Believe Album

Artist(s): Yolanda Adams

Cover Art

Yolanda Adams Believe Cover Art

Tracklist

Never Give Up

length: 5:18
producer: Terry Lewis, James Wright and Jimmy Jam
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Steve Hodge
engineer: Steve Hodge
background vocals: Yolanda Adams
keyboard: James Wright
executive producer: Yolanda Adams and Sylvia Rhone
assistant mixer: Brad Yost and Xavier Smith
assistant engineer: Xavier Smith and Brad Yost
additional: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
unspecified drum programming: Alex Richbourg
writer: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Yolanda Adams, James Wright

Visions that can change the world
Trapped inside an ordinary girl
She looks just like me
To afraid to dream out loud

And though it's set for your idea
It won't make sense to everybody
You need courage now
If you're going to persevere

To fulfill your divine purpose
You've gotta answer when you're called
So don't be afraid to face the world
Against all odds

Keep the dream alive don't let it die, if something deep inside
Keeps inspiring you to try, don't stop
And never give up; don't ever give up on you
Don't give up

Every victory comes in time
Work today to change tomorrow
It gets easier
Who's to say that you can't fly?

Every step you take you gets
Closer to your destination
You can feel it now
Don't you know you're almost there?

To fulfill your life's purpose
You've gotta' answer when you're called
So don't be afraid to face the world
Against all odds

Keep the dream alive don't let it die, if something deep inside
Keeps inspiring you to try, don't stop
And never give up; don't ever give up on you

Sometimes life can place a stubborn block in your way
But you've gotta keep the faith
Reap what deep inside your heart
To fly

And never give up
Don't ever give up on you,
Don't give up

Who holds the pieces to complete the puzzle?
The answer that can solve the mystery
The key that can unlock your understanding
It's all inside of you
You have everything you need

So, keep the dream alive don't let it die
If something deep inside keeps inspiring you to try
Don't stop
And never give up; don't ever give up on you

Sometimes life can place a stubborn block on your way
But you've gotta keep the faith
Bring what's deep inside your heart
To the light

And never give up
Don't ever give up on you
No don't give up
No, no, no, no

Don't give up
Don't give up
Don't give up
Oh, don't, no, no, no, no
Don't, give, up

I Gotta Believe

length: 3:41
producer: Anthony “Shep” Crawford and The Drop Squad
membranophone: Ishmael Ferguson
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Peter Mokran
recording engineer: Anne Catalino
background vocals: Clinta Turner and Danaine Jones
guitar: Jay Williams
keyboard: Anthony “Shep” Crawford
choir vocals: Greater Philipian Youth Choir and New Life Cogic Youth Choir
additional recording engineer: Anne Catalino
executive producer: Sylvia Rhone and Yolanda Adams
arranger: Anthony “Shep” Crawford
writer: Anthony “Shep” Crawford, Damon Crawford, Ishmael Ferguson
Ooh! Ooh! Talk about it

You know life, has its ups and downs
(it)Can Turn your pretty face, to an ugly frown
Seems that when I face one thing, another one comes
Clouding up my vision, but I can feel the sun
I believe that I can do this; I know that I can win
Just as long as I have his love within

[Chorus:]
I believe that I can make it, I can make it through the night
I believe that I can walk on, with my head held high
I believe that I am special in every way
But in order to have my victory-I gotta believe-Ooh yeah!

I have to see myself at the finish line
I have to visualize that everything will fall in line
I have to visualize the land while riding through the storm
I have to trust in my father and open up my heart
I know that I can do this I know that I can win
Just as long as I have his love within

[Chorus:]
I believe....Ohh oohh
I believe I can walk on.... with my head held high
I believe that I am special yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
But in order to have my victory

[Bridge:]
Ohh! Heartbreak (I can handle it)
And heart pain (I can handle it)
Being let down (I can handle it)
No one's around (I can handle it)
I believe I can (I can handle it)
I receive I can (I can handle it)
And now I'm walking right into my victory

I believe that I can
I believe I'll walk on walk on walk on walk on
I am special yes I am Oh oh oho ho
And in order to have victory (Everybody help me say)

