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Gotham City – R. Kelly


I’m lookin over the skyline of the city
How loud, quiet nights in the mist of crime
How next door to happiness lives sorrow
And signals of solution in the sky

[1] – A city of justice, a city of love
A city of peace, for everyone of us
We all need it, can’t live without it
Gotham City, oh, yeah

How sleeping awake because of fear (ohh, yeah)
How children are drowning in their tears
How we need a place where we can go
A land where everyone will have a hero (even me)
[repeat 1, 1]

Yet in the middle of stormy weather
We won’t stumble and we won’t fall
I know a place that all of us shelter
[rpt 1…]

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Heaven, I Need A Hug – R. Kelly


I’m just bein’ real, you know
I’m like the sun, I’m tryin’ to shine on everybody
You know what I’m sayin’
But it’s like situation after situation, you know
So I write about it to get it off my chest, you heard

Dear mama, you wouldn’t believe what I’m goin’ through
But still I got my head up just like I promised you
Every since you left your baby, boy’s been dealin’with
Problem after problem, tell me what am I supposed to do
See, I get lost sometimes, don’t understand this place
Look in the mirror sometimes and see a troubled face
And then my tears roll down and hit the sink
Then I hold my head up high, I hope the Man upstairs can hear my cry
All these questions deep inside my mind
Like if Jesus loved me, why he leave my side, mama
I’m still tryin’ to get the answer why
You were young, 45, and you had to die
I’m always tryin’ to help people out
And it’s them same people tryin’ to take food out my mouth

(Fo’ real tho’) It seems like the more money I make
(Fo’ real tho’) The more drama y’all try to create
(Fo’ real tho’) And through I try to move into the positive
(Fo’ real tho’) The more y’all don’t wanna let me live

When will you realize that I don’t owe you nothin’
Need to get up off your butt and go get your own somethin’
I’m pullin’ on my hair to keep from snappin’ off
Fools ride up in my camp and be actin’ off
Somebody out there please pray what I’m talkin’ ’bout
Still young tryin’ to figure it out

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Heaven, I need a hug
Is there anybody out there willin’ to embrace a thug
Feelin’ like a change of heart
And all I really need is a sign or a word from God
So shower down on me, wet me with your love
I need you to take me and lift me up, oh, yeah

I gave 13 years of my life to this industry
Hit song or not, I’ve given all of me
You smile in my face and tell me that you love
But then before you know the truth, you’re so quick to judge me
That’s alright, go ahead, keep talkin’
‘Cause I’mma hold my head up high and keep walkin’
And reach for the sky, focus on the plan
Rescue the kid with his paper a pen
And this is for the homies that we lost
Yo’, we cannot forget y’all, so the hats come off
We pour a little liquor out for the memory
I know y’all up there sittin’ on chrome in them pearly streets
The street survivors before careful, stay alive
I’m prayin’ for your families, I hope you pray for mine

(Fo’ real tho’) Used to be a time you wished me well
(Fo’ real tho’) It hurts to know you wanna see me fail
(Fo’ real tho’) And don’t forget I kept you out of jail
(Fo’ real tho’) Where’s my arms when you needed to be held

They turn they backs on you, who was there believin’
Who said your troubles were only for a season
In church together tryin’ to pick up all the pieces
And now you betray me, I bind you in the name of Jesus
Somebody please pray what I’m talkin’ ’bout
Still young tryin’ to figure it all out

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Heaven, I need a hug
Is there anybody out there willin’ to embrace a thug
Feelin’ like a change of heart
And all I really need is a sign or a word from God
(Please shower down)
So shower down on me, wet me with your love (Yeah)
I need you to take me and lift me up (Oh…oh…yeah, yeah, yeah)

Man, I tell you it’s enough to make you wanna give it up
Thank God for my fans ’cause through it all they show me love
To my sister and to brothers
Tell me why can’t we just try to get along with one another
And stop hurtin’ one another, fightin’ one another
Man, I pray to God He get my family back together
Let me see what wanna see, just to blind me
All of these luxuries, wine and dining
And then You push me out in front to get behind me
Then You sat me up by blessin’ me to bind me
I’m a grown man with kids now, stakes are high
Gotta go to church now to avoid the fight
Frankly, y’all to keep it real I’m just tired
Have dreams of bein’ dead, but the devil is alive

(Fo’ real tho’) Church folks, you need to stop judgin’
(Fo’ real tho’) Or you will be the first to be judged
(Fo’ real tho’) And women stop dependin’ on us men
(Fo’ real tho’) And start dependin’ on the Man above, feel me

And as for robbin’, here’s what I need to do
Get rid of them clowns and get myself a whole ‘nother crew
Media, do your job
But please just don’t make my job so hard
Somebody please pray what I’m talkin’ ’bout
I’m still young tryin’ to figure it all out

