A Brand New Me Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra A Brand New Me Cover Art

Tracklist

Think

length: 2:54
producer: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
conductor: Robin Smith and Steve Sidwell
piano: Pete Murray and Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Ryan Quigley, Wayne Jackson, Simon Gardiner and Paul Spong
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Greg Field and Peter Cobbin
bass: Steve Pearce and Jerry Jemmott
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Valerie Pinkston, The Sweet Inspirations, Lynne Fiddmont, Patti Austin and Ledisi
organ: Spooner Oldham
guitar: Tim Cansfield, Tommy Cogbill and Jimmy Johnson
percussion: Danny Cummings
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers, Andrew Love, Graeme Blevins and Jamie Talbot
trombone: Nigel Barr, Andy Wood and Alistair White
strings arranger: Robin Smith
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges, Martin Williams and Floyd Newman
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins and Ralph Salmins
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: Aretha Franklin, Ted White

You better think (think)
Think about what you're trying to do to me
Think (think, think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

Let's go back, let's go back
Let's go way on back when
I didn't even know you
You couldn't have been too much more than ten (just a child)
I ain't no psychiatrist, I ain't no doctor with degrees
It don't take too much high IQ's
To see what you're doing to me

You better think (think)
Think about what you're trying to do to me
Yeah, think (think, think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

Oh, freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom)
Oh, freedom, yeah, freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom)
Freedom, oh freedom

Hey, think about it, think about it

There ain't nothing you could ask
I could answer you but I won't (I won't)
I was gonna change, but I'm not
To keep doing things I don't

You better think (think)
Think about what you're trying to do to me
Think (think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

People walking around everyday
Playing games, taking score
Trying to make other people lose their minds
Ah, be careful you don't lose yours, oh

Think (think)
Think about what you're trying to do to me, ooh
Think (think)
Let your mind go, let yourself be free

You need me (need me)
And I need you (don't you know)
Without each other there ain't nothing people can do, oh

Think about it, baby (What are you trying to do me)
Yeah, oh baby, think about it now, yeah
(Think about, ah me, think about, ah me)
(Think about, ah me, think about, ah me)
Oh, come on, baby

Don't Play That Song (You Lied)

length: 2:56
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Graham Harvey and Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Paul Spong, Ryan Quigley and Simon Gardiner
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and Tommy McClure
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Patti Austin, Ledisi, Valerie Pinkston, Lynne Fiddmont, Brenda Bryant, Margaret Branch and Almeda Lattimore
guitar: Charlie Freeman, Buzz Feiten and Tim Cansfield
additional keyboard: Jim Dickinson and Michael Utley
tenor saxophone: Jamie Talbot and Graeme Blevins
trombone: Nigel Barr, Alistair White and Andy Wood
strings arranger: Chris Walden
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Sammy Creason
brass arranger: Chris Walden
editor: Cécile Tournesac and Kirsty Whalley
additional arranger: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: Betty Nelson, Ahmet Ertegun
Don't play that song for me
'Cause it brings back memories
The days that I once knew
The days that I spent with you

Oh no, don't let em play it (oh no)
It fills my heart with pain (it hurts)
Please, stop it right away
'Cause I remember just what he said

He said darlin' (darlin' I)
And I know that he lied (oh, he lied)
You know that you lied (oh, he lied to me)
You know that you lied, lied, you lied (to me)

Hey mister, don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
I can't stand it
Don't play it no more (no more), no more (no more), no more, whoa-whoa (can't stand it)

I remember on our first date (ooh)
He kissed me and he walked away (ooh)
I was only seventeen (ooh)
I'd never dream he'd be so mean (ooh)

He told me darling (darling, I love you)
Baby, baby, you lied (oh, did I need you)
You, you lied (darling, I love you)
You know that you lied (you lied), lied (you lied), lied (to me)

Oh-oh-oh, you lied (darling I love you)
You know that you lied, yeah (darling, I need you)
You know I know you lied (darling, I love you)

Darling, you lied (you lied) you lied (you lied) you lied, go on and hurt me
You lied (to me)
Oh, whoa-oh, you lied

