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"Watching You, Watching Me" (1985)

Oh Yeah! Lyrics – Bill Withers

Sometimes you stare and the look that's in your eyes
Says that you care and gives me butterflies

Oh yeah! What a pure delight
Oh yeah! I'm in love alright
Oh yeah! What a perfect night
Why don't we stay here together?

Sometimes it's there in the way you say hello
Sometimes the answer is yes when you say no

Oh yeah! What a pure delight
Oh yeah! I'm in love alright
Oh yeah! What a perfect night
Why don't we stay here together?
Why don't you stay forever in my life

Time for the shoes and rice
‘Cause I think you're very nice
And I want you in my life, oh baby!

Oh yeah! What a pure delight
Oh yeah! I'm in love alright
Oh yeah! What a perfect night
Why don't we stay here together?
Why don't you stay forever in the night

Something That Turns You On Lyrics – Bill Withers

I hope you find in me
Something that turns you on
A tie that binds with me
And holds us together from now on

Oh! I want to be what you need. Ow baby yeah!
When it gets down to love
I want to be what you want me to be
When it gets down to love

Really want to be what you need
Wanna be the one that turns you on
Really want to be what you need
Wanna be the one that turns you on

I hope you find in me
Something that's peaceful and warm
Something that keeps us together
‘Til one of us is dead and gone

Oh! I want to be what you need
Ow baby yeah!
When it gets down to love
I want to be what you want me to be
When it gets down to love

Really want to be what you need
Wanna be the one that turns you on
Really want to be what you need
Wanna be the one that turns you on

I hope you find in me
Something that burns on and on
Something that keeps us together
Keeps our love still holding on

I want to be what you need
When it gets down to love
I want to be what you want me to be
When it gets down to love

Really want to be what you need
Wanna be the one that turns you on
Really want to be what you need
Wanna be the one that turns you on

Don't Make Me Wait Lyrics – Bill Withers

It's only ‘cause you're waiting
If it's ever in your mind
If it's ever meant to happen
If it's just a waste of time

If you think it might be wonderful
But you feel you have to fight
Is it gonna take a miracle
To make love to you tonight

Don't make me wait, take some time for love
Don't make me wait, take this moment in the night
Don't make me wait, take some time for love
Don't make me wait, let's make love tonight

If it's only feeling guilty
If it's just a case of fright
If you think it's something filthy
Something evil in the night

Don't make me wait, take some time for love
Don't make me wait, take this moment in the night
Don't make me wait, take some time for love
Don't make me wait, let's make love tonight

If it's love it's so sweet and gentle
When you're making love in the night
If it's love it's so very simple
Hold on! Hold on!

Don't make me wait, take some time for love
Don't make me wait, take this moment in the night
Don't make me wait, take some time for love
Don't make me wait, let's make love tonight

Heart In Your Life Lyrics – Bill Withers

There is only one love in your lifetime
There is only one lover can only do right
When they love you until the daylight
They put their heart on your life

There is only one love in your lifetime
Keeps on turning you on when you turn out the light
And they love you with all their might
They put their heart on your life

Put a little heart in your life oh
Put a little heart in your life
Put a little heart in your life
They put their heart in your life

Hold on! I'm in love and only love
What she can do tonight
Hold on! When the lover in your life
They put their heart in your life

There is only love in the nighttime
Keep on turning you on when you turn out the light
When they do unto you to do right
Put the heart on in your life

There is only one love in your lifetime
There is only one lover can only do right
When they love you until the daylight
They put their heart on your life

Put a little heart in your life oh
Put a little heart in your life
Put a little heart in your life
They put their heart in your life

Watching You Watching Me Lyrics – Bill Withers

Watching you watching me
It's so easy to see
That it's my loving you
That puts the starlight in your eyes

Watching me watching you
It's so obviously true
That it's your loving me
That makes my life a paradise

When lovers meet
And light a spark
Their eyes give the game away
Somehow it's a feeling you can never hide
No matter how hard you try

When lovers speak
It's from the heart
And all of the things they say
Are part of the magic and the mystery
You hear in a gentle sigh

