1994 Bedtime Stories

Tracks:

  1. Survival
  2. Secret
  3. I'd Rather Be Your Lover
  4. Don't Stop
  5. Inside Of Me
  6. Human Nature
  7. Forbidden Love
  8. Love Tried To Welcome Me
  9. Sanctuary
  10. Bedtime Story
  11. Take A Bow

Survival

written by Madonna and Dallas Austin

Verse:

I'll never be an angel
I'll never be a saint it's true
I'm too busy surviving
Whether it's heaven or hell
I'm gonna be living to tell, so

Bridge:

Here's my story [my story]
No risk no glory [no glory]
A little

Chorus:

Up and down and all around
It's all about survival

(verse)

Here's my question [my question]
Does your criticism [criticism]
Have you caught up in what you cannot see
Well if you give me respect
Then you'll know what to expect, a little

(chorus, repeat)
(verse)
(bridge)
(chorus, repeat 3x)

[Up and down and all around]
I'll never be an angel
[Up and down and all around, survival]
[Up and down and all around]
I'll never be a saint it's true
[Up and down and all around, survival]
(repeat)


 

Secret

written by Madonna and Dallas Austin

Things haven't been the same
Since you came into my life
You found a way to touch my soul
And I'm never, ever, ever gonna let it go

Bridge:

Happiness lies in your own hand
It took me much too long to understand
How it could be
Until you shared your secret with me

Chorus:

Mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over me
My baby's got a secret

You gave me back the paradise
That I thought I lost for good
You helped me find the reasons why
It took me by surprise that you understood
You knew all along
What I never wanted to say
Until I learned to love myself
I was never ever lovin' anybody else

(bridge)
(chorus, repeat)
(bridge)
(chorus, repeat)

Mmm mmm, my baby's got a secret
Mmm mmm, my baby's got a secret
Mmm mmm, my baby's got a secret for me

Mmm mmm, mmm mmm, mmm mmm


 

I'd Rather Be Your Lover

written by Madonna, Dave Hall, Isley Brothers, and C. Jasper

Chorus:

I could be your sister, I could be your mother
We could be friends, I'd even be your brother
But I'd rather be your lover
That's right, I'd rather be your lover

I don't know where I stand with you
I never ever make any plans with you
I don't know what I mean to you
The only thing I know is I dream of you

Bridge:

And all that I know [all that I know]
Is I just don't understand [just don't understand]
Why my, mmmm, happiness always lies
In the palm of your hand, but

(chorus)

Sometimes I know what you're thinking next
But wouldn't it be better if I loved you less?
Sometimes I think that I made you up
But wouldn't it be better if I gave you up?

(bridge)
(chorus)

Are you surprised?

(Spoken:)
Tell me whatch-ya want, tell me whatch-ya need
Tell me whatch-ya want, tell me whatch-ya need
I, I betcha I, I give you whatch-ya need
Take a walk within me, venture through the dark sea
Can't you see, I need you beside me
Don't you see, I want you to want me

(bridge)
(chorus, repeat)
Are you surprised?
(chorus)
Are you surprised? Are you?


 

Don't Stop

written by Madonna, Dallas Austin, and Colin Wolfe

Get up on the dance floor, everything is groovin'
Get up on the dance floor, got to see you movin'
Let the music shake you, let the rhythm take you
Feel it in your body, sing la dee da dee

Chorus:

Don't stop doin' what you're doin' baby
Don't stop, keep movin', keep groovin'
Don't stop doin' what you're doin' baby
Don't stop, keep movin', keep groovin'

Come on join the party, let the bassline pump you
Bring your body over, baby let me bump you
I know I can groove you, you know I can move you
Feel it in your body, sing la dee da dee

(chorus)

Keep on doin' what you're doin' baby
Keep on, don't stop groovin'
Keep on doin' what you're doin' baby
Keep on, keep movin', keep groovin'

(verse)
(chorus)

Keep on, keep movin', keep groovin' (repeat 3x)


 

Inside Of Me

written by Madonna, Dave Hall, and Hooper

I can't stop thinking of you
The things we used to do
The secrets we once shared
I'll always find them there
In my memories

But this heartache isn't going anywhere
In the public eye I act like I don't care
When there's no one watching me
I'm crying

