Greatest Hits 1985-1995 Songs and Lyrics

Greatest Hits 1985-1995

1. That's What Love Is All About
2. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
3. Soul Provider
4. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
5. How Can We Be Lovers
6. When I'm Back on My Feet Again
7. Georgia on My Mind
8. Time, Love and Tenderness
9. When a Man Loves a Woman
10. Missing You Now
11. Steel Bars
12. Said I Loved You...But I Lied
13. Can I Touch You...There?
14. I Promise You
15. I Found Someone
16. A Love So Beautiful
17. This River

Lyrics

1. That's What Love Is All About

There was a time
We thought our dream was over
When you and I
Had surely reached the end
Still here we are
The flame as strong as ever
All because we both kept holding on
We know we can weather any storm

[Chorus:]
Baby, that's what love is all about
Two hearts that find a way, somehow
To keep the fire burning
It's something we could never live without
It it takes forever
We can work it out
Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Baby, that's what love is all about

As time goes by
We've learned to rediscover
The reason why
This dream of our survives
Through thick and thin
We're destined for each other
Knowing we can reach the other side
Far beyond the mountains of our pride

[Chorus]

Ridin' the good times is easy
The hard times can tear you apart
There'll be times in your heart
When the feelin' is gone
But ya keep on believing
And ya keep holdin' on

Baby, that's what love is all about
Two hearts that find a way, somehow
To keep the dream from dying
It's something we could never live without
If it takes forever
We can work it out
Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Baby, that's what love is all about

2. (Sittin' On)The Dock of the Bay

Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watchin' the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away again
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide, roll away
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

Left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco Bay
I had nothin' to live for
Looks like nothin's gonna come my way
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away
Sittin' on the dock of the bay, wastin' time

Looks like nothin's gonna change
Everything, everything remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll just remain the same

I'm sittin' here restin' my bones
Two thousand miles, I roam
Just to make this dock my home
I'm just gonna sit, on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

3. Soul Provider

Talk about love, talk about trust
Talkin' 'bout forever baby
When I'm talkin' 'bout us
I give you my word, stick to my guns
Believe when I tell ya baby
That we've just begun

You don't understand, no
The full intent of my plan

[Chorus:]
I wanna be your soul provider
I wanna stay that way
For the longest time
I wanna be, your soul provider
Just say you'll let me
And darlin' I will

I know you've been hurt, I know you're love shy
You don't have to say it baby
It's gonna take some time
Ya got my heart, in the palm of your hand
Swear it's gonna stay there baby
Give me half a chance

You don't understand
The full intent of my plan

I've been waitin' for a long time for somebody like you
To give my love, all my love day and night
Just say you'll be mine for the rest of your life
Baby I'll show you why

[Chorus]

4. How Am I Suppose To Live Without You

I could hardly believe it
When I heard the news today
I had to come and get it straight from you
They said you were leavin'
Someone's swept your heart away
From the look upon your face, I see it's true
So tell me all about it, tell me 'bout the
plans you're makin'
Then tell me one thing more before I go

[Chorus]
Tell me how am I suppose to live without you
Now that I've been lovin' you so long
How am I suppose to live without you
How am I suppose to carry on
When all that I've been livin' for is gone

I didn't come here for cryin'
Didn't come here to break down
It's just a dream of mine is coming to an end
And how can I blame you
When I build my world around
The hope that one day we'd be so much
more than friends
And I don't wanna know the price I'm
gonna pay for dreaming
When even now it's more than I can take

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
And I don't wanna face the price I'm
gonna pay for dreaming
Now that your dream has come true

[Chorus]

5. How Can We Be Lovers

[Chorus]
How can we be lovers if we can't be friends
How can we start over when the fighting never ends
Baby, how can we make love if we can't make amends
Tell me how we can be lovers if we can't be,
can't be friends

Look at us now, look at us baby
Still tryin' to work it out
Never get it right
We must be fools, we must be crazy
Whoa, whoa, when there's no
communication
Whao, Whoa, it's a no win situation

[Chorus]

We lie awake, this wall between us
We're just not talking, we got so much to say
Let's break these chains, our love can free us
Whoa, Whoa, ain't it time we started tryin'
Whoa, whoa, gotta stop this love from dying

[Chorus]

Baby, love is tough but we can take it
Baby, times are rough but we can make it
We can work it out

[Chorus]

6. When I'm Back On My Feet Again

Gonna break from these chains around me
Gonna learn to fly again
May be hard, may be hard
But I'll do it
When I'm back on my feet again
Soon these tears will all be dryin'
Soon these eyes will see the sun
Might take time, might take time
But I'll see it
When I'm back on my feet again

When I'm back on my feet again
I'll walk proud down that street again
And they'll all look at me again
And they'll see that
I'm strong