Oh, baby don't play it no more (don't play it no more)
Don't do it, don't play it no more (for me), no more (for me)
I can't stand it no more (don't play it no more)

Oh hey, don't play it no more (don't play it no more)

I Say a Little Prayer

length: 4:18
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Robin Smith
piano: Aretha Franklin and Graham Harvey
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Greg Field and Peter Cobbin
bass: Steve Pearce and Jerry Jemmott
background vocals: Patti Austin, Lynne Fiddmont, Ledisi, The Sweet Inspirations and Valerie Pinkston
guitar: Tim Cansfield and Tommy Cogbill
strings arranger: Robin Smith
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins and Ralph Salmins
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
additional arranger: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
composer: Burt Bacharach
lyricist: Hal David
The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
While combing my hair, now
And wondering what dress to wear, now
I say a little prayer for you

Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only be heartbreak for me

I run for the bus, dear
While riding I think of us, dear
I say a little prayer for you
At work I just take time
And all through my coffee break-time
I say a little prayer for you

Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only be heartbreak for me
Nobody but me

Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only be heartbreak for me

My darling, believe me (believe me)
For me there is no one
But you
Please love me, too
I'm in love with you
(Answer my prayer) answer my prayer babe
(Answer my prayer) say you love me too
(Answer my prayer) answer my prayer babe
(Answer my prayer) yeah

And forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart
And I will love you
Forever and ever we never will part
Oh, how I'll love you
Together, together, that's how it must be
To live without you
Would only be heartbreak for me
Oh, nobody but me

My darling, believe me
For me there is no one
But you
Please love me, too
This is my prayer (answer my prayer)
Answer my prayer now, babe (answer my prayer babe)
This is my prayer (answer my prayer)
Answer it right now, babe (answer my prayer babe)
Say you love me, too
This is my prayer, babe (answer my prayer)
I'm in love with you (answer my prayer babe)

Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I'm Gonna Do)

length: 3:30
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Robin Smith
piano: Aretha Franklin and Pete Murray
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Greg Field and Peter Cobbin
bass: Steve Pearce and Chuck Rainey
background vocals: Margaret Branch, Pat Smith, Patti Austin, Ledisi, Valerie Pinkston, Lynne Fiddmont and Ann S. Clark
organ: Richard Tee
guitar: Tim Cansfield and Hugh McCracken
percussion: Danny Cummings
synthesizer: Ken Bichel
strings arranger: Robin Smith
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
electric piano: Pete Murray and Donny Hathaway
editor: Cécile Tournesac and Kirsty Whalley
solo flute: Joe Farrell
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: Morris Broadnax, Stevie Wonder, Clarence Paul
Though you don't call anymore
I sit and wait in vain
I guess I'll rap on your door (your door)
Tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
I wanna tell you, baby
Changes I've been going through (ooh)
Missing you, listen, you
'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do

Why did you have to decide
You had to set me free?
I'm gonna swallow my pride (my pride)
I'm gonna beg you to please, baby, please see me (you never want to see me)
I'm gonna walk by myself
Just to prove that my love is true (ooh)
All for you, baby
'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do

Living for you, my dear
Is like living in a world of constant tears
Hear my plea (hear my plea)
I've got to make you see (make you see)
That our love is dying (our love is dying)

Although your phone you ignore
Somehow I must, somehow I must, somehow I must explain
I'm gonna rap on your door (your door)
Tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
I'm gonna camp by your steps
Until I get through to you (ooh)
I've got to change your view, baby
'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do
'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do
'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do

I'm gonna rap on your door (tap on)
Tap on your window pane (tap on)
Open, open out baby, I'm gonna rap on your door (tap on)
Tap on your, tap on your (tap on)
Tap on your, tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
I'm gonna rap on your door (tap on)
I'm gonna tap on your window pane (tap on)
Open out, baby

