Lyrics

Solamente Un Uomo

Posted on 2007-06-12. Filed under: Life, Lyrics, Thoughts |


That’s Only One Man in Italian. It could also mean Only A Man.

I chose that name for my blog because it was a nice play on words. In a lot (all?) of Romance languages, the word for “a” and the word for “one” is the same. And in my head, the name for my blog could be either.

I named my blog Only A Man because I’m fallible. The road towards the goal has twists and turns and cutbacks and sometimes I seem to be taking all of them. OK, so maybe the road is straight and narrow but I’m walking it as if it had cutbacks, twists and turns. I’m also only a man so I need God in my life to make it. I need Jesus to model the way for me and to make a way for me. I need the Holy Spirit to keep showing the way to me.

I named the blog Only One Man because I’m only one of billions. What’s in here are just my experiences and thoughts. They may not reflect yours and they may not even be right but they’re mine – the ones I’m sharing anyway.

So, after working today, I took a long walk and for the walk, I took some tunes on my MP3 player with me. And it was fitting that one of the songs was Only A Man by Jonny Lang. These lyrics were so powerful and they hit me strongly. I’ve been very emotional the last couple of days – just breaking into tears suddenly. So, I guess I was very open to these lyrics. The song starts with a man reflecting on his life and then it goes into a prayer the man gives which becomes a dialogue between him and God. Here are the lyrics:

I used to live my life in fear
Was worried all the time
From waking up to laying down
I had no peace of mind
The world became a darkened place
A struggle without end
Although bitter times those were
The days that I had began to understand
I was only a man

I grew up singing songs in church
With questions in my mind
Then turned my back and ran away
From God who gave me life
Then one night his presence fell
I wept and shook and then
I fell down and cried, Dear Jesus, rescue me again
I understand I am only a man

And He said, What will it be now?
Will you choose me or keep swimming up stream now?
I’ve been inside your head hearing you scream out.
Well here I am, just take my hand and I’ll take out
All of the pain and all of the fear

All of the fear

I’ll give you my burdens (I’ll give you peace)
All of my desires (I’ll give you what you need)
Oh, what about these chains, Lord? (I’ll set you free)
But they’re so heavy (Lay them at my feet)
I’ll lay them at your feet
Just promise you won’t leave (I’ll never leave)
So where do I go from here, Lord? (Just follow me)
(Just follow me)
I’ll follow you (Just follow me) wherever you lead
Wherever you lead, wherever you lead

Those lyrics say so much. Right now, I’m speechless; I’m not going to try and exegete them.

Oh Dear God, never leave me, never forsake me! I’m just a man and I need you.

 

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I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You

Posted on 2007-04-22. Filed under: Lyrics |


OK, this is a totally different kind of song 🙂

But, it’s another one that I heard this weekend and really dug because this song is the basis of Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang by Dre and Snoop Dogg. And, that is one of my favorite songs. It kept me calm and relaxed when I needed to be and it hyped me up when I was red’ta’go. So, here’s a sample of the original by Leon Haywood and here are the lyrics:

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
Oh, baby
I want’a
Right now
Oh, baby

Your love is like a mountain
I’d love to slide down into your canyons
(Slide down)
In the valley of love
(In the valley of love)
I won’t rest
(I won’t rest)
Until I bring joy and happiness
(Ah)

 

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
(Something freakish to me)
Oh, baby
Oh
I want’a
(Something freakish to me)
Baby

 

All prepostitons of the Zodiac signs
I won’t quit until I blow your mind
(Blow my mind)
Compatible am I
(Compatible am I)
I’ll hit the spot
(Hit the spot)

 

In the name of love
Ooh, everything I’ve got
Ooh Ooh Ooh

 

[Sounds of ecstacy]
Ow!

 

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
(Freakish to me)
Oh, baby

 

I don’t want’a stop your image of me
But my style of love is totally free
(Free)
I’ll put it where you want it
(Put it where you want it)
As long as you need it
(As long as you need it)
I’ll make it good
Mm
And I won’t mistreat it
(Ah)

 

I want’a do something freaky to you
Baby
(Something freakish to me)
Oh, baby
Oh
I want’a do something freakish to you right now
(Something freakish to me)
Oh, baby

 

Get a little freakish, baby
Get a little freakish, baby
(Ah)
Get a little freakish, baby
Get a little freakish, baby
(Oh)

 

All prepositions of the Zodiac signs
I won’t quit, no
(Freakish to me)
Until I blow your mind
I’m compatible as ever
Ooh
I’ll hit the spot
Oh, in the name of love
(Something freakish, baby)
In the name of love
In the name of love
In the name of love
In the name of love
Ooh, in the name of love
(Freakish, baby)

 

[Sounds of ecstasy]
(Freakish, baby)
(Freakish, baby)
(Get a little freakish, baby)
Oh
Oh
Oh
Get a little freakish, baby

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Bring the Rain

Posted on 2007-04-22. Filed under: Lyrics |


I heard this song while driving yesterday and couldn’t wait to go find the lyrics and post them. This is such an apt song for me right now. It’s Bring the Rain from Mercy Me.

