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'What Cha Gonna Do For Me ?'
{1981 Warner Bros.}
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***1981 Grammy Nominee***
"What Cha Gonna Do For Me ?"

We Can Work It Out
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney


Life is very short
And there's no time
For fussing and fighting
So I'll ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking
Until I can't go on
Boy you see it your way
You run the risk of knowing
That our love will soon be gone

We can work it out
We can work it out

Hear what you're saying
You can get it wrong
And still you think that it's alright
Hear what I'm saying
We can work it out
And when it's straight, we'll say good night

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short
And there's no time
For fussing and fighting
I've have ways thought
That it's a crime
So I will ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right
Or if I am wrong
Boy you see it your way
There's a chance that we might fall apart
Before too long

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short
And there's no time, no time
For fussing and fighting
I've have ways thought
That it's a crime (dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty)
So I will ask you once again

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

I Know You, I Live You
Written by Chaka Khan and Arif Mardin

It's not difficult
For me to say I love you
It wouldn't be difficult
If you would say the same
And believe me when I tell you
That I know you very well
I know you like I know my name

I think that I have met you
Somewhere in my dreams
I may never have met you at all
And I know you must be thinking,
"What a silly girl"
I know your every thought and scheme

I wake up to the feeling each morning
I go to bed to it at night
I know you, I live you

CHORUS:
Like I feel a song in the morning
Like I see the moon at night
I know you as if I've known you all my life
I know you, I live you

One day you'll realize
That we're not strangers
If you open up your eyes
You'll know me too
And see that we were
Meant to be together, my dear
And all the rest is up to you

BRIDGE

Like I feel a song in the morning
Like I see the moon at night
I know you as if I've known you all my life
I know you, I know you
Like I feel a song in the morning
Like I see the moon at night
I think I know you more than you know yourself
I know you, I live you
Know you, live you
Know you, live you
Know you

And without me you'd stumble
And without you I'd fall
Without each other we would not be at all

Any Old Sunday
Written by A. McCrary, L. McCrary, A. Fraser and D. Ironstone

Spendin' all my time
With you on my mind
I think it's time that we made the score
Oh it makes me crazy
This anticipating
Cause I'm loving you more and more

One by one the lonely hours slip away
I'd like to be your fun and games
Brighten up your day, yeah yeah yeah yeah

CHORUS:
Any old sunday, any old sunday will do (so what are you waiting for?)
Any old sunday, any old sunday will do (so what are you waiting for?)

I'm waitin' for the time
To feel your arms around me (so what are you waiting for?)
Time keeps passing
I'm yours for the asking
Because our love is an open door
Stop cultivating, stop hesitating
No more questions in my mind
You can be so lovely
Our love will be like honey to the bee
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

We Got Each Other
Written by Chaka Khan, F. Lederman and A. Baboff

CHORUS:
Walkin' hand and hand
As only lovers can
You must understand
We've got each other
They can scream and fuss
It won't bother us
And that is because
We've got each other

I can recall memories we shared
Such love, none other could compare
Do you remember when you were loving me?
Holding me? How could this love not be?

CHORUS

Lost in dreams, I spend the hours
Scared in the dark, in a room that once was ours
Do you remember when you were loving me?
Holding me? How could this love not be?

BRIDGE:
We are one sharing each other's dreams
With a love that only we could bring

I've got you (I've got you)
We've got each other
I've got you (I've got you)
We've got each other
I've got you (I've got you)
We've got each other
I've got you (I've got you too)
We've got each other
I've got you (I've got you)
We've got each other
I've got you (I've got you too)
We've got each other
We've got each other

We've got stride for stride
Movin' side by side
With a strength and pride
We've got each other
They can scream and fuss
It won't break our trust
What we've got is us
We've got each other
We've got each other
We've got each other

And The Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia)
Written by Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Chaka Khan and Arif Mardin

A long time ago in the 40's
Dizzy and Bird gave us this song
They called it "A Night In Tunisia"
And the melody still lingers on

It was new and very strange
Blew the squares right off the stage
Few could play along
But the melody still lingers on

Max and Miles to name just two
Together they grew
The music was young and strong
And the melody still lingers on

They paved the way for generations
From Coltrane to Stevie
No one could stop the winds of change
Without them where'd we be?

