Evolution Album

Artist(s): Boyz II Men

Cover Art

Boyz II Men Evolution Cover Art

Tracklist

Doin’ Just Fine

length: 5:31
producer: Shawn Stockman
mixer: Shawn Stockman and Jim Hinger
recording engineer: Jim Hinger
co-producer: Boyz II Men
assistant recording engineer: Mike Long
composer: Shawn Stockman
lyricist: Shawn Stockman

There was a time when I thought life was over and out
When you went away from me
My dying heart made it hard to breathe
Would sit in my room
Because I didn't want to
Have to go out
And see you walking by
One look and I'd break right down and cry
Now you say that you made a big mistake
Never meant to take your love away
But you can save your tired apologies
'Cause it may seem hard to believe, but


Chorus:
I'm doin' just fine
Getting along very well
Without you in my life
I don't need you in my life
I'm doin' just fine
Time made me stronger
You're no longer on my mind


You were my earth
My number one priority
I gave my love to only you
Anything you'd ask of me
I would do
But somewhere down the road
You felt a change in the weather and told me that you had to journey on
A kiss in the wind and your love was gone
Now you say you never meant to play your games
Girl don't you know it's far too late
Because you let our love just fall apart
You no longer have my heart


Chorus

When you said goodbye
I felt so all alone
There were times at night I couldn't sleep
My heart was much to weak to make it on my own
Baby after all the misery
And pain you put me through
So unfair to me girl
You're no longer my world and I ain't missin' you at all


Chorus

See baby when you walked away
You didn't think it would end up this way
But I knew you'd come around someday
Just as sure as my name is Wanya

Never

length: 4:49
performer: Babyface
mixer: Jon Gass
engineer: Manny Marroquin and Paul Boutin
co-producer: Boyz II Men
assistant mixer: Paul Boutin
writer: Babyface, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Michael McCary
In this world today

Love is scarce and far away

And your heart gets so afraid

To trust someone

All the times he let you down

There was no love to be found

Well it's not the end

There'll be time to mend

And you'll love again

Chorus:

Never, never let a broken heart

Take a chance for love away

Don't ever let it make you fall apart

Never, never ever let the pain

Take your need for love away

Never, no never

And I know it seems hard

Open up, let down your guards

But you owe it to your heart

To try again

Oh, comes the time

When we must change

What the past has thrown away

Don't take the blame

Don't be ashamed

Throw your fears away

Chorus

I know, don't be afraid

For you will never find

Another one you love again

I know that you'll be sorry girl

Be strong before it's too late

Because forever is too long

For you to live in pain

Just don't give up

Please open up to love

Chorus

4 Seasons of Loneliness

length: 4:53
producer: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
mixer: Steve Hodge
recording engineer: Steve Hodge
arranger: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
writer: Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam
I long for the warmth of days gone by
When you were mine
But now those days are memories in time
Life's empty without you by my side
My heart belongs to you
No matter what I try

When I get the courage up to love somebody new
It always falls apart 'cause they just can't compare to you
Your love won't release me I'm bound under ball and chain
Reminiscing our love as I watch four season's change

[Chorus]
In comes the winter breeze that chills the air and drifts the snow
And I imagine kissing you under the mistletoe
When springtime makes its way here
Lilac blooms reminds me of the scent of your perfume
When summer burns with heat
I always get the hots for you
Go skinny dipping in the ocean where we used to do
When autumn sheds the leaves the trees are bare
When you're not here it doesn't feel the same

Remember the nights when we closed our eyes
And vowed that you and I would be in love for all time
Anytime I think about these things I shared with you
I break down and cry 'cause I get so emotional
Until you release me I'm bound under ball and chain
Reminiscing our love as I watch four season's change

[Chorus]

This loneliness has crushed my heart
Please let me love again
'Cause I need your love to comfort me and ease my pain
Or four seasons will bring the loneliness again

[Chorus]

