Vanessa Williams Just Friends

Here we are once again, it’s the same old story

You and I, me and you claiming we’re just friends

When are we gonna learn that we don’t have a choice?

We both know how it ends so we just choose to pretend

In a way it’s all secondary for the way that things have been

We fall out of love and back in love again

We’ll go round and round and still say we’re just friends

Gotta stop, gotta chill, makes no sense to be falling

You got her, I got him, should not even be calling

We can try if we want but we don’t have a choice

‘Bout the way we feel, it’s hard to stop when something’s real

In a way it’s all secondary for the way that things have been

We fall out of love and back in love again

In a way it’s all kind of scary, the things that we can’t admit

We fall out of love and back in love again

We’ll go round and round and still say we’re just friends

Still got the charm ?? running my heart in

I must stay away from your arms so I don’t fall, fall, fall, fall

In a way it’s all kind of scary, the things that we can’t admit

We fall out of love and back in love again

We’ll go round and round and still say

We’ll go round and round and still say

We’ll go round and round and still say we’re just friends, just friends

Vanessa Williams Ellamental

Way back, take a look, she would cook

When they were stompin’ at the savoy

She would blow, and they would dance, don’t you know ?

It was an uptown kind a show

Cool notes and melodies, harmonies

She sang the song of the universe

She can make a joyful noise up to heaven

And call the angels down to the earth

From jazz, to swing, to be-bop

She kept the spirit alive

For bo, duke, dizzy, and miles

She spoke her mind

She’s ellamental to the art

She spoke her mind

She’s ellamental to the art

Too hot, until the dawn she sang on

When joints were jumpin’ and jive was in

Bodies movin’ back and forth to the rhythm

Ever since ella first did her thing

From jazz, to swing to be-bop

She brought emotions and moves

She kept the spirit alive.

She spoke her mind

Act like ya know, oh!

Was it the smooth tones that was so much like butter

Oh ella was singin’ just like no other singer

Cause you know I be the funky bringer of the new style

Because I be the wild child.

Listenin’ to hip-hop, listening to be-bop and jazz

Ella made you move that ass

Sensation for the people, insperation for the sisters and brothers

Smooth jazz for the midnight lovers

Savoy was the spot for shakin’ on your rump and

Ella made it hoppin’

Got the joint jumpin’, remembering you ’til the dawn

Because ella your memory goes on

She spoke her mind (yeah…and it just don’t stop)

She’s ellamental to the art (the memory goes on and on…’cause it just don’t stop)

She spoke her mind (…yeah..jazz to the bebop)

She’s ellamental to the art

She spoke her mind..(yeah…much love…)

She spoke her mind…

Vanessa Williams What Will I Tell My Heart

I’ll try to explain to friends, dear

The reasons we two are apart

I know what to tell our friends, dear

But what can I tell my heart

It’s easy to say to strangers

That we played the game from the start

It’s easy to lie to strangers

But why tell a lie to your heart

When I smile to hide all the tears inside

What an ache it will be bring

Then I’ll wander home to a telephone

That forgot how to ring

I could say you’ll soon be back, dear

To fool the whole town may be smart

I’ll tell them you’ll soon be back, dear

But what can I tell my heart

When I smile to hide all the tears inside

What an ache it will be bring

Then I’ll wander home to a telephone

That forgot how to ring

I could say you’ll soon be back, dear

To fool the whole town may be smart

I’ll tell them you’ll soon be back, dear

But what can I tell my heart

Oh, what will I tell my heart

Vanessa Williams Strangers Eyes

All alone, a rainy night

No one around but I fell someone watching me

I look around, the street is bare nobody there

I wonder what it could be

As I turned to walk away

Suddenly I saw his face

Never minding that we were alone

Didn’t care about the time, at the moment I was felling fine

I was looking into stranger’s eyes

(he caught me by surprise)

They looked right through me

(he looking into my eyes)

Never knew

Never, ever thought that love could be

(that’s when he came)

He came and captured me

Like a scene out of a dream, I can’t believe it

Kind of strange and familiar

But in his eyes I get a sign, I get a feeling

I get the feeling he knows me

Maybe I could stay a while, maybe I could make you smile

I don’t have much to do

Maybe we could walk awhile

Maybe, maybe we could talk awhile

Can’t help looking into stranger’s eyes

I was looking into stranger’s eyes

(he caught me by surprise)

They looked right through me

(he looked into my eyes)

Never knew

Never, ever thought that love could be

(that’s when he came)

He came and captured me

How was I to know this would happen

Thought I didn’t know I would meet this stranger

It’s the kind of thing that dreams are made of

And I keep thinking about stranger’s eyes

I was looking into stranger’s eyes

(he caught me by surprise)

They looked right through me

(he looked into my eyes)

