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VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys (Live)

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01
No One (Live)

No One (Live)

No One (Live)

I just want you close
Where you can stay forever
You could be sure
That it will only get better

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ‘cause
Everything’s gonna be alright
People keep talking
They could say what they like
But all I know is
Everything’s gonna be alright

No one, No One, No One
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No One, No One, No One
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

You, You
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

When the rain is pouring down
And my heart is hurting
You will always be around
This I know for certain

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ‘cause
Everything’s gonna be alright
People keep talking
They could say what they like
But all I know is
Everything’s gonna be alright

No one, No One, No One
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No One, No One, No One
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

You, You
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

I know
Some people search the world
To find
Something like what we have
I know
People will try, try to divide
Something so real
So ‘til the end of time
I’m telling you there’s

No one, No one, No one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, No one, No one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

02
Brand New Me (Live)

Brand New Me (Live)

Brand New Me (Live)

It’s been a while, I’m not who I was before
You looked surprised your words don’t burn me anymore
Been meaning to tell you, but I guess it’s clear to see
Don’t be mad, it’s just a brand new kind of me
Can’t be bad, I’ve found a brand new kind of free

Careful with your ego, he’s the one we should blame
Had to grab my heart back, God knows something had to change
Thought that you’d be happy
I found the one thing that I need
Why you mad? It’s just a brand new kind of me

It took a long long time to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses and one too many lies
Don’t be surprised don’t be surprised

If I talk a little louder, if I speak up when you’re wrong
If I walk a little taller I’ve been under you too long
If you’ve noticed that I’m different, don’t take it personally
Don’t be mad, it’s just a brand new kind of me
Can’t be bad, I found a brand new kind of free

Ohhhh, it took a long, long road to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
I’ve taken one too many excuses and one too many lies
Don’t be surprised, ohhhh said you look surprised, hey!

If you were a friend , you’d wanna get to know me again
If you were worth the while you’d be happy to see me smile
I’m not expecting a sorry, I’m too busy finding myself
I got this, I found me, I found me yeeaahh!

I don’t need your opinion, not waiting for your OK
I’ll never be perfect but at least now I’m brave
And now my heart is open I can finally breathe
Don’t be mad, it’s just a brand new kind of free
That ain’t bad, I’ve found a brand new kind of free
Don’t be mad, it’s a brand new time for me

03
You Don't Know My Name (Live)

You Don't Know My Name (Live)

You Don’t Know My Name (Live)

Baby, baby, baby, from the day I saw you
I really really wanted to catch your eye
There's something special 'bout you, I must really like you
'Cause not a lotta guys are worth my time
Ooh baby, baby, baby, it's gettin' kind of crazy
'Cause you are takin' over my mind

And it feels like ooh
But you don't know my name
And I swear
It feels like ooh
You don't know my name
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)

Oh baby baby baby, I see us on our first date
You're doin' everything that makes me smile
And when we had our first kiss, it happened on a Thursday
Ooh it set my soul on fire
Ooh baby baby baby, I can't wait for the first time
My imagination's runnin' wild

It feels like ooh
You don't know my name
And I swear it baby
It feels like ooh
You don't know my name
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)

I'm sayin', he don't even know what he's doin' to me
Got me feelin' all crazy inside, I'm feelin' like, ow ooh

Doin' more than I've ever done for anyone's attention
Take notice of what's in front of you
'Cause did I mention, you're 'bout to miss a good thing?
And you'll never know how good it feels to have all of my affection
And you'll never get a chance to experience my lovin' ow

'Cause my lovin' feels like ooh
You don't know my name
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)
And I swear it feels like ooh
You don't know my name oh
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)

Will you ever know it? No no no no no, no no
Will you ever know it?

Well I'ma just have to go ahead and call this boy
Hello? Can I speak to, to Michael?
Oh hey, how you doin'?
Uh, I feel kinda silly doin' this but uh

This is the waitress from the coffee house on 39th and Lennox
You know, the one with the braids?
Yeah, well I see you on Wednesdays all the time
You come in every Wednesday on your lunch break, I think

And you always order the special with the hot chocolate
And my manager be trippin' and stuff
Talkin' 'bout we gotta use water
But I always use some milk and cream for you
'Cause I think you're kinda sweet

Anyway you always got on some fly blue suit
An' your cufflinks are shinin' all bright
So, whatchu do? Oh, word? Yeah, that's interestin'

Look man, I mean, I don't wanna waste your time but
I know girls don't usually do this
But I was wonderin' if maybe we could get together
Outside the restaurant one day

Ya know, 'cause I do look a lot different outside my work clothes
I mean we could just go across the street to the park right here
Wait, hold up, my cell phone's breakin' up, hold up

Can you hear me now? Yeah

So, what day did you say?
Oh yeah, Thursday's perfect, man

And it feels like ooh
You don't know my name
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)
Baby, baby, I swear it's like ooh
You don't know my name, no no no
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)

And it feels like ooh
You don't know my name
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)
And I swear on my mother and father it feels like, ooh ooh ooh
You don't know my name
(Round and round and round we go, will you ever know?)