Oh I believe..... Oh I believe
I'm gonna walk on... with my head held high
I believe that..... there no body like me
And in order for me to .....victory I gotta believe yeah

Fo' Sho'

length: 3:28
producer: Anthony “Shep” Crawford
lead vocals: Karen Clark Sheard and Yolanda Adams
mixer: Kevin Davis
recording engineer: Anne Catalino
background vocals: Onisha Shaw
guitar: The Professa
additional recording engineer: Phillip "P3" Scott III
bass guitar: The Professa
executive producer: Sylvia Rhone and Yolanda Adams
arranger: Anthony “Shep” Crawford
writer: Anthony “Shep” Crawford
[verse 1:]
You may see me laughing
You may see me crying
But you won't see me give up
I'll just keep on trying
Though sometimes it get hard
Hard to see my way
But I've got you in my life
It's makes it all ok

[chorus]
Looks comes today
When you have treat me this way
And I thank you lord for treating me so good
There are times when I get scared
But I'll know that you'll be there
And you'll pull me out of it fo'sho

[verse 2]
There are times I'm up
There are times I'm down
There are times I'm smiling
There are times I'm frown
Sometimes I've done wrong
But I still sing my song
Even when I'm weak, I know you make me strong

[Chorus 2]
Ooh fo sho... fo sho
Fo sho...fo sho
Things are gonna work out fo sho
Ooh fo sho
Fo sho
Fo sho; fo sho
Things are gonna work out fo sho

[Verse 3]
I've learned how to do with
How to do without
When to shut my mouth
When to speck out loud
I'm happy to know
I have you as my friend
Others will come and go but
You'll be there till the end
[chorus 2]
[chorus 1]
[chorus 2 repeating...]

Thank You

length: 5:12
producer: Kevin Bond
membranophone: Jeremy Haynes
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
trumpet: Jeff Bailey and Mike Haynes
mixer: Kevin Bond and Ralph Cacciurri
engineer: Ralph Cacciurri and Kevin Bond
arranger: Kevin Bond and Kevin Bond
additional producer: Toni Bond
bass: Darrell Freeman
background vocals: Juna Givhan, Kim Washington, Deirdra Coker, Tanjala Wright, Naybu Fullman and Charles Price
keyboard: Kevin Bond
programming: Kevin Bond
saxophone: Mark Douphit
trombone: Chris McDonald
horn arranger: Kevin Bond
executive producer: Sylvia Rhone and Yolanda Adams
assistant engineer: Roger Moody and Alex Bond
writer: V. Michael McKay
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)

A Song of Faith

length: 4:23
producer: Mike City
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Lloyd Tolbert and Jesse "Biz" Stewart
executive producer: Yolanda Adams and Sylvia Rhone
writer: Mike City
You can't let it get you down
No no no no no
No no no no no
No no oh no no
Don't let it get you down

Just when everything seems to be going alright
Some unexpected misery enters your life
Then you ask your self how could this be wondering why
I've been there
You see your whole world come crashing down
All at one time
Your bodies weak from all the worrying
And so is you mind
Your walking down that rocky road
But things will get better
Cause trouble won't last forever

You can't let it get you down
Not now
You've come to far to turn around
You gotta walk with your head up high
Believing you can reach the sky
You can't let it get you down

Have you ever felt the need to get away from it all
The person that you care about the most just broke your heart
Just to be in the same room with them
You can't stand the thought
I've been there
You don't know if your relationship is worth holding on
How much longer can you take being treated so wrong
You're confused on what to do
But no matter what you do
You're gonna make it through

Oh, take it from me
The only thing you need is a little faith
The size of a mustard seed
You may cry through the night but hold on
Cause joy comes in the morning

In the morning
Joy comes in the morning
Have a little faith
Just a little faith
And you can make it
So don't you give up

Don't you let nobody turn you around
Don't you let nobody tuen you around
Keep your head up to the sky
Believe in yourself


Unconditional

length: 3:41
producer: Mike City
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Manny Marroquin
engineer: Lloyd Tolbert and Jesse "Biz" Stewart
executive producer: Yolanda Adams and Sylvia Rhone
writer: Mike City
Unconditional, unconditional
Unconditional, unconditional

