Lionel Richie

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Two hearts,
Two hearts that beat as one
Our lives have just begun. ~ Endless Love (1981)

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He rose to fame in the 1970s as a songwriter and the co-lead singer of funk band the Commodores and later had a successful songwriting and solo career. During his solo career, Richie became one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Song lyrics[edit]

  • My love,
    There's only you in my life
    The only thing that's right.
    My first love, (yeah)
    You're every breath that I take
    You're every step I make.
  • Your eyes, your eyes
    They tell me how much you care
    Ooh yes, you will always be
    My endless love.
    • Endless Love (1981).
  • Two hearts,
    Two hearts that beat as one
    Our lives have just begun.
    • Endless Love (1981).
  • And love
    and, love
    I'll be a fool
    For you,
    I'm sure.
    You know I don't mind...
    • Endless Love (1981).
  • You mean the world to me
    I know
    I've found in you
    My endless love.
    • Endless Love (1981).

With the Commodores[edit]

  • I wanna be high, so high.
    I wanna be free to know
    The things I do are right.
    I wanna be free,
    Just me, babe!
    That's why I'm easy.
    I'm easy like Sunday morning.
  • Thanks for the times
    That you've given me.
    The memories are all in my mind.
    And now that we've come
    To the end of our rainbow,
    There's something
    I must say out loud.
    You're once, twice
    Three times a lady.
  • Sail on down the line,
    About half a mile or so.
    And I don't really wanna know ah
    Where you're going.
    Maybe once or twice you see
    Time after time I tried
    Hold on to what we got.
    But now you're going
    And I don't mind.
  • We played the games that people play
    We made our mistakes along the way.
    Somehow I know deep in my heart
    You needed me.

Lionel Richie (1982)[edit]

  • I've been through so many changes in my life woman
    It's a wonder I ain't lost my mind
    And I ain't never said how much I need you sugar
    But I sho' need you by my side.

    My love, just thinking about you baby
    Just blows my mind.

  • Girl, tell me only this:
    That I'll have your heart for always.
    And you want me by your side,
    Whispering the words "I'll always love you."
  • I need you, and with your love I'm free
    And truly, you know you're alright with me.
    • Truly.
  • You are the sun,
    You are the rain
    That makes my life this foolish game.
    You need to know
    I love you so.
    And I'd do it all again and again.
    • You Are, co-written with Brenda Harvey Richie.

Can't Slow Down (1983)[edit]

  • Well, my friends, the time has come
    To raise the roof and have some fun.
    Throw away the work to be done.
    Let the music play on.
  • People dancing all in the street
    See the rhythm all in their feet
    Life is good, wild and sweet.
    Let the music play on (play on, play on)
    Feel it in your heart
    And feel it in your soul
    Let the music take control.
    • All Night Long (All Night).
  • Honey you came along and captured my heart
    Now my love is somewhere lost in your kiss
    When I'm all alone it's you that I miss
    Girl, a love like yours is hard to resist.
  • Stuck on you.
    I've got this feeling down
    Deep in my soul
    That I just can't lose.
    Guess, I'm on my way.
    Needed a friend
    And the way I feel now I guess
    I'll be with you till the end
    Guess I'm on my way
    Mighty glad you stayed.
  • Hello!
    Is it me you're looking for?
    I can see it in your eyes.
    I can see it in your smile.
    You're all I've ever wanted
    And my arms are open wide.
    'Cause you know just what to say.
    And you know just what to do.
    And I want to tell you so much;
    I love you.

Dancing on the Ceiling (1986)[edit]

Say you, say me
  • What is happening here?
    Something is going on
    That's not quite clear.
    Somebody turn on the light,
    We're gonna have a party.
    It's starting tonight.

    Oh, what a feeling!
    When we're dancing on the ceiling.

  • You know sometimes I sit and wonder
    Just how this world would be
    If we had all the people laughing
    And everybody living in harmony.
    We'd have to say se la se la.
    Talking to the people se la, se la.
  • You are more than now;
    You are for always.
    I can see in you
    My dreams come true.
    Don't you ever go away.

    You make me feel like
    There's nothing I can't do.
    And when I hold you,
    I only want to say
    I love you.

  • Here we are out here, me and you.
    Reaching out to each other
    Is all that we can do.
    Here we stand trying not to fall.
    There's no need to worry,
    Love will conquer all.
  • I had a dream I had an awesome dream:
    People in the park playing games in the dark.
    And what they played was a masquerade.
    And from behind of walls of doubt a voice was crying out.

    Say you, say me.
    Say it for always, that's the way it should be.
    Say you, say me.
    Say it together, naturally.

  • It's time to start believing — Oh yes.
    Believing who you are: You are a shining star.
    • Say You, Say Me.

Back to Front (1992)[edit]

  • Hey, hey, what I'm sayin' is -
    Do it to me one more time.
    Oh, give you one more chance,
    This heart of mine.
    Do it to me one more time, baby.
    Can't get enough of your love!
  • The laughter came
    When the tears stopped falling.
    Now all I do is just call your name
    (When I say lover)
    You walked in and my heart discovered
    That my life would never be the same.
    Oh, you are my destiny.
    You are my one and only.
    You gave that joy to me
    When my whole life was lonely.

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