R. Kelly Album

Artist(s): R. Kelly

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Tracklist

Intro - The Sermon

length: 3:21
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly

(Well)
Are you ready for me?
Before I start, I just wanna get a few things off my chest.
(Take ya time brother)
You see, being in the business that I am in, looks like everything I do,
Everywhere I go, and everything I see,
Seems to be through some kind of magnifying glass-yes- Can I talk about it?
(Talk on,talk on)
While you're looking I suggest you take a good look'
And I hope you find just what it is you're looking for
(Amen)

Just like that song says- ain't nobody's business what I do
Now can I move on?
(Move on, move on, move on brother Kelly)
I remember when I was trying to be somebody, but I just didn't know nobody
(I didn't know nobody)
But now
(Now)
I said now
(Now)
Can I say it again?
(Gon' and say it again)
Now, every since God has blessed me, it seems that things are going a little
Bit different(yes it is)

Folks ain't it funny how things can say sometimes,why,even the Statue of
Liberty want some bump and grind
Can I getta witness off up in them jeeps (Amen)
I don't see nothing wrong with a little truth
Now-now, wait a minute, go that way
Ya see the good book says that the truth is the light,please, I think it's time
To turn on your lights and see the truth
Can, Can I talk on?
You don't know where I've been, you don't know where I'm going, You don't know
What I do.

Can I get a witness?
So before you go trying to pass judgment on me, pass judgment on yourself,
Worry bout yourself, and what yourself is doing, and where yourself is going,
And who yourself has been with
That way, you
(you)
You
(You)
You , You don't have to ever worry about nobody
But Jesus

Hump Bounce

length: 4:07
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
It's Saturday
I'm ready to go out and have some fun
Get in the club around 'bout twelvish
Me my homies hoochie huntin'
Lovin' the way the DJ's mixin'
And everybody's on the floor
Moet, Alize

[Chorus]
Every day and every night humpin' and bouncin'
All I wanna do [Repeat: x2]
Summertime, Saturday night

"Hey, what'cha doin'?
"Chillin', strokin' the town."
"Sure you don't wanna come over here?"
"Nah, I ain't comin' over there, man."
"What you mean you ain't comin' over here.?"
"'Cause you don't be talkin' about doing ****."
"Who you wit?"
"Don't worry about who I'm wit."
"See, that's why I don't call you."

It's time to be havin' a good time tonight
Music got you in the mood, you'll be dancin' all night
Lovin' the way the DJ's mixin' and everybody's on the floor
I can't seem to stop thinkin' about you, baby
No matter what I do

[Chorus: x2]

I know you're here to party
Everybody work it out
Leave all your troubles behind
Let me see you hump and bounce

[Chorus: x2]

Help me find a way to that spot tonight
Kelly, won't you help me find a way
I can help you find a way

Not Gonna Hold On

length: 4:05
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Can't you see we were meant to be, oh baby
Down for each other for eternity, oh baby, baby
Let me know if you're out of my life
(Don't hang on) Don't hang on to my heart and say bye-bye
I used to be the one that you could call on
Now you like to play around, hit me up on what went wrong

[Chorus]
I'm not gonna hold on to your love baby
If chances are that I'm gonna fall off [Repeat: x2]

Memories like the corner of my mind
You know just what to do to make my love come down
I know just what you need, but you don't come around
Let me know if you're out of my life
Don't hang on to my heart, say bye-bye, oh baby
I used to be the one that you could call on
Now you like to play around - hit me up on what went wrong

[Chorus: x2]

I'm not gonna hold on to your lovin' baby
Look at what you're doing to me baby [Repeat: x2]

You Remind Me of Something

length: 4:11
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
You remind me of something
I just can't think of what it is

[Chorus]
You remind me of my jeep, I want to ride it
Something like my sound, I want to pump it
Girl you look just like my cars, I want to wax it
And something like my bank account
I want to spend it, baby

It's something about your love that's got me going crazy
Baby, you know I want you real bad
And girl I really like your freaky style
How can I be down with you?
So get a little closer to my ride
I want to get to know you lady
And hip me up on how to get inside you
Listen, pretty baby

I want to roll it, roll it, roll it, roll it
Is all I want to do for you baby
Girl, it's something kind of sexy
Goin' on about you babe

[Chorus: x2]

Now I would like to take you on a ride tonight
Girl, you know we'll have so much fun
And give you everything your body needs
Satisfaction guaranteed
So pull up to my bumper and let the system sound
Girl, I bet cha' I can drive you crazy
And let me be the one to drop you off
Babe, listen to me

I want to roll it, roll it, roll it, roll it
Is all I want to do for you baby
Girl, it's something kind of sexy
Goin' on about you babe

[Chorus: x2]

