Every Time I Close My Eyes

Babyface

About Every Time I Close My Eyes

"Every Time I Close My Eyes" is a song written, produced and performed by American musician Babyface. It was released as the second single from his album The Day. Mariah Carey serves as a backing vocalist and Kenny G performs a sax solo on the recording. This release met with commercial and critical acclaim, peaking at number six in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in United States and at number 13 in the United Kingdom. At the 40th Grammy Awards this song received a nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.  


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2002
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Girl, it's been a long, long time comin' yes it has
But I, I know that it's been worth the wait yeah
Yeah
It feels like springtime in winter
It feels like Christmas in June
It feels like heaven has opened up it's gates for me and you yeah

And every time I close my eyes
I thank the lord that I've got you (That I've got you) yeah
And you've got me too (You've got me too)
And every time I think of it, I pinch myself 'cause
I don't believe it's true yeah
That someone like you loves me too yeah

Eyy, yeah yea baby yeah

Ooh ouh girl, I think that you're truly somethin', yes you are, yes
And you're, you're every bit of a dream come true yes you are, yes
With you baby, (With you baby) it never rains and it's no wonder
The sun always shines when I'm near you
It's just a blessing that I have found somebody like you

And every time I close my eyes
I thank the lord that I've got you (That I've got you) yeah
And you've got me too (You've got me too)
And every time I think of it, I pinch myself 'cause
I don't believe it's true yeah (Oh baby)
That someone like you loves me too yeah

To think of all the nights, I've cried myself to sleep, yeah
You really oughtta know how much you mean to me (It's only right)
It's only right (You in my life) that you be in my life right here with me
Oh baby, baby yeahh, yeah

I tell you girl every time I close my eyes
I thank the lord that I've got you baby
And you've got me too baby (You've got me too)
And every time I think of it, I pinch myself 'cause
I don't believe it's true
That someone like you loves me too yeah ey yeaah hoo

Loves me too

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Babyface

Kenneth Brian "Babyface" Edmonds (born April 10, 1959) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entrepreneur. more »

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Written by: Kenneth Edmonds, KENNETH B EDMONDS

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15 facts about this song

Artist Information
Kenny G, an acclaimed saxophonist, and Babyface, a popular R&B musician, collaboratively created the song "Every Time I Close My Eyes."
Release Date
The song was first released in the United States on November 26, 1996.
Album Inclusion
"Every Time I Close My Eyes" is a part of Babyface's Grammy-winning album named "The Day."
Multi-artist Collaboration
Apart from Kenny G, popular artists like Mariah Carey and Sheila E. also contributed to the song.
Chart Performance
This song reached the number six position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was a number one single on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay.
Grammy Nominations
In 1998, the song was nominated for two Grammys: Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, highlighting its critical success.
Genre Classification
Characterized by a smooth, melodic tune and soulful lyrics, this song is classified under the R&B genre.
Musical Arrangement
Kenny G performs a seductive saxophone solo in the song, providing a jazz-infused feel to the R&B track.
Song Meaning
The lyrics reflect an intense romantic longing and the feeling of bliss that comes with being in love.
Video Appearance
The official music video also features actress Halle Berry, making for a visually appealing and star-studded piece.
Cultural Impact
The song is often associated with the '90s R&B era and is considered one of the classic hit collaborations of the time.
Live Performances
Babyface and Kenny G performed the song live on several occasions, including high-profile Awards ceremonies.
Song Duration
The song's length is 4:57 minutes, which is on the longer side for a pop single, giving listeners an extended period to enjoy the harmonious collaboration.
Certified Platinum
The single was certified platinum by the RIAA, solidifying its status as a commercial success.
Worldwide Reception
In addition to its success in the United States, the song also found favor with international audiences, achieving success in several global music markets.

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