A Brand New Me

length: 4:19
producer: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Aretha Franklin and Graham Harvey
trumpet: Ryan Quigley, Simon Gardiner and Paul Spong
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and Eric Gale
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Ledisi, Patti Austin, The Sweet Inspirations, Valerie Pinkston and Lynne Fiddmont
organ: Donny Hathaway
guitar: Hugh McCracken and Tim Cansfield
tenor saxophone: Jamie Talbot and Graeme Blevins
trombone: Andy Wood, Nigel Barr and Alistair White
strings arranger: Chris Walden
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Al Jackson, Jr.
brass arranger: Chris Walden
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: Theresa Bell, Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble
This is my same old coat
These are my same old shoes
It was the same old me
With a same old blues
Oh, then you touched my life
Just by holding my hand
And when I look in the mirror
I see a brand new girl, oh me
Just because of you (just because of you boy)
Just because of you, woah
Just becasue of you (just because of you boy
Just because of you

I've got the same old friends
And they've got the same old shins
I tell the same old jokes
And I get the same old grins
But now the joke is on you
It happened somehow with you
Everyday of my life
I'm as fresh as morning dew

Just because of you (just because of you boy)
Just because of you, woah
Just becasue of you, oh (just because of you boy)
Just because of you

I go to the same old places (same old)
I see the same old faces
I look at the same old sky (same old)
See it all with a brand new light
I got brand new boy (brand new)
And I got me a brand new smile
Since I found you baby
I got me a brand new star

Just because of you (just because of you boy)
Just because of you, woah
I feel good
Just becasue of you, oh (just because of you boy)
Just because of you
Oh I feel good
Just because of you, hey (just because of you boy)
Just because of you, yes I do
Just because of you, just because of you
Oh, just because of you boy, yeah
Just because of you, hey
Just because of you, boy, just because, because, because of you
(Just because of you, boy, ooh boy)
(Just because of you, boy, ooh boy)
(Just because of you, boy, ooh boy)

A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)

length: 3:36
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Pete Murray and Spooner Oldham
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Greg Field and Peter Cobbin
bass: Steve Pearce and Tommy Cogbill
background vocals: Carolyn Franklin, Patti Austin, Ledisi, Valerie Pinkston, Lynne Fiddmont, Erma Franklin and The Sweet Inspirations
guitar: Tim Cansfield
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Gene Chrisman
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
orchestrator: Chris Walden
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
composer: Carole King
writer: Jerry Wexler
lyricist: Gerry Goffin
Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel so uninspired
And when I knew I had to face another day
Lord, it made me feel so tired
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But your the key to my peace of mind

'Cause you make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like
A natural woman (woman)

When my soul was in the lost and found
You came along to claim it
I didn't know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it
Now I'm no longer doubtful, of what I'm living for
And if I make you happy I don't need to do more

'Cause you make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like
A natural woman (woman)

Oh, baby, what you've done to me (what you've done to me)
You make me feel so good inside (good inside)
And I just want to be, close to you (want to be)
You make me feel so alive

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like
A natural woman (woman)

You make me feel
You make me feel
You make me feel like a natural woman (woman)

You make me feel
You make me feel

Angel

length: 4:42
producer: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
conductor: Steve Sidwell and Robin Smith
piano: Pete Murray
trumpet: Matt Holland and Adam Linsley
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Greg Field and Peter Cobbin
bass: Steve Pearce
alto saxophone: Ben Castle
background vocals: Shèna Winchester, Andy Caine, Miriam Grey, Patti Austin, Ledisi, Lynne Fiddmont and Valerie Pinkston
guitar: Tim Cansfield
tenor saxophone: Chris White
trombone: Neil Sidwell
baritone saxophone: Claire McInerney
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins
brass arranger: Richard Cottle
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
orchestrator: Robin Smith and Chris Walden
solo alto saxophone: Phil Woods
solo tenor saxophone: Joe Farrell
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: Carolyn Franklin, Sonny Sanders
I got a call the other day
It was my sister Carolyn, saying
"Aretha, come by when you can
I've got something that I wanna say"
And when I got there, she said
"You know rather than go through a long drawn out thing
I think the melody on the box will help me explain"

