Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A BRAND NEW DAY!

STING & STEVIE WONDER AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD INAUGURAL BALL
I AM FEELING THIS TODAY!




How many of you people out there
Been hurt in some kind of love affair
And how many times do you swear that youll never love again?

How many lonely, sleepless nights
How many lies, how many fights
And why would you want to put yourself through all that again?

love is pain, I hear you say
Love has a cruel and bitter way
Of paying you back for all the faith you ever had in your brain

How could it be that what you need the most
Can leave you feeling just like a ghost?
You never want to feel so sad and lost again

One day you could be looking
Through an old book in rainy weather
You see a picture of her smiling at you
When you were still together
You could be walking down the street
And who should you chance to meet
But that same old smile that youve been thinking of all day

You can turn the clock to zero, honey
Ill sell the stock, well spend all the money
Were starting up a brand new day

Turn the clock all the way back
I wonder if shell take me back
Im thinking in a brand new way

Turn the clock to zero, sister
Youll never know how much I missed her
Starting up a brand new day

Turn the clock to zero, boss
The rivers wide, well swim across
Started up a brand new day

It could happen to you - just like it happened to me
Theres simply no immunity - theres no guarantee
I say loves such a force - if you find yourself in it
And sometimes no reflection is there

Baby wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute

Turn the clock to zero, honey
Ill sell the stock, well spend all the money
Were starting up a brand new day

Turn the clock to zero, mac
Im begging her to take me back
Im thinking in a brand new way

Turn the clock to zero, boss
The rivers wide, well swim across
Started up a brand new day

Turn the clock to zero buddy
Dont wanna be no fuddy duddy
Started up a brand new day

Im the rhythm in your tune
Im the sun and youre the moon
Im a bat and youre the cave
Youre the beach and Im the wave
Im the plow and youre the land
Youre the glove and Im the hand
Im the train and youre the station
Im a flagpole to your nation - yeah

Stand up all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl
Stand up all you lovers in the world
Starting up a brand new day

Im the present to your future
Youre the wound and Im the suture
Youre the magnet to my pole
Im the devil in your soul
Youre the pupil Im the teacher
Youre the church and Im the preacher
Youre the flower Im the rain
Youre the tunnel Im the train

Stand up all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl
Stand up all you lovers in the world
Starting up a brand new day

Youre the crop to my rotation
Youre the sum of my equation
Im the answer to your question
If you follow my suggestion
We can turn this ship around
Well go up instead of down
Youre the pan and Im the handle
Youre the flame and Im the candle

Stand up all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted every boy and every girl
Stand up all you lovers in the world
Were starting up a brand new day

4 comments:

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

sound like u re re franklin - natural woman

Keith said...

I love this song, always have.
How have you been doing Lovebabz?
I haven't been around in awhile,I know..Hope all is well with you.

Moanerplicity said...

Stevie is & will always be a Musical God to me. I've dug the Sting-man since his early days w/ the Police. This song, the chorus at least, seemed right on time... tho it's really about a love affair. I woulda loved to have seen John Legend singing that song he did at the convention. That jam was mad on-point for the time and the occasion.


Another song of celebration: 'Can You Feel a Brand New Day,' from The Wiz. Lyrically, it's perfect for what many in the country (& the world) are feeling.


Still, w/ Stevie & Sting, it's hard to hate.


It's a Brand New Day, indeed!

Snatch JOY, Sista Lo!

One.

p.s. congrats on YOUR Award! It's highly deserved & I woulda included you on my list if you weren't already named. Didn't want you running round here acting like you're Kate Winslet! LOL.

Princess Tinybutt said...

yes, YES!!! ahhh!!! tow of my fav's. powerful.