04
Empire State of Mind Pt. II-Broken Down (Live)

Empire State of Mind Pt. II-Broken Down (Live)

Empire State of Mine PT. II-Broken Down (Live)

Oooh oooh, New York (x2)
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Grew up in a town,
That is famous as a place of movie scenes
Noise is always loud
There are sirens all around
And the streets are mean
If I could make it here
I could make it anywhereå
That's what they say
Seeing my face in lights
Or my name in marquees found down Broadway

Even if it ain't all it seems
I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I'm from

[Chorus]
New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York

On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew
Ladies work so hard
Such a melting pot on the corner selling rock
Preachers pray to God
Hail a gypsy cab
Takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
Someone sleeps tonight with a hunger
For more than from an empty fridge

I'm going to make it by any means
I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I'm from

[Chorus: x2]

One hand in the air for the big city
Street lights, big dreams, all looking pretty
No place in the world that can compared
Put your lighters in the air
Everybody say yeah, yeah yeah

[Chorus]

05
Not Even The King (Live)

Not Even The King (Live)

Not Even The King (Live)

Money
Some people so poor, all that they got is money
Ohh and diamonds
Some people waste their life counting their thousands

I don’t care what they’re offering
How much gold they bring
They can’t afford what we got
Not even the King
They can’t afford what we got
Not even the King

Ohh castles
Some people so lonely, what good is a castle
Surrounded by people
But ain’t got a friend that’s not on the payroll

Ohh and I don’t care what they bring
They can have everything
They can’t afford what we got
Not even the King
They can’t afford what we got
Not even the King

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
Came charging to get what we got
They offered the crown and they offered the throne
I already got all that I want

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men
They came marching through
They offered the world Just to have what we got
But I found the world in you
I found the world in you

So darling, listen
Your arms around me are worth more than a Kingdom
Yeah, believe that
The trust that we feel The King’s never felt that

Yeah this is the song we sing
We don’t need anything
They can’t afford this
This is priceless

They can’t afford what we got
Not even the King
Can’t afford what we got
Not even the King

06
Fallin' (Live)

Fallin' (Live)

Fallin’ (Live)

[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

07
If I Ain't Got You (Live)

If I Ain't Got You (Live)

IF I AIN’T GOT YOU (LIVE)
Hmmm
Hmmmm
Some people live for the fortune
Some people live just for the fame
Some people live for the power, yeah
Some people live just to play the game

Some people think that the physical things
Define what's within
And I've been there before but that life's a bore
So full of the superficial

Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you, baby
If I ain't got you, baby

Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you, yeah

Some people search for a fountain
That promises forever young
Some people need three dozen roses
And that's the only way to prove you love him

Hand me the world on a silver platter
And what good would it be?
With no one to share
With no one who truly cares for me

Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you, baby
If I ain't got you, baby

Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you, you, you

Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you, baby
If I ain't got you, baby

Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you, yeah

If I ain't got you with me, baby
Said nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing
If I ain't got you with me, baby

08
Girl on Fire (Live)

Girl on Fire (Live)

Girl On Fire (Live)

She's just a girl, and she's on fire
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
She's living in a world, and it's on fire
Feeling the catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away

Oh, she got both feet on the ground
And she's burning it down
Oh, she got her head in the clouds
And she's not backing down

This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She's walking on fire
This girl is on fire

Looks like a girl, but she's a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you'll never forget her name
She's on top of the world
Hottest of the hottest girls say

Oh, we got our feet on the ground
And we're burning it down
Oh, got our head in the clouds
And we're not coming down

This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She's walking on fire
This girl is on fire

Everybody stands, as she goes by
Cause they can see the flame that's in her eyes
Watch her when she's lighting up the night
Nobody knows that she's a lonely girl
And it's a lonely world
But she gon' let it burn, baby, burn, baby

This girl is on fire
This girl is on fire
She's walking on fire
This girl is on fire

Oh, oh, oh...

