Change It All

by Goapele

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about

Goapele is a phenomenal artist in every sense of the word. She paints vivid pictures of the stories she tells, a craft that few singers can truly do since they all tend to resort to whatever catchy hook is going to get them a Top 40 hit. The socially-conscious vibe as well as the wistful antidotes shape the very essence of who Goapele is and what her music is about. Even Closer (the revamped version of her independently released Closer) was released in 2002 and helped get her name out there to the contemporary soul crowd. Now over three years later, the sultry songstress returns with her second album Change It All. Luckily, she sticks to a similar formula on this album and doesn't adjust her sound too much.

The title track "Change It All" is the most melodic piece on the whole album, resorting mostly on a simple piano riff and Goapele's deep thoughts on the problems of the world and of your neighborhood. "First Love" takes a look back at the magical feelings we all felt with our initial relationships. "Different" talks about the how couples that start out okay can result in both sides drifting apart and hoping things can be worked out. "Crushed Out" talks about the warm feeling you get from being with your significant other. "Find A Way" is a mid-tempo cut about how we all need to start acting right and doing things for the greater good. "If We Knew" reflects on things we've learned about that we should have handled differently. "Battle Of My Heart" is a soft serenade about following your feelings without giving much thought to what the true consequences of your actions will be. "Darker Side Of The Moon" is a spirited anthem penned by longtime songwriter/producer Linda Perry.

There are a few experimental tracks like "Love Me Right" "4AM" and "Fly Away." But considering this is her second album, she has a little wiggle room to try some things without losing the listeners' interest. With a solid sophomore effort, Goapele has the material to capture new fans of her music. I've had the chance to see her perform live twice and both times she was phenomenal. If you get a chance to hear Change It All (see the Media Center to hear the entire album now) or catch her as an opening act, you will see that Goapele is a truly blessed singer. Hopefully you'll be as blessed as I am for hearing her music in the first place.

credits

released February 14, 2005

* Tony Mills
* Engineer

* Linda Perry
* Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Engineer, Producer, Mellotron

* Jeff Saltzman
* Engineer

* Eric Schermerhorn
* Guitar

* Eric Smith
* Bass

* Michael Urbano
* Drums

* Kirk Yano
* Engineer

* Stewart Janet White
* Mixing Assistant

* Tim Carmon
* Organ (Hammond)

* Kenny Komisar
* A&R

* Bedrock
* Producer, Drum Programming, Musician, Assistant Engineer

* Jason Moss
* Engineer, Mixing

* Michael Aaberg
* Bass, Clarinet, Piano, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Clavinet, Guitar

* Om'Mas Keith
* Engineer, Musician

* Sheryl Nields
* Photography

* Traci Nelson
* Vocals (Background)

* Anthony Anderson
* Drum Programming

* Chris Wonzer
* Assistant Engineer

* Noelle Hanrahan
* Engineer

* Bicasso
* Producer

* Rachel Allgood
* Engineer, Mixing Assistant

* Shafiq Husayn
* Musician

* Mike Tiger
* Producer, Instrumentation, Musician

* Errol Cooney
* Guitar

* Miki Tsutsumi
* Mixing Assistant

* Jeff Bhasker
* Strings, Musician, Engineer, Producer, Arranger, Vocals (Background)

* Taz Arnold
* Musician

* Greg Morgenstein
* Bass, Mixing, Engineer

* April Baldwin
* A&R

* Aries Bedgood
* Vocals (Background)

* Aaron DeMatteo
* Mixing Assistant

* Andrea Lamadora
* Stylist

* Namane Mohlabane
* Executive Producer, Management

* Jason Mosson
* Engineer

* Apollo Novicio
* Vocal Arrangement, Cut

* Theo Rodrigues
* Executive Producer

* Geechi Taylor
* Trumpet

* Clye Carson
* Performer

* Elliot Cahn
* Management

* Brian Collier
* Drums

* Russell Elevado
* Mixing

tags

tags: r&b r&b/soul soul

license

all rights reserved
Track Name: Change It All
Verse 1:
They're closing all the schools down
Some teachers work for free now
And libraries won't be found
Cause there's not enough

Can you see a change in your town
Small close it's ???
I'm trying to sort it out
What we're giving up

Chorus:
Basically
There are people left out
From living
Comfortably can we figure it out
I've been waiting
Restlessly for the words to a song
That would
Change it all
Change it all
Change it all

