Tamia Beautiful Surprise

For the first time in my life

I just might be tongue tied

For me to wake up with you kissing me

Saying you’ve been missing me

What a beautiful surprise

Cause I wasn’t expecting you till late tonight

No, and I didn’t hear you come inside

But there’s nothing in this world that I want more

Than to have my baby back in my arms

All I can say is

Oh, ah so happy that I could cry

What a beautiful surprise

Oh, ah my man is back by my side

What a beautiful surprise

I ain’t that easy to shock

But it looks like you hit the spot

For me to wake up with you holding me

And telling me you’re loving me

You’ve got my heart on lock

Yeah

Cause I wasn’t expecting you till late tonight

No, and I didn’t hear you come inside

But there’s nothing in this world that I want more

Than to have my baby back in my arms

All I can say is

Oh, ah so happy that I could cry

What a beautiful surprise

Oh, ah my man is back by my side

What a beautiful surprise

I was needing you so bad

How did you know

It feels like I’m dreaming

My mind explodes

For you to be the first thing that I see when I open my eyes

Such a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful surprise

Oh, ah so happy that I could cry

What a beautiful surprise

Oh, ah my man is back by my side

What a beautiful surprise

Oh, ah so happy that I could cry

What a beautiful surprise

Oh, ah my man is back by my side

What a beautiful surprise

Beautiful… yeah… yeah… yeah…

A beautiful surprise, yeah… yeah… yeah…

A beautiful surprise, yeah… yeah… yeah…

A beautiful surprise, yeah… yeah… yeah… yeah…

Yeah…. Yeah…..

Tamia Careless Whisper

Time can never mend

The careless whisper of a good friend

To the heart and mind

Ignorance is kind

There’s no comfort in the truth

Pain is all you’ll find

I feel so unsure

As you take my hand

and lead me to the dance floor

As the music dies

Something in your eyes

Calls to mind a silver screen

And you’re its sad goodbye

[Chorus:]

I’m never gonna dance again

Guilty feet have got no rhythm

Though it’s easy to pretend

I know you’re not a fool

Should have known better that

to cheat a friend

And waste the chance that I’ve been given

So I’m never gonna dance again

The way I dance with you, oh

Time can never mend

The careless whisper of a good friend

To the heart and mind

Ignorance is kind

There’s no comfort in the truth

Pain is all you’ll find

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]

Tonight the music seems so loud

I wish that we could lose this crowd

Maybe it’s better this way

If we’d hurt each other with the things

We want to say

We could have been so good together

We could have lived this dance forever

Now who’s gonna dance with me

Please dance

[Chorus]

Tamia Poetry

He said, It’s like the grass that grows between the cracks of ghetto streets, relentless inspite of the neverlasting, I

said baby dam you got lyrics, make it like poetry!

[Verse]

The thugged out pimped out imagines release them save those roles for the young souls who believe them I want the

undefineable, indescribleable and more, but so clear when you walk through that door, I said I want it hard, mystical,

tender and correct without expectations with all of that met. Take me around the world, but please come direct, speak to

me, speak to my heart

[Chorus]

Make it like poetry, make it like poetry, poetry, poetry, give your flow slow to me give all night

Make it like poetry, make it like poetry, poetry, poetry everything wrong you see make alright, make it like

[Verse]

Kisses of raindrops wash away the pain, each stroke is a journey on a long train to a new destination, new meditation in

love relization of possibilities he says to me I’ve given hard, mystical, tender and correct, without expectations yet all

of them met, take me around the world, but please come direct speak to me, speak to my heart.

[Repeat Chorus]

Make it like

To be or not to be won’t be any question

Make it like

The sling of arrows of outrageous love are gone

Make it like

A dream I can touch, a dream I can feel.