Don't be alone, don't be alone
I'm comin' through your door
Turn off the lights, turn off the lights, baby
It's something about this moment

[Chorus: x3]

Step in My Room

length: 3:48
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Yo, what's up baby?
I don't see no sign on my door that says it's closed

[Chorus]
Step in my room 'cause I got a little something for you baby
In my room and I know you're gonna like it baby
Step in my room 'cause I got a little something for you baby
In my room

Finally we're all alone so lock all the doors and unplug the phone
I wanna take you where passion lies
Girl you want my lovin', I can see it in your eyes
Baby don't hold back the feelin'- just bring that body to me
And I'm gonna give your everything you need

[Chorus]

Makin' sweet love 'til morning comes
Still lovin' you after it's said and done
And doin' those things you want me to do to you baby
Like goin' down on you by the fireplace
Baby don't hold back the feelin', just bring that body to me
And I give you everything you need

[Chorus]

Hey there lady, you drive me crazy
Sexy lady, you drive me crazy

Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby...

length: 4:20
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
[Spoken]
Anything you want baby
Anything your heart desires
Because you've been there for me
(Truly there for me)
I'm gonna give it to you
Listen

[1 -] Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby

Anything you want, I'm gonna give it to you girl
Because when I was down you always lifted up my head
Gonna show you all the love I have in store for you
I gotta let you know that I am truly down with you, oh

[Repeat 1]
Like no other homie, you are always there for me
The only girl I know that truly satisfies my needs
When I was down and out you were hangin' by my side
And now that I am holdin' you, you'll always be in my life, oh

Repeat 1
Taking me to church on Sunday morning, girl is cool
Because I found a blessing and some happiness in you
Whenever there is darkness, G you brighten up my day
I thank the Lord for you because you understand my ways, oh

Repeat 1
When I look at you I see the breaking of the day
I'm mighty glad to know that Heaven sent your love my way
It's something about the way you do your lovin' when you do
And now until forever, baby, I'll be lovin' you, oh

Repeat 1
[Spoken]
You were always there for me - you know what I'm saying?
So today I'm taking you out - buy you something real nice
I'm gonna be here for you until the day becomes the night

[Repeat 1]
From the bottom of my heart, yes promise me we'll never part
Let's say a prayer together, say a prayer together baby
Can we say a prayer together baby
Heavenly Father which art in heaven
I pray that you keep this love together
This is my prayer, baby, baby, baby, I love you

(You to Be) Be Happy

length: 4:37
writer: R. Kelly, The Notorious B.I.G.
Everyday and night I pray
Love will swing you back this way
Life without you here with me
Ain't the same without you G

Baby hear me, I never meant to hurt you
Baby come and talk to me
Let me know what's on your mind
Every time I see you
You're running from me all the time

Baby hear me, I never meant to hurt you
I only wanted you to be happy
You to have the best of things
To be down with me, baby
'Cause your lovin', it's so good

You're giving me the run-around
Thought our love was going down
Baby don't you know
That I'm down until the day I die
Baby hear me, never meant to hurt you
Now you know I'll never do anything to hurt you
'Cause baby I love you

Every night and day I pray
Your love returns
Oh I'd give my life
If it would only make you happy

[Notorious B.I.G]
Sittin' reminiscin' on when you started dissin'
Spittin' in faces in public places
Rolexes with faces had you chipper for months
Made some dough, did some shows, now you're starting to front
Smokin' blunts on the veranda with Amanda
She's fillin' your head with he said, she said
Poppa doin' this, Poppa doin' that
But don't tell him I said it 'cause my Jeep might get wetted
Forget it, go on take her word like the Koran
Y'all stay friends, I'll stay and smoke Phil Benzs
Honeysuckle sets, Biggie secret pyjama sets
You were the Reebok vandal, now you were Chanel sandals
I made you, why would I play you?
Think about it while the streets you roam
It's all peas and crispies in the fridge when you get home

[Chorus]
You to be, be happy
You to have the best of things
Baby everything you want it for baby
You to be down with me
So give me that *** back baby
'Cause your lovin' is so good, so damn good, babe

Everyday and night I pray love will swing you back this way
Life without you here with me ain't the same without you G

[Chorus]

Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)

length: 4:49
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Listen girl, you want me but he needs you
Yet you're tellin' me that everything is cool
Tryin' to convince me baby to do as you say
Just go along and see things your way

And keep it on the down low, whispering nobody has to know (nobody, nobody)
We can keep it on the down low (yeah), whispering nobody has to know (nobody knows)

Secret lovers is what you wanna be (yeah)
While making love to him, girl you're silently calling on me
What is a man to do in a situation like this? (I don't know, I don't know)
I feel there is something that I don't wanna miss (yeah)