Verse 2:
I never found a 9 to 5
That was worth it from my soul
Til I
I pursued what brought joy in my life
And there's something for us all

And I still think it is my right
And it's the last and one of few
To get the luxery for learning
Something I could use

Chorus:
Basically
There are people left out
From living
Comfortably can we figure it out
I've been waiting
Restlessly for the words to a song
That could
Change it all
Change it all
(If the words could change it all) Change it all
(Change it all)

Bridge:
So many laws are changing
They say it's the price for war
We send over at least ? billions
It's hard to believe that years ago people died to fight
But history feels so far away
History feels so far away
We're not fighting for our lives anymore
You're not fighting for my life anymore
It's hard to know what's really worth fighting for
Or is it killing and dying on the streets

Chorus:
Ohhh
Basically
There are people left out
From living
Comfortably can we figure it out
I've been waiting
Restlessly for the words to a song
That could
Change it all

Chorus 2:
Oh!
Basically
There's enough for us all
So
Why can't we somehow figure it out
I've been waiting
Restlessly for the words to a song
That could
Change it all
Change it all
(If the words could change it all) Change it all
Change it all
Change it all
If a song could change it all
What if we could change it all

(Thanks to Quita for these lyrics)
[ Change It All Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/ ]
Track Name: First Love
As summer was ending, you were walking in
It seemed my life was falling
but in this season we were friends
six days into spring, is where our story begins
you didn't rush a thing,
but you knew you would win

CHORUS
I never thought you'd be the only one
I dream't of fairytales ,thats how we begun
but I was waiting for some magical moment,
that would proove to me, forever would be fine,
meanwhile my first love, was standing first in line

One of the first times I didn't feel alone,
Is when i was in your arms
you always made me feel at home
we watched the sunrise,cause the night had sliped away
and from then until know, we've been through some different phases
but you love the winter, love the challenge,
always managed to think that we would make it

CHORUS

So let me get used to things, cause gradual's my name
I don't dive into the cold, I get in slow
but every day, I'm making peace with loving you,
peace with being me
any pieces of us-
I claim them all today
Track Name: Love Me Right
Intro:
I won't even think twice
There's no reason to be shy
Oh I
I can't lie

Verse One:
Don't mean to bother but i wish that you would give it to me right (Right)
I'm not the type to holla but somehow you know just what i like (What I Like)

Chorus:
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
You don't know how hard i try
(I, I try)
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
Just come on and love me right
(Love Me Right)

Verse Two:
Sometimes it's long before i'm home spending late nights on the phone (Phone)
No castle waiting in the sky
We make believe ?????????????????

Chorus:
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
You don't know how hard i try
(I, I try)
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
Baby you can love me right
(Love Me Right)

Verse Three:
I get caught up when I'm streesed out I need a place to unwind
Some pushing, pulling anyway you had me dreaming all the time

Bridge:
Oh I
I never thought I found someone who'd fulfill my every need
It's someone gorgeous
It would be you, you

Chorus:
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
You don't know how hard i try
(I, I try)
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
Baby you can love me right
(Love Me Right)

Chorus:
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
You don't know how hard i try
(I, I try)
Oh yeah bae
Oh yeah bae
Baby you can love me right
(Love Me Right)

AD LIBS
FADE OUT
Track Name: 4AM
Awake in bed at 4am
Awake in bed
Cuz lately sleep ain't been my friend
you leave me with no happy end
you said it all keeps
and even though I might complain
you know I feel the same ole way about you, babe
I'll love you till the very end
I love you, I can't see my life without you

We might be a long way from heaven
But I won't give end
No, not like this
I feel it is my Saturn return
There's a lot we can win
Just not like this

I see us pass the sleepless nights
I see us pass the silent fights and arguing
We'll make it through the ? phases
We'll make it through the stomach aches and crying, tears
Somehow we're back to fear again
Somehow we're back to questioning or leaving
There's never been a silent end
There's never been a ? to spend without you

We might be a long way from heaven
But I won't give end
No, not like this
I feel it is my Saturn return
There's a lot we can win
Just not like this

Silky soft words are forgotten
But you treat me ?
Come inside, I'll keep you warm
Though it hurts me, leaves me torn
Every time you lend a hand
Our love outlasts the storm again
Again
Again

