II Album

Artist(s): Boyz II Men

Cover Art

Boyz II Men II Cover Art

Tracklist

Thank You

length: 4:36
producer: Boyz II Men and Dallas Austin
mixer: Jim Hinger
engineer: Jim Hinger, Darin Prindle, Leslie Brathwaite and Jeff Taylor
arranger: Boyz II Men
writer: Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Dallas Austin, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh

I was young and didn't have no where to run.
I needed to wake up and see what's in front of me.
There has to be a better way, sing it again now,
Better way to show I'm grateful.

So I thought up this song to show my appreciation for lovin' me so long.
You don't know how much you mean to me.
'Cause even though when times got rough, you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)

When I felt I had enough you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)
Wenk, wenk, wenk, wenk, bop
Wenk, wenk, wenk, wenk, bop
Wenk, wenk, wenk, wenk, bop
Wenk, wenk, wenk, wenk, bop bop

All through my life I knew that you'd be my world.
Knowing every where I go, things you taught me, they would show.
So many times and changes you've seen me through.
I sure 'nough couldn't have survived without you, you.

And so I thought up this song to show my appreciation for lovin' me so long.
You don't know how much you mean to me.
'Cause even though when times got rough, you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)

When I felt I had enough you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)
'Cause even though when times got rough, you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)
When I felt I had enough you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)

Da-dup, da-dup;
Da, da, da, da, da,
Da
Da dup,
Da dup,
Da, da da-dup,
Ba-dup,
Ba-dup,
Da-dup

[Repeat: x5]
'Cause even though when times got rough, you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)
When I felt I had enough you never turned away,
You were right there and I thank you. (thank you)

All Around the World

length: 4:57
producer: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
mixer: Steve Hodge
recording engineer: Steve Hodge
arranger: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
assistant mixer: Jeff Taylor
assistant recording engineer: Jeff Taylor
instrument: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
spoken vocals: Tamara Spinner
writer: Glenn K. Bolton, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman
London, Paris, Monte Carlo, Germany and Rome
Different places, different faces still it feels like home
China, Holland, Belgium, Rio, Africa, Japan
That's the life we live and we do the best we can

Here we go on another tour on the road again
Feelin' good it's alright
Just enjoying ourselves
Come and take a flight with

Boyz II Men back around the world
And were comin' through your town
All we do is for you
Cause you've always been there
And we appreciate you

Keisha, Kelly, Tonya, Stacy, Mica and LaShaun
Kathy, Trina, Carla, Lisa, Cheri, and Diane
All these girls around the world are fly in every land
And it's hard to choose, but there's one for every man

Boyz II Men back around the world
And were comin' through your town
All we do is for you
Cause you've always been there
And we appreciate you

Houston, Phoenix, Carolina, Jersey, and the Keys
Denver, Boston, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee
Dallas, Cleveland, Cali, Philly, New York, and DC
That's the life we live and we do the best we can

Here we go on another tour back in stride again
Feelin' good it's alright
Just enjoying ourselves
Come and take a ride with

Boyz II Men back around the world
And were comin' through your town
All we do is for you
Cause you've always been there
And we appreciate you

U Know

length: 4:47
producer: Boyz II Men, Bob Robinson and Tim Kelley
mixer: Claudio Cueni
engineer: Darin Prindle
keyboard: Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson
drums (drum set): Tim Kelley
assistant engineer: Leslie Brathwaite
writer: Curtis Mayfield, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson
I heard you're gonna leave me
I've known it for a while
I wasn't naive to the news
My mind just couldn't walk a mile

I only see you with me
'Cause I know the things you like
I know all that you believe
And all the plans of your life

So take a minute to understand me
To reevaluate your mind
I'm everything you need
And in this world a good man is hard to find

And I know you'll miss me
When all is said and done
You'll think about this day
And then you'll realize I was the one

[Chorus]
You know that all you need is in me and
You know that my love's all right and
Baby you know I can't be denied girl
You know, ooh you know, you know

Gave you all a man could give ya,
Made sure I found the time, to
Keep it all together, but the way you're
Treating me ain't right (can't understand) it

Why you're doing me the way you're
Doing, do you enjoy to see our love
Fade away

Can't face the world without ya
Can't even sleep at night
Gave you all that I treasured
And I tried to love you with all my might

And I know you'll miss me when all is said and done
You'll think about this day
And then you'll realize I was the one
You know

