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'The Woman I Am'
{1992 Warner Brothers}
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***1992 Grammy Winner***
"The Woman I am"

1.Everything Changes
Written by Ben Margulies and Chaka Khan


Everybody wants you
You got it goin' on and you know it's not fair
All the ladies want to
Profess their love to you and yet you really don't care

You might think you have everything
Whether you do or not, I think that you forgot that...

CHORUS:
Everything changes
Left to right
Cold gets hot
Everything changes
One day will turn to night
Whether you like it or not

Now I am no authority
But I've been around and I've seen a lot
Love's the one priority
Either settle down or lose the little you've got

We don't have forever
It's now or never so shoot your best shot

CHORUS
It's no good
To keep on holdin' back
All those good emotions
I'll be there for you

You might think you have everything
Whether you know or not, I think that you forgot that...

2.Give Me All
Written by Jerry Barnes and Katreese Barnes

I wanna get deeper
Deeper than skin
I wanna be more than
just another friend

I'm ready to love you
with all of my heart
But I won't give it if you
can't do your part

CHORUS:
A little bit just ain't it
Give me all
A little love is not enough
Give me all

BRIDGE:
Need your lovin'
Need your kissin'
Don't want nothin'
To be missin'

You're givin' me portions
You wanna move fast
What you're giving
Is never gonna last

I wanna be closer
I need to have more
'Cause I'm gonna love you
like no one before

CHORUS

BRIDGE

I'm on fire babe
You wanna build me up
Just to let me down

3.Telephone
Written by Chaka Khan and Hans-Jurgen Buchner

Sitting by the telephone
Waiting for a bell to ring
I don't want another call
I just want to hold you

I'm givin' my everything
Givin' all my time
So darlin', darlin', darlin', darlin' call
Won't you call me boy

I'll go anywhere you want
I'll be anything you say
All I want is to feel your arms around me

I'm givin' my everything
Givin' all my time
So darlin', darlin', darlin', darlin' please
(Won't you)

CHORUS:
Stay with me baby
Stay here for a little while
Won't you say you'll stay here for the night
Stay right here with me sweet baby
Stay here for a little while
For a while

I'm sitting at my window
And I look
Where are you

I wonder if you even know
You belong to me
No matter where you roam
You've got to take me

I'm givin' my everything
Givin' all my time
So darlin', darlin', darlin', darlin' please
(Won't you)

Even if I have to wait all night
I don't even care
I've waited all my life
Let me love you

I'm givin' my everything
Givin' all my time
So darlin', darlin', darlin', darlin' please
(Won't you)

4.Keep Givin' Me Lovin'
Written by Andreas Levin, Camus Celli, Chaka Khan and Mica Paris

Keep givin' me lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'

Time after time, I've pondered this love that I'm feeling
I feel so divine
It must be a crime
Don't take it away

BRIDGE:
More than a few told me "I love you"
Now I know better
When it got down to you
Somehow I knew
My number was up for some sweet sweet lovin'

CHORUS:
Keep givin' me lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'
I'm talkin' 'bout lovin', lovin', lovin', lovin'

You've captured this girl, rockin' my world ya got me reelin'
Ain't no future with another
You're my one and only lover
Come on and stay

BRIDGE

CHORUS

Is it any wonder I want you so
Only you can satisfy my need
Can't you see my hunger won't let you go
Babe you belong to me, just to me

5.Facts Of Love
Written by Chaka Khan, Ralf Zang, Werner Hammer and Harald Schneck

Back when we first met
I think it was November
I remember thinking that
You had the sweetest smile

Magic
You have it
Command me I'll obey
It's just a fact of love
Mold me
Control me
I'm only made of clay
It's a fact of love

CHORUS:
Sometimes I wonder what is this love
At once so delightful and frightening
Thunder and lightening (love)
The facts of love

With those moody broody eyes
You could be Svengali
Just one touch - I'm mesmerized
I just can't help myself

You want it
You got it
You only have to say
It's a fact of love
You make me feel like I'm only made of clay
A fact of love

CHORUS

Sometimes I wonder
About the facts of love
I sit and wonder
About the facts of love

6.Love You All My Lifetime
Written by Irmgard Klarmann and Felix Weber

Cold endless summer days
Since you went away
Tore my heart in two
And now wandering through the night
I see the city lights
Feelin' so in need
I'll never be at peace

CHORUS:
Love you all my lifetime
Lost to you eternally
Everything in my life
Tells me we were meant to be

Strange there's always something wrong
Dreams don't last that long
What part did I play in that game
And now, now you turn away
Excuses are too late
Feelin' so in need, i'll never be at peace

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
You make the rain and the night go away
You make the sun rise up in my sky
You make the rain and the night go away
You make the sun rise up in my sky

7.I Want
Written by Donald Bowden, Janice Dempsey and James McKinney

Baby when you need me
Wintertime or anytime at all
I'll be right there for you
Be right there whenever you call

And I say baby I'm addicted
I'm addicted to your love
I love you more and more
More and more than all the stars above

And I say boy I love the way you walk
And I say boy even when you talk
You rock my world
Feel so good to me
Don't you know that you're my fantasy

Want - I want your lovin'
Need - I need ya
Want - I want your lovin'
Need - I need ya
Can't ya see
Your love is good for me

Baby when you need me
Wintertime or anytime at all
I'll be right there for you
Be right there whenever you call

And I say baby you can do it
You know how to love me, love me right
You know just what to do
Know just how to fill my appetite

8.You Can Make The Story Right
Written by Wayne Braithwaite and Gabrielle Goodman

It's five a.m. when you walk in
This is where your story begins
You say you've been out with the fellas
But the perfume tells me where you've been

Well I knew for sure, when you walked through the door
You had another lover
I read the signs, but I tried to hide
All the pain I felt inside

You can make the story right
I believe what you say though you tell me lies
You can make the story right
It's a fact to me, but it's fiction to you, oh...