Gotta find me an angel
To fly away with me
Gotta find me an angel
Ooh and set me free

My heart is without a home
I don't want to be alone
I gotta find me an angel
In my life, in my life
Too long have I loved
So unattached within
So much that I know
That I need somebody so
So I'll just go on
Hoping that I find me someone
Gotta find me an angel
In my life, in my life

I know there must be someone
Somewhere for me
Oh, I've lived too long
Without the love of someone
And there's no misery
Oh oh, like the misery
I feel in me

Gotta find me an angel
In my life
(You'll meet him, now don't you worry)
In my life
(Keep looking and just keep cooking)
In my life
(He'll be there, now don't you worry)
In my life

Border Song (Holy Moses)

length: 3:24
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Pete Murray and Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Ryan Quigley, Paul Spong and Simon Gardiner
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and Chuck Rainey
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Patti Austin, Ledisi, Valerie Pinkston, Lynne Fiddmont, The Sweet Inspirations, J. Ralph Bailey, Ronnie Bright and Sammy Turner
organ: Pete Murray and Billy Preston
guitar: Cornell Dupree and Tim Cansfield
tenor saxophone: Graeme Blevins and Jamie Talbot
trombone: Alistair White, Andy Wood and Nigel Barr
strings arranger: Steve Sidwell
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas and Ralph Salmins
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Cécile Tournesac and Kirsty Whalley
additional arranger: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
lyricist: Bernie Taupin
composer: Elton John
Holy Moses, I have been removed
I have seen the specter, he has been here, too
Distant cousin from down the line
Brand of people who ain't my kind
Holy Moses, I have been removed

Holy Moses, I have been deceived
Now the wind has changed direction
I think I'll have to leave
Won't you please excuse my frankness
But it's not my cup of tea
Holy Moses, I have been deceived, yes, I have now

I'm going back to the border (going back)
Where my affairs, (going back) my affairs ain't been abused (going back)
I can't take any more bad water
I've been poisoned from my head down to my shoes
Yes, I have

Holy Moses, I have been removed
Holy, holy, holy Moses, can we live in peace?
Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease
There's a man standing over there
What's his color, do you care?

Holy, holy, holy, holy Moses, can we live in peace?
Lord, help me now (holy, holy, holy Moses)
Can we live in peace?
Oh, holy Moses, can we live
I wonder can we, can we, can we live
In peace?

Let It Be

length: 3:34
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Robin Smith and Steve Sidwell
piano: Aretha Franklin and Pete Murray
trumpet: Simon Gardiner, Ryan Quigley and Paul Spong
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Greg Field and Peter Cobbin
bass: Steve Pearce and David Hood
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Ledisi, Lynne Fiddmont, Patti Austin and Valerie Pinkston
organ: Barry Beckett
guitar: Jimmy Johnson, Tim Cansfield, Eddie Hinton and Jerry Weaver
percussion: Danny Cummings
tenor saxophone: Graeme Blevins and Jamie Talbot
trombone: Andy Wood, Nigel Barr and Alistair White
strings arranger: Robin Smith
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Roger Hawkins
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
additional arranger: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom (words of wisdom)
Let it be

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer
Let it be
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom (words of wisdom)
Let it be (let it be)

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow
Let it be
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

Yeah, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, leave it alone
Let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be (let it be)

People Get Ready

length: 4:03
producer: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Pete Murray and Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman, Simon Gardiner, Paul Spong, Ryan Quigley and Bernie Glow
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and Tommy Cogbill
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
flute: Frank Wess
background vocals: Carolyn Franklin, Valerie Pinkston, Ledisi, Patti Austin, Lynne Fiddmont and The Sweet Inspirations
organ: Spooner Oldham
guitar: Bobby Womack and Tim Cansfield
tenor saxophone: Seldon Powell, Frank Wess, Jamie Talbot, Graeme Blevins and King Curtis
trombone: Alistair White, Andy Wood and Nigel Barr
bass trombone: Tony Studd
strings arranger: Steve Sidwell
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry and Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Roger Hawkins
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Cécile Tournesac and Kirsty Whalley
additional arranger: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
composer: Curtis Mayfield
lyricist: Curtis Mayfield
I believe
I believe
I believe
I do believe

