23. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

Stevie Wonder

Maybe Stevie Wonder's best album, and the one where his free-form moments melt with his knack for pop singles, the album swings between delicate ballads, Latin-influenced rhythms ("Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"), and synth-heavy versions of soul ("Higher Ground").
01.- Too High
 
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do dodo do dodo
Dodo dodo do do
 
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do do do dodo do
Dodo dodo dodo
 
I'm too high
I'm too high
But I ain't touched the sky
 
I'm too high
I'm too high
But I ain't touched the sky
 
She's a girl in a dream
She sees a four eyed cartoon monster on the T.V. screen
She takes another puff and says "It's a crazy scene"
That red is green
And she's a tangerine
 
I'm too high
I'm too high
But I ain't left the ground
 
I'm too high
I'm too high
I hope I never ever come down
 
She's the girl in her life
But her world's a superficial paradise
She had a chance to make it big more than once or twice
But no dice
She wasn't very nice
 
Ooh
 
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do dodo do dodo
Do do do do do do
 
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do dodo do dodo
Dodo dodo
Dodo dodo
Dodo dodo
 
I'm too high
I'm too high
I can't ever touch the sky
 
I'm too high
I'm so high
I feel like I'm about to die
 
She's a girl of the past
I guess that I got to her at last
A did you hear the news about the girl today
She passed away
What did her friend say
 
They said she's too high
Too high
Can't hang around anyway...
 
Dodo do do do dodo
Do do dodo do dodo
do...do...do...
do...do...do...
do...
 
 
02.- Visions
 
People hand in hand
Have I lived to see the milk and honey land?
Where hates a dream and love forever stands
Or is this a vision in my mind?
 
The law was never passed
But somehow all men feel they're truly free at last.
Have we really gone this far through space and time
Or is this a vision in my mind?
 
I'm not one who make believes
I know that leaves are green
They only turn to brown when autumn comes around
I know just what I say
Today's not yesterday
And all things have an ending
 
But what I'd like to know
Is could a place like this exist so beautiful
Or do we have to find our wings and fly away
To the vision in our mind?
 
I'm not one who make believes
I know that leaves are green
They only change to brown when autumn comes around
I know just what I say
Today's not yesterday
And all things have an ending
 
But what I'd like to know
Is could a place like this exist so beautiful
Or do we have to take our wings and fly away
To the vision in our mind?
 
 
03.- Living For The City
 
A boy is born in hard time Mississippi
Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty
His parents give him love and affection
To keep him strong moving in the right direction
Living just enough, just enough for the city...ee ha!
 
His father works some days for fourteen hours
And you can bet he barely makes a dollar
His mother goes to scrub the floors for many
And you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny
Living just enough, just enough for the city... yeah!
 
His sister's black but she is sho'nuff pretty
Her skirt is short but Lord her legs are sturdy
To walk to school she's got to get up early
Her clothes are old but never are they dirty
Living just enough, just enough for the city...um hum
 
Her brother's smart he's got more sense than many
His patience's long but soon he won't have any
To find a job is like a haystack needle
Cause where he lives they don't use colored people
Living just enough, just enough for the city...
 
Living just enough...
For the city... ooh, ooh
(Repeat several times)
 
His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty
He spends his life walking the streets of New York City
He's almost dead from breathing in air pollution
He tried to vote but to him there's no solution
Living just enough, just enough for the city...
yeah, yeah, yeah!
 
I hope you hear inside my voice of sorrow
And that it motivates you to make a better tomorrow
This place is cruel no where could be much colder
If we don't change the world will soon be over
Living just enough, stop giving just enough for the city!!!!
 
La, La, La, La, La, La,
Da Ba Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
(Repeat to end)
 
 
04.- Golden Lady
 
Looking in your eyes
Kind of heaven eyes
Closing both my eyes
Waiting for surprise
To see the heaven in your eyes is not so far
Cause I'm not afraid to try and go it
To know the love and the beauty never known before
I'll leave it up to you to show it
 
And golden lady, golden lady
I'd like to go there
Golden lady, golden lady
I'd like to go there
Take me right away
 
Looking at your hands
Hands can understand
Waiting for the chance
Just to hold your hand
 
A touch of rain and sunshine made the flower grow
Into a lovely smile that's blooming
And it's so clear to me that you're a dream come true
There's no way that I'll be losing
 
And golden lady, golden lady
I'd like to go there
Golden lady, golden lady
I'd like to go there
Take me right away
 
A touch of rain and sunshine made the flower grow
Into a lovely smile that's blooming
And it's so clear to me that your my dream come true
There is no way that I'll be losing
 
Golden lady, golden lady
I'd like to go there
Golden lady, golden lady
I'd like to go there
(REPEAT and FADE)
 
 
05.- Higher Ground
 
People keep on learnin'
Soldiers keep on warrin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long
 
Powers keep on lyin'
While your people keep on dyin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long
 
I'm so darn glad he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin'
Till I reach the highest ground
 
Teachers keep on teachin'
Preachers keep on preachin'
World keep on turnin'
Cause it won't be too long
Oh no
 
Lovers keep on lovin'
Believers keep on believin'
Sleepers just stop sleepin'
Cause it won't be too long
Oh no
 
I'm so glad that he let me try it again
Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then
Gonna keep on tryin'
Till I reach my highest ground...Whew!
Till I reach my highest ground
No one's gonna bring me down
Oh no
Till I reach my highest ground
Don't you let nobody bring you down (they'll sho 'nuff try)
God is gonna show you higher ground
He's the only friend you have around
 
 
06.- Jesus Children Of America
 
Hello Jesus
Jesus children
Jesus loves you
Jesus children
Hello children Jesus loves you of America
 
Are you hearing
What he's saying?
Are you feeling
What you're praying?
Are you hearing, praying, feeling what you say inside?
 
