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'Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan'
{1975 ABC/MCA}
www.come.to/chakasworld


1.Fool's Paradise
Written by Gavin Christopher


Fool's paradise
Was it very nice?
People living in the world for material things
Love has a playful heart
That's where the hatred starts
Causin' harm and replacin' the joy true love can bring

Chorus:
It?s just a fool?s paradise
It?s just a fool?s paradise
Was it very nice?

Whoa ?

(And you don?t know)
Just like a concrete dream
Fool?s paradise is strange
People buying time don?t seem like a natural thing
Souls are lost to sea
Souls that will never be
Returning to this place of living misery

It?s a fool?s paradise
It?s just a fool?s paradise
Was it very nice?
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Fool?s paradise

(ooh it?s just a)

Fool?s paradise
Was it very nice?
No, no, no, no, no, no

Whoa ?

Souls are lost to sea
Souls that?ll never be
Returning to this place of living misery

Fool?s paradise
Was it very nice?
(repeat to fade)

2.Have A Good Time
Written by Gavin Christopher and Tony Maiden

(Chorus):
Have a good time, yeah
Have a good time, yeah
Have a good time, yeah
Have a good time, yeah

Who said this party?s over?
When I feel like my fun has just begun
Together we will raise this roof and party
And have a good time, yeah
Have a good time, oh yeah
All we need is some funky music
So we can play the part and get way down
Into some rhythm we can groove to
Have a good time, yeah
Have a good time, yeah

Chorus

Who said this party?s over?
I feel like my fun has just begun
Together we will raise this roof and party
And have a good time
Have a good time, yeah
All we need is some funky music, yeah
So we can play the part and get way down
Into some rhythm we can groove to
Everybody have a good time

(repeat to fade)

3.Ooh I Like Your Loving
Written by Bobby Watson, Tony Maiden and Chaka Khan

I refuse to be amused
That's sumthin' that ain't right
I declare I'm well aware
I felt the angel's vibes

I can hear ya callin'
No I'm not stallin'
I'm justa doin' sumthin' else
When I'm with you
(I'm really with you)
But right now I'm by myself
And I...

Chorus

I can feel this fire
Such a strange desire
As strong as life itself
I, I can feel this fire
Such a strange desire
And I don't want nothin' else
But ooh I like your lovin'

Talk so much I'm in a flux
Ya just cant make up your mind
Executin' dreams ain't easy
Justa wastin' precious time
Talk is cheap your words are weak
I dont want you wastin' mine

I hear ya callin'
No I'm not stallin'
I'm justa doin' sumthin' else
When we're together
(sho 'nuff together)
Right now I'm by myself
And I...

Repeat chorus

Ad lib to fade

4.Everybody Has An Aura
Written by Gordon DeWitty

Yeah, uh hmm
Yeah, uh hmm
Yeah, uh hmm

Strange vibrations in the air
Is anybody really aware that
Everybody?s got an aura
It can either work against ya or it can work for ya

What is this madness goin? down?
While we?re walkin? on a solid ground
Cause even the mighty stand accused
I think we?ve all been used

We?ve got to get ourselves together, yeah
If we want the situation to get better (get better)
Yeah, said yeah, yeah

Politicians tryin? to draw the right conclusions
Think about it
Is that the right solution?

Cause everybody?s got an aura
It can either work against ya or it can work for ya

We?ve got to get ourselves together
If we want the situation to get better (get better)

Yeah, yeah
Uh hmm
Uh hmm
Uh hmm

Strange vibrations in the air
Is anybody really ware that
Everybody?s got an aura
If you?re not careful, it can harm ya

Everybody?s got an aura

(repeat to fade)

5.Circles
Written by Tony Dulaine

Oh, my love has no beginning
And my love it has no end
Always plus and always minus
It never breaks, it never bends
You can shape it any way you want
You can turn it left or right
Cause my love it comes in circles
And it comes in black and white