[Chorus]

Vibin’

length: 4:28
producer: Tim Kelley, Boyz II Men and Bob Robinson
mixer: Darin Prindle
engineer: Darin Prindle
arranger: Tim Kelley, Boyz II Men and Bob Robinson
bass: Tim Kelley
keyboard: Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson
drums (drum set): Tim Kelley
assistant engineer: Leslie Brathwaite
writer: Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael McCary, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson
[Talk]
Just take a minute and catch the vibe
Just take a minute and catch the vibe
Just take a minute and catch the vibe
Just take a minute and catch the vibe

[Verse]
Coolin' in the studio you know how the story goes
Bobbin' our heads to the tune we're about to do
It's a laid back swing thang
The groove we feel is strong,

We need peace here to get it on
Having fun as we go, makin' sure the flavor shows
'Cause we're feeling alright
Takin' our time to free our minds and have a ball, ya'll

Everything's fine it ain't nothing to it cause
We're gonna do it all, what are

[Chorus]
We're just vibin' dancing the night away
Groovin', vibin', don't stop until the break of day

In the basement music just right
Nothing goin' down but the mellow sounds
Of Mr. DJ's turntable's goin' round
A mad sensation, a crew of women around sparks inspiration

To set something off the right way to hear the people say
That we're feelin' alright
Takin' our time to free our minds and have a ball ya'll
Everything's fine it ain't nothing to it
'Cause we're gonna do it all, don't you know that

We're just vibin' dancing the night away
Groovin', vibin', don't stop until the break of day

I Sit Away

length: 4:35
producer: L.A. Reid and Tony Rich
mixer: Jon Gass
recording engineer: Neal Pogue and Jim Zumpano
guitar: Peter Moore
assistant recording engineer: John Frye
composer: Tony Rich
lyricist: Tony Rich
Who says the sea can't move in winter
Or clouds stand still in a storm
Who says a man can't cry
And be lonely
Who says a man can't tend to be bored
And if you could see inside my heart
You would see loneliness
And if I could show you my mind
You would be depressed

[Chorus]
Said I sit away lonely
And I get away only in my mind
Said I sit away lonely
And I get away sometimes

So I'll gather my things
And be on my way
Into my lonely place
Said I'm feelin' lonely and lonesome
And I just need to get away

And if you could know what I'm afraid of
You would be frightened
And if you could feel the pain that
I'm feelin'
Then you would know why, I

[Chorus]

Sit away
Said I get away
Said I sit away
Said I sit away

Why do I feel
Like I will never be loved again
There I go
Back in my mood again
Lonely, lonely

[Chorus]

Jezzebel

length: 6:07
producer: Troy Taylor and Charles Farrar
mixer: Claudio Cueni
recording engineer: Jim Hinger
assistant recording engineer: Daymon Warren
instrument: Troy Taylor
writer: Charles Farrar, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Troy Taylor
Saw you on a Sunday afternoon
Riding the B train
Yes, I was coolin' on the B train
You had an air about you
I had to know and soon

First sight and I didn't
Even mind the rain
Your glow was the ailment
To all my pain inside
I sat beside your body and asked your name
Your fragrance made it hard to explain my plight
Of how you're driving me insane

Jezzebel don't know you well
I can't believe how my feelings took over
But I'd like to
Let me let you know that I'm on
And I want you
Aiming to please just let me show you

The moment that you opened up your lips
I knew that you were the one
Hope you don't mind if I touch your finger tips
Please don't draw the line just yet
I promise I won't go too far

'Cause you've been haunting me
Every since I saw your face
I can't escape you now
Be mine and wait and see love that
Many people search their whole life for
Here to let you know babe,
That I'm real, oh so real

Want to get to know you
Don't know your nationality
Can we converse and see
When a good time to get together
Baby...am I being a little fast

No, I don't know
Maybe so I don't think so
In fact I don't care
All I want to do is touch your hair
And taste your air
What perfume are you wearing
Oh, oh the smell

Want to get to know you
Don't know your nationality
Can we converse and see
When a good time to get together
Baby...am I being a little fast

Khalil (interlude)

length: 1:41
producer: Boyz II Men
piano: Bob Robinson
engineer: Jim Hinger
arranger: Boyz II Men
writer: Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman
To ease the pain
Of changing from Boyz II Men
No one to guide me

