Precious Album

Artist(s): Annie Lennox

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Annie Lennox Precious Cover Art

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Precious

length: 3:56
lyricist: Annie Lennox
composer: Annie Lennox
Precious little angel
Take a look at what you've done
Well I thought my time was over
But it's only just begun
Precious little angel
You're my own sweet turtle dove
Won't you stay with us for ever
In a bundle full of love

I was lost until you came
Precious little angel
Won't you spread your light on me
I was locked up in the darkness
Now you've come to set me free
I was covered up with sadness
I was drowned in my own tears
I've been cynical and twisted
I've been bitter all these years

I was lost until you came
I was lost until you came

And wouldn't I run a thousand miles
To be with you
And wouldn't I run a thousand miles
To be with you

Precious little angel
Tell me how can it be true
That such a gift from heaven
Has been sent for me and you
Precious little angel
Don't you worry don't you cry
When this bad old world has crumbled
I'll be standing at your side

I was lost until you came

Step by Step

length: 4:46
writer: Annie Lennox
Step by step
Bit by bit
Stone by stone yeah
Brick by brick

Step by step
Day by day
Mile by mile oooh
Now don't you slip away
Don't you go too far
'Cause when I close my eyes
I know who you are.

You are the dark emotion
That makes me hold my breath
Just like the silent water
Upon the ocean's depth.

Don't you slip away
Don't you go too far
'Cause when I close my eyes
I know who you are.

It's just the fear of falling
That makes my lose my grip
It's just the fear of falling
That makes my fingers slip.

Step by step
Bit by bit
Stone by stone yeah
Brick by brick

Step by step
Day by day
Mile by mile oooh
Go your way

Baby don't give up
You've gotta hold on to what you've got
I said baby don't give up
You've gotta keep on moving, don't stop, yeah
Just like a new excursion (I know you're hurting)
Upon an open road (I know you do)
I've got the will to take me (I know you're hurting)
Just where I want to go (don't let the bad thing get to you)

C'mon baby keep moving on
C'mon baby keep on
Keep up...

Precious (album version)

length: 5:07
lyricist: Annie Lennox
composer: Annie Lennox
Precious little angel
Take a look at what you've done
Well I thought my time was over
But it's only just begun
Precious little angel
You're my own sweet turtle dove
Won't you stay with us for ever
In a bundle full of love

I was lost until you came
Precious little angel
Won't you spread your light on me
I was locked up in the darkness
Now you've come to set me free
I was covered up with sadness
I was drowned in my own tears
I've been cynical and twisted
I've been bitter all these years

I was lost until you came
I was lost until you came

And wouldn't I run a thousand miles
To be with you
And wouldn't I run a thousand miles
To be with you

Precious little angel
Tell me how can it be true
That such a gift from heaven
Has been sent for me and you
Precious little angel
Don't you worry don't you cry
When this bad old world has crumbled
I'll be standing at your side

I was lost until you came

Why

length: 4:53
composer: Annie Lennox
lyricist: Annie Lennox
How many times do I have to try to tell you
That I'm sorry for the things I've done
But when I start to try to tell you
That's when you have to tell me
Hey, this kind of trouble's only just begun
I tell myself too many times
Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
That keep on falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Tell me

Why
Why
I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you're thinking
And I've heard it said too many times
That you'd be better off
Besides

Why can't you see this boat is sinking
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid

But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Tell me
Why
Tell me
Why
This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears

The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel?
'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
You don't know what I feel