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01
Piano & I

Piano & I

Hello, my goodness
Didn't know I was here

Do you know my name?
(Can't go wrong when you try)
Always got to try
No matter how long that shit take
Yeah, yeah
Whatever stops you from dreaming
Whatever tries to stop you from living
Flip it

Welcome home
Cause right now what I have to do
Is I gotta amp myself up as well as you
So, yeah, so what it took me like
Maybe two years and shit
But I'm feeling prepared
You know what I'm saying?
And I'm feeling a little more ready for the world
And less lost
As I once was

So come on
What you waiting on?
Feel me, feel me, feel me
What, uh, yeah
What, uh, yeah
What

02
Girlfriend

Girlfriend

Your girlfriend
Alicia Keys
Come on

[Verse 1]
Maybe silly for me to feel
This way about you and her
Cause I know she's been such a good friend
I know she has helped you through
Talkin' late on the phone
Every night you've been callin'
Private moments alone
Could your heart soon be fallin'?
And I know she's a friend
But I can't shake the feeling
That I could be losing your heart

[Hook]
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
Although, she's just a girl that is your friend
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
She shares a special part of you

[Verse 2]
You said that she's one who helped you see
How deep you're in love with me
And intentions were not to get in between
But I see possibilities

And you say that you feel
I'm the best thing in your life
And I know it's real
And I see it in your eyes
There's no reason for me
To even feel this way
I know you just enjoy her company

[Hook]
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
Although, she's just a girl that is your friend
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
She shares a special part of you

(Jermaine Dupri)
Say you jealous but you can't tell me why
Say you jealous but you can't tell me why
Say you jealous but you can't tell me why

(Alicia)
It's enough to make a nigga go crazy

[Hook]
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
Although, she's just a girl that is your friend
I think I'm jealous of your girlfriend
She shares a special part of you

03
How Come You Don't Call Me

How Come You Don't Call Me

[Verse 1]
I keep your picture beside my bed
And I still remember everything you said
I always thought our love was so right, I guess I was wrong
Always thought you'd be by my side, papa, now you're gone

[Chorus]
All I wanna know, baby
If what we had was good
How come you don't call me
Anymore?

[Verse 2]
I still light the fire on a rainy night
I still like it better when you holding me tight
Everybody said, everybody said that we should never part
Tell me baby, baby, baby, why, why you wanna go and break my heart?

[Chorus]
All I wanna know, baby
If what we had was good
How come you don't call me
Anymore?

[Bridge]
Sometimes it feels like I'm gonna die
If you don't call me, papa, you got to try
Won't get down on my knees
Won't beg you, please
Please
Won't you call me sometime, papa?
Why don't you call me back no more?

[Outro]
Why on earth can't you just pick up the phone?
You know I don't like to be alone
How come you don't call me?
How come you don't call me?
How come you don't call me?

04
Fallin'

Fallin'

[Verse 1]
I keep on fallin'
In and out of love
With you
Sometimes I love ya
Sometimes you make me blue
Sometimes I feel good
At times I feel used
Lovin you darlin'
Makes me so confused

[Hook]
I keep on
Fallin'
In and out of love with you
I never loved someone
The way that I love you

[Verse 2]
Oh, oh, I never felt this way
How do you give me so much pleasure
And cause me so much pain
Just when I think
I've taken more than would a fool
I start fallin' back in love with you

[Hook]

[Bridge]
Oh baby
I, I, I, I'm fallin'
I, I, I, I'm fallin'
Fall

[Hook 3x]

What

05
Troubles

Troubles

[Intro]
Dear Lord, can you take it away?
This pain in my heart just follows me by day
And at night it stalks me like the shadows on my wall
Oh my goodness, goodness

[Verse 1]
Feel like the world is closing on me
Feel like my dreams will never come to me
I keep on slippin' deeper into myself
And I'm scared, so scared

[Chorus]
If you're troubled
You just gotta let it go
If you're worried, baby
You just gotta let it go
All your hustles ain't for nothing
You just gotta take it slow
When you need me, baby
All you do is let me know

[Verse 2]
Why does it feel
That my mind is constantly trying to pull me down?
I can't seem to get away
Continuous mistakes I know, I've made before
How long will I feel so out of place?