Watching you watching me
Girl, ain't it easy to see?
That it's my loving you
That puts the starlight in your eyes

Watching me watching you
Girl, I believe that it's true
That it's your loving me
That makes my life a paradise

The times we had
The fun and games
The things that I can't forget
We share in those very special memories
All lovers do smile about

I'm so glad you feel the same
There's nothing to regret
It's free for the simple love is there for you
To bring all the feelings out

Watching you watching me
Girl, ain't it easy to see?
That it's my loving you
That puts the starlight in your eyes

Watching me watching you
Girl, I believe that it's true
That it's your loving me
That makes my life a paradise

There's a language
Spoken only by lovers
Words and phrases
That they make with their eyes
You might try it
But you'll never change things

No one comes…(?)

Let's celebrate what life's about
Let's sing out the melody
The words and the music to our song of love
Are sweeter than anything
'Cause if we wait
We might lose out
On things that were meant to be
With all of the secrets that the heart can hold
Left dangling on a string

Watching you watching me
Girl, ain't it easy to see?
That it's my loving you
That puts the starlight in your eyes

Watching me watching you
Girl, I believe you know that it's true
Sweet girl, that I love you
You make my life a paradise

[Repeat first choruses]

We Could Be Sweet Lovers Lyrics – Bill Withers

Sweet life, it just can't be paradise
But if you think it's alright
Ow baby, we could be sweet lovers in the night
I'd be faithful and I could treat you nice
Ow baby we could be sweet lovers in the night
If you think I might
be someone you could like
What if you were my lover?

[Chorus:]
I could spend my lifetime holding on to you, my lover
I could spend forever holding on to you
Spend my every nighttime holding on to you, my lover
‘Til the end of never holding on to you
Sweet life, just can't be paradise
But we can make it quite nice
Ow baby we could be sweet lovers in the night
If you think I might
Be someone you could like
What if you were my lover?

[Repeat Chorus]

You Just Can't Smile It Away Lyrics – Bill Withers

You just can't smile it away
It's more than passion
Oh! It's love, and I've heard some people say
They've seen love move mountains

You just can't laugh it away
It's too deep inside your feelings
Oh! It's love not just some game you can play
For a laugh then go on your way

Let's sit and talk it over
And work it out
I love you so
Can't we just talk it over
And see what we can do?

Can't we just talk it over
And work it out
I love you so
Can't we just talk it over
And see what we can do?

You just can't pass it away
Like some silly fashion
Oh! It's love, and I've heard some people say
They've seen love move mountains
Oh! It's love, and I've heard some people say
They've seen love move mountains

Steppin' Right Along Lyrics – Bill Withers

Steppin' right along
Like it ain't nothing, baby
Something just, something blew your mind
Something come along
To make you stronger, baby
But you know it got to take time

Talk a little deep
To make you wonder, baby
And it's not that same old line

Whoa, look out now

Something some time
Come along and blow your mind
Watch out, girl
Somebody hot (hot!)
Make you give up everything you got

Steppin' right along
Like it ain't nothing, baby
Something just, something just blew you mind
Something come along
That kick like thunder, baby
You know got to give it up for them
Right on time

'Would it be wise or weak?'
You wonder, baby
Goodbye Reason, Hello Rhyme
Look out, girl

Something some time
Come along and blow your mind
Watch out, girl
Somebody hot (hot!)
Make you give up everything you got

Steppin' right along
Like it ain't nothing, baby
Something come along
And just blew your mind
'Some kind of magic spell?'
You wonder, baby
Make a drink of muddy water
Taste like wine

And 'Would it be wise or weak?'
You wonder, baby
Goodbye Reason, Hello Rhyme
'Love made me do it!'

