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'Destiny'
{1986 Warner Brothers}
www.come.to/chakasworld


***1986 Grammy Nominee***
"Destiny"

Love Of A Lifetime
Written by Green Gartside and David Gamson


Love of a lifetime

Good for you (heart of change)
Got to be the heart of change
Good for me - a heart of change
I know we'll get it better
Stir it up (got to be)
Stir it tender heartedly
Stir it and
The whole world's gettin' better

BRIDGE:

I believe the world to be
Fast and ever changing
That's the way my love will be
Got to last and satisfy me

CHORUS:

You got the love of a lifetime
You're such a rock steady lover, baby
Keep up the good love for Chaka
You can hold it, boy
'Cause you don't let it go

Good for you
Good for me
The way we work together
Short and sweet (hit and run)
I know where you're comin' from
We can steal
And baby, we'll hit and run together

Repeat bridge

We got the love of a lifetime
Ooh, we're such rock steady lovers, baby
Keep up the good love together
We can hold it, boy
And never let it go

We got the love of a lifetime
We got to keep on rockin' steady
I really think I'm ready now
Baby, I'm burnin', burnin', burnin'

You got the love of a lifetime
You're such a rock steady lover, baby
Keep up the good love for Chaka
You can hold it, boy, never let it go
We got the love of a lifetime
Ooh, we're such rock steady lovers, baby
Keep up the good love together
Hold it, boy

Love of a lifetime

(Love of a lifetime)
We got the love, we got the love
We got the love
Guess it's just a heart of change
We got the love, we got the love
We got the love
It's got to be a heart of change
We got the love, we got the love...


Earth To Mickey
Written by Charlie Singleton

Come along let's park (let's park)
Can't you see what's going on
Come along gotta get with it
You're space bound and going strong

And he said
Come along lets rock
Shake your body don't stop
Cause i'm never out of fuel
You're good at talkin'
But at listenin' you ain't so cool
So you better get with it baby

Chorus

Earth to Mickey
When are you gonna land?
Earth to Mickey
When are you gonna land?

(Why can't you just come on down,
down to my level here)

Tonight i'm watchin' you
And you wouldn't understand
How could you ever get so spaced out
And never ever land
I just wanna tell you
You're outta your mind
It'll take a little time
But I bet I can talk you down
There are unnurtured treasure
Right here on solid ground
So you better get with it baby

Repeat chorus

(Hear me talkin' to ya mickey)

Mickey's rap:

Excuse me but it's hard to hear
Cause i'm way up in the stratosphere
I caught your drift
but i still don't see
I changed my long distance company recently
I'm not a guy that's kinda shy
I gotta get home before my goldfish die
My friends say i caught your eye
They say you like the way i tie my tie
I don't know why you wanna stare
Don't touch...i just combed my hair
(push)
Please talk me down
Where's the ground?

Hold on you better slow down
You might be 'fore your time
I think you got kicked out
From the white school of bump and grind
Mickey come along let's walk
Can we have a little talk?
You've been busted in mid-flight
Whenever you're puzzled you just
Put on your big red light

Chaka's rap:

You know i know what they mean now
When they say that you're all dressed up
And nowhere to go
Mickey really i been tryin to talk to you
All night i've been lookin at you
And lookin at you
And tryin to talk and talk
But you just don't listen
You're on some eternal flight
I just can't seem to make you make sense
Mickey, Mickey

Repeat chorus
Ad lib to fade


Watching The World
Written by Richard Page, Steve George and John Lang

Rockets launch us to outer space
Far away from this human wasteland
We're bringing heaven to other worlds
Abandoning the home fires of our birth

There are fools who believe we can't live here as one
There are wise men who say it still can be done

Chorus:

I'm watching the world
I'm watching the change in power
I'm watching the world
Are we building a future or just standing still?

We will harvest the fields of wheat
For a promise of food to eat
Forging plows to make swords for war
We can stop this fighting and open the door

Only fools could believe we can't live here as one
Who's to say it cannot be done

Chorus:

Who is watching this world?
Who is changing the balance of power?
I'm watching the world
Are we building a future or just standing still?

Vamp

Watching the world
Only fools would believe we can't live here as one
Who's to say it cannot be done

Chorus

Watching the world
Who is changing the balance of power?
I'm watching the world
Are we building a future or just standing still? (just standing still)
Watching the world
Who is changing the balance of power?
We're watching the world
We're building a future
We're not standing still
I'm watching the world
Who is changing the balance of power?
I'm watching the world
We're building a future
I'm not standing still
I'm watching this world

Watching the world (7x)


The Other Side Of The World
Written by Michael Rutherford and B. A. Robertson

A penny has two faces
When one of them you have to choose
Between the two places
One must win and one must lose

You say you have a sense of freedom
Whenever you're away from here
Put your hand on your heart and tell me
That you never shed a tear

Aw, what you doing babe
On the other side of the world
With all those fancy girls
Never believe their hearts are stone
They may warm your bed when you're alone
But I can warm your heart and soul
On the other side of the world

Life is only snakes and ladders
Sometimes up and sometimes down
It doesn't really matter baby
When you got love around

Aw, but you won't find that lovin', no
On the other side of the world
With all those crazy girls
Never believe their hearts are stone
They may warm your bed when you're alone
But I can warm your heart and soul
On the other side of the world

I'll be waitin' for you
Never believe their hearts are stone
They may warm your bed when you're alone
But I can warm your heart and soul
On the other side of the world
On the other side of the world
On the other side of the world
On the other side of the world
On the other side of the world
On the other side of the world


My Destiny
Written by Chaka Khan

(I'm the ruler of my destiny - I'm determine what becomes of me!)
(I'm the ruler of my destiny - I'm determine what becomes of me!)
(I'm the ruler of my destiny - I'm determine what becomes of me!)
(I'm the ruler of my destiny - I'm determine what becomes of me!)