Never knew

Never, ever thought that love could be

(that’s when he came to me)

He came and captured me

Vanessa Williams The Right Stuff

I was standing at 7:15 waiting for my baby’s car

Just then out stepped the driver of a limousine

And asked if I was going far

I said I’ve got my mind made up

I don’t wanna leave him baby cause it’s clear to me

That it’s just to tough to find another lover like mine

With the right stuff

The right stuff baby

I don’t wanna miss out on the right stuff

Ooh no with mr. right

Just friday ’bout a week ago

This fellow called me on the phone

And said ‘i live in paris, don’t you want to go

I know you must be all alone’

Well, it’ll take more than a fancy trip

Or a chauffeured limousine

Cause I ain’t never seen no one

Who could give me love like this

The other fellows don’t compare

To the right stuff

The right stuff baby

I don’t wanna miss out on the right stuff

Ooh no with mr. right

Sing

He’s the only to give me that lovin’

Cause next to him there is no other one

He’s very sexy and oh so sweet

And he knocks me off my feet

Say it

I need the right stuff

I got to have the right stuff

I don’t wanna miss out on the right stuff

Vanessa Williams And My Heart Goes On

You make my heart go…..

Inside out you send me baby

Round and round your world

Upside down you make me crazy

For you love; it’s out of control

Like an evening star

Shining brightly through me

When you look into my eyes

I know we have something

I’m following my heart

Trusting where love will lead

Surrendering my guard

I found security; oh in you

Darling you’re the one for me

Tell me did you know

[Chorus:]

You make my heart go…..

Inside out you send me baby

Round and round your world

Upside down you make me crazy

For you love; it’s out of control

Like a fairy tale

You kissed life into me

You cast my fears away

Finally I’m free

Anyone can see I’m crazy for you

You’re everything I need

You’re all I want to do

It’s true loving you is magical

Tell me did you know

[Chorus]

And my heart goes

Inside and out

And my heart feels

I’m losin control

Cause my heart knows

The only one for me,

Uh baby can’t you see

And my heart goes

You turn me upside down

And my heart feels

You turn me round and round

Cause my heart knows

Baby don’t you know

[Chorus]

You make my heart go

Ooh baby, so in love

You make my heart go

You know, it’s for your love

You turn it upside down

You turn it round and round

You make my heart go

And my heart feels

Cause my heart knows

You make my heart go

Vanessa Williams 2 Of A Kind

You struck me like lightning

turned my world upside down

when I first laid my eyes on you

This feeling’s really frightening

cuz it seems to me I’ve found

the perfect man of all for me to choose

used to a dream of such a man like you

never thought it would come true

boy you are the answer to my prayers

I never felt like this before and

you have opened up the door

into a space that I would never dare

Cuz you give my a meaning

and this love we hare together

is lifting my heart to a higher ground

I was searching, seeking, finding

love came out from its hiding

and baby, I’ so pleased at what I found

The way you seem to be, the only one for me

this love is truly special, we’re 2 of a kind

I’ve got you on my mind, we’re 2 of a kind

This heart is beating inside my chest

and baby, it’s you that I adore

the nights we spend together are by far the best

that any woman could be wishing for

we’re lucky baby it’s like that

this ain’t no opposites attract

you make up for all the bad in me

So when days of trouble come around

you know I never let you down

right by your side is where I want to be

Cuz you give my life a meaning

and this love we have together

is lifting my heart to higher ground

I was searching, seeking, finding

love came out from it’s hiding

The way you seem to be, the only one for me

this love is truly special, we’re 2 of a kind

I’ve got you on my mind, we’re 2 of a kind

Vanessa Williams Harvest For The World

All babies together, every one a seed

Half of us are satisfied, half of us in need

Love’s bountiful in us, tarnished by our greed

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world

Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, oh yeah

A nation planted so concerned with gain

As the seasons come and go, greater grows the pain

And far too many feelin’ the strain

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world

Yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, oh

When will there be now, how? Gather every man

And gather every woman, celebrate your lives

Give thanks for your children

Gather everyone

(Gather everyone)

Gather all together

(Gather all together)

Overlookin’ none

(Overlookin’ none)

Hopin’ life gets better for the world

Oh, oh, ooh

Dress me up for battle when all I want is peace

Those of us who pay the price, come home with the least

And nation after nation turning into beasts

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world

For the world, for the world, for the world

When will there be a harvest? When will there be a harvest?

When will there be a harvest? I wanna know right now, yeah

When will there be a harvest? When will there be a harvest

I wanna know right now, yeah

When will there be a harvest? A harvest, a harvest

A harvest, harvest for this whole world, yeah

Harvest for the world

Harvest for the world

Harvest for the world

Harvest for the world

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