Same old song, same old story
You keep telling me lies
You think I don't mind that you're unfaithful
But you never see the tears I cry

You've been letting me down, but I can't give you up
I don't wanna let you go
We've spent so much time, trying to make it right
I don't wanna loose the love we have

(You can make the story right)
You can make the story right
(I believe what you say, though you tell me lies)
I believe what you tell me
(You can make the story right)
Oh, oh...
It's a fact to me, but it's fiction to you

You've been lettin' me down, but I can't give you up
Don't want another lover
We've spent so much time trying to make it right
I don't wanna loose the love we had

9.Be My Eyes
Written by Doug DeAngelis

Big brown bedroom eyes
They're bad for me
Reluctantly you hit me
To my vulnerability
I don't like this feeling
'Cause I can't see straight
Something says I met my match
Courtesy of fate

I've always taken pride
In my independence
So afraid and careful
Not to show it
No - but you give me clarity
Like a bright green laser beam
I think you want what's best for me
In spite of my resistance

Be my eyes
Sing me, I'm your song
Make me wise, baby
I'll be strong

Constantly the ones we love scorn us
It's not for them to comprehend
It's none of their business
Misery loves company

I think you really know me
And there's no coincidence
My mama must have made me
So we would find each other

10.This Time
Written by David Lasley, Marsha Malamet and Robin Lerner

One heart
One hand
One woman
One man
To love
To live together

This time
This place
This lifelong embrace
Could last
Could be forever

This time
Endings don't apply
No broken hearts
No crying eyes
This time
No emptiness for us
Just you and I
In love this time

To trust
To care
To dream and
To dare
Believe in
Something better

This time
Endings don't apply
No broken hearts
No crying eyes
This time
No emptiness for us
Just you and I
In love this time

Here because the angels smiled on us
The angels smiled on us...this time
Here because we're the ones who shine
We're the ones who shine...this time

11.The Woman I Am
Written by Brenda Russell, Dyan Cannon and Chaka Khan

Hey sister
I never knew which way to go
Everybody had an answer
So I said
Go lecture someone, go lecture someone

I could feel it in my heart babe
I couldn't scream, I couldn't shout
I had to find out in my own way
Ran into someone - ran into someone

I'll be the woman I am
Now I don't have to hide
All that I feel inside
I'll be the woman I am
Just had to let it show
Had nowhere else to go

I had to learn to trust myself
I had to learn just when to say no
Always trying to please someone else
I had to let go, I had to let go

The world is filled of many wonders
I had to look to heaven for my own
I saw the star that I was unter
Lord lead me back home, lead me back home

I'll be the woman I am
Now I don't have to hide
All that I feel inside
I'll be the woman I am
Just had to let it show
Had nowhere else to go

I can look at myself and I'm not afraid
I have finally learned how to love
I can feel everything that I've never felt
And I'm sure now that I've always known

12.Love With No Strings
Written by Maggie Ryder and Wesley Magoogan

I, I can't explain
How ya got inside my system
But I feel the sweetest pain
I, I can't do that
But I got to break this tension
If it makes you feel the same

An ordinary woman
That's all I am
And I think I'm falling
For an ordinary man

Take me to your heart
When the love begins
You and I can only try
To make a love with no strings
Take me to your heart
When the story ends
You and I we can't deny
We're making love with no strings
No conductor
Could've played this situation
Better than a fool or millionaire
I won't tie you down
With a little love and affection
All I wanna do is share

A little time together
Maybe holding hands
An ordinary woman
And an ordinary man

Take me to your heart
When the love begins
You and I could say goodbye
And we'll always be friends
Take me to your heart
When the story ends
You and I we can't deny
We got a love with no strings

13.Don't Look At Me That Way
Written by Dianne Warren

Another time you were the one in my life
And this world of mine just turned around you
Another time you were the love of my life
That was so long ago
Now you're here
And those feelings are starting to reappear
Another time I would've run to you
I finally learned that I could love somebody new
And now I'm finally over you

But don't look at me that way
'Coz I'm trying to be strong
And I'm begging you baby
Don't you look at me that way
'Coz if you look at me now
It just might be more that I can take

Got someone, somebody new in my life
I've got someone who cares about me
And what we had is only what used to be
I'm happy now, happy with someone else
But when you're close I know the flame has never died
And now it's burning me alive

So Don't look at me that way
'Coz I'm trying to be strong
And I'm begging you baby
Don't you look at me that way
'Coz if you look at me now
It just might be more that I can take

I finally learned that I could love somebody new
And now I'm finally over you

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