And keep it on the down low(down low), girl nobody, nobody has to know
We can keep it on the down low (you better keep it, keep it), nobody has to know (nobody knows)

Beautiful you are but you're his by far
Comin' by my way drivin' his fancy car
Making plans to be in my life forever
Tell me, tell me that we'll always be together

And keep it on the down low, nobody has to know (no, no)
We can keep it on the down low (on the down low), nobody has to know (nobody has to know)

Listen babe I won't whisper a word
Nobody, nobody
How can you go so low so low
Keep it on the down low
No, no, no nobody nobody nobody
Keep it on the down low
On the down low baby
Nobody has to know

I Can't Sleep Baby (If I)

length: 5:31
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Girl I must have been crazy to say that it was over
I had to be a fool to yell out we were through
And now I'm all lonely and feeling down and out baby
When I never meant for this to end, it was so so crazy of me
Sometimes we say things that were really don't mean
Well I'm sorry baby, bring your lovin' back to me

[Chorus]
I can't sleep babe, I can't think babe, I can't live babe
Without you in my life I can't go on baby
This is my song baby
Don't wanna do nothin' if I go away baby
And I can't do nothin' if you're not around

Though I must admit that things got out of hand
When you told me that he was just a friend
I should of had my trust in you from the very start darlin'
'Cause I never meant for this to end
How can we get it back again?
Oh sometimes a man can say things that he really don't mean
Well I'm sorry baby- bring your lovin' back to me

[Chorus]

Baby we can meet somewhere and talk about it
Oh baby, can we work it out
I'm not gonna let you go my baby before I let you know that I

[Chorus]

Thank God It's Friday

length: 3:54
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Finally the weekend's come
And everything is goin' down
Nine to five and now it's time
For me to get around
Good poppin' ain't no stoppin' everybody's in the mood
Mind blowin' once you feel the music startin' to get to you
Disco nights, party lights, it's all good for me

[Chorus]
Thank God it's Friday
Party lights, Friday night feelin' right
It's a party
Thank God it's Friday
Party lights, Friday night feelin' right
It's a party

Throw your hands up
If you're ready to get down and jam tonight
Music's got ya jumpin'
And you're feeling not a care tonight
Keep goin' don't you stop
Just let this volume get in you
Take some time out for yourself
And let this Friday get to you
Disco nights, party lights
It's all good for me

[Chorus]

Oh God, thank you for Friday
Oh thank you heavenly Father
Oh so many people lookin', lookin' for the spot
There's a party over here
So many people lookin' for the party spot
If you find it
Let me know and I'll be there until I drop
Valet parking at the club
It lets you know it's Friday night
People swayin', music playin'
And this weekend feels so right, yeah

[Chorus]

My sisters, enjoy your weekend
And may God bless all of you

Love Is on the Way

length: 3:03
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Oh woah woah oh

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Woah woah oh

It seems we've lost our touch

Used to be so in love, yeah, uh

But somehow we've gotten off-track

And we never really got it back, no, yeah

I think we better find a way, yeah

And get right back to the good old days, good old days

Wanna make it to Heaven's gate, yeah (oh)

And we need to escalate, I need

I need direction (I need direction)

To that street called love (to that street called love, yeah)

Lead me to that road (trying to get home, yeah)

Trying to get home (oh, take me to love street, yeah)

Now life is gone and skipped a beat

Tell me where are all the dancing feet, yeah

Boy I tell you there's always something going on

Tell me why can't we all just get along

Keep struggling (yeah) just to get by, oh (oh)

So many hills, mountains to climb, yeah

We should all be ashamed of ourselves

'Cause if we don't love ourselves

Tell me how can we love somebody else?

I need direction (we need direction)

To that street called love (to that street called love yeah)

Lead me to that road (I'm trying to get home)

Trying to get home (come on and take me to love street)

Sunday morning (yeah)

People are dressed up (yeah)

Ready to go and have some... Church

(And I remember feeling so joyful)

On the East side or the West side

Or the North side or the South side

You were at ... Church

(So tell me what is all this fighting for)

Somebody's always pounding out (woah)

Somebody's always hanging bout (woah)

(We have got to figure out how to get right back to love street)

I need directions (we need direction, woah)

To that street called love (to that street called love)

Lead me to that road (trying to get home)

Trying to get home (would you take me straight to love street)

I need directions (I need some direction yeah)

To that street called love (yes I do, yes I do)

Lead me to that road (please let me lead me to)

Trying to get home

Heard somebody say (Toot-toot-beep-beep)

Heard somebody say (Tell me how to get to love street) yeah

Heard somebody say (Toot-toot-beep-beep) yeah

Heard somebody say, yeah (Tell me how to get to love street) Yeah

Here we go, here we go, here we go

You make a right on L

Make a left on O

Come to a green light

And that's when you can go

You keep straight on V

Until you come to E

That's when you see a big sign that says

Welcome to Love Street

I need direction (welcome to my street)

To that street called love (yeah yeah [welcome] yeah hey)

Lead me to that road (Lead me to that road yeah)

Trying to get home (Oh yeah oh)

(Tell me how to get to love street)

Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, yeah, woah

(Tell me how to get to love street)

Pied-piper, your music weatherman

It's love o'clock ya'll

And ya'll listing to the sounds of the Chocolate Factory

This next one goes out to the ladies

Ladies Night, Happy People baby!

