20th Century Masters Millennium Collection – The Best of Aaron Neville

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2002

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  1. Tell It Like It Is

    Tell It Like It Is

    If you want something to play with
    Go and find yourself a toy
    Baby my time is too expensive
    And I’m not a little boy

    If you are serious
    Don’t play with my heart
    It makes me furious
    But if you want me to love you
    Then a baby I will, girl you know that I will

    Tell it like it is
    Don’t be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
    But I know deep down inside me
    I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride

    Life is too short to have sorrow
    You may be here today and gone tomorrow
    You might as well get what you want
    So go on and live, baby go on and live

    Tell it like it is
    I’m nothing to play with
    Go and find yourself a toy
    But I… Tell it like it is
    My time is too expensive and I’m not your little boy

  2. Warm Your Heart

    Warm Your Heart

    Well, we’re all searching for peace of mind
    Love in this world is hard to find
    Come close to me, hold my hand
    And warm your heart

    Only a true love, can satisfy
    Open your arms and close your eyes
    Walk with me, hold my hand
    And warm your heart

    Well, you’re the reason, for the way I’m feelin’
    ‘Cause I’ve never felt this way before
    I want to make you, ohh so happy
    That’s all I’m livin’ for, yea

    Just sorrow, yes, you should know
    We need each other when lights are low
    Stay with me, hold my hand
    And warm your heart

    Well, you’re the reason, for the way I’m feelin’
    ‘Cause I’ve never felt this way before
    I want to make you, ohh so happy
    That’s all I’m livin’ for

    So come to me and make things right
    I’ll keep you happy, both day and night
    Stay with me, hold my hand
    And warm your heart

  3. Sweet Amelia

    Sweet Amelia

    Oh, Amelia
    My southern woman
    Never had a chance to say goodbye

    I met her back in sixty-three, she was such a mystery
    She was there on Barron Street, down in New Orleans
    So wild but yet so tame, she could calm a hurricane
    She was only seventeen and Amelia was her name

    Oh, when I took her for a ride, she got close by my side
    And when I looked into her eye, Amelia kept me hypnotized
    But in my heart she fell, oh, I got pulled into her spell
    I can still see her there with the flowers in her hair

    Oh Amelia, my Southern woman
    I can still feel you every time I close my eyes
    Sweet Amelia, where did you run to?
    We never had a chance to say goodbye

    I remember making love underneath the stars above
    I can feel the summer breeze up in magnolia trees
    That night in the Southern land, the girl, she took me by the hand
    And I was weak as a little lamb but I became a man

    Love was pumping through my veins, her lips were sweet like sugarcane
    We rode all night in the rain ‘cross the Lake Poncetrain

    She had a heart as fine as fire, burning innocent desire
    I can still see her there with flowers in her hair

    Oh, Amelia, my Southern woman
    I can still feel you, every time I close my eyes
    Sweet Amelia, where did you run to?
    We never had a chance to say goodbye

    Just like a shooting star, she vanished in the night
    But I’ll always remember her lips so warm and tender
    In my heart she’ll always shine so bright
    Sweet Amelia, if I could just see her one more time

    Oh Amelia, my Southern woman
    I can still feel you every time I close my eyes
    Sweet Amelia, where did you run to?
    We never had a chance to say goodbye

    Oh Amelia, my Southern woman
    I can still feel you every time I close my eyes
    Sweet Amelia, where did you run to?
    We never had a chance to say goodbye

    Oh Amelia, my Southern woman
    I can still feel you every time I close my eyes
    Sweet Amelia, where did you run to?
    We never had a chance to say goodbye

    Oh Amelia, my Southern woman
    I can still feel you

  4. Don’t Take Away My Heaven

    Don’t Take Away My Heaven

    Oh, baby, I found heaven when I found you
    And this heaven is somethin’ I don’t wanna lose
    I only know that if you ever said goodbye, I couldn’t stand the pain
    These eyes would cry, cry, cry like the rain

    And the sun would have nowhere to shine
    And the stars would all fall from the sky
    Baby, please
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

    ‘Cause this world would stop turnin’, I know
    And I’d lose my whole world if you go
    Baby, don’t
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

    Oh, baby, I saw forever when I saw you
    And if you left me, I can’t imagine what I’d do
    Now that I’ve gone and built my world around your love, I couldn’t let you go
    Don’t ever say goodbye, no, don’t, don’t, don’t ever go