Something some time
Come along and blow your mind
Watch out, girl
Somebody hot (hot!)
Make you give up everything you got

Said I will follow…the Lord in Heaven
I wanna be…thy holding(?) angel
'Til the Kingdom come
Thy will be down
Down here on earth
Just like it is in Heaven
Give us this day
Our…daily bread
Give us our sins
We forgive our brothers
Lead us far away, every day,
From temptation
Heavenly Father
Deliver us from evil
Thine is the kingdom
And the Power
And the Glory
Forever!
Heavenly Father
Sweet Heavenly Father
Heavenly Father
Sweet sweet Heavenly Father
Sweat ol' Heavenly Father [x2]

You Try To Find A Love Lyrics – Bill Withers

Crazy hours, party nights
Lady power, hardly right
Oh! The showers cold and light
Hot! And lonely every night

You try to find a love
You keep holding on, wanting love
You try to find love
You keep holding on,
Just hanging out
Searching for love in the night
Searching for love in the night
Out and easy every night
How you see me is hardly right
A one and only, would be nice
Hot! And lonely every night

You try to find a love
You keep holding on, wanting love
You try to find love
You keep holding on,
Just hanging out
Searching for love in the night
Searching for love in the night

Whatever Happens Lyrics – Bill Withers

Whatever happens
We'll have some love along the way
But it ain't easy
We'll look for some words of love to say
And smile..mmmmm
It may happen anyway
And we'll kiss before we say 'goodnight'

And whatever happens
They're'll be some time along the way
When it ain't easy
It just can't be sunshine everyday
We'll smile…mmmmm
And be happy, anyway
And we'll kiss before we say 'goodnight'

I've got you in my life
Together we can reach the higher ground
We'll be alright
Just as long as you're around
Girl, I won't let you down

Whatever happens
There'll be some good times, and some bad
But it ain't easy
Let's just remember the good times that we had
And just smile…mmmm
And be happy, anyway
And we'll kiss before we say 'goodnight' [x2]

"'Bout Love" (1978)

All Because Of You Lyrics – Bill Withers

A sparkle in my eye
Satisfied
All because of you pretty one
A bubble in my desire
And I've suddenly become

High as birds that fly above the clouds that rain on you and me
Deep as words you never say out loud but whisper tenderly
La, la, la

A spark that lights my fire
Takes me high
All because of you pretty one
A bubble I can't deny
And I've suddenly become

High as birds that fly above the clouds that rain on you and me
Deep as words you never say out loud but whisper tenderly

A spark that lights my fire
Takes me high
All because of you pretty one
A bubble I can't deny
And I've suddenly become

High as birds that fly above the clouds that rain on you and me
Deep as words you never said out loud but whisper tenderly

Dedicated To You My Love Lyrics – Bill Withers

Dated till each of us runs out of time
Dedicated to you my love
And if I could think of a piece of a rhyme
Dedicated to you my love

And if the way I speak my love seems silly of me
It's only cause you got me feeling good and happy
And I must say it's neat my love that it really can be
I reach for love, reach out for love, and you let me

And if I could find me a mountain to climb
Dedicate it to you my love
I'd swim me an ocean if I had a mind
Dedicate it to you my love

And if the way I speak my love seems silly of me
It's only cause you got me feeling good and happy
And I must say it's neat my love that it can really be
Reach for love, reach out for love, and you let me

And if I could find me a mountain to climb
Dedicate it to you my love
I'd swim me an ocean if I had a mind
Dedicate it to you my love

Thanks for the feeling
Hope will last with you
Thanks for the time
That I've had in the past with you

Look To Each Other For Love Lyrics – Bill Withers

Love can make us happy
Open up your heart everyone
And the world we all share down here
Is bound to make us happy

Let's look to each other for love
Look on the brighter side of life
And the world that we share
Can make us happy

Look to one another for love
Look on the lighter side of life
And the way that we are
Can make us happy

Don't be afraid
To show that we need each other
‘Cause I need you in my life
Let's look ahead
With faith that things will be better
If we just look up to the light

Look to one another for love
And everything will be alright
And the world that we share
Can make us happy

Let's look to each other for love
Look on the brighter side of life
And the world that we share
Can make us happy

Don't be afraid
To show that we need each other
‘Cause I need you in my life
Let's look ahead
With faith that things will be better
If we just look up to the light