Who else would let someone nail them to a cross
For the sake of others so they would not be lost
No one, no one will go that far for us

Who else would let someone get away with so much wrong
But still extend them grace
No one, no one have so much love for us

The kind of love He shows is unconditional
His love don't come and go it's unconditional

Who else but Him, He's a constant friend
Even when others turn their backs against
No one, oh no one is always there for us
So what kind of love

The kind of love He shows is unconditional
His love don't come and go it's unconditional

The kind of love He shows is unconditional
His love don't come and go it's unconditional

So even when your closest friends and family give up on you
There's not a day when you can't depend on Him

The kind of love He shows is unconditional
His love don't come and go it's unconditional

The kind of love He shows is unconditional
His love don't come and go it's unconditional

The kind of love He shows is unconditional
His love don't come and go it's unconditional

Anything

length: 4:30
producer: Warryn Campbell
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Jan Fairchild
recording engineer: C.J. DeVillar
guitar: John “Jubu” Smith
executive producer: Sylvia Rhone and Yolanda Adams
assistant recording engineer: Thorsten Laewe and Franny G.
instrument: Warryn Campbell
writer: Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, John “Jubu” Smith, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell, Trecina Atkins
How big is your imagination
How much do you dream
Have you ever had a vision that seems so far to reach
But I ain't trying to preach to you
But I'm really concerned about the road you choose
Where are you going
What are you doing
What are you choosing
Why don't you

Let the melody you hear
Whisper softly in your ear
Telling you, you can do anything if you believe
Let the softness of my voice remind you that you got a choice
You can achieve anything if you believe

Now I know you gotta make your own decisions
You gotta make your own mistakes
But I'm watching you as you do what you do
And I see myself as I watch you cause
I did what you're doing when I was a kid
And I made the same mistakes
I been where you been
But you can change your destiny
If you listen to the words that I say

[Chorus]

Anything is possible
Reachable, attainable
If you see your self as God sees you
I hope you're listening cause..

[Chorus]

Only If God Says Yes

length: 4:51
producer: Kevin Bond
membranophone: Jeremy Haynes
conductor: Chris McDonald
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Kevin Bond and Ralph Cacciurri
engineer: Mark Williams, Ralph Cacciurri, Kevin Bond and Dave Cline
arranger: Kevin Bond and Kevin Bond
additional producer: Toni Bond
violin: David Angell, Carl Gorodetzky, Pam Sixfin, Mary Kathryn van Osdale, David Davidson, Cathy Umstead, Alan Umstead, Conni Ellisor and Lee Larrison
bass: Craig Nelson and Darrell Freeman
background vocals: Yolanda Adams and Kevin Bond
keyboard: Kevin Bond
viola: Kristin Wilkinson, Gary Vanosdale and Jim Grosjean
cello: Anthony LaMarchina, Carole Rabinowitz and Bob Mason
programming: Kevin Bond
miscellaneous support: Ebbe Ramm
strings arranger: Chris McDonald
executive producer: Yolanda Adams and Sylvia Rhone
assistant engineer: Roger Moody, Alex Bond, Dave Puryear and Tracy Shroeder
concertmaster: Carl Gorodetzky
writer: Kevin Bond
Choices that we make in life
May take us far
Chances that we take tonight
May lead us into darken places
But at the end of Godly choices
Are higher dreams
But in the game of chance
Theres only a guilty wave or stream
Sometimes I don't know which road I should take
Sometimes I don't know which move I should make

But it's only if God says yes
I'll make my move
And it's only if God says yes
Then I will choose
For it's only if God would just
Bow his head
Then I will do it
Thats what I will do

I started down the right road
Only to end up wrong
The endless journey carried me so far away
From my home and family
But I'm learning I was never meant to go alone
Neither was it meant for me to go on my own no
Sometimes I don't know which road I should take
Sometimes I don't know which move I should make

I'll never go on my own
I'll never go all alone

Sometimes I don't know which road I should take
Sometimes I don't know which move I should make

But it's only if God says yes
I'll make my move
For it's only if God says yes
Then I will choose
For it's only if God would just answer me
And it's only if God would just hear my plead
And it's only if God would just bow his head
Then I will do it
That's what I will do

