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'Rags To Rufus'
{1974 ABC/MCA}
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***1974 Grammy Winner***
"Tell Me Something Good"

1.You Got The Love
Written by Chaka Khan and Ray Parker, Jr.

Love me right
What's the matter with you
Hold me tight
Why must I tell you what to do
Smilin' ? smilin'
Comes as no surprise
Smile ain't hidin'
What I see in your eyes
The story goes much deeper
Than the eye can ? yes it do
Stop runnin' a game
I can tell you're avoiding me

Oh ain't nothin'
I wouldn't pay
Just to hear ? hear you say
I love you I need you

(Repeat verse)

You got the love
Gimme the strength
To keep on livin'
Whatever it is
I can't do without what cha givin'

Oh ain't nothin'
I wouldn't pay
Just to hear ? hear you say
I love you I need you

You got the love
Gimme the strength
To keep on livin' yeah
Whatever it is
I can't do without
What cha givin'

2.I Got The Right Street (But The Wrong Direction)
Written by Ron Stockert

I got the right street
But the wrong direction
Help me find the way
To your affection
I'm on the right train
But the wrong track
Come on boy
Help me get it all back

You know I love you baby
Don't tell me maybe
I got the right street baby
But the wrong direction

Told me that out love would last forever
You would always be here by my side
But you found somebody new
And left me sittin' right here
Wallowing in my pity and my pride

I got the right street
But the wrong direction
Help me find the way
To your affection
I'm on the right train
But the wrong track
Come on boy
Help me get it all back

You know I love you baby
Don't tell me maybe
I got the right street baby
But the wrong direction

Told me you'd be livin' for my affection
Oh you say your love grows stronger every day
But as soon as another woman be playin' in your backyard
You break my heart and throw my dreams away

I got the right street
But the wrong direction
Help me find the way
To your affection
I'm on the right train
But the wrong track
Come on boy
Help me get it all back

You know I love you baby, don't say maybe

Got the right street, but the wrong direction (repeat to end)

3.Walkin' In The Sun
Written by Jeff Barry

Things have been goin' wrong long enough to know
Everything is right
Been walkin' in the dark long enough to know
Finally seen the light
Been losin' long enough to know when I've finally won
And even a blind man can tell when he's walkin' in the sun

I've cried enough tears to know
This feeling's called a smile
Been bottom rung long enough to know
When I'm doin' it in style
Been run long to know
There's no more need to run
And even a blind man can tell when he's walkin' in the sun

Oh, the wind is at my back
And I'm sailin' on a ship that's overdue
Well I've blown so many chances
I ain't gonna blow this one with you
I've seen enough bad times to know
Good times have begun
And even a blind man can tell when he's walkin' in the sun
And even a blind man can tell when he's walkin' in the sun


4.Rags To Rufus (Instrumental)
Written by Kevin Murphy, Andre Fischer, Chaka Khan, Ron Stockert, Dennis Belfield and Al Ciner

5.Swing Down Chariot
Arranged by Kevin Murphy, Andre Fischer, Chaka Khan, Ron Stockert, Dennis Belfield and Al Ciner
Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride
Swing down sweet chariot stop and let me ride
Rock me Ma, Rock me Pa
Coming easy I got to hold on the other side

(Repeat 2 more times)

I got to hold... I got to hold... I got to hold...

(Repeat over and over)


6.Sideways (Instrumental)
Written by Kevin Murphy, Andre Fischer, Chaka Khan, Ron Stockert, Dennis Belfield and Al Ciner

7.Ain't Nothin' But A Maybe
Written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Could it be that he's interested
Or am I just wanting it be so
Do I dare speak to him
Or should I let the moment go

Forget this hunger inside
Forget this hunger inside
Should I let the feelin' flow
Should I just let it flow
Ain't nothin' but a maybe ?..
Oh and baby, I sure would like to know

Could it be he's just friendly
And that's nothing to get excited about
On the other hand he could be answering
The good vibrations I'm sendin' out
Well I just don't know
What I really see in
Should I make a move
Or keep on daydreamin'
Ain't nothin' but a maybe
Oh and maybe baby, I sure would like to know

Wanna know ? wanna know ?.

Could it be that he's interested
Or should I let the moment go and

Forget this hunger inside
Forget this hunger inside
Should I let the feelin' flow
Should I just let it flow
Ain't nothin' but a maybe ?..
Oh and baby, I sure would like to know

Repeat

Forget this hunger inside
Forget this hunger inside
Should I let the feelin' flow
Should I just let it flow
Ain't nothin' but a maybe
Ain't nothin' but a maybe

8.Tell Me Something Good
Written by Stevie Wonder

You ain't got no kind of feeling inside
I got something that'll sho nuff set yo' stuff on fire
You refuse to put anything before your pride
What I got will knock your pride aside

CHORUS:
Tell me something good
Tell me that you like it, yeah
Tell me something good
Tell that you love me, yeah

Got no time is what you're known to say
(Got no time, no, got no time)
I'll make you wish there was 48 hours to each day
Your problem is you ain't been loved like you should
What I got to give will sho nuff do you good

9.Look Through My Eyes
Written by Dennis Belfield

Why is it I'm always chasin' after you
Why can't it just be you that chases me
Look through my eyes
Can you see me
Searchin' with nothin' in sight
Touch with my hands can't you feel me
Reachin' for you in the night

I been trying hard to keep you satisfied
Can't say I haven't tried ?. Bet your life
Change all my bitter to sweet love
Change all my darkness to light
Surrender the love you're concealing
My love will make it alright

Look through my eyes
Can't you see me
Touch with my hands
Can't you feel me
Change all my bitter to sweet love
Make it right

Baby I'm in love and I just can't stay
Besides my love won't compromise or be denied

Repeat

Look through my eyes
Can you see me
Searchin' with nothin' in sight
Touch with my hands can't you feel me
Reachin' for you in the night
Change all my bitter to sweet love
Change all my darkness to light
Surrender the love you're concealing
My love will make it alright

10.In Love We Grow
Written by Dennis Belfield

We go on and on
From dawn to dawn
The years have flown
Much faster than we know
And still in love we grow

Time has placed us here
Afraid of fear
We've seen through tears
That never should have come
And still in love we grow

Like a baby dove
Our love in time it's snowy wings unfold
To soar above
I'll stay another hour, another day
My whole life
As long as I feel this way
I'll stay with you and know
As long as I feel this way
In we'll grow

11.Smokin' Room
Written by Dennis Belfield

Here we are alone in this old smokin' room again
If your highness is your pleasure it's alright
Cause there's an extra added goodness
In my heart for you tonight
If there's any such a thing as God
He must be here tonight

Ain't sayin' I'm right
Ain't sayin' I'm wrong
Ain't sayin' there's any such a thing as short or long
It seems you been here many times before
It's too beautiful but true
And I'm glad I got the chance tonight
To share my now with you

I used to be locked in a closet and I couldn't find the key
Used to be you'd look my way but not see me
But it's happiness to know that from yourself you cannot hide
And that here's where I am and it's you that's by my side

Ain't sayin' I'm right
Ain't sayin' I'm wrong
Ain't sayin' there's any such a thing as short or long
It seems you been here many times before
It's too beautiful but true
And I'm glad I got the chance tonight
To share my now, share my now
Oh baby baby ? Oh yeah

So glad I gotcha spend some time
Spend some time glad I gotcha baby (repeat)

So glad I gotcha share my life
Share my life glad I gotcha baby (repeat)


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