Gonna hear the children laughing
Gonna hear the voices sing
Won't be long, won't be long
Till I hear them
When I'm back on my feet again

Gonna feel the sweet light of heaven
Shining down its light on me
One sweet day, one sweet day
I will feel it
When I'm back on my feet again

And I'm not gonna crawl again
I will learn to stand tall again
No I'm not gonna fall again
Cos I'll learn to be strong
Soon these tears will all be dryin'
Soon these eyes will see the sun
Won't be long, won't be long
Till I see it
When I'm back on my feet again
When I'm back on my feet again
I'll be back on my feet again

7. Georgia On My Mind

Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Talking 'bout Georgia
I'm in Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight
Through the pines

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Georgia, sweet Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back
It always leads back to you

I'm in Georgia, Georgia, sweet Georgia
No peace, no peace I find
Just this old sweet song
Keeps Georgia forever on my mind
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia forever on my mind

8. Time, Love & Tenderness

So you say that you can't go on
Love left you cryin'
And you say all your hope is gone
And what's the use in tryin'
What you need is to have some faith
Shake off those sad blues
Get yourself a new view

Oh, nothing is a sad as it seems, you know
'Cause someday you'll laugh at the heartache
Someday, you'll laugh at the pain
Somehow you'll get through the heartache
Somehow you can get through the rain

[Chorus:]
When love puts you through the fire
When love puts you through the test
Nothing cures a broken heart
Like time, love and tenderness
When you think your world is over
Baby just remember this
Nothing heals a broken heart
Like time, love and tenderness
Time, love and tenderness

I understand how you're feeling now
And what you've been through
But your world's gonna turn around
So baby don't you be blue
All it takes is a little time
To make it better
The hurt won't last forever

Oh, all the tears are gonna dry you know
'Cause someday you'll laugh at the heartache
Someday you'll laugh at the pain
You may be down on your luck
But baby that old luck's gonna change

[Chorus]

Baby, oh baby you just need some
You just need some
Time, love and tenderness

Time, love and tenderness
The hurt ain't gonna last forever
Time, love and tenderness
Time, love and tenderness

[Chorus]

Baby, oh baby all you need
All you need is time, love and tenderness

9. When a Man Loves a Woman

When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothin' else
He'd trade the world
For a good thing he's found
If she is bad, he can't see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend
If he puts her down

When a man loves a woman
Spend his very last dime
Trying to hold on to what he needs
He'd give up all his comforts
And sleep out in the rain
If she said that's the way
It ought to be

When a man loves a woman
I give you everything I got (yeah)
Trying to hold on
To your precious love
Baby please don't treat me bad

When a man loves a woman
Deep down in his soul
She can bring him such misery
If she is playing him for a fool
He's the last one to know
Loving eyes can never see

Yes when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
'Cause baby, baby, baby
I am a man
When a man loves a woman

10. Missing You Now

I talk to you but its not the same as touchin' you
And every time you whisper my name, I wanna run to you
We'll be together, it won't be long, it won't be long
But it feels like forever, and its hard to be strong

[Chorus]
Baby 'cause I'm missing you now
And its drivin' me crazy
How I'm needin' you baby
I'm missing you now
Can't wait till I'm alone with you
To show you how I'm missing you now

Wishin' you were here by my side is all that I can do
Got my arms around my pillow at night, they should be holdin' you
Thought I was stronger, how could I know, how could I know
I can't take this much longer, its so hard on my soul

[Chorus]

Baby I just can't wait, till I see your face
Chase away this loneliness inside
When you're close to my heart, right here in my arms
Then and only then, will I be satisfied
I'm missing you now
We'll be together, it won't be long, it won't be long
But it feels like forever, and its hard to be strong

11. Steel Bars

In the night I hear you speak
Turn around, you're in my sleep
Feel your hands inside my soul
You're holding on and you won't let go

I've tried running but there's no escape
Can't bend them, and I just can't break these....

[Chorus]
Steel bars, wrapped all around me
I've been your prisoner since the day you found me
I'm bound forever, till the end of time
Steel bars wrapped around this heart of mine

Trying hard to recognize
See the face behind the eyes
Feel your haunting ways like chains
'Round my heart they still remain

[Chorus]

And with every step I take
Every desperate move I make
It's clear to me
What can all my living mean
When time itself is so obscene
When time itself don't mean a thing
I'm still loving you

[Chorus]

12. Said I Loved You...But I Lied

You are the candle, love's the flame
A fire that burns through wind and rain
Shine your light on this heart of mine
Till the end of time
You came to me like the dawn through the night
Just shinin' like the sun
Out of my dreams and into my life
You are the one, you are the one

CHORUS
Said I loved you but I lied
'Cause this is more than love I feel inside
Said I loved you but I was wrong
'Cause love could never ever feel so strong
Said I loved you but I lied

With all my soul I've tried in vain
How can mere words my heart explain
This taste of heaven so deep so true
I've found in you
So many reasons in so many ways
My life has just begun
Need you forever, I need you to stay
You are the one, you are the one

CHORUS

You came to me like the dawn through the night
Just shinin' like the sun
Out of my dreams and into my life
You are the one, you are the one

CHORUS

13.Can I Touch You...There?

