Happy People / U Saved Me Album

Artist(s): R. Kelly

Cover Art

R. Kelly Happy People / U Saved Me Cover Art

Tracklist

Happy People (radio edit)

length: 4:59
producer: R. Kelly
conductor: Larry Gold
mixer: Ian Mereness
recording engineer: Andy Gallas, Jeff Chestek and Ian Mereness
arranger: R. Kelly
guitar: Donald Lyle
additional keyboard: Kendall Nesbitt
programming: Andy Gallas and Ian Mereness
strings arranger: Larry Gold
bass guitar: Donald Lyle
co mixer: R. Kelly
assistant mixer: Steve Bearsley and Nathan Wheeler
assistant recording engineer: Montez Roberts
assistant programming: Steve Bearsley, Nathan Wheeler and Jason Mlodzinski
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly

Ladies and gentlemen
This here is another one for the steppers
DJ Wayne Williams put the record on

Whoa oh whoa oh whoa oh whoa yeah
Whoa yeah
Whoa oh whoa oh whoa oh whoa yeah
Whoa, whoa

Tell me what do we do
When the DJ's playing our favorite groove
We step
To when
The whole night through
And what do we do
When we're all dressed up and in the mood
We step
To what
A steppers groove
Where do we go soon as the weekend gets here
The club
Why
To party and have some fun
What is it that,
Can come and take away all your stress, tell me
Music
No further questions, you have passed my test

[Chorus]
Happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
Keep the world turning, turning
Oh I believe that, happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
Keep us all dancing, dancing, dancing
Happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
Keep us all stepping, keep us stepping, stepping
Happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
Keeps the music grooving, grooving

Tell me, now what do you do
When a feeling has come over you
You let go,
And what
Let it take control, let it
What do you say
When a gentleman asks you to dance, you
Say yes
And then
Get on the dance floor
Even when it seems, we're goin' through some hard times
What do we do
Keep smiling 'cause we know
We're gonna make it through
Now what is it that,
Can come and take away all your stress, tell me
Music
No further questions, you have passed my test

[Chorus]

I just want to get dressed and go out yeah
(I wanna get dressed, I wanna go out, can you tell me where the spot is)
Well we're partying all night, and everybody is having a good time
(I wanna get nice, I wanna get live, can you tell me where the spot is)
Come on and take me to that place
Where there ain't nothing but happy, happy, happy, happy

Happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
They keep the world turning, turning, turning
I'm talking about happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
They keep the world dancing, dancing, dancing
Happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
Keep the world stepping, stepping, stepping
Nothing but happy people (yeah, yeah yeah, yeah)
Keeps the world grooving, grooving

Uh uh uh, alright, uh huh
Now if you want to step
You gotta play it by the rules
You gotta do what I do
When I do, what I do
If you want to step
You gotta play it by the rules
You gotta do what I do
When I do, what I do
Now

[Repeat: x3]
Step to the left, step to the right
Spin around and bring it down tonight
Bring it on up, move in close
Let me see you and your partner stroll

Break it down y'all, break it down
All the way to the ground
Happy people baby, happy people
Happy people baby, happy people

Now bring it up, bring it up
Until you're all standing up
Happy people baby, happy people
Happy people baby, happy people

Wayne Williams keep the groove right there baby
We gon' have some fun
Chocolate Factory
My people
Now we all know no matter how much
I sing about happy people and love and all of those good things
There's still gonna be somebody out there with attitude, right? Right?
But that's OK because this album, we gon' change things with this album baby
Because I know, in my heart
That there's way more people out there lovin' than it is hatin'
Ain't that right, huh?
Well this is what we gon' do
I want all of the people out there with love in they hearts
That's positive that feels real good about themselves, loves themselves
I want y'all to repeat after me
And maybe those few haters, they'll tag along aight?
Y'all ready? Come on, one two three

Now first of all love god (love god)
Love myself (love myself)
Love on another (love one another)
No matter what the color (no matter what the color)
Respect that woman (respect that woman)
Respect that man (respect that man)
You see a person down (you see a person down)
Then give them a hand (then give them a hand)
Hit the health club (hit the health club)
Every now and then (every now and then)
Put a smile on your face (put a smile on your face)
And make a friend (and make a friend)
Stop that hatin (Stop that hatin')
And negativity (and negativity)
Love your neighbor (love your neighbor)
Said the powers that be (Said the powers that be)
You goin' through something (you goin' through something
Don't take it out one me (don't take it out on me)
Just ask God to fix it (Just ask God to fix it)
Now be happy (now be happy)

U Saved Me (Kenny Dope remix loud vox)

length: 6:46
I was riding in my car one day
In the express lane rollin on the freeway
And suddenly the phone rings then I
Reached down beside me then i look
On the floor felt on the backseat
See I was drinking while I was driving
Never thinking bout what I was doing
I turned around and before i knew it
Here comes this truck now

