Alicia Keys

 Songs In A Minor (2001)

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  1. Piano & I (Keys) - 1:51
  2. Girlfriend (Dupri/Keys/Thompson) - 3:34
  3. How Come You Don't Call Me (Prince) - 3:57
  4. Fallin' (Keys) - 3:30
  5. Troubles (Brothers Jr./Keys) - 4:28
  6. Rock Wit U (Brothers Jr./Keys/Smith) - 5:36
  7. A Woman's Worth (Keys/Rose) - 5:03
  8. Jane Doe (Brothers Jr./Keys/Smith) - 3:48
  9. Goodbye (Keys) - 4:20
  10. The Life (Burruss/Keys) - 5:25
  11. Never Felt This Way (Interlude) (McKnight) - 4:09
  12. Butterflyz (Keys) - 2:00
  13. Mr. Man (Cozier/Keys) - 4:08
  14. Why Do I Feel So Sad (Campbell/Keys) - 4:25
  15. Caged Bird (Outro) (Keys) - 3:02
  16. Lovin U (Keys) - 3:48
 
   

Piano & Introduction

 

Oh oh my goodness

I didn't know I was here

Do you know my name? (Can't go wrong when you try)

Alwayz got to try

No matter how long that shit take

Yeah, yeah

Uh

Whatever stops you from dreamin'

Whatever trys to stop you from livin'

Flip it

Welcome home

Cuz right now what I got to do is

I gotta amp myslelf up as well as you

So yea, so what it took me like

Maybe 2 years and shit

But I fell in prepared

You know what I'm sayin

And I'm feelin' a little more ready for the world

And less loss

As I once was

So come on

What chu waitin' on?

Feel me, feel me, feel me

What, uh, yeah

What, uh, yeah

What?

       
 

Girlfriend  

 

Baby, silly for me to feel this way about you and her

Cuz I know she's been such a good friend

I know she has helped you through

Talkin late on the phone

Every night you've been callin

Private moments alone

And your heart soon be fallin

And I know she's a friend

But I can't shake the feeling

That I could be losing your heart

I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend

Although she's just a girl that is your friend

I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend

She shares a special part of you

You said that she's one well to see

How deep you're in love with me

And intentions were not to get inbetween

But I see possibilites

And you say that you feel

I'm the best thing in your life

And I know it's real

I see it in your eyes

There's no reason for me, to even feel this way

I know you just enjoy her company

I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend

Although she's just a girl that is your friend

I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend

She shares a special part of you

 

How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore

 

But all I wanna know baby is

If what we had was good...

I keep your picture beside my bed (mmm)

And I still remember everything you said (mmm)

I always thought our love was so rare I guess I was wrong

Always thought you'd be by my side papa now you're gone

(And I'm not tryna hear that sh*t)

What I wanna know baby

If what we had was good

How come you don't call me anymore

Still light the fire on the rainy night

Still I invision you holding me tight

Everybody say

Everybody say that we should never part

Tell me baby baby baby why

Why you wanna go and break my heart

What I wanna know baby

If what we had was good

How come you don't call me anymore

Sometimes it feels like I'm gonna die

If you don't call me Papa

Oh you gotta try

I'll get down on my knees

Hoping you please

Oooh won't you call me sometime Papa

Why on earth

Can't you just pick up the phone

You know I don't like to be alone

How come you don't call me

How come you don't call me

How Come You Don't Call Me

But all I wanna know baby is
If what we had was good...

I keep your picture beside my bed (mmm)
And I still remember everything you said (mmm)
I always thought our love was so right I guess I was wrong
Always thought you'd be by my side papa now you're gone
(And I'm not tryin' hear that sh*t)

What I wanna know baby
If what we had was good
How come you don't call me anymore

Still light the fire on the rainy night
Still like it better when your holding me tight
Everybody say
Everybody say that we should never part (mmm)
Tell me baby baby baby why
Why you wanna go and break my heart

All I wanna know baby
If what we had was good
How come you don't call me anymore

Sometimes it feels like I'm gonna die
If you don't call me Papa
Oh you gotta try

I'll get down on my knees
Hoping you please please please
Oooh won't you call me sometime Papa

Why on earth
Can't you just pick up the phone
You know I don't like to be alone

How come you don't call me
(why must you torture me)
How come you don't call me

Fallin'  

 

I keep on fallin' in

And out of love with you

Sometimes I love you

Sometimes you make me blue

Sometimes I feel good

At times I feel used

Loving you darling

Makes me so confused

I keep on fallin' in and out of love with you

I never loved someone the way that I love you

Oh oh oh I never felt this way

How do you give me so much pleasure

And cause me so much pain

Cuz when I think

I've taken more than would a fool

I start fallin'

