
And that would be but beautiful
I know

Love is tearful, or it's gay
It's a problem, or it's play
It's a heartache either way
But beautiful

And I'm thinking, if you were mine
I would never let you go
And that would be but beautiful
That would be but beautiful
That would be but beautiful
I know

Lonely One

Did you pick the wrong one
Did he break your heart
He started acting crazy
When you wanted to part

He left some scars on your face
And bruised your grace with friends
It will be ok
The lonely one is here

Did you pick the wrong one
Confused you with his smile
Tricked you with his letters
And his fancy style

He pushed a ring on you
Before you knew
You're isolated now
It will be ok
The lonely one is here
Oh the lonely one is here

You're not just meant to wait it out
Be patient until he figures it out
He ought to know the obvious
Girl, that you're, you're so marvellous
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
He asks some questions of love
That you answered long ago
Does he care for you, I don't know
But I wish you, I wish you let, let it go
It will be ok, the lonely one is here
Oh the lonely one is here

Did you pick the wrong one
Did you pick the wrong one
The wrong one

Water

Water pouring down the sidewalks
Cleaning windows clear to see
Washing gumdrop down side gutters
Rusting chains and saving me

Greening gardens, drowning ants
Changing rhythms, bruising plants
Graying vistas soulfully
And again it's saving me

Oh, wash me, wash me, wash me
Oh, let me rest in you
Let me flow away to glory
Save me, save me, save me

Water pouring down the sidewalks
Cleaning windows clear to see
Washing gumdrop down side gutters
Rusting chains and saving me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Greening gardens, drowning ants
Changing rhythms, bruising plants
Graying vistas soulfully
And again it's save
Saving me
Water, water, water

Feeling Good

Birds flying high, you know how I feel
Sun in the sky, you know how I feel
Reeds drifting on by, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
And I'm feelin' good

Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
Rivers running free, you know how I feel
Blossoms in the tree, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
And I'm feelin' good

Dragonflies all out in the sun
You know what I mean
Butterflies are all having fun
You know what I mean
Sleep in peace when the day is done
That's what I, that's what I mean
And this old world is a new world
And is bold world for me, and I'm feelin' good
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
Scent of the pine, you know what I feel
Oh freedom is mine
Oh and I know, I know how I feel
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
And I'm feelin', feelin' good

Be Good

Painted On Canvas

We are like children
We're painted on canvases
Picking up shades as we go

We start off with gesso
Brushed on by people we know
Watch your technique as you go

Step back and admire my view
Can I use the colors I choose
Do I have some say what you use
Can I get some greens and some blues

We're made by the pigment of paint that is put upon
Our stories are told by our hues
Like Motley and Bearden
These masters of peace and life
Layers of color and time
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Step back and admire my view
Can I use the colors I choose
Do I have some say what you use
Can I get some green with my blue

We're just like children
We're painted on canvases

We are like children
We're painted on canvases
Picking up shades as we go

We start off with gesso
Brushed on by people we know
Watch your technique as you go

Step back and admire my view
Can I use the colors I choose
Do I have some say what you use
Can I get some greens and some blues

We're made by the pigment of paint that is put upon
Our stories are told by our hues
Like Motley and Bearden
These masters of peace and life
Layers of color and time

Step back and admire my view
Can I use the colors I choose
Do I have some say what you use
Can I get some green with my blue

We're just like children
Oh we're just like children
Admire my view, admire my view
We're just like children
Like children, like children
Like children, like children

Be Good (Lion's Song)

Be good
Is her name
And I sing my lion's song
And brush my mane

She would
If she could
So she pulled my lion's tail
And caused me pain

She said lions are made for cages
Just to look at in delight
You dare not let'em walk around
'Cause they might just bite
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Does she know
What she does
When she dances 'round my cage
And says her name

Be good
Be good

Be good
Is her name
I trim my lion's claws
And I
And I cut my mane

And I would
If I could
But that woman treats me the same

She said lions are made for cages

She said lions are made for cages
Just to look at in delight
You dare not let'em walk around
'Cause they might just bite

Does she know
What she does
When she dances around my cage

Be good
Is her name
I sing my lion's song
Brush my mane

And she would
If she could
So she pulled my lion's tail
And caused my pain

She said lions are made for cages
Just to look at in delight
You dare not let'em walk around
'Cause they might just bite

Does she know
What she does
When she dances around my cage

Be good
Is her name
I trim my lion's claws
And I
And I cut my mane

And I would
If I could
But be good treats me the same

She said lions are made for cages
Just to look at in delight
You dare not let'em walk around
'Cause they might just bite

Does she know
What she does
When she dances around my cage
She dances around my cage
Does she know
Does she know

Be good
Be good
Be good
Be good

On My Way To Harlem

I found out on my way to Harlem
Ellington he don't live 'round here
He moved away one day, so they say away from Harlem
I can hear his echoes still

No, no, no
You can't keep me away from where I was born
I was baptized by my daddy's horn

No, no, no
You can't keep me away from where I was born
I was baptized by a jazzman's horn

I found out on my way through Harlem
Langston Hughes he don't live 'round here
He moved away one day, from his way here in Harlem
I know that Marvin Gaye used to play right here
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Somebody say
You can't keep me away from where I was born
I was baptized by my daddy's horn

No, you can't keep me away from where I was born
I was baptized to the sound of horn

I found out on my way to Harlem
Ellington he don't live 'round here
He moved away one day, so they say away from Harlem
I can hear his echoes clear

Oh no
You can't keep me away from where I was born
I was baptized by my daddy's horn

No, no, no
You can't keep me away from where I was born
I was baptized by the sound of horns
I found out on my way through Harlem
Marvin Gaye he used to play what's going on
Right over there
I sure could use some of those blues
From Langston Hughes
Hey there goes that A-train
Hey there goes that A-train through Harlem
Hey there goes that A-train
Hey there goes that A-train
Hey there goes that A-train

Real Good Hands

Well, maybe you know why I'm here
Your daughter and I have been dating for some time now
And you've always been real, real nice to me
I look at your family pictures and I realise that I want the same thing too
I almost feel like I could call you mummy and daddy
Really that's what I'm here to talk about

Mama don't you worry about your daughter
'Cause you're leaving her in real good hands
I'm a real good man
Now the picture of this man is slowly coming into view

Papa don't you fret and don't forget that one day you was in my shoes
Somehow you paid your dues
Now you're the picture of the man that I someday wanna be
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I know it's hard
Watching the changes in our lives
But I want to make your daughter my wife

Mama don't you worry about your daughter
'Cause you're leaving her in real good hands
I'm a real good man
Now the picture of this love is slowly coming into view

Papa don't you fret and don't forget that one day you was in my shoes
Somehow you pay your dues
Now you're the picture of the man that I someday wanna be

I know it's hard, watching the changes in our lives
But I want to make
Wanna make your daughter my wife

Mama don't you worry about your daughter
'Cause you're leaving her in real good hands
I'm a real good man
Now the picture of this love is surely coming into view

Papa don't you fret and don't forget that one day you was in my shoes
Somehow you've paid your dues
Now you're the picture of the man that I someday wanna be

And the picture of this man is surely coming into view
And the picture of my wife is slowly coming into view
And the picture of this love is surely coming into view
Yeah the picture of this love is surely coming into view

And I'm sure enough
I'm sure that's exactly what I wanna do
The picture of this man is surely coming into view

The Way You Want To Live

Weird one and yes, wise one
Standing on rocks of compromised cliffs
Trying to find your thrill
Peace against your will
That's the way you want to live

Big one, and yes small one
Flying through smoke and lying on the mud
Trying to find your thrill
Peace against your will
That's the way you want to live

Well I need someone
Just to be there
Just to be square for me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I've been through it all
Catch me when I fall
Just be there for me

Weird one and yes, wise one
Standing on rocks of compromised cliffs
Trying to find your thrill
Peace against your will
That's the way you want to live

Well I need someone
Just to be there
Just to be square for me

I've been through it all
Catch me when I fall
Just be there for me

Weird one and yes, wise one
Standing on rocks of compromised cliffs

Trying to find your thrill
Peace against your will
That's the way you want to live

Weird one, wise one
Big one, small one
Deep one

When Did You Learn

When did you learn the rules of love's game
The holding of hands
The turning of pages of poems that we silently read
When did you learn

How did you find me
Did you pursue love just for love sake
Or was it just something inside that you already knew
When did you learn

Something you said shortly after we met
It's just you and me, oh let's do what we do
How did you know just what it would be like
Changing your life's not like changing your mood
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
When did you learn the rules of love's game
They came and they saw you
Calling and singing out my name
When did you learn

You're walking and holding my hand in a crowd
Out in the daylight
Smiling at faces and feeling so proud
When did you learn

Something you said shortly after we met
It's just you and me, oh let's do what we do
How did you know just what it would be like
Changing your life's not like changing your mood

When did you learn the rules of love's game
They came and they saw you
Calling and singing out my name
When did you learn

You're walking and holding my hand in a crowd
Out in the daylight
Smiling at faces and oh, feeling so proud
When did you learn
Tell me when did you learn
When did you learn
Tell me when did you learn
When did you learn

Imitation Of Life

( Earl Grant Cover )

What is love without the giving
Without love you're only living
An imitation, an imitation of life

Skies above in flaming color
Without love they're so much duller
A false creation, an imitation of life
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Would the song of a lark be half as sweet
Would the moon be as bright above
Every day would be grey and incomplete
Without the one you love

Lips that kiss can tell you clearly
Without this our lives are merely
An imitation, an imitation of life

Mother's Song

Listen and gather 'round me children
Children of a mother whose life lifted up love
Listen, and gather 'round me children
Children of a mother whose life lifted up peace

A mother who taught all of her children
To love and be loved by each other
Hold your sister's hand as she walks across life
And look out for each other
Carry your brother's load
Don't you ever, ever betray him
Go to the store, buy grandmamma a pound of love

