Who Sang Rules? Anita Baker

Anita Baker Giving You the Best That I Got cover art

Some other versions of "Rules"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Graeme Robertson Lamb, Phillip John Nicholl, Maggie Ryder
release date: 1988-10-17
genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul
styles: Smooth Jazz/Rhythm & Blues/Synth-pop/Soul
length: 3:53
producer: Michael J. Powell
engineer: Barney Perkins
additional engineer: Milton Chan
executive producer: Anita Baker
assistant engineer: Les Cooper, Tim Purvis, Bruce Nazarian and Fred Law
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
keyboard: Robbie Buchanan and Peter Schwartz
guitar: Paul Jackson, Jr. and Michael J. Powell
lead vocals: Anita Baker
bass: Nathan East
background vocals: Anita Baker
Love was meant to be loving
So many times we don't give, we take
Love has really no conception to this rule
Days you gave me were numbered
And as a rule they were hard to take
All it took was the number of a fool
Rules were made to be broken
So many hearts break the same way too, aw baby
I said that you ain't no exception to the rule, yes sir
Your answer begging my question
It seems I left you too late to ask
Was this really your intention
From the start
The nights you left me are empty, baby
As for the answer, they changed the past
I tried to let you explain your change of heart
How could you change your mind
Rules were made to be broken
So many hearts break the same way too, aw honey
I said that you ain't no exception to the rule
How could they say
It would be better this way?without you
When by the usual rules
I kept presuming that you would stay, baby
So many hearts break the same way too, no mister
I said that you ain't no exception to the rule
You?
Gonna get on my bad heart
Just like everybody asks you
You've gotta help baby
You've gotta help me convert, too
You better hear what I'm telling you



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