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Heaven, I need a hug
Is there anybody out there willin’ to embrace a thug
Feelin’ like a change of heart
And all I really need is a sign or a word from God
So shower down on me (Shower down on me now), wet me with your love
I need you to take me (Please) and lift me up, yeah,
yeah (Said I’m callin’ on heaven)

Heaven, I need a hug
Is there anybody out there willin’ to embrace a thug
Feelin’ like a change of heart
And all I really need is a sign or a word from God
So shower down on me, wet me with your love
I need you to take me and lift me up (Lift me up),
yeah, yeah (Heaven I need)

Heaven, I need a hug (Ooh, yeah, yeah)
Is there anybody out there willin’ to embrace a thug
Said I’m Feelin’ like a change of heart (Hey)
And all I really need is a sign or a word from God (Ooh, yeah)
So shower down on me (Shower down), wet me with your love (Take me)
I need you to take me and lift me up, yeah, yeah

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Reality – R. Kelly


She didn’t have a house, a house up in the hills
I never heard her ask for some car with the chromed out wheels
But all she wanted was some love and affection
But all I did all the time was neglect
The fact that she was lonely, I used to be her homey
I used to talk about how I was gonna get us out of the hood
But as long as we’re together as a family, then it’s all good

[1] – Because any man can make a baby
But it takes a real man to be a father
Talking about a family, the kid, you and me
It’s not a fantasy, but it’s reality
You see love is wrong and love is right
But if love is strong then love is tight
Talking about a chemistry like a bride-to-be
It’s not a fantasy, but it’s reality

Be careful were the words the last time we had our talk
And your truth sound absurd so my pride just let you walk
When all the time knowing that I didn’t mean
To hollar out and call you bitch and tell you leave
I admit it, I was wrong but now it’s over come on home
I can’t take it here is where you belong
Even out the window looking for the mailman
I hope he’s got a letter says, I’m missing you, in the mail
And then I saw you with another, made it hard for me to breathe
But when I played the game for gives
I should’ve played the game for keeps

[Repeat 1]

Now I wore the shoes that you talked about in your song
But it’s been a change I’ve got a new pair on, yes
Now every night and day I still await
At the lonely spot in the hills
And think about how you set the record straight
Any man can

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[Repeat 1 until fade]

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I Wish – R. Kelly


I wish, I wish, I wish
To every city
I wish, I wish, I wish
Every hood
I wish, I wish, I wish
And every block
I wish, I wish, I wish
Good Ol’ America!

Rollin’ through the hood
Just stopped by to say what’s up
Came to let you know
That your baby boy ain’t doing so tough
And even though you passed
Going on four long years
Still waking up late at night crying tears
Just thinking about those days
You used to talk to me
Smilin’ while I’m sippin’ on this Hennesy
And remember we bragged on how rich we would be
To get up out this hood was like a fantasy

[1] – And now you hear my songs the radio is bangin’
Oh I can’t believe my ears
And what everybody’s sayin’
And boy I’ll tell you
Folks don’t know the half
I would give it all up
Just to take one ride

(With you)
How I used to kick it on the front porch
(With you)
And how I used to lay back and smoke weed
(With you)
And all the little days and party joints we’d do
Now I’m just missing you
How I wish

[2] – I wish that I could hold you now
I wish that I could touch you now
I wish that I could talk to you
Be with you somehow
I know you’re in a better place
And you know I can see your face
I know you’re smiling down on me
Saying everything’s okay
And if I never leave this thug life
I’ll see you again someday
I wish, I wish, I wish
I wish, I wish, I wish

Now ever since this money come
Been nothing but stress
Sometimes I wish I could trade in my success
Y’all look at me and say boy you’ve been blessed
But y’all don’t see the inside of my unhappiness
Man I swear this shit gets heavy like a ton
That’s why you hear me shootin’
This real shit off like a gun
Hmm I wonder how my friends would treat me now
If I wasn’t iced up with a Bentley and a house
That’s why fake ass niggas get fake ass digits
And fake ass playas get a real playa hatin’ ’em
Honey Love goes platinum and y’all ass come around
But y’all don’t wanna raise the roof
Until my shit is going down

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[Repeat 1]

(With you)
How I used to hoop off in them tournaments
(With you)
And how I used to club hop on weekends
(With you)
Your family called the morning of the tragic end
Damn, my condolensces

[Repeat 2]

Voices in my head be telling me to come to church
Saying the Lord is the only way for you to stop the hurt
Dreaming of windows black tinted like a hurst
When waking up to life sometimes seems worst
And all I ever wanted is to be a better man
And I try to keep it real with my homies now
For me to save the world I don’t understand
How did I become the leader of a billion men?

[Repeat 1]

(With you)
How I used to street perform on Friday
(With you)
And how I used to go to church on Easter Sunday
(With you)
Standing here throwing them songs at me
Somebody pray for me

[Repeat 2 till end]

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