Back in love with you

I keep on fallin' in and out of love with you

I never loved someone the way that I love you

I, I, I, I'm fallin'

I, I, I, I'm fallin'

Fallin', fallin', fallin'

Fallin'

I keep on fallin' in and out of love with you

I never loved someone the way that I love you

I'm fallin' in and out of love with you

I never loved someone the way that I love you

I'm fallin' in and out of love with you

I never loved someone the way that I love you

 

Troubles 

 

Yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah,yeah 

Dear Lord can you take it away? (Oooh) 

This pain in my heart that just follows me by day 

And at night stalks me like the shawdows on my wall (Mmmmm) 

Oh my goodness 

It feels like the world is closin' on me 

It feels like my dreams will never come to me 

I keep on slippin' deeper into myself 

And I'm scared, so scared 

If your troubled, you just gotta let it go 

If your worried baby, you just gotta let it go 

All your hustlin' scene for nothing, you just gotta take it slow 

When you need me baby, all you do is let me knoooooow 

Why does it feel that my mind is constantly trying to pull me down 

I can't seem to get away 

Continous mistakes I know I'm able for 

How long will I feel so out of place 

If your troubled, you just gotta let it go 

If your worried baby, you just gotta let it go 

All your hustlin' scene for nothing, you just gotta take it slow 

When you need me baby, all you do is let me knoooooow 

If your troubled, you just gotta let it go 

If your worried baby, you just gotta let it go 

All your hustlin' scene for nothing, you just gotta take it slow 

When you need me baby, all you do is let me knoooooow 

If your troubled, you just gotta let it go 

If your worried baby, you just gotta let it go 

All your hustlin' scene for nothing, you just gotta take it slow 

When you need me baby, all you do is let me knoooooow 

If your troubled, you just gotta let it go 

If your worried baby, you just gotta let it go 

All your hustlin' scene for nothing, you just gotta take it slow 

When you need me baby, all you do is let me knoooooow

 

Rock Wit U 

 

Thereís no escape on the spell you have placed 

Leaving my heart and my mind 

Foolish am I if I was to try to ever leave you behind 

I wanna rock wit you, come give me all your love 

No matter what we do, I wanna rock wit you 

Wit you wit only you, wit you wit only you 

I wanna rock wit you 

Iíll stay and walk this life wit you 

No matter what we may go through 

Dead broke, no job, no house, no ride 

Iím goiní stay right by your side 

I wanna rock wit you, come give me all your love 

No matter what we do, I wanna rock wit you 

Wit you wit only you, wit you wit only you 

I wanna rock wit you 

Donít question where youíre headed to, my love 

Donít be afraid, just believe in love 

I wanna rock wit you 

No matter what we do 

Wit you wit only you 

I wanna rock wit you 

I wanna rock wit you 

No matter what we do 

Wit you with only you 

I wanna rock wit you 

I wanna rock wit you 

No matter what we do 

Wit you wit only you 

I wanna rock wit you 

do your thing, do your thing, 

do your thing, do your thing 

(fade out)

 

A Woman's Worth

You could buy me diamonds
You could buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world
Baby you know I'm worth it
Dinner lit by candle
Run my bubble bath
Make love tenderly to last, to last
Cause baby you know I'm worth it

Wanna please wanna keep wanna treat your woman right
Not just dough but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can find a man who knows her worth

Mmm
Cause a real man, knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a womans worth

Mm Hmm Mm Hmmm
Mm Hmm Mm Hmmm
Mm Hmm Mm Hmmm
Mm

If you treat me fairy
I'll give you all my goods
Treat you like a real woman should
Baby I know you're worth it
If you never play me
Promise not to bluff
I'll hold you down when it gets rough
Cause baby I know you're worth it

She walks the mile makes you smile all the while being true
Don't take for granted the passions that she has for you
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will if she can find a man who knows her worth

Oh
Cause a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

No need to read between the lines spelled out for you (spelled out for you)
Just hear this song cause you can't go wrong when you value (better value)
A woman's (woman's)
Woman's (woman's)
WORTH!

