Sade (77,28 %)

Diamond Life (84,34 %)

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Sade - Diamond Life
Released: 1984-07-16
Type: studio

Ranking:
Artist:
1

Year (1984):
8

Decade (1980's):
41

Overall:
155

1.
Smooth Operator
04:58
2.
Your Love Is King
03:59
3.
Hang On to Your Love
06:01
4.
Frankie's First Affair
04:38
5.
When Am I Going to Make a Living
03:28
6.
Cherry Pie
06:20
7.
Sally
05:22
8.
I Will Be Your Friend
04:44
9.
Why Can't We Live Together
05:28
 
Album length:
44:58

Lyrics

1.
Smooth Operator
He's laughing with another girl
And playing with another heart
Placing high stakes, making hearts ache
He's loved in seven languages
Jewel box life diamond nights and ruby lights, high in the sky
Heaven help him, when he falls
Diamond life, lover boy
He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy
City lights and business nights
When you require streetcar desire for higher heights

No place for beginners or sensitive hearts
When sentiment is left to chance
No place to be ending but somewhere to start

No need to ask
He's a smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale

Face to face, each classic case
We shadow box and double cross
Yet need the chase

A license to love, insurance to hold
Melts all your memories and change into gold
His eyes are like angels but his heart is cold

No need to ask
He's a smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale

Smooth operator, smooth operator
Smooth operator, smooth operator
2.
Your Love Is King
Your love is king
Crown you with my heart
Your love is king
Never need to part
Your kisses ring
Round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
Tearing the very heart of me
I'm crying out for more
Your love is king
Crown you with my heart
Your love is king
You're the ruler of my heart
Your kisses ring
Round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
I'm crying out for more
Your love is king

I'm coming on
I'm coming
You're making me dance
Inside

Your love is king
Crown you with my heart
Your love is king
Never need to part
Your kisses ring
Round and round and round my head
Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
Tearing the very heart of me
I'm crying out for more

Touching the very part of me
It's making my soul sing
I'm crying out for more
Your love is king

This is no
Blind faith
This is no
Sad or sorry dream
This is no
Blind faith

Your love, your love is real
(your love is king)
Gotta crown me with your heart
(your love is king)
Never never need to part
(your love is king)
Touch me
(your love is king)
never letting go
(your love is king)
Your Love is King
never letting go
(your love is king)
never gonna give it up
(your love is king)
I'm comming
(your love is king)
making me dance
3.
Hang On to Your Love
In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love
Take time if you're down on luck
It's so easy to walk out on love
Take your time if the going gets tough
It's so precious

So if you want it to get stronger
You'd better not let go
You gotta hold on longer
If you want your love to grow

Gotta stick together
Hand in glove
Hold tight, don't fight
Hang on to your love

In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love

Be brave when the journey is rough
It's not easy when you're in love
Don't be ashamed when the going gets tough
It's not easy don't give up

If you want it to get stronger
You'd better not let go
You gotta hold on longer
If you want your love to grow

Gotta stick together
Hand in glove
Hold tight, don't fight
Hang on to your love

In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love

Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa)
Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa)

Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa)
Da da da dee dee da, da da da dee dee da, daaa (dee dee daa)

So if you want it to get stronger
You'd better not let go
You gotta hold on longer
If you want your love to grow

Gotta stick together
Hand in glove
Hold tight, don't fight
Hang on to your love

In heaven's name why are you walking away
Hang on to your love
In heaven's name why do you play these games
Hang on to your love

When you find a love (to your love)
Don't let it walk away
When you find your love (to your love)
You've got to make it stay (hang on)

Hang on to your love
Don't let it walk away
When you find your love
Got to make him stay

You've got to hang on to your love (to your love)
You've got to hang on to your love (to your love)
Why are you walking away (why are you walking away)
Why do you play these games< (play these games)
Da da da dee dee da (to your love), da da da dee dee da, daaa (to your love)
Da da da dee dee da (to your love), da da da dee dee da, daaa (to your love)
Hang on to your love
4.
Frankie's First Affair
Frankie, didn't I tell you
You've got the world
In the palm of your hand
Frankie, didn't I tell you they're running
At your command
You know the tricks
As if they're your invention
It wasn't your intemntion
Frankie to fall in the trap you made

Oohh it's a crying shame, Mmm
You left a trail of destruction
Heart breaker you know now
They really did care cause it's your first affar

Frankie, didn't I tell you that the lion
Would come in for the kill
Frankie, didn't I say he had power
Over your sweet skill

So where is the laughter
You spat right in their faces
Didn't I tell you frankie
That you might run out of races

Oohh it's a crying shame, Mmm
You couldn't win the game
Heart breaker this time (this time)
It's your first affar

Frankie, frankies first affair (it's your turn to cry)
Frankie, frankies first affair
It's your turn to cry

It's a crying shame
Heartbreaker
You know now they really did care
Cause it's your first affair

Frankie, frankies first affair
Frankie, frankies first affair

Wha da an dee da do, wha da an dee da do
(It's your turn to cry it's your turn to cry) wha da an dee da do,
Wha da an dee da do
(It's your turn to cry it's your turn to cry)

Don't you realise they really really really did care
The parties over
Now you discover
It's your turn to cry

And don't you realise
Ooh, it's the toughest thing, yes it is, yes it is
The party's over, it's your turn to cry

Wha da an dee da do, wha da an dee da do
Mmmmm
Wha da an dee da do, wha da an dee da do
It's your first affair
5.
When Am I Going to Make a Living
When am I gonna make a living
Ooh it's gonna take a while before I give in
See the people fussing and thieving
While is sharks are wheeling and dealing
Got to wake up and tell yourself
There's no end to what you can do
They'll waste your body and soul
If you allow them to