Listen, gather 'round me children
Children of a mother whose life lifted up joy
Listen, gather 'round me children
Children of a mother whose life lifted up hope

A mother who taught all of her children to love
And be loved by each other
Hold your baby sister's hand as she walks across life
And look out for each other
Carry your brother's load
Don't you ever, ever betray him
Go to the store, buy grandmamma a pound of love
I believe it's on sale
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Listen, gather around me children
Cchildren of a mother whose life lifted up love
Listen, gather around me children
Children of a mother whose life lifted up hope

A mother who taught all of her children to love
And be loved by each other
Hold your baby sister's hand as she walks across life
And look out for each other
Carry your brother's load
Don't you ever, ever betray him
Go to the store, buy grandmamma a pound of love

Listen, gather 'round me children
Children of a mother whose life lifted up joy
Listen, gather 'round me children
Children of a mother whose life lifted up peace

A mother who taught all of her children to love
And be loved by each other
Hold your sister's hand as she walks across life
And look out for each other
Carry your brother's load
Don't you ever, ever betray him
Go to the store, buy grandmamma a pound of love

Listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen
Listen, listen, listen, listen, oh, oh, oh, oh
Children of a mother whose life lifted up me

Our Love

They think you're weak
But you're the reflection of my love
We're incomplete
But you're the direction of my love

Vultures are flying
Round the ramparts
Of the towers of our love
Don't it sound sweet
Our love

How did we meet
This is the question of our love
They pray defeat
Petty pallbearers of our love
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Forces of hate
Have stormed the gates
Around the castles of our love
Don't it sound sweet
Our love

They think we're weak
But you're the reflection of my love
We're incomplete
You're the direction of my love

Vultures are flying
Round the ramparts
Of the towers of our love
Don't it sound sweet
Our love

How did we meet?
This is the question of our love
They pray defeat
Petty pallbearers of our love

Forces of hate
Have stormed the gates
Around the castles of our love
Don't it sound sweet
Our love
Don't it sound sweet
Our love
Don't it sound sweet
Our love
Can't you hear me when I say
Our love

Bling Bling

I am so rich in love
And so poor in everything that makes love matter
I've got gifts to give
But no place for those gifts to live
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Like diamond hearts and golden dreams
My song is just like bling bling

I am so rich in love
And so poor in everything that makes love matter
I've got gifts to give
But no place for those gifts to live

I've been dimissed by those who like cream on top of cream
I scream, bling bling

I am so rich in love
And so poor in everything that makes love matter
I've got gifts to give
But no place for those gifts to live

Like diamond hearts and golden dreams
My song is just like bling bling

I am so rich in love
And so poor in everything that makes love matter
I've got gifts to give
But no place for those gifts to live

I've been dimissed by those who like cream on top of cream
I scream, bling bling

Work Song

( Oscar Brown Jr Cover )

Breaking up big rocks on the chain gang
Breaking rocks and serving my time
Breaking rocks out here on the chain gang
'Cause I've been convicted of crime
Hold it steady right there and let me hit it well
Well I reckon that ought to get it, yeah yeah
I've been working
I've been working
Oh well and I still
Got so terribly long to go

Breaking up big rocks on the chain gang
Breaking rocks and serving my time
Breaking rocks out here on the chain gang
'Cause I've been convicted of crime
Hold it steady right there and let me hit it
Well I reckon that ought to get it
I've been working, I've been working
And I still got so terribly long to go
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I've been convicted of crime Lord I needed
A crime of being hungry and poor
I left the grocery store man bleeding
When they caught me robbing his store
Hold it steady right there let me hit it
Well I reckon that ought to get it
I've been working, I've been working
And I still got so terribly long to go

I heard the judge say five years of hard labor
On a chain-gang you gonna go
I heard that dirty judge say five years of labor
I heard my woman scream "Lordy, no!"
Hold it steady right there and let me hit it
Well I reckon that ought to get it
I've been working, I've been working
And I still got so terribly long to go

Wanna see my sweet honey baby
Wanna break this chain off and run
Wanna go lay down somewhere shady
'Cause it's sure goes hot here in the sun
Hold it steady right there and let me hit it
Well I reckon that ought to get it
I've been working, I've been working
Still got so terribly long to go

Breaking up big rocks on the chain gang
Breaking rocks and serving my time
Breaking rocks out here on the chain gang
'Cause I've been convicted of crime
Hold it steady right there and let me hit it
Well I reckon that ought to get it
I've been working, I've been working
Still got so terribly long to go
I've been working, I've been slaving
Still got so terribly long to go
I've been working, I've been slaving
And I still got so terribly long to go

God Bless the Child

( Billie Holiday Cover )

Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible says
And it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child
That's got his own
That's got his own

Well the strong they get more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child
That's got his own
That's got his own

Oh money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding 'round your door
But when you're gone and spending ends
They don't come 'round no more
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But, oh, don't you take too much
Mama may have, and oh Papa he may have
But God bless the child
That's got his own
God bless the child
That's got his own

 

Liquid Spirit

No Love Dying

There will be no love that's dying here
The bird that flew in through my window
Simply lost his way
He broke his wing, I helped him heal
And then he flew away
Well the death of love is everywhere
But I won't let it be
There will be no love that's dying here for me

There will be no love that's dying here
The mirror that fell from the wall was raggedy, that's all
It rest up on a rusty nail, before it made its fall
Well the bones of love are everywhere but I won't let it be
There will be no love that's dying here for me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
There will be no love that's dying here
Four flowers in my Asian vase is not a sign we're dead
I paid for three, a sweet old lady gave me four instead
There's some doubt that's out about this love but I won't let it be
There will be no love that's dying here for me

There will be no love that's dying here
The bird that flew in through my window
Simply lost his way
He broke his wing
I helped him heal
And then he flew away
Well the death of love is everywhere
But I won't let it be
There will be no love that's dying here for me

No, there will be no love that's dying for me
There will be no love that's dying for you and me
There will be no love dying here
No, not for me
There will be no love that's dying here
No, there will be no love that's dying here
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
There will be no love that's dying for me

Liquid Spirit

Un re-route the rivers
Let the dammed water be
There's some people down the way that's thirsty
So let the liquid spirit free

The people are thirsty
'Cause of man's unnatural hand
Watch what happens when the people catch wind
When the water hits the banks of that hard dry land
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Clap your hands now
Go 'head and clap your hands now
Clap your hands now
Go 'head and clap your hands now

Get ready for the wave
It might strike like the final flood
The people haven't drank is so long
The water won't even make mud

After it comes, it might come with a steady flow
Grab the roots of the tree down by the river
Fill your cup when your spirit's low

Clap your hands now
Go 'head and clap your hands now
Clap your hands now
Clap your hands now

Dip down and take a drank
And fill your water tank
Dip down and take a drank
And fill your water tank

Un re-route the rivers
Let the dammed water be
There's some people down the way that's thirsty
Let the liquid spirits free

The folk are thirsty
Because of man's unnatural hand
Watch what happens when the people catch wind
Of the water hitting banks of hard dry land

Clap your hands now
Clap your hands now
Go 'head and clap your hands now
Clap your hands now

Get down and take a drink
And fill your water tank
Get down and take a drink
And fill your water tank

Liquid spirit
Liquid spirit
Liquid spirit
Liquid spirit

Clap your hands now
Liquid spirit

Lonesome Lover

So long I've been needin'
Your love hear me bleeding
Lord my heart is bleeding
Take me back where I belong

I know, folks, I'm saying
From you I've been straying
But still I keep praying
Take me back where I belong

Poor lonesome me
Why can't you see
Let ???
Take me back where I belong
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Don't be hesitating
Too long I've been waiting
Love I'm hesitating
Take me back where I belong

Poor lonesome me
Why can't you see
Let ???
Take me back where I belong

Don't be hesitating
Too long I've been waiting
Love I'm hesitating
Take me back where I belong
Take me back now
Where I belong
Take me back where I belong

Water Under Bridges

Somebody told me get over it
It's like water under bridges
That have already burned

They say it gets better, it gets easier
The memories starts to fade
And sad songs that always play you start to hate

Do you remember the days we used to spend
Memories so strong it keeps me from moving on
If I could go back, I'd take our worst days
Even our worst days are better than loneliness

Somebody told me, get over it
It's like water under bridges that have already burned
It's like water under bridges that have already burned
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Do you remember the days we used to spend
Memories so strong it keeps me from moving on
If I could go back, I'd take our worst days
Even our worst days are better than loneliness

Somebody told me, get over it
It's like water under bridges that have already burned
It's like water under bridges that have already burned
It's like water under bridges that have already burned
They say, they say, they say
It's like water under bridges that have already burned

Hey Laura

Hey Laura, it's me
Sorry but I had to ring your doorbell so late
But there's something bothering me
I really am sorry, but it just couldn't wait

Is there someone else instead of me
Go 'head and lie to me and I will believe
You're not in love with him and this fool can see
That the rivers of your love flow up hill to me

Hey Laura, it's me
Sorry but I had to ring your doorbell so late
But there's something bothering me
I really am sorry, but it just couldn't wait
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
With a healthy dose of make believe
Won't you lie to me and make me believe
That you're in love with me and this fool can see
That the rivers of your love flow up hill to me

Hey Laura, it's me
Sorry but I had to ring your doorbell so late
But there's something bothering me
All night long, I just couldn't wait

With a healthy dose of make believe
Go 'head and lie to me and make me believe
That you're in love with me and oh this fool can see
That the rivers of your love flow up hill to me

Hey Laura, it's me
Hey Laura, it's me
Hey Laura, it's me

Musical Genocide

I do not agree, this is not for me
No, Musical genocide

I will not commit nor will I submit to
Musical genocide

This is not for me, I won't let it be
No, musical genocide

Give me a blues song
Tell the world what's wrong
And the gospel singer
Giving those messages of love
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And the soul man
With your heart in the palm of his hand
Singing his stories of love and pain
Oh, I do not agree