The Duke and the Prez were there before
The past you can't ignore
The torch is lit, we'll keep the flame
And the melody remains the same

In the 40's
A night in tunisia
In the 40's
A night in tunisia
In the 40's
A night in tunisia
In the 40's
A night in tunisia

Night Moods
Written by Jerry Ragovoy

CHORUS:
Night moods, I love your night moods
Night moods, You've got the right moods

When you're lying here beside me
Ooh you take my breath away
Baby I feel such love inside me
I'm so glad you're going to stay
Night moods, night moods
Got a need as deep as a canyon
I'm so glad I found my soul companion
I love your night moods
I'm in the right mood
I love your night moods

Night time is the right time
Night time is the one time I'm loving you
Loving you

All day long I'm thinking of
And I just can't wait 'til the sun goes down
I can't help it, how I love it
Count the moments 'til you come 'round
Night moods, night moods
Ain't no use in talkin' about it
All I know is that I can't live without it
I love your night moods
I'm in the right mood
I love your night moods

Night time is the right time
Right now is the one time I'm close to you
Close to you

Got a need as deep as a canyon
I'm so glad I found my soul companion
Night moods, I love your night moods

Night moods (I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it at night)
Night moods (I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it at night)
Night moods (I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it at night)
Night moods (I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it at night)

Heed The Warning
Written by Chaka Khan, Mark Stevens, Ellison Chase and Arthur Jacobsen

There are so many things in life to know
Cause someone says it's right don't make it so
This is someone somewhere who's taking notes
There's someone telling lies sowing wild oats
When you are moving fast, you can succeed
Just how long can you last at twice the speed

CHORUS:
Here's a warning: two wrongs don't make a right
Heed the warning, and everything will be alright

I'll keep good meter, and I'll take my time
I'll try to stay in beat and live in rhyme
I know from love I came, to love I'll go
I'll live and learn and love and try to grow
When you are moving fast, you can succeed
Just how long can you last at twice the speed

Father He Said
Written by Deborah Ash and Michael Campagna

Father's waiting 'round the corner
Ticket in his hand
Wants to help his daughter
Protect and understand
Daughter's needing some security
The comfort of a man
Can't face the pain of losing
She's afraid to love again
Searching for her father's words
She remembered

CHORUS:
My father he said, "don't be misled."
My father he said, "is heart in your hands?"

(Way far, far away)
Daughter's feelin' kinda shaky
Heartache and trouble everywhere
There ain't no love she's looking
For someone who cares
Searching for her father's words
She remembered

CHORUS

(Take the train far, cooling down)
Daughter's waiting at the station
Got a ticket in her hand
Bound for her destination
She'll try to love again
Searching for her father's words
She remembered

CHORUS

Father, father, father

CHORUS

Father, father, father he said...

Fate
Written by F. Musker and D. Bugatti

When you walked into my lonely life tonight
I saw my destiny, I saw eternity tonight
And the moment I held you I knew it
What we do is decided before we do it

CHORUS:
Fate, this could only be
Fate, I never thought I'd believe in
Fate, now I understand
It's part of the plan
I was meant to be your woman

Time stood still, and we lost on words to say
And though the people stared, they seemed a million miles away
Oh we knew it was love we were feeling
We were destined to give it a whole new meaning

CHORUS

In my heart I feel I've loved you all my life
I was in the dark, but now I think I've seen the light
I rang like a bell with your laughter
Something tells me I'll love you forever and ever

BREAKDOWN:
Fate (this could only be)
It was fate (this could only be)
It's part of the plan
I was meant to be your woman
(It's part of the plan)
I'll love you forever and ever


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