There's a story goin' all around
Talking about it everywhere
There's this gossip and this constant sound
Livin' in the life just ain't fair

They try to work me but it's all in vain
They'll get this baby down
They say I'm crazy, but that might well be,
but there'll be no kickin' Chaka around... cause

Chorus:

I'm the ruler of my destiny
If I fall then it's because of me (If I blow it it's because of me)
There is nobody who's got the power
To determine what becomes of me

I'm aware of what we're here to do
And, do is our only choice
And if you like it'll be me and you,
singing with this one strong voice:

This is bigger than the both of us
I'm not afraid to walk that line
Just be natural and we can try
Every little thing's gonna turn out fine... cause

Repeat chorus

Vamp to end


I Can't Be Loved
Written by Glen Ballard and Randy Goodrum

I've been thinking 'bout yu, oh baby
And I wonder where you are tonight
Tryin' to live without you, it's crazy'
Cause no one else can light my fire

More than a few
Have been willing to do just what I wanted
But as hard as they try
It just ain't right, oh baby

I can't be loved
By anyone but you, oh baby, baby
It's not enough
There ain't no substitute for you
I can't be loved by anyone but you
I just can't live without your love

My emotions, baby, are showing
No one seems to understand
This commotion, darlin', keeps growing
I'm afraid it's getting out of hand

Putting aside all the pain and the pride
And I still want you, and I need you tonight

(repeat chorus)

Can't be loved
There ain't no chance for new romance
Can't be loved
It just ain't love with someone else

It's You
Written by Tony Patler and Portia Griffin

It's you, no one else will do

I knew one day
Another true love would come my way
Only time will tell
If it's right, it just can't fail
And there you were
And my quest for love is over
Now my only lover...is you

No one else will do
It's true
I'm the only one for you

Love ain't so bad
If you have an understanding
You know it's everlasting
You let it show with the test of time
I'll be yours and you'll be mine
Without a doubt
Now my quest for love is over
Now my only lover

It's you....I'll never love another
Nobody can take your place
Without a doubt
My quest for love is over
My only lover
It's you

So Close
Written by Pam Tillis, Marcy Levy and Richard Feldman

You've been keeping me in limbo
Playing hide and seek
You've been teasing me 'cause you know
That it makes me weak

You've done everything to fall in love
I know what you're running from
Kisses like these are few and far between

Now we're so close yet so far away
I'm breaking down the distance
With every move, with every touch
You're wearing down my resistance

You know your lonely days are numbered
There's nothing you can do

There'll be no more keeping us apart
I'm ready for the love to start
I can almost feel it breaking through

Now we're so close yet so far away
I'm breaking down the distance
With every move and every touch
I'm wearing down your resistance

I wanna get closer, closer to you
I can almost feel it breaking through

So close yet so far away
I'm breaking down the distance
With every move and every touch
I'm wearing down your resistance

So close yet so far away
I'm breaking down the distance
With every touch and every move
You're wearing down my resistance

Tight Fit
Written by Bunny Sigler and Marvin Morrow

I'm looking for love, dear love
And I'm searching high and low, oh
I need me someone to wrap his arms around me
And to never let me go

I found a man who seemed to be just right
He took my love and then he said goodbye
Now I, spend my nights alone, looking for my

Tight fit, Tight fit
Got to find me the right fit
Tight fit, Tight fit
Got to find me the right fit
Tight fit, Tight fit
looking high and low, yeah

I went to him, down with the fever
And you know, he had the cure, yes he did
He held my heart in palm of his hand
And he made me feel secure (I knew he would)

He seemed to be having so much fun
The clock struck one and then he had to run
Now I spend my nights alone, looking for my...


Who's It Gonna Be
Written by Gary Goetzman and Mike Picirillo

All of the girls want a taste of you
They don't seem to care what you put them through
Everybody knows one or two don't get it
You've got such an appetite
Any girl who's loving you will get to prove it
Once it's done and over now

Who's is gonna be this time
Who's the girl you got in mind
Who's it gonna be this time
Who's gonna be the next in line

You're looking back once you've had your fun
Room for regret once it's over and done
Even in your sleep you can't stop performing
There ain't nothing you won't do
I know what to do when everybody's watching
They don't know you like I do

Who's it gonna be this time
Who's the girl you got in mind
Who's it gonna be this time
Who's gonna be the next in line

Such a freak, you only like your love inside of this fishbowl (...?)
Such a freak, everybody's waiting for your big show
Who's it gonna be now
Who's it gonna be now
Such a freak, you only like your love inside of this fishbowl (...?)
Any girl who loves you gets the chance to prove it
Once it's done and over now

Who's it gonna be this time
Who's the girl you got in mind
Who's it gonna be this time
Who's gonna be the next in line

Who is gonna get your lovin
Who is gonna get your lovin
Who is gonna get your lovin
Who is gonna get your lovin
Who's it gonna be, gonna be, gonna be


Coltrane Dreams
Written by Arif Mardin, Julie Mardin and Chaka Khan

Coltrane (repeat)

Round and round we'll chase
Like a silver train
Focused in a storm
Comin' through the rain
Avalanche of notes
Ships of crystal clear
On this earth they fall
But nobody seems to hear

Coltrane (repeat)

Round and round we'll chase
Like a silver train
Focused in a storm
Comin' through the rain
Avalanche of notes
Ships of crystal clear
On this earth they fall
But nobody seems to hear

When I dream I fly
Through this stormy world
Ships of sound I ride
Far from pain and fear
To Coltrane's sound so clear

Coltrane


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