I do not agree, this is not for me
No, musical genocide

I will not commit nor will I submit to
Musical genocide

This is not for me, I won't let it be
No, musical genocide

Give me a blues song
Tell the world what's wrong
And what about the gospel singer
Heavenly messages of love

And oh the soul man with your heart in his hand
Singing his stories of love and pain

Woah, I do not agree
I do not agree, I do not agree, no

Hey! I do not agree
This is not for me
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on people
Come on

Wolfcry

The night has fallen
You have soaked your see-through silken gown with tears
Your love was all in
And he mistook your come stay call for come quick dear
You need me near
You need me near
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
After I have saved you
And gathered all the pieces of your heart
That's when it starts
Then you gained your confidence
And leave your innocence
And vulnerability with me

After I have saved you
And gathered all the pieces of your heart
That's when it starts
Then you gained your confidence
And leave your innocence
And vulnerability with me

Your tears were fallin'
And I came quick to comfort all your solemn fear
When you have fallen
I'm always there to pick you up and say come here dear
I need you near
I need you near

After I have saved you
And gathered all the pieces of your heart
That's when it starts
You gained your confidence
And leave your innocence
And vulnerability with me

After I have saved you
And gathered all the pieces of your heart
That's when it starts
You gained your confidence
And leave your innocence
And vulnerability with me
You leave it all with me

Free

Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free

Knew she could make it right
Working late every night
Got to make money to put food on the table

And Daddy had to do the same
He knew he had to do his part
So none of his children would get caught up in the game

So I'd be young and free
Daddy made a way for me
He paved a road so my burden is lighter
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And Momma did just the same
Dropping love just like rain
She said guard your heart for from it come the issues of life

Free
Free
Free

Got to do well in school
Obey that golden rule
Treat another man like you want to be treated

Share with your brotherman
If needed, give him a hand
For in the end, you might just need him

So I'd be young and free
Daddy made a way for me
He paved a road so my burden is lighter

And Momma did just the same
Dropping Love just like rain
She said guard your heart for from it, come the issues of life

Free
Free
Free

Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free

Though they both left this earth
I want to thank them for my birth
And all of the gifts they left for a lifetime

It truly was a sacrifice
They didn't even think twice
Seven of Eight
And Gregory would be his name

So I'd be young and free
Daddy made a way for me
He paved a road so my burden is lighter

And Momma did just the same
Dropping love just like rain
She said guard your heart
But from it come the issues of life

Free, free, free
Free, free, free

Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free

Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free
Want to be free, got be free

Brown Grass

Brown grass
On the other side
Nothing but brown grass
Now I'm open wide
To the truth I left behind
Her loves so hard to find

Now I find myself
Falling down on brown grass
Now I find myself
Rolling 'round on brown grass

Brown grass
On the other side
Nothing but brown grass
Now I made a mess
Of the life I had with you
In search of something new

Now I find myself
Falling down on brown grass
Now I find myself
Rolling 'round on brown grass
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Why didn't I know that she was a essential part of me
I thought that I needed to find me and I needed to be free
Why didn't I know that she was all that I would ever need
I looked at the distant view and thought it was for me

But now I know
It was just brown grass
On the other side
Nothing but brown grass

Now I'm open wide
To the truth I left behind
Her loves so hard to find

Now I find myself falling down on brown grass
Now I find myself rolling 'round on brown grass

Why didn't I know that she was a essential part of me
I thought that I needed to find me and I needed to be free
Why didn't I know that she was all that I would ever need
I looked at the distant view and thought it was for me

But now I know
It was just brown grass
On the other side
Nothing but brown grass

Now I'm open wide
To the truth I left behind
Her loves so hard to find

Now I find myself falling down on brown grass
Now I find myself rolling 'round on brown grass
Now I find myself falling down on brown grass

Wind Song

The sun, the trees, the leaves, the ground
The sound it makes when love sings songs of love to them
I try all day to not write songs that sound cliché
When I sing songs of love to you

Some how I always do
And then I realize
After a million years
The Wind Song goes along
That's how I want to be
Until eternity
The Wind Song goes along

I'm glad it's clear the rain this year
Came down so strong to test my song of love for you
I love you still and always will
So if my song repeats know that I'm stuck on you
Oh yes, I'm stuck on you
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And then I realize
After a million years
The Wind Song goes along
Oh yes, I realize
After a million years
The Wind Song goes along

I'm glad it's clear the rain this year
Came down so strong to test my song of love for you
I love you still and always will
So if my song repeats know that I'm stuck on you
I'm stuck on you

And then I realize
After a million years
The Wind Song goes along
The Wind Song goes along
The Wind Song goes along
The Wind Song goes along

The 'In' Crowd

I'm in with the in crowd
I go where the in crowd goes
I'm in with the in crowd
And I know what the in crowd knows

Any time of the year, don't you hear
Dressing fine, making time

We breeze up and down the street
We get respect from the people we meet
They make way day or night
They know the in crowd is out of sight

I'm in with the in crowd
I know the latest dance
When you're in the in crowd
It's so easy to find romance
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Any time of the year, don't you hear
If it square, we ain't there
We make every minute count
Our share is always the biggest amount
Other guys imitate us
But the original is still the greatest

I'm in with the in crowd
I go where the in crowd goes
I'm in with the in crowd
And I know what the in crowd knows

Any time of the year, don't you hear
Dressing fine, making time

We breeze up and down the street
We get respect from the people we meet
They make way day or night
They know the in crowd is out of sight

I'm in the in crowd
I'm in the in crowd now
Not on the outside
Looking in

I'm in the in crowd
I'm in the in crowd, yeah yeah yeah
I'm in the in crowd

It feels nice, it feels nice
It feels nice, it feels nice
It feels nice, it feels nice
It feels nice, it feels nice
It feels

Movin'

I feel just like a kite
But one without a string
One that is floating around
I don't know what tomorrow will bring

I feel just like a bird
But one without a home
One that is floating over endless oceans
Empty horizons, no rest in sight

What does it mean
When you say you want to be free
Free to sing, free to dance
Free to let someone take a glance
In a world that's free of me

Then you say, then you say you're moving on
Then you say, “I got other plans”
Oh girl oh
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
You're moving in the wrong direction
Moving in the wrong direction, yeah
You're moving in the wrong direction
So far away from me

You're moving in the wrong direction
Moving in the wrong direction, yeah
You're moving in the wrong direction
So far away from me

Then you say you're moving on
Then you say you got other plans
Oh girl

You're moving in the wrong direction
Moving in the wrong direction, yeah
Lady, you're moving in the wrong direction
So far away from me

I wish my Momma was here
A strong, strong steady rose
She would know, what to do
What to say, how to pray
To make things better

What does it mean
When you say you want to be free
Free to sing, free to dance
Free to let someone take a glance
In a world that's free of me

You're moving in the wrong direction
Moving in the wrong direction
You're moving in the wrong direction
So far away from me

Well you're moving, well you're moving
Well you're moving, well you're moving away
So far away
So far away from men, oh

Well you're moving, well you're moving
Well you're moving, well you're moving
Well you're moving, well you're moving
Well you're moving, well you're moving, oh
Far away from me

When Love Was King

There once was a kingdom far far away
Where love was the rule of the day
Nothing more, nothing less
Then to give your friend your best

There's much more story that I could tell
To make the hardest hearts swell
This is the story
When love was king

When love was king
Do you remember when love was king
When love was king
I remember when love was king

He ruled the land
With his fist unfurled
With open arms for the world
Of hungry children, first he'd think
To pull their lives from the brink
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
When love was king
He'd rescued souls lost in the sea
In drifting vessels, he would hear their plea

When love was king
He threw a line before they'd sink
And gave the thirsty ones a drink

He told the meek that they should try
To use the sword to smite the lie
That being kind is for the weak
When love was king
I pray the Lord these words we seek

When love was king
He showed respect for every man
Regardless of their skin and clan

Beside him stood his mighty queen
An equal force, wise and keen
He lifted up the underneath
And all his wealth he did bequeath
To those who toiled without a gain
So they would remember his reign

So seek some place to call your own
Right next to this mighty shining throne
When Love was king
When Love was king

I Fall In Love Too Easily

I fall in love too easily
I fall in love too fast
And I fall in love too terribly hard
For love to last

My heart should be well schooled
'Cause I've been fooled
Oh I've been fooled by you in the past
I fall in love too easily
I fall in love too fast
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I fall in love too easily
And I, I fall in love too fast
And I fall in love too terribly hard
For love to last

And I, I whose heart should be well schooled, well schooled
'Cause I've been fooled, oh I've been fooled by you in the past
I fall in love too easily
I fall in love way too fast
Way too fast, way too fast, too fast

Time Is Ticking

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Did you dance out in the rain

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Did you jump out of a plane
Did you make love on a train
It's not too late

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Did you wash away the pain

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Did you finish war and peace
Did you make peace with a friend
It's not too late
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Does life just spin round like the hands of a clock
Are we just pushing time
Or is time pushing us

The grind, to the train, to the bus, to the plane
Be on time till the end of your life
No it's no life for me
Let's make life sublime

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Did you dance out in the rain

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Did you jump out of a plane
Did you make love on a train
It's not too late

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Time is ticking

Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Time is ticking
Time is ticking

When You Wish Upon a Star

(Jazz Loves Disney)

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you

If your heart is in your dreams
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

Fate is kind
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of
Their secret longing, oh

Like a boat out of the blue
Fate steps in
And sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true

Like a boat out of the blue
Fate steps in
And sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true, oh

Puttin' On the Ritz

(Irving Berlin)

If you're blue and you don't know
Where to go to, why don't you go
Where fashion sits
Puttin' on the Ritz

Different types who wear a day coat
Pants and stripes and cutaway
Coat perfect fits
Puttin' on the Ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Trying hard to be like Gary Cooper (super duper)

