To Make Me Who I Am

AN to make me who i am

1997

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  1. Say What’s in My Heart

    Say What’s in My Heart

    My eyes can’t lie to you
    My kiss my kiss can only tell you true now
    You say you have your doubts
    But I say I don’t know what that talks about now

    My world, I have given you
    I never gave myself the way I gave myself to you
    What have I gotta do
    To make you believe I love you
    What have I gotta say
    To make you believe you’re the one for me

    Didn’t you hold me last night
    Didn’t you look in my eyes
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart
    Didn’t my heart tell you true,
    That I could only love you
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart
    When I say I love you,
    I say what’s in my heart

    There is no other love
    I know that God knows you’re the only one so
    Why can’t you believe when I tell you
    There ain’t nobody
    There ain’t nobody but you in my heart

    Long as we’ve been together
    You should know by now the love I feel,
    I feel forever

    What have I gotta do
    To make you believe I love you
    What have I gotta say
    To make you believe you’re the one for me,
    Didn’t you hold me last night
    Didn’t you look in my eyes
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart
    Didn’t my heart tell you true,
    That I could only love you
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart
    When I say I love you I say what’s in my heart

    I’ll never walk away, I’ll never leave your side,
    I’ll never break your heart
    Looking in someone else’s eyes
    Your the one I need, the air that I breathe
    I won’t live one day without you, believe me

    Didn’t you hold me last night,
    Didn’t you look in my eyes,
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart,
    Didn’t my heart tell you true,
    That I could only love you
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart
    When I say I love you I say what’s in my heart

    Didn’t you hold me last night,
    Didn’t you look in my eyes,
    Didn’t I, Didn’t I say what’s in my heart,
    Didn’t my heart tell you true,
    That I could only love you
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart,
    Didn’t you hold me last night
    Didn’t you look in my eyes
    Didn’t I, didn’t I say what’s in my heart

  2. Just to Be With You

    Just to Be With You

    I’d travel any day (to be with you)
    Realize how much I care (to be with you)
    With you in my life, there’s no way I could go wrong (to be with you)
    Every night and day I pray (to be with you)
    Someway, somehow this love will stay (to be with you)
    Hoping you want me the way that I want to be with you

    Deep inside I know you care,baby for me, you really care
    I felt it the first day you came my way
    So beautiful, and here we are, baby like the moon and the stars
    Together never one without the other

    My emotions are in your hands, cause you’re my man baby
    So take care of me, and I’ll understand, that you need a friend
    So don’t ever worry, don’t ever doubt, cause you’re all I’m about

    I’d travel any day (to be with you)
    Realize how much I care (to be with you)
    With you in my life there’s no way I could go wrong (to be with you)
    Every night and day I pray (to be with you)
    Someway, somehow this love will stay (hoping you want me)
    Hoping you want me, the way that I want to be with you

    Baby, baby let it be, let your love overpower me
    Take me to a place that I’ve never been, never been before
    Somehow this love is out of control
    I’m falling for you and I don’t want to go
    I don’t want to go, no, no

    Baby I’ll go
    Don’t let me go

    My emotions are in your hands
    Girl I want to be your man
    I’ll take care of you, I’ll understand
    I understand that you’re my friend
    No, no need to worry
    Don’t you ever doubt, cause you’re my friend
    I love you too

    Oh, I’d travel anyday (to be with you)
    Realize how much I care (to be with you)
    With you in my life there’s no way I could go wrong (to be with you)
    Every night and day I pray (to be with you)
    Someway, somehow this love will stay (to be with you)
    Hoping you want me the way I want to be with you
    Cause you’re my friend, and I love, I love ,I love you baby

    I’d travel anyday (to be with you)
    Realize how much I care (to be with you)
    Realize, realize there’s no way I could go wrong (to be with you)
    Every night and day I pray (to be with you)
    Someway, somehow this love will stay (to be with you)
    Hoping you want me the way that I want to be with you
    I’d travel anyday (to be with you)
    Realize how much I care (to be with you)
    Realize there’s no way I could go wrong (to be with you)
    Every night and day I pray (to be with you)
    Someway, somehow this love will stay (to be with you)

  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
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    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. …To Make Me Who I Am

    …To Make Me Who I Am

    I’ve walked through this world sometimes without a friend
    My life has been up and down, been close to an end
    But 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, 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
    Not 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
    Cuz, it took me who I was, and where I’ve been
    To make me who I am