Love Is Lyrics – Bill Withers

Love is caring
And love is needing
Love is sharing
And love is feeling

Love is (love is caring)
Love is (love is needing)
Love is (love is sharing)
Don't you know that love (love is feeling)

Say that love (love is caring)
Is just talking some time (love is needing)
Easing your mine (love is sharing)
Don't you know that love (love is feeling)

Say that love (love is caring)
Love is sharing a smile (love is needing)
Every once in a while (love is sharing)
Don't you know that love (love is feeling)

Don't you want to feel it
Feel it coming down all around
Tell me! Wouldn't you like to feel it, feel it
Feel it coming down all around

(Love is caring) Love is lending a hand
(Love is needing) And helping your fellow man
(Love is sharing) OOh
Don't you know that love (love is feeling)

Love (love is caring)
Love (love is needing)
Preacher say love (love is sharing)
Jesus proved that love (love is feeling)

Sing love (love is caring)
Sing love (love is needing)
Sing love (love is sharing)
People singing love (love is feeling)

Don't you want to feel it
Feel it coming down all around
Tell me! Wouldn't you like to feel it, feel it
Feel it coming down all around

Memories Are That Way Lyrics – Bill Withers

Memories take you back
To the good times
When it's over
And the sad times disappear
Memories are that way, memories are that way

Memories tell you that
All the best times
In your lifetime
Are the times of yesteryear
Memories are that way, memories are that way
Memories are that way

Memories are the words to love songs
Sung throughout the years
Memories of the herds of love songs
Sung through smiles and tears

Memories take you back
To the lean times
In between times
And the times when you knew fear
Memories are that way, memories are that way

You've Got The Stuff Lyrics – Bill Withers

It's got something to do with the weather
That I'm feeling the way that I do
And It's got something to do with the time of my life
it's got something to do with you

It's got something to do with the feeling
That we get when we do what we do
And it's got something to do with your oop-shoo-be-do
And it's got something to do with you

You've got the stuff to pick me up
You've got the stuff to pick me up
You got the stuff, can't get enough
You've got the stuff to pick me up

Deep inside I don't want to hide my feelings
And I just gotta tell you that I love you

Got that little movement in your hip (so in love with you)
Got that ‘lil pucker in your lip (don't know what to do)
Get that 'lil twinkle in your eye (that's the reason why)
Gonna find it hard to pass you by

It's got something to do with being peaceful
No regrets, just a memory or two
And it's got something to do with your oop-shoo-be-do
And it's got something to do with you

You've got the stuff to pick me up
You've got the stuff to pick me up
You got the stuff, can't get enough
You've got the stuff to pick me up

Love Lyrics – Bill Withers

Love, everybody needs you sometimes
Why do I have to call on you
When I'm only feeling sad and lonely
Let's just love awhile and smile

Love, can we just be happy one time
Why must it always end with you and I
Only feeling sad and lonely
Let's just love awhile and smile

Love, help me shake it
Can we make it right (love can make it right)
We can make it (love can make it right)
Help me make it right (love can make it right)
We can make it (love can make it right)
If we make it right

Love, everybody needs but one time
Try not to make it end with you and I
Only feeling sad and lonely
Let's just love awhile and smile

Love, help me shake it
Can we make it right (love can make it right)
We can make it (love can make it right)
Help me make it right (love can make it right)
We can make it (love can make it right)
If we make it right

"Menagerie" (1977)

Lovely Day Lyrics – Bill Withers

When I wake up in the morning, love
And the sunlight hurts my eyes
And something without warning, love
Bears heavy on my mind

Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day
... lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ...

When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way

Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day.....

When the day that lies ahead of me
Seems impossible to face
When someone else instead of me
Always seems to know the way

Then I look at you
And the world's alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it's gonna be
A lovely day......