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

 

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

 

I am Yours regardless of
The clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what’s a little rain
So I pray

 

Holy, holy, holy

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Cool It Now

Posted on 2007-02-22. Filed under: Lyrics |


I heard this as I was getting ready to leave for a client this morning. Now this takes me back!  8)

Everybody’s saying, seeing things
Without knowing that life brings a change
And they’ve been checking all the time
My friends say I’m love sick cause I…
All I keep thinking about is her in my arms
(got to see what love is all about)
And I won’t be the same until she is mine
And my friends keep telling me to

You got to cool it now
You got to cool it now
Ooooooh watch out
You’re gonna loose control
Cool it now
You got to slow it down
Slow it down…
You’re gonna fall in love

Everyday I walk her home from school
And she tells me how she really feels
And there’s no doubt in my mind
That this girl is one of a kind
Cause all I keep thinking about is her in my arms
And I won’t feel the same until she is mine
You got to cool it now
You got to cool it now
Ooooooh watch out
You’re gonna loose control
Cool it now
You got to slow it down
Slow it down…
You’re gonna fall in love
All I keep thinking about is her in my arms
(got to see what love is all about)
And I’ll never be the same until you are mine
And my friends keep telling me..
When ya got a girl who takes her time
You must slow the pace you can’t mess with her mind
If she feels the same she’ll letcha know
Just prepare yourself or be ready to go
And I hope this message stays in your mind
Cause you almost lost a girl who is right on time
There’s one more thing that ya got to know
Just cool it down and stay in control

You got to cool it now
You got to cool it now
Ooooooh watch out
You’re gonna loose control
Cool it now
You got to slow it down
Slow it down…
You’re gonna fall in love
All I keep thinking about is her in my arms
(got to see what love is all about)
And I’ll never be the same until you are mine
And my friends keep telling me..
You got to cool it now
You got to cool it now
Ooooooh watch out
You’re gonna loose control
Cool it now
You got to slow it down
Slow it down…
You’re gonna fall in love
Why you all coming down on me
Tryin’ to tell me how my life is supposed to be
I know you’re only trying to help me out
Tryin’ to show me what life is really about
But this time I’m gonna make it on my own
So why don’tcha fellaz just leave me alone
Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike
If I love the girl who cares who you like

Cool it now
Cool it now
Ooooooh watch out
Gonna lose control
Cool it now
Slow it down
Slow it down…
You’re gonna fall in love

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Five Stairsteps – Ooh Child

Posted on 2007-02-15. Filed under: Lyrics |


Listen 🙂

Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child, things’ll get brighter
Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child, things’ll be brighter

Some day, yeah
We’ll put it together and we’ll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

Ooh-oo child, things are gonna be easier
Ooh-oo child, things’ll be brighter
Ooh-oo child, things are gonna be easier
Ooh-oo child, things’ll be brighter

Some day, yeah
We’ll put it together and we’ll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, yeah
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

Some day, some day, some day
We’ll get it together and we’ll get it all done
Some day
When your head is much lighter
Some day, some day, some day
We’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
Some day
When the world is much brighter

Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child, things’ll be brighter
Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
Ooh-oo child, things’ll be brighter

Right now
You just wait and see how things are gonna be
Right now

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Can’t Let Go

Posted on 2007-01-15. Filed under: Life, Lyrics |


 

OK, while ripping CDs today, I found this gem and we listened to it the whole time we were out shopping tonight. I just love this song!!!!!! ❗

And, for the record, we stopped on the way home at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and I treated my wifey to an apple & my son to a marshmallow stick. Good top to the day!

 

This is Can’t Let Go by Anthony Hamilton:

 

No matter what the people say
I can’t, I can’t let go
No, no

 

Why must they try to tear down my house when they know it’s made from love

And they could never stand in my way
We made a vow to love through it all
We are one
And no one has the right to tear my love down

No matter what the people say, I’m gonna love you anyway
You are my life, I can’t let go
Even if we fuss or fight, try til we get it right
You are my life, I can’t let go
Even if we disagree, you can put it all on me
You are my life, I can’t let go
I can’t, I can’t let you go

How dare they say
That a love like ours won’t last?
God made no mistakes
When He sheltered me with your heart
There’s no safer place than to be in love
And here I will stand
And there ain’t never
Ain’t gonna never ever leave you alone

No matter what the people say I’m gonna love you anyway
You are my life, I can’t let go
Even if we fuss or fight, try til we get it right
You are my life, I can’t let go
Even if we disagree, you can put it all on me
You are my life, I can’t let go
I can’t, I can’t let you go

All that I know now is to give you all of me
And no matter how long I take
And every part of me belongs to your love
Help me, help me

No matter what the people say, I’m gonna gonna love you anyway
You are my life, I can’t let go
Even if we fuss or fight, try til we get it right
You are my life, I can’t let go
Even if we disagree, you can put it all on me
You are my life, I can’t let go
I can’t, I can’t let you go

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