I Might Have Been Queen

I`M A NEW PAIR OF EYES
EVERY TIME I AM BORN
AN ORIGINAL MIND
BECAUSE I JUST DIED
I`M SCANNING THE HORIZON
FOR SOMEONE RECOGNIZING
THAT I MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUEEN
FOR EVERY SUN THAT SETS
THERE IS A NEW ONE DAWNING
FOR EVERY EMPIRE CRUSHED
THERE IS A NEW NATION
LET THE WATERS RISE
I HAVE RIDDEN EACH TIDE
FROM THE GATES OF THE CITY
WHERE THE FIRST BORN DIED

AND I MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUEEN
I REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE FIELDS WITH NO
NAME
SHE HAD A LOVE
OH BUT THE RIVERS WON`T STOP FOR ME

I`M A NEW PAIR OF EYES
AN ORIGINAL MIND
WITH MY SENSES OF OLD
AND THE HEART OF A GIANT
AND I`M SEARCHING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE
FOR SOME RECOLLECTION
THAT I MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUEEN
FOR EVERY SAGE THAT FALLS
THERE IS AN ANCIENT CHILD

AND I MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUEEN
I REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE FIELDS WITH NO
NAME
SHE HAD A LOVE
OOOOOH BUT THE RIVERS WON`T STOP FOR ME
NO, THE RIVERS WON`T STOP FOR ME

I LOOK UP TO THE STARS
WITH MY PERFECT MEMORY
I LOOK THROUGH IT ALL
AND MY FUTURE`S NO SHOCK TO ME
I LOOK DOWN BUT I SEE NO TRAGEDY
I LOOK UP TO MY PAST
A SPIRIT RUNNING FREE
I LOOK DOWN AND I`M THERE IN HISTORY
I`M A SOUL SURVIVOR

A SOUL SURVIVOR
ON THE RIVER
BUT IT WON`T STOP
I`M A SOUL SURVIVOR
ON THE RIVER
BUT IT WON`T STOP
I MIGHT HAVE BEEN QUEEN
I KNOW THE SECRET COMBINATION
I`M A SOUL SURVIVOR

2. What's Love Got To Do With It
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND
THAT THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
MAKES MY PULSE REACT
THAT IT`S ONLY THAT THRILL
OF BOY MEETING GIRL
OPPOSITES ATTRACT

IT`S PHYSICAL
ONLY LOGICAL
YOU MUST TRY TO IGNORE
THAT IT MEANS MORE THAN THAT


OH WHATS LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
WHAT`S LOVE BUT A SECOND HAND EMOTION
WHAT`S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
WHO NEEDS A HEART
WHEN A HEART CAN BE BROKEN

IT MAY SEEM TO YOU
THAT I`M ACTING CONFUSED
WHEN YOU`RE CLOSE TO ME
IF I TEND TO LOOK DAZED
I`VE READ IT SOMEPLACE
I`VE GOT CAUSE TO BE

THERE`S A NAME FOR IT
THERE`S A PHRASE FOR IT
BUT WHATEVER THE REASON
YOU DO IT FOR ME



I`VE BEEN THINKING OF A NEW DIRECTION
BUT I HAVE TO SAY
I`VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT MY OWN PROTECTION
IT SCARES ME TO FEEL THAT WAY

WHAT`S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
WHAT`S LOVE BUT A SWEET OLD FASHIONED
NOTION
WHAT`S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
WHO NEEDS A HEART WHEN A HEART CAN BE
BROKEN


3. Show Some Respect

I MADE A RESOLUTION
AND A PLAN TO DO MY WORK
BUT I NEED YOU TO MAKE IT WORK
YOU`VE GOT TO READ THE MESSAGE
UNDERSTAND WHAT`S ON MY MIND
CAUSE NOT TO SEE WOULD BE A CRIME
AND WE COULD LOOSE IT ANYTIME


WE`VE GOT TO SHOW SOME RESPECT
WE`VE GOT TO LEARN TO PROTECT
DON`T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED I KNOW
THAT IF YOU WANT TO STAY CLOSE
WE`VE GOT TO SHOW SOME RESPECT

BUT I BELIEVE IN WORKING
THEN I BELIEVE IN A LITTLE HELP
CAUSE I`M NOT LIGHT UNTO MYSELF
WITHOUT A THING OF VALUE
WHY SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST
WE DON`T KNOW WHAT`S UP AHEAD
WE CAN`T LET OURSELVES FORGET



FOR THE THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU
FROM THE WOMAN THAT YOU SEE INSIDE
DON`T LET IT WALK OUT THE DOOR
LOVE FOLLOWS EVERY TIME


4. I Can't Stand The Rain

I CAN`T STAND THE RAIN
AGAINST MY WINDOW
BRINGING BACK SWEET MEMORIES
I CAN`T STAND THE RAIN
AGAINST MY WINDOW
BECAUSE HERE`S NOT HERE WITH ME

HEY WINDOW PAIN
DO YOU REMEMBER
HOW SWEET IT USED TO BE
WHEN WE WERE TOGETHER
EVERYTHING WAS SO GRAND
NOW THAT WE`VE PARTED
THERE`S ONE SOUND THAT I JUST CAN`T STAND
Private Dancer

