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'Live! Stompin At The Savoy'
{1983 Warner Brothers}
www.come.to/chakasworld


***1984 Grammy Winner***
"Ain't Nobody"

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.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)

3.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

4.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

5.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

6.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

7.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

8.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

9.At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)
Written by Tony Maiden and Lalomie Washburn

You said you won't
I bet my neck, I bet you will
I'm gonna check my love
You I'm gonna thrill
Can't imagine what you've missed
Can't go on
Meet me at midnight in the light that starts the love

CHORUS:
Since there's was you
I changed my mind about it all
Instead of goin' on
I'm gonna settle for a fall
My love, my love will lift you up, up, up

You came into my life and now I realize
Today we love, we might, but it is for sure at midnight

CHORUS

You came into my life and now I realize
Today we love, we might, but it is for sure at midnight
At midnight, at midnight, at midnight

10.Ain't That Peculiar
Written by Robinson, Tarplin, Rogers and Moore

You do me wrong and still I'm crazy 'bout you
Stay away too long and I can live without you
Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more
But each hurt makes my love stronger than before

I know flower grow through rain
But how can love grow through pain

Ain't that peculiar
Peculiarity
Ain't that peculiar
Peculiar as can be

You tell me lies
That you'll be honest to me
But I'm so much in love with baby till I don't want to see
Cause the things you do and say
Are designed to make me blue
It's a doggone shame my love for you
Makes all your lies seem true

If the truth makes love last longer
Why do lies make my love stronger

Ain't that peculiar
Peculiarity
Ain't that peculiar
Peculiar as can be

Hm, I act just like a child that's lost his toy
Can't you see these tears I cry are tears of joy
A child can cry so much until you do everything they say
But unlike a child those tear don't help me to get my way

I know love can last through years
How can love last through tears

Ain't that peculiar
Peculiarity
Ain't that peculiar
Peculiar as can be

Ain't that peculiar (ad lib to end)

11.Stay
Written by Richard Calhoun and Chaka Khan

Please stay with me now
Don't you let me go
I'll make it somehow
I got to let you know
That I'll make it
Somehow, some way
Though I wait on the day
What I'm doing's gotta pay
Some way, somehow

My baby, when he cries
It's 'cause something's on his mind
This world is full of lies
You and me are one of a kind
The good Lord will stand behind every step
We are blind to fate, that's life, that's life

Stay, stay, stay, stay (won't you please)
Stay, stay, stay, stay

It fits, but you can't make it work
Where there's pain, there's got to be hurt
And the green grass grows from the dirt
Yeah, that's a fact of life alright
The good Lord stands behind every step
We are blind to fate, that's life, that's life

Stay, oh won't you please
Stay, stay (won't you)
Stay, stay, stay, stay
Stay, stay, stay, stay

Stay, stay (right here)
Stay, stay (don't you go, no no)
Stay, stay (oh no no)
Stay, stay (stay baby baby please stay)
Stay, stay (right here, right here, right here)
Stay, stay (I want you to stay right here)
Stay, stay (we can stay here, together, together yeah)
Stay, stay (don't listen to what people say)
Stay, stay (stay, stay, listen now yeah)
Stay, stay (stay, yeah yeah now)

12.What Cha' Gonna Do For Me ?
Written by Hamish Stuart and Ned Doheny

All night and day
Just chippin' away
It's all in a day's work
Tryin' hard to defend
The time that I spend alone

The crown that you lose
Exploiting the blues
Won't get the job done
As hard as it bites
I'm keepin' my sights on you

CHORUS:
What cha' gonna do for me
What cha' gonna do for me
What cha' gonna do for me
When the chips are down

In the cool of the night
When nothing seems right
The feeling can take you
Strange as it seems
You make your own dreams come true

If you try to conceal
The way that you feel
You're asking for trouble
Just as sure as I cry
I'm keeping my eye on you

CHORUS (2x)

You don't have to tell me
I'm to blame for this
'Cause what you hold against me
Is what I miss

