Friday, October 06, 2006

Morning Edition - 10/6/06

Love Me Still
Artist: Chaka Khan

Here is my hand for you to hold
Here's the part of me they have not sold
I've wandered far, I've had my fill
I need you now, do you love me still

Only you have seen the hidden part of me
Call me foolhardy if you will
But I loved you when, do you love me still

So many smiles and lies surround me
Empty expectations, faceless fears
Sometimes this life is a bitter pill
I love you now, do you love me still

You have been mine since time untold
Our love is immortal, don't you know
Others will come, and they will go
But I loved you young, I love you old

Only you have seen, the other side of me
Call me naive, I think you will
But I loved you then, do you love me still

Here are the eyes that only see you
Here is the mouth that only calls your name
Here is the soul that can not kill
I love you now, do you love me still

On Blast
Last night while riding the train home from work I had Chaka Khan’s Love Me Still (above) on repeat on my media player. The song has always held a special place in my heart, since I’m a big lyric man and the song has such simple, yet deep lyrics. The song speaks to my idea of what love means to me; loving someone young, old, through it all, really. If you’ve never heard this song, shame on you… listen to it today. Google the darn thing!

What song strikes a chord for you and puts your idea of love to music?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

15 comments:

Cocoa Rican said...

It's no secret that Mariah is one of my all-time favorites for relationships... The song that probably brings me the biggest smile and makes my heart swell is...Always Be My Baby.

We were as one babe
For a moment in time
And it seemed everlasting
That you would always be mine
Now you want to be free
So I'll let you fly
'Cause I know in my heart babe
Our love will never die no

Chorus
You'll always be a part of me
I'm part of your indefinitely
Boy don't you know you can't escape me
Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby
And we'll linger on
Time can't erase a feeling this strong
No way you're ever gonna shake me
Oh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby

I ain't gonna cry no
And i won't beg you to stay
If you're determined to leave boy
I will not stand in your way
But inevitably, you'll be back again
'Cause you know in your heart babe
Our love will never end no, no

Chorus
I know that you'll be back boy
When your days and your nights get a little bit colder oh
I know that you'll be right back baby
Oh baby believe me it's only a matter of time

Nothing like ending the week thinkin' about love... :)

R&B lover said...

The song that strikes a chord with me is.

I wanna Be Loved

Love words left me cold and gray
I had almost reached heaven
Just to feel it slip away
But Lifes to short to waste away
Being scared to take chances or so I've heard wise men say

I wanna be love, faithful and true
I wanna be loved, two million life times with you,
I wanna be loved, and after all I've been through.
I'll let my heart take it chances just to be with you.

Taste, Touch, Hear see feel me now girl, and you will know I'm so ready to exchange life long vow

cause now you shown me just how much god has smiled on this chance and this moment and this I prayed all my life.............

Anonymous said...

Ashford and Simpson
It Seems To Hang On

Is it daylight, I can't tell no more
Never had this condition before

Everywhere I turn (It seems to hang on)
Everything I do (It seems to hang on)
Was I mistaken (It seems to hang on)
About you (It seems to hang on)

Aside from wantin' you (It seems to hang on)
Aside from needin' you (It seems to hang on)
Let me give you some idea (It seems to hang on)
It ain't just the tears, the fact of it is

I can't go nowhere
I can't be the same
I don't know my name
I can't understand just why

(It seems to hang on) Oh, ooh, why
(It seems to hang on)

Wasn't I clever
As only I can be
But tell me what's happenin'
What's botherin' me, yeah, yeah

Aside from dreams I had
Nothin' else exists
Honey, it's you I miss
Don't leave me like this

I can't go nowhere
I can't be the same
I don't know my name
I can't understand just why

(It seems to hang on) Why
(It seems to hang on)

Like a snowball rollin' down the hill (It seems to hang on)
I look behind me, it's there still (It seems to hang on)
Ooh, like a shadow it follows
Oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...