Remember, the warmth of days gone by

Girl in the Life Magazine

length: 3:29
producer: Babyface
mixer: Jon Gass
engineer: Brad Gilderman and Paul Boutin
arranger: Boyz II Men
co-producer: Boyz II Men
assistant mixer: Paul Boutin
composer: Babyface
lyricist: Babyface
I fell in love with the girl in the picture
That I used to keep
Carried her 'round in the back of my pocket
She was always with me

I imagine that I was a man of importance
And she had a fancy for me
And I use to dream she would call
Crying her eyes out

She had an obsession with me
I was the love of her life
And she was all mine
The girl in the Life magazine

The first time I we met in an aisle
At the market
She was staring at me
I knew even then we would share

Something special
And it was like chemistry
I fell in love from the moment I saw her
So I took her straight home with me

And that's where I'd dream
She would step right out of the picture
And spend a whole evening with me
And oh how she hated to go

Back to her picture
The girl in the Life magazine
All of my friends used to laugh
Said I was certifiably mad

'Til the day she came
And she blew them away
And asked me if I'd be her man
It seems that she went and fell

In love with my letters
Says she's been looking for me
So the story ends well
We end up together
The girl in the Life magazine

A Song for Mama

length: 5:03
producer: Babyface
piano: Greg Phillinganes
mixer: Jon Gass
engineer: Brad Gilderman, Manny Marroquin and Paul Boutin
guitar: Michael Thompson
keyboard: Babyface
programming: Randy Walker and Babyface
bass guitar: Nathan East
assistant mixer: Paul Boutin
composer: Babyface
lyricist: Babyface
You taught me everything
And everything you've given me
I always keep it inside
You're the driving force in my life, yeah

There isn't anything
Or anyone that I can be
And it just wouldn't feel right
If I didn't have you by my side

You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were gray
Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me

And no one else can be what you have been to me
You will always be
you always will be the girl
In my life for all times

[Chorus]
Mama, mama you know I love you
Oh you know I love you
Mama, mama you're the queen of my heart
Your love is like
Tears from the stars
Mama, I just want you to know
Lovin' you is like food to my soul

Yes it is, yes it is, oh
yes it is,
yes it is, yes it is, oh

You're always down for me
Have always been around for me even when I was bad
You showed me right from my wrong
Yes you did

And you took up for me
When everyone was downin' me
You always did understand
You gave me strength to go on

There was so many times
Looking back when I was so afraid
And then you'd come to me
And say to me I could face anything

And no one else can do
What you have done for me
You'll always be
You will always be the girl in my life

[Chorus]

Never gonna go a day without you
Fills me up just thinking about you
I'll never go a day without my mama

[Chorus]

Oh
You are the food to my soul
Yes you are

Can You Stand the Rain

length: 4:01
producer: Boyz II Men
mixer: Jim Hinger
engineer: Jim Hinger
writer: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis
On a perfect day
I know that I can count on you
When that's not possible
Tell me can you weather the storm
Cause I need somebody who will stand by me
Through the good times and bad
She will always, always be right there
Sunny days
Everybody loves them
Tell me
Can you stand the rain
Storms will come
This we know for sure
Can you stand the rain
Love unconditional
I'm not asking this of you
We've got to make it last
I'll do whatever needs to be done
Cause I need somebody who will stand by me
Through the good times and bad times
She will always, always be right there
Sunny days
Everybody loves them
Tell me
Can you stand the rain
Storms will come
This we know for sure
Can you stand the rain
Can you stand the rain
Can you stand the rain
Can you stand the rain
Can you stand the rain
No pressure
No pressure from me baby
Cause I want you
And I need you
And I love you
Will you be there for me?
Can you stand the rain?
Can you stand the rain?
Can you stand the rain?
Can you stand the rain?
Can you stand the rain?
Can you stand the rain?

