BEST OF ME Song lyrics
 

wild world

written by : Cat Stevens

Now that I've lost everything to you
You say you wanna start something new
And it's breaking my heart you're leaving
Baby I'm grieving

But if you want to leave take good care
Hope you find a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad
Out there

chorus
Oh baby baby it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile girl
Oh baby baby it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child girl

You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never want to see you sad girl
Don't be a bad girl

But if you wanna leave take good care
Hope you find a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad everywhere

repeat chorus

You know I've seen a lot of what the world can do
And it's breaking my heart in two
Because I never want to see you sad girl
Don't be a bad girl

But if you want to leave take good care
Hope you have a lot of nice things to wear
But then a lot of nice things turn bad out there

repeat chorus

 

In The Springtime

written by : M. Elliott, P. Robinson, C. Henry

In the springtime
You can see nature full and free
High up in the trees
You can hear the birds them singing songs of freedom

Out in the open
Everything there is fresh and clean
Unlike the life I'm here living
All creatures great and small
Living together one and all

chorus
I wanna be
The way I wanna be
That is the way I wanna be
Like the birds in the tree yeah
They're going tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet
Singing songs of freedom
Singing songs of freedom

Living in the city
No chains around my feet
But still I am not free
No handcuffs on my hand
But I've got my dignity

repeat chorus

See as a youth living in the city
Can't get no work
Can't get no job
Can't get no money to put in my pocket
I can't get a thing to have of my own

That's why I wanna be free
That's why I wanna be free
Like the bird in the tree
Like the bird in the tree
They're going tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet
Singing songs of freedom
Singing songs of freedom

Yes in the spring time
You can feel nature full and free
High up in the trees
You can hear the birds them singing songs of freedom

Out in the open
Everything there is fresh and clean
Unlike the life I'm here living
All creatures great and small
Living together one and all

I wanna be
The way I wanna be
Just like the birds in the trees
They're going...tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet
They're going... tweet tweet tweet tweet twee

 

Should I

written by : M. Elliott, P. Robinson

chorus
Should I put my trust in you
Should I put my faith in you
Should I let you stick around
Should I let you float around

My desire was for us to live clean and strong
Then we could go on in life to live and grow

But woman you went away
Left me here to stay
Now you're coming back to me
On your bended knees

repeat chorus

Should I, should I, should I, should I
Let you float around, stick around, stay around, oh yeah

It's not so long ago
That we were together
Sharing and caring for each other
The people used to say
Our love would never fade
Now will I be the fool
To let you stay here again yeah

Should I let you stick around
Should I let you float around oh yeah

Should I, should I, should I, should I
Let you float around, stick around, stay around oh yeah
Should I, should I, should I, should I
Let you float around, stick around, stay around oh yeah

You wrote me a letter
You found some one better
You say you can't face me
And you're sorry you hurt me
My heart was torn in two
I didn't know what I should do

Should I let you stick around
Should I let you float around oh yeah

Should I, should I, should I, should I
Let you float around, stick around, stay around oh yeah

It's not so long ago
That we were together
Sharing and caring for each other
The people used to say
Our love would never ever fade
Should I let you stick around

 

Close To You

written by : G. Benson, W. Sela, M. Elliott

She was a Jezebel this Brixton queen
Living her life like a backstreet dream
Telling me lies when the truth was clear
I think she knew what I wanted to hear
Spinning me round like a wheel on fire
Walking a tightrope on love's high wire
Fatal attraction is where I'm at
There's no escape for me

chorus
I just wanna be close to you
And do all the things you want me to
I just wanna be close to you
And show you the way I feel

I feel love when I'm lying in the midnight hour
Holding you just like a dream
Love is never what it seems
When we touch and you're holding me the way you do
Girl you make my dreams come true
You make my dreams come true

repeat chorus

She was a Gemini on the cusp of Mars
She holds me back or she goes too far
Winding me up just to let me down
So emotionally gagged and bound
There was more to this than meets the eye
A devil woman locked inside
With the full moon rising I was scared
I think I was possessed

repeat chorus

I feel love every time your body's next to mine
Something deep inside of me
Wants to love you endlessly
When we tough girl you don't know how it makes me feel
I just can't believe it's real I can't believe it's real

repeat chorus

She had an attitude I can't explain
You never know if you're in the frame
Tying me up with elastic words
I'm on a countdown till I get hurt
Her blood was hot and she burned so bright
A neon sign there in the night
It's hard to say if I went too far
My heart still bears the scars