Oh...loose me, loose me, loose me please

I can't go nowhere
I can't be the same
I don't know my name
I can't understand just why

(It seems to hang on)
(It seems to hang on) I can't shake it
(It seems to hang on) I can't shake it
(It seems to hang on)

Like a snowball rollin' down the hill (It seems to hang on)
I look behind me, it's there still (It seems to hang on)
Ooh, it follows like a shadow
Oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...oh...

Oh...loose me, loose me, loose me please, please
Please
{Hey} Hey

I can't go nowhere
I can't be the same
I don't know my name
I can't understand just why, why

(It seems to hang on) {Oh, oh} Why
(It seems to hang on)
(It seems to hang on)
(It seems to hang on) {Was it} Was it

Toniqua~

Tammy said...

Damn Hector, you are picking all of my divas: Chaka and Sade! One of the songs I love deeply because it reminds me of a time when I loved deeply is Sade's "This is no Ordinary love.

I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love
Didn't I tell you
What I believe
Did somebody say that
A love like that won't last
Didn't I give you
All that I've got to give baby
I gave you all the love I got
I gave you more than I could give
I gave you love
I gave you all that I have inside
And you took my love
You took my love
I keep crying
I keep trying for you
There's nothing like you and I baby

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

When you came my way
You brightened every day
With your sweet smile
Didn't I tell you
What I believe
Did somebody say that
A love like that won't last
Didn't I give you
All that I've got to give baby

Chorus
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love
I keep cryingThere's nothing like you and I baby
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love
This is no ordinary love
No ordinary Love

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

Rahman said...

Damn you ALL really evoked some memories. I have really been getting into Chaka lately and love that joint.

Here is one of mine.

Baby Can I Hold You
Tracy Chapman

Sorry
Is all that you can't say
Years gone by and still
Words don't come easily
Like sorry, like sorry

Forgive me
Is all that you can't say
Years gone by and still
Words don't come easily
Like forgive me forgive me

But you can say baby
Baby can I hold you tonight
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time you'd be mine

I love you
Is all that you can't say
Years gone by and still
Words dont come easily
Like I love you I love you

But you can say Baby,
Baby can I hold you tonight.
Maybe if I told you the right words
At the right time you'd be mine.

donya said...

Okay I don't post often but you have gone to a good topic for me. I sing a little and love Chaka, Sade, Anita, Regina, Stephanie and of course Whitney. Shoot I can dig Mariah too. But no matter how well all of these women can sing and they can sing the best singer with the most feeling in her words is the incomparable MINNIE RIPERTON. There is not a singer out her that compare. Mariah is the only one that I know of that can hit her notes but she lacks the class of Minnie and that makes her even better

Inside My Love
By Minnie Riperton

Two people, just meeting
Barely touching each other
Two spirits greeting
Trying to carry it further
You are one and I am another
We should be one inside each other

You can see inside me
Will you come inside me?
Do you wanna ride inside my love?
You can see inside me
Will you come inside me?
Do you wanna ride inside my love?

Two strangers, not strangers
only lacking the knowing
So willing, feeling, infinite growing

While we're here the whole world is turning
We should be one
Fulfilling our yearning

You can see inside me
Will you come inside me?
Do you wanna ride inside my love?
You can see inside me
Will you come inside me?
Do you wanna ride inside my love?

Cocoa Rican said...

Now my all-time favorite singer is Jennifer Holliday. She rips at my soul and the way she enunciates her words makes my spirit shudder….

The best of the best by Jennifer Holliday is actually Givin’ Up… not her signature song of And I Am Telling You….The song is heartwrenching … check it out at…
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1026899&BAB=E

Givin Up (Written by Donny Hathaway…adapted by Jennifer Holliday)

Giving up is hard to do
When you really love someone
Giving up .... so hard to do
When you still depend upon
His warm and tender touch
His kiss and his caress
Oooooh that used to mean so much
And bring you happiness
Woooo ooooooooh

Giving up, so hard to do
I've tried
But it just ain't no use
Giving up, so hard to do
I said I've tried
But it just ain't no use
But my light of hope is burning dim
But
But in my heart I pray
That my love and faith in the man
My love...will bring him back someday

I'm talking 'bout when you really love someone

Whether
Whether he knows or not
He really needs me too..The man is all I got
Yes he is
And giving, giving up is hard to do
Giving up
So hard to do
Heey...giving up
So very hard to do
I said I've tried
Hey, but I just can't get loose
Giving up
So hard for me to do
I don't want to lose you
Cause you mean so much to me

caspar608 said...