    ‘Cause the sun would have nowhere to shine
    And the stars would all fall from the sky
    Baby, please
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

    ‘Cause this world would stop turnin’, I know (Yes, I know)
    And I’d lose my whole world if you go (If you go)
    Baby, please
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

    ‘Cause you might as well take my life from me
    What good would a life without you be anyway (Anyway)
    If you go away

    Well, the sun would have nowhere to shine
    And the stars would all fall from the sky (From the sky)
    Baby, please
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

    ‘Cause this world would stop turnin’, I know (Yes, I know)
    And I’d lose my whole world if you go (If you go)
    Baby, don’t, no
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

    Don’t take away my heaven, don’t take away your love
    Don’t take away my world ’cause baby, I need your touch
    Baby, don’t
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

    Please don’t take away my heaven
    Please
    Baby, don’t, oh, no
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh…

    Don’t take away my heaven, don’t take away your love
    Don’t take away my world ’cause baby, I need your touch
    Baby, don’t, oh
    Don’t take away my heaven, oh, no

  5. I Can’t Imagine

    I Can’t Imagine

    You know I wondered where I be if not for you
    I’d still be wondering through this world without a clue
    At night I wake up and look across the bed
    And you never think that crazy things
    Were running through my head.

    I Can’t Imagine
    Our journey through this world without you
    I’m loving everything about you I search my heart and
    Soul how could there ever be a greater love than ours
    I Can’t Imagine

    Oh oh

    I want to wrap you like a present in my arms
    Give you to myself and keep you safe from harm
    My every moment devoted to your care I don’t even
    Want to think how I survived without you here

    I Can’t Imagine
    Our journey through this world without you
    I’m loving everything about you I search my heart and
    Soul how could there ever be a greater love than ours
    I Can’t Imagine

    Shared my life with any other
    I’m making love with you I Can’t Imagine
    I search my heart and soul how could there ever be
    A greater love than ours

    Let me tempt you and deliver
    Let me make you feel the open road
    I’ll make your blood run like the river
    How could it be, be better than to ever
    Love you more

    I Can’t Imagine
    Our journey through this world without you
    I’m loving everything about you I search my heart and
    Soul how could there ever be a greater love than ours
    I Can’t Imagine

  6. Everybody Plays the Fool

    Everybody Plays the Fool

    Ok, so your heart is broken
    You’re sitting around mopin’, cryin’, cryin’
    You say you even think about dying
    Well, before you do anything rash, baby, dig this

    Everybody plays the fool, sometime
    There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
    It may be factual, it may be cruel, I ain’t lying
    Everybody plays the fool

    Fallin’ in love is such an easy thing to do
    But there’s no guarantee that the one you love, is gonna love you
    Oh, loving eyes they cannot see a certain person could never be
    Love runs deeper than any ocean, it clouds your mind with emotion

    Everybody plays the fool, sometime
    There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
    It may be factual, it may be cruel, I ain’t lying
    Everybody plays the fool

    How can you help it, when the music starts to play
    And your ability to reason, is swept away
    Oh, heaven on earth is all you see, you’re out of touch with reality
    And now you cry, but when you do, next time around someone cries for you

    Hey, everybody plays the fool, sometime
    Use your heart just like a tool, listen baby
    They never tell you so in school, I wanna say it again,
    Everybody plays the fool

    Everybody plays the fool, sometime
    There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
    It may be factual, it may be cruel, I ain’t lying
    Everybody plays the fool

    Every plays the fool, sometime
    There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
    It may be factual, it may be cruel, I wanna say it again
    Everybody plays the fool

  7. A Change Is Gonna Come

    A Change Is Gonna Come

    I was born by the river
    In a little tent
    And just like the river
    I’ve been running ever since

    It’s been a long
    A long time coming
    But I know a change gonna come
    Oh, yes it will

    It’s been too hard living
    But I’m afraid to die
    ‘Cause I don’t know
    What’s up there beyond the sky

    It’s been a long
    A long time coming
    But I know a change gonna come
    Oh, yes it will

    When I go to my brother, my brother, my brother
    And I say, Brother, help me please?
    But he winds up knockin’ me
    Right down on my, on the knees

    And there been times that I thought
    I couldn’t last for long
    But now I think
    I’m able to carry on