You'd better tell
Your story fast...
And if you lie
It will come to pass...
 
Tell me!
Tell me holy
Holy roller
Holy roller
Are you standing
Are you standing
Like a soldier?
Like a soldier?
Waell...
Are you standing for everything you talk about?
Holy roller...
 
Say
Transcen
Transcendental
Dental meditation
Meditation
Speaks of
Speaks of inner
Inner Preservation
Preservation
Waell...
Transcendental meditation gives you peace of
Peace of mind
 
You'd better tell
Your story fast...
And if you lie
It will come to pass...
Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
Don't tell lies
Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
 
Ooh, hu hu... uh uh uh...yeah
 
Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
Tell 'em Jesus
 
Tell me
Tell me junkie
If you're able
If you're able
Playing
Are you playing your cards
On the table
On the table
Yeah...
Are you happy when you stick a needle in your vein
Hey hey
Tell the children
Hey hey hey
 
Jesus
Jesus died on
Cross for you
Cross for you
Mary
Mary is just
Looking at you
Looking at you
Yeah...
Mother Mary feels so much pain
Looking at him
 
So. you better tell
Tell your story
Your story fast...
Tell your story, story!
And if you lie
Yeah, tell your story
It will come to pass
Yeah, tell your story, story!
 
Um... um I need you Jesus
 
 
07.- All In Love Is Fair
 
All is fair in love
Love's a crazy game
Two people vow to stay
In love as one they say
But all is changed with time
The future none can see
The road you leave behind
Ahead lies mystery
But all is fair in love
I had to go away
A writer takes his pen
To write the words again
That all in love is fair
 
All of fate's a chance
It's either good or bad
I tossed my coin to say
In love with me you'd stay
But all in war is so cold
You either win or lose
When all is put away
The losing side I'll play
But all is fair in love
I should have never left your side
A writer takes his pen
To write the words again
That all in love is fair
 
A writer takes his pen
To write the words again
That all in love is fair
 
 
08.- Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
 
Everybody's got a thing
But some don't know how to handle it
Always reachin' out in vain
Accepting the things not worth having but
 
Don't you worry 'bout a thing
Don't you worry 'bout a thing, mama
Cause I'll be standing on the side
When you check it out
 
They say your style of life's a drag
And that you must go other places
But just don't you feel too bad
When you get fooled by smiling faces but
 
Don't you worry 'bout a thing
Don't you worry 'bout a thing, mama
Cause I'll be standing on the side
When you check it out...
When you get off... your trip
Don't you worry 'bout a thing...
Don't you worry 'bout a thing...ooh
 
Don't you worry 'bout a thing
Don't you worry 'bout a thing, mama
Cause I'll be standing on the side
When you check it out...
When you get off... your trip
 
Everybody needs a change
A chance to check out the new
But you're the only one to see
The changes you take yourself through but
 
Don't you worry 'bout a thing
Don't you worry 'bout a thing, pretty mama
Cause I'll be standing in the wings
When you check it out
 
Don't you worry 'bout a thing
 
 
09.- He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
He's a man
With a plan
Got a counterfeit dollar in his hand
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Playin' hard
Talkin' fast
Makin' sure that he won't be the last
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Makes a deal
With a smile
Knowin' all the time that his lie's a mile
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Must be seen
There's no doubt
He's the coolest one with the biggest mouth
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
If you tell him he's livin' fast
He will say what do you know
If you had my kind of cash
You'd have more than one place to go oh
 
Oou... oou... oou oou... oou...
 
Any place
He will play
His only concern is how much you'll pay
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
If he shakes
On a bet
He's the kind of dude that won't pay his debt
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
When you say that he's livin wrong
He'll tell you he knows he's livin' right
And you'd be a stronger man
If you took Misstra Know-lt-All's advice oh oh
 
oou... oou... oou oou... oou...
 
He's the man
With a plan
Got a counterfeit dollar in his hand
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Take my work
Please beware
Of a man that just don't give a care no
He's Misstra Know-It-All (Look out he's coming)
 
Dum bum bum ba bum bum,
Dum bum bum ba bum bum
Bum bum bum bum bum Say
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Can this line
Take his hand
Take your hat off to the man who's got the plan
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Every boy take your hand
To the man that's got the plan
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Give a hand to the man
That you know he's got the plan
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Give a hand to the man
Don't you know darn well he's got the super plan
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Give a hand to the man
You know damn well he's got the super plan
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
If we had less of him
Don't you know we'd have a better land
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
So give a hand to the man
Although you've given out as much as you can
He's Misstra Know-It-All
 
Check his sound out
He'll tell it all
Hey
You talk too much you worry me to death
He's Misstra Know-It-
 

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