Happy Friday Family : )

Both of the songs below are from one of my favorite movies - Hope Floats - rent it this weekend if you haven't seen it. Anyway, I would like the first to be my wedding song should my husband ever find me. The second is for everyone I love whose heart has ever been broken.....



When You Love Someone
Bryan Adams

When you love someone - youll do anything
Youll do all the crazy things that you cant explain
Youll shoot the moon - put out the sun
When you love someone

Youll deny the truth - believe a lie
Therell be times that youll believe you can really fly
But your lonely nights - have just begun
When you love someone

When you love someone - youll feel it deep inside
And nothin else can ever change your mind
When you want someone - when you need someone
When you love someone...

When you love someone - youll sacrifice
Youd give it everything you got and you wont think twice
Youd risk it all - no matter what may come
When you love someone
Youll shoot the moon - put out the sun
When you love someone

To Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan


When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rollin' sea
And on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
You ain't seen nothing like me yet

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love



Have a great weekend everyone!

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Anonymous said...

Luther has been on my ipod for the past hour... and he is currently reminding me that...

Love has truly been good to me
Not even one sad day
Or minute have I had since you've come my way
I hope you know I'd gladly go
Anywhere you'd take me

It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...I'd go

Got to tell you how you thrill me
I'm happy as I can be
You have come and it's changed my whole world
Bye-bye sadness, hello mellow
What a wonderful day

It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...I'd go

And it's so amazing, amazing
I could stay forever, forever
Here in love and no, leave you never
'Cause we've got amazing love

Truly it's so amazing, amazing
Love brought us together, together
I will leave you never and never
I guess we've got amazing love

Ooh, so amazing and I've been wondering
For a love like you

It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Oh, and it's so, it's so

It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
And you know, it's so

It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Hey...hey...hey...yeah...it's so

It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above
Hey...hey...yeah...hey...yeah...yeah...hey...it's so

It's so amazing to be loved
I'd follow you to the moon in the sky above

Tammy said...

Happy Friday to you too Caspar darling and to the rest of the family!!! You all have put a song in my heart today. What great songs!!

Just Me said...

For Me. It all relates to the state of mind....

Kem:

"I Can't Stop Loving You"

[Verse 1:]
I think about the day I met the perfect stranger, I think about us.
And I think about the day I got wrapped around your fingers, I think about us.
The sun was shinning on you
The lord was smiling on me
And love was calling us I had my mind made up.

[Chorus:]
And I can't stop loving you
I can't help myself
And I can't get over you
No matter what I tell myself baby.

[Verse 2:]
Never thought I'd ever love any one else in my weakness, I think about us.
And I think about the day you left without speaking, I think about us.
I think about the love we had for our children, I think about us.
I think about the way we laughed without a reason, I think about us girl.
There will be no more lies
Somebody tell me why I feel like I'm dying.
Lord what's come over me
Ohh baby can't you see

[Chorus:]
That I can't stop loving you
I can't help myself
And I can't get over you
No matter what I tell myself baby
Yea Yea
I can't stop loving you (stop loving you girl)
No matter how hard I try
And I can't get over you baby
And I don't know why

I think about us [x7]

Ooooohh, baby.
I can't get over you!
Oh yea, baby.
Mmmmmmm, Girl.
What am I gonna do?
Oooooooh, baby.
I think about - the love we had.
I think about the way you laugh.
Mmmmm, girl, hey - hey.
I can't get over you!

I can't stop missing you baby,
I can't stop wanting you baby,
I can't stop loving you
GIRL-erl-erl
Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey
I CAN'T GET OVER YOU!!!

