Remember This? TLC "Waterfalls"

“Waterfalls” is a Grammy Award nominated 1995 single by American musical trio TLC, from their second album CrazySexyCool, and arguably the group’s signature song. The song was produced by Organized Noize and written by Marqueze Etheridge, & TLC member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

The single is TLC’s most successful single, spending seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 from July 8, 1995 to August 19, 1995. It is TLC’s second number one single and sixth top 10 single. The background vocals on the recording were performed by all three members of TLC, as well as Debra Killings and Cee-Lo Green.

It was the second biggest Hot 100 single of 1995, according to Billboard’s Year End Chart. In 2010, Billboard awarded the song the top position of summer songs in 1995.

The song was listed as No. 8 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 1990s.]
“Waterfalls” was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. source

TLC

“Waterfalls”


A lonely mother gazing out of her window
Staring at a son that she just can’t touch
If at any time he’s in a jam
She’ll be by his side
But he doesn’t realize he hurts her so much
But all the praying just ain’t helping
At all ’cause he can’t seem to keep
His self out of trouble
So he goes out and he makes his money
The best way he knows how
Another body laying cold in the gutter
Listen to me

[Chorus]
Don’t go chasing waterfalls
Please stick to the rivers and lakes that
You’re used to
I know that you’re gonna have it your way
Or nothing at all
But I think you’re moving too fast

Little precious has a natural obsession
For temptation but he just can’t see
She gives him loving that his body can’t handle
But all he can say is baby it’s good to me
One day he goes and takes a glimpse
In the mirror
But he doesn’t recognize his own face
His health is fading and he doesn’t know why
3 letters took him to his final resting place
Y’all don’t hear me

[Chorus]

I seen a rainbow yesterday
But too many storms have come and gone
Leavin’ a trace of not one God-given ray
Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
I pray all ten fade away
Seldom praise Him for the sunny days

And like His promise is true
Only my faith can undo
The many chances I blew
To bring my life to anew
Clear blue and unconditional skies
Have dried the tears from my eyes
No more lonely cries
My only bleedin’ hope
Is for the folk who can’t cope
Wit such an endurin’ pain
That it keeps ’em in the pourin’ rain
Who’s to blame
For tootin’ caine in your own vein
What a shame
You shoot and aim for someone else’s brain
You claim the insane
And name this day in time
For fallin’ prey to crime
I say the system got you victim to your own mind

Dreams are hopeless aspirations
In hopes of comin’ true
Believe in yourself
The rest is up to me and you

[Chorus]





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