Vanessa Williams Long Way Home

It’s hard to say from where you stand

Exactly when it all began

But someplace there’s a point you cross the line

You see the tears than stain your face

Mirrored in your make-up case

And know it’s time to leave this place behind

[Chorus:]

It’s a long way home

It’s a long way home

It’s a long way home

Trying to retrace your steps

All too easy to forget

Just which way to go

It’s a long way home

Outside the sky is threatening

You slowly gather up your things

And wonder how you ever will explain

Walking out so self-assured

Yeah, you were gonna change the world

Walking back, a child in the rain

[Chorus:]

It’s a long way home

It’s a long way home

It’s a long way home

How can you retrace the steps

You’ve been trying to forget

Still it’s time to go

And it’s a long way home

And if you lose your way

Just keep your eye upon that endless broken line

Throw bag beneath the bus

Sit among the curious

It happens to the best of us, you know

[Chorus:]

It’s a long way home

It’s a long way home

It’s a long way home

Starting to retrace your steps

You learn to live with your regrets

Next stop heaven knows

It’s a long way home

Such a long way

It’s a long way home

Vanessa Williams Silver And Gold

Silver, silver and gold

Silver and gold, silver and gold

Ev’ryone wishes for silver and gold

How do you measure it’s worth?

Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.

Silver and gold, silver and gold

Mean so much more when I see

Silver and gold decorations

On ev’ry Christmas tree.

Silver, silver and gold

Silver, silver and gold

Silver and gold

Silver and gold

Silver and gold

Wise men brought gifts to the mange I’m told

Mary was humble to see

Shepherds and kings there on bended knees

It’s silver and gold, silver and gold

Feeling the world with their lives

Silver and gold how they shimmer on ev’ry Christmas night

On ev’ry Christmas night

Silver, silver and gold

Vanessa Williams Can This Be Real?

Your face, my door

Haven’t we both been here before

Slight trace no more

You’re with me somehow

Your touch, my hand

Softspoken words I understand

Nights spent, days planned

I’m asking you how

Can this be real

Can this be love I’m feelin’

Can this be a dream that fades in morning light

Can this be real

Can this be love I’m feelin’

Are you what you seem

Will you be real tonight

Quick turn, long stares

Is that a shadow, or are you there

You feel so near

What is this confusion

Ooo your voice soft and low

Blends in my ear with breezes that blow

No choice I know

I ask my illusions

Can this be real

Can this be love I’m feelin’

Can this be a dream that fades in morning light

Can this be real

Can this be love I’m feelin’

Are you what you seem

Will you be real tonight

Night goes, and day’s here

I can still remember the taste of a tear

I still face a cold stare

The essence of someone is constantly here

Can this be real

I can almost feel your touch

But you’re not there

This, I need you in the end

Can this be real

Can this be love I’m feelin’

Can this be a dream that fades in morning light

Can this be real

Can this be love I’m feelin’

Are you what you seem

Will you be real tonight

Your face, my door

Haven’t we both been here before

Vanessa Williams Everlasting Love

When I feel you dreaming

I think of sunsets

How high my high gets

I wanna give to you an everlasting love

I wanna fill your life with a satisfying love

All you need is an everlasting love

All you want is a mystifying love

Sun breezes, moonlight teases

Friendly invasion

Late night persuasion

I wanna give to you an everlasting love

I wanna fill your life with a satisfying love

All you need is an everlasting love

All you want is a mystifying love

Each time you pass me by

You saw me fade away

I’ll give you more each day

Vanessa Williams Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the new born king

Peace on earth and mercy mild

God and sinners reconciled

Joyful all ye nations rise

Join the triumph of the skies

With angelic host proclaim

Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the new born king

Hail the heav’n-born prince of peace

Hail the son of rightousness

Light and life to all he brings

Risen with healing in his wings

Mild he lays his glory by

Born that man no more may die

Born to raise the sons of earth

Born to give them second birth

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the new born king

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the new born king

Peace on earth and mercy mild

God and sinners reconciled

Joyful all ye nations rise

Join the triumph of the skies

With angelic host proclaim

Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the new born king

Uhhh yeah

(Glory) Glory to the new born king

With angelic host proclaim

Christ is born in Bethlehem

Hark the herald angels sing

Glory to the new born

Glory to the new born

Glory to the new, born king

Mhhh yeah

Sing it

Vanessa Williams First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face

I thought the sun rose in your eyes

The moon and stars were the gifts you gave

To the dark and endless skies, my love

To the dark and endless skies

The first time ever I kissed your mouth

I felt the earth move in my head

Like the trembling heart of a captive bird

That was there, there at my command, my love

That was there at my command

The first time ever I lay with you

And I felt your heart so close to mine

And I knew our joy would fill the earth

And would last ’til the end of time, my love

It would last ’til the end of time

The first time ever I saw your face, your face

Your face, your face, your face, your face

Vanessa Williams Go Tell It On The Mountain / Mary Had A Baby

Go tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

Mary had a baby (oh Lord)