[Chorus]
If you're troubled
You just gotta let it go
If you're worried, baby
You just gotta let it go
All your hustles ain't for nothing
You just gotta take it slow
When you need me, baby
All you do is let me know

[Piano Solo & Sirens]

[Chorus x4]
If you're troubled
You just gotta let it go
If you're worried, baby
You just gotta let it go
All your hustles ain't for nothing
You just gotta take it slow
When you need me, baby
All you do is let me know

[Outro]
Cause I will run to you
You don't have to worry
Amen

06
Rock Wit U

Rock Wit U

[Verse 1]
There's no escape on the spell you have placed
Leaving my heart and my mind
Foolish am I if I was to try
To ever leave you behind

[Chorus]
I wanna rock wit u, come give me all your love
No matter what we do, I wanna rock wit u
Wit u and wit only u, I wanna rock wit u
I wanna rock wit u, rock wit you, baby

[Verse 2]
I'll stay and walk this life wit u
No matter what we may go through
Dead broke, no job, no house, no ride
I'm gonna stay right by your side

[Chorus]
I wanna rock wit u, come give me all your love
No matter what we do, I wanna rock wit u
Wit u and wit only u, I wanna rock wit u
I wanna rock wit u, rock wit you, baby, baby

[Bridge]
Don't question where you're headed to, my love
Don't be afraid, just believe in love

[Chorus x3]
I wanna rock wit u
No matter what we do
Wit u and only u
I wanna rock wit u

[Outro x2]
Do your thing, do your thing
Do your thing, do your thing
Do your thing, do your thing
Do your thing, do your thing

(Alicia Keys, Taneisha Smith, Kerry Brothers, Jr.)

Published by Lellow Music Publishing/EMI Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) Book Of Daniel Music/EMI Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)

Produced by Alicia Keys for MBK Entertainment/KrucialKeys Productions and Kerry “Krucial” Brothers for KrucialKeys Productions

String and flute arrangements by Isaac Hayes and The Isaac Hayes Orchestra for Isaac Productions
Rhodes Piano: Isaac Hayes
Piano & Keyboards: Alicia Keys
Percussion: Norman Hedman
Guitar: Gerald “G” Flowers
Bass: Vic Flowers
Backgrounds: Alicia Keys

07
A Woman's Worth

A Woman's Worth

[Verse 1]
You could buy me diamonds, you could buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world. (baby you know I'm worth it)
Dinner lit by candles, run my bubble bath. Make love tenderly to
Last and last. (baby you know I'm worth it)

[Pre-Chorus]
Wanna please, wanna keep, wanna treat your woman right
Not just dough, but to show that you know she is worth your time
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will and she can find a man who knows her worth

[Chorus]
Cause a real man, knows a real woman when he sees her
And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first
And a real man just can't deny a woman's worth

Mm Hmm Mm Hmmm
Mm Hmm Mm Hmmm
Mm Hmm Mm Hmmm, Hm

[Verse 2]
If you treat me fairly, I'll give you all my goods
Treat you like a real woman should. (baby I know you're worth it)
If you never play me, promise not to bluff. I'll hold you down
When shit gets rough. (baby I know you're worth it)

[Pre-Chorus]
She walks with a mile, makes you smile all the while being true
Don't take for granted the passions that she has for you
You will lose if you chose to refuse to put her first
She will and she can find a man who knows her worth

[Chorus]

No need to read between the lines, spelled out for you (spelled out for you)
Just hear this song cause you can't go wrong when you value. (better value)
A woman's (woman's) Woman's (woman's) Worth

[Chorus repeat till end]

08
Jane Doe

Jane Doe

[Intro: Alicia Keys (& Kandi Burruss)]
(Hey yo, Alicia)
What's up, Kandi?
Man, these Jane Doe's be killing me thinking they're slick with it
(For real)
Drop the beat
Alicia Keys, Kandi collabo

[Verse 1]
Let's talk about the situation
'Bout how you came with information
It negative in every which way
Just dissing my man and our relation
You say he's cheating, want me to leave him
I changed my mind, I think I'll keep him
Listening to you will leave me lonely
That's not what I'm trying to be

[Chorus]
Cause I'll be crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no
Just crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no

[Verse 2]
You see I caught you trying to check my man out
How 'bout you explain, what that's all about
You think ya slick like I wouldn't know
But I got something for you, Doe
Mess around end up in a choke-hold
Girl I think it's time for you to go
Away from my man and me
That's the way it's gonna be

[Chorus]
Cause I'll be crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no
Just crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no

[Bridge]
I love my man, he loves me more
He may not be the perfect man, but I don't plan to let him go
Jane Doe, Jane Doe, Jane Doe
Jane Doe, Jane Doe
Jane Doe, Jane Doe, Jane Doe, Jane Doe

[Chorus x2]
Cause I'll be crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no
Just crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no

[Interlude x2]
Jane Doe, Jane Doe
Jane Doe, Jane Doe
Jane Doe, Jane Doe, Jane Doe, Jane Doe

[Chorus x2]
Cause I'll be crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no
Just crazy to let my man go
And let some other Jane Doe
Come and try to steal him
Oh no, oh no

09
Goodbye

Goodbye

[Verse 1]
How do you love someone
That hurts you oh so bad
With intentions good
Was all he ever had?