I just wanna be close to you
I just wanna be close to you
I just wanna be close to you

She was a Jezebel this Brixton queen
Living her life like a backstreet dream
Telling me lies when the truth was clear
I think she knew what I wanted to hear (I just wanna be close to you)
Spinning me round like a wheel on fire
Walking a tightrope on love's high wire
Fatal attraction is where I'm at
There's no escape for me

I wanna be close to you
And do all the thing you wanna me to
I just wanna be close to you
I just wanna be close to you baby
Show you the way I feel
I just wanna be close to you
And do all the thing you wanna me to
I just wanna be close to you

 

How Can We Ease The Pain

written by : M. Elliott, R. Simpson

Waking up to a dry land
With empty glasses in their hands
To the bone I see their call
A fate for one and all
Watch relief fall from the sky
Still resources running dry

chorus
Tell me, how can we ease the pain
That the people going under
Tell me, how can we ease the pain
Tell me, who's gonna take the blame
How can we ease the pain
That the people going under
Tell me, how can we ease the pain
Tell me, who's gonna take the blame

I watched the children cry
No tears within their eyes hey
Then I ask the reason why
Life seems to be on the slide hey
Electing one with no feelings
Who's gonna pay for their tomorrow

repeat chorus

Hey woh sure like to know, woh
Cause it's been so long
And it seems to me to be so wrong hey

Life it's like a ball against the wall
A ball against the wall
If you throw love against the wall
It comes back to you
And if you throw hate against the wall
It's gonna follow you
So what we gonna do to ease the pain
How can we ease the pain
Tell me, what are we gonna do, to ease the pain yeah
Ease the pain
Tell me, how can we ease the pain
Got to fight the fight

 

Let Me Know

written by : M. Elliott, T. Robinson, A. Gaye

Let's go again
This time I'm gonna make it ah baby

it goesshooptodoshooptododo shooptodoshooptododo ah baby
I seemed to have woken up too early this morning
I stop and wonder why
Sweet visions of you have woken me from my slumber
I ask myself is it really true yeah
Is this the girl I desire
I wanna know, I gotta know I wanna know for sure oh girl

chorus 1
If your dreams are without me
Let me know oh girl
If your dreams are without me
Let me know oh girl

It's not everyday I wake up that I'm happy
It's not everyday I'm sad
This vibe, this vibe, this vibe that I'm feeling
I wanna know if you really feel it too yeah

chorus 2
Sometimes when I'm lonely
This blue feeling takes a hold on me
I need your loving close to me
I need your loving desperately
So tell me cause I really got to know

repeat chorus 1

repeat chorus 2

repeat chorus 1

Oh girl
If your dreams are without me, really gotta know 2x
know, really gotta know ah baby

 

House call

False Pretender
Stop pretending
All gals single have dem singing
Watch this

Ain't no use pretending
You don't feel the way I do Check it
With this message that your body's sending
I can tell you want it too
Well do you wanna hide
The way you feel inside
Its too late to turn back now
Every little touch
It means so much
So girl just let me show you how

chorus
Your body can't lie to me
Cause I know just what you're needing Understand
Your body can't lie to me
You're in need of sexual healing

Me have, me have, me have Hey
Di remedy fi mi heart
Me have di remedy fi di brain
Me have agony fi di body
Fi make yuh choo-choo like a train
Remedy fi di heart (Hey!)
Me have di remedy fi di
Me have agony fi di body
Fi make yuh choo-choo like a train
Extreme love
Dat yuh cannot complain
I'm di boiler man
Yuh don't stop call mi name
I'm like the blood
Circulating by vein
If feel Shabba
Yuh just holler out me name

