The Classic Aaron Neville – My Greatest Gift

AN greatest gift

1990

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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. Struttin’ on Sunday
  3. Hercules

    Hercules

    All you fear, is fear its self
    Check our your own back yard before you check out someone else

    Railroad track, in my neighborhood
    Ain’t no trains around that part just ain’t no good

    Wanna know, what’s going down,
    When the pimp on the corner looks like the sharpest cat in town

    Jungle rule, can’t be no fool
    Might get caught by the hook of a crook no time for cool

    Look out jay, what you say, what you carrying brother
    I hope you’re clean cause the man is mean, don’t come another further

    We all know the answer, will come out in time
    I might even carry some of your load, right along with mine

    Thank you ma’am, mister please
    ‘Cause I must be Hercules
    I must be Hercules

    Like a bird, on the wing
    I just wanna be free enough to do my thing

    I can feel the pressure, from every side
    If you ain’t gonna help, don’t hurt, just pass me by

    Oh, no

    Hercules
    I must be Hercules

    Jungle rule, can’t be no fool
    Devil is on the loose, no coo
    Got your feet, in the sand
    Got to be down with the cats that around and still got the face the man

    Talk about me if you please but I must be Hercules
    Hercules
    I must be Hercules

    Duckin’ rocks, catchin’ stones
    Movin’ how can I survive what’s going on
    Big steely borrow
    Somehow I’ve got to make it to tomorrow

    Can’t depend, on no-one else
    Comin’ up the hard way I’ve got to save myself

    Must be Hercules
    I must be Hercules
    Talk about me if you please
    I must be hercules

  4. Make Me Strong
  5. You Can Give But You Can’t Take
  6. Waiting for a Bus
  7. Mojo Hannah
  8. Love Letters

    Love Letters

    The sky may be starless,
    The night may be moonless,
    But deep in my heart there’s a glow.
    For deep in my heart
    I know that you love me.
    You love me because you told me so.

    Love letters straight from your heart
    Keep us so near while apart.
    I’m not alone in the night
    When I can have all the love you write.

    I memorize every line,
    I kiss the name that you sign.
    And, darling, then I read again right from the start
    Love letters straight from your heart.

    I memorize every line,
    I kiss the name that you sign.
    And, darling, then I read again right from the start
    Love letters straight from your heart.

  9. Cry Me a River

    Cry Me a River

    I traveled the banks of the River of Jordan
    To find where it flows to the sea.
    I looked in the eyes of the cold and the hungry
    And I saw I was looking at me.
    I wanted to know if life had a purpose
    And what it all means in the end.
    In the silence I listened to voices inside me
    And they told me again and again.

    The is only one river. There is only one sea.
    And it flows through you, and it flows through me.
    There is only one people. We are one and the same.
    We are all one spirit. We are all one name.
    We are the father, mother, daughter and son.
    From the dawn of creation, we are one.
    We are one.

    Every blade of grass on the mountain
    Every drop in the sea
    Every cry of a newborn baby
    Every prayer to be free
    Every hope at the end of a rainbow
    Every song ever sung
    Is a part of the family of woman and man
    And that means everyone.

    We are only one river. We are only one sea.
    And it flows through you, and it flows through me.
    We are only one people. We are one and the same.
    We are all one spirit. We are all one name.
    We are the father, mother, daughter and son
    From the dawn of creation, we are one.
    We are one.

  10. The Greatest Love

    The Greatest Love

    You have a love that buys you pretty clothes
    All the fine things heaven only knows that I wish I could
    You have a love that dances and sings
    Swings, says all the pretty little things that a playboy should

    Well, he’s got money, he’s got charms
    And when you’re walkin’ on and on
    It hurts me so, but I just want you to know

    That it’s not easy, oh, heaven knows I tried
    And wish the best to you, push myself aside
    And that’s the greatest love, oh, that you’ll ever find

    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh

    You have a love, he’s got the power
    To entertain each and every hour of the day and night
    You have a love, he’s got the ways and means
    To show you all the wild scenes when the lights are bright

    Well, love should never be possessed
    And this my darlin’, don’t forget
    You’re free to go, oh, but I just want you to know

    That it’s not easy, oh, heaven knows I tried
    And I wish the best to you and I push myself aside
    That’s the greatest love, oh, that you’ll ever find

    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh

    Well, love should never be possessed
    And this my darlin’, don’t forget
    You’re free to go, oh, but I just want you to know

    That it’s not easy, oh, heaven knows I tried
    And I wish the best to you, push myself aside
    That’s the greatest love, oh, that you’ll ever find

    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh

  11. Where Is My Baby
  12. My Greatest Gift