    Speech:
    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
    Not 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

  5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

    The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

    The first time ever I saw your face
    I thought the sun rose in your eyes
    And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
    To the dark and the endless sky, my love,

    And the first time ever I kissed your mouth,
    I felt the earth move in my hand,
    Like a trembling heart of a captive bird
    That was there at my command, my love,

    And the first time ever I lay with you
    I felt your heart so close to mine
    and I knew our joy it would fill the earth
    And would last til the end of time, my love,
    It would last til the end of time

    The first time ever I saw, saw your face
    Your face, your face, your face, your face

  6. Yes, I Love You

    Yes, I Love You

    I’m changing my mind,
    Never gonna learn about how to feel again
    Cause you, you’ve opened my heart,
    And I just can’t hide, I love you still.

    I know you mean it, when you say you need me,
    You say you won’t leave me, you’ll always be here,
    You won’t regret it, cause I’ll never leave you,
    And I won’t deceive you, I need you too,

    Yes, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you,
    Yes, I love you, I love you, I love you,
    Oh I do, girl, I love you

    We belong together, loving forever, enjoying this life,
    We’ll do what’s right, we’ll do it tonight, will you be my wife
    I know you mean it, when you say you need me, won’t ever leave me,
    Saying you’ll be right here my baby,

    You won’t regret it, no, don’t you forget it,
    I’ll never deceive you, I need you too.

    I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you,
    Yes, I love you, I love you,
    I love you

    Forgive me for what I’ve put you through,
    I’m learning to put my trust in you,
    Believe in me and I’ll show you,
    Cause I’ll always be here,
    I love you

    I love you baby, oh I love you baby, I love you,
    I love you, from the bottom of my heart girl,
    I love you, love you, love you, love you, love you, love you
    I love you
    I love you, love you, love you, love you, I love you, I love you
    I love you, love you, I love you,
    Oh believe me darling

  7. Your Sweet And Smiling Eyes

    Your Sweet And Smiling Eyes

    Looking in your eyes
    Is like looking through a window seeing clear skies of days gone by
    Of happiness, imaginning sweet visions of your loveliness
    Oh and your tenderness

    Makes me want to cry, for the love that we’ve shared
    It makes me feel alive to know that you care
    Hold you through the night, let me lie in your arms
    Tonight I want to love you girl til the morning comes and look into your eyes

    Your sweet and smiling eyes
    Take me to paradise
    It makes me want to cry tears of joy
    Whenever I see your sweet and smiling eyes

    When I see your face, oh and you hold me in your warm embrace
    I feel so safe
    Your amazing grace calms me through the fire
    Or the rainy days and the clouds it brings

    Makes me want to cry, for the love that we’ve shared
    It makes me feel alive to know that you care
    Hold you through the night let me lie in your arms
    Tonight I want to love you girl ’til the morning comes
    And look into your eyes

    Your sweet and smiling eyes, hold me darling
    Take me to paradise
    Your an angel, it makes me want to cry
    Tears of joy whenever I see your sweet and smiling eyes

    Could you be an angel from up above, from up above
    So beautiful, beautiful, wonderful
    Sent down from heaven for me to love
    Oh I love you girl

    Your sweet smiling eyes,
    Your sweet and smiling eyes
    Take me to paradise
    It makes me want to cry
    Tears of joy whenever I see your sweet and smiling eyes,
    Sweet and smiling eyes
    Your sweet and smiling eyes, your sweet and smiling eyes
    Sweet and smiling eyes, take me to paradise, paradise
    It makes me want to cry, tears of joy
    Whenever I see your sweet and smiling eyes

  8. I Can’t Change the Way You Don’t Feel

    I Can’t Change the Way You Don’t Feel

    I believed I could see a day you would want me, like I want you
    You would need me, like I need you to
    There was a moment I thought time might change your mind
    And there’d be a place there for me in your life

    But I can’t change the way you don’t feel
    And I can’t make you see what you’re heart won’t see
    And I can’t make you need what you say you don’t need
    I can’t change you baby, I can’t change the way you don’t feel

    And now as I walk away, I won’t look back, I won’t break down
    What I was living for, I’ll have to live without

    There will be moments I’ll think how it might have been
    But baby now this is how it must end

