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'Street Player'
{1978 ABC/MCA}
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1.Street Player
Written by David Wolinski and Danny Seraphine

I'd never forget those nameless years
Street sounds whirling through my mind
Trouble was often in the air
So we thought to forget our despair

Cause I'm a street player
And I play you a song (Play me a song, play me a song)
Cause my heart and soul
Will carry, carry on

City life's the only way
Street corners and billiard halls
Was my home away
Lesson's learned that still help me today

Cause I'm a street player
And I've seen it all (play me a song, play me a song)
Hit men and thieves and many a brawl
But as you will see I still stand tall

It was such a small space and time
I would never knew that I would find
A musical past for all to see exciety to ecstasy

I am a streetplayer
I am a streetplayer
I am a streetplayer

Cause I'm a street player
And I've seen it all (play me a song, play me a song)
...........................
But as you can see I still stand tall

It was such a small space and time
I would never knew that I would find
A musical past for all to see exciety to ecstasy

I am a streetplayer
I am a streetplayer
I am a streetplayer

Cause I'm a street player
And I've seen it all (Play me a song, play me a song)
The people love your soul
Don't let them down
Play your guitar
Play that funky music, child


2.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)

3.Turn
Written by Bobby Watson and David Wolinski

Chorus:

Turn, Turn, Turn
Turn, Turn, Turn
Turn, Turn, Turn

Verse 1

Bring on all the seasons
Repeat your earlier deeds
Show the children your face
Most of all teach them to...

Repeat chorus

Verse 2

Bring on all the colors
Don't let me forget for a moment
What i have to do
It's all so necessary for you to...

Repeat chorus

Bridge

We will rehearse long and hard
For the big celebration
Spread the leaders among us
Like the heat's in the sun
Like the blue is in the sky
Like the peace in the eyes
Of the believers of GOD

Well if there's a will
There's a way
If we're strong it will pay
Look at the babies all around us
Like the moon in the night
Like a bird takin flight
Though this world is not right
We got to show them the way...

Repeat chorus

4.Best Of Your Heart
Written by Bobby Watson and David Wolinski

Don't let them get the best
Of your heart leave the rest
Up to love and you'll be takin care of

Many come to try to tear away your heart
Never carin' for you from the very start
Still you wonder if this time could be real
Tryin' to figure out if they came just to steal

Don't let them get the best
Of your heart leave the rest
Up to love and you'll be takin care of

Time and time again you've listened to a smile
Never knowin' what's behind it all the while
You give yourself away until love is gone
And don't consider that they might be doin' harm

Don't let them get the best
Of your heart leave the rest
Up to love and you'll be takin care of

Hey there, you let him wipe away that little tear
You tryin so hard to hold back what you really feel
Always look inside the people that your with
And never hang around those who can not give

5.Finale (Instrumental)
Written by Bobby Watson and David Wolinski


6.Blue Love
Written by David Wolinski and Richard Calhoun

Blue love, why'd you have to go and make me sad and blue
Love, you're the only one I gave it to and

You can't believe that I'm dying for you
Can't you see I've been trying for you
I just can't stop this crying for you, ooh-ooh

They say you never know love until somebody leaves you
You never know love until your baby leaves you
You never know love until your loves turns to

Blue love, who could ever think that you would be untrue
Love, I'll do anything you want me to 'cause

You can't believe that I'm trying for you
Can't you see I've been crying for you
I just can't stop this crying for you, oh you

They say you never know love until somebody leaves you
You never know love until your baby leaves you
You never know love until your loves turns to blue

Tony:
I been hanging on such a long, long time
Waiting for the return of your smiling face
Chaka:
And the test and the time that changed every mind can't you see
That my world is an unhappy place
Tony:
Oh this love in my heart is tearing me apart
Chaka:
Need ya here wit me how happy we could be
Tony:
Together
Chaka:
Us forever

They say you never know love until somebody leaves you
You never know love until your baby leaves you
You never know love until your loves turns to blue


7.Stranger To Love
Written by David Wolinski

Take me, oh I need it now
Shake me to love somehow
I need warm embraces, yes I do
I need smiling faces to look into
I know that time erases the wounds of man

Love is not all I crave
I know there's a world to save
But I've always done my best
And I think I've passed every test

But there's something about a brand new heart

Send me a stranger to love
I need a stranger to love
Send me a stranger to love
So I can leave my past behind
My past behind, my past behind (mmm, my past)
My past behind, my past behind

I know that love may not come
But if I can dream like everyone
I'd dream the warming feelin' of an early spring
I'd dream the magic elation a touch can bring
I wanna capture the feelin of a newborn heart

Send me a stranger to love
Send me a stranger to love
I need a stranger to love
So I can leave my past--- behind......
My past behind, my past behind ,yeah yeah, yeah
My past behind, my past behind

Send me a stranger to love
I wanna stranger to love, oh yeah
Send me a stranger to love
So I can leave my past, wanna throw it out the door......
My past behind
Ooh, ooh, baby, baby, my baby, yeah
My past behind
My past behind, my past behind

I've been lookin' for a brand new mind
There's somethin bout a brand new start

8.Take Time (Instrumental)
Written by Tony Maiden


9.Destiny
Written by David Batteau and Richard Holland

In question is how all this came to be
You and me, kinda free, it's destiny

I look around and I like everything I see
Just us three, kinda free, it's destiny

Oh I'd like to know just what it is
That makes some things the way they are
Oh what sets the pace, what is that maze
That gives me wings to fly

Come on lets keep flying baby, sweet baby
(I said) come on let's keep flying baby, sweet baby

We found this place, an endless space
Can't let go, no baby no, it's destiny

Oh, by God's grace there's no other place for me to be
No, don't you go, it's destiny

Oh I'd like to know just what it is
That makes some things the way they are
Oh, what sets the stage, what is that face
That gives me wings to fly


10.Change Your Ways
Written by Tony Maiden and Traude Sapik

Hey, can you change your ways
Our love is such a treasure
Why do you run away
From things that give you pleasure

I love you all this time
On and on I've tried to work it out for the right day
In life you'll learn, you'll see
From birth, we start to die
Oh so fast, so near
There's nothing to lose
Nothing to fear

So little time to try
There's so much to know
Then to see the pain it shows
To get what you deserve
To reap what you sow
That's the way it goes

Why can't you change your ways
Why can't you change your ways
Why can't you change your ways


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