Who Sang Giving You the Best That I Got? Anita Baker

Anita Baker Giving You the Best That I Got cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Claire Louise Clarke, Lisa Bricklebank
release date: 1988-10-17
genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Smooth Jazz/Rhythm & Blues/Synth-pop/Soul
length: 4:20
producer: Michael J. Powell
engineer: Barney Perkins
additional engineer: Milton Chan
executive producer: Anita Baker
assistant engineer: Les Cooper, Fred Law, Bruce Nazarian and Tim Purvis
piano: Dean Gant
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
keyboard: Vernon Fails
lead vocals: Anita Baker
bass: Nathan East
drums (drum set): Omar Hakim
background vocals: Carl Carwell, Valerie Pinkston, Alex Brown and Angel Edwards
Ain't there something I can give you
In exchange for everything you give to me
Read my mind and make me feel just fine
When I think my peace of mind is out
of reach

The scales are sometimes unbalanced
And you bear the weight of all that has to be
I hope you see that you can lean on me
And together we can calm a stormy sea

We love so strong and so unselfishly
And I tell you now that I made a vow
I'm giving you the best that I got, baby
Yes I tell you now, that I made a vow
I'm giving you the best that I got, honey

Everybody's got opinions
About the way they think our story's gonna end
Some folks feel it's just a superficial thrill
Everybody's gonna have to think again

We love so strong and so unselfishly
They don't bother me so I'm gonna keep on
Giving you the best that I got, baby
They don't bother me, said I'm gonna keep on
Giving you the best that I got, listen baby

Somebody understands me
Somebody gave his heart to me
I stumbled my whole life long
Always on my own, now I'm home

My weary mind is rested
And I feel as if my home is in your arms
Fears are all gone, I like the sound of your song
And I think I want to sing it forever

We love so strong and so unselfishly
And I made a vow so I tell you now
I'm giving you the best that I got, baby
I bet everything on my wedding ring
I'm giving you the best that I got,
Givin' it to you baby



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Priceless
  • 2 Lead Me Into Love
  • 3 Giving You the Best That I Got
  • 4 Good Love
  • 5 Rules
  • 6 Good Enough
  • 7 Just Because
  • 8 You Belong to Me

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596082723
    script: Latin