Baby, show me what you feel
Come to me, show me somethin' real
I need to know, I need you completely
(closer, baby, closer) Come on closer, baby (let's begin)
Love is takin' over, gotta let it in
Ooh and I need to feel the heart of you
I need to reach the very deepest part of you

CHORUS:
Can I touch you there, touch you deep inside
Can I touch your heart, the way you're touchin' mine
Can I touch you there, touch you deep within, oh
Can I touch you there, can I touch you oh...(there)

Ooooh Baby, tell me with your eyes
Tell me every secret, darlin'
Every deep desire, 'till you and I
Are makin' love completely
(closer, baby, closer) Come on closer, baby
(can't be close enough)
I can't help the way I hold you
I just hunger for your love
Ooooh and I need to feel the heart of you
I need to reach the very deepest part of you

CHORUS

All I wanna do is touch you, baby
Touch your very soul inside of you
Ooooh and I need to feel the heart of you
I need to reach the very deepest part of you
Oh, let me be the one to show you
Just what love can do
Come on, baby, come on

CHORUS

14. I Promise You

I will promise you, yes I promise to
Love you for all your life
Love you every day and night
I will always be there for you
I'll be in your arms, you'll be in my heart

CHORUS:
I'll love you forever, I promise you
We'll be together, our whole life through
There's nothin' that I, I wouldn't do
With all of my heart, I promise you

I will take your hand, and I'll understand
Share all your hopes and dreams
Show you what love can mean
Whenever life just gets too much for you
I'll be on your side, to dry the tears you cry

CHORUS:

Oh I will always be in your arms
And you will always be the flame
within my heart

CHORUS:
I'll love you forever, I promise you
We'll be together, our whole life through
There's nothin' that I would rather do
With all of my heart, I promise you
There's nothin' in this world I wouldn't do
I promise you

15. I Found Someone

Don't you know
So many things they come and go
Like your words that once rang true
Just like the love I thought I found in you
And I remember the thunder
I'm meaning that fire in your eyes
But you walked away, when I needed you most
And maybe, maybe ,maybe, baby...

I found someone, to take away the heartache
To take away the loneliness, I've been feelin'
Since you've been gone, since you've been gone

Dry your eyes
I never could bear to see you cry
Some day your love will shine through
And show you the feelings that you never really knew
Baby, don't you loose that thunder
I'm meaning that fire in your eyes
You're lookin' at me, but you still don't believe
And maybe, maybe, maybe, baby...

I found someone to take away the heartache
To take away the loneliness, I've been feelin'
Since you've been gone, since you've been gone
Since you've been gone

Too long on the border line
Wondering if your love was really mine
But you left me with open eyes
And then I realized and I realized when, baby...

I found someone to take away the heartache
To take away the loneliness I've been in love
Since you've been gone, since you've been gone

16. A Love So Beautiful

The summer sun went down on our love long ago
But in my heart I feel the same old afterglow
A love so beautiful in every way
A love so beautiful we let it slip away

We were too young to understand to ever know
That lovers drift apart and that's the way love goes
A love so beautiful a love so free
A love so beautiful a love for you and me

And when I think of you I fall in love again
A love so beautiful in every way
A love so beautiful we let it slip away

And when I think of you I fall in love again
A love so beautiful we let it slip away
A love so beautiful in every way
A love so beautiful we let it slip away

17. This River

Oh this river, oh this river runs
Can't take my heart away from you
You are in my soul
Can't tame this love I feel for you
Can't escape what is meant to be
It's endless as the heavens
It's timeless and it's strong
It's faithful as an angel
It's right there right or wrong
There's no end to this emotion
It goes on and on

CHORUS:
This river runs, this river runs so true
This river runs, this river runs to you
This river's deep as the ocean
Runs on blind emotion
This river runs, oh yeah

You're every beat within my heart
You are in my blood
Nothing could keep me from your arms
Where you are is where I'll always be
As long as there are mountains
And stars still fill the sky
As long as there's forever
I'm right here by your side
There's no end to this emotion
Till the end of time

CHORUS:

This river runs, oh so deep within my soul
And it flows forever
And for the rest of all time
Always be there

CHORUS:

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