Mary had a baby (oh my Lord)

Mary had a baby (oh Lord)

People keep a coming and the train done gone

Laid him in a manger (oh Lord)

Laid him in a manger (oh my Lord)

Laid him in a manger, oh Lord

People keep a coming and the train done gone

Shepherds came to see him (oh Lord)

Shepherds came to see him (oh my Lord)

Shepherds came to see him, oh Lord)

People keep a coming and the train done gone

Named him King Jesus (oh Lord)

Named him King Jesus (oh my Lord)

Named him King Jesus, oh Lord

People keep a coming and the train done gone

When I was a seeker

I sought both night and day

And I asked the Lord to help me

And he showed me the way

Oh, go tell it on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

He made me a watchman

Up on the city wall

And if I am a Christian

I am the least of all

Go tell it on the mountain

Over the hill and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

Go tell it on the mountain

Over the hill and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain (tell it on the mountain)

That Jesus Christ is born

Go tell it on the mountain top

Over the hill and everywhere

Go, tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

Go tell it on the mountain

Over the hill and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is born

Vanessa Williams Darlin’ I

Oooh, oooh.

Oooh, oh.

Oh, oooh, oh, oh, oooh, oooh, oooh.

I realized that now our love has past.

Tried so hard to make it last.

Feelings are far gone.

They just seem to fade away,

But yet I can hear him say we did try,

Tried our best to make it through those times.

Let’s stop, don’t go any further,

‘Cause I need some time.

Darlin’, I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)

I never understood your reasons why.

And darlin’, I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)

Those lonely nights without you,

I guess it’s goodbye.

Oooh.

I never thought that I could hear you say

How I should go my own way.

Tell me, can’t you see the changes that you put me through.

I wonder if you really knew how I tried, (We tried)

Tried my best to make it through these times.

But you said stop, don’t go any further,

‘Cause I need more time. Oh, baby.

And darlin’, I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)

I never understood your reasons why.

Oh, oh, oh, darlin’, I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)

Those lonely nights without you,

I guess it’s goodbye. Goodbye.

Oh…..oh. (Darlin’, I)

You never meant to make me cry.

I never understood your reasons why.

Oh, oh, oh, darlin’, I, you never meant to make me cry.

Tell me why, tell me why. Why. Oh, oh.

(Darlin’, I) Woo, hoo, yeah.

You never meant to make me cry.

Don’t say goodbye.

Vanessa Williams The Sweetest Days

You and I in this moment, holding the night so close

Hanging on still unbroken, while outside the thunder rolls

Listen now, you can hear our heart beat

Warm against life’s bitter cold… these are the days

The sweetest days we’ll know

There are times that scare me, that rattle the house like wind

Both of us so unbending, we battle the fear within

All the while, life is rushing by us hold it now and don’t let go

These are the days, the sweetest days we’ll know

So we whisper a dream here in the darkness

Watching the stars til they’re gone

And when even the memories have all faded away

These days go on and on

Listen now you can hear our heartbeat

Hold me now and don’t let go

These are the days

Every day is the sweetest day we’ll know

The sweetest days we’ll know

Vanessa Williams With You I’m Born Again

Come bring me your softness

Comfort me through all this madness

Woman, don’t you know, with you I’m born again

Come give me your sweetness

Now there’s you, there is no weakness

Lying safe within your arms, I’m born again

I was half, not whole in step with none

Reaching through this world in need of one

Come show me your kindness

In your arms I know I’ll find this

Woman, don’t you know, with you I’m born again

Lying safe with you I’m born again

Come bring me your softness

Comfort me through all this madness

Woman, don’t you know, with you I’m born again

Come give me your sweetness

Now there’s you, there is no weakness

Lying safe within your arms, I’m born again

I was half, not whole in step with none

Reaching through this world in need of one

Come show me your kindness

In your arms I know I’ll find this

Woman, don’t you know, with you I’m born again

Lying safe with you I’m born again

Lying safe with you I’m born again