I Want To Spend The Night Lyrics – Bill Withers

I want to spend the night with you forever
Every time we wind up spending the night together
Do you ever feel it
I want to share my life with you forever
Every time we wind up sharing a night together
Do you ever feel it

When I stay away from you I never get to sleep
I try to hug my pillow and pretend that you're with me
But I can't feel a thing
When we are together it's right there for me to see
I can't keep looking at loneliness and try to call it freedom
Do you ever feel it

I want to spend the night with you, girl, forever
Every time we wind up spending the night together
Do you ever feel it
Do you ever want to spend the night
Do you ever want to spend the night
Do you ever want to spend the night
Do you ever want to spend the night
Do you ever want to spend the night

Lovely Night For Dancing Lyrics – Bill Withers

It's a lovely night for dancing
And I get this feeling from a love song
And oh, from sunset to sunrise
You know the feelin' from the music turns me on
And oh, from the twilight to the blue skies
You know I feel like dancin' all night long

Such a lovely night for dancing
And I get this weakness from a love song
And oh, from sunset to sunrise
No more weakness for the music turns me on
And oh, from the twilight to the blue skies,
You know I feel like dancin' all night long

Get up and dance with me
Get up and dance with me
Get up and dance with me
Get up and dance with me

Then You Smile At Me Lyrics – Bill Withers

Closer to me,
Let that look in your eye
Say that love making love is really on your mind
Then you smile at me
And I know that love is in the makin'

Lovely lady
Looks at me, I get high
And some earthshakin' love is really on my mind
Then you smile at me
And I know it's there for the takin'

Lovely lady loves to smile
And a smile is in her eyes
Lady lets me know
It's time for love by smilin'

Closer to me,
Let that look in your eye
Say that love making love is really on your mind
Then you smile at me
And I know that love is in the makin'

Lovely lady
Looks at me, I get high
And some earth shakin' love is really on my mind
Then you smile at me
And I know it's there for the takin'

Lovely lady loves to smile
And a smile is in her eyes
Lady lets me know
It's time for love by smilin'

Wintertime Lyrics – Bill Withers

In the wintertime the grass is brown and the sky is gray, the sky is gray
Ah, hah, but that don't mean little brother that you have to feel the same way

Look the sky is cryin' see the tear rollin' down on the ground, down on the ground
Ah, hah but that don't mean little brother that your life can't turn around

Cover up your body but the cold steady rubbin' on your skin, rubbin' on your skin
Ah, hah, you stay alive little brother from the warm fire within

This little brother is what the seasons are tryin' to say
The snow will surely be melted when the sun punches in for the day

See the cold steady rubbin', rubbin' on your skin rubbin' ‘round your skin
Ah hah you're stayin' alive, little brother from the warm fire within

This little brother is what the seasons are tryin' to say
The snow will surely be melted when the sun punches in for the day

See the cold steady rubbin', rubbin' on your skin rubbin' ‘round your skin
Ah hah you're stayin' alive, little brother from the warm fire within

Let Me Be The One You Need Lyrics – Bill Withers

May not know enough about you, babe
That can only come in time
Only know enough to make you stay
On my mind

Though I met you only yesterday
And only for a moment then
I knew I couldn't let you get away
I just can see you, girl

I can be the one you love
Let me be the one you need
Take a look into your heart
Try to find a place for me

Can't say I can't live without you, babe
That's just some worn out loser's line
May not know enough about you, babe
But you stay on my mind

I can be the one you love
Let me be the one you need
Take a look into your heart
Try to find a place for me
[x4]

She Wants To (Get On Down) Lyrics – Bill Withers

She spends the daytime being a lady
But when the nighttime rolls around
She's got some games to play
She wants to get on down

Get down, down
Get down, down
Get down, down, down, down, down

Don't fall in love, love;
Nothin' to say
Won't let your story get off the ground
Don't let your feelin's get in the way
She wants to get on down

Get down, down
Get down, down
Get down, down, down, down, down

Never could stand to be tied to a lover too long
Hurry to play but plan before the day to be gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone

Down, get down
Down, get down,
Down, get down
Down, get down, down, down, down, down

Don't fall in love, love;
Nothin' to say
Won't let your story get off the ground
Don't let your feelin's get in the way
She wants to get on down