Heaven If You Hear Me

length: 0:58
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
Darling, come home, back to me
Heaven, (Heaven) Heaven if you hear me, this
Say, I need you (I need you in my life)
So come on, baby (Come on)
Cause I, I never meant to do you wrong, lady (oh, oh)
So don't you leave me dying here (Cause I'm lost without you)
Please (Please) come back home

Religious Love

length: 4:12
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
A religious love for you baby
Every night I pray
That heaven will send you back to me
Baby you're all I ever needed

Dearly beloved, why did you go
When being with you forever is all I hope
Slowly the rain is falling in our home
Come back and start right from going wrong
I'll be still until I hear from you
And I'll be waiting until you return this message

[Chorus]
A religious love for you baby
Every night I pray
That heaven will send you back to me
Baby you're all I ever needed
A religious love for ya baby
Every night I pray
That someday I'll have you for my wife
Baby you are my life, please believe me

For only God knows how much I miss you
And for us to be as one it takes two
So don't you go dying on me not right now
Please change the impossible to somehow
I'll be still there until I hear from you
And I'll be praying until you return this message

[Chorus]

In the middle of the night, I'll be callin' you
Every single breath I take I hope to see you there
If you should ever need, if ever you need a friend
Baby I am here and don't forget to remember me

Oh baby, come to me, don't leave me lonely
I need you here with me so return this message

[Chorus]

Tempo Slow

length: 4:12
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
What's up baby
I know what you're thinking
What did I call you over here for
I wanna take you somewhere

[Chorus]
Tempo slow, lights down low
Let me take you to a place
Where only love grooves go

Step into my territory
And let the vibes begin
Don't be afraid
Just let this love groove in
Let the passion lead you to a place beyond
Exploring my bedroom, having freaky fun

[Chorus]

All the players go
All the gangstas go

[Chorus]

Rules they are so simple, so very simple
As our bodies connect
And those juices start to flow
Makin' sweet love 'til the morning light
And satisfying love's appetite

[Chorus: x2]

Baby tell Daddy what it is you want
Come on and unravel those little secrets unknown
Time to taste what love has in store for me
So let's take a sip of this love groove chemistry

[Chorus: x3]

As I Look Into My Life

length: 1:30
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
As I look into my life
Searching for that paradise

Oh Lord will you help me, find me
Take this crazy ghetto past of mine
And put it all behind me
Look down on the ghetto man
And change his mission
And put it in the hearts
Of many to stop confusion

[Chorus]
My sistas, brothas
Let's put these hands together
We need to stop chokin' on the truth
And start smokin' on a plan man
Love and respect that woman
And bring her happiness
I'm talkin' to the ghetto
For each other we should help
While our babies are dying in the street
We've got to be saying to ourselves

Trade in My Life

length: 6:22
composer: R. Kelly
lyricist: R. Kelly
[Chorus]
Trade in my life
Oh for you, oh yes, oh yes
Trade in my life for you

Sittin' here wonderin' how did things go wrong
Every night asking myself what happened to our happy home
Will I ever see you again, I need to know my friend
Now the past has gone away but tomorrow's on it's way
Though the sun is going down, I need you around
I'm willing to trade in my life

[Chorus]

Now I'm sitting here
Reminiscing on what we used to share
And how we used to be such a happy pair, oh yeah
I cannot believe we've thrown it all away
Tell me will I see you again someday?

Now the past is gone away
But tomorrow's on it's way
Though the sun is going down
And I need you around - trade

[Chorus]

We both know that we made a vow
Said we'd always be together
That our love would endure, yes
But now you're gone and I'm all alone
But I need you here and I'm willing to trade it

[Chorus]

I mean it from the bottom of my heart
Tell me are you with me, are you willing to trade it

And I don't even have to think about it twice
Hey, I'll trade it
Somebody help me say I'll trade it
Until you return to me
I'm gonna stay on my hands and knees
And when I see you I'm gonna stand up
And reach my hands out to you, and trade it

Said I love my music and I love my fans
But I've got to step back
Look at this thing like it sure enough is
Tell me do you remember when we used to say
Everything is in their love tell me

What does it profit a man
To gain the world and lose his soul?
I'm gonna trade it to be with you