I can't stop missing you girl,
I can't stop feeling you girl.
I can't stop thinking bout you!
I can't stop dreaming bout you
I can't stop loving you girl.

Anonymous said...

When I'm depress about our Youth..

Donnell Jones: Cry.. Powerful Words

She was 14 and he was 24
Shorty claimed she never had sex before
He's driving Benz and got a lot of dough
He takes her to the movies and buys her Nike's yo
And makes sure she think that she got it all
Ain't even recognizing the signs of a booty call
Better listen to what I'm telling y'all got to show her what she's worth

It makes me wanna cry
Cause the shorty's being treated just like a woman
It makes me wanna cry
Cause her parents ain't even trying to confront him
It makes me wanna cry
Black people we need to show our children a little loving
It makes me wanna cry
Get back in the church read your Bibles get out the struggle
It makes me wanna cry (ooh ooh)

Momma's trickin' to feed the baby yo
Cause daddy took the money and put it up his nose
He hits the hustler up for some credit yo
But never took the time to go buy some baby clothes
She's so adorable but she's on her own
Three months old and they left her home alone
Fire brakes out the little baby burns
Tell me when will we learn?

It makes me wanna cry
Cause the baby didn't ask for all this trouble
It makes me wanna cry
Cause the parents didn't see this baby suffer
It makes me wanna cry
Black people we need to show our children a little loving
Makes me wanna cry
Get back in the church and read your Bibles get out the struggle
It makes me wanna cry

yo listen up
Cause I done been all around the world every city has a ghetto
It makes me wanna cry (cry)
Nothin' but abandoned buildings look at the way my people living
It makes me wanna cry (cry)
Done been to so many places don't see no smile up on they faces
It makes me wanna cry (cry)
You got to get it together so your life can be much better (Oh Cry)

(Cry) this is going out to all the hoods around the world
Don't it make you wanna cry?
Cause black people we need to, got to show our children some lovin'
(Cry) you got to get back in church and study the word cause you know it will save you
(Cry) you don't have to cry
you don't have to cry no more, don't cry
you don't have to cry no more, don't cry
you don't have to cry no more, don't cry
you don't have to cry no more, don't cry

~Blue~

Tammy said...

Blue, you got me crying. :-(

Anonymous said...

Keeping it hardcore...

Mary J. Blige and Method Man

"You're All I Need"



Shorty I'm there for you anytime you need me
For real girl, it's me in your world, believe me
Nuttin make a man feel better than a woman
Queen with a crown that be down for whatever
There are few things that's forever, my lady
We can make war or make babies
Back when I was nothin
You made a brother feel like he was somethin
That's why I'm with you to this day boo no frontin
Even when the skies were gray
You would rub me on my back and say "Baby it'll be okay"
Now that's real to a brother like me baby
Never ever give my cootie away and keep it tight aight
And I'ma walk these dogs so we can live
In a fat ass crib with thousands of kids
Word life you don't need a ring to be my wife
Just be there for me and I'ma make sure we
Be livin in the effin lap of luxury
I'm realizing that you didn't have to funk wit me
But you did, now I'm going all out kid
And I got mad love to give, you my nigga



Like sweet morning dew
I took one look at you
And it was plain to see
You were my destiny
With you I'll spend my time
I'll dedicate my life
I'll sacrifice for you
Dedicate my life for you



I got a love jonz for your body and your skin tone
Five minutes alone I'm already on the bone
Plus I love the fact you got a mind of your own
No need to shop around you got the good stuff at home
Even if I'm locked up North you in the world
Wrapped in three-fourths of cloth never showin your stuff off, boo
It be true me for you that's how it is
I be your Noah, you be my Wiz
I'm your Mister, you my Mrs. with hugs and kisses
Valentine cards and birthday wishes? Please
Be on another level of planning, of understanding
the bond between man and woman, and child
The highest elevation, cuz we above
All that romance crap, just show your love


-Tiffanie