Come let's mix where Rockefellers
Walk with sticks and umbrellas
In their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz

If you're blue and you don't know
Where to go to, why don't you go
Where fashion sits
Puttin' on the Ritz

Different types who wear a day coat
Pants and stripes and cutaway
Coat perfect fits
Puttin' on the Ritz

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper,
Trying hard to be like Gary Cooper (super duper)

Come let's mix where Rockefellers
Walk with sticks and umbrellas
In their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz
Puttin' on the Ritz
Puttin' on the Ritz

Take Me to the Alley

Holding On

Weight of love on my shoulders
I thought that it would be easier than this
I found my heart had grown colder
But the warmth of your kiss, I can't dismiss

Though my past has left me bruised
I ain't hiding from the truth
When the truth won't let me lie right next to you
You copy you paste you lose
But it's holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to make it
Played the part, but I can't fake it
It keeps holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to break it
Heaven knows that I can't shake it

Holding on, holding on
Holding on, holding on

I've seen times that were harder
I remember the taste of bitterness
Won't you help me, my father
Help me fall in the love that I have missed

Though my past has left me bruised
I ain't hiding from the truth
When the truth won't let me lie right next to you

But it's holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to make it
Played the part, but I can't fake it
It keeps holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to break it
Heaven knows that I can't shake it

Holding on
Holding on

But it's holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to make it
Played the part, but I can't fake it
It keeps holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to break it
Heaven knows that I can't shake it

Holding on, holding on
It keeps holding on
It keeps holding on
It keeps holding on
Holding on
Holding on
Holding on

Holding on
Holding on
Holding on
Holding on

Don't Lose Your Steam

Sitting on the top of the roof, the bridge is all mine
Steam engines roll by, the bridges fall down
And so do my dreams

Boy, you hear me calling your name
The bridge is your time
Your engine rolls hot
If the bridges fall down
Don't lose your head of steam
You copy you paste you lose
Young man, I'm counting on you
And whoa, young man
I'm counting on you

Boy, I didn't make it too far
But baby you are
The family star
I'll tighten your seams
Don't lose your head of dreams

Boy, you hear me calling your name
The bridge is your time
Your engine rolls hot
If the bridges fall down
Don't lose your head of steam

Young man, I'm counting on you
And whoa, young man
I'm counting on you
To get me to the other side
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

This foot-pound pressure is new
Whatever you do is up to you
But do me this do
Don't lose your head of dreams

Young man, I'm counting on you
And whoa, young man
I'm counting on you

Young man, I'm counting on you
And whoa, young man
I'm counting on you
And whoa, young man
You are now the man

Whoa, whoa, young man
I'm-a counting on you, hey, hey, hey
You are now the man
Can you get me to the other side
Can you get me to the other side
Hey, hey, hey, huh huh
Hey hey, huh huh, hey hey hey
Don't lose your head of steam
Don't lose your head of steam

Take Me to the Alley

Well, the guild their houses
In preparation for the King
And they line the sidewalks
With every sort of shiny thing

They will be surprised
When they hear him say

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their ways

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their ways
You copy you paste you lose
Let me hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
You will have a pardon

They will be surprised
When the hear him say

Take me the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me to the lonely ones
That somehow lost their ways

Let them hear me say
I am your friend
Come to my table
Rest here in my garden
you will have a pardon
you will have a pardon

Take me to the alley
Take me to the afflicted ones
Take me, take me, take me

Day Dream

He's satisfied to dream his whole life away
Candy coated castles life of play
Broomsticks are his magic cars
Climb aboard and you'll ride the stars
Can you remember it seems like yesterday

Getting older
Growing taller
Getting smarter
He'll find his way

Rocket ships that never leave his hand
But he's in space 'cause he's a rocket ship man
Got to fight in some galaxy wars
Climb aboard and you'll ride the stars
Got to get home to kiss his mama goodnight

Getting older
Growing taller
Getting smarter
He'll find his way
You copy you paste you lose
If he folds his legs a certain way he can fly
Told his cousins to watch him as he tried
Broomsticks are his magic cars
Climb aboard and you'll ride the stars
Can't go too far 'cause silly grown-up life is straight ahead

Getting older
Growing taller
Getting smarter
He'll find his way
He'll find his way
He'll find his way

Consequence Of love

I will go to the consequence of love
Whatever come, what may you see
The game for me is you

I will fight for the right to be your love
No matter what they say, you see
The game for me is you

I begin to hate
Time and distance
'Cause it makes me wait
It's all I seem to do

I will go to the consequence of love
Whatever come, what may you see
The game for me is you
You copy you paste you lose
I will fight for the right to be your love
No matter what they say, you see
The game for me is you

I begin to hate
Time and distance
'Cause it makes me wait
It's all I seem to do

I'll anticipate
With all my patience
'Cause it makes me wait
Coming home to you

And oh, I will go to the consequence of love
Whatever come, what may you see
The game for me is you

I will fight for the right to be your love
No matter what they say, you see
The game for me is you

The game for me is you
The game for me is you
The game for me is love

In fashion

You wear a black leather belt
That holds the waist I used to hold
Your colors fade
But not the color of your jeans
You copy you paste you lose
You wear a hat with pretty swirls
The envy of the other girls
You change your shades
Before our day turns into eve

Think I better let it go
Think I better let it go
'Cause I'm thinking I'm last year's runway passion
No longer in fashion
And I find myself obsessed
With how you dress
And whom you'll see when you're without me

We're never caught in picture frames
The paparazzi know our names
They know like fashion
Our love is not for real

The weather's fine but in your mind
You need that flare and so you wear
Big blue fur and feathered hair
To fit your scheme

Think I better let it go
Think I better let it go
'Cause I'm thinking I'm last year's runway passion
No longer in fashion
And I find myself obsessed
With how you dress
And whom you'll see when you're without me
Yes I find myself obsessed
With how you dress
And whom you'll see when you're without me

Think I better let it go
Think I better let it go
'Cause I'm thinking I'm last year's runway passion
No longer in fashion
And I find myself obsessed
With how you dress
And whom you'll see when you're without me

Oh I find myself obsessed
With how you dress
And whom you'll see when you're without me
Yes I find myself obsessed
With how you dress
And whom you'll see when you're without me

More Than A Woman

More than a woman
More than a woman

Now I see
Now I know
Who she is
More than a woman

Modern day
Deity
Yes she is
More than a woman

She never walked on water
She never turned that water to wine
But being 'round her made my blind eyes see
You copy you paste you lose
She brought love
To my life
Gave love light
More than a woman

Simple words
I love you
She made true
More than a woman

She never walked on water
She never turned that water to wine
But being 'round her made my blind eyes see

She never walked on water
She never turned that water to wine
But being 'round her made my blind eyes see
She's more than a woman to me
She made my blind eyes see
More than a woman to me

In Heaven

In heaven, that's where you'll see me, my love
Not on the earth, with its troubles and cares
In heaven, that's where you'll see me, my love
Not on the earth, with its toils and snares

So don't go running into the mountains, my love
Because you know that I won't be there
And don't go running into the hillsides, my love
Just lift your head up and say a prayer

In heaven, that's where you'll see me, my love
Not on the earth, with its troubles and cares
In heaven, that's where you'll see me, my love
Not on the earth, with its toils and snares

So don't go running into the mountains, my love
Because you know that I won't be there
And don't go running into the hillsides, my love
Just lift your head up and say a prayer
You copy you paste you lose
In heaven
In heaven
In heaven

Insanity

How did we ever lose our minds
And fall apart, knowing we're the only ones
To heal each other's hearts
Bring your love on back to me
Stop this insanity
Before we go too far

How did we ever lose our way
And try to say, love is a losing game
Should have never tried to play
Bring your love on back to me
Stop this insanity
Before we go too far

We were lovers
And the best of friends
And I hope, I hope that we can be that
Oh, until the end

Sometimes a lover
Can be angry 'till the end
But it's always the friend inside
That will make amends
You copy you paste you lose
How did we ever lose our way
And try to say, love is a losing game
We will never be the same
Bring your love on back to me
Stop this insanity
Before we go too far

We were lovers
And the best of friends
And I know that we can be that
Be that 'till the end

Sometimes a lover
Can be angry 'till the end
But it's always the friend inside
That will make amends

How did we ever lose our way
And start to say, love is a losing game
We will never feel the same
Bring your love on back to me
Stop this insanity
Before we go too far
Before we go too far
Before we go too far
Before we go too far

Don't Be a Fool

Don't be a fool
Don't give your nights to someone else
While giving days to those who really love you

Don't be a fool like me
And give your life to someone else
While faking love to those who really love you
You copy you paste you lose
Why couldn't I have realized
The gravity of telling lies
Whose weight now shows up upon your faceless smile
I know your heart, now and before
But I won't do it anymore
Trust in me and fall in love again

Listen to these charms
Baby, I'm not fooling
And fall into these open arms of love

Listen to these charms
Baby, I'm not fooling
And fall into these open arms of love

Listen to these charms
Baby, I'm not fooling around
And fall into these open arms of love

Why couldn't I have realized
The gravity of tears in eyes
Whose weight now shows up on your faceless smile
I broke your heart, now and before
But I won't do it anymore
Trust in me and fall in love again

Listen to these charms
Baby, I'm not fooling
And fall into these open arms of love

Listen to these charms
Baby, I'm not fooling
And fall into these open arms of love

Listen to these charms
Baby I'm not fooling around
And fall into these open arms of love
And fall into these open arms of love
And fall into these open arms of love

Fan The Flames

Fan the flames of love
A classy action suit to dance in
Break a window and let the sun in
Break the silence, it's not a sin

Stand up on your seat with your dirty feet
Put your fist in the air, be sweet

Tear down the walls of hate
Fill up the empty bowls of the hungry
Break the sacks and let the rice run free
Crack the backs of the tax for me

