BLOODSTYLE

Me and my baby, me and my bloodstyle, he got a hold on me. Me and my baby, me and my bloodstyle, he got a hold on me. Maybe I came for the wrong thing. Maybe I came just to break you down. I know some ladies like the thought of me breaking a man down but the real ones just know- they just know. Me and my baby, me and my bloodstyle, he got a hold on me. Stopping you was like starting the wrong way of moving on. Stopping you was moving me on. Stopping you was like starting the wrong way home but something is still getting me home. Me and my baby, me and my bloodstyle, he got a hold on me. Let me break it down for you: Stopping you was like starting the wrong way of moving on but I’m still moving on. Stopping you was like the starting the wrong way home but this mama here, she’s still getting home. Are you? Me and my baby, me and my bloodstyle, he got a hold on me.

MAGAZINE

We got your bed made, we got your lemons squeezed, we got everything here that you could ever need. We got your bed made, we got your lemons squeezed, we got everything here. How could you ever leave? I was a woman. I was a woman from a magazine. When you saw me, all about me, on the stage you said you weren’t going back home ‘til you had me. And then the next day came; I was everything you ever wanted, every piece of me worth having you were on it. I know I gave it all away but a ladies gotta know when we’re paying those games. Baby how could you go up and leave me? Baby how could you go? We got your bed made, we got your lemons squeezed, we got everything here that you could ever need. We got your bed made, we got your lemons squeezed, we got everything here. How could you ever leave? I was a woman. I was a woman from a magazine.

ALL THAT I KNOW IS (I'M YOUR BABY)

A warrior? Please, not tonight. My ladies have to wait and know that it takes time for healthy love that only you supply and feels so good all night. When there’s questions that I’m having trouble answering and for ever piece of me there’s someone having it, then there’s one thing that’s for sure: All that I know is I’m your baby. All that I know is I’m your girl. All that I know is I’m your baby now that I know it nothing here going to change. I’m coming for you. Just in case you ever slip up babe, you’re worth the consolation. You know I’d always wait. I’d never leave, no, I’d never leave. Baby I’m your babe. When my two feet underneath me aren’t so evident and my girlfriends are too quick to be questioning, all that I know is I’m your baby. All that I know is I’m your girl. All that I know is I’m your baby and now that I know it nothing here going to change. This is why I feel good, this is why I feel alright. This is why I feel good ‘cause I know that everything’s gonna be alright. All that I know is I’m your baby. All that I know is I’m your girl. All that I know is I’m your baby and now that I know it nothing here going to change.

HALF ABOUT BEING A WOMAN

My engine is running. I’m shaking in my shoes. I’m wondering what I’m going to do when you leave me, when you slip out of my car. Saying “I’m strong and this is what I want.” Could you do me one small thing? Read my mind and do what’s right. Tell me to stay. What if leaving is all good when you’re a confident man but, for a girl like me who’s doing the best that I can to not slip up, to not spit out the words that are all bundled up in my mouth, what about me? What about me turns you on? Am I what you want? Either it’s right or it’s not so I’m gonna go. I’m gonna go and I won’t tell you to stay. No, I won’t tell you to close the doors and take off my clothes, lay me down on the bed, with your hand nestled under my head. No, I won’t tell you to give in or to feel how I feel because tonight we’re doing it your way baby this is your deal. Everything you want you got and that feels good but you knew I would go. I’m gonna go. Being a woman is half about being wrong. The other half led me to be singing this song.

THE ONE THING

I was into you boy like, I thought, nothing else. You see, I keep falling too fast. I’d met no other man who had the same hands, who worked them from day until night, who worked them from holding me to picking fights. (fits of rage) Coming to my face like nothing I have ever known but fits of rage was something I could deal without so I had to let him go. You got to move on. You got to let him go. It’s never just the one thing and that’s how you know that you got to let him go. And my baby with the long hair, one of those artist types, he’s probably the finest man I’ll have ever in my lifetime. See, I’d met no other man who had the same style. But now I know it’s impossible to look that good and still have a life. (up in the Mirror) Checking out himself when he should have been up in the mirror checking out this woman waiting for him right in front of him. You got to move on. You got to let him go. It’s never just the one thing and that’s how you know that you got to let him go.

