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'Rufusized'
{1974 ABC/MCA}
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1.Once You Get Started
Written by Gavin Christopher

Once you get started, oh it's hard to stop
You can't stop you just can't stop
When you get down y'all
When you get down ain't no turnin' back no

Everybody party hearty
To get back in the groove
I like the way you do it .. way you do it
I like the way you move

It's a good thing
Hear a funky sound
Everybody let's get on down
You gon do it like you never done before
Hey .. hey

I just want you to know that
Once you get started, oh it's hard to stop
You can't stop you just can't stop
When you get down y'all
When you get down ain't no turnin' back no

Everybody party hearty
To get right in the groove
I love the way you do it .. way you do it
I like the way you move

It's the new thing
When ya know that ya getting' on down, yeah
Everybody come on y'all and get down with me
You can do it like you never done before, yeah

Once you get started, oh it's hard to stop
You can't stop you just can't stop
When you get down y'all
When you get down ain't no turnin' back no

Now that ya got down
We just wanna say
If you dig the funky, funky music
Come on and move it this way

Come on and move, come on and groove (repeat to end)
2.Somebody's Watching You
Written by Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan and Bobby Watson

You're now aware of your situation
You wasted time with contemplation
Instead of trying to be so cool my friend
Understand this way you'll never win

You say it's darkest just before the dawn
You get discouraged if it takes too long
Common sense will tell you right from wrong
My advice is that you carry on

Don't get me wrong, there's more to life than gold
There are fortunes here that can't be bought or sold
Cause your diamonds lie within your soul
You can't count your cash 6 feet under, stiff and cold

Somebody's watchin', somebody's watchin' you
Somebody's watchin', yes I know it's true
Somebody's watchin', somebody's watchin' you
Somebody's watchin', saw ya, saw ya, saw ya
3.Pack'd My Bags
Written by Tony Maiden and Chaka Khan

I can tell by the look that's in your eyes
And I'm not surprised
You got to move on like the sun got to rise
I'm just holdin' you down

(BRIDGE):
But the universe is calling you
You are one of chosen fews
You got to pay your dues

Me and the baby gonna miss you
I see your smile in her face
I only wish we were with you now
It's a lonely, lonely place

(BRIDGE)

(CHORUS):
Hey, pack'd my bags, put 'em at the door
Hey, pack'd my bags, put 'em at the door
Hey, pack'd my bags, put 'em at the door

I know you'll make it
You deserve it, you know you do
The blues, you'll shake it
I'll, I'll focus our view

Oh, don't let them change you
Come like thieves in the night
Oh, dont' let them rearrage you, boy
You've got to do what's right

(BRIDGE)

(CHORUS)

Once a month, each time you say
Goin' away, oh
I don't wanna see you go
No no no no no no no no no no

Oh you, you've got to make it
You've got to make it, boy
Go on now


4.Your Smile
Written by Lalomie Washburn

Your smile ? so very happy
You look familiar
Reminds me of somethin' good
I once felt

Thinking something mellow
I dreamed of someone like you
Thinking something mellow
I dreamed of someone like you

Good times, good conversation
I look at myself
Maintained by the completion
Hm? of being stoned

I wanna thank you for being what I needed
I dreamed of someone like you
Thank you for being what I needed
I dreamed of someone like you

I dreamed of someone like you (repeat to end)

5.I'm A Woman (I'm A Backbone)
Written by Lalomie Washburn

I am a species born to die
Understanding this, I hardly cry
Growin' up and out, I'll marry you
I'll bear your kids and be your mama too cause

(CHORUS):
Cause I'm a woman and I'm a backbone
I'm a woman and I'm a backbone

Everybody needs one

Goin' on I live from day to day
Give a little heart for my life to pay
Smile and then I need to cry
Never knowin' if I lie (or die)

(CHORUS)

Understand you will not see me down
Both of my feet are on the ground
Come lay your head upon my chest
I'll love you hard, I'll give my best


6.Rufusized (Instrumental)
Written by Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Kevin Murphy and Andre Fisher


7.Right Is Right
Written by Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy and Chaka Khan

Running to fight
Spirit in the night
Like a dog to bite
Everything in sight
Give me love you say
There's a price you have to pay
With momma's life you cannot play
Make things right you need to be saying...

Right is right, wrong is wrong
Right is right, wrong is wrong

Fists come to town
Blood on the ground
Momma's crying, 'Lord have mercy!'
Mercy's hard to find
It's just a state of mind
Drop the ..., get out the way
We don't have another day

Right is right, wrong is wrong
Right is right, wrong is wrong

He said he's comng by five my friend
And I desire to live again
If you hear me let me know woa woa woa woa

Right is right, wrong is wrong (three times)

He said he's coming by five my friend
And I desire to live again
If you here me let me know
The world is full of woa!


8.Half Moon
Written by J. Hall

Half Moon, Nighttime sky
Silver stone, Heaven's eye
Silver stone from the seven seas
Won't you be sure you bring sweet love home to me

You thrill me like a mountain
You thrill me like a sea
Nighttime's past but still at last your love
Half moon, Nighttime stone

You be sure that you call my name
Telling everybody going around
Won't you tell the world about sweet, sweet love I found you

Thrill me like a mountain
Thrill me like sea a sea, lord!
Nighttime's past, still at last love!
Half moon, Nighttime sky

Silver stone from the seven seas
Won't you be sure you bring your sweet love home to me now!


9.Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me Of A Friend)
Written by Brenda Gordon and Brian Russell

Please pardon me, but I'm longing to speak
I hope you don't mind my staring
I don't mind, cause your face looks so kind
Seldom you'll find someone so daring

You remind me of a friend of mine
Ooh, I've lost (the) time, yeah

Everytime I see your face
You remind me of that someone
In fact, it's true, it's you
Runnin' right into you

I hope you don't mind, you look like a friend of mine
And it's seldom you find a face that's so kind
I hope you don't mind, you look like a friend of mine
And it's seldom you find a face that's so kind

Please pardon me, but I'm all into spirit
I hope you don't mind my starin'
I don't mind, cause your face looks so kind
Seldom you'll find someone so daring

Everytime I see your face
You remind me of that someone
In fact, it was you
Runnin' right into you

10.Stop On By
Written by Bobby Womack and Pete Thomas

You're welcome, stop on by
You know I'll be there baby
To dry your eyes
Though I get tired, yeah of bein' that second guy
Don't be no fool baby, you 'bout to lose your old standby

Is the material things that he's givin'?
Can you truly say that you're happy livin'?

I'm the one that's givin'
Boy, I don't want to hurt your feelings

Stop on, stop on, stop on, stop on by

You're welcome, stop on by
One day, one day, one day, one day
I might be the one to make you cry
Don't take for granted
I'll always be there
Cause there's somebody somewhere, yeah
That can truly need me

Is the material things that he's givin'?
Can you truly say that you're happy livin'?

I'm the one that's givin'
Boy, I don't want to hurt your feelings

Stop on, stop on, stop on, stop on by


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