Miki Howard Come Share My Love

There’s a light that cannot shine

Until you come into my life

And love reveals you will be the one

The one for me

And I’ll give you all I have to give

All the love

All the joy

My heart can give

Hoping you will share the same with me

(Come share my love)

Come share my love

(Come on share my love)

(Come share my joy)

Come share my joy

(Come share my joy)

(Come share my joy)

Come share my love

Won’t you come share with me?

Pretty baby

Come into my life

Share my love

There’s a peak on every mountain

A shore for every sea

It’s hard to understand

Were you meant for me?

There’s an answer to the question

But there’s no guarantee

And I’ll give you all I have to give

All the love

All the joy my heart can give

Hoping you will share the same with me

Ooh, hoo

(Come share my love)

Come share my love

(Come on, share my love)

(Come share my joy)

Come share my joy

(Come share my joy)

(Come share my joy)

Come share my love

Won’t you come share with me?

Pretty baby

Come into my life

Share my love

Oh

(Come share my love)

Share my love

Won’t you share my love?

(Come share my joy)

Won’t you come on and share my joy?

(Come share my love)

Share my love

Share my love

(Come share my joy)

Share my, my joy

(Come share my love)

(Come share my joy)

Come on and share my joy

(Come share my love)

Come on share my love

(Come share my joy)

Won’t you come on and share my joy?

(Come share my love)

Come share

(Come share my joy)

My, my, my, my, my, my, my love

Come on, baby

(Come share my love)

Share, share my love

(Come share my joy)

Ooh, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

(Come share my love)

(Come share my joy)

(Come share my love)

Come on, baby

Share my love

(Come share my joy)

Ooh, ooh

Come on, baby

(Come share my love)

Share my love

(Come share my joy)

Share my, my, my, my, my joy

Come on

(Come share my love)

(Come share my joy)

Miki Howard At Seventeen

I learned the truth at seventeen

That love was meant for beauty queens

And high school girls with clear skinned smiles

Who married young and then retired.

The valentines I never knew

The Friday night charades of youth

Were spent on one more beautiful

At seventeen I learned the truth.

And those of us with ravaged faces

Lacking in the social graces

Desperately remained at home

Inventing lovers on the phone

Who called to say come dance with me

And murmured vague obscenities

It isn’t all it seems

At seventeen.

A brown eyed girl in hand me downs

Whose name I never could pronounce

Said, Pity please the ones who serve

They only get what they deserve.

The rich relationed hometown queen

Married into what she needs

A guarantee of company

And haven for the elderly.

Remember those who win the game

Lose the love they sought to gain

Indebentures of quality

And dubious integrity.

Their small town eyes will gape at you

In dull surprise when payment due

Exceeds accounts received

At seventeen.

To those of us who know the pain

Of valentines that never came,

And those whose names were never called

When choosing sides for basketball.

It was long ago and far away

The world was younger than today

And dreams were all they gave for free

To ugly duckling girls like me.

We all play the game and when we dare

To cheat ourselves at solitaire

Inventing lovers on the phone

Repenting other lives unknown

That call and say, come dance with me

And murmur vague obscenities

At ugly girls like me

At seventeen.

Miki Howard Strange Fruit

Southern trees

Bear strange fruit

Blood on the leaves

And blood at the roots

Black bodies

Swinging in the southern breeze

Strange fruit hangin’

From the poplar trees

Pastoral scene

Of the gallant south

Them big bulging eyes

And the twisted mouth

Scent of magnolia

Clean and fresh

Then the sudden smell

Of burnin’ flesh

Here is a fruit

For the crows to pluck

For the rain to gather

For the wind to suck

For the sun to rot

For the leaves to drop

Here is

Strange and bitter crop

Miki Howard Love Under New Management

Oh, yeah

Ooh…ooh…

Experience is a good teacher

It takes someone like me to know

All the little games people tend to play

Some call it love

It never has a chance to grow

“You deserve somethin’ better,” I kept tellin’ myself

Just be patient, true love you’ll find

I finally found someone who become my friend

And in a matter of time

Real love stepped in

The closed sign on your door

I had to tear it down

A new world of happiness

Turned me completely around

(I’m in love under new management) I’m in love under new management

(I’m in love under new management) Hey…yeah…

(Someone very special came into my life) Nobody, nobody

(Can take his place) Can take his place

He filled my empty space

There’s nothin’ like someone who can take care of business

You know we treat each other so well

And back together came off a little easy

It’s time to celebrate

You see, I never thought I could

The closed sign on my door

I had to tear it down

A new world of happiness

Turned me completely around

(I’m in love under new management) I’m in love under new management

(I’m in love under new management)