Stand up on your seat with your dirty feet
Raise your fist in the air, and be sweet
Be sweet now

Fan the flames of love
A classy action suit to dance in
Break a window and let the sun in
Break the silence it's not a sin
You copy you paste you lose
Stand up on yourseat with your filthy feet
Raise your fist in the air, and be sweet

Hey, now
Tear down the walls of hate
Fill up the empty bowls of the hungry
Break the sacks and let the rice run free
Crack the backs of the tax for me

Stand up on your seat with your dirty feet
Put your fist in the air, and be sweet now
Be sweet

French African Queen

I was walking 'round in Paris
Near the Fuque Zanzibar
Said the woman at the front door
"Do you know the place you are?
This place is from the fancy
I don't think you fit the scene
You are just American Black boy
I'm a French African Queen"

And she was tall and statuesque
She looked straight over my puzzled head
She said "Don't make me get real ugly
You heard just what I said"
"I've got music for the people
I must fulfill my precious dream
You copy you paste you lose
To bring blues from America
To the French African queen"
"Ah, oui oui"

I was walking 'round in Paris
Near the Fuque Zanzibar
Said the woman at the front door
"Do you know the place you are?
This place is from the fancy
I don't think you fit the scene
You are just American Black boy
I'm a French African Queen"

And she was tall and statuesque
She looked straight over my puzzled head
She said "Don't make me get real ugly
You heard just what I said"
"I've got music for the people
I must fulfill my precious dream
I bring blues from America
To the French African queen"

"Hear my words we're not so different
Land and language in the way
We feel the same human feelings
With different words we say
We are fruit from the same tree
I think you know just what I mean"
"I am your American Black boy
You're my French African queen"

Nat King Cole And Me

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you
You're so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only 'cause you're lonely they have blamed you?
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there
you always copy, paste and cheat
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

Smile

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by

If you smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
you always copy, paste and cheat
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worth-while
If you just smile

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worth-while
If you just smile

Nature Boy

There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far
Over land and sea
A little shy and sad of eye
But very wise was he
you always copy, paste and cheat
And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return"

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return"

L-o-V-e

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore
you always copy, paste and cheat
And love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you

L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore

And love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you
Love was made for me and you

Quizas, quizas, quizas

Siempre que te pregunto
Que cuando, como y donde
Tu siempre me respondes
Quizas, quizas, quizas

Y asi pasan los dias
Y yo desesperando
Y tu, tu contestando
Quizas, quizas, quizas

Estas perdiendo el tiempo
Pensando, pensando
Por lo que mas tu quieras
Hasta cuando, hasta cuando

Ay, asi pasan los dias
Y yo desesperando
Y tu, tu contestando
Quizas, quizas, quizas

Y asi pasan los dias
Y yo desesperando
Y tu, tu contestando
Quizas, quizas, quizas
you always copy, paste and cheat
Estas perdiendo el tiempo
Pensando, pensando
Por lo que mas tu quieras
Hasta cuando, hasta cuando

Ay, asi pasan los dias
Y yo desesperando
Y tu, tu contestando
Quizas, quizas, quizas
Quizas, quizas, quizas
Quizas, quizas, quizas

Miss Otis regrets

Miss Otis regrets
She's unable to lunch today
Madam
Miss Otis regrets
She's unable to lunch today
you always copy, paste and cheat
She is sorry to be delayed
But last evening down in lover's lane
She strayed
Madam...
Miss Otis regrets
She's unable to lunch today

When she woke up and found
That her dream of love was gone, Madam
She ran to the man who had led her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her love down

Madam
Miss Otis regrets
She's unable to lunch today

When the mob came and got her
And dragged her from the jail, Madam
They strung her upon the old willow across the way
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried

Madam
Miss Otis regrets
She's unable to lunch today
Today

Pick yourself up

Pick yourself up
Take a deep breath
Dust yourself off
And start all over again

Nothing's impossible, I have found
For when my chin is on the ground
I pick myself up
Dust myself off
And start all over again
you always copy, paste and cheat
Don't lose your confidence
If you slip
Be grateful for a pleasant trip
And pick yourself up
Dust yourself off
And start all over again

Work like a soul inspired
Until the battle of the day is won
You may be sick and tired
But you'll be a man, my son

Will you remember the famous men
Who had to fall to rise again
So pick yourself up
Take a deep breath
Dust themselves off
And start all over again

Work like a soul inspired
Till the battle of the day is won
You may be sick and tired
But you'll be a man, my son

Will you remember the famous men
Who had to fall to rise again
So take a deep breath...
Pick yourself up
Dust yourself off
Start all over again

When Love Was King

There once was a kingdom, far far away
Where Love was the rule of the day
Nothing more, nothing less
Than to give your friend your best
There's much more story that I could tell
To make the hardest hearts swell

This is the story
When love was king

When love was king
Do you remember
When love was king
When love was king
I remember, oh
When love was king
you always copy, paste and cheat
He ruled the land with his fist unfurled
With open arms for the world
Of hungry children, first he'd think
To pull their lives from the brink
When love was king
He rescued souls lost in the sea
In drifting vessel he would hear their plea
When love was king
He threw a line before they'd sink
And gave the thirsty ones a drink

He told the meek that they should try
To use the sword to smite the lie
That being kind is for the weak
I pray the Lord these words we seek

When love was king
He showed respect for every man
Regardless of their skin or clan
Beside him stood his mighty queen
And equal force wise and keen
He lifted up the underneath
And all his wealth he did bequeath
To those who toiled with out a gain
So they could remember his reign

So seek someplace to call your own
Right this mighty shinning throne
When love was king
Do you remember
Do you remember
When love was king

The lonely one

There is a very quiet boy
They call the lonely one
There's sorrow in his face
And sadness in his eyes

And if you look into the heart
Within the lonely one
You'll find it's been deceived
That broken was in lies
you always copy, paste and cheat
Is it good to have cried
With the longing to hide
All your heartaches and fears
Is it wise to be cold
And to struggle, to hold back with tears

If you could only see the boy
They call the lonely one
You'd know that since you're gone
The lonely one is me

Is it good to have cried
With the longing to hide
All your heartaches and fears
Is it wise to be cold
And to struggle, to hold back with tears

If you could only see the boy
They call the lonely one
You'd know that since you're gone
The lonely one is me

You'd know that since you're gone
The lonely one is me

Ballerina

Dance, ballerina, dance
And do your pirouette in rhythm with your aching heart
Dance, ballerina, dance
You mustn't once forget a dancer has to dance the part

Whirl, ballerina, whirl
And just ignore the chair that's empty in the second row
This is your moment, girl
Although he's not out there applauding as you steal the show

Once you said his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn
you always copy, paste and cheat
And love is gone, ballerina, gone
So on with your career, you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
'Round and 'round you go
Ballerina, dance
Dance, dance

Once you said oh his love must wait its turn
You wanted fame instead
I guess that's your concern
We live and learn

Oh love is gone, ballerina, gone
On with your career, you can't afford a backward glance
Dance on and on and on
A thousand people here have come to see the show
'Round and 'round you go
So ballerina, dance
Dance

I Wonder Who My Daddy Is

I wonder who my daddy is
I wonder who
Is he that man
That came by some time
Then went away

Is he the one who telephones
And speaks so low
And mummy's voice is shaking
When she says hello

Is he that tall man
Held me on his knee
I can't remember
I was only three
My Grandma says he can't be found
He's away in some other town
you always copy, paste and cheat
In every place I look
In every face I see
It's on my mind
I've gotta find this part of me

Has he a car, is he a movie star
Does he fly the sky
I'll wonder who my Daddy is
Until I die

I wonder who my daddy is
I wonder who
I wonder who my daddy is
I wonder who

I wonder who my daddy is
I wonder who
I wonder who my daddy is
Until I die
Until I die

But beautiful

Love is funny, or it's sad
Or it's quiet, or it's mad
It's a good thing, or it's bad
But beautiful

Beautiful to take a chance
And if you fall, you fall
And I'm thinking
I wouldn't mind at all
you always copy, paste and cheat
Love is tearful, or it's gay
It's a problem, or it's play
It's a heartache either way
But beautiful

And I'm thinking, if you were mine
I'd never let you go
And that would be but beautiful
I know

And I'm thinking, if you were mine
I'd never let you go
And that would be but beautiful
That would be but beautiful
That would be but beautiful
I know

Sweet lorraine

Just found joy
I'm as happy as a baby boy
With another brand new choo-choo toy
When I met my sweet Lorraine
Lorraine, Lorraine

She's got a pair of eyes
That are brighter than the summer sky
When you see them, you'll realize
Why I love my sweet Lorraine

Now when it's raining, I don't miss the sun
Because it's in my baby's smile
And to think that I'm the lucky one
That will lead her down the aisle, oh
you always copy, paste and cheat
Each night I pray
That no one will steal her heart away
I can't wait until that lucky day
When I marry sweet Lorraine

Now when it's raining, I don't miss the sun
Because it's in my baby's smile
And to think that I'm the lucky one
That will lead her down the aisle

Oh, each night I pray
That no one will steal her heart away
I can't wait until that lucky day
When I marry sweet Lorraine

For all we know

For all we know
We may never meet again
Before you go
Make this moment sweet again

We won't say goodnight
Until the last minute
I'll hold out my hand
And my heart will be in it
you always copy, paste and cheat
For all we know
This may only be a dream
We come and go
Like a ripple on a stream

So love me tonight
Tomorrow was made for some
Tomorrow may never come
For all we know

For all we know
This may only be a dream
We come and go
Like a ripple on a stream

So love me tonight
Tomorrow was made for some
Tomorrow may never come
For all we know

The christmas song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
you always copy, paste and cheat
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
And tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you

Non Albums Tracks

Afro Blue

(Harold Mabern feat. Gregory Porter)

Dream of a land my soul is from
I hear a hand stroke on a drum
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue

Elegant boy, beautiful girl
Dancing for joy, delicate whirl
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue
you always copy, paste and cheat
Dream
Oh I had a dream of a land

Whispering trees, echo their sighs
Passionate pleas, tender replies
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue

Lovers in flight upward they glide
Burst at the height slowly subside
Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue

Two lovers dance face to face
With undulating grace
They gently sway then slip away
To some secluded place

Shades of delight, cocoa hue
Rich as the night, afro blue

Dream of a land
Dream

Black Is The Color (Of My true love's hair)

(Nina Simone)

Black, black, black is the color
Of my true love's hair
Her lips are like some roses fair
She has the sweetest smile and gentless hands
I love the ground where on she stands

I love my lover
And well she knows
I love the ground where on she goes
I wish that day it soon will come
When she and I could be as one
you always copy, paste and cheat
Black, black, black is the color
Of my true love's hair
Her lips are like some roses fair
She has the sweetest smile and gentless hands
I love the ground where on she stands

Black is the color of my true love's hair
Black is the color of my true love's hair
Black is the color of my true love's hair

Broken Heart

(Magnus Lindgren Feat. Gregory Porter / Souls LP 2013)

This is not what it seems
I've had my fill of dreams
Something's I don't forget
But you're the sweetest yet

Take me in your arms again
That's where we both belong
It's the logical place to start again
From the edge of a broken heart

There's been some big mistakes
But now we are wide awake
Things fo from bad, bad to worse
When you don't choose to put love first

I know there's been some times
When love seemed so jaded
It's not for lack of trying
And after all we nearly made it
To that place, we're not the same
But I'm still waiting let me explain
We're back where we started from
Now we know just what went wrong
And all those tears have gone

This is not what it seems
I've had my fill of dreams
Something's I don't forget
But you're the sweetest yet

You ought to know by now
We'll get there some way somehow
'Cause we're caught in a memory so sharp
On the edge of a broken heart
Broken Heart

But Beautiful

( Johnny Burke / Live )

Love is funny or is sad
Or it's quiet or it's mad
It's a good thing or it's bad
But beautiful

Beautiful to take a chance
And if you fall, you fall
And I'm thinking
That I wouldn't mind at all
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Love is tearful or is gay
It's a problem or it's play
It's a heartache either way
But beautiful

And I'm thinking
If you were mine
I would never let you go
And that would be
But beautiful I know

Love is tearful or is gay
It's a problem or it's play
It's a heartache either way
But beautiful

And I'm thinking
If you were mine
I would never let you go
And that would be
But beautiful I know

Central Park Serenade

(Renée Fleming feat. Gregory Porter)

Central Park Serenade
Count the minutes, counted the days
Now I'm on my way back to you

Been away much too long
Another minute and I'll be gone
My missing you days are all through

I'll take an early flight
I'll take a taxi ride
And I'll be there
And I'll be there in no time flat

Good to be back, good to be back again
I don't know why, know why I ever left
But I'm coming back now

Slice of heaven right off the city streets
Touch of magic under my feet
And a band plays on
And everybody sings along

Central Park, winter day
Mothers talking while children play
I'll take a hot chocolate to go

And take in all the crazy sights
Far from all the traffic lights
And stop and tell a stranger or two "Hello"

Watch lovers passing by
I'll have a snowball fight
And take a ride inside a horse drawn sleigh at night

Good to be back, good to be back again
I don't know why, know why I ever left
But I'm coming back now

Slice of heaven right off the city streets
Touch of magic under my feet
And a band plays on
And everybody sings along

Central Park, winter night
When the city comes alive
You never know what the night will bring

Christmas in the park after dark
Who knows who's gonna steal your heart
You feel like you're ready for anything

You never know tonight
Someone might catch your eye
Walk in your world
And change your whole world just like that

Good to be back, good to be back again
I don't know why, know why I ever left
But I'm coming back now

Slice of heaven right off the city streets
Touch of magic under my feet
And a band plays on
And everybody sings along

Everybody sings
And everybody sings along
Sings along

Do You Feel Like I Feel

(Nicola Conte feat. Gregory Porter)

Hey, little sister
Have you heard the news today
We're gonna shape the world away

Hey, little darling
Have you seen the skies in grey
Our love has cleared the clouds away

Stop, look and listen to your heart
Do you feel like I feel
I wanna make the church bells sing
Do you feel like I feel
I wanna let our freedom ring
Do you feel like I feel
I wanna give you everything
Oh do you feel like I feel
I wanna let our freedom ring, oh

Sweet, little sister
Let's get together with our souls
And let's move on beyond a goal

Hey, little darling
I see the flowers in your eyes
So innocent and wise
Start looking and listen to my heart

Oh do you feel like I feel
I wanna make the church bells sing
Do you feel like I feel
I wanna let our freedom ring
Do you feel like I feel
I wanna give you everything
Do you feel like I feel
I wanna let our freedom ring, oh

Hey, come on with me
Sweet soul sister
My soul sister

Sweet, soul sister
Sweet, soul sister

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

( Nina Simone Cover / Jamie Cullum Feat. Gregory Porter )

Baby, you understand me now
If sometimes you see that I'm mad
Don't you know that no one can always be an angel
When everything goes wrong, you see some bad
you always copy, paste and cheat
But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
Understand me, understand me

Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
Sometimes it seems again that all I have is worry
Then you're bound to see my other side

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

If I seem edgy
I want you to know
I never mean to take it out on you
Life has its problems
I've got my share
That's one thing I never mean to do
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Now baby I'm only human
I got faults like anyone
Sometimes I find myself alone regretting
Some little foolish thing
Some simple thing I've done

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
Understand me, understand me, understand me

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Go Tell It On The Mountain

(Anita Wilson feat. Gregory Porter)

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Mary’s baby is not just an ordinary baby
Tell them the saviour is born
Oh yes the saviour is born

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Mary’s baby is not just an ordinary baby
Tell them the saviour is born

While shepherds watch their flock by night
From heaven shines a holy light
They trembled when above the earth
They heard the angels singing about Jesus birth
Help me sing

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Mary’s baby is not just an ordinary baby
Tell them the saviour is born

Down in the manger Christ was born
God sent salvation Christmas morn
Now we seek him day and night
And I know

Ain’t no mountain high
Ain’t no valley low
No river wide enough to stop me
When I call His name
He comes in a hurry
I don’t have to worry, no

'Cause I know that there's
Ain’t no mountain high enough
To keep me from telling, telling everybody, no
Ain’t no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me from telling the world
Ain’t no mountain high enough
To keep me from telling, telling everybody, no
Ain’t no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me from telling the world
Nothing can keep me from telling the world

Mary’s baby was not just an ordinary baby, oh
And if we tell the world then maybe
Maybe, maybe they’ll come to know this extraordinary baby
Tell them the saviour is born

Grandma's hands

(Bill Withers / Live with Ben L'oncle Soul)

Grandma's hands
Clapped in church on Sunday morning
Grandma's hands
Played a tambourine so well
Grandma's hands
Used to issue out a warning
She'd say, "Freddy don't you run so fast
Might fall on a piece of glass
"Might be snakes there in that grass"
Grandma's hands

Grandma's hands
Soothed a local unwed mother
Grandma's hands
Used to ache sometimes and swell
Grandma's hands
Used to lift her face and tell her
She'd say "Baby, Grandma understands
That you really love that man
Put yourself in Jesus hands"
Grandma's hands
you always copy, paste and cheat
Grandma's hands
Used to hand me piece of candy
Grandma's hands
Picked me up each time I fell
Grandma's hands
Boy, they really came in handy
She'd say, "Matty don't you whip that boy
What you want to spank him for
He didn't drop no apple core"
But I don't have Grandma anymore
If I get to heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

(Renée Fleming feat. Gregory Porter)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself
A merry little Christmas now

Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Someday soon, we all will be together
If the Fates allow
Until then we'll have to muddle through, somehow
And have yourself
A merry little Christmas now

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

(Live at BBC One)

Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart be lonely
And long for heaven, heaven and home

When Jesus is my portion
My constant Friend is He
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watched it over me
you always copy, paste and cheat
I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
For His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches over me

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
For His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches
And I know He watches
And I know He watches over me

Holding On

(Disclosure feat. Gregory Porter / Caracal LP)

Shake it, sh-shake it...

Weight of love on my shoulders
I thought that it would be easier than this
I found my heart had grown colder
But the warmth of your kiss, I can't dismiss

Though my past has left me bruised
I ain't hiding from the truth
When the truth won't let me lie right next to you

But it's holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to make it
Played the part, but I can't fake it
It keeps holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to break it
Heaven knows that I can't shake it

But it's holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to make it
Played the part, but I can't fake it
It keeps holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to break it
Heaven knows that I can't shake it

Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it

It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on

I've seen times that were harder
I remember the taste of bitterness
Won't you help me, my father
Help me fall in the love that I have missed

Though my past has left me bruised
I ain't hiding from the truth
When the truth won't let me lie right next to you

But it's holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to make it
Played the part, but I can't fake it
It keeps holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to break it
Heaven knows that I can't shake it

But it's holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to make it
Played the part, but I can't fake it
It keeps holding on
And it's holding strong
Even though I tried to break it
Heaven knows that I can't shake it

Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it
Shake it, sh-shake it

It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on

Sh-shake it, shake it
Sh-shake it
Sh-shake it, shake it
Sh-shake it
Sh-shake it, shake it
Sh-shake it
Sh-shake it, shake it
Sh-shake it

It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on
It keeps holding on and on

It's Probably Me

(Sting / Live at the polar music prize ceremony 2017)

If the night turned cold and the stars looked down
And you hug yourself on the cold cold ground
You wake the morning in a stranger's coat

No one would you see
You ask yourself, who'd watch for me
My only friend, who could it be
It's hard to say it