People get ready, there's a train comin' (ooh)
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All we need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket, well just thank the Lord
(Thank the Lord, ooh, ohh)

People get ready, for the train to Jordan
It's picking up passengers from coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board 'em
There's hope for all among his loved the most

I believe
I believe
I believe
I do believe

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner (sinner)
Whom would hurt all mankind just to save his own
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there is no hiding place against the kingdom's throne
There is no hiding place against the kingdom's throne

So people get ready, there's a train comin'
You don't need no ticket, we'll just get on board
All you need is faith, yeah, to hear those diesels hummin'
You don't need no baggage, you just
We'll just thank the Lord

Oh, we'll just thank the Lord
Thank the Lord
Thank the Lord

I tell you, you don't need no ticket, we'll just
We'll just thank the Lord
I said, we'll thank the Lord
Oh, thank the Lord
Thank the Lord

(Get on, get all on board)
Oh, I'll thank you because I'm living
(Get on, get all on board)
I thank you everyday because I'm here

Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby)

length: 4:18
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Robin Smith and Steve Sidwell
piano: Aretha Franklin and Pete Murray
trumpet: Paul Spong, Simon Gardiner and Ryan Quigley
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Eric Gale and Steve Pearce
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Lynne Fiddmont, Valerie Pinkston, Ledisi, Patti Austin and The Sweet Inspirations
organ: Donny Hathaway
guitar: Hugh McCracken and Tim Cansfield
tenor saxophone: Graeme Blevins and Jamie Talbot
trombone: Nigel Barr, Andy Wood and Alistair White
strings arranger: Robin Smith
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Al Jackson, Jr.
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
composer: Jim Doris
lyricist: Jim Doris
To make you laugh, I would be a fool for you
Although the people turn and stare
I really don't care
I would give my everything to keep you, boy
It breaks my heart when you're not there

I'll stage a ballet on a tabletop
Command performance finger size
And although I ain't got no tune
My show ain't gonna fly
I'll find the music there in your eyes

Oh me, oh my, I'm a fool for you baby (baby now)
(Fool for you) Oh me oh my (I)
I am crazy (crazy baby)
Oh me, oh my (me oh my)
Yeah I'm a fool for you baby
C'mon let your love light shine on me
(Shine on me)

We'll blow a genie from a cigarette
And then we'll take a magic carpet ride
Yes we will
And we'll tell our smokey friend, hey don't you forget
Because you've got to keep us side by side, yeah

Oh me, oh my (oh me, oh my)
I am a fool for you baby (be your)
Oh me, oh my, (I)
You know that I am (crazy) crazy baby
(Crazy baby) yes you do (crazy baby)
Oh me, oh my (oh me, oh my)
Whoa-oh I'm a fool (fool) for ya baby
(Need your)
Come on let your love light shine on me
(Shine on me)
Would you do that (on me)
Come on let your love light shine
Just a little bit (shine) on me

Oh lover let your love light
Shine on me (shine on me)
Oh hear me now
Oh me, me oh my
I'm a fool oh, for ya baby (now)

Oh me oh my (I)
You know that I'm crazy baby

You’re All I Need to Get By

length: 3:59
producer: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Aretha Franklin and Pete Murray
trumpet: Ryan Quigley, Simon Gardiner and Paul Spong
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and Eric Gale
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Ledisi, Patti Austin, The Sweet Inspirations, Valerie Pinkston and Lynne Fiddmont
organ: Donny Hathaway
guitar: Hugh McCracken and Tim Cansfield
tenor saxophone: Jamie Talbot and Graeme Blevins
trombone: Andy Wood, Nigel Barr and Alistair White
strings arranger: Steve Sidwell
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Al Jackson, Jr.
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
Like the sweet morning dew,
I took one look at you,
And it was plain to see you were my destiny.
With my arms open wide, I threw away my pride.
I'll sacrifice for you dedicate my life for you.
I will go where you lead always there in time of need.
And when I lose my will you'll be there to push me up the hill.
There's no, no looking back for us, we got love sure 'nough, that's enough.
You're all, you're all I need to get by.

