Leela James Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out

Once I lived the life of a millionaire

Spendin’ my money, no, I didn’t care

Takin’ my friends all out for a mighty good time

Buyin’ high priced liquor, champagne and wine

Oh, then I fell so low

Didn’t have a friend nor a place to go

If I ever get my hands on another dollar again

I’m a hold on to it until the eagle grins

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Down and out, ooh

Soon as I got back up on my feet again

Everybody wants to be my old long lost friend

It’s mighty strange without a doubt

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Said, nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Down and out, ooh

Nobody wants you, yeah, aah yeah, oh yeah

Nobody wants you, nobody wants you

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Nobody wants you when you’re down and out

Nobody wants you, yeah, yeah

Nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody wants you

When you’re down and out

Oh, nobody wants you

Leela James Something’s Got A Hold On Me

Sometimes I get a good feeling

I get a feeling that I never, never had before

And I got to tell you right now

I believe, I really do believe that

(Oh, it must be love)

Something’s got a hold on me right now child

(Yeah, it must be love)

Let me tell you now

I never felt like this before

Something’s got a hold on me that won’t let go

I believe I’d die if I only could

I sure feel strange, but I sure feel good

I said, Oh yeah

It must be love

(You know it must be love)

Let me tell you now

(Oh, it must be love)

Something’s got a hold on me right now child

(Yeah, it must be love)

Let me tell you now

I got a feeling, I feel so strange

Everything about me seems to have changed

Step by step, I got a brand new walk

I even sound sweeter when I talk

I said, Oh yeah

It must be love

(You know it must be love)

Let me tell you now

My heart feels heavy, my feet feel light

I shake all over, but I feel alright

I never felt like this before

Something’s got a hold on me that won’t let go

I never thought it could happen to me

My heart was heavy when in misery

I never thought it could be this way

Love’s sure gonna put a hurting on me

I said Oh yeah

It must be love

(You know it must be love)

Yeah he walks like love

(Yeah he walks like love)

And he talks like love

(And he talks like love)

Makes me feel alright

(Makes me feel alright)

In the middle of the night

(In the middle of the night)

Na na na na

Leela James The Fact Is

Sitting here thinking about the love that we shared

Tears running down cause I realize just how much I still do care

No and it doesn’t matter how much time has passed us by

I can’t deny it’s a fact you stay on my mind

(I just can’t) Forget about how you used to love me

(I just can’t) Forget about how I used to love you

(I just can’t) Let go of all those sweet memories

(I just can’t) Say I don’t love you no more

What am I gonna do? What am I gonna do?

With all this love I still have in my heart for you.

I am still in love with you

I tried so hard to go on living my live

No I’m good I’m good

Lying to myself acting like everything is all right

I’m not good

(I just can’t) forget about how you used to love me

(I just can’t) Forget about how I used to love you

(I just can’t) Let go of all those sweet memories

(I just can’t) Say I don’t love you no more

My heart belongs with you

I’m still in love with you

You and I we should be together together forever forever

And I just can’t just can’t I just can’t let you go

No I just can’t just can’t I just can’t let you go

No I just can’t just can’t I just can’t let you go

(I just can’t)

See the fact is

(I just can’t)

I just can’t get over you because I’m still in love with you

(I just can’t) Forget about how you used to love me

(I just can’t) Forget about how I used to love you

(I just can’t) Let go of all those sweet memories

(I just can’t) Say I don’t love you no more

Leela James Mr. Incredible – Ms. Unforgettable

If I could write a letter to your heart

I’d start by saying that we’ll never part

And please say that you will be mine

Until the end of time

If I were a lock I’d let you be the key

To unlock all of this love in me

To unlock all of this ecstasy

And if you think that I’m worried

Let your mind be rest assured

(Let your heart be rest assured)

My love is light as a feather

But hard as a rock

(Yeah, let your mind be rest assured)

Yeah, the cupid has found us

I don’t wanna stop

If you will be my Mrs. Incredible

I’ll be your Mr. Unforgettable

Always, forever and ever, always, always

And if you be my Mr. Incredible

I’ll be your Miss Unforgettable

Always, forever and ever, always, always

If this were a play you’ll be my leading man

The words you recite would touch my soul

And I would direct you to touch, to hold

And love me all through the night

If I could be your never ending song

I’d play while we make love all night long

Do away with your baggage

Your worries and all of your fears

So if you’re worried, baby

Let your heart be rest assured

(Let your mind be rest assured)

Yeah, the cupid has found us

I don’t wanna stop, baby, if you be my

My incredible, superwoman

(My superman)

Baby, I’ll be your king

(I’ll be your queen)

And your superman

(Baby, you’ll be my king)

‘Cause I’ll be your superwoman

(Could you be my wonder woman?)

