Fire and Desire

Rick James, Teena MarieBuy this song

Rick James

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer, best known for being the major popularizer of funk music in the late 1970s and early 1980s thanks to million-selling hits such as "You and I" (1978), "… more »

Rick James and Teena Marie 

Wow 
Its really good to see you again, baby 
And I must admit you're looking very, very, very nice these days 
I guess life must be treating you well 
Oh, me 
Well, Ive just been doing the same ol' thing Ive always been doing 
You know, Ive got a new lady now 
And its a little different then it was when I was with you 
You know, I think back to when we met 
The way I use to be and the cold way I use to act 
But more than that. I think of how you changed me with your love and sensitivity 
Remember when I used to 

Love them and leave them 
That's what I used to do 
Use and abuse them 
Then I laid eyes on you 

It was pain before pleasure 
That was my claim to fame 
With every measure, baby 
Tasted teardrop stains, yeah 

I was cold as ice long ago, baby, baby 
I wasn't very, very, very nice, you know 
Sugar, sugar, sugar 
Then I kissed your lips 

And you tuned on my fire, baby 
And you burn me up within your flame 
Took me a little higher 
Made me live again 

You turned on my fire, baby 
Then you showed me what a love could do 
Fire and desire, baby 
Feel it coming through 

And I thank you, baby 
Oh, how I thank you, baby 
You taught me so much 
And you showed me so much and love and insensitivity 
That since you've been gone I don't think Ive ever felt this way before 
You know its funny how a man can change 
So quickly from a cold blooded person 
Thinking hes God gift to women 
Remember how I use to do that 
I must have been crazy then 
Remember when you used to 

Love them and leave them 
Oh, that's what I used to do 
Use them and abuse them, whoa 
Then I laid eyes on you 

It was pain before pleasure 
Oh, that was my claim to fame 
With every measure 
Tasted your teardrop stains, yeah 

You were cold as ice (Woo, ho, ho, ho) baby, baby 
(I-I wasn't, I-I wasn't very nice, I know, woo)
Sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar 
Then I kissed your lips 

And you (You turned on) turned (You turned on) on 
(You turned on my fire) my fire, baby (oh, ) 
Then you showed me what a love could do (Woo, ho) 
Fire and desire (Fire and desire) 
Feeling good to you (Feeling good to you) 

You turned on my fire (Fire, oh, oh) baby (Oh, baby) 
And you burn me up within your flame (You burn me, you burn me) 
Fire and desire (Fire and desire) 
And were both to blame, both to blame (Oh oh) 

You know 
I guess I think we both said a little too much today (No, oh, ho ho) 
After all Tee, you're kind of with somebody else 
I'm kind of living with somebody (Oh, oh, oh)
But please do me a favor just before you go (What is it, baby) 
Just put your arms around me and hold me like you used (I wanna hold you tight) 
Tell me "Rick" (Oh oh) "Everything is gonna be alright" 
(Everything, everything, everything is gonna be alright) 
Put your arms around me 
Put your arms around me (Oh)
(Oh oh)
Oh, baby (Wo oh oh)
Oh, baby (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, ) 
(oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

Written by: RICK JAMES

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