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"Give Me One Reason" Lyrics

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Genre:Blues, Ethnic/Folk
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Give me one reason to stay here and I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here and I'll turn right back around
Said I don't wanna leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind

Baby I got your number and I know that you got mine
You know that I've called you, I've called too many times
You can call me baby
You can call me anytime, but you got to call me

Give me one reason to stay here and I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here and I'll turn right back around
Said I don't wanna leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind

I don't want no one to squeeze me
They might take away my life
I don't want no one to squeeze me
They might take away my life
I just want someone to hold me
And rock me through the night

This youthful heart can love you, yes, and give what you need
This youthful heart can love you, boy, and give what you need
But I'm too old to go chasing you around wasting my precious energy

Give me one reason to stay here, yes, and I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here, whow, and I'll turn right back around
Said I don't wanna leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind

Baby just gives me one reason
Give me just one reason why
Baby just gives me one reason
Give me just one reason why I should stay
Because I told you that I loved you and there ain't no more to say
  • submitted by RushDevil
  • corrected by Eryka on December 15th, 2011
  • written by Chapman, Tracy L
  • copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing

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     Petroviic says:
    Like 010-01-2008 00:15
     
    LOVE THIS SONG. Heard it for the first time when Jordin Sparks performed it on American Idol.
     Ty2010 says:
    Like 008-08-2007 19:45
     
    one of the coolest blues songs i know from one of the coolest non-blues singer ever!
    Like 016-05-2006 22:20
     
    i love this song
     Miss_Satan says:
    Like 003-03-2006 19:55
     
    I ADORE this song, it has such a feel good chilled out vibe to it. along with fast car, talking bout a reveloution and baby can i hold you; this is one of my fav songs by her!

    minor point "She needs a reason to stay with the man" Tracy Chapman is gay (duh?) so its infact about another woman
     Superdracula says:
    Like 011-04-2005 22:35
     
     Mien says:
    Like 013-02-2005 21:13
     
    "I don't want no one to squeeze me/They might take away my life..."
    Swooning blues groove. So Southern. Tracy's vocal rumbles so deeply. Sensual.
     mamasboy says:
    Like 007-08-2004 15:20
     
    yeah, she's got a really cool, laid-back vibe!!
    Like 030-06-2004 23:39
     
    [b]This song has a lot of meaning. She needs a reason to stay with the man and she doesn't want to leave him but he has to give a good reason not to!