Let The Candle Burn

by Natalie Brown

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This 13 song debut album by singer/songwriter Natalie Brown is sure to please any R&B/Pop lover. Well crafted lyrics with emotional vocal performance and pop-driven musical production make this a timeless CD to add to your collection.

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released November 14, 2000

Lead and Background Vocals: Natalie Brown | Keyboards & Drum Programming: Jeremy Rwakaara | Guitar on "Run Away" & "More Today Than Yesterday": Anthony Isley | Additional BGV's on "More Today Than Yesterday": Jonathan ‘J.J.’ Jones | "More Today Than Yesterday" Rap Written and Performed by: High Intent (John Willis & Jeremy Boucher) | Album Produced by: Jeremy Rwakaara for Zikki Productions | Recorded at: Laughing Tiger Studios and Hyde Street Studios, S.F., CA | Mixed at: Hyde Street Studios by Matt Kelley | Mastered at: Ken Lee Mastering, S.F., CA by: Ken Lee | Original Album Artwork Photography by: Bill Lemon | Cover Makeup by: Koshin | Inside and Back Makeup by: Alma Garcia and Kiki Morgain | Braid Stylist: Alma Garcia
Find out more about Natalie online @
www.natalie-brown.com
www.twitter.com/Natalie_Brown

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Natalie Brown Ottawa, Ontario

Born in Canada, Natalie Brown‘s passion for music was nurtured from a young age by her involvement in theater, gospel music, creative writing and local session work as a vocalist and writer. With a substantial body of recorded work behind her in addition to this latest release, Natalie is working on a new full-length album due in 2015 and is set to hit the road on tour. ... more

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Track Name: Let the Candle Burn
LET THE CANDLE BURN

Natalie Brown & Jeremy Rwakaara

V1
I can feel your tension baby
Sense that you need some relief
Let me ease your burden
Come lie down on these sheets
Let me take your clothes off
And rub your body good
You know that I love you baby
I’d do anything for you
Yes, you know I would
I’ll light a candle and let it burn
Wax melting slow, candlelight glow

Chorus:
Let the candle burn baby
All the way down tonight
I can sense you need me
I’ma make everything a’ight
Just watch the candle burn
Melting nice and slow
I’ma make it betta baby
I just want you to know

V2
Do you know what joy I feel
When I ease your strain
Makes me feel all warm baby
When you feel happy
Cast your cares aside
Throw your thoughts into the wind
Every pleasure baby
Lovingly I will provide
I’ll light a candle and let it burn
Wax melting slow, candlelight glow

Bridge:
I’ll light a candle
Let it burn up slow
Watch the wax melt down
Let the candles glow
We can take our time shuga
Take it slow
‘Cuz there ain’t no where to go
Burn, Burn all the way down tonight
Burn, burn, I’ll make everything right

© 2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: More Today Than Yesterday (feat. High Intent)
MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY
Natalie Brown & Jeremy Rwakaara
Rap by Jeremy Boucher & John Willis (High Intent)

V1
I love it when you hold me
When your loving arms enfold me
I’m so captured by your love
It’s such a sweet gift from up above
I know that you’re attracted
By the sweet scent of my perfume
I can feel your stare pierce through me
I can sense you all around the room

Chorus:
I love you more today than yesterday
Believe this vow of love I make
No one will ever come between us
My vow of love will never break
Yes my love, it’s true I’ll stay

V2
When you say you’ll be true to me
I’ll be faithful too boy, you will see
You make me quiver wild with joy
‘Cuz I know that I’m your girl and you’re my boy
You’re my pride and joy of life
I wanna be your loving wife
Forevermore we’ll be as one
And we will know that the work of love is done

Bridge:
You’re the one I long for, baby
You’re the one I need
So believe me when I tell you
I love you more today than yesterday

RAP
I’m on the phone and on my lap I feel my pager snap
I think it’s Nat, Flow I’ll have to hit you back (cool)
Cuz if it’s true what she’s saying
There’s no delaying
Oh the HI giving love through the spit
No oversprayin’ through rhyme we’re laying
Heavy prayin’ we make it happen
One day, we write with feather and ink
On silk and satin
This rap, is just a piece of the pie that I be bakin
While others be lost and waitin’
The Willis be out creatin’ now
Connect the dots combine the knots with Nat
We blow back obese stacks
Stay on point like tacs
When tracks get laid
Rhymes get sprayed with ease-a-bleeze
Is what we’re accustomed to
Don’t ever trust them fools
Stay on hit, make your own shit and bruise their ego
HI come with smooth flow
If you know, then do show love
Don’t bug out
JJ on deck in the dugout
We break south and blam
Knock the negative out your mouth
I love you more today


© 2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP
Track Name: You Make Me Feel
YOU MAKE ME FEEL

Chorus:
You make me feel
The way that a woman should feel
You give the kind of love that is real
Yes, I sense it inside
You make me feel
So complete, it’s right
And I wanna love you for life
Yes, you make me feel