WALKING OFF STRONG

All of the time it takes to get you to call me back is all of the time that I waste but it don’t change the fact that I know deep down you’re a man who know what he wants and maybe it’s not me. And the sooner you know is the sooner you’ve made up you’re mind; saves me a bunch of time. I know deep down you’re a man who knows what he wants and it’s not me but that’s alright. I’m walking off strong. I’m walking away because I know what I want. No time for begging or asking you back. I’m walking off strong because there’s no time for negotiation or you treating me bad. I know I’m walking off strong.  Oh what a woman does, sometimes you can’t explain, but I hopped on the good damn foot and I called you again. Now I know deep down you’re a man who knows what he wants but that’s alright. I’m walking off strong. . I’m walking away because I know what I want. No time for begging or asking you back. I’m walking off strong because there’s no time for negotiation or you treating me bad. I know I’m walking off strong. If I feel lonely then I know that I’m doing the right thing. If I feel tired, then I know I’m putting the work in. If I feel useless, if I feel weak, I’ll keep moving on because I know what I need. I need to know deep down, I’m the one who knows what I want: to be a woman who is walking off strong. I’m walking away because I know what I want. No time for begging or asking you back. I’m walking off strong because there’s no time for negotiation or you treating me bad. I know I’m walking off strong.

KIND OF MAN

We were winning. We had it in the bag but we counted our chips too soon. What kind of man could have all this without giving a damn? Baby, what would you ever do? What would happen to you if I let you go? What would happen to you if I shut the door? You would not move. You would not move because that’s what apprehension does: it holds you like some evil lover. I’ll leave you and I wont look back. I’ll leave you and I won’t look back moving slow. What would happen to you if I let you go? What would happen to you if I shut the door? You’d think that what you’re doing is wrong and you’d know that I was right all along. You’d think that what you’re doing is wrong and you’d know that I was right all along. What would happen to you if I let you go? What would happen to you if I shut the door? What would happen to you?

BUY ME SOMETHING

Buy me something baby (buy me) my love ain’t free. I ain’t a gold digger, baby, but a girl’s got needs so buy me something please. I think it’s cute, you’re bohemian thing, you’re charming way of living cheap. Don’t get me wrong, you’re one hell of a guy. I respect what you got going, but, baby, hear me. I need a man who can show me how he feels! To lay me down after a night on the town with out splitting the bill! Buy me something baby (buy me) my love ain’t free. I ain’t a gold digger, baby, but a girl’s got needs to buy me something please. Listen up baby, I don’t need no diamond ring or a house or a private jet or a bathtub with golden feet. I’m just looking for something to eat! Don’t get me wrong ‘cause I know what all the feminists think. Just ‘cause I’m strong, an independent woman, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy me something baby (buy me) my love ain’t cheap. Just a gesture of affection, that’s all I need, so buy me something please.

CHILD OF MOVING ON

I thought I forgot you. I thought I forgot the way you looked at me. But you got it all when you left me behind, when you let me go. But now I’m back. I’m back here to let you know that what you did ain’t something I can let go of. I am the child of moving on. Honey I swore no more prayers, no more tears, and no more songs. I had to give it up ‘cause you had the style (I’ll give you that), you had the eyes (I’ll give you that), you had it all but now it’s gone and I went out right with it baby. Every day you call and every day you pick up your phone, it is killing me. I am a child of moving on. I am a kind of child that is giving you the benefit of the doubt; the kind of child that is roughing it, sitting on down here and working it all out; the kind that is building the wall and catching your fall. After all, it’s clear there’s something good here and I am the child of moving on. Honey, I swore I would never write another song; I would never say another prayer; I would never give another look baby. I had to give it up ‘cause you had the style (I’ll give you that), you had the eyes (I’ll give you that), you had it all but then you went and you gave it on up and now I am the kind of child that is giving you the benefit of a doubt; the kind of child that is roughing it, sitting on down here and working it all out; the kind that is building the wall and catching your fall. After all, it’s clear there’s something good here and I am the child of moving on.