Chorus:

I will always have you, inside of me
Even though you're gone
Love still carries on
Love, inside of me

I keep a picture of you
Next to my bed at night
And when I wake up scared
I know I'll find you there
Watching over me

Bridge:

When my world seems to crumble all around
And foolish people try to bring me down
I just think of your smiling face
And I'm flying

(chorus)

You'll always be inside of my heart
Inside of me

(bridge)
(chorus)

I will always have you, inside of me
Even though you're gone
Love still carries on
Love still carries on

I will always feel you
You'll always be inside of my heart
I'll always have you inside of me
I will always have you


 

Human Nature

written by Madonna, Dave Hall, S. McKenzie, K. McKenzie, and M. Deering

(Spoken:)
Express yourself, don't repress yourself (repeat 4x)

Chorus:

And I'm not sorry [I'm not sorry]
It's human nature [it's human nature]
And I'm not sorry [I'm not sorry]
I'm not your bitch don't hang your shit on me [it's human nature]

You wouldn't let me say the words I longed to say
You didn't want to see life through my eyes
[Express yourself, don't repress yourself]
You tried to shove me back inside your narrow room
And silence me with bitterness and lies
[Express yourself, don't repress yourself]

Did I say something wrong?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about sex
[I musta been crazy]
Did I stay too long?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't speak my mind
[What was I thinking]

(chorus)

You punished me for telling you my fantasies
I'm breakin' all the rules I didn't make
[Express yourself, don't repress yourself]
You took my words and made a trap for silly fools
You held me down and tried to make me break
[Express yourself, don't repress yourself]

Bridge:

Did I say something true?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about sex
[I musta been crazy]
Did I have a point of view?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about you
[What was I thinking]

(chorus)

Express yourself, don't repress yourself (repeat twice)
Express yourself, don't repress yourself (repeat twice)

(bridge)
(chorus)

(chorus)
[I'm not apologizing]
[Would it sound better if I were a man?]
[You're the one with the problem]
[Why don't you just deal with it]

(chorus)
[Would you like me better if I was?]
[We all feel the same way]
[I have no regrets]
[Just look in the mirror]

(chorus)
[I don't have to justify anything]
[I'm just like you]
[Why should I be?]
[Deal with it]


 

Forbidden Love

written by Babyface and Madonna

[Love without guilt, love without doubt]
[Love without guilt, love without doubt]
[Love without guilt, love without doubt]
[Rejection, love without doubt]
(repeat)

[Don't go near the fire, don't go in the dark]
[Don't give in to your desire, 'cause he's gonna break your heart]
[Let go, let go]

I don't, don't care if it's not right
To have your arms around me
I want to feel what it's like
Take all of you inside of me

Chorus:

In your eyes [in your eyes], forbidden love
In your smile [in your smile], forbidden love
In your kiss [in your kiss], forbidden love
If I had one wish love would feel like this [love would feel like this]

I know that you're no good for me
That's why I feel I must confess
What's wrong is why it feels so right
I want to feel your sweet caress

(chorus)

If I only had one wish
Love would always feel like this
Wishin' on the stars above
Forbidden love
If I only had one dream
This would be more than it seems
Forbidden love [forbidden love]

[Love without guilt, love without doubt]
[Love without guilt, love without doubt]
Rejection [Love without doubt]
Is the greatest aphrodisiac

(chorus, repeat)

[Love without guilt, love without doubt]
Love should always feel like this
Heaven forgive me, never forbid me
(repeat)


 

Love Tried To Welcome Me

written by Madonna and Dave Hall

These are my hands, but what can they give me?
These are my eyes, but they cannot see
These are my arms, but they don't know tenderness
And I must confess that I am usually drawn to sadness
And loneliness has never been a stranger to me, but

Chorus:

Love tried to welcome me
But my soul drew back
Guilty of lust and sin
Love tried to take me in

These are my lips, but they whisper sorrow
This is my voice, but it's telling lies
I know how to laugh, but I don't know happiness
And I must confess, instead of spring, it's always winter
And my heart has always been a lonely hunter, but still

Chorus2:

Love tried to welcome me
But my soul drew back
I was covered with dust and sin
Love tried to take me in