Cause a real man knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

[Repeat until end]

Jane Doe   

 

Kandi- 

Hey yo Alicia 

Alicia- 

Whatz up Kandi 

Kandi- 

Man these Jane Doe's be killin' me thinkin' they slick wit it 

Alicia- 

For Real 

Kandi- 

Drop the Beat 

Let's talk about the situation 

Bout how you came with information 

This nigga did in every which way 

Just dissin' my man and our relation 

You say he's cheatin' want me to leave him 

I changed my mind i think I'll keep him 

Listenin' to you will leave me lonely 

thats not what I'm tryin' to be 

Cause I'll be crazy 

to let my man go 

And let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Just crazy to let my man go 

and let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

You see I caught you 

tryin'to check my man out 

How bout you explain 

what that's all about 

you think ya slick 

like I wouldn't know 

But I got something for you 

Though mess around been up 

and out yo 

Gurl I think its time for you to go 

Away from my man and me 

thats the way its gonna be 

Cause I'll be crazy 

to let my man go 

And let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Just crazy to let my man go 

and let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Bridge: 

I love my man 

He loves me more 

He may not be the perfect man 

But I don't plan to let him go 

Jane Doe (10x) 

Cause I'll be crazy 

to let my man go 

And let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Just crazy to let my man go 

and let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Cause I'll be crazy 

to let my man go 

And let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Just crazy to let my man go 

and let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No  

Jane Doe (10x) 

Cause I'll be crazy 

to let my man go 

And let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Just crazy to let my man go 

and let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Cause I'll be crazy 

to let my man go 

And let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No 

Just crazy to let my man go 

and let some other Jane Doe 

come and try to steal him 

Oh!No Oh!No

 

Goodbye

 

Mhmn bye bye

How do you love someone

That hurts you oh so bad

With intentions good

Was all he ever had

But how do I let go when I've

Loved him for so long and I've

Given him all that I could

Maybe love is a hopeless crime

Giving up what seems your lifetime

What went wrong with something once so good

How do you find the words to say

To say goodbye

If your heart don't have the heart to say

To say goodbye

I know now I was naÔve

Never knew where this would lead

And I'm not trying to take away

From the good man that he is

But how do I let go when I've

Loved him for so long and I've

Given him all that I could

Was it something wrong that we did

Because others infiltrated

What went wrong with something once so good

How do you find the words to say

To say goodbye

If your heart don't have the heart to say

To say goodbye

Is this the end are you sure

How should you know when you've never been here before

It's so hard to just let go

When this is the one and only love I've ever known

So how do you find the words to say

To say goodbye

If your heart don't have the heart to say

To say goodbye

 

The Life

Everyday I realize that this might be the last day of my life
Walking down the street I find that I'm coming closer and closer to losing my mind
'Cause when it rains, it pours
Isn't life worth more? I don't even know what I'm hustlin' for
You've gotta do what you gotta do just to make it through
All the hard times that's going to face you

This is the life, trying to survive
This is the life, trying to survive

Living will always be a struggle looking for someone to love you
Looking back at single horrors, this madness makes me want to hide
Slowly, internally, I'm dying
Pillow case is wet from all my crying
There is nothing more for me to live for
Take me away, I can't live that life no more

This is the life, trying to survive
This is the life, trying to survive

This is the life, trying to survive
This is the life, trying to survive

This is the life, trying to survive
This is the life, trying to survive

I'm just trying to get over

Never felt this way (Interlude)

 

Huh, huh 

There will never come a day 

You will ever hear me say 

That I want or need to be without you 

I want to give my all 

Baby just hold me 

Simply control me 

Because your arms they keep away the lonelies 

When I look into your eyes 

Then I realize 

All I need is you in my life 

All I need is you in my life 

Cuz I never felt this way about lovin 

No 

Never felt so good baby 

Never felt this way about lovin 

It feels so good

 

Butterflyz   

 

Mmhmn mmhmn 

Lately when I look into your eyes I realize 

You're the only one I need in my life 

Baby I just don't know how to describe 

How lovely you made me feel inside 

You give me butterflyz 

Got me flying so high in the sky 

I can't control the butterflyz 

You give me butterflyz 

Got me flying so high in the sky 

I can't control the butterflyz 

It seems like the light you give??? 

From the start you told me I would be your queen 

But never had I imagined such a feeling 

Joy is what you bring 

I want to give you everything 

You give me butterflyz 

Got me flying so high in the sky 

I can't control the butterflyz 

You give me butterflyz 

Got me flying so high in the sky 

I can't control these butterflyz 

You and I are destiny 

I know now you were made for me 

Oh oh ooh 

I can't control it 

It's driving me 

Taking me over 

You give me butterflyz 

Got me flying so high in the sky 

I can't control the butterflyz 

You give me butterflyz 

Got me flying so high in the sky 

I can't control the butterflyz

 

Mr. Man

 

(feat. Jimmy Cozier)