    Cause I can’t change the way you don’t feel
    And I can’t make you see what you’re heart won’t see
    And I can’t make you need what you say you don’t need
    I can’t change you baby, I can’t change the way you don’t feel

    No, I can’t change the way you don’t feel
    And I can’t make you see what you’re heart won’t see
    And I can’t make you need what you say you don’t need
    I can’t change you baby
    You never gonna change you baby, no
    I can’t change you baby, I can’t change the way you don’t feel

  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. What Did I Do (To Deserve You)

    What Did I Do (To Deserve You)

    Unbelievable describes your smile so sweet
    Inconceivable that you’re a part of me
    Innocent look in your eyes
    Love without compromise for me
    It’s a mystery

    What did I do to deserve you
    Only God’s hands could have made you
    And brought this dream to life
    Always swore that I, I would never fall
    I guess miracles happen after all
    What did I do to deserve you
    Oh Yeah

    Unconventional, describes my love for you
    Unconditional, cause there’s nothing I won’t do
    I pray as this feeling grows
    That you always touch the heart and soul of me
    It’s a mystery

    What did I do to deserve you
    Only God’s hand could have made you
    And brought this dream to life
    Always swore that I, I would never fall
    I guess miracles happen after all
    What did I do to deserve you

    I’ve waited all my life to hold such a treasure
    What is this feeling worth, there is no measure
    Tell me what can I do

    What did I do to deserve you
    Only God’s hand could have made you
    And brought this dream to life
    Always swore that I’d, I would never fall
    I guess miracles happen after all
    What did I do to deserve you
    To deserve you

  11. God Made You for Me

    God Made You for Me

    It must have taken a long long time to make a woman like you
    Ooh baby, cause you’re so, so fine
    He took the stars from the sky, put the sparkle in your eye
    Baby, don’t you know, you’re my only desire

    When I enter the room, I smell your perfume
    The taste of your lips is like the nectar from the gods
    And the sunlight on your hair, is just like spun gold
    After God made you, he broke the mold

    God made you for me, you’re my dream come true
    I don’t want another woman, all I need is you
    You’re everything to me, and my lifes complete
    I’m gonna worship and adore you, I’m gonna bow to your feet

    To describe how your body feels when you’re next to me
    Like rockin’ and rollin’ on a stormy, stormy sea
    You bring me up, oh and then you take me down,
    Then you take me to heaven and back down to the ground

    You’re just like a rose, blooming in the spring
    You’re everything a man could want
    Everything a man could need
    And at night I fall down, on my knees
    And thank God for sending an angel, just to love me

    God made you for me, you’re my dream come true
    I don’t want another woman, all I need is you
    You’re everything to me, and my lifes complete
    I’m gonna worship and adore you, I’m gonna bow to your feet

    Girl, let me touch you, make sure it’s not a dream
    If it is please don’t awake me, it would be so so mean
    The thought of ever losing you is more than I could bear
    It just wouldn’t be heaven no more if you were not there

    God made you for me, you’re my dream come true
    I don’t want another woman, all I need is you
    You’re everything to me, and my lifes complete
    I’m gonna worship and adore you, I’m gonna bow to your feet

    God made you for me (I thank God)
    You’re my dream come true (from high up above)
    And I don’t want another woman (for sending you to me)
    All I need is you (for me to love)
    You’re everything to me, and my lifes complete
    I’m gonna worship and adore you, I’m gonna bow to your feet
    Cause I love you girl, oh I love you girl
    All I need is you
    You’re everything to me
    And my lifes complete

  12. Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

    Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue

    Lovely lady, dressed in blue
    Teach me how to pray
    ‘Cause God was just your little boy
    And you know the way

    Did you lift him up sometimes
    Gently on your knee?
    Did you tell him stories of the world
    Like mother did to me?

    And when he fell, did you lift him up
    And make everything alright?
    And did you tell him
    His prayers at night?

    I wanna know my lovely lady
    Lovely lady, dressed, dressed in blue
    Oh, God was just your little boy
    Your little boy and you know the truth

    And did you whisper
    In his ear sweet lullabys?
    Oh I, I wanna know, wanna know
    I wanna know, did he cry?

    Lovely lady, dressed in blue
    Oh, won’t you please, teach me how to pray?
    ‘Cause God was just your little boy
    And I wanna know, I wanna know, I wanna know
    So teach me how to pray

    Teach me how to pray