V1
From the first day that we met
I knew we were meant for each other
And now I can’t imagine
Being with any other
You came into my world, so unexpectedly
I never thought I’d find someone
Who I could love for eternity
You put your hand in mine
I love that you can read my mind
Anticipate my every need
With you I wanna be

V2
It wasn’t so long ago
That I felt unloved and alone
You walked into my life
A bright star to give me light
You give the respect that I need
Baby, I feel like your queen
Seems when we’re together
Time is still, we are in heaven
The things you do for me
So precious and so sweet
Ecstasy is what I feel
When it’s you and me

Bridge:
Yes, when you’re with me
I feel that I can do anything
Baby, when you kiss me
I feel the way that a woman should feel

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: You're So Good To Me
You're So Good To Me
Natalie Brown, Jeremy Rwakaara

V1
You’re the sunshine in my day
So excited by your moves
By your every way
But I can’t seem to find the perfect way
To say I want your love with me every day

Chorus:
You’re so good to me baby
Wanna tell you that lately
Can’t seem to get you out of my mind
You’re so good to me baby

V2
You’re the moonlight in my night
My heart’s been acting crazy
And my tongue is playing lazy
I’m positive that this love is so right
Gotta find a way to tell you
That I am yours tonight

Bridge:
Gotta find a way to tell you
That I want us to be forevermore
No Just can’t help it, baby
‘Cuz my heart’s begun to soar
You, You’ve been so good to me
And I, been thinking about ya lately

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: You Pierced My Soul
YOU PIERCED MY SOUL
Natalie Brown, Jeremy Rwakaara

V1
Sometimes I feel like I’m standing naked before you
Even though I’m fully clothed
Do you know what it feels like to have someone staring inside you
Someone you barely know
And that someone can look inside your soul
And face you with your deepest fears
You’ve seen what no one else has seen
What is it that you want me to feel?
And I have never known a feeling such as this
And it doesn’t take a touch
Not even a simple kiss
What is it that you are doing to me?
What is it that you’re trying to make me see?

Chorus:
You pierced my soul
Now I am aware
I’m not fully whole
I can’t deny
Something inside
I’ve yet to find
Your eyes have made me aware
Now I have no control
Because you, because you pierced my soul

V2
And it’s not even a sexual thing you do
It’s something that I can’t describe
And even though I feel scared inside
Somehow you make it all alright
And I know it’s going to be a journey
And the pain is just a part of it all
But I think that you will be there for me
If somehow I start to fall
And I have never known a feeling such as this
And it doesn’t take a touch
Not even a simple kiss
What is it that you are doing to me?
What is it that you’re trying to make me see?

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Run Away
RUN AWAY

V1
I’m gettin’ frustrated with the way you deal with things
You always withdraw from me, refuse to communicate
I don’t know how much more, more that I can take
I’ve given all I can, tried to give you everything
I’ve tried a thousand times
To get you to be real with me
You promise that you’ll change
That your priorities will rearrange
But I’m tired of the games
The silly way you play
I share my heart with you
In return all that you do is…

Chorus:
You just run away, just run away
Nothing to offer, no words to say
You just run away, just run away
You don’t deal with the problems at hand
You just run away, just run away
You don’t connect
With me you don’t stay
You just run away, you run away
You cop out and you run away

V2
You took some time off, took some time “to think”
But baby, behind my back I think you’re playing games
I waited by the phone for you to call today
But it didn’t ring I guess you don’t think of me when you’re away
You say you love me but your words and actions don’t justify
You just playin’ with my heart, do the least to get by
I can’t take anymore of you runnin’ out the door
Babe, I gave all that I have, but you don’t care cuz you just run away

Bridge:
I ain’t takin’ this no more
Gonna get out on my own
Out on my own gonna settle the score
I’ve played this game a thousand times
But baby this time it’s me who is breakin’ the ties
I’ve taken all I can, but no, no more

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Locked In The Shadows
Locked in the Shadows

V1
I’m in your shadows constantly
You never allow me to be free
Can’t even express my own opinion
‘Cause I’m controlled by your dominion
I am locked in the shadows of your love

Chorus:
I’m locked in the shadows of your love
There’s no escape, I’ll never reach above
I’m locked in the shadows of your love
I’ll never be the real me, you’ll never let me go free
I’m locked in the shadows of your love
I wish you’d let me go, let me be on my own
But I am locked in the shadows of your love

V2
I have endeavored many times
To escape your paralyzing ties
But it’s futile and it’s hopeless, why do I even try
You stole my heart so I can’t feel
And imprisoned it in a cage of steel
I’m locked in the shadows of your love

Bridge:
I wish I could be free
From all this insanity
I wish you would let me go
So that I could have a life that’s all my own

© 1998, 2000 natfunk music (BMI)
Track Name: Confused
CONFUSED

V1
I feel a challenge in my soul today
Questioning things I believed in so firmly yesterday
How can I have faith in myself and what I feel to be true
When the next day I feel my heart and mind telling me something new
I feel the twisting of my soul today
Something is challenging my perceptions
And what I’m going through is hard
And I admit, right now I’m not O.K. So...

