Saturday, November 06, 2010

Soulful Saturday- Anita Baker

Let me tell you why I am so lucky: I grew up with parents who listened to FANTASTIC music. I was born in the 70s and there was so great music going on (um, and disco). Every Saturday I can remember from the year my sister was born (1983), my parents would turn on the stereo and we would listen to music as we did our chores together (that is where I got the idea for Soulful Saturdays). One weapon in their musical arsenal was Ms. Anita Baker. OMG, I wanted to be her when I was growing up. That signature sway on stage, her haircut (was all the rage in the late 80s and early 90s... and I had it)- not to mention: I can recognize her voice anywhere. It is so smooth and every song is amazing, even the ones where she is apologizing (see below). She is not only a typical R&B singer, she has a touch of the Blues and Jazz in her voice. Something that I can't really explain other than to say that her magical formula works for me! I feel bad for people who have never heard her. I think she is going back into the studio and when/if she does I will be one of the first to purchase it on iTunes...

Body and Soul

Key Lyrics:
*I don't know what to do cuz all of me wants all of you.
*Don't leave me out in the cold, just love me body and soul.
*I've wasted too much time living for what wasn't mine, then came the day I found you.

Giving You the Best That I Got
*I hope that you see that you can lean on me and together we can calm the stormy seas.
*We love so strong and unselfishly
*I stumbled my whole life long, always on my own, now I'm home.
*And my weary mind is rested and I feel as if my home is in your arms. My fears are all gone; I like the sound of your song and I think I want to sing it forever.

No One in the World

Key Lyrics:
*I tried every road I could find, still I can't get you out of my mind.
*No one in the world can love me like you do.
*I had it all when you were with me.
*Please take me back. Babe I can't go on. I'm not happy in my life without you.
*I realized I need you here in my life...

I apologize

Key Lyrics:
*When the road gets rough, you say things you should not say. I never meant to treat my baby that way.


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