My super man

(I could be your)

Be your

(Wonderful)

If you be my man

(Wonderful, wondeman)

If you’ll be my Mrs. Incredible

I’ll be your Mr. Unforgettable

Always, forever and ever, always, always

If you will be my Mr. Incredible

I’ll be your Miss Incredible

Always, forever and ever, always, always

Leela James Save Me

[Leela:] He used to love me,

The way you love me.

But now things ain’t the same,

I don’t know, why he changed.

He gave me flowers,

We talk for hours.

But now all that we do,

Is argue, and I’m so through.

Even when he loved me,

He didn’t love me like you do.

Now.

He’s tearing up my heart

Is there anything you can do?

It’s an emergency.

[Duet:] I need you to save me,

Rescue me baby,

Cause I’m going crazy

Goin’ crazy

I need you save me,

Rescue me baby,

Cause I’m going crazy,

Goin’ crazy.

And I don’t wanna drown (drown),

You got me going down (down)

Save me (save me)

Oh baby (oh baby)

And I don’t wanna drown (drown),

You got me going down (down)

Save me

Oh baby, save me.

[Joe:] I’m sinking,

I’m drowning,

Please help move this mountain,

Oh save me now,

Now, now, now, now.

Cause I’m running,

Running outta time,

And my heart is on the line

Oh, help me now,

Now, now.

Cause even when she loved me,

She didn’t love me like you do.

[Leela:] I can love you better.

[Joe:] It’s true.

[Leela:] So much better.

[Joe:] She’s tearing up my heart,

Is there anything you can do?

[Leela:] Baby I can love you

[Joe:] It’s an emergency!

[Joe:] I need you to save me

[Leela:] I’ll save you. [Joe:] Rescue me baby.

Cause I’m going crazy

[Both:] Goin’ crazy

I need you save me,

[Leela:] I’ll be there.

Rescue me baby,

[Leela:] I’ll be there.

Cause I’m going crazy,

Goin’ crazy.

[Joe:] And I don’t wanna drown (drown),

[Leela:] And I don’t wanna drown,

[Joe:] You got me going down (down)

[Leela:] You got me going down

[Joe:] Save me, [Leela:] save me.

[Joe:] Oh baby, [Leela:] baby.

[Joe:] I don’t wanna drown (drown)

[Leela:] I don’t wanna drown,

[Joe:] You got me going down (down)

[Leela:] You got me going down

[Both:] Save me

[Joe:] Oh baby, save me.

[Leela:] I’ll save you

I’ll save you, Mmm

In my background sang…

La da da da da

La da da da da… da

Save me.

In my background sang…

La da da da da

La da da da da… da

Save me.

Mmm… Save me,

La da da da da

La da da da da… da

Save me.

Leela James Set Me Free

Uh, uh, uh

Oh, oh, hmm

Listen! Last night you didn’t call,

Had me worried all night long

Why you keep doing me wrong?

I don’t know, babe!

And it hurts so bad

I’m tired of being sad,

This house is not a home

The love is gone, baby!

I just can’t see it,

I can’t see, baby!

…staying in this with you

You, you, you!

If you love me

(If you love me)

Set me free,

(Set me free!)

You’re just holding to nothing

(You’re holding to nothing)

Set me free!

If you love me

Set me free!

Cause I won’t hold to nothing

Just set me free if you love me!

If you love me, if you care

Be man enough to let me go instead of staying here

Pretending like we love each other

When we both know there’s something better waiting for me

You just can’t see it,

I can see, baby

Wasting any more time,

We’re just waiting time

Staying in this

And I just can’t stay,

I just can’t stay with me!

If you love me

(If you love me)

Set me free,

(Set me free!)

You’re just holding to nothing

(You’re holding to nothing)

Set me free!

If you love me

Set me free!

Cause I won’t hold to nothing

Just set me free if you love me!

What happened to the love we have?

It went away somehow

It used to be so good, but it’s so bad now

And I tried to make it work,

I tried to fit the play

I give it all I got, can’t you understand?

If you love me

(If you love me)

Set me free,

(Set me free!)

You’re just holding to nothing

(You’re holding to nothing)

Set me free!

If you love me

Set me free!

Cause I won’t hold to nothing

Just set me free if you love me!