We might be a long way from heaven
But I won't give end
No, not like this
I feel it is my Saturn return
There's a lot we can win
Just not like this
Track Name: Different Featuring Clyde Carson
(Verse one)
I'm looking at you from a distance
I'm wondering how all my feelings changed
Do you remember even half the shit we used to do
And how it used to be
I wish it was different
All these feelings ???
But I still believe
(I mean what are you saying then, damn)

(chorus 1)
That it could be different
(You know I miss the butterflies, the look in your eyes, how they would shine)
It could be different
(And now it feels like it's over baby)
That it could be different
(If you would realize that you need to set aside just a little time to..)
It could be different
I know we can make it better baby

(Verse Two)
No I can't keep living on memories
What if where this is turning
This isn't meant to be
We used to get lifted
The love we craved it so insatiably
And lately I've been missing all the little things

(Rap One)
Maybe I got comfortable with the way you was treating me
Hot meals cooked up, way you would feed me
I'm selfish, how could I let my fear defeat me
Scared of something different, and I see you complete me
But ay I don't like to argue a bit
I promise I'll change if I ain't gotta hear your lip
Oh I'm sorry, I'm saying
But you don't respect
You don't listen you're no different
(Shit, Gotdamn it)
Save your breath

(Chorus 2)
That it could be different
(I know you saying I should change, through out time I ain't the same in my ways)
It could be different
(and now it feels like it's over babe)
(I see you're feelings start to fade, it's all my fault huh' your feelings ain't the same)
That it could be different
(Ma, why is you mad, acting like everything I do is bad)
It could be different
(You got some issues too, listen it ain't nothing we can't get through)
I know we can make it better baby

(Bridge)
You're high I'm low
And still this distance seems to grab a hold
I miss you so and making love still feels like coming home
We fuss we fight I leave
You might But then you make it right
But still at night I can't stand the sight of you not in my life

(Chorus one)
That it could be different
(You know I miss the butterflies, the look in your eyes, how they would shine)
It could be different
(And now it feels like it's over baby)
That it could be different
(If you would realize that you need to set aside just a little time to..)
It could be different
I know we can make it better baby

(Rap2)
Lets take it back to the picnics at Tillman
Flicks with the children
Talks by the lake
Walks through your building
The feeling of fresh love
Can't dismiss this
I know that you miss it
My permanent missus
Permanent Kisses
The flirting and wishing
Before all the back and forth huffing and hissing
Hear me and listen
I remember our mission
So I'm willing to change if you say that I'm different

(Chorus 2)
That it could be different
(I know you saying I should change, through out time I ain't the same in my ways)
It could be different
(and now it feels like it's over babe)
(I see you're feelings start to fade, it's all my fault huh' your feelings ain't the same)
That it could be different
(Ma, why is you mad, acting like everything I do is bad)
It could be different
(You got some issues too, listen it ain't nothing we can't get through)
I know we can make it better baby

(chorus 1)
That it could be different
(You know I miss the butterflies, the look in your eyes, how they would shine)
It could be different
(And now it feels like it's over baby)
That it could be different
(If you would realize that you need to set aside just a little time to..)
It could be different
I know we can make it better baby
Track Name: Crushed Out
Chorus:
You know I'm crushed out on you and you alone
If I thought you had my number I'd stay home by the phone
Day and night I sit and wait for you to call me
But only time will show how far this can go

Verse 1:
His voice it comforts me
Sweet and raspy tone of love
It trails me into dreams
I wanna wake up to it(up to it)
Full blast full blast)
His name alone
Gives me a rush
What a feeling
I can feel it in my bones
A spirit
I'm craving in my soul
You could feel it all
But you don't even know

Chorus:
That I'm crushed out on you and you alone
If I thought you had my number I'd stay home by the phone
Day and night I sit and wait for you to call me
But only time will show how far this can go

Verse 2:
I'm longing for the space and time to chill with you
Thinking of the ways that I could keep my cool
But this brown eyed girl
And brown eyed boy
Time stood still
And passed us by
Cause baby I
I've been waiting for a little time
Oh and you were so beautiful and that's ???
You're my kind of guy
If I had a type of guy, I'd say it's you
So don't let them bring you down
Cause right about now I like having you around
And if it's real that's where hearts resides

Chorus:
And I'm crushed out on you and you alone
If I thought you had my number I'd stay home by the phone
Day and night I sit and wait for you to call me
But only time will show how far this can go