And the circle remains unbroken
And the circle remains unbroken

Bridge:
Hope my love don?t fade away
(in my soul)
Hope my love don?t fade away
(I don?t want it to)
Hope my love don?t fade away
(In my soul)
Hope my love don?t fade away

Chorus:
Circles have ups and downs
Don?t let them turn you 'round
Round and round
Round and round
Circles, circles
Don?t let them bring you down
Round and round
Round and round

There is ice, there?s fire
Always winter, always spring
Cause my love is like a zero
It is nothing and everything
Oh, you know it?s like the universe
No matter how big or small
It goes on and on forever
It never drops, it never falls

And forever remains unbroken
And forever remains unbroken

Bridge

Chorus
(2X)

6.Sweet Thing
Written by Chaka Khan and Tony Maiden

I will love you anyway
Even if you cannot stay
I think you are the one for me
Here is where you ought to be
I just want to satisfy ya
Though you're not mine
I can't deny ya
Don't you hear me talking baby?
Love me now or I'll go crazy

(CHORUS):
Oh sweet thing
Don't you know you're my everything?
Oh sweet thing
Don't you know you're my everything?
Yes, you are

I wish you were my lover
But ya act so undercover
To love you child my who life long
Be it right, or be it wrong
I'm only what you make me, baby
Don't walk away, don't be so shady
Don't want your mind, don't want your money
These words I say, they may sound funny, but...

(CHORUS):

You are my heat
You are my fire
You make me weak with strong desire
To love you chile my whole life long
Be it right, or be it wrong
I just want to satisfy ya
Though you're not mine
I can't deny ya
Don't you hear me talking baby?
Love me now or I'll go crazy

(VAMP):
You're my heat, you are my fire
You're not mine, I can't deny ya
Don't you hear me talking, baby?
Love me now, or I'll go crazy

7.Dance Wit Me
Written by Gavin Christopher

Dance wit me ev'rybody dance wit me
Dance wit me ev'rybody dance wit me
Dance wit me ev'rybody dance wit me
Dance wit me ev'rybody dance wit me

If you feel like dancing all night long
Band goin strike it up and play you a party song
If what you feel is real
Then we gon' get down and groove
Love the way you party
Love the way you move

Know the joint is jumping people bumpin away
We got this groove and you know that it's here to stay
So if you feel like dancin
Put on your dancin shoes
Love the way you party
Love the way you move

8.Little Boy Blue
Written by J. Farris

Time comes down
You got to take it on yourself
You got to give up your past
You got to give up what came last
World goes round
You got to leave it all behind
You got defeated at last

Little boy blue
With the feelin? in your soul and the gypsy in your eyes
Little boy blue
You got to leave this song behind as it passes by

Yeah, yeah
Life goes on
You got to catch it if you can
You must believe it will last
You can?t remember what went past
Tide comes in
This fog will surely roll away
It can't leave, it will stay

Little boy blue
Tootin? on your coke and takin? a toke
In a lazy haze
Little boy blue
Got to leave this song behind as it passes by

Tide comes in
This boat will surely row away
It can?t leave if we stay

Little boy blue
Tootin? on your coke and takin? a toke
In a lazy haze
Little boy blue
Got to leave this song behind as it passes by
9.On Time (Instrumental)
Written by Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Kevin Murphy and Andre Fisher


10.Jive Talkin'
Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb

Jive talkin?
Oh, you?re no good
Jive talkin?
So misunderstood

Jive talkin?
You?ll never know how
Jive talkin?
You?ll never know now

Ooh baby, you just don?t know
What you?ve done to me
You?ve tried, you?ll never know
Tryin? to take away my energy

With all your jive talkin?
You?re tellin? a lie
Jive talkin?
You wear a disguise

Jive talkin?
You know you?re no good
You?re just a jive talkin?
So misunderstood

Oh baby, you?ll never know just
What you?ve done to me
Only tryin?, you?re only tryin? to
Tryin? to take away my energy

With all your jive talkin?
Jive talkin?
Just a dirty, dirty liar
Jive talkin?
You know I love you
Jive talkin?
You?ll never be true
Jive talkin?

(repeat to fade)


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