Set me free, set me free

Let me go cause it’s bad for me

We’re holding on, we’re holding on

Uh, if you love me, let me free!

Leela James Soul Food

Kiss the back of my neckbone

Make it hot like Lousiana hot sauce

Whoa, whoa-oh-oh whoa-oh-oh, oh-ooh

Shoot, that’s soul food

Whoa, whoa-oh-oh whoa-oh-oh, oh-ooh

Stankin’ like chitlins

Sweet like sweet potato pie

Like collard greens and yams on the side

I’m full from top to the bottom and this ain’t no lie

I’m hot like Mississippi burning in the middle of July

And I’m sayin’…

Whoa, whoa-oh-oh whoa-oh-oh, oh-ooh

Whoa, whoa-oh-oh whoa-oh-oh, oh-ooh

Sip me up like lemonade from a mason jar

Make it good like some chicken fried in a pan of lard

I’m getting spoiled like old beans and I can’t lose my head

‘Cause when you’re not around I’m crumbling like cornbread

[repeat chorus and ad-lib to end]

Leela James Miss You

I’ve been holding out so long

I’ve been sleeping all alone

Lord I miss you

I’ve been hanging on the phone

I’ve been sleeping all alone

I want to kiss you

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

I’ve been haunted in my sleep

You’ve been starring in my dreams

Lord I miss you

I’ve been waiting in the hall

Been waiting on your call

When the phone rings

It’s just some friends of mine that say

“Hey, what’s the matter man?

We’re gonna come around at twelve

With some Puerto Rican girls that are just dyin’ to meet you.

We’re gonna bring a case of wine

Hey, let’s go mess and fool around

You know, like we used to”

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Oh baby why you wait so long

Oh baby why you wait so long

Come on! Come on!

I was walking in Central Park

Hanging after dark,

People think I’m crazy

Shuffling through the street

Just aching on my feet

People ask me, “What’s the matter with you boy?”

Sometimes I want to say

Sometimes I want to say, yeah

Sometimes I say, to myself

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

I won’t miss you, girl

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

I won’t miss you, girl

Yeah, you’ve been haunting me in my dreams

Starring in my dreams, yes I miss you, baby

Yeah, you been messin’ with my mind

Foolin’ with my time, I’ll miss you baby

I miss girl, I miss girl

I miss girl? all around the world

I miss girl, I miss girl

C’mon hold on to me, darlin’ yeah yeah

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Lord I miss you girl

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh I miss you baby

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh

Yeah lets do it

Oh baby, why you wait so long?

Oh baby, why you wait so long?

Come on, come on

Leela James Prayer

Oh, oh, oh

Livin’ in a cold, cold world

Sometimes it gets hard and you feel like

You can’t make it out

When I was just a little girl

My momma told me don’t you worry

Hold your head

And wear a smile

‘Cause you’re gonna have days

When you feel like things ain’t goin’ your way

Just take a moment

And pray

[Chorus:]

Where would I be? (I don’t know)

Where would I be?

Where would I be?

If you ain’t never heard a prayer from me?

What would I do?

What would I do?

What would I do

If I didn’t have you to be there for me?

And I’m so thankful for

All the things you’ve done

Showing me right from wrong

And cleansing my soul

When all my friends turned their back on me

You made me see

You’re the only one I need

[Chorus x2]

Way in the midnight hour

I called your name

‘Cause I knew you were watchin’ over me

And I don’t know just where I’d be

If somebody never said a prayer for me

And I thank you, Lord

Where would I be without you?

And what would I do?

I just want to thank you, Lord

For never leaving my side

Through my trials

And all my tribulations

You stayed beside me

And I thank you

I just want to thank you, Lord

Leela James Music

Somebody play on the guitar stings

Makes me think of my favorite songs

Reminds me of when I heard Aretha sang

Gladys, Steven, and Chaka Khan

Can’t go back to yesterday

Can we just put the thongs away

And fall back in love with music

Nothin’ but the music

Oh

Everybody knows that Marvin’s gone

Still I gotta tell you what’s going on

Said the music gone

Where did all the soul go?

It’s all about the video

We don’t sang no mo’

Where’s the music gone?

Where’d the music go?

It’s all just for the dough

It ain’t songs no mo’

Where’s the music gone?

Still hear Donny playin’ them keys

Sangin’ one day we’ll all be free

Can’t even turn on my radio

Somebody hollerin’ bout a bitch or a hoe

Right now I’m missing music

Black folks count on music

Where did all the soul go?

It’s all about the video

We don’t sang no mo’

Where’s the music gone?