Bridge:
If you think of me
Half as much as I do you
Confide in me
Lets play for keeps
And I can tell you all the things
I longed to say
The future wants
We'll find a way
And we can let it go

Chorus:
Cause I'm crushed out on you and you alone
If I thought you had my number I'd stay home by the phone
Day and night I sit and wait for you to call me
But only time will show how far this can go

I'm crushed out on you and you alone
If I thought you had my number I'd stay home by the phone
Day and night I sit and wait for you to call me
But only time will show how far this can go
Track Name: Fly Away
Chorus:
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away

Verse 1:
Every night before I sleep
I try to find you in my window
But you're so very far away
And though everyone can see you
But I look at you different
Sometimes I wish you'd shine for me
Oh I
I can feel you
I can't touch you
It's not the same without you
My world won't spin without you
When I see you
You know what I'll do
Just that I'd like to have you
I'd always have to share you

Chorus:
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away

Verse 2:
Sun won't set until you come
I wish I could be the one
You pull in like a tide for the sea
You disappear I wonder why
And I can't wait till goes to night
It's not the same when you're not here
Oooh I
I can feel you
I can't touch you
It's not the same without you
My world won't spin without you
When I see you
You know what I'll do
Just that I'd like to have you
I'd always have to share you

Chorus:
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away

For you (for you) I'd leave (I'd leave)
I'd fly away (Baby just fly away)
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away

For you I'd leave
I'd fly away
For you I'd leave
I'd fly away

(Hand claps)

And now the sun is setting
The stars are almost shining
All day I sit and wait for the moon.
Track Name: Find A Way
They'll make you think it's the only way
Cause theres always a price to pay
But it's your road and your choice to make
Start new today

And I know we'll find a way
I know we'll make a way
I know we'll find a way
Let's start new today

On november 2nd election day
I will be thinking that things could change
I voted for the lesser of evil
How many relate?
And they did scream and move away
Instead of ending all the hurt it brings?
Someone 2005
To the 1958
Well I know

Repeat Chorus

I wonder how far things could escalade
Before the streets light up in rage
Civalry slipping away?
What more will it take
Till it's your cousin that dies of aids
Till your pregnant daughter can't find a place
Till most of the youth end up locked away
A chance we can't take
(I know we'll find a way)

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: If We Knew
There was boy
Bout two years old
That's much too young
Too see what would unfold
His dad so bold
So full of lies
Caught up in things
That would take his life
He'd leave behind
Old words unsaid
His loved ones left
To deal with it

So when his boy got older
With less than a little guidance
Needed more assurance
A little strength and courage

But he knew what he knows now
He may bewith us still
If he knew what he knows now
ooohhh
2nd verse

There was girl
Bout three years old
To laugh and play
Should have been what goes
Her family moved
From place to place
Free spirits and
Money they couldn't waste
She'd be alone
More times than few
Too many men
Trusted and out of view
One took her in
And used his mind
Scarred her inside
And changed her life
So when she had daughters of her own
Her memories could no longer escape her
They affecetd all the choices that she would make
But if she knew what she knows now
She wouldn't take the blame
If she knew what she knows now

I was the girl
Who felt so strong
Bout anything
In this world when I saw wrong
I' anyalyze
Sometimes cry alone
When it got too much
I had a place to turn
I wish that I
Could heal your pain
Capture your truth
secrets filled with shame
Cuz if you want I'll tell the world
All the things you couldn't say
And hope that you can find your way

Cuz I know what I know now
I was preparing for today
If we knew what we know now
We could have made a better day
If we knew what we know now
We'd know there was a different way
If we knew what we know now

break

But we all learn by example
We can become our worst fear
Certain lesson we should on
Some don't serve us anymore
Our parents rasied us how they knew how
They didn't know a better way
I just try as hard you do
Cuz don't wanna make the same mistake

Hope that you
Can find your way
Hope that you
Can find your way
Hope thatyou
Can find your way
Track Name: You Featuring Dwele
One day alone
Sometimes it suits me
When that day is through
I'm hoping you'll walk in
I just miss you
I'll be okay
But it's better when I'm with you

My cornerstone
You're who I go to
The love that you've shown
Doesn't compare to any unknown
You're the exception, treasure (treasure)
My patient love
Forever enduring you, you
Sweet ???