Chorus:
Right now, I am confused
Right now, I don’t exactly know what to choose
This day feels so unlike the rest
Right now, I am confused

V2
I feel a burden in my spirit today
Feels like everything that I’ve ever trusted in
Has been washed away
I feel like I’m grappling for the truth
Don’t understand decisions that I made while in my youth
In my mind I know I gotta live with what I’ve chosen
But in my heart I struggle
‘Cuz I can’t live with a heart that’s frozen
Inside my heart and soul just want to fly

Bridge:
All my questions came to late
I don’t get a chance to reevaluate?
Can not bear to live with choices I made
Gonna make a change Feel a change in my soul today
Gonna let the past fade away
Won’t be confused no more

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Wind At My Back
WIND AT MY BACK

V1
All of my life I never believed in myself
Or what I had to offer this world
Trust me when I say it has been hard to make it this far
I have my share of scars

V2
I’ve wandered near and far searching for purpose in life
I understand now that I have something to give
And I can not hesitate as I revaluate
I’ve finally opened my eyes

Chorus:
With the wind at my back
And the road ‘neath my feet
With the gifts I was given at birth
No one can take them
I will follow my dreams I will do what it takes
With the wind at my back and my dreams
No one can take them from me

V3
It is so very hard when your soul wakes up slow
You have to work over time to help it grow
And I have realized as I have awakened from my slumber
That even if it’s late, it’s better than never

Bridge:
It’s amazing how I could not see
All along strength lived in me
I have a gift that resides inside
This truth now, I can’t deny
I’ve struggled to make it this far
And no matter how hard
I have opened my eyes, I am whole
Blow wind blow, blow me on from here
Blow wind blow, blow away my fear

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: You Gotta Beleive
YOU GOTTA BELIEVE

Chorus:
You gotta believe, believe in you
You gotta have faith, faith in all you do
You gotta stay strong, no matter what comes your way
Get on your knees so you won’t stray

V1
You’ve been thinking about your life
And wondering what to do
You have some big dreams inside
But how do you see them through
When you don’t know where to go
To make a start
Tell ya what, listen to your heart
Focus on the prize, dreams will be realized
No matter what people say, keep going anyway

V2
Sometimes when you
Have a dream to achieve
Things get rough and tight
But ya gotta believe
That if you stay in the game
You’ll come out on top
So give it your all, don’t ever stop
Focus on the prize, dreams will be realized
No matter what people say, keep going anyway

Bridge:
Focus so you won’t stray
No matter what people will say
Keep on goin’ do your best
Know that you will be blessed

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Love Has Finally Called My Name
LOVE HAS FINALLY CALLED MY NAME

Chorus:
We are dancing outside
And the rain is falling down
And the downpour is twisting us around
‘Till we fall to the ground
Baby in your arms
I feel shelter from the storm
As we lie here drenched by rain
Love has finally called my name

V1
Enchanted by your stare
Suddenly, I’m made unaware
Of the noises that surround us
And the traffic on the street
Baby, in my world right now
There’s just you and me
How I’ve longed for your embrace
It makes my heart race
To be dancing like this in your arms
So secure, so safe so warm
Even though the rain falls all around me

V2
I wondered when it would happen
When love would call my name
And I knew that when it happened
I’d never be the same
And now my life is filled
With streams of dreams and stardust
Knowing that forever
Your heart will beat with mine
Baby it’s no mystery I’m as in love with you
As you are with me
Dancing in the street as the rain falls

Bridge:
Flooded by desire
And passion flows so free
Never experienced this joy I feel
As you’re lying here with me

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: In Your Arms Again
IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN

V1
I remember standing there
Compelled by the grip of your stare
Wanting you to hold me forever
No words were said, instead
It’s like we knew that you’d never stop loving me
And I, I’d never stop loving you

Chorus:
If I could be in your arms again
I’d say the things I wanted to say
I’d tell you I love you
And that I never wanted you to go away
If I could be in your arms again
I’d never let you go
That’s the way it would be
If I could be in your arms again

V2
I remember standing there
The soft breeze blowing slightly through my hair
Entranced, we were- of time, we weren’t aware
No words were spoken, yet, our hearts were broken
As we realized that to survive
We could never look into Each other’s eyes again

Bridge:
The power of this gentle stare
Has touched us, made us aware
Even though our hearts say yes
We must beware, avert the gaze, there’s too much power
The power of this forbidden gaze
Is dangerous, we must beware
That’s why we had to turn away

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: In My Dreams
IN MY DREAMS

V1
Even though we said good-bye quite some time ago
There’s a strand of love in my heart
That just can’t let you go
It seems that even when I go to sleep
Images of you my mind still keeps

Chorus:
And I still see you in my dreams
No matter how I try it seems
That a deep part of me just can’t forget
That a big part of me still has regrets
And I can’t seem to let all the love I had for you go
Yes, I still see you in my dreams

V2
Sometimes I wake with your face in my mind
Somehow I thought that I’d left those memories behind
It seems that you have left my heart frustrated
With vivid memories your smile created

©2000 natfunk music (BMI), zikki publishing (ASCAP)