Let my caresses take you places
Where ya never been before
To the edge of your desire I'm coming atcha
Where you want it more and more
But do you want a prize
Turn out the lights
Come lets make tonight the night No other night
There's no resisting
Love is insisting
Come lets make it right tonight hey

Cho, cho Me have di remedy fi yuh heart
Me have di remedy fi yuh brain
Me have di agony fi yuh body
Fi make yuh choo-choo like a train
Remedy fi yuh heart
Me have di remedy fi yuh brain
Have di agony fi yuh body
Fi make yuh choo-choo like a
I'm di doctor Shabba
Not a heart breaker
I'm a love maker Shabba
Fi lovin I'm not a shaper
Tell dem pick up
She are di woman an
Me are di man an
She's like patient
In the doctor's hand
Its like a computer social program
Go tell di world she want a loving man

Your body can't lie to me
Cause I know just what you're needing
Your body can't lie to me
Cause you're in need of some sexual healing hey
Housecall (An I know what is the meaning) woo woo woo woy

Do you wanna hide
The way you feel inside
Its to late to turn back now
Every little touch
It means so much
So girl just let me show you how hey

Yo check this
Cho,cho me have di remedy fi yuh heart
Me have di remedy fi yuh brain
Me have di agony fi yuh body
Fi make yuh choo-choo like a train
Remedy fi yuh heart
Me have di remedy fi yuh brain
Have di agony fi yuh body
Fi make yuh choo-choo like a train
Extreme a love
An yuh cyaan complain
Every nitey-night yuh sleep
Yuh call out mi name
Like yuh blood circulate through yuh brain
Dis is the love dat
Yuh have to obtain
Gal me know dat you is a pretender
But know yuh buck upon
Di full
Time lover I gwine
Give yuh love
I'm not a heartbreaker
Every gal a tell it to the world
Dat I'm a lover

Lalalala lover
Lalalala lover
Lalalala lover lover lover lover lover
This is your doctor
Maxi Priest & Shabba
Welcome inside

 

Just a Little Bit Longer

written by : Handel, Tucker

You say you're hurting oh
Cause they say I'm flirting oh no
You just can't take it anymore
Your friends say I'm no good for you
But in my heart I'm so true
A partner for life we can be sure

You've asked me for some time to clear your mind
I stayed away it hurt so much
Without your touch
Now I'm back and you say

chorus
Just a little bit longer baby
For my love keeps growing stronger
A little more time to say
But in my head a love song plays
For you and me teah ah oh

We played in the rain together
That feeling lives on forever
Memories that bring tears of joy
We've had our share of bad times too
Hurting each other me and you
It's brought us much closer in the end
Just too much we've both fought for
To put it all down the drain
I've stayed away just for a while
But now you're driving me insane

repeat chorus

I said all there is to say now
Hoping that you'll make me stay
Believe me I'm yearning for you girl
Hope there's a place in your heart
That remembers the good from the start
Just put me back where I belong

You asked me for some time to clear your mind
I stayed away it hurt so much
Without your touch now I'm back and you say
repeat chorus

 

Caution

written by : M. Elliott, P. Robinson, E. St. Aubyn

chorus
Caution
Me say you got to have caution
Jah la man, Jah la man, Jah la man, Jah la man
Caution
Me say you got to have caution
Jah la man, Jah la man, Jah la man, Jah la man

It's I Maxi Priest and me have to mention
Lord me never hear such a dangerous band
In case you never know say dem name caution
Now you a go get a little information
So girl set yourself inna good position
Wind up your body inna slow motion
Hug up your boyfriend on even your husband
Maxi Priest a de first singer to drop it in action

repeat chorus

So hear the bass drum, that the one must set de time
Then you know fe we lyrics have fe rhyme
You hear the snare drum, that the one must set de pace
Man a shake dem shoulder girl a wind up dem waist
You hear the rhythm section just a chop it fe you
You know sey dem deh style say dem have fe brand new
You hear the hi-hat, it a cook on de shot
You know say dis ya band no carry distortion

repeat chorus

We big pon de land
Important
You know we write, riddim militant
We big pon de land, we important
You know we write riddim militant