Can’t Let Her Go

length: 4:31
producer: Diddy, Stevie J, Ron Lawrence and Boyz II Men
mixer: Prince Charles
engineer: Michael Patterson and Jim Hinger
writer: Shawn Stockman, Larry Blackmon, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Stevie J, Ron Lawrence, Gregory Johnson, Michael McCary, Diddy
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
Cause I need the love she gives to me
I can't let her goI can't let her go
And she knows that we were meant to be
First time I saw her
Thought that I would lose my mind
Just had to have her
I had to have her (all mine)
The way you make me feel
Is like no other feeling I ever had before
You give the kind of lovin'
Make a brother wanna come for more and more
She's the one I adore
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
Cause I need the love she gives to me
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
And she knows that we were meant to be
Just can't believe it
She's got me open all the time
She knows I'm never leavin'
Can't be wrong
Cause it feels so right
The way you make me feel
Is like no other feeling I ever had before
You give the kind of lovin
make a brother wanna come for more and more
She's the one I adore
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
Cause I need the love she gives to me
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
And she knows that we were meant to be
No one can do what you do
When you do what you do to me
And I can't believe
Can it be that it's me
That you're feelin
It's ecstasy
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
Cause I need the love she gives to me
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
And she knows that we were meant to be
No one can do what you do
When you do what you do to me
And I can't believe
Can it be that it's me
That you're feelinIt's ecstasy
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
Cause I need the love she gives to me
I can't let her go
I can't let her go
And she knows that we were meant to be

Baby C’mon

length: 4:36
producer: Keith Crouch
mixer: Aaron Lepley and Booker T. Jones III
engineer: Keith Crouch
arranger: Keith Crouch
co arranger: Boyz II Men
writer: Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Keith Crouch, Michael McCary
Chorus:

Are you down, say you're wit it

Let it go, I know you're feeling me

Don't try to fight it

I'm gonna help you find the way

Baby c'mon, baby c'mon, baby c'mon

Baby, can't you see that he's

No good

Honey, he don't treat you like he should

Baby I know just what to do to make it right

Let me lead you to the best love

That you ever had in your life

So baby when you feel the need

Don't you hesitate to reach right out and call me

I'll supply your everything

Make it so good for you

That you'll end up falling in love with me

Chorus

Sister, you're the finest thing I know

He gotta be crazy

To think of ever letting you go

I know you want me to ease the pain you feel

I got a plan girl

Just take my hand and follow me

To a place where you can be

All the things you couldn't be

When you were with him

I got all the qualities

That a man would need

To make you end up falling in love with me

Girl, I know you want to be with me

So baby c'mon

Girl you know that I can

Set you free

So baby c'mon

I'll supply your every need

Come On

length: 5:01
producer: Diddy, Boyz II Men and J‐Dub
mixer: Prince Charles
engineer: Jim Hinger and Michael Patterson
arranger: Diddy
writer: Sting, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Chad Elliott, George Pearson, Michael McCary, Dr. Ceuss, J‐Dub, Missy Elliott, Diddy
Chorus:
Do you really wanna rock tonight
Come on come on come on come on
And if you feel that the vibe is right
Come on come on come on come on
Say you really wanna get your body tonight
Come on
We can dance if you wanna dance
All night come on come on
We can clear the floor tonight
And so much more tonight
I

All Night Long

length: 5:15
producer: Stevie J, Keith Crouch, J‐Dub, Boyz II Men and Diddy
mixer: Booker T. Jones III
engineer: Keith Crouch
arranger: Keith Crouch
assistant mixer: Joe Brown
co arranger: Boyz II Men
writer: Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, John “Jubu” Smith, Michael McCary, Keith Crouch
[Chorus]
You say the things you feel are right
But I feel those things are wrong
And for that we fight all night long
If you knew all the things I knew
Walked a mile inside my shoes
It could make our love flow all night long

There you go trippin' on the things I say
'Cause things aren't going your way
Friends say I should leave but love forces me to stay
I try, try to give you all of my time

Still I feel denied
And when we fuss and fight I keep askin' myself why
Every single day I pray that we can make things right
'Cause when it seems we're going somewhere

Problems seem to arise
What must we do to make each other see
This relationship should be
All about me for you
And you for me

[Chorus]

What's the deal? Do you ever feel the things I feel
I try to keep our lovin' for real
Even when it seems we don't see eye to eye
You know I never want to see you go