13.Do You Love What You Feel ?
Written by David Wolinski

CHORUS:
Do you love what you feel
Cause I love what you do to me
Do you love what you feel
Cause I love what you do to me

Babe, when you’re holdin‘ me
Somehow you seem to set me free
And when I dance with you, romance with you
Is all I sing

CHORUS

I’ve spent so many nights
Just taking fights within myself
Until you came to me
And held me like nobody else

CHORUS

Tell me ‚bout the way you like it
Anything you won’t describe
You and I are close together
Nothing else than feeling better

I wanna dance all
I wanna dance all
I wanna dance all night

Everytime you're holdin' me

CHORUS

14.Ain't Nobody
Written by David "Hawk" Wolinski

Captured effortlessly
That's the way it was
Happened so naturally
I did not know it was love
The next thing I felt was
You holding me close
What was I gonna do?
I let myself go

And now we're flyin' through the star
I hope this night will last forever

I've been waitin' for you
It's been so long
I knew just what I would do
When I heard your song
Filled my heart with your bliss
Gave me freedom
You knew I could not resist
I needed someone

And now we're flyin' through the stars
I hope this night will last forever
Oh oh oh oh

CHORUS:
Ain't nobody
Loves me better
Makes me happy
Makes me feel this way
Ain't nobody
Loves me better than you

I wait for night time to come
And bring you to me
Can't believe I'm the one
I was so lonely
I feel like no one could feel
I must be dreamin'
I want this dream to be real
I need this feelin'

I make my wish upon a star
And hope this night will last forever

CHORUS

And first you put your arms around me
Then you put your charms around me
I can't resist this sweet surrender
Oh my nights are warm and tender
We stare into each other's eyes
And what we see is no surprise
Got a feeling most with treasure
And a love so deep we cannot measure

CHORUS

15.One Million Kisses
Written by J. Osborne and Kevin Murphy

If I could only shake the hand of time
Cause time has been good to us
Bringin' us closer together
I know our love is of a special kind
A real everlasting love, that keeps getting better and better

CHORUS:

Night after night, night after night, day after day
The closer we get – with every minute – just tickin' away
Our love has come to see maturity
And from the very day we said hello
I washed out our love for all
One million kisses later
Our love is so much greater
One million kisses after
We share more love than laughter

We’ve been through a lot together – you and I
But time has been good to us
Givin‘ us so much to treasure
So many tomorrows we have left behind
The future becomes harsh
But this kind of love will last forever

CHORUS

16.Try A Little Understanding
Written by Tony Maiden and Chaka Khan

I wish I had a little more command
You're the person that I'd display
And if I didn't seem so crazy
You'd might like me better that way

Seems that nothing's coming up for better
May I suggest me something to you
Worry wont lead to change
Cause I know something better to do
Wont you…

Try a little understanding baby
Try to understand me
Try a little understanding baby
Try to understand me

I admit that I am living in the past
Cuz' I like it that way
But the happiness I know of giving
Equalize or I'd go insane

Now I know that I may have cause some sorrow
Will nothing cause I'm living that way
So before you reach any conclusions
Or judge me in a negative way
Wont you…

Try a little understanding baby
Try to understand me
Try a little understanding baby
Try to understand me

I know that this may sound crazy
Unconscience and it's insanity (?)
This is for the record
But you don't have to worry 'bout me

Try a little understanding baby
Try to understand me
Try a little understanding baby
Try to understand me

Try, try, try, try
Try, try, try, try


17.Don't Go To Strangers
Written by Evans, Kentz and Mann

Build your dreams
To the stars above
But when you need someone true to love
Don't go to strangers
Darling, come home to me

Play with fire till your fingers burn
But when there's no place for you to turn
Don't go to strangers
Darling, come home to me

For when you hear a call to follow your heart
You'll follow your heart I know
I've been through it all and I'm an old pro
And I'll understand if you go

So make your mark for your friends to see
But when you need a little more than company
Don't go to strangers
Darling, come home to me

(Piano solo)

So … make your mark for your friends to see
But when you need more than company
Don't go to strangers
Darling, come home to me


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