Doctor said don't think he gonna make it
Family said make the funeral arrangements
Unplug the machine he's gone now
Then told my wife to be strong now
Then a small voice said told me
If you promise to stop drinking
I surrendered on that day
Now for ten years i've been straight

You saved me [4x]
Gave me a second chance
You saved me [3x]
You saved me

Now i've been sitting in this chair
Waiting on the phone to ring
Praying up to God that someone will call
Me with a job opening
Cause it's been so hard for me
Month to month struggling to eat
But still there was no answer
I stop believing in his word and
Got so mad at him and
When somebody said God's good
I just laugh at 'em

But in the nick of time his blessing
Rain on me
By his grace the phone ring
A lady said were hiring and
That's when I knew

You saved me [4x]

Now i was 18 out there on the block
Selling drugs
With a gun at my waist
And for people I had no love
See the streets was my home
Family and friends were all gone
Had no one to trust
And deep inside i was all alone
And a deal went bad one day
And it was enough to pause me
I was shot 4 times and before i
Knew it I was on my knees

Blood pushin out my body
My heart's beating faster don't know what i'm gonna do
I don't think i'm gonna last then
I begain to flash back on the things
I done in my past
Then I heard a small voice that said
I'll give you peace if you believe
I accepted Christ that day
Halilujah now i'm free

You saved me [4x]

I was in the aisle of the grocery store
With a pain in my chest and I'm wondering
Where did it come from (I got tested)
And the results came back
And the doctor said i'm sorry but u got cancer
I could not beleive it so
I call my mama to calm my nerves

(mama) she got down on her knees
(mama) she said a prayer for me
(mama) just keep on thanking Jesus
(mama) he'll give you what you need
(thank you Jesus)
Now that was five years ago
I don't have that pain no more
Doc said you can go home
Cause all your cancer's gone

You saved me [4x]

You saved me (said you saved me)
You saved me (but you saved me)
You saved me saaaved me
Gave me a second chance (second chance)
Halilujah saved me
Saved me saved me
Wooooooh You saved me

You gave me it was by grace You saved me
I'm so thankful that You looked down on me
Saw me standing there
I was at the end of my rope no where to go
And you gave me

No where to go (and you saved me)
I was down and out 2
I was doing drugs 2
I was running the streets 2
Never felt love
I was wilding out
You saved me
You stepped in ooh save me

You saved me

U Saved Me (Kenny Dope remix dub)

length: 5:09
I was riding in my car one day
In the express lane rollin on the freeway
And suddenly the phone rings then I
Reached down beside me then i look
On the floor felt on the backseat
See I was drinking while I was driving
Never thinking bout what I was doing
I turned around and before i knew it
Here comes this truck now

Doctor said don't think he gonna make it
Family said make the funeral arrangements
Unplug the machine he's gone now
Then told my wife to be strong now
Then a small voice said told me
If you promise to stop drinking
I surrendered on that day
Now for ten years i've been straight

You saved me [4x]
Gave me a second chance
You saved me [3x]
You saved me

Now i've been sitting in this chair
Waiting on the phone to ring
Praying up to God that someone will call
Me with a job opening
Cause it's been so hard for me
Month to month struggling to eat
But still there was no answer
I stop believing in his word and
Got so mad at him and
When somebody said God's good
I just laugh at 'em

But in the nick of time his blessing
Rain on me
By his grace the phone ring
A lady said were hiring and
That's when I knew

You saved me [4x]

Now i was 18 out there on the block
Selling drugs
With a gun at my waist
And for people I had no love
See the streets was my home
Family and friends were all gone
Had no one to trust
And deep inside i was all alone
And a deal went bad one day
And it was enough to pause me
I was shot 4 times and before i
Knew it I was on my knees

Blood pushin out my body
My heart's beating faster don't know what i'm gonna do
I don't think i'm gonna last then
I begain to flash back on the things
I done in my past
Then I heard a small voice that said
I'll give you peace if you believe
I accepted Christ that day
Halilujah now i'm free

You saved me [4x]

I was in the aisle of the grocery store
With a pain in my chest and I'm wondering
Where did it come from (I got tested)
And the results came back
And the doctor said i'm sorry but u got cancer
I could not beleive it so
I call my mama to calm my nerves

(mama) she got down on her knees
(mama) she said a prayer for me
(mama) just keep on thanking Jesus
(mama) he'll give you what you need
(thank you Jesus)
Now that was five years ago
I don't have that pain no more
Doc said you can go home
Cause all your cancer's gone

You saved me [4x]

You saved me (said you saved me)
You saved me (but you saved me)
You saved me saaaved me
Gave me a second chance (second chance)
Halilujah saved me
Saved me saved me
Wooooooh You saved me

You gave me it was by grace You saved me
I'm so thankful that You looked down on me
Saw me standing there
I was at the end of my rope no where to go
And you gave me

No where to go (and you saved me)
I was down and out 2
I was doing drugs 2
I was running the streets 2
Never felt love
I was wilding out
You saved me
You stepped in ooh save me

You saved me