So watch me people how me write the version
Invention, just origination
I man and Barry Boom say we set up a plan
Set up rehearsal in a studio fashion
Which part that
Inna Clopham Juction
Hit after hit that a fe we function
That's why you have fe get the band them call caution

repeat chorus

We big pon the land
Important
You know we write, riddim militant
We big pon de land we important
You know we write riddim militant
So watch me people how me write the version
Invention, just origination

That's what I man Maxi Priest a go tek and cork the session
So girl set yourself in a good position
Wind up your body inna slow motion
Hug up your boyfriend on even your husband
Maxi Priest a de first singer to drop it in action

repeat chorus

Jah la man 7x
Me say we important hey

Jah la man 7x
Me say we big bout ya ha

Jah la man 7x
Me say we important hey

Jah la man 7x
Me say we big bout ya ha

Jah la man, Jah la man, Jah la man, Jah la man
Jah la man 7x
Jah la man 7x
Jah la man 7x

Me say we important hey
Cool nah sir, easy nah sir (3x)

 

Some Guys Have all The Luck

written by : J. Fortang

Lonely, so lonely, oh so lonely, ah
Alone in the crowd on a bus after work Iím daydreaming
The guy next to me has his woman on his arm, my arms are empty
How does it feel when the woman that you love says yes she loves you
It seems unfair when thereís love everywhere and yet thereís none for you

chorus

Some guys have all the luck
Some guys have all the pain
Some guys have a little sunshine in their lives
My life is always a little bit of rain

Someone to take on a walk by the lake, dear Lord let it be
Someone who shouts, someone who is liable to cry at sad movies
I do believe I will die
Just to look in her eyes and find them filled with me oh
But youíre just a dream and as real as it seems, Iím not that lucky

repeat chorus

Itís just a losing game, things have got to change
Some girl will give my love a try
With my love her arms will open wide

repeat chorus

 

I Know Love

written by : M. Bennett, N. Jackson, M. Elliott

Brand new morning, brand new time
Don't worry free style
Here's Tiger pon the microphone stand

chorus
I know love will come our way
If we try there's gotta be a better way
I know love will come our way
If we try there's gotta be a better way

To think of all the times we've been through
And for all the times we've shared
Can't imagine that you're leaving baby
Seems you really didn't care

repeat chorus

Brand new morning and a brand new time
English people listen Tiger style
Maxi Priest and Tiger in a brand new style
Anywhere we go them say we are wild
Pon stage show and dancehall
Dis a Daddy Tiger bust whap whap

repeat chorus

No wakie wakie wakie wakie
No wakie wakie me say rise and shine
Spirit from me spirit from you
Together yes we gonna be loving so
God knows I really love you
Stick together like Henkel glue
Cause I'm not the kind of man to beg you
No it's not my style
But in the name of love I ask you baby
Give my love a second try
Easy Maxi Priest cause you are one of a kind
This is Daddy Tiger me gone down the line
Maxi Priest a singer, Tiger a top DJ
Wan you to know this a bad style
No wakie wakie wakie wakie
No wakie wakie me say arise and shine
This is Daddy Tiger nah Jester
A wah you fe know me a true lover

repeat chorus

No wakie wakie me say arise and shine
Brand new honey get a brand new time
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Maxi Priest is a friend of mine
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repeat chorus

Hey hey gotta be a better way

 

Strollin' On

written by : P. Robinson, M. Elliott

Strollin' on, strollin' on
Strollin' along with my girl
Holding her by her hand

See it's a feelin'
Which you've gotta experience for yourself
Lord it's a feelin' you have
When you're strollin' along with your girl

Thinking of things
Of things gone long by
All the times we spend
When we're strollin' along together
Yes I'm strollin' on

chorus
Strolling with my girl
Holding her by, holding her by her hand

Strollin' on on on, yeah oh yeah

repeat chorus

See in the country
Flowers, the cool breeze
The wind in her hair
Seems so sweet to me

So when you're in love
And she loves you too
Hand in hand, feelin' the vibes flow through

So when I kissed her lips
So soft so sweet as honey
Strollin' along with a beautiful girl like her

