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The Thing About Love – Alicia Keys

 

“The Thing About Love”

Love
Love will come find you
Just to remind you
Of who you are

Oh love
It will forsake you
Threaten to break you
Take what you got

Everybody laughs
Everybody cries
Sure it could hurt you baby
But give it a little try
See that’s the thing about love

Friends
Sometimes will blind you
Sneak up behind you
You cant give enough

Then life
It will embrace you
Totally amaze you
So you don’t give up

Everybody laughs
Everybody cries
Sure it could hurt you baby

But give it a little try
See that’s the thing about love

Don’t tell me that I’m not the only that’s going through it all
Oh sometimes I feel like I’m the only that’s going through it all
But its time
Oh its time
For me to shine
Hey
Its my time
Oh its time
For me to shine

Its my time
Said its my time
For me to shine
Its my time
Its bout time
For me to shine

Everybody laughs
Everybody cries
Sure it could hurt u baby
But give it a little try
That’s the thing about love
That’s the thing about love
That’s the thing about
That’s the thing about love

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Never Let You Go – BOB

“Never Let You Go”
(feat. Ryan Tedder)

They can take these clothes off my back
They can take my money
Don’t care about that
Let ’em take my words
They’re all I’ve got
They can have this fame
It ain’t worth a lot
Only thing I know is I’ll never let you go

As she takes the stand
By the look in her eyes I can tell that’s she knows
That she’s holding the fate of my world in her hands, damn
Fo’ real
This was never the plan
It was never intended for her to end up the defendant
And I guess it just happened by chance, damn
And you hope
You hopin’ that a miracle happens
You pray that the Judge doesn’t bang that gavel
So you can go back and avoid a disaster
And you could still be holding her hand
Like the last note of the saddest song
We’re like the last word at the end of the poem
You know, there’s nothing worse than being alone
It’s funny how you never know what you got ‘til it’s gone

They can take these clothes off my back
They can take my money
Don’t care about that (no)
Let ’em take my words (take my words)
It’s all I’ve got
They can have this fame
It ain’t worth a lot
Only thing I know is I’ll never let you go

Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go (go)
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go

What’s the one thing in this life that you live for?
Who do you know in the world you would die for? (yeah)
Who would lie for? (yeah)
Who if they committed a crime you would stop on a dime and do time for? (ha)
Cuz it was me she would ride for (ride for)
And that was her that I cried for (cried for)
Now I’d give it all away to get her back
Cuz she ain’t free, no, this ain’t no July 4th
Yea, no, it don’t sound logical (huh)
But there’s some things in this life that you gotta do (god)
Brother, one thing in this world that got to you (yeah)
I’d let it all go but I ain’t dropping you

They can take these clothes off my back (clothes)
They can take my money
Don’t care about that (that)
Let ’em take my words
It’s all I’ve got (It’s all I’ve got)
They can have this fame
It ain’t worth a lot
Only thing I know is I’ll never let you go

Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go (go)
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go

It might be wrong or it might be right
But there’s no looking back and we won’t sleep tonight
We’re living while we’re young and this is worth the fight
Even if I lost it all

They can take these clothes off my back (clothes)
They can take my money
Don’t care about that (that)
Let ’em take my words
It’s all I’ve got (It’s all I’ve got)
They can have this fame
It ain’t worth a lot
Only thing I know is I’ll never let you go

Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go (go)
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
No, never gonna let you go
Won’t let you go
Never gonna let you go

Mr Man – Alicia Keys ft Jimmy Cozier

“Mr. Man”
(feat. Jimmy Cozier)

[Jimmy Cozier]
Somethin’ about the way you smiled at me juss drove me wild
Wish I could know if your alone, don’t wanna cramp your style
But I cannot deny the feel that I feel when I look straight into your eyes
Feel my heart beating fast for a challenge may arise

I wanna know if you feel the way I do (I do)
I wanna know if theres a chance for me and you (and you)
If theres no way, meet at the bar and you say can’t (you can’t)
Cuz I don’t wanna be, I don’t wanna be. I don’t wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man,
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man, unfair