It Ain't Because Of Me Baby Lyrics – Bill Withers

It ain't because of me, baby
That you're bein' alone
Nobody's fault but your own
If you've been lonely
Because if only, reach out for me

You'll reach out for me, baby
I'm as close as your phone
Ever since you've been gone
I've been home
And home ain't home

Without that feelin' without that smile
Without your love baby it's all not worthwhile
And I need that feelin' I need that smile
To make my life worth livin
Oh sweet honey chile
Sweet, sweet honey chile

Let's get together
Lets get together

Tender Things Lyrics – Bill Withers

Sweet and tender things
Are so much nicer than silly games
Softness
Makes it easier to smile

It's better to remember things
That make the sun shine in your memory
There's clouds enough for you to see
Smile for me and take a look around

And you know that you're in love when things
Are better than you thought they'd ever be
Won't you smile for me
I like what's going down

[hum interlude]

And you know that you're in love when things
Are better than you thought they'd ever be
Make a pretty smile for me
I like what's going down (since you've been around)

Sweet and tender things
Makes you feel better than playing games
Softness
Makes it easier to smile

You're in love when things
Are better than you thought they'd ever be
Smile for me
I sure do like what's going down (since you've been around)

Rosie Lyrics – Bill Withers

I...smile...when Rosie comes to see me
And I'm sad when Rosie goes away
Cuz, Rosie brings the sunshine

I...smile...cuz Rosie let's me be me
Love grows with Rosie every day
Cuz Rosie brings the sunshine
And I'm in love with Rosie
Cuz Rosie treats me good
Making people smile that's Roses art
I fell in love with Rosie
Anybody would...Rosie grows like flowers in my heart

I...smile...when Rosie comes to see me
And I'm sad when Rosie goes away
Cuz Rosie brings the sunshine.

[synthesizer instrumental]
[piano fades]

"Naked & Warm" (1976)

Naked And Warm Lyrics – Bill Withers

Heaven lies here asleep and sweet
Naked and warm (said I feel naked and warm)
Heaven lies here with me
and I feel naked and warm

Wise men follow love and call it feelin'
But I sleep with love and call it heaven

Heaven makes love to me and I feel
Naked and warm (said I feel naked and warm)

And when I have a need for softness
I pull an angel to my breast and I call out
Heaven! Oh! Heaven!

Where You Are Lyrics – Bill Withers

Ever since you came into my life
You have been so wonderful to me
That's why where you are is where I want to be

Life is so much easier now
Since you are sharing it with me
That's why where you are is where I want to be

And the sun shines wherever you are
And I must say that I don't blame the sun
It's a good day wherever you are
And a good night when the day is done

Ever since you came in my life
The world's a lovely place to be
That's why where you are is where I want to be
That's why where you are is where I want to be
That's why where you are is where I want to be

Close To Me Lyrics – Bill Withers

Close to me
Said I want you close to me
I believe
I can bring you happiness

Get close to me
Get closer to the feelin'
Let's get down
And let the feelin' do the rest

Come ‘ere close to me
Anyway you want to
Let's let it be
What makes you feel the best

Feelin' high on love and full of energy
And I want you close to me
Said I want you close to me

Come ‘ere close to me
Anyway you want to
Get close to me
Come and take what you can get

Come ‘ere close to me
A little closer to the feelin
Get close to me
And make me shake and sweat

Feelin' high on love and full of energy
And I want you close to me
Come ‘ere close to me
Close to me

Dreams Lyrics – Bill Withers

Staring at shadows
Calling them faces
Characters in the stories in your mind
They only live in your imagination
And dreams, I say dreams
Are good as the real thing sometimes

Take a look at your hero
Try changing places
You might discover that you're two of a kind
Think of your “hoss” coming in at the races
And dreams I say dreams
Are as good as the real thing sometimes

If I Didn't Mean You Well Lyrics – Bill Withers

If I didn't mean you well
I'd go and find another place to play
I'd entertain myself a better way
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
If I didn't mean you well

I'm aware you just can't tell
If people really mean the things they say
But I've been lied to, too much in my day
To play games that way
If I didn't mean you well



