Lionel Richie - It May Be the Water Lyrics

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I look at all the things I put you through
I've often wondered how it bothered you
I know how close I came to losing you
But we managed to stay alive
I guess only the strong survive
I just gotta tell you baby

[Chorus]
Sometimes love can be so cruel
Sometimes we learn 'bout being a fool
I don't know why, girl, we've lasted so long
It may be the water
That keeps us strong

I took for granted that you'd always be there
I know it seemed at times I didn't care
I didn't know what you had given me
But with love it takes some time
But through the joy and pain, you're mine
I just gotta tell you baby

[Chorus]

It may be the water
That keeps us strong
You know that I'm so glad to say, oh baby
That it all turned out this way, ?cause you know that
It almost slipped away, oh baby
But we managed to stay alive
I guess only the strong survive
I just gotta tell you baby

[Chorus]

You know that I'm so glad to say, oh baby
That it all turned out this way, cause you know that
It almost slipped away, oh baby
But we managed to stay alive
I guess we found that only the strong survive
So I just had to tell you baby

[Chorus]

It may be the water
That keeps us strong
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Angel (Metro mix album version)
  • 2 Cinderella
  • 3 Tender Heart
  • 4 Dance the Night Away
  • 5 Tonight
  • 6 How Long
  • 7 Don’t You Ever Go Away
  • 8 Wasted Time
  • 9 Piece of My Heart
  • 10 It May Be the Water
  • 11 Here Is My Heart
  • 12 Don’t Stop the Music
  • 13 Angel (Boogieman remix-extended)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Lionel Richie, Daryl Simmons
    album: Track 10 in album Renaissance
    release date: 2000-10-16
    popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
    styles: RnB/Swing/Ballad
    length: 4:57
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 731454822329
    script: Latin