(Chorus)
Oh
You
You
Oh you you you
You

(Verse 2: Dwele)
Unplug the phone
No more disturbing our time alone
It's always a journey
All that I ask of you
Is to stay past the pain for the pleasure (pleasure)

It's been too long
Come let me hold you
Temptation's strong
It's what we go through
I'll last the storm
A new day is born
In the shadow of our love

(Bridge: Both)
One look at you
You see right through me
You know my moods
You know what I'm thinking
Feel what I'm feeling
Cause you're my best friend true

(Chorus)
Oh you
You
Oh you you you
You
Hey

(short music break)

(Bridge: Both)
One look at you
You see right through me (you see)
You know my moods
You know what I'm thinking (oh)
Feel what I'm feeling
Cause you're my best friend true

True
You--
It's true
You see through me
You see through me
You do
Oh you(No doubt it's you baby)
You
Oh you you you
You
Oh you
It's what I feel
You
Oh you you you
You
You you you baby
Ummm
Hello
Track Name: Battle of the Heart
How can I go on
Dawn is breaking
But it's yours for taking
I'm losing the battle of the heart

Every time it turns to spring
I think of you again
And how I long to fly
Fly free
I'm standing at the edge of something beautiful
But it hurts to try
I'm scared it won't arrive
Love everlasting
But the dawn is breaking
But it's yours for taking

I'm losing the battle of the heart
Oh
Umm humm oh
I'm losing the battle of the heart
Umm
Oh
I don't want to surrender
But that's when I can commend this thing


There always comes this sweet hello
And I feel way too far
On the edge of something beautiful
I never realized
Just how to separate the two
Fantasy from truth
And running into you
Then all of the reasons keep flashing before me
But I can't do
And I thought I was through
The feeling was done
The battle was over
It's not over

I'm losing the battle of the heart
Oh
Is it crazy I thought I could win
Oh
I'm losing the battle of the heart
Oh
Oh
Track Name: Dark Side Of The Moon
Verse 1:
When you see me standing in here
Cause I didn't walk alone
There are pieces of you landing in here
Somehow to make me whole

Chorus:
Cause you
You're the darker side of the moon
Always in the shadows
Leaving me to shine shine shine
You're the one who carried me through
Held me in the sky
Leaving me to shine shine

Verse 2:
Any time you pushed me
When it felt like too much
I know it made me grow
And looking from the distance
At a person who
Who I wouldn't know
Chorus:
But you
You're the darker side of the moon
Always in the shadows
Leaving me to shine shine shine
You're the one who carried me through
Held me in the sky
Leaving me to shine
From the stretches of the world

Bridge:
And more perspective than I wished for
You showed that there is more
Than what a ???
You never question worth
You made a path wherever I go
Giving far more than I asked for
Oh you

Chorus:
You're the darker side of the moon (the darker side)
Always in the shadows
Leaving me to shine shine shine
You're the darker side of the moon
Always in the shadows
Shine shine shine(leave, leaving me to shine)
You're the one who carried me through
Held me in the sky
Leaving me to shine shine
Shine
Track Name: Good Love
I know sometimes I push you
Say all that I do
See if you'll still stay.
I like to have my way.
If I took you for granted
just know, I never meant it
I try to be thoughtful, and make sure my heart's pure

CHORUS
Good love is hard to hold
That's why I'm squeezing tight

Sometimes I don't feel you,
you don't feel me,
we?re distant,
we need space,
but I'm coming back for you
'cause you're my true blue.
You're a Capricorn, I'm Cancer,
and sometimes we can't relate,
but we meet at the center
that's where love is tender
You're my first phone call,
my best friend,
you could never be replaced.
If I'm not there beside you-
I'm just a hop, skip, a jump away
I question everything
It's 10 years and I still can't get it straight
just know that I love you
always thinking of you

CHORUS
Good love is hard to hold
That's why I'm squeezing tight
Good love is hard to hold
That's why I'm squeezing tight

I love that you're so truthful,
so willing to work it through,
you love so brave.
My passion is your flame.
I don't want you to change.
You kiss me softly under covers
and you never make me beg
and you even say 'thank you',
and 'sorry' when you're rude

I love you today
in the purest way
I love you today
in the purest way

Never, never
never, never
never been so sure before now
never been so sure before,
Don't think I could ask for more
Never been so pure

I love you today
in the purest way
I love you today
in the purest way