    It’s been a long
    A long, long time coming
    Well, I know, I know change gonna come
    Oh, yes it will

    It’s been a long
    It’s been a long, long time coming
    Well, I know, I know, I know change gonna come
    Oh, yes it will

  8. Angola Bound

    Angola Bound

    Too many mornin’ gotta wake up soon
    Oh Lord and eat my breakfast by the light of the moon
    Oh Lord by the light of the moon
    If you see my Momma, tell her this for me
    Oh I’ve got a mighty long time, Lord knows I’ll never go free
    Oh Lord, I’ll never be free

    Angola bound now
    Angola bound
    Angola bound now
    Angola bound

    I got lucky last summer when I got my time, Angola bound
    Oh my partner got a hundred, I got ninety-nine, Angola bound
    You been a long time coming but you’re welcome home, Angola bound
    And go to Louisiana get your burdens on, Angola bound
    Oh captain, oh captain don’t you be so cruel, Angola bound
    Oh you work me harder than you work that mule, Angola bound

    If it wasn’t for the captain, oh Lord, I’m shaggin’ house
    I’d be with my woman, yeah, before the sun goes down
    You come up here skippin’ and a-jumpin’, oh Lord it won’t last long
    Gonna wish you was a baby boy, in your mother’s arms

    Angola bound now
    Angola bound
    Angola bound now
    Angola bound

    Don’t want no gal, boy lovin’ cause I got my load, Angola bound
    Don’t want no trouble out the boys I know, Angola bound
    Oh they always talkin’ ’bout dangerous blue, Angola bound
    If I had my shank I’d be dangerous too, Angola bound
    Oh captain say walk and the boss say run, Angola bound
    If I had my pistol I would do ?nere one, Angola bound

    If it wasn’t for the captain, oh Lord, I’m shaggin’ house
    I’d be with my woman, yeah, before the sun goes down
    You come up here skippin’ and a-jumpin’, oh Lord it won’t last long
    Gonna wish you was a baby boy, in your mother’s arms

    Angola bound now
    Angola bound
    Angola bound now
    Angola bound

    If it wasn’t for the captain, oh Lord, I’m shaggin’ house
    I’d be with my woman, yeah, before the sun goes down
    You come up here skippin’ and a-jumpin’, oh Lord it won’t last long
    Gonna wish you was a baby boy, in your mother’s arms

    Angola bound now
    Angola bound
    Angola bound now
    Angola bound

    If I’d always listened to what my Momma said, Angola bound
    I wouldn’t be deep down in the trouble this way, Angola bound
    Oh my Momma, she told me, leave that junk alone, Angola bound
    Got hooked to the habit had to carry on, Angola bound
    The jury found me guilty ’cause they wrote it down, Angola bound
    Judge said, “Junkie boy you’re penitentiary bound,” Angola bound

    Angola bound now
    Angola bound
    Angola bound now
    Angola bound

    Angola bound now
    Angola bound
    Angola bound now

  9. Please Remember Me

    Please Remember Me

    When all our tears have reached the sea
    A part of you will live in me
    Way down inside my heart
    The days keep coming without fail
    A new winds gonna find your sail
    And that’s where your journey starts

    You’ll find better love
    Strong as it ever was
    Deep as a river runs
    Warm as the morning sun
    Please remember me

    Just like the waves down by the shore
    We’re gonna keep on coming back for more
    ‘Cause we don’t ever wanna stop
    Out in this brave new world you see
    Only the valleys and the peaks
    I can see you on the top

    You’ll find better love
    Strong as it ever was
    Deep as a river runs
    Warm as the morning sun
    Please remember me

    Remember me when you’re out walking
    When snow falls high outside your door
    Late at night when you’re not sleeping
    And moonlight falls across your floor
    When I can’t hurt you anymore

    You’ll find better love
    Strong as it ever was
    Deep as a river runs
    Warm as the morning sun
    Please remember me
    Please remember me

  10. Use Me

    Use Me

    Well my friends feel it’s their appointed duty
    They keep trying to tell me all you want to do is use me
    Well my answer said all that use me stuff
    Is I-I-I wanna spread the news
    That if it feels this good getting used

    Oh, you just keep on using me
    Until you use me up
    Uh huh, until you use me up