Love tried to break me

And I must confess, instead of spring, it's always winter
And my heart has always been a lonely hunter, but still

(chorus)
(chorus 2)

[Love tried to break me]
Love tried to welcome me
But my soul drew back
Guilty of lust and sin
[I was covered with dust, covered with sorrow]
Love tried to take me in
[Covered]

Still, love tried to welcome me
But my soul drew back
[Guilty of lust and sin]
Covered with dust and sin
Love tried to take me in

[Love tried to break me]
Love tried to welcome me
[Love tried to welcome me]
But my soul drew back
Guilty of lust and sin
[But my soul drew back]
Love tried to take me in
[I was covered with sadness]

Love tried to welcome me...


 

Sanctuary

written by Madonna, Dallas Austin, Anne Preven, Scott Cutler, Herbie Hancock

(Spoken:)
Surely whoever speaks to me in the right voice
Him or her I shall follow

Who needs the sun, when the rain's so full of life
Who needs the sky
It's here in your arms I want to be buried
You are my sanctuary

Who needs the sun, when the rain's so full of life
Who needs the sky, when the ground's open wide
It's here in your arms I want to be buried
You are my sanctuary

Who needs a smile, when a tear's so full of love
Who needs a home, with the stars up above
It's here in your heart I want to be carried
You are my sanctuary

Who needs the light, with the darkness in your eyes
Who needs to sleep, with the stars in the sky
It's here in your soul I want to be married
You are my sanctuary

(Spoken:)
And the earth was void and empty
And darkness was upon the face of the earth

Is all of this pain so necessary
You are my sanctuary

(Spoken:)
Surely whoever speaks to me in the right voice
Him or her I shall follow
As the water follows the moon, silently

Who needs the sun [with fluid steps]
Who needs the sky [around the globe]
Who needs to sleep [I hear your voice]
You are [you are] my sanctuary
You are [you are, you are]
You are [you are] my sanctuary


 

Bedtime Story

written by Hooper, Bjork, and Marius DeVries

Today is the last day that I'm using words
They've gone out, lost their meaning
Don't function anymore

Let's, let's, let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious honey

Today is the last day that I'm using words
They've gone out, lost their meaning
Don't function anymore

Traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness
Traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, to the arms of unconsciousness

Chorus:

Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious
Let's get unconscious honey
Let's get unconscious

Words are useless, especically sentences
They don't stand for anything
How could they explain how I feel

Traveling, traveling, I'm traveling
Traveling, traveling, leaving logic and reason
Traveling, traveling, I'm gonna relax
Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

(chorus)

And inside we're all still wet
Longing and yearning
How can I explain how I feel?

(chorus)

Traveling, traveling (repeat 2x)
Traveling, traveling, in the arms of unconsciousness

And all that you've ever learned
Try to forget
I'll never explain again


 

Take A Bow

written by Babyface and Madonna

Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
Light are low, the curtains down
There's no one here
[There's no one here, there's no one in the crowd]
Say your lines but do you feel them
Do you mean what you say when there's no one around [no one around]
Watching you, watching me, one lonely star
[One lonely star you don't know who you are]

Chorus:

I've always been in love with you [always with you]
I guess you've always known it's true [you know it's true]
You took my love for granted, why oh why
The show is over, say good-bye

Say good-bye [bye bye], say good-bye

Make them laugh, it comes so easy
When you get to the part
Where you're breaking my heart [breaking my heart]
Hide behind your smile, all the world loves a clown
[Just make 'em smile the whole world loves a clown]
Wish you well, I cannot stay
You deserve an award for the role that you played [role that you played]
No more masquerade, you're one lonely star
[One lonely star and you don't know who you are]

(chorus, repeat)

Say good-bye [bye bye], say good-bye

All the world is a stage [world is a stage]
And everyone has their part [has their part]
But how was I to know which way the story'd go
How was I to know you'd break
[You'd break, you'd break, you'd break]
You'd break my heart

I've always been in love with you
[I've always been in love with you]
Guess you've always known
You took my love for granted, why oh why
The show is over, say good-bye

(chorus)

Say good-bye [bye bye], say good-bye
Say good-bye
 

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