Make it like

Only you, only you can take me there

Make it like

Poetry, Poetry, Poetry

[Repeat Chorus until fade]

Yeah Poetry

Tamia Officially Missing You

All I hear is raindrops

Falling on the rooftop

Oh baby tell me why’d you have to go

Cause this pain I feel

It wont go away

And today

I’m officially missing you

I thought that from this heartache

I could escape

But I fronted long enough to know

There ain’t no way

And today

I’m officially missing you

Oh can’t nobody do it like you

Said every little thing you do

Hey baby say it stays on my mind

And I, I’m officially

All I do is lay around

Two years full of tears

From looking at your face on the wall

Just a week ago you were my baby

Now I don’t even know you at all

I don’t know you at all

Well, I wish that you would call me right now

So that I could get through to you somehow

But I guess it’s safe to say baby safe to say

That I’m officially missing you

Oh can’t nobody do it like you

Said every little thing you do

Hey baby say it stays on my mind

And I, I’m officially

Well, I thought I could just get over you baby

But I see that’s something I just can’t do

From the way you would hold me

To the sweet things you told me

I just can’t find a way

To let go of you

Oh can’t nobody do it like you

Said every little thing you do

Hey baby say it stays on my mind

And I, I’m officially

It’s official

You know that I’m missing you

Yeah yes

All I hear is raindrops

And I’m officially missing you

Tamia Too Grown

[Rodney:] Whooo!

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuhuh

(I don’t like it)

I don’t like it man

When every dude in the club

Tryna grab my hand

(I don’t like it)

When I’m walking by

You tryna say something sick

Cause I’m looking fly

(I don’t like it)

When you calling out my name

And get mad cause I said no to your drink

[Pre Chorus:]

Why cant you just let me breathe

Enjoy the music

Get off of me

You

[Chorus:]

You make me wanna pull my hair out

You’re the reason that I don’t like going out

Stand here kickin that madness out your mouth

(I’m too grown for dat, too grown for dat)

You make me wanna pull my hair out

You’re the reason that I don’t like going out

(I’m too grown for dat, too grown for, just to grown for dat, too grown for dat)

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuhuh

(I don’t like it)

When you standing by me

And you tryna sneak over and stand behind me

(I don’t like it)

When you step on my feet

Cause you dancing all hard to them Darkchild beats

(I don’t like it)

When you pullin’ on me

Talkin’ bout ‘Can I get you in VIP’

[Pre Chorus:]

Why cant you just let me breathe

Enjoy the music

Get off of me

You

(If I didn’t have to I)

I wouldn’t even be here

(Because I don’t mean that, that I)

Want you all up in my ear

Just in case you didn’t hear me (hear me)

I’m a say this once more clearly (clearly)

Why don’t you just give it up

I’m not gettin’ in your truck

Boy you make me wanna

[Chorus]

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuhuh

You say you wanna take me to islands

(I did that)

Said you wanna lace me with diamonds

(I got that)

Said you wanna make me a star

(But I am that)

When you gonna come with some new game

Say you gonna buy up the bar

(I don’t drink that)

Wanna get me a new car

(Ooh, yeah)

I’m too grown for dat, too grown

Just too grown for dat, yeeaahhh

[Chorus x2]

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuh Huhuh

Huh Huh Huhuhuh

[Tamia:] Whoo!, Darkchild, Here’s another one, and another one!

[Rodney:] Whoo!

Tamia Gotta Move

[Verse:]

Every now and then

I seem to get this funny feelin’

When it comes to me and you

Can’t say how or when

But your love keeps takin’ over

And I don’t know what to do

[B-sec:]

Well, I think that you oughta let me know what

What you’re gonna do

‘Cause time’s wasting, baby much too fast and

I need to know if it’s true

(So baby let me know)

[Hook:]

Baby, let me know if you want me

I really wanna know if you want me

And baby, if you don’t tell me something

I gotta move on

‘Cause everybody needs a little lovin’

And you’re the only one that I wanna be with

I’m sorry if you don’t tell me something

But I gotta move on

[Verse:]

Baby, understand

I need more than conversation,

I need action from a man

‘Cause I’ll do all I can

To keep our love from going under

Now it’s time you take a stand

[B-sec:]