That's what I will do


Since the Last Time I Saw You

length: 3:47
producer: Kevin Bond
membranophone: Larry Woodruff and Jeremy Haynes
conductor: Chris McDonald
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Ralph Cacciurri and Kevin Bond
engineer: Dave Cline, Kevin Bond and Ralph Cacciurri
arranger: Kevin Bond
additional producer: Toni Bond
violin: Pam Sixfin, Conni Ellisor, David Angel, David Davidson, Cathy Umstead, Alan Umstead, Mary Kathryn van Osdale, Carl Gorodetzky and Lee Larrison
bass: Darrell Freeman and Craig Nelson
keyboard: Kevin Bond
viola: Jim Grosjean, Gary Vanosdale and Kristin Wilkinson
cello: Bob Mason, Carole Rabinowitz and Anthony LaMarchina
programming: Kevin Bond
strings arranger: Chris McDonald
executive producer: Sylvia Rhone and Yolanda Adams
assistant engineer: Roger Moody and Alex Bond
concertmaster: Carl Gorodetzky
writer: V. Michael McKay
Since the last time I saw you
God has moved another mountain out of my way
Led me to green pasture turned my midnight into day
Placed my feet up on a rock to stay

Since the last time I saw you
God has calmed another raging storm in my life
Led me into safety turned my darkness into light
Now I stand in the power of his might

You would have thought that God already done enough for me
When he took my place at Calvary
But he done so much more and more
Right before my eye's
And I have no other choice
But to stand and testify, stand and testify

Since the last time I saw you
God has worked another wondrous miracle for me
Led me into triumph
Now my blinded eyes can see that Christ the lord
Performs victoriously

You would have thought that he done enough for me
When he took my place at Calvary
But he's done more and more and more every day
He makes a way and he's made a way

Since the last time I saw you things have changed
I'm not the same since the last time

I'm Gonna Be Ready

length: 5:40
producer: Terry Lewis, James Wright and Jimmy Jam
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Steve Hodge
engineer: Steve Hodge
background vocals: Lisa Keith, Yolanda Adams, Tone Wilson and James Wright
keyboard: James Wright
drum machine programming: Alex Richbourg
executive producer: Sylvia Rhone and Yolanda Adams
assistant mixer: Brad Yost and Xavier Smith
assistant engineer: Brad Yost and Xavier Smith
additional: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
writer: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Yolanda Adams, James Wright
I say a prayer every night
Whatever I do, I'll get it right
With no regret, no guilt or shame this time (no not this time)
Once I surrender, I won't dare look back
'Cause if I do, I'll get off track
Move ahead in faith
And patiently await your answer
What will it be

Sight beyond what I see
You know what's best for me
Prepare my mind, prepare my heart
For whatever comes, I'm gone' be ready
Strength to pass any test
I feel like I'm so blessed
With you in control, I can't go wrong
'Cause I always know
I'm gonna be ready

I was free to do what I wanted to
Lost everything, but I still had you
You showed me your grace
Now my life's renewed and I thank you (yes.. I thank you)
So I'll tell anyone who'll listen, I'll testify
About how good you were to me when so call freinds passed me by
The fact that you would show somebode so broke down
So much mercy...

Sight beyond what I see
You know what's best for me
Prepare my mind, prepare my heart
For whatever comes, I'm gone' be ready
Strength to pass any test
I feel like I'm so blessed
With you in control, I can't go wrong
'Cause I always know
I'm gonna be ready

So use me as you will
I'll pay the price
'Cause made the ultimate sacrafice
It's all because of you that I even have life
And I'll give my love as a tribute to how great you are...

