We often do listen to music because it soothes our souls. Whether it is rap, rnb, neo-soul, afrofusion, urban, trance, rock, gospel riddim or reggae, each of us is taken to that special place. More often we are swayed by some beats (me included…i admit) but do we really take the time to appreciate the words?? In short, have you ever listened to a jam and you go like…’That’s my song! because it makes so much sense at that particular moment in your life? Well I have experienced this a million and one times and I ask myself who wrote the song. This is why I introduce a pen & paper point to pay homage to songwriters and composers from all over the world. They may not be in the spotlight per se but their light really shines bright through their gallery of words.

Of course we cannot disregard the artists who voice these words in melodious tunes but I would like to keep you in the know about these marvelous songwriters. And at least you will have a chance to get the lyrics right…(don’t hide your face, I wont tell on you am just saying). So today I begin with John Legend’s  All of Me…Ladies, yes I know;looks-check, voice-check. John legend is an incredible singer cum songwriter and having written this song, I first salute and then bow down. Image

The inspiration behind this song comes from non other than his soul mate and fiancee,  model Chrissy Teigen, who apparently cried when he first sang it to her. WHERE ON EARTH ARE OTHER MEN OF THIS CALIBER?? I WANT! http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=30323  

 

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ALL OF ME LYRICS

[Verse]
What would I do without your smart mouth
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out
Got my head spinning, no kidding, I cant pin you down
Whats going on in that beautiful mind
Im on your magical mystery ride
And Im so dizzy, dont know what hit me, but Ill be alright

[Bridge]
My heads under water
But Im breathing fine
Youre crazy and Im out of my mind

[Chorus]
Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
Ill give my all to you
Youre my end and my beginning
Even when I lose Im winning
Cause I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you

[Verse]
How many times do I have to tell you
Even when youre crying youre beautiful too
The world is beating you down, Im around through every move
Youre my downfall, youre my muse
My worst distraction, my rhythm and blues
I cant stop singing, its ringing, in my head for you

[Bridge]
My heads under water
But Im breathing fine
Youre crazy and Im out of my mind

[Chorus]
Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
Ill give my all to you
Youre my end and my beginning
Even when I lose Im winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all, all of you

Cards on the table, were both showing hearts
Risking it all, though its hard

[Chorus]
Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
Ill give my all to you
Youre my end and my beginning
Even when I lose Im winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you

I give you all, all of me
And you give me all, all of you


Read more:
John Legend – All Of Me Lyrics | MetroLyrics

 

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