[Pre-Chorus]
But how do I let go when I've
Loved him for so long and I've
Given him all that I could
Maybe love is a hopeless crime
Givin' up what seems your lifetime
What went wrong with somethin' once so good

[Chorus]
How do you find the words to say
To say goodbye (Find the words to say goodbye)
When your heart don't have the heart to say
To say goodbye? (Find the words to say goodbye)

[Verse 2]
I know now I was naive
Never knew where this would lead
And I'm not tryin' to take away
From the good man that he is

[Pre-Chorus]
But how do I let go when I've
Loved him for so long and I've
Given him all that I could
Was it somethin' wrong that we did
Because others infiltrated
What went wrong with somethin' once so good

[Chorus]
How do you find the words to say
To say goodbye (Find the words to say goodbye)
When your heart don't have the heart to say
To say goodbye? (Find the words to say goodbye)

[Bridge]
Is this the end, are you sure?
How should you know when you've never been here before?
It's so hard to just let go
When this is the one and only love I've ever known

[Middle 8]
So, how do you find the words to say
To say goodbye (Find the words to say goodbye)
When your heart don't have the heart to say
To say goodbye? (Find the words to say goodbye)

[Chorus]
How do you find the words to say
To say goodbye (Find the words to say goodbye)
When your heart don't have the heart to say
To say goodbye? (Find the words to say goodbye)

10
The Life

The Life

[Verse 1]
Every day I realize that this might
Be the last day of my life
Walking down the streets I find
I'm coming closer and closer to losing my mind

Cause when it rains it pours
Isn't life worth more?
I don't even know what I'm hustling for
You gotta do what you gotta do
Just to make it through
All the hard times that's gonna face you

[Chorus]
This is the life
Striving to survive
This is the life
Striving to survive
This is the life

[Verse 2]
Living will always be a struggle
Looking for someone true to love you
Looking back, I see all the horrors
This madness makes me wanna hide

I watch slowly, internally, I'm dying
Pillowcase is wet from all my crying
Cause there is nothing more to be here for
Take me away I can't live that life no more

[Chorus x2]
This is the life
Striving to survive
This is the life
Striving to survive

[Outro]
Trying to get over
Trying to get over
I am just trying, trying to get over
Trying to get over
Trying to get over
Trying to get over
Going to get over
This is the life
This is the life
This is the life
This is the life

11
Mr. Man

Mr. Man

[Verse 1: Jimmy Cozier]
Something about the way you smiled at me just drove me wild
Wish I could know if you're alone, don't want to cramp your style
But I cannot deny the feel that I feel when I looked straight into your eyes
Feel my heart beating fast for the challenge may arise

[Chorus: Jimmy Cozier]
I wanna know if you feel the way I do, I do
I wanna know if there's a chance for me and you, and you
If there's no way meet at the bar and say you can't, you can't
Cause I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair

[Verse 2: Alicia Keys]
Like the way you've given me attention through the night
Maybe I've had too much Remy, my man's right by my side
Every time I catch you watching me, I feel something down my spine
I'll play the game, it's just for fun and only for tonight
All night

[Chorus: Alicia Keys]
I wanna know if you feel the way I do, I do
I wanna know if there's a chance for me and you, and you
If there's no way meet at the bar and say you can't, you can't
Cause I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair to Mr. Man
Unfair to Mr. Man

[Bridge: Alicia Keys & Jimmy Cozier]
I know all you wanna know is answers
Cause you can give me what I need
We both know that we're attracted
Should we let our desires, should we let our desires lead?