[Jimmy Cozier]
Somethin' about the way you smiled at me juss drove me wild
Wish I could know if your alone, don't wanna cramp your style
But I cannot deny the feel that I feel when I look straight into your eyes
Feel my heart beating fast for a challenge may arise

I wanna know if you feel the way I do (I do)
I wanna know if theres a chance for me and you (and you)
If theres no way, meet at the bar and you say can't (you can't)
Cuz I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be. I don't wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr.Man,
Unfair to Mr.Man, unfair to Mr.Man, unfair

[Verse 2:]
[Alicia Keys]
Like the way you've given me attention through the nite
Maybe I've had too much remy, my man's right by my side
Everytime I catch you watchin' me I feel somethin' down my spine
I'll play the game, it's just for fun and only for tonite

I wanna know what makes you feel the way you do (you do)
I think you hopin' theres a chance for me and you (and you)
Should I meet you at the bar and say we can't? (we can't)
If theres no way meet at the bar and you say can't (you can't)
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr.Man,
Unfair to Mr.Man, unfair to Mr.Man,unfair to Mr.Man

[Bridge:]
[Alicia]
I know all you wanna know is answers
[Jimmy]
Cuz you could give me what I need
[Alicia]
We both know that we're attracted
Should we let our desires lead?

I wanna know if you feel the way I do (I do)
I wanna know if theres a chance for me and you (and you)
If theres no way, meet at the bar and you say can't (you can't)
Cuz I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be. I don't wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr.Man,
Unfair to Mr.Man, unfair to Mr.Man, unfair

I wanna know what makes you feel the way you do (you do)
I think you hopin' theres a chance for me and you (and you)
Should I meet you at the bar and say we can't? (we can't)
If theres no way meet at the bar and youn say can't (you can't)
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr.Man,
Unfair to Mr.Man, unfair to Mr.Man,unfair to Mr.Man

 

Why Do I Feel So Sad 

 

Friends we've been for so long 

Now true colors are showing 

Makes me wanna cry oh yes it does 

Cuz I had to say goodbye 

By now I should know 

That in time things would change 

So it shouldn't be so bad 

So why do I feel so sad 

How can I adjust 

To the way that things are going 

It's killing me slowly 

Oh I just want it to be how it used to be 

Cuz I wish that I could stay 

But in time things must change 

So it shouldn't be so bad 

So why do I feel so sad 

You cannot hide the way you feel inside I realize 

Your actions speak much louder than words 

So tell me why oh 

By now I should know that 

That in time things would change 

So it shouldn't be it shouldn't be so bad 

So why do I feel so sad 

By now I should know 

That in time things must change 

So it shouldn't be so bad 

So why do I feel so sad 

By now by now I should know 

That in time things must grow 

And I had to leave you behind 

So why do I feel so sad 

If it couldn't be that bad 

Tell me why 

By now I should know 

That in time things would change 

So it shouldn't be so bad 

So why do I feel so sad 

 

Caged Bird   

 

Right now I feel like a bird 

Caged without a key 

Everyone comes to stare at me 

With so much joy and rivalry 

They din't know how I feel inside 

Through my smile I cry 

They don't know what they're doin' to me 

Keeping me from flyin' 

That's why I say that 

I know why the caged bird sings 

Only joy comes from song 

She's so rare and beautiful to thers 

Why not just set her free 

So she can 

Fly, fly, fly 

Spreadin her wings and her song 

Let her 

Fly, fly fly 

For the whole world to see 

She's like caged bird 

Fly, fly 

Ooh just let her fly 

Just let her fly 

Just let her fly 

Spread the wings 

Spread the beauty

 

Lovin' You   

 

If I gave you forever 

Would you take care of me (a oo) 

Would you take me for granted 

On the way 

Those wonderful things that you do 

They got me feelin' 

In love with you 

In love with you 

That loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

I would give you laughter 

Oh 

And so much more than that 

Oh yes I would (a oo) 

And to find your laughter 

I would climb the highest mountain 

to bring it back 

you better beleive 

Those wonderful things that you do 

They got me feelin' 

In love with you 

In love with you 

That loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

I will stay by your side 

Wether I'm wrong 

Wether I'm right 

oh it's incredible 

with you I wanna spend the rest of my life, yeah 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Comes so naturally 

Loving you this easy 

Loving you this easy 

Loving you this easy 

Loving you this easy

 

Lyrics by A. Keys and others (see above) © 2001 Arista Records / Reproduction for commercial use strictly prohibited

Testi A. Keys e altri (vedi sopra)  © 2001 Arista Records / Riproduzione per usi commerciali vietata

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