Like an eagle protects his nest for you I'll do my best,
Stand by you like a tree, dare anybody to try and move me.
Darlin' in you I found strength where I was torn down
Don't know what's in store but together we can open any door.
Just to do what's good for you and inspire you a little higher.
I know you can make a man out of a soul that didn't have a goal.
'Cause we, we got the right foundation and with love and determination.
You're all, you're all I want to strive for and do a little more.
All, all the joys under the sun wrapp'd up into one.

Son of a Preacher Man

length: 3:29
producer: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Aretha Franklin and Pete Murray
trumpet: Ryan Quigley, Simon Gardiner and Paul Spong
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and David Hood
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Ledisi, Patti Austin, The Sweet Inspirations, Valerie Pinkston and Lynne Fiddmont
organ: Barry Beckett
guitar: Eddie Hinton, Tim Cansfield and Jimmy Johnson
tenor saxophone: Jamie Talbot and Graeme Blevins
trombone: Nigel Barr, Alistair White and Andy Wood
strings arranger: Steve Sidwell
baritone saxophone: Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Roger Hawkins
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Kirsty Whalley and Cécile Tournesac
additional arranger: Nick Patrick and Don Reedman
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
writer: John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
Billy Ray was a preacher's son
And when his daddy would visit he'd come along
When they gathered around the parlour talkin'
That's when Billy would take me walkin'
Through the backyard we'd go walkin'
Then he'd look into my eyes
Lord knows, to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (hallelujah)

Bein' good isn't always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin' to me
He'd kiss 'n tell me "Everything is all right" (sock it to me)
"Baby, baby everything is all right" (sock it to me)
Can I sneak away again tonight, now?

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man (I tell you that)
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (hallelujah)

How well I remember
The look that was in his eyes
Stealin' kisses from me on the sly
Takin' time to make time
Tellin' me that he's all mine
Learnin' from each other's knowin'
Lookin' to see how much we've grown and

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man (I tell you that)
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, oh he was (hallelujah)

Hallelujah, son of a preacher man
Hallelujah, for the son
Son of a preacher man
Hallelujah, son of a preacher man

Hallelujah, for the son
Son of a preacher man
He's only boy, yes he is, who could ever reach me
Son of a preacher man
He's only boy who could ever teach me
Son of a preacher man

Respect

length: 2:37
producer: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
conductor: Steve Sidwell
piano: Pete Murray and Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Paul Spong, Ryan Quigley and Simon Gardiner
orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: Peter Schwier
recording engineer: Peter Cobbin and Greg Field
bass: Steve Pearce and Tommy Cogbill
alto saxophone: Nigel Hitchcock
background vocals: Patti Austin, Ledisi, Valerie Pinkston, Lynne Fiddmont, Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin
organ: Spooner Oldham
guitar: Tim Cansfield and Jimmy Johnson
percussion: Danny Cummings
tenor saxophone: Graeme Blevins, King Curtis, Charles Chalmers and Jamie Talbot
trombone: Nigel Barr, Andy Wood and Alistair White
strings arranger: Steve Sidwell
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges and Martin Williams
drums (drum set): Ralph Salmins and Roger Hawkins
cornet: Melvin Lastie
brass arranger: Steve Sidwell
editor: Cécile Tournesac and Kirsty Whalley
additional arranger: Don Reedman and Nick Patrick
assistant producer background vocals producer: Greg Field
composer: Otis Redding
lyricist: Otis Redding
What you want
Baby, I got it
What you need
Do you know I got it?
All I'm askin'
Is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(Just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong 'cause I don't wanna
All I'm askin'
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah, baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

Ooh, your kisses
Sweeter than honey
And guess what?
So is my money
All I want you to do for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re, re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re, re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB
Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of fools (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(Re, re, re, re) when you come home
(Re, re, re, re) 'spect
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)