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keberoxu Lyr Add: Waterfalls (TLC) (2) (Don't Go Chasin') Waterfalls 12 Sep 21


This pop-music single by a three-woman vocal trio
has a rap in the middle, and singing on either side.
And the lyrics take no prisoners.

WATERFALLS

by Raymon Ameer Murray, Rico Renard Wade, Lisa Nicole Lopes, Marqueze M. Ethridge, Patrick L. Brown


A lonely mother gazing out of her window
Staring at a son that she just can't touch
If at any time he's in a jam, she'll be by his side
But he doesn't realize he hurts her so much
But all the praying just ain't helping at all
'Cause he can't seem to keep himself out of trouble
So he goes out, and he makes his money the best way he know how
Another body lying cold in the gutter
spoken: Listen to me

CHORUS
Don't go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to
I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all
But I think you're moving too fast

Little Precious has a natural obsession
For temptation, but he just can't see
She gives him loving that his body can't handle
But all he can say is, "Baby, it's good to me"
One day he goes and gets a glimpse in the mirror
But he doesn't recognize his own face
His health is fading and he doesn't know why
Three letters [HIV]
took him to his final resting place
spoken: Y'all don't hear me
CHORUS

rap: spoken
I seen a rainbow yesterday
But too many storms have come and gone
Leavin' a trace of not one God-given ray
Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
I pray all ten fade away
Seldom praise Him for the sunny days

And like His promise is true
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to
A new
Clear blue
and unconditional skies
Have dried the tears from my eyes
No more lonely cries

My only bleedin' hope
Is for the folk who can't cope
With such an endurin' pain
That it keeps 'em in the pouring rain
Who's to blame
For tooting 'caine
In your own vein
What a shame
You shoot and aim
For someone else's brain

You claim the insane
and name
This day in time
For fallin prey to crime
I say the system got you
Victim to your own mind
Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of comin' true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you

CHORUS

-- copyright Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
BMG Rights Management

Wikipedia article on the TLC song "Waterfalls"

Big hit.


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