Well, I think that you oughta let me know what

What you’re gonna do

‘Cause time’s wasting, baby much too fast and

I need to know if it’s true

(So baby let me know)

[Hook:]

Baby, let me know if you want me

I really wanna know if you want me

And baby, if you don’t tell me something

I gotta move on

‘Cause everybody needs a little lovin’

And you’re the only one that I wanna be with

I’m sorry if you don’t tell me something

But I gotta move on

Tamia Nowhere

You made me want it, want it, want it

Early in the mornin’, mornin’, mornin’

I could use another round, another round, oh,

Come take it, take it, take it, oh,

We pimpin’, baby, baby,

Love how that sounds, how that sounds

Oh, I want it, I need it

Say you’ll never let me go

We go over and over just thought I’d let you know

How I feel when you’re not around

Falling for you more

My anything, my everything,

I’ll never tell you no

And you ain’t going nowhere, nowhere,

No how, no way, no bae, no bae

I’m crazy over you, it’s too late, it’s too late

And this ain’t going nowhere, nowhere,

No how, no way, oh bae, oh bae

I’m crazy over you, it’s too late, it’s too late

Oh bae

Silly, silly, silly

Like really, really, all because I’m missing you

Look at what I do

Trippin’, trippin’, trippin’

I’m flippin’, flippin’, flippin’ out on you

Look what your love’s made me do

(Look what your love made me do)

Oh, I want it, I need it

Say you’ll never let me go

We go over and over just thought I’d let you know

How I feel when you’re not around

Falling for you more

My anything, my everything,

I’ll never tell you no

And you ain’t going nowhere, nowhere,

No how, no way, no bae, no bae

I’m crazy over you, it’s too late, it’s too late

And this ain’t going nowhere, nowhere,

No how, no way, oh bae, oh bae

I’m crazy over you, it’s too late, it’s too late

Oh bae

And I’m all about you,

And I know you’re all about me, too

And I buried your love in my heart

And no matter what they say,

Can’t tell me nothin’ ’bout my baby

When your love is side-by-side,

You can’t tell it apart (you can’t tell it apart)

And I’m all about you,

And I know you’re all about me, too

And I buried your love in my heart

And no matter what they say,

Can’t tell me nothin’ ’bout my baby

When your love is side-by-side,

You can’t tell it apart

Oh, I want it, I need it

Say you’ll never let me go

We go over and over just thought I’d let you know

How I feel when you’re not around

Falling for you more

My anything, my everything,

I’ll never tell you no

And you ain’t going nowhere, nowhere,

No how, no way, no bae, no bae

I’m crazy over you, it’s too late, it’s too late

And this ain’t going nowhere, nowhere,

No how, no way, oh bae, oh bae

I’m crazy over you, it’s too late, it’s too late

Oh babe

Tamia Because Of You

[Verse 1:]

I’ve had my share of good and bad news

I’ve had to cry when no one else knew

Felt all alone like nobody could really understand

But I heard you whisper a sweet melody

Said give me your burdens, give them to me

Today I stand, Lord, stronger and wiser because of you

[Chorus:]

Because of you

Because of you

Because of your love and grace and mercy

I’ve made it through

And no I’m not perfect

Sometimes I fall

Yet, Lord, you’ve been there whenever I call

And if anyone asks me how did I make it

It’s because of you

[Verse 2:]

Strong for my family I have to be

But tell me who’s strong, who’s strong for me

Who gives me strength and courage and wisdom to make it through?

But there’s not a friend, no not one

None that can help you, not like the Son

If anyone asks me how did I make it

It’s because of you

Oh

[Chorus:]

It’s because of you

It’s because of you

Because of your love and grace and mercy

I’ve made it through

No I’m not perfect

And sometimes I fall

But yet, Lord, you’ve been there whenever I call

If anyone asks me how did I make it

If anyone asks me how did I, how did I go through

If anyone asks me how did I make it

If anyone asks me how did I go through

If anyone asks me, Tamia, how did you do it?