Hey…yeah…hey, hey, somebody, somebody very special

(Someone very special came into my life) And I want you to know nobody, nobody, nobody

(Can take his place) Can take his place, oh…oh…

(He filled my empty space) He filled my empty space

(I’m in love under new management) I’m in love under new management

(I’m in love under new management) Woo…hoo…hoo…somebody very special

(Someone very special came into my life) I don’t believe nobody

(Can take his place) Can take his place

(He filled my empty space) Oh…ho…

(I’m in love, doo doo doo) Ooh…ooh…whoa…ooh…

(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo)

Hey, girls, can I talk to you for a minute

I know you’ll understand

You see, I was in love with this guy

That really wasn’t worth my time of day, uh-uh

But you know when you’re in love, can’t nobody tell you nothin’

So I just kept on waiting and waiting

Hoping he’d (Fill up) All the empty spaces in my life, oh…oh…

(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo)

Everybody tried to tell me ’bout him

But you know it’s nothin’ like leadin a blind horse to a pasture

You see, they could smell the grass, but they just don’t know their way to it, uh-uh

But girl, just when I was about ready to throw my hands and (Give up)

On love, hoo…hoo…hoo…hoo…hoo…

Real love walked in, girls

I’m talkin’ about the kind you can hold on to in the middle of the night, yeah, yeah

It seems like he turned my entire life around

And I’m through with all those old love games

And some guys messin’ around with so many girls I can’t even name

You see, I-I knew a happiness burns me completely love

(I’m in love under new management) I’m in love under new management

(I’m in love under new management) I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love

(I’m in love under new, love under new) Under new (Management) management

(I’m in love under new, love under new management) Somebody every special

(I’m in love under new management) If it happened to me it can happen to you, yeah, yeah

(I’m in love under new management) I’m in love under new management

(I’m in love under new, love under new) Yes, I am (Management)

Miki Howard I Can’t Stand The Rain

I can’t stand the rain

Against my window

Bringing back sweet memories

Hey, window pane

Do you remember

How sweet it used to be

When we was together

Everything was so grand

Now that we’ve parted

There’s just one sound

That I just can’t stand

I can’t stand the rain

Against my window

Bringing back sweet memories

I can’t stand the rain

Against my window

Cause he’s not here with me

Alone with the pillow

Where his head used to lay

I know you’ve got

Some sweet memories

But like the window

You ain’t got nothing to say

I can’t stand the rain

Against my window

Bringing back sweet memories

I can’t stand the rain

Against my window

Just keeps on haunting me

Hey, rain

Get off my window

Miki Howard I Want To Be Your Mother’s Son-In-Law

You don’t have to have a hanker

To be a broker or a banker

No, sir, you just got to be

My mother’s son-in-law

Needn’t even think of tryin’

To be a mighty socialite

Sippin’ tea, if you will be

My mother’s son-in-law

Ain’t got the least desire

To set the world on fire

Just wish you’d make it proper

To call my old man Papa

You don’t have to sing like Bledsoe

You can tell the world I said so

Can’t you see you got to be

My mother’s son-in-law

Ain’t got the least desire

To set the world on fire

Just wish you’d make it proper

To call my old man Papa

You don’t have to sing like Bledsoe

You can tell the world I said so

Can’t you see you got to be

My mother’s son-in-law

Miki Howard You’ve Changed

You’ve changed

That sparkle in your eyes has gone

Your smile is just a careless yawn

You’re breaking my heart, you’ve changed

You’ve changed

Your kisses now are so blaze

You’re bored with me in every way

I can’t understand, you’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words, I love you

Each memory that we’ve shared

You ignore every star above you

I can’t realize you ever cared

You’ve changed

You’re not the angel I once knew

No need to tell me that we’re through

It’s all over now, you’ve changed

You’ve forgotten the words, I love you

Each memory that we’ve shared

You ignore every star above you

I can’t realize you ever cared

You’ve changed

You’re not the angel I once knew

No need to tell me that we’re through

It’s all over now, you’ve changed, I miss you

Miki Howard Imagination

Imagination

Is funny

Makes a cloudy day sunny

Makes a bee think of honey

Just as I

I think of you

Imagination

Is crazy

Your whole perspective gets hazy

Starts you asking a daisy

What to do

What to do

Have you ever

Felt a gentle touch?