    Well my brother, you know he sit me right down and he talked to me
    Well he told me, that I ought not let you just walk on me
    (Well, you too big for that boy)
    Well I’m sure he meant well
    You know but when our talk was through
    I just said now brother if you only knew
    You’d wish that you were in my shoes

    Oh, you just keep on using me
    Until you use me up
    Uh huh, until you use me up

    Well sometimes, it’s true you really do abuse me
    Well you get me in a crowd of high class people
    And then you act real rude to me
    But oh baby, baby, baby, baby
    When you love me I can’t get enough
    And I-I-I said I wanna spread the news
    That if it feels this good getting used

    Oh, you just keep on using me
    (Come on now, now)
    Until you use me up
    Until you use me up

    Talking ’bout you using me
    Well it all depends on what you do
    It ain’t too bad the way you’re using me
    ‘Cause I’m sure, I’m using you to do the things you do

    Uh huh, until you use me up
    Oh no, oh no, until you use me up
    Until you use me up
    Until you use me up

    Baby, just keep on using
    Oh no no, until you use me up
    Until you use me up
    Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
    Until you use me up
    Funky, funky, funky, funky, funky, funky
    Funky, funky, funky, funky, funky
    Until you use me up

  11. Some Days Are Made for Rain

    Some Days Are Made for Rain

    We held each other ’til the moon was high
    We waved that sleepy little town good bye
    And driving off together we crossed our hearts
    Living for the promise that love would keep us honest
    I said I’d be yours if you’d be mine
    We were crazy baby
    And every day the sun was sure to shine
    But it tried and tried
    Sometimes the wind makes a sudden change
    And some days are made for rain

    We fixed a tire and we drove like hell
    We kissed like fire in a cheap motel
    I never felt the hunger so bad before
    Holding you beside me
    Walls came down inside me
    And I thought I was yours and you were mine
    That was crazy baby
    I was sure the sun would always shine
    But it tried and tried

    Sometimes the wind makes a sudden change
    And some days are made for rain

    You want to talk about love
    I’ll tell you all about love
    Nothing but trouble
    On top of falling
    One day you’re walking on air
    Next day you look and there’s no one there
    She never cared
    She never cared

    Now I’ve been sleeping with the tv on
    I get so tired of wondering where you’ve gone
    You tore across my heart across like a hurricane
    I’m counting up the damage
    Trying hard to manage
    I thought I was yours and you were mine
    That was crazy baby
    And I was sure the sun would always shine
    But take a look outside
    Sometimes a wind makes a sudden change
    Here comes those clouds and they’re full of pain
    Some days are made for rain
    Some days are made for rain

    Let it pour outside
    Some days are made for rain

    Some days are made for rain

  12. To Make Me Who I Am

    To Make Me Who I Am

    I’ve walked through this world sometime without a friend
    My life has been up and down, been close to an end
    I’ve been through the mill and I’ve paid my dues
    Walked so many miles in different peoples shoes

    But I’ve been through the fire and I’ve walked in the rain
    I’ve felt the joy and endured the pain

    Once I was a schemer but I always was a dreamer
    But it took me who I was and where I’ve been
    To make me who I am

    I’ve met a lot of lost souls in the bowels of hell
    Traveled some crooked roads and got some stories yet to tell
    I’ve shot up with the junkie in piss stench halls
    Broken bread with the devil, fallen on my knees to God

    Some days I was blessed, some nights I was damned
    But I always tried to lend a helping hand

    Once I was a deceiver, now I am a believer
    But it took me, who I was and where I?ve been
    To make me who I am

    Oh, I’ve seen the little children all strung out on dope
    No one to care about them, living without hope
    But I’ve been lucky that I always had a song
    I’ll sing it with compassion, to try to right the wrong

    Once my life was wretched but why should I regret it
    ‘Cause, it took me, who I was and where I’ve been
    To make me who I am

    This is dedicated to my friends in jail
    For my brother Jake who had to ride the rail
    For my friend Roonie and Melvin who were so dear
    They were so misunderstood but I wish they were still here
    To hear this song I sing from my heart
    They’re forever in my soul even though we had to part

    Once I was a deceiver, now I am a believer
    But it took me who I was and where I’ve been
    To make me who I am

    God said, “I forgive you, wipe away the scars
    ‘Cause I know it took who you were
    And where you came from to make you who you are
    ‘Cause I know it took who you were
    And where you came from to make you what you are