[Chorus x3]
I wanna know if you feel the way I do, I do
I wanna know if there's a chance for me and you, and you
If there's no way, meet at the bar and say you can't, you can't
Cause I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be, I don't wanna be
Unfair to Mr. Man

12
Never Felt This Way

Never Felt This Way

There will never come a day
You will never hear me say
That I want to or need to be without you
I want to give my all; baby, just hold me
Simply control me
Because your arms they keep away the loneliness

When I look into your eyes
Then I realize
All I need is you in my life
All I need is you in my life
Cause I never felt this way about loving, no
Never felt so good, baby, never felt this way about loving
It feels so good

13
Butterflyz

Butterflyz

[Verse 1]
Lately when I look into your eyes
Baby I fly, you're the only one I need in my life
Baby I just don't know how to describe
How lovely you make me feel inside

[Hook]
You give me butterflyz
Have me flying so high in the sky
I can't control the butterflyz
You give me butterflies
Have me flying so high in the sky
I can't control the butterflyz

[Verse 2]
It seemed like the likely thing
From the start you told me yeah, I would be your queen
But never had I imagined such a feeling
Joy is what you bring, I wanna give you everything

[Chorus]
You give me butterflyz
Have me flying so high in the sky
I can't control the butterflyz
You give me butterflyz
Have me flying so high in the sky
I can't control these butterflyz

[Bridge]
You and I
Are destiny
I know that
You were made for me

I can't control it
It's driving me
Taking over me and I

[Chorus]
You give me butterflyz
Got me flying so high in the sky
I can't control the butterflyz
You give me butterflyz
Have me flying so high in the sky
I can't control the butterflyz

You give me butterflyz
Got me flying so high in the sky
I can't control, I can't control it
You give me butterflyz
Got me flying so high in the sky
I can't control the butterflyz, oh no, oh no

[Outro]
You give me something I just can't deny
Something that's so real
I just can't control the way I feel
And I don't feel

You give me something I just can't deny
Something that's so real
I just can't control the way I feel
Oh, I never felt like this

14
Why Do I feel So Sad

Why Do I feel So Sad

Friends we've been for so long
Now true colors are showing
Makes me wanna cry oh yes it does
Cuz I had to say goodbye

By now I should know
That in time things would change
So it shouldn't be so bad
So why do I feel so sad

How can I adjust
To the way that things are going
It's killing me slowly
Oh I just want it to be how it used to be

Cuz I wish that I could stay
But in time things must change
So it shouldn't be so bad
So why do I feel so sad

You cannot hide the way you feel inside I realize
Your actions speak much louder than words
So tell me why oh

By now I should know that
That in time things would change
So it shouldn't be it shouldn't be so bad
So why do I feel so sad

By now I should know
That in time things must change
So it shouldn't be so bad
So why do I feel so sad

By now by now I should know
That in time things must grow
And I had to leave you behind
So why do I feel so sad
If it couldn't be that bad
Tell me why

By now I should know
That in time things would change
So it shouldn't be so bad
So why do I feel so sad

15
Caged Bird

Caged Bird

Right now, I feel like a bird
Caged without a key
Everyone comes to stare at me
With so much joy and reverie
They don't know how I feel inside
Through my smile, I cry
They don't know what they're doing to me
Keeping me from flying
That's why I say that...

I know why the caged bird sings
Only joy comes from song
She's so rare and beautiful to others
Why not just set her free?

So she can fly, fly, fly
Spreading her wings and her song
Let her
Fly, fly fly
For the whole world to see

She's like caged bird
Fly, fly
Ooh just let her fly
Just let her fly
Just let her fly
Spread the wings
Spread the beauty

16
Lovin U

Lovin U

[Intro]
Yeah, let me, let me try something real quick

[Verse 1]
If I gave you forever
Would you take care of me?
Would you take me for granted?
Run away

[Pre-Chorus]
Those wonderful things that you do
They've got me feeling in love with you
In love with you

[Chorus]
Lovin u is easy
Comes so naturally
Lovin u is easy
Comes so naturally

[Verse 2]
I would give you laughter
So much more than that (oh yes, I would)
Anything you're after
I will climb the highest mountain, to bring it back
You'd better believe

[Pre-Chorus]
Those wonderful things that you do
They've got me feeling in love with you
In love with you

[Chorus]
Lovin u is easy
Comes so naturally
Lovin u is easy
Comes so naturally

[Bridge]
I will stay by your side
Whether I'm wrong, whether I'm right
Oh, it's incredible
With you, I intend to spend the rest of my life

[Chorus]
Lovin u is easy
Comes so, it comes so naturally
Lovin u is easy
Comes so, so, it comes so naturally

Lovin u is easy
So easy
Lovin u is easy
It comes so naturally

Lovin u is easy
Lovin u is easy (I'm in love with you forever)
It comes so naturally

Lovin u is easy