And then a kiss?

And then

Find it’s only your imagination again

Oh, well

Imagination

Is silly

You go around willy-nilly

For example

I go around wanting you

And yet

I can’t imagine that you want me too

Have you ever

Felt a gentle touch?

And then a kiss?

And then

Find it’s only your imagination again

Oh, well

Imagination

Is silly

You go around willy-nilly

For example

I go around wanting you

And yet

I can’t imagine that you want me too

Miki Howard Until You Come Back To Me

Oh…ho…oh…oh…

Oh…ooh…

So you don’t wanna talk to me

Just don’t even call me anymore

Though you don’t call me anymore

I sit and wait in vain

I guess I’ll rap on your door

Tap on your window pane

I wanna tell you, baby

The changes I’ve been goin’ through

Missin’ you, missin’ you

Until you come back to me

That’s what I’m gonna do

Why did you have to decide

You had have to set me free, baby

I guess I’ll swallow my pride

Beggin’ you, baby, baby, baby, please see me

I’m gonna walk by myself

Just to prove my love is true, whoa, for you, baby

Until you come back to me

That’s what I’m gonna do

Living without you might be

Livin’ in a world of constant tears

Hear my please, I’ve got to make you see

Our love is dying

Oh, boy, your phone you ignore, somehow I must

Somehow I must, I must explain

I guess I’ll rap on your door

Tap on your window pane

And I’m gonna sit by your steps

Until I get through to you

I’ve got to show it to you, baby

Until you come back to me

That’s what I’m gonna do, babe

Until you come back to me

That’s what I’m gonna do, my love, my love, my love

Until you come back to me

That’s what I’m gonna do

I’m gonna rap on your door

Tap on your window pane, baby, baby

I’m gonna rap on your door

Tap on your, tap on your, tap on your, tap on your window

I’m gonna rap on your door

Tap on your window pane

I’m gonna rap on your door

Tap on your window pane

I’m gonna rap on your door

Rat-tat knock-knock on your window pane

I’ll be there, I’ll be there day and night

I’ll be there night and day

Oh, I’m gonna rap on your pane

Miki Howard Ain’t Nobody Like You

There are times when I feel good

Now, babe

There are times when I know I should

Oh, darling

There are ones that I wanna do

But ain’t nobody like you

Nobody

I’ve been watching you

For so long now, babe

In my heart

I’m feeling so strong for you, babe

And I hope you feel it too

Cause ain’t nobody like you

And you know it, babe

I’ve been up

And I’ve been down

I’ve had my feet swept off the ground

By somebody who just picked me up

And threw me away

(Yeah)

I’ve been rich

And I’ve been poor

I’ve had boys in

And out my door

But I know

You’re the only

You’re the only one for me

There’ll be times

When you wanna go

Now, baby

There’ll be times

When I wanna keep moving on

But not this time

Gonna see it through

Cause ain’t nobody like you

You know it, babe

You know it

You know it

I been around the world a few times

(Oh, babe)

I have searched

But I could not find my darling

Always in the field of view

Cause there’s nobody like you

And you know it, baby

(Ooh)

I’ve been up

And I’ve been down

I’ve had my feet swept off the ground

By somebody who just picked me up

And threw me away

Oh, yes

Yes, they did now

I’ve been rich

And I’ve been poor

I’ve had boys in

And out my door

But I know you’re the only

Really

The only one for me

So good to me

Ain’t nobody like you

You know it, babe

Sometimes I need your loving

Sometimes I need your care

So come put your arms around me

To show me that you’ll be there

I said

All that I’m trying to tell you is, baby

Ain’t nobody like you

And you know it, babe

I said

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody like you

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody like you

Nobody, nobody

Ain’t nobody like you, baby

Like you babe

Nobody

You know it, babe

Love you, babe

I’ve been up

And I’ve been down

I’ve had my feet swept off the ground

By somebody who just picked me up

And threw me away

(Ooh)

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody like you

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

Nobody can love me like you do

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

You know that you’re good to me

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody like you

Ain’t nobody

Ain’t nobody

You know that you’re better than me

Ain’t nobody like you