[Verse 2:]
[Alicia Keys]
Like the way you’ve given me attention through the nite
Maybe I’ve had too much remy, my man’s right by my side
Everytime I catch you watchin’ me I feel somethin’ down my spine
I’ll play the game, it’s just for fun and only for tonite

I wanna know what makes you feel the way you do (you do)
I think you hopin’ theres a chance for me and you (and you)
Should I meet you at the bar and say we can’t? (we can’t)
Cause i don’t wanna be, i don’t wanna be, i don’t wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man,
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man

[Bridge:]
[Alicia]
I know all you wanna know is answers
[Jimmy]
Cuz you could give me what I need
[Alicia]
We both know that we’re attracted
Should we let our desires lead?

I wanna know if you feel the way I do (I do)
I wanna know if theres a chance for me and you (and you)
Cuz I don’t wanna be, I don’t wanna be. I don’t wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man,
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man, unfair

I wanna know what makes you feel the way you do (you do)
I think you hopin’ theres a chance for me and you (and you)
Should I meet you at the bar and say we can’t? (we can’t)
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man,
Unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man, unfair to Mr. Man

Dark Horse – Katy Perry – Lingua Italiana

A translation, for a friend. Repost.

Sapevo che eri
Stavi andando vieni da me
E qui si è
Ma è meglio scegliere con attenzione
Perche ‘sono capaci di tutto
Di tutto e di più

Fai di me la tua Afrodite
Mi Fai la tua unica e sola
Non me il tuo nemico , il tuo nemico , il tuo nemico fare

Così si vuole giocare con la magia
Ragazzo , si dovrebbe sapere whatcha cadere per
Bambino non avete il coraggio di fare questo
Perché io vengo atcha come un cavallo scuro
Sei pronto per , pronto per
Una tempesta perfetta , perfetta tempesta
Causa una volta che sei mio, una volta che sei mio
C’è non si torna indietro

Le mie parole
Questo amore vi farà levitare
Come un uccello
Come un uccello senza gabbia
Ma i piedi per terra
Se si sceglie di andare via , non andare via

E ‘ nel palmo della tua mano ora baby
E ‘un sì o un no , no forse
Quindi, per essere sicuro prima di darlo a me
Fino a me , dare a me

Così si vuole giocare con la magia
Ragazzo , si dovrebbe sapere whatcha cadere per
Bambino non avete il coraggio di fare questo
Perché io vengo atcha come un cavallo scuro
Sei pronto per , pronto per
Una tempesta perfetta , perfetta tempesta
Causa una volta che sei mio, una volta che sei mio
C’è non si torna indietro

[ Juicy J – Rap Verse ]
Lei è una bestia
La chiamo Karma
Lei mangiare il vostro cuore
Come Jeffrey Dahmer
Fate attenzione
Cercate di non portare la sua su
Il cuore di Shawty era sugli steroidi
Causa il suo amore era così forte
Si può cadere in amore
Quando la incontri
Se ne avete la possibilità è meglio mantenere la sua
Lei giura per esso, ma se si rompe il cuore
Lei girare freddo come un freezer
Quella fiaba che termina con un cavaliere in armatura brillante
Può essere la mia bella addormentata
Io sono gon ‘ ha messa in coma
Woo !
Accidenti penso io l’amo
Shawty così male
Sono spuntati e non mi interessa
Lei mi ha preso come un ottovolante
Girare la camera da letto in una fiera
Il suo amore è come una droga
Ero tryna colpito e chiuderlo
Ma lil’mama così droga
Ho fatto un casino in giro , ma ho assuefatto

Così si vuole giocare con la magia
Ragazzo , si dovrebbe sapere whatcha cadere per
Bambino non avete il coraggio di fare questo
Perché io vengo atcha come un cavallo scuro
Sei pronto per , pronto per
Una tempesta perfetta , perfetta tempesta
Causa una volta che sei mio, una volta che sei mio
C’è non si torna indietro