I hate to say it, but it's probably me
When your belly's empty and the hunger's so real
And you're too proud to beg and too dumb to steal
You search the city for your only friend
you always copy, paste and cheat
No one would you see
You ask yourself, who could it be
A solitary voice to speak out and set me free

I hate to say it
I hate to say it, but it's probably me
You're not the easiest person I ever got to know
And it's hard for us both to let our feelings show
Some would say I should let you go your way

You'll only make me cry
If there's one guy, just one guy
Who'd lay down his life for you and die

It's hard to say it
I hate to say it, but it's probably me
When the world's gone crazy and it makes no sense
There's only one voice that comes to your defense
The jury's out and your eyes search the room
And one friendly face is all you need to see
If there's one guy, just one guy
Who'd lay down his life for you and die

It's hard to say it
It's hard to say it, but it's probably me
It's hard to say it
It's hard to say it, but it's probably me

Oh, it's hard to say it
It's hard to say it, but it's probably me

Oh I would lay down my life
I would lay down my life for you
It's hard to say it, it's hard to say it
It's hard to say it, it's hard to say it

It's hard to say it
It's hard to say it but it's probably me
It's hard to say it
It's hard to say it but it's probably me
It's probably me, it's probably me
It's probably me, oh it's probably me

Let It Be

(Milos Karadaglic feat. Gregory Porter / Blackbird, the Beatles LP 2016)

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer
Let it be

For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow
Let it be

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let The Good Times Roll

(Andreas Varady feat. Gregory Porter)

Hey everybody
Let's have some fun
You only live but once
And when you're dead you're done

So let the good times roll
Hey let the good times roll
We don't care if you're young or old
You oughtta get together and let the good times roll
you always copy, paste and cheat
Don't sit there mumbling
Talkin' trash
If you want to have a ball,
You got to go out and spend some cash

And let the good times roll
Woah let the good times roll
I don't care if you're young or old
You oughtta get together and let the good times roll

You know you wanna let the good times roll
Hey, you know you really wanna let the good times roll
We don't care if you're young or old
You oughtta get together and let the good times roll

It don't matter if it's stormy weather
Birds of a feather got to stay together
So get yourself together
Let the good times roll

Love's Work

(Robin McKelle feat. Gregory Porter)

All the hustle of the day getting me down
Don't think I'm gonna make it
Giving everything I got
How much more can I take it
I've been doing it alone too long
But life is better
When you're around
And the sun shines brighter
Things are moving along

I'm not looking back towards yesterday
Gonna make a change
I know when I say

We'll make it
We'll make love work
Like it should
Looking out for each other
We'll take it slow, one day at a time
You can't plan forever
'Cause love's work is never done

Home at midnight up at five
Doing my thing
Taking care of my family
I'm doing everything I can
To be the man that I wanna be
you always copy, paste and cheat
Days are long
Nights are short
But with all the time
I've wasted away

I'm not looking back towards yesterday
Gonna make a change
Believe when I say

We'll make it
We'll make love work
Like it should
Looking out for each other
We'll take it slow, one day at a time
You can't plan forever
'Cause love's work is never done

Maybe someday we can leave on a trip to Rome
Have a house up in the country we can call our own
We can make it anywhere
Living life without a care

We'll make love work
Like it should
Looking out for each other
We'll take it slow, one day at a time
You can't plan forever

We'll make love work
Like it should
Looking out for each other
We'll take it slow, one day at a time
You can't plan forever
'Cause love's work
'Cause love's work is never done

Moanin'

(Great Voices of Harlem LP)

Every Mornin' finds me moanin'
I'm alone and crying the blues
I'm so tired of paying the dues
Every body knows I'm moanin'

Every evening I am moanin'
Cuz of all I the trouble I see
Life's a loosing gamble to me
Every body knows I moanin'

Lord I spend many a days and nights alone with my grief
And I pray, really and truly pray
Somebody will come and bring me relief
you always copy, paste and cheat
Every mornin' finds me moanin'
I'm alone and crying the blues
I'm so tired of paying my dues
Every body knows I'm moanin'

Every body knows I'm moanin'

Papa was a rolling stone

(The Temptations / Live)

It was the third of September
That day I'll always remember, yes I will
'Cause that was the day that my daddy died
I never got a chance to see him
Never heard nothin' but bad things about him
Momma I'm depending on you to tell me the truth
Momma just hung her head and said

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone

Papa was a rolling stone
Wherever he laid his hat was his home
And when he died, all he left us was alone
you always copy, paste and cheat
I love music
Any kind of music
Just as long as it's grooving

People Will Say We're In Love

(Ella Fitzgerald feat. Gregory Porter)

Don't throw bouquets at me
Don't please my folks too much
Don't laugh at my jokes too much
People will say we're in love

Don't sigh and gaze at me
Your sighs are so like mine
Your eyes mustn't glow like mine
People will say we're in love

Don't start collecting things
Give me my rose and my glove
Sweetheart they're suspecting things
People will say we're in love

Don't praise my charm too much
Don't look so vain with me
Don't stand in the rain with me
People will say, people will say we're in love

Don't take my arm too much
Don't keep your hand in mine
Your hand feels so grand in mine
People will say we're in love
you always copy, paste and cheat
Don't dance all night with me
Till the stars fade from above
They'll see it's alright with me
People will say
They will say, they will say
They will say, they will say
We're in love

Purple Rain

(Prince Tribute)

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby, I could never steal you from another
It's such a shame our friendship had to end
you always copy, paste and cheat
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you underneath the purple rain

Only wanted to see you
Only wanted to see you
Only wanted to see you
In the purple rain

Right Where You Are

(Lizz Wright Featuring Gregory Porter)

When you came here already running
Then I knew you couldn't stay
All I could do is sit right beside you
I'd never stand in your way

Right where you are stop for a minute
Shimmering there in the sun
I've gone so far, I'm so deep in it
My heart is already won

Come let me see those bright weary eyes
What gave you reason to cry
If you want to leave a story behind us
Don't be so strong tonight
you always copy, paste and cheat
Right where you are stop for a minute
Shimmering there in the sun
I've gone so far, I'm so deep in it
My heart is already won

So much time is lost in pride and noble regret
No regrets no regrets
Take one sweet night
To dance and forget
These working hands
Just like my door are open they never were closed
Yours for the taking
Ready and waiting
Let yourself in like you know

Right where you are stop for a minute
Right here in this amber light
We've come so far
We're so deep in it
Don't turn away til sunrise

Running (Refugee Song)

(Keyon Harrold, Andrea Pizziconi & Jasson Harrold Featuring Gregory Porter & Common)

Can you see strength in my eyes
I used to sleep through the night
Then horror came;
There were no lights, no sirens, just guns
It was violent
And we had to run or die

I'm running
I'm running
I'm running
I'm running

So much time wasted in tents
Seventeen years inside a fence
I ran from the war, homeless, no school, no future
I'm a ghost, but not finished, I will rise

Say, oo, are we all alone
Say, no, I'll never forget my home
you always copy, paste and cheat
Running from the place that I know
I'm running, what direction should I go
I'm running, so tired and so worn
I won't stop until I'm safe and strong

Where I'm running to
Is running through my mind
Always on the run
Am I running out of time
Darkness in my way
I pray that the sun will shine
Started from the bottom
And that was underlined
By the place that I'm from
Sometimes is un­divine
I hear them songs of freedom
And they running through my mind
Close my eyes, imagine a place next to me
Where I no longer can be labeled a refugee
Destiny, oh, somewhere down these dark roads
Yeah, we the lost tribe but we found our souls
Cold rain, all pain, I left along the way
I fight through the night, just to find a stronger day

Running from the place that I know
I'm running, what direction should I go
Keep running, so tired and so worn
I won't stop until I'm safe and strong

Had to flee the place you love
Tough as nails when things got rough
Many fathers told their sons and daughters
Say oh
Don't stop running ‘till you're home
Say oh, Refugee song
Say oh, Refugee song
Say oh, Refugee song
Say oh, Refugee song

Satiated (Been Waiting)

(Dianne Reeves featuring Gregory Porter)

I've been waiting, anticipating
Contemplating this love affair
I'm so satisfied and overwhelmed
Cause I know all in love is fair

I've been searching for a long time
To find the passion that we share
And I feel what I feel and I can't go back
What I need, what I need is right here
you always copy, paste and cheat
What you gonna do
When there's no place to run to
You got me trippin' all over myself
(And I love it)
Your love is king
And if it's freedom you're needing, then take it

When you kiss me
I feel my soul stir
When you touch me
The world disappears
Cause you know what I like
And how I like it
And, Baby, I'm gonna, I'm gonna stay right here

Hold me close
Cause it feels so right
Its just life
Know its life with no guarantees
So kiss me now
Don't let go
Let's make love
And let it flow

What's a girl to do
When it's you that I run to
You've got me tripping all over myself
And I love it
Your love is king
And if its freedom you're needing
It's alright. I need my freedom, too
(it's cool to be free)

What you gonna do
When there's no place to turn to
You got me trippin' all over myself
Your love is king
And if it's freedom you're needing,
Just take it

Whenever you please
I'm not tryin' to go nowhere
Nowhere
Gonna be right here
Arms wide open
You and me, baby
You and me
My, my, my, my, my, baby...

