The Platinum Collect…/Tina Turner

Live From Earth/ Pat Benatar

THE BEST

Writers: Holly Knight/ Mike Chapman

 

I call you when I need you

and my heart’s on fire

Come to me come to me wild and wired

You come to me

give me everything I need

You give me a lifetime of promises

and a world of dreams

You speak the language of love

like you know what it means

And it can’t be wrong

take my heart and make it strong babe

 

You’re simply the best

Better than all the rest

Better than anyone

Anyone I ever met

I’m stuck on your heart

I hang on every word you say

Tear us apart

baby I would rather be dead

 

In your heart I see the start

of every night and every day

In your eyes I get lost

I get washed away

Just as long as I’m here in your arms

I could be in no better place

 

You’re simply the best

Better than all the rest

Better than anyone

anyone I ever met

I’m stuck on your heart

I hang on every word you say

Tear us apart

baby I would rather be dead

 

Each time you leave me I start losing control

you’re walking away with my heart and my soul

I can feel you even when I’m alone

oh baby don’t let go

 

You’re simply the best,

Better than all the rest

Better than anyone

Anyone I ever met

I’m stuck on your heart

I hang on every word you say

Tear us apart

baby I would rather be dead

You’re the best

 

 

 
Lyrics

1. THE BEST
 

BE TENDER WITH ME BABY

Writers: Holly Knight/ Albert Hammond

 

You’ve got the right to tell me it’s all over

It isn’t like me to be begging you

Don’t let go, don’t let go

just stay with me another day

And when I’m not myself

please understand me

I’m so confused I don’t know what to do

but don’t give up, don’t give up

it just may take a little time

 

Be tender with me baby

I’m so afraid you’ll go away

Be tender with me baby

Always, always

 

I know that you’ve been patient

with my weakness

and that you hate to see me cry

but I know, yes I know

it doesn’t hurt to be this way

and I’m so lonely I could die

 

Be tender with me baby

I’m so afraid you’ll go away

Be tender with me baby

Always, always

 

Why does my heart keep on hurting

why do I feel, feel like I do

I hope you see this is

not really me

and it’s just a phase that I’m going through

Be tender with me baby …

 

Be tender with me baby

I’m so afraid you’ll go away

Be tender with me baby

Always, for always …always

 
Lyrics

2. BE TENDER WITH ME BABY
 

ONE OF THE LIVING

Writer: Holly Knight

 

In the desert sun

every step that you take could be the final one

In the burning heat

hanging on the edge of destruction

You can’t stop the pain of your children

crying out in your head

They always said that the living would envy the dead

So now you’re gonna shoot bullets of fire

Don’t wanna fight but sometimes you’ve got to

You’re some soul survivor

There’s just one thing you’ve got to know

You’ve got ten more thousand miles to go

 

Because you’re one of the living

And if we can’t stick together

One of the living

Who’s gonna make it tonight

 

Walk tall cool collected…savage

Walk tall bruised sensual… ravaged

It’s every man for himself every woman every child

A new breed ferocious and wild

And all they want to do is shoot bullets of fire

They wanna fight and sometimes you’ve got to

You’re some soul survivor

There’s just one thing you’ve got to know

You’ve got ten more thousand years to go

 

Because you’re one of the living

And if we can’t stick together

One of the living

Who’s gonna make it tonight

 

 
Lyrics

3. ONE OF THE LIVING
 

BETTER BE GOOD TO ME

Writers: Holly Knight/ Mike Chapman

 

A prisoner of your love

entangled in your web

hot whispers in the night

I’m captured by your spell

Oh yes I’m touched by this show of emotion

Should I be fractured by your lack of devotion

Should I should I

 

Oh you better be good to me

That’s how it’s gotta be now

Cause I don’t have no use

for what you losely call the truth

You better be good to me

 

And I think it’s oh so right

That we don’t need to fight

When we stand face to face

and you present your case

and I know you keep telling me that you love me

and I really do wanna believe

but did you think I’d just accept you in blind faith

Oh sure babe, anything to please you

 

But you better be good to me

That’s how it’s gotta be now

Cause I don’t have the time

For your over loaded lines

and I don’t have no use

for what you loosely call the truth

You better be good to me

 

And I really don’t see why it’s so hard to be

Good to me

And I don’t understand what’s your plan

that you can’t be good to me

What I can’t feel I surely cannot see why can’t you be

Good to me

If it is not real I do not wish to see why can’t you be

Good to me

Oh you better be good to me

That’s how it’s gotta be now

Cause I don’t have no use

for what you losely call the truth

You better be good to me

 

 

 
Lyrics

4. BETTER BE GOOD TO ME
 

IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS

Writers: Holly Knight/Mike Chapman

 

Oh baby oh baby

The sun goes down

and the moon comes up

My heart is pumping for you

and a mad thing starts

 

Never in your wildest dreams

Did you ever get this feeling

Never in your wildest dreams, oh no

Never in your wildest dreams

could it ever be this easy

Never in your wildest dreams oh no

 

Oh baby oh baby

The night is hot outside your window

I hear people walking people talking

I smell your skin I feel you breathing

don’t let me go, not yet not yet not yet

 

Ohho..yeah

Never in your wildest dreams

Did you ever get this feeling

Never in your wildest dreams oh oh

Never in your wildest dreams

did it ever get this easy

Never in your wildest dreams

 

Oh baby oh baby

The world is slowly turning

as it turns I see your face

touch your eyes your lips

space

 

We’ve arrived at the place where they open the hearts

and fill them up with love

filled with love filled with love

This one is pumping for you as a mad thing starts

 

Never in your wild never in your wild

never in your wildest dreams

Never in your wild never in your wild

never in your wildest dreams

 

Never in your wildest dreams

Never in your wildest dreams

did it ever feel this easy,

never in your wildest dreams oh no

 

And a mad thing starts

ooh sacrifice

Never in your wildest dreams

did you ever get this feeling

never in your wildest dreams oh no

never in your wildest dreams

can it ever feel this easy

never in your wildest dreams

 
Lyrics

5. IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS
 

LOVE THING

Writers: Holly Knight/ Albert Hammond

 

Saw you there so confused

I knew that I could make my move now

treading softly I walked over to you

we talked about this thing called loved

Saw your eyes open wide and I knew you’re heart was in it

let me take you there, let me take you there tonight

 

Get on board

Get on my love thing

Gonna drive you wild ooh hoo

I wanna show you I wanna hear you sing

baby we got a love thing right now

 

Close your eyes, follow me

I’ll show you a world you’ve never been to

Take a ride on my love machine

and I won’t do anything you can’t get into

What I got is what you need

and you won’t do a thing about it

let me take you there, let me take you there tonight

 

Get on board

Get on my love thing

Gonna drive you wild  ooh hoo

I wanna show you I wanna hear you sing

baby we got a love thing right now

 

I never want you to go

I always want you to stay

So c’mon baby c’mon now,

c’mon now c’mon now c’mon

‘Love’

Saw your eyes open wide

and I knew you’re heart was in it

Oh let me take you there, let me take you there tonight

Get on board

Get on my love thing

Gonna drive you wild ooh hoo

I wanna show you I wanna hear you sing

baby we got a love thing right now

 
Lyrics

6. LOVE THING
 

(Full Title: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION)

  •  Tina Turner’s combined album and single sales total approximately 180 million copies worldwide.
 

 
 
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