Fool in Love – Rihanna

Mama, I found a man
Who loves me and understands
Papa, he’s quite a man
He adores me, he’s my biggest fan
And don’t get me wrong,
I know he’s not perfect in your eyes
But somehow he’s flawless in mine

And you may tell me to run, run now
But I can’t do that
We’re too far down the hole
He’s got a hold on my soul

So I guess I’m a fool
I’m a fool in love
But I’m willing to stay here
And bask in the glory of his heart
I guess I’m a fool in love
But I’m willing to look so stupid
Till I’ve had enough

Mama, don’t judge me now
I’m not trying to hurt you
I know this won’t make you proud
Papa, did I let you down?
Are you ashamed of how your little girl turned out?

You’ll see a monster
I see a smile
You say it’s danger
And I’m in denial
But somehow I feel so safe right now

So I guess I’m a fool
I’m a fool in love
But I’m willing to stay here
And bask in the glory of his heart
I guess I’m a fool in love
But I’m willing to look so stupid
Till I’ve had enough

Cry – Rihanna

This song is a lot easier to listen to after getting over the past. Love RiRi ~~

okay

I’m not the type to get my heart broken
I’m not the type to get upset and cry
’cause I never leave my heart open
Never hurts me to say goodbye
Relationships don’t get deep to me
Never got the whole in love thing
And someone can say they love me truly
But at the time it didn’t mean a thing

[Chorus:]
My mind is gone, I’m spinning round
And deep inside, my tears I’ll drown
I’m losing grip, what’s happening
I stray from love, this is how I feel
This time was different
Felt like, I was just a victim
And it cut me like a knife
When you walked out of my life
Now I’m, in this condition
And I’ve, got all the symptoms
Of a girl with a broken heart
But no matter what you’ll never see me cry

Did it happen when we first kissed?
’cause it’s hurting me to let it go
Maybe ’cause we spent so much time
And I know that it’s no more
I should’ve never let you hold me baby
Maybe why I’m sad to see us apart
I didn’t give to you on purpose
Can’t figure out how you stole my heart

[Chorus]

How did I get here with you, I’ll never know?
I never meant to let it get so, personal
And after all I tried to do, to stay away from loving you
I’m broken hearted, I can’t let you know
And I won’t let it show
You won’t see me cry

[x2]
This time was different
Felt like, I was just a victim
And it cut me like a knife
When you walked out of my life
Now I’m, in this condition
And I’ve, got all the symptoms
Of a girl with a broken heart
But no matter what you’ll never see me cry

All my life…

112 at Trak Lounge Bar

We’re kind of showing our age when we get excited about 112 performing and then struggle to make it out Sunday night for an 11pm performance at Trak Lounge Bar.

112 is ol’skool R&B from the 90’s and I think have been around since 1996. Their track ‘Peaches and Cream’ and ‘Dance with Me’ were definitely the most popular songs from their album and would always be playing in the club on an R&B night.

Back in the 90’s, these songs seemed much more innocent to me than I realise today. I literally thought they were singing about peaches and cream, just cos it was fun and catchy. I didn’t really know the meaning behind all the lyrics. 😮

peaches&cream

We had dinner first at Romeo’s on Toorak because it was close by to Trak Lounge. It has a funky casual interior design and the serving sizes are pretty big there. The staff there are super friendly and attentive and the food comes out quite quickly too. It so happen that our bill came to $112 for the night. Coincidence much?

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It was good we got in early to Trak because we managed to get a spot quite close to the stage. It took a while for them to get out on stage and the vibe was mellowing out a little after having some technical difficulties with the mic and speakers. Keep in mind most of the people in this room were probably in their mid-late 20’s to mid 30’s. It’s a fair effort to be out late on a Sunday night.

We didn’t really know what to expect when we bought the tickets, but the venue was packed out and it turned out to be an awesome night. Especially listening to all the old school tracks again brought back good memories. It was an awesome GNO.

Check out my Instagram for some short video clips of 112 performing at Trak

http://instagram.com/lelianlove#