'Cause you're the best I've ever known
So tell me just how long it's gonna take to be
Happy every day and every night just like we should
'Cause to be happy with you all me life I know I could

What must I do, do to make you trust in me
Is that a possibility
Don't you know that it hurts me when we disagree

[Chorus]

Baby today, we'll put the past behind
Let's not waste no time
We can do it oooh all night
I like it when you do the things you do to me

All night

[Chorus]

Human II (Don’t Turn Your Back on Me)

length: 4:43
producer: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
mixer: Steve Hodge
engineer: Steve Hodge
arranger: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
co arranger: Boyz II Men
writer: Shawn Stockman, Jimmy Jam, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Terry Lewis, Michael McCary
I know this was my fault but
How much should it cost
To make things right
Do I have to pay for life
We all fall short sometimes
And I'm guilty of that crime
But I just wanna make you see
That you can still believe in me
I know I make mistakes
I am what I am I'm only a man
So don't take my joy away
Don't turn your back on me
Speak to me let me know how you feel
If you feel like you can hold on and be strong
I will never leave you lonely
I cry sometimes cause I make you cry
And that ain't right
I won't make the same mistake twice
Baby please forgive me
No I can't erase the wrong I've done
But I hope you can give me another chance
Cause if you were me you would want the same
And I'd give that chance to you

To the Limit

length: 5:03
producer: Diddy, Boyz II Men, J‐Dub and Stevie J
mixer: Prince Charles
engineer: Michael Patterson and Jim Hinger
writer: Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Stevie J, J‐Dub, Diddy
I'll rub your back
Wash your hair
I'll do anything
I don't care
I'll cook your food
Buy your clothes
To the limit
I will go
I will go
I guess you wonder
Where I've been I've been thinking bout
The perfect way
To express my thoughts within
You mean everything to me
And I wanna be the only man
To supply your needs
I'll rub your back wash your hair
I'll do anything
I don't care
I'll cook your food
Buy your clothes
To the limit
I will goI will go
I await your precious kiss
Gets my head when they spread
Sweet and wet across my lips
I respond to every single tough
Go me open on your love
Wanna give you so much
I'll rub your back wash your hair
I'll do anything
I don't care
I'll cook your food
Buy your clothes
To the limit
I will goI will go
Baby
The things I do for you
Take you out for a night on the town
And after I'll run you some bath water
With some bubbles
Do you like bubbles?
I'll dry you off
And lotion your body down
You'd like that wouldn't you
I'd do anything you want me to
You know I don't care

Dear God

length: 4:58
producer: Boyz II Men and Durrell L. Bottoms
mixer: David Dillbeck and Ronnie Brookshire
engineer: David Dillbeck, Joseph Alexander, Louis Alfred III and John Kurlander
arranger: Jeremy Lubbock
co-producer: Jamar Jones
writer: Jamar Jones, Vivian Green, Richard Smallwood, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Michael McCary, Todd Huston, Durrell L. Bottoms
Dear God, it's me again
I am so far from where I could have been
Dear God, I would be incomplete
But you came and touched my life in time of need
So I'm thanking you for all you've done
And for sacrificing your only son

Chorus:
That's why I'm writing you this letter
To let you know that I love you
Thank you for all that I am and for being a friend
Lord, my love for you will never end

Dear God, it's Shawn this time
I'm so grateful for the way you've changed my life
I'd give all I have, I'd just throw it all away
For a chance to walk with you through Heaven's gates
That's why I'm thanking you for your love and your grace
I don't deserve these blessings that you give me

Chorus

(interlude)
Dear God, as a humble man I come to you like a child
Needing your knowledge, your love, and your guidance, Lord
Thank you for trusting me with my own life's decisions
But I'm just a man, and I don't deserve
This incredible life that you've given me
I love you Lord, I love you

Dear God, it's me Wanya
I'm so sorry, so sorry for living for me
But I promise from this day on I'm livin' for you
'Cause without you my life means nothing

Chorus