She's just a girl, and she's on fire

09
New Day (Live)

New Day (Live)

New Day (Live)

Party people say, party people say Aaaaa
It’s a new day, it’s a new day
The world is getting ready, everybody’s ready, yeah
For a new day, for a new day, celebrate and say
Aaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa

It’s alright to feel however you want
There’s no limitations, no
If you love your life, let me see your hands up one time
I celebrate mine, ‘cause I ain’t gonna get no more
So we can do this all night, one time
Everybody say A A ohhhh

There’s a feeling that I got that I can’t give up
Feeling in my heart that I can’t get over
I know that it’s coming let the sun come up
Tell me do you feel the same? Everybody say

Party people say, party people say Aaaaa
It’s a new day, it’s a new day
The world is getting ready, everybody’s ready, yeah
For a new day, for a new day, celebrate and say
Aaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa

Take a look in my eyes can’t you see I’m ready
Come alive let’s get it
If you wanna touch the sky, hands in the air one time
All night and all day
I’ma live it loud like there’s only one life left to live it up
One life left to live it up

There’s a feeling that I got that I can’t give up
Feeling in my heart that I can’t get over
I know that it’s coming let the sun come up
Tell me do you feel the same? Everybody say

Party people say, party people say Aaaaa
It’s a new day, it’s a new day
The world is getting ready, everybody’s ready, yeah
For a new day, for a new day, celebrate and say
Aaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa

Clocks on the wall
It’s now or never at all
I’m gonna give it my all, Ohhhh
Whether I rise or fall, Ohhhh
Time to give it my all

Party people say, party people say Aaaaa
It’s a new day, it’s a new day
The world is getting ready, everybody’s ready, yeah
For a new day, for a new day, celebrate and say
Aaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa, Aaaaaaaaaa

10
Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (Live)

Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (Live)

Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (Live)

Even if you were a million miles away
I could still feel you in my bed
Near me, touch me, feel me

And even at the bottom of the sea
I can still hear inside my head
Telling me, touch me, feel me
And all the time you were telling me lies

So tonight, I’m gonna find a way to make it, without you
Tonight, I’m gonna find a way to make it without you
I’m gonna hold on to the time that we had
Tonight, I’ m gonna find a way to make it, without you

Have you ever tried sleeping with a broken heart?
Well you can try sleeping in my bed
Lonely, own me, nobody ever shut it down like you

You wore the crown, you made my body feel heaven bound
Why don’t you hold me, need me
I thought you told me you’d never leave me

Looking in the sky I can see your face
And then I know right where I fit in
Take me, make me, you know that I’ll always be in love with you
Right till the end

So tonight, I’m gonna find a way to make it, without you
Tonight, I’m gonna find a way to make it without you
I’m gonna hold on to the time that we had
Tonight, I’ m gonna find a way to make it, without you

Anybody could’ve told you right from the start it’s ‘bout to fall apart
So rather than hold on to a broken dream I’ll just hold on to love
And I can find a way to make it, don’t hold on too tight
I’ll make it without you tonight

So tonight, I’m gonna find a way to make it, without you
Tonight, I’m gonna find a way to make it without you
I’m gonna hold on to the time that we had
Tonight, I’ m gonna find a way to make it, without you

11
Un-thinkable (I'm Ready) [Live]

Un-thinkable (I'm Ready) [Live]

Unthinkable (I’m Ready)

Moment of honesty
Someone’s gotta take the lead tonight
Who’s it gonna be?
I’m gonna sit right here
And tell you all that comes to me
And if you have something to say
You should say right now, you should say right now

You give me a feeling that I never felt before
And I deserve it, I think I deserve it
It’s becoming something that’s impossible to ignore
And I can’t take it

I was wondering maybe
Could I make you my baby
If we do the un-thinkable would it make us look crazy
If you ask me I’m ready, If you ask me I’m ready

I know you were sent to me
This is exactly how it should feel, when it’s meant to be
Time is only wasting so why wait for eventually
If we gonna do something about it
We should do right now, we should do right now

You give me a feeling that I never felt before
And I deserve it, I know I deserve it
It’s becoming something that’s impossible to ignore
It is what we make it

I was wondering maybe
Could I make you my baby
If we do the un-thinkable would it make us look crazy
Or would it be so beautiful, either way I’m saying
If you ask me I’m ready, if you ask me I’m ready

Yeah, say
Why give up before we try
Feel the lows before the highs
Clip our wings before we fly away
I can’t say I came prepared
I’m suspended in the air
Won’t you come be in the sky with me

I was wondering maybe
Could I make you my baby
If we do the un-thinkable, would it make us look crazy
Or would it be so beautiful, either way I’m saying
If you ask me I’m ready, if you ask me I’m ready
If you ask me I’m ready, if you ask me I’m ready