Reply To: Emancipation – 1996


    Title: Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife
    Source: Genius
    Lyrics below


    [Chorus 1]
    If I ever held a hand
    It was only because I’d never held your hand
    That was part of the plan
    I had to get it right if I was to be your man

    [Verse 1]
    And if I ever kissed your lips
    I needed time to cross the others off my list (off my list)
    A higher high to the trip (trip)
    I wanted you to go, that was my wish – yes it was

    [Chorus 2]
    (Ooh my) Friend, lover, sister, mother/wife
    Air, food, water, love of my life

    [Verse 2]
    If I ever shared a bed
    It was only because I wanted to live up to what the people said, oh yes
    (What they say?)[x5]
    Now I’m living instead
    Everyday just to say you’re the only one who’s in my head
    (The only one)[x2]
    Oh yes you are
    And if I ever made you cry
    All I have to do is think about it and I just want to die (I just want to die)
    (I just want to break down and die, die, die, die)
    How I’d ever make it by (I don’t know) without you, baby (without you, baby)
    I don’t know (No!), I hope I never have to try, yeah
    (Please don’t ever leave me)
    Oh, listen to me

    [Chorus 2]

    The eyes of my child I see every time you look at me
    (I see a sweet baby smile)
    A sweet baby smile like a light that shines for all to see

    [Chorus 1]

    [Chorus 2]

    Teacher (teacher), healer (healer), feeler (feeler), sight for sore eyes
    (Let me look at your eyes – you’re so pretty)
    Oh, yes you are, baby
    (Ooh my) Don’t you know you’re my friend, my lover, my sister, love of my life (mother/wife)
    Yeah, baby, yes you are
    [“Te amo” is “I love you”]
    (Ooh my) Friend (te amo), lover (te amo), sister (te amo), mother/wife
    (Hug me, hug me, hug me baby, you are my life)
    (I’ll stay with you 4ever) [x2]
    Till death do us part, baby (Yes sir!)
    Air (te amo), food (te amo), water (te amo), love (love of my life)
    You are the only, only love of my life
    My friend, lover, sister, mother/wife