I'm all alone
No one to cry on
I need shelter from the rain
To ease the pain
Of changing from Boyz II Men

No one to guide me
I'm all alone
No one to cry on
I need shelter from the rain

To ease the pain
Of changing from Boyz II Men

Here we go again

Trying Times

length: 5:24
producer: Bob Robinson, Tim Kelley and Wanya Morris
mixer: Claudio Cueni
engineer: Jim Hinger
arranger: Bob Robinson, Wanya Morris and Tim Kelley
bass: Tim Kelley
guitar: Shanon
keyboard: Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson
drums (drum set): Tim Kelley
writer: Wanya Morris, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson
Baby I'm so glad your here
'Cause I have so many things to tell you
So many things to talk to you about
'Cause you're the strength I hold onto

And I hope I'm the strength that you hold onto
So we can strive together and be perfect
Til' death do us part

The nights gone the morning here
And soon it's time to talk about
Where we stand and where we plan
To be in life long years I need to know

I keep crying tears of joy
I guess that's what you're put here for
To change these tears of pain
To tears of happiness

[Chorus]
Through the trying times
Trying to get the best of me
I'm still finding time to show I care
With my crying eyes
I see contentment because of you

Trials and tribulations build up walls
In front of faces made of stone
Yet we stand strong enough
To break the walls down to journey on

But I know if we just bond our hearts
There will be nothing that will stand in our way
And we'll be together forever and a day

[Chorus]

I’ll Make Love to You

length: 3:58
producer: Babyface
mixer: Mick Guzauski
engineer: Brad Gilderman
bass: Reggie Hamilton
synthesizer: Babyface
assistant engineer: David Betancourt, Jamie Seyberth, Milton Chan and Marty Hornburg
drums (drum set) programming: Rayford Griffin
composer: Babyface
lyricist: Babyface
Close your eyes, make a wish
And blow out the candlelight
For tonight is just your night
We're gonna celebrate,
All through the night

Pour the wine, light the fire
Girl your wish is my command
I submit to your demands
I will do anything,
Girl you need only ask

[Chorus]
I'll make love to you
Like you want me to
And I'll hold you tight
Baby all through the night
I'll make love to you
When you want me to
And I will not let go
Till you tell me to

Girl relax, let's go slow
I ain't got nowhere to go
I'm just gonna concentrate on you
Girl are you ready?
It's gonna be a long night

Throw your clothes on the floor
I'm gonna take my clothes off too
I made plans to be with you
Girl whatever you ask me you know I can do

[Chorus]

Baby tonight is your night
And I will do you right
Just make a wish on your night
Anything that you ask
I will give you the love of your life

[Chorus: x2]

On Bended Knee

length: 5:31
producer: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
mixer: Steve Hodge
recording engineer: Steve Hodge
arranger: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
assistant engineer: Jeff Taylor
instrument: Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
writer: Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam
Darlin' I can't explain, where did we lose our way
Girl, it's drivin' me insane and I know
I just need one more chance to prove my love to you
If you come back to me I guarantee that I'll never let you go.
can we go back to the days our love was strong.
Can you tell me how a perfect love goes wrong.
Can somebody tell me how you get things back the way it used to be
Oh God give me the reason, I'm down on bended knees
I'll never walk again until you come back to me I'm down on bended knees.

Darlin' I can't explain, where did we lose our way
Girl, it's drivin' me insane and I know
I just need one more chance to prove my love to you
If you come back to me I guarantee that I'll never let you go.
can we go back to the days our love was strong.
Can you tell me how a perfect love goes wrong.
Can somebody tell me how you get things back the way it used to be
Oh God give me the reason, I'm down on bended knees
I'll never walk again until you come back to me I'm down on bended knees.

Gonna swallow my pride, say I'm sorry,
stop pointing fingers, the blame is on me
I want a new life and I want it with you
If you feel the same don't ever let it go.
You gotta believe in the spirit of love
It can heal all things we won't hurt anymore
No, I don't believe our loves terminal.
I'm down on my knees, begging you please come home.


Darlin' I can't explain, where did we lose our way
Girl, it's drivin' me insane and I know
I just need one more chance to prove my love to you
If you come back to me I guarantee that I'll never let you go.
can we go back to the days our love was strong.
Can you tell me how a perfect love goes wrong.
Can somebody tell me how you get things back the way it used to be
Oh God give me the reason, I'm down on bended knees
I'll never walk again until you come back to me I'm down on bended knees.