This is the time
To start believing in yourself
Put the blame on no one else

When am I gonna make a living
Ooh it's gonna take a while before I give in
See the people fussing and stealing
Too many lies no one is achieving

Haven't I told you, before
We're hungry for a life we can't aford
There's no end to what you can do
If you give yourself a chance ,to prove

We're hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
We're Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in

Ooh there's no end to what we can do
They'll waste your body and soul if you allow them to
Ooh start believing in yourself
Put the blame on no one else

When am I gonna make a living
Ooh it's gonna take a while before I give in
I'm sick and tired of scratching a living
I'm hungry but I'm not gonna give in

Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we won't give in
Hungry but we're gonna win
6.
Cherry Pie
Got to find out what I meant to you
You're the one who broke my heart
Got to find out what I meant to you
You're the one who broke my heart
When I met you boy
You were as sweet as cherry pie
That smile in your eye
You were as wild as friday night

I should have known
However hard you tried
Change would come and strangle it
It was bound to die

You were sweet as cherry pie
Wild as friday night
Sweet as cherry pie
Wild as Friday night

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Gotta find out what I meant to you
Oh Boy

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Where were you just when I needed you

You gave me your soul
For at least a day
Listen boy there was a time
When I wanted you to stay

You knew the cost
It's you who's gonna pay
I'm stronger now I loved you then
I ask you anyway

You were sweet as cherry pie
Wild as friday night
Sweet as cherry pie
Wild as friday night

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Where were you just when I needed you
Boy

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Ooh I needed you

Baa do do do do, do do, baa do do do
Baa do do do do, baa do do do

Baa do do do do, do do, baa do do do
Baa do do do do, baa do do do

You were the only one you were the only one
You're a son of a gun
You were the only one you were the only one
Oh Boy, you broke my heart

Sweet as cherry pie
Sweet as cherry pie

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Your the one who broke my heart in two
Gotta find out what I meant to you
Oh Boy

Gotta find out what I meant to you
Where were you just when I needed you
Gotta find out what I meant to you
Boy

Doo doop doo doop
Doo doop doo doop
Doo doop doo doop
doo doo doop doop doop
doo doo doop doop doop
Where were you when I needed you

You were the only one you were the only one
ooh, son of a gun
You were the only one
I'm feeling stronger now I loved you then
So I ask you anyway

Gotta find out what I meant to you
(sweet as cherry pie) You broke my heart
(sweet as cherry pie)
Gotta find out what I meant to you
You tease me

You were the only one you were the only one
(as cherry pie)
Son of a gun
You were the only one you were the only one
7.
Sally
Sally you opened out your arms
To all those young men
And girl you had room
For every one of them
You're the only girl
on bowery and third
Sure as hell you're the one
who cared

So put your hands together for sally
She saved all those young men
Put your hands together for sally
She's the one who cared for them

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world one angry day, in new york

Take a look at dave he was once seventeen
Zoot suit and shinny shoes
He ran around town
and through his methylated laughter
Most of his memories drowned
But he remembers what his mommy use to shout
She used to shout
One day surely son
The streets are gonna tire you out

So put your hands together for sally
She's the one who cared for him
Put your hands together for sally
She was there when his luck was running thin

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world, one angry day, in new york

Tommy had a wife and family
But the needle came between the love and the hard times
Thank God for sally
She was there through the misery
Just a place to lay his head
Just about better off than dead

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world, one angry dame

Vince came up from the country
Couldn't even find himself a room
Thinking about his babies
That's further away than the moon

With no money but his pride in his pocket
There's really no way he can go home
There's a picture of his woman in his locket
Most of all he doesn't want to be alone

So put your hands together for sally
She's the one who cared for him
Put your hands together for sally
She was there when his luck was running thin

She's doing our dirty work
She's the only one who cares
Doing our dirty work
Thirsty world, one angry day, in New York
8.
I Will Be Your Friend
I know that lately
Things haven't been so good
I always said
If I could ever help you I would
Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I love you
For a thousand years
Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I'm here
To wipe away the tears

I will be your friend till the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile

When your fallin apart
I pick up each piece
Build a wall around your dreams

The punches to your heart
Melt away when you never thought they'd heal
So trust in me
These are the words I tattoo on you
If hercules can pick you up
I will I really am true

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile

Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I love you
For a thousand years
Ooh ooh ooh, Ooh ooh ooh, I'm here
To wipe away the tears

You've got so much to give
I'll tell you just when you need to know
Get out and live
Pick you up when you're feeling low

So here's my hand
Trust in me I really am true
You've got to understand
There's nothing
I wouldn't do

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile

You've got so much to give
Ooh Ooh ooh Ooh
Get out and live
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

I will be your friend untill the end of time
I will be your friend I'm here to make you smile

The Punches to your heart
When you're falling apart
9.
Why Can't We Live Together
Tell me why tell me why tell me why
Umm why can't we live together
Tell me why tell me
Umm why can't we live together
Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together

No more war no more war no more war
Umm just a little peace
No more war no more war all we want
Is some peace in this world

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together

No matter no matter what color
Umm you are still my brother
I said no matter no matter what color
Umm you are still my brother

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together

Everybody wants to live
Everybodys got to be together
Ooh everybody wants to live
Everybodys got to be together

Ooh Ooh laaa laa laa laa
Everybodys got to be together
Everybody wants to be together

I said no matter no matter what color
Umm you are still my brother
I said no matter no matter what color
You are still my brother

Everybody wants to live together
Why can't we be together

Goitta live together
Together