Sight beyond what I see
You know what's best for me
Prepare my mind, prepare my heart
For whatever comes, I'm gone' be ready
Strength to pass any test
I feel like I'm so blessed
With you in control, I can't go wrong
'Cause I always know
I'm gonna be ready

I'm gonna be ready
I'm gonna be ready
I'm gonna be ready
I'm gonna be ready
I'm gone...be ready

Darling Girl

length: 4:19
producer: Buster & Shavoni
membranophone: Issiah J. Avila
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Neal Pogue
recording engineer: Bobby Ross Avila, David Rideau and Louis Brown
bass: Scott Parker and Sean Dancy
guitar: Erick Walls
keyboard: Bobby Ross Avila
additional: Taylor Crawford
additional mixer: Soul Providers
executive producer: Yolanda Adams and Sylvia Rhone
assistant engineer: Emilio Hardy
writer: Yolanda Adams, Bobby Ross Avila, Scott Parker, Louis Brown, Issiah J. Avila
A night flight out to D.C.
Phone rings with the news
My God I'm so excited
It's time to look for baby shoes(yes)
Everyone says I'm glowing
From a heart filled with joy
To soon to be showing
Is it a girl is it a boy

[Chorus]
Found out your My Darling Girl
Don't you know you change my world
Your my little doll so sweet
You nearly knock me off my feet
Your my little darling child seeing you makes me smile
God Bless the day he sent my little angel to me

Here's my favorite picture
When you were 10 minutes old
And we were right there with ya
To wrap you up and keep you warm
And now that your a little older
I see your personality
And every time that I hold ya
I'm sure you'll know much more than me

[Chorus]

'Cause your My little Darling Girl
Don't you know you change my world
Your my little doll so sweet
You nearly knock me off my feet
Your my little darling child seeing you makes me smile
God Bless the day he sent my little angel to me

And you were perfect from the first day
They getting tired of hearing me say
I'm not ashamed to stand up and tell
The world that your my my my baby girl oh

Ladadadadada
Ladada dada dada dada
Hanging tight with your mama
Traveling round the globe

Telling folks about Jesus
And how he came to save their souls
Obviously what's important(yeah)

Gotta keep teaching you
Gotta be your example
That shows his life in all I do

[Chorus]

You are My Darling, Darling Girl
Don't you know you change my world
Your my little doll so sweet
You nearly knock me off my feet
Your my little darling child you know I love to see you smile and
God Bless the day he sent my little angel to me
Oh Yes God Bless the day he sent my little angel to me...

[Yolanda talking to baby]
You go say something? Come on say something... yeah...

I'm Thankful

length: 4:13
producer: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Grant William Nicholas
lead vocals: Yolanda Adams
mixer: Steve Hodge
engineer: Xavier Smith
background vocals: Lisa Keith, James Wright and Yolanda Adams
keyboard: Grant William Nicholas
other vocals: T‐Bone
additional recording engineer: David Rideau
executive producer: Yolanda Adams and Sylvia Rhone
assistant mixer: Brad Yost and Xavier Smith
additional recording engineer assistant recording engineer: Jon Nettlesbey
instrument: Grant William Nicholas and Chase Kurzweil
arranger: James Wright, Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam
writer: Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Yolanda Adams, Etienne Lavonne Clark, Grant William Nicholas, Rene Sotomayor, James Wright
You're there to pick me up
Whenever I fall down
And I can't say enough
'Bout the things you've done for me
Without you in my life
I don't know where I'd be
Release my heart felt praise
Gonna lift my voice and sing

[Chorus]
Gonna raise my hands up to the sky
Use every breath to glorify
Your name your work your way
'Cause I'm so thankful
For life, for health, for strength to live
For sharing love and fellowship
For every blessing that you give
I'm thankful

You're the brightest star
The universe has seen
And I'm so privileged
That you shine your light on me
So powerful so great
The ultimate creator
You gave the gift that we know as eternal life

[Chorus]

What's happenin' around me
Ain't gonna change what I believe
I believe you sent the Holy Spirit to guide me
With knowledge and wisdom for all situations
'Cause it ain't always, ain't good for ya no, no

It ain't good, it ain't good, it ain't good
It ain't good all the time
No, no
But I'm thankful for everything
You've done for me
Everything you've given me
I am thankful, Ohh
I am thankful, ooohhh
I am thankful, oohh
I am thankful

[Rap]
Raise my hands up to the sky
Use every breath to glorify
Your name, your work, your way
'Cause I'm so Thankful
For life, for health, for strength to live
For sharing love and fellowship
For every blessing that you give
I'm thankful

[Chorus to end]