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I'll Be With You Lyrics – Bill Withers

Woh! I'll be with you,
Yes ‘till heaven comes and takes me away
Or you decide that your life would be
Better without me,
Woh! I'll be with you

Woh! I'll be with you,
Yes forever if you want me to stay,
As long as I don't get in your way
I want to be with you
Woh! I'll be with you

Woh! I'll be with you
Yes forever if you want me to stay
‘Till never turns into yesterday
I want to be with you
Woh! I'll be with you

And I want to be with you because you make me smile
Let it be me with you forever and a while

Woh! I'll be with you,
Yes forever if you want me to stay,
As long as I don't get in your way
I want to be with you
Woh! I'll be with you

City Of The Angels Lyrics – Bill Withers

City of the angels spread your wings for me
I've been other places lookin for my dream
Eastern cities move to fast
Southern ones to slow
I can't go back to my past
And I need someplace to grow

City of the Angels
Clear your cloudy skies for me
I heard you got some places that I oughta see
Heard you got a disneyland not to far away
When it rains I understand the skies are clear all day

LA, LA, find a place for me
Gimme all your spaces please
It's where I wanna be

City of the Angels spread your wings for me
I heard you got some places an old man like me should see
Heard 'bout your disneyland not to far away from town
When it rains I understand the skies are clear all day

LA, LA, find a place for me
Gimme all your spaces please
It's where I wanna be

I heard you got a disneyland not to far away
And when it rains I understand the skies are clear all day

LA, LA, find a place for me
Gimme all your spaces please
It's where I wanna be

My Imagination Lyrics – Bill Withers

When you appeared in my imagination
I had no idea that you'd ever be real
Now you're my life, not just some fascination
And I love you now that you're here

Now that you are real not my imagination
But someone to love and I do love you dear
Long before love you were here in my memories
And I love you now that you're here

And now my dream talks to me
And fixes my coffee in the morning
And rubs my back when I'm weary
Thank you dear
And I love you now you're here

Now my dream talks to me
Fixes my coffee in the morning
And rubs my back when I'm weary
Thank you dear
And I love you now that you're here

Now that you are real not in my imagination
But someone to love and I do love you dear
Long before love you were here in my memories
And I love you now that you're here
And I love you now that you're here

"Making Music, Making Friends" (1975)

Make Love To Your Mind Lyrics – Bill Withers

I love the story in your love song
Buildin' them castles in your mind
You come down here lookin' for a feelin'
Someday I know you're gonna find
I wanna lay down now beside you
But first we ought to take some time
Before I make love to your body
I wanna make love to your mind

I wanna feel good just like you do
I haven't love in quite some time
I have some phases that I've been through
Where I've just loved and left behind
I'm just too tired of feeling guilty
I don't wanna be unkind
But before I make love to your body
I wanna make love to your mind

I Love You Dawn Lyrics – Bill Withers

And I've sat in the sunshine in summers of sadness
and lived through the winter when lonely was here

And I've gone throught the motions of feeling for fear
that I never would find you my dear

And I'm thankful to whoever made it all possible for me to be with you while I lived

And spare you the grief if I passed on before you and i don't think I'd live if you died before me.

And I hope that the smell of these roses will follow you on in the time when the roses are gone...

I love you Dawn...

Sometimes A Song Lyrics – Bill Withers

Sometimes a song is funky
Cause you feel that way
A song might be easy and melancholy on another day

Sometimes a song gets mean and evil cause it ain't goin' right
Sometimes a song just try to get nervous cause you might be uptight

Sometimes a song is tender
Sometimes a song is sad
Maybe that evening that you wrote this song that's all the feeling you had

Sometimes a song just feels real good and lays right there in the groove
Sometimes a song might make you just wanna get up and move

Sometimes a song is somethin'
That you never forget
But you keep on thinking that you ain't wrote the song yet

[Ad lib etc]

Paint Your Pretty Picture Lyrics – Bill Withers

I will lay around sometimes and show some sadness,
For people whom I've known that now are gone,
And, I will cry to show you, try to show you, when I'm happy
And, when things are going wrong.