It’s because of you

Tamia Dear John

Oh yeah, oh

You had just walked in from work

And there’s a letter in the kitchen with your name on it

Inside, you will find an

Answer for each question you had

You had to know the day would come

That I’d find out that you are a liar

And a player, and the list goes on

So it hurts you now

But it would hurt even more if I stayed, so

Hope that you can understand

That you were once my man

But it’s time to move on

Since you’re playing games, oh

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

You be sure to read each line

Line by line, and take your time

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

By the time you read this letter

I’ll be feeling much better

So long, it means I’m gone

Guess that you are wondering

How did she know that I

Was the type to play you

If you read, you’ll find out

I have to end it

Bet I was right from the start

And I never took the time to ask myself

Why, oh, why would you waste your time

On a nigga in the club with a group of thugs

You shoulda known it was on

When I kept callin’ your job

And they said that you were sick

So I paged you, don’t get no call back

Now it all makes sense

The two of us are not meant to be

So by the time you read this letter

And try to make things better

Save your lines

But read each one of mine

Wish you’d see your game was not

Strong enough to keep me holding on

You be strong, time for me to go cuz

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

You be sure to read each line

Line by line, and take your time

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

By the time you read this letter

I’ll be feeling much better

So long, it means I’m gone

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

You be sure to read each line

Line by line, and take your time

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

By the time you read this letter

I’ll be feeling much better

So long, it means I’m gone

I wish I could see the look on your face

Ha ha ha, ha ha ha

And you wish you could just see my face

No no no, no no no

You thought I was playin’ when I said you had

One more time, one more time

But if you can play this game

Then I can play it too, cuz…

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

You be sure to read each line

Line by line, and take your time

You thought the day would never come

Never ever thought that you

Would be reading Dear John

By the time you read this letter

I’ll be feeling much better

So long, it means I’m gone

Tamia Almost

[Verse 1]

Can you tell me

How can one miss what she’s never had

How could I reminisce when there is no past

How could I have memories of being happy with you boy

Could someone tell me how can this be

How could my mind pull up incidents

Recall dates and times that never happened

How could we celebrate a love that’s to late

And how could I really mean the words I’m bout to say

[Chorus]

I missed the times that we almost shared

I miss the love that was almost there

I miss the times that we use to kiss

At least in my dreams

Just let me take my time and reminisce

I miss the times that we never had

What happened to us we were almost there

Whoever said it’s impossible to miss when you never had

Never almost had you

[Verse 2]

I cannot believe I let you go

Or what I should say I should’ve grabbed you up and never let you go

I should’ve went out with you

I should’ve made you my boo boy

Yes that’s one time I should’ve broke the rules

I should’ve went on a date

Should’ve found a way to escape

Should’ve turned a almost into

If it happened now its to late

How could I celebrate a love that wasn’t real

And if it didn’t happen why does my heart feel

[Chorus]

I missed the times that we almost shared

I miss the love that was almost there

I miss the times that we use to kiss

At least in my dreams

Just let me take my time and reminisce

I miss the times that we never had

What happened to us we were almost there

Whoever said it’s impossible to miss when you never had

Never almost had you

[Verse 3]

(sometimes I wanna rub ya, some nights I wanna hug ya)

And you seem to be the perfect one for me

You (some nights I wanna touch ya but tonight I wanna love ya)

You’re all that I ever wanted

And you’re my everything yes its true

Boy its hard to be close to you

My love

I know it may sound crazy

But I’m in love with you

[Chorus]

I missed the times that we almost shared

I miss the love that was almost there

I miss the times that we use to kiss

At least in my dreams

Just let me take my time and reminisce

I miss the times that we never had

What happened to us we were almost there

Whoever said it’s impossible to miss when you never had

Never almost had you

I missed the times that we almost shared

I miss the love that was almost there (sometimes I wanna rub ya)

I miss the times that we use to kiss

At least in my dreams

Just let me take my time and reminisce (but tonight I wanna love ya)

I miss the times that we never had

What happened to us we were almost there

Whoever said its impossible to miss when you never had

Never, never almost had you (but tonight I wanna love ya)