Cause I'm strollin' on

repeat chorus

 

Best Of Me

written by : M. Elliott, P. Hunningale

You get the best of me more than I can give
In every part of me just for you I live

We shared our lives together for so many years
Been through stormy weather shared the joys and tears
But oh this change of feeling has got me so confused
Feeling so rejected feeling like I'm used

What more can I say
What more can I do
Seems I'm wasting my time
Trying to show you

chorus
You get the best of me more than I can give
In every part of me,just for you I live 2x

Seems I'm been to hell and back only just to please you
And you're still believing that I don't give a damn
Yes I've made my mistakes with no intend to hurt you
Tried so very hard just to make you understand

What more can I say
What more can I do
Seems I'm wasting my time
Trying to show you

repeat chorus

Oh yeah oh yeah
Very best of me baby
Can't you see yeah

What more can I do
What more can I say
Seems I'm wasting my time
Trying to show you

repeat chorus (3x)

 

Crazy Love

written by : V. Morrison

I can hear her heartbeat from a thousand miles
And the heaven's open every time she smiles
And when I come to her that's where I belong
Yet I'm running to her like a river song

chorus
She gimme love love love love crazy love
She gimme love love love love crazy love

She's got a fine sense of humor
When I'm feeling lowdown
Yet when I come to her when the sun goes down
She takes away my troubles, takes away my grief
Takes away my heartache, go right to sleep

repeat chorus 2x

Yes I need her in the daytime
And I need her in the night
And I wanna holding my arms around her
And kiss and hug and kiss and hug her tight

And when I'm returning from so far away
She give me some sweet lovin'
Brighten up my day
Yet it make me righteous, ooh and it makes me whole
Yet it make me mellow down to my soul

repeat chorus

 

Woman In You

written by : M. Elliott, J.P. Maunick, A. Scott, R. Simpson

She loves me and I know she wants me oh oh yeah
She loves me yeah and I know she cares about me
Friends they keep on telling me
How she sits and talks about me
Folks they keep on telling me yeah
How she always talks about me

Oh I've been such a fool
Not to realize the love we had
Gonna take this chance to prove to myself
Love is not a game
You and I should feel the same

chorus
Cause I recognize the woman in you 2x

Let love free me and break these chains that bind me
It's taking me time to see it
The loving that surrounds me
I've been down on my luck before
See oh Lord I can't take no more of this pain
Now I know it's gonna be alright
Cause with you I see the light
It's this way

repeat chorus

In the corners of my mind
I can hear the voice of love
It talks about you
There's a place within my heart
Leaves me longing for the night
To vibe with you

repeat chorus

I can feel the woman, woman in you, feel woman in you
I recognize the woman in you
I can feel the woman

 

Peace Throughout The World

written by : M. Elliott, J.P. Maunick

I say a little prayer
Hoping I'll be heard
Lord help the children to find peace in their time
I look around me, it all seems so wrong
Got to find a way to make it all right

chorus
Oh oh peace peace throughout the world
Just a little peace just a little peace
Peace throughout the world

War for money war for land
Tell me how long it's going to be before we understand
People of the world
It's time we get things straight
Cause if we don't get it together
It's gonna be too late

repeat chorus

In a world where peoples' feelings don't matter
In a world where people just don't care
I search the high and low to find myself an answer
Nothing seems to matter, no one seems to care
Take a look to the future
What do you see
Twentieth century going down on it's knees
If we ever get there what would we do
Cause there won't be nothing there for me and you

Let now be the time
Let peace be the vibe
Let's join together
And we'll strive to find a new way
To see it clear where you new existence
In which we can expect
Individually achievements peace of mind
Poverty ? all men kind
Make this world a better place
To be sure ??? the human race

Peace throughout the world ooh
Oh peace mmm

In a world where peoples' feelings don't matter
In a world where people just don't care
I search the high and low to find myself an answer
Nothing seems to matter, no one seems to care
Take a look to the future
What do you see
Twentieth century going down on it's knees
If we ever get there what would we do
Cause there won't be nothing there for me and you

repeat chorus