I will try my best to be there when you need me,
And give you strength when you need someone that's strong,
And I'll sit and cry with you, my dear, if need be,
And, I'll PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song.

I will PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song,
I will PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song,
Tell you tales of life as I see it,
And I'll PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song.

(I said) I'm gonna try my best to be there when you need me,
And I'm gonna give you strength when you need someone strong,
And I'll sit cry with you my dear, if need be,
And, I'll PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song

(I said) I'm gonna PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song,
I am gonna PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song,
Tell you tales of life as I see it,
And I'll PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song.

(I said) I'm gonna PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song, with a song, with a song,
I am gonna paint you babe, PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song,
Tell you tales of life as I see it,
And I'll paint your pretty picture with a song, I'll paint your pretty picture,
I'll PAINT YOUR PRETTY PICTURE with a song.

[REPEAT Chorus/ Ritard Ending, last note up the octave]

I Wish You Well Lyrics – Bill Withers

I wish you flowers sunshine and smiles
I wish you children that grow to make you proud
I wish you pretty things to wear
Sweet things to smell

I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well

I wish you good friends that always treat you fair
Wanna wish you ribbons to tie around your hair
I wish you truckloads of cheer and many happy years

I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well

Wanna wish you freedom to do the things you love
I wish you blessings and kindness from above
Wanna wish you sunlight through the clouds
And I hope you laugh out loud

I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well
I wish you well

Family Table Lyrics – Bill Withers

I will follow my dreams wherever
They take me
I will stand upon the mountain and look down upon the seashores
But I'll always remember
The family table
If I don't ever go there anymore
I will stand up when it seems
That my troubles might break me
I will listen even though I know I've
Heard it all before
But I'll always remember
The family table
If I don't ever go there anymore

The Best You Can Lyrics – Bill Withers

Looking at what I see
What does living mean to me
All that I can ever be is just a man
And the most you can ever do is the best you can

Riding on the world go round
Being me and a what I am
What I am, I'm just a man
And the most you can ever do is the best you can

And what I've found is mostly worth it all
The wisdom of the future is the past
In city brouges and wise old southern drawls
The words that say the most say things that last

Riding on the world go round
Being me and a what I am
And what I am, I'm just a man
And the most you can ever do is the best you can
And the most you can ever do is the best you can
And the most you can ever do is the best you can

Hello Like Before Lyrics – Bill Withers

Hello like before
I'd never come here
If I'd known that you were here
I must admit though
That's it's nice to see you, dear
You look like you've been doing well

Hello like before
I hope we've grown
'Cause we were only children then
For laughs I guess we both can say
'I knew YOU when'
But then again, that's kiss and tell

Hello like before
I guess it's different
'Cause we know each other now
I guess I've always known
We'd meet again somehow
So THEN it might as well be now

Don't You Want To Stay? Lyrics – Bill Withers

Busy hanging curtains
Children in the way
Woh! That's what the future holds with me
Don't you want to stay?

Better talk to Billy
His doggie died today
Woh! That's what the future holds with me
Don't you want to stay?

Don't you want to stay?
Woh! Don't you want to stay?
That's what the future holds with me
Don't you want to stay?

Sundays in the meadow
see the children play
Woh! That's what the future holds with me
Don't you want to stay?

Don't you want to stay?
Woh! Don't you want to stay?
That's what the future holds with me
Don't you want to stay?

She's Lonely Lyrics – Bill Withers

She's a different kind of lady
She's not often understood
She's a doin' kind of lady
And what she's doin' does some good

But she lonely
But she lonely
She lonely
But she lonely

Free and easy kind of lady
And the books she reads are good
Let me be me kind of lady
And she's being what she should

But she lonely
She lonely
Pretty little girl is lonely
She lonely
Yeah, pretty little girl is lonely
It's a well kept secret
Pretty little girl is lonely
Pretty little girl is lonely

She's a different kind of lady
She's not often understood
She's a doin' kind of lady
And what she's doin' does some good

But she lonely
But she lonely
She lonely
But she lonely