Monday, May 19, 2008

Life Is A Song Worth Singing

Soundtrack of My Life

Birth

"To Zion" - Lauryn Hill ( "Unsure of what the balance held..I touched my belly overwhelmed..by what I had been chosen to perform..But then an angel came one day..told me to kneel down and pray..for unto me a man child would be born..)

Childhood

"Young, Gifted and Black" - Aretha Franklin ( "In this cold world... there are millions of boys and girls ..who are young gifted and black..with their souls in tact..")

"ABC" - The Jackson 5 ( "Reading, writing and arithmetic..are the branches of the learning tree..")

Family

"Family Reunion" - The O' Jays ( "It's so nice to see..all the folks you love together..sittin' and talkin' 'bout..all the things that's been goin' down..)

"It Don't Have To Change" - John Legend ( "Oh do you remember..when the family was everything?..oh do you remember?..it was so long ago and so much has changed..I wanna go back ..wanna go back to those simple days..I wanna go back..but now we've grown and gone our separate ways..")

"Mama Knew Love" - Anthony Hamilton ("Up bright and early scrambled eggs..swellin' in ya legs..bills on the bed")

"Sadie" - The Spinners ("In a world like today..it's a rare occasion to be able..to see young mothers like the ones..that were around when I grew up..)

Love & Life

" My Life" - Mary J. Blige (" I know it is hard..but we will get by..and if you don't believe in me..just believe in He..")

"To Be Invisible" - Gladys Knight & The Pips ( "A world that seems not for me..so privately, I'll be invisible..that way I won't have to explain a thing, if you know what I mean.. I won't even have to be here on the scene..")

Fire & Desire - Rick James & Teena Marie ("Love them and leave them..oh, that’s what I used to do..use them and abuse them..whoa..then I laid eyes on you..it was pain before pleasure..oh, that was my claim to fame..with every measure..tasted your teardrop stains..")

"If This World Were Mine" - Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn ("If this world were mine..I would place at your feet all that I own..you've been so good to me..")

"Rock Wit'cha" - Bobby Brown - ("I want a little music now..let’s hear some Marvin Gaye..ooh ooh..let me rub your shoulders down..let’s dance the night away..")

"Can We Talk" - Tevin Campbell (" I started..to write you letters..but I wanted..to be more clever..I wanted to get down and sweet talk to you..but just like a baby..I could not talk..I tried to come closer but could not walk..")

"At Your Best (You are Love)" -Aaliyah ("But at your best you are love..you're a positive motivating force within my life..should you ever feel the need to wonder why..let me know, let me know..)

"Yesterday" - Donny Hathaway ("Why she had to go..I don't know..she wouldn't say..I said something wrong..now I long for yesterday..")

Black Consciousness

"We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue" - Curtis Mayfield ( "We the people who are darker than blue..are we just gonna stand around this town..and let what others say come true?..we're just good for nothing they figure..")

"Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" - James Brown ( "I've worked on jobs with my feet and my hands..but all the work I did was for the other man..")

"A Change Is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke ("It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die..I don't know what's up there beyond the sky..it's been a long time coming..but I know a change is gonna come..")

"Be Real Black For Me" -Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ("Be real black for me..be real black for me..be real black for me..")

"This Is My Country" - The Impressions ("I've paid three hundred years or more..of slave driving, sweat, and welts on my back..this is my country...")

"Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)" - Marvin Gaye ("The way they do my life..make me wanna holler..the way they do my life..this ain't livin'..this ain't livin'..")

"Think" - Aretha Franklin ("You better think..think about what you're trying to do to me..")

Making Love

"Sexual Healing" - Marvin Gaye ("Baby I got sick this morning..a sea was storming inside of me..baby I think I'm capsizing..the waves are rising and rising..and when I get that feeling..I want sexual healing..")

"Close The Door" - Teddy Pendergrass ("Close the door baby..and let me know you're mine..plenty good lovin' all through the night..and then again and then again..when the morning comes..")

"Let's Do It Again" - The Staple Singers ("Let's do it in the mornin'..sweet breeze in the summer time..feeling your sweet face..all laid up next to mine..sweet love in the midnight..good sleep, come mornin' light..no worries 'bout nothin'..just gettin' good, just gettin' good..just gettin' good love..")

"Knockin' Da Boots" - H-Town ("Good loving body rockin’ knockin boots all night long..")

"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye ("Don’t you know how sweet and wonderful life can be..ooh ooh..I’m askin’ you baby to get it on with me..")

"Between The Sheets" - The Isley Brothers ("Hey, girl, ain't no mystery..at least as far as I can see..I wanna keep you here layin' next to me..sharin' our love between the sheets..")

Glory

"Stairway To Heaven" - The O' Jays ("Here we go climbing the stairway to heaven..")

1 comments:

Vivrant Thang said...

You sure you only 23? Old soul huh? Great list. Love how you personalized it. Nice blog you have here.