Private Party Lyrics

India.Arie


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lindsey Brooks, Quinous Lloyd Johnson
album: No. 5 track in album Testimony, Volume 1: Life & Relationship
release date: 2006-6-21
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
length: 3:53

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[Chorus:]
I'm having a private party
Ain't nobody here but me, my angels, and my guitar, singin'
"Baby, look how far we've come, yeah"
I'm havin' a private party
Learning how to love me
Celebrating the woman I've become, yeah

I tried to call my mother, but
She didn't get where I was going
I called my boyfriend, and he said
"Call me back a little later, baby."
I hung up the phone, I felt so alone
Started to feel a little pity
That's when I realized that I
Gotta find the joy inside of me

[Chorus]

I'm gonna take off all my clothes
Look at myself in the mirror
We're gonna have a conversation
We're gonna heal the disconnection
I don't remember when it started
But this is where it's gonna end
My body is beautiful and sacred
And I'm gonna celebrate it

[Chorus]

All my life (all my life)
I've been looking for (I've been looking for)
Somebody else (else)
To make me whole (oh)
But I had to learn the hard way (oh)
True love began with me (oh)
This is not ego or vanity (oh)
I'm just celebrating me

[Chorus]

Sometimes I'm alone, but never lonely
That's what I've come to realize
I've learned to love the quiet moments
The Sunday mornings of life
Where I can reach deep down inside
Or out into the universe
I can laugh until I cry
Or I can cry away the hurt

[Chorus]

Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to me (Happy birthday to me, ooo)
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday

[Chorus x 2]

Track Listing

  • 1 Intro: Loving
  • 2 These Eyes
  • 3 The Heart of the Matter
  • 4 Good Morning
  • 5 Private Party
  • 6 There's Hope
  • 7 Interlude: Living
  • 8 India'Song
  • 9 Wings of Forgiveness
  • 10 Summer
  • 11 I Am Not My Hair
  • 12 Interlude: Great Grandmother
  • 13 Better People
  • 14 Outro: Learning
  • 15 I Choose
  • 16 Just For Today
  • 17 I Am Not My Hair (Swizz Beatz Remix)
  • 18 This Too Shall Pass