Sinnerman

(Nina Revisited... A Tribute To Nina Simone - 2015)

Oh sinnerman, where you gonna run to
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to
All on that day
Well I run to the rock, please hide me
I run to the rock, please hide me
I run to the rock, please hide me
All on that day

But the rock cried out, I can't hide you
The rock cried out, I won't hide you
The rock cried out, I ain't gonna hide you guy
All on that day
I said, rock, what's a matter with you, rock
Don't you see I need you, rock?
All on that day
you always copy, paste and cheat
So I run to the river, it was bleedin'
I run to the sea, it was bleedin'
I run to the sea, it was bleedin'
All on that day
So I run to the river, it was boilin'
I run to the sea, it was boilin'
I run to the sea, it was boilin'
All on that day

Power, power
Power, power
Power, power
Send down power, power lord
Send down power, power lord
Send down power, power lord
Send down power, power lord
Send down power, power lord
Send down power, power lord
Send down your power, power lord
Power, power
Power, power
Power, power

Where you gonna run
Where you gonna run
Where you gonna run to
Where you gonna run to
Where you gonna run to

Can't you feel the spirit

Power, power
Power, power
Power

Small Stuff

(Magnus Lindgren Feat. Gregory Porter / Souls LP 2013)

You can take steps but don't sweat
The small stuff, small stuff
Regrets, just don't sweat the small stuff
It ain't nothing but a waste of time

Forget, just don't sweat
The small stuff, small stuff
Get set, and don't sweat the small stuff
'Cause things are gonna work out fine

Dreams are all that we need
Or all that we want
Life is a series of scenes
That memories haunt

Seems like we're spinning our wheels
Climbing those walls
Wake up and see how it feels
When your number's called

Forget, just don't sweat
The small stuff, small stuff
Get set, and don't sweat the samll stuff
'Cause things are gonna work out fine

You can take steps but don't sweat
The small stuff, small stuff
You'll have regrets, just don't sweat the small stuff
It ain't nothing but a waste of time

You can forget, just don't sweat
The small stuff, small stuff
Get set, and don't sweat the small stuff
'Cause things are gonna work out fine

Dreams are all that we need
Or all that we want
Life is a series of scenes
That memories haunt

Seems like we're spinning our wheels
Climbing those walls
Wake up and see how it feels
When your number's called

Wake up and see how it feels
Wake up and see how it feels
When your number's called

Someday We'll All Be Free

( Donny Hathaway Cover / Stephane Belmondo 'Ever After' 2013 )

Hang onto the world as it spins around
Just don't let the spin get you down
Things are moving fast
Hold on tight and you will last

Keep your self-respect your very bright
Get yourself in gear, keep your stride
Never mind your fears
Brighter days will soon be here

Take it from me
Someday we'll all be free
you always copy, paste and cheat
Keep on walking tall, hold you head up high
Lay your dreams right up to the sky
Sing your greatest song
And you'll keep, going, going on

Keep your self-respect your very bright
Get yourself in gear, keep your stride
Never mind your fears
Brighter days will soon be here

Take it from me
Someday we'll all be free
Take it from me
Someday we'll all be free

Take it from me
Someday we'll all be free
Take it from me
Someday we'll all be free...

Souls

(Magnus Lindgren Feat. Gregory Porter / Souls LP 2013)

This is my soul
This is my soul calling
This is my soul
Reaching out to you

I can't let go
I can't let go, I'm falling
I can't let go
Will you reach out oo

Like the sunrise
For one moment
You passed by
And then you were gone

I want more
I want more of your love
I want some more
Why can't you see

This is my soul
This is my soul, all I'm made of
This is my soul
Crying to be free

This is my soul
Crying to be free
This is my soul
This is my soul

When the night falls
In the silence
There I wonder
Does your light still shine for me

I want more
I want more of your love
I want some more
Why can't you see

This is my soul
This is my soul, all I'm made of
This is my soul
Crying to be free

Stand By Me

(Ben E. King / Til Bronner Feat. Gregory Porter)

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see

No, I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

And darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, darling, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea

Well I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

And darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
you always copy, paste and cheat
And darlin', darlin'
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble
Oh stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh stand by me

Sweet country love song

(Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchectra)

Sweet country love song
From you to me
Sweet country love song
A soothing melody
From your country love song
From you to me

I've got that old feeling
Staring inside
It comes with the music
And it fills me with pride
From your sweet country love song
From you to me

Won't somebody need me
Damn that old country road
I want to go back
Like the stories of old
Stories of love
That bring me to sing
Soul of friendship
Of a harmony that ring (?)

I hear the voices
Welcoming me
Calling me home
With that sweet melody
Of your sweet country love song
From you to me
From you to me
From you to me

The Eternal Kansas City

(Van Morrison feat. Gregory Porter)

Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City
Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City
Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City
Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City

Train down to St. Louis in Missouri
Pass over to the city you know that one
Where the farmer's daughter digs the farmer's son
Dig your Charlie Parker
Basie and Young
Witherspoon and Jay McShann
They will come

Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City
Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City
Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City
Excuse me do you know the way to Kansas City
you always copy, paste and cheat
Lady Liberty in waiting
You know she lights the way
Her name is Billie, she's a Holiday
And the city is eternal, can't you see
It's inside of you and it's inside of me

Lady Liberty in waiting
You know she lights the way
Her name is Billie, she's a Holiday
And the city is eternal, can't you see
It's inside of you and it's inside of me

You know the way to Kansas City...

The Man from Hyde Park

(Harold Mabern feat. Gregory Porter)

There’s a man that I know with a TV show
He can show you the chords that you need to know
He’s amazing by far with his harmonies and melodies
He’s always been that way
How can he produce chords of such great use

I first met him a long time ago Southside
He was standing in front of a club outside
Then I told him to go in and play
With the guys up on the stand
And his playing was grand
you always copy, paste and cheat
Shortly after that day, I heard D.B. say
I need someone to help me out while Duke’s away
He took lessons from Chris, but he learned from them all
Then he packed up his bags and split for the Big Apple in the fall

He arrived on the scene trying to find some work
Donald, Alfred and Frank signed him up to make a date, a bright young turk
He is constantly trying to improve all of his skills and make his mark
The man from Hyde Park

Shortly after that day, I heard D.B. say
I need someone to help me out while Duke’s away
He took lessons from Chris, but he learned from them all
Then he packed up his bags and split for the Big Apple in the fall

He arrived on the scene trying to find some work
Donald, Alfred and Frank signed him up to make a date, a bright young turk
He is constantly trying to improve all of his skills and make his mark
The man from Hyde Park

Vida

(Max Herre feat. Gregory Porter)

Du kamst in diese Welt
Als Tochter der Sehnsucht des Lebens nach sich selbst
Vida, ein Leben und mein Kind
Und nur weil Du bist, hat das Leben seinen Sinn

Das Leben fragt nicht: "Ist diese Welt auch gut genug?"
Und kam ich zur rechten Zeit weil's immer nur die Zukunft sucht
Und so zieht es aus, so stolz und so selbstbewusst
Stellt sich jedem neuen Tag entgegen mit geschwellter Brust
Es fragt auch dann nicht, das Leben verlangt
Nach der Liebe derer dem sie's verdankt
Und wer wär'n wir dem Leben das zu verwehr'n
Und die Welt, die ihre ist, mit unserer Last zu beschwer'n
Es heißt die Kraft eines Baumes liegt in den Wurzeln
Und Leben nicht zu lieben hieß' die Triebe zu stutzen
Nun sagt man auch die Liebe ist wie der Vogel
Versuch sie einzusperren und sie kommt nie mehr geflogen
Doch gibst Du ihr Freiheit kommt sie immer zurück
Und auf den Flügeln der Zeit schwingt sie empor ins Licht
Denn wie der Mond das Licht der Sonne nur spiegelt
So spiegelt auch das Leben nur das Licht in unsrem Leben
you always copy, paste and cheat
With these wings you can fly
I know you gonna need them to get by
Everything will be alright
Let these dreams be your guide
All your life

Du kamst in diese Welt
Als Tochter der Sehnsucht des Lebens nach sich selbst
Vida, ein Leben und mein Kind
Und nur weil Du bist, hat das Leben seinen Sinn

Wir haben nur das eine, leb's in vollen Zügen
Träum' die größten Träume, nur die soll'n Dir genügen
Nur der Himmel ist das Limit, flieg' und greif' nach den sternen
Kannst alles werden, hast noch alle Zeit es zu lernen
Seht, jetzt kannst Du schon reden, ne' kleine Charaktere
Bald bist du alt genug und begreifst was ich erkläre
Es ist Dein Weg, doch ich bleib' Dein Gefährte
Hab Mut in Deiner Seele, leb' die Freiheit der Erde
Vida, das Leben kennt nur das Heute
Das Gestern wird vergessen und das Morgen sind Träume
Und doch ist jedes Leben ein Versprechen der Zukunft
Und nur durch unsere Liebe zu ihm spricht sie zu uns

With these wings you can fly
I know you gonna need them to get by
Everything will be alright
Let these dreams be your guide

Sometimes you may wonder why
I can't always be by your side
But when the road gets ruff, times get taff
Got my love all your life

Du kamst in diese Welt
Als Tochter der Sehnsucht des Lebens nach sich selbst
Vida, ein Leben und mein Kind
Und nur weil Du bist, hat das Leben seinen Sinn

With these wings you can fly
I know you gonna need them to get back
Everything will be alright
Let these dreams be your guide
All your life

With these wings you can fly
I know you gonna need them to get back
Everything will be alright
Let these dreams be your guide
All your life
All your life

Go ahead and dream
It's alright to dream

All your life

Yardbird Suite

(The Passion of Charlie Parker LP)

It's hard to learn
How tears can burn one's heart
But that's a thing that I found out
Too late I guess, 'cause I'm in a mess

My faith has gone
Why lead me on this way
I thought there'd be no price on love
But I had to pay

If I could perform one miracle
I'd revive your thoughts of me
Yet I know that it's hopeless
You could never really care
That's why I despair

I'll go along hoping
Someday you'll learn
The flame in my heart, dear
Forever will burn

It's hard to learn
How tears can burn one's heart
But that's a thing that I found out
Too late I guess, 'cause I'm in a mess

My faith has gone
Why lead me on this way
I thought there'd be no price on love
But I had to pay

If I could perform one miracle
I'd revive your thoughts of me
Yet I know that it's hopeless
You could never really care
That's why I despair

I'll go along hoping
Someday you'll learn
The flame in my heart, dear
Forever will burn
Forever burn

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