WELL THE MEN COME IN THESE PLACES
AND THE MEN ARE ALL THE SAME
YOU DON`T LOOK AT THEIR FACES
AND YOU DON`T ASK THEIR NAMES
YOU DON`T THINK OF THEM AS HUMAN
YOU DON`T THINK OF THEM AT ALL
YOU KEEP YOUR MIND ON THE MONEY
KEEPING YOUR EYES ON THE WALL


I`M YOUR PRIVATE DANCER
A DANCER FOR MONEY
I`LL DO WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO
I`M YOUR PRIVATE DANCER
A DANCER FOR MONEY
AND ANY OLD MUSIC WILL DO

I WANT TO MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS
I WANT TO LIVE OUT BY THE SEA
HAVE A HUSBAND AND SOME CHILDREN
YEAH I GUESS I WANT A FAMILY
ALL THE MEN COME IN THESE PLACES
AND THE MEN ARE ALL THE SAME
YOU DON`T LOOK AT THEIR FACES
AND YOU DON`T ASK THEIR NAMES



DEUTSCHMARKS OR DOLLARS
AMERICAN EXPRESS WILL DO NICELY - THANK YOU
LET ME LOOSEN UP YOUR COLLAR
TELL ME DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE SHIMMY AGAIN


6. Let's Stay Together
LET ME SAY SINCE
SINCE WE`VE BEEN TOGETHER
LOVING YOU FOREVER
IS ALL I NEED
LET ME BE THE ONE YOU COME RUNNING TO
I`LL NEVER BE UNTRUE
OH BABY


LET`S, LET`S STAY TOGETHER
LOVING YOU WHETHER
WHETHER TIMES ARE GOOD OR BAD
HAPPY OR SAD

I, I`M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU
WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO
IT`S ALRIGHT WITH ME

LET ME BE THE ONE YOU COME RUNNING TO
I`LL NEVER BE UNTRUE
OH BABY



WHY, OH TELL ME, WHY DO PEOPLE BREAK UP
AND TURN AROUND AND MAKE UP
I JUST CAME TO SEE
YOU`D NEVER DO THAT TO ME, WOULD YA BABY
BEING AROUND YOU IS ALL I SEE
OH BABY

7. Steel Claw
A NIGHT IN TELEVISION WONDERLAND
ANOTHER FAIRYTALE ABOUT SOME RITCH BITCH
LYING BY THE SWIMMING POOL
IT`S THE GOLDEN SCHOOL
LIVING`S EASY WHEN YOU MAKE THE RULES

LAST FRIDAY WAS THE FIRST TIME
IT ONLY TOOK ABOUT A HALF A MINUTE
ON THE STAIRWAY
IT WAS CHILD`S PLAY
THE ODDS TURN TO EVEN
WHEN YOU GIE UP BELIEVING IN THE


COLD LAW, STEEL CLAW
TRY TO GET ON BOARD
YOU FIND THE LOCK IS ON THE DOOR
WELL I SAY `NO WAY...'
DON`T TRY TO KEEP ME OUT OR THERE`LL BE HELL TO PAY
I DON`T KNOW WHO`S RIGHT OR WHO`S WRONG
BUT IT DOESN`T REALLY MATTER WHEN YOU`RE LYING IN THE GUTTER
IT`S A SEE SAW
A LONG HOT BATTLE WITH THE COLD LAW
IS WHAT YOU GET FOR MESSING WITH THE STEEL CLAW

THE POLITICIANS HAVE FORGOTTEN THIS PLACE
EXCEPT FOR A FLYING VISIT IN A BLACK MERCEDES
NO ELECTION TIME
THEY CROSS THE LINE
AND EVERYBODY RUNS TO WATCH THE PANTOMIME
IF THEY COULD SEE WHAT`S GOING HERE AROUND THERE
SO MANY PEOPLE HANGING ON THE EDGE
CRYING OUT GOR REVOLUTION
RETRIBUTION
THE ODDS TURN OUT EVEN
WHEN YOU GIVE UP BELIEVING IN THE



SOMETIMES I THINK I`M GOING CRAZY
SOMETIMES I DO A LINE
MAKES ME LAUGH
MAKES ME WANT TO TAKE A JOYRIDE
ON THE HIGH TIDE
SOMETIMES I`M CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE
MEANWHILE EDDY`S ON THE WEST COAST
I HEARD HE`S SHACKING UP WITH SOME SWEET SENORITA
UP IN FRISCO YOU AND I KNOW
THE ODDS TURN OUT EVEN
WHEN YOU GIVE UP BELIEVING IN THE


8. Help
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER
SO MUCH YOUNGER THAN TODAY
I NEVER NEEDED ANYBODIES
HELP IN ANY WAY
AND NOW THOSE DAYS ARE GONE
I`M NOT SO SELF ASSURED
AND NOW I FIND
I`VE CHANGED MY MIND
I`VE OPENED UP THE DOORS


HELP ME IF YOU CAN
I`M FEELING DOWN
AND I DO APPRECIATE
YOU BEING `ROUND
OH HELP ME IF YOU CAN
I`M FEELING DOWN
WON`T YOU PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME

AND NOW MY LIFE HAS CHANGED
IN OH SO MANY WAYS
MY INDEPENDENCE SEEMS TO
VANISH IN THE HAZE
AND EVERY NOW AND THEN
I FEEL SO INSECURE
AND NOW I JUST NEED YOU LIKE
I NEVER DID BEFORE
TINA TURNER
Album: Private Dancer