So many nights I dream of you
Holding my pillow tight
I know I don't need to be alone
When I open up my eyes
To face reality
Every moment without you
seems like eternity
I'm begging yo, begging you, come back to me

Darlin' I can't explain, where did we lose our way
Girl, it's drivin' me insane and I know
I just need one more chance to prove my love to you
If you come back to me I guarantee that I'll never let you go.
can we go back to the days our love was strong.
Can you tell me how a perfect love goes wrong.
Can somebody tell me how you get things back the way it used to be
Oh God give me the reason, I'm down on bended knees
I'll never walk again until you come back to me I'm down on bended knees.

50 Candles

length: 5:08
producer: Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson and Shawn Stockman
mixer: Claudio Cueni
engineer: Darin Prindle and Jim Hinger
arranger: Bob Robinson, Shawn Stockman and Tim Kelley
keyboard: Bob Robinson and Tim Kelley
drums (drum set): Tim Kelley
writer: Shawn Stockman, Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson
It's gettin' kinda dark already, should I light 'um?
Hey baby I'm ready, I'm oh so ready
I want to make love to you, hey
Take 'em off, throw 'em down
Come here and let me feel what's in front of me

The outside world is of no concern
Just let our bodies and the candles in the room burn
With feverish passion uncontained

[Chorus]
Feels like one of those nights
Lady, I'm in need of love in a hurry
50 candles burn bright
And all is right, as our bodies unite
Take our time, do it right

Give me your hand touch me right here
Oh so good want it more and more
Each moment your fingers linger all around
As I kiss you in the place

Where your composure comes undone
And your mind runs

We'll make love 'til the sun completely rises
Come play with me
Let me be the toy
That fulfills your needs
'Cause I'm yours tonight and you're all mine, roll with me

Don't be afraid let the feeling take you away
To a world of ecstasy
Where all you got to do is be free
And give your all and all

[Chorus]

Come and get this, waited all my life for your touch and soft kiss
And life will never be the same, while ya moan and groan
I hear your voice call my name
Holding your body like a plastic molding

Your soul I'll be controlling
As the candles burn, we toss and turn
From night to day, all our pleasures we learn
Come and play with me tonight's our night baby,

50 candles burn bright
Come and roll with me
Make love to me
Hold on tight
It's going to be a bumpy ride

[Chorus]

Water Runs Dry

length: 3:22
producer: Babyface
conductor: Reggie Hamilton
mixer: Mick Guzauski
engineer: Brad Gilderman
acoustic guitar: Babyface
cello: Kevan Torfeh
strings arranger: Reggie Hamilton
drums (drum set): Rayford Griffin
assistant engineer: Milton Chan, Jamie Seyberth, David Betancourt and Marty Hornburg
double bass: Reggie Hamilton
violin: William Henderson and Mark Cargill
composer: Babyface
lyricist: Babyface
We don't even talk anymore
And we don't even know what we argue about
Don't even say I love you no more
'Cause saying how we feel is no longer allowed

Some people will work things out
And some just don't know how to change

[Chorus]
Let's not wait till the water runs dry
We might watch our whole lives pass us by
Let's not wait till the water runs dry
We'll make the biggest mistake of our lives
Don't do it, baby

Now, they can see the tears in our eyes, yeah
But we deny the pain that lies
Deep in our hearts
Well maybe that's a pain we can't hide
'Cause everybody knows that we're both torn apart

Why do we hurt each other?
Why do we push love away?

[Chorus]

Some people will work things out
And some just don't know how to change

[Chorus]

Yesterday

length: 3:09
producer: Boyz II Men
mixer: Claudio Cueni
recording engineer: Jim Hinger
arranger: Boyz II Men
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Yesterday...

All my troubles seemed so far away

Now it seems as though they're here to stay

Oh I believe in yesterday



Suddenly, I'm not half the man I use to be

There's a shadow hanging over me

Oh yesterday came suddenly



Why she had to go, I don't know

She wouldn't say, she wouldn't say

I said something wrong now I long for yesterday



Yesterday...

Love was such an easy game to play

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh I believe in yesterday



I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know

She would not say

I said something wrong

Now I long for yesterday



Yesterday...

Love was such an easy game to play

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh I believe in yesterday

I believe in yester...day

Was so far away

Oh yesterday was far away

And I know I can't turn back

'Cause yesterday's gone