Coverafbeelding Babyface featuring Stevie Wonder - How Come, How Long

Babyface featuring Stevie Wonder

How Come, How Long

  • Statistieken
  •   13 weken
  •   2 piekpositie
  •   364 punten
  •   1997

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   10-04-1959
Land   Verenigde Staten

Kenneth Brian Edmonds werd geboren op 10 april 1959 en is een uit de Verenigde Staten afkomstige singer-songwriter, gitarist, toetsenist en platen-en filmproducer. Hij is bij het grote publiek beter bekend onder zijn artiestennaam Babyface.



In de jaren 80 droeg hij zijn steentje bij aan de New Jack Swing-sound en schreef en produceerde hij voor onder andere Bobby Brown, Karyn White, Paula Abdul en Sheena Easton.



Samen met Antonio Reid richtte hij in 1989 de platenlabel LaFace Records op. De eerste succesvolle artiesten bij het platenlabel waren er direct met TLC en Toni Braxton.


Babyface stond aan de wieg van de populaire R&B-groep AZ Yet.


Andere artiesten waar hij mee samenwerkte waren onder andere Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé en Phil Collins.


In 1994 speelde hij een gastrol in een aflevering van Beverly Hills 90210. Niet lang daarna zetten Babyface en zijn vrouw de Edmonds Entertainment Group op om films te gaan produceren, zoals Soul Food en Josie And The Pussycats.

Songtekst

There was a girl I used to know
She was oh so beautiful
But she's not here anymore
She had a college degree
Smart as anyone could be
She had so much to live for
But she fell in love
With the wrong kinda man
He abused her love and treated her so bad
There was not enough education in her world
That could save the life of this little girl

How come, how long
It's not right, it's so wrong
Do we let it just go on
Turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it's too late
Right now, we can't wait
She won't have a second try
Open up your hearts
As well as your eyes

She tried to give a cry for help
She even blamed things on herself
But no one came to her aid
Nothing was wrong as far as we could tell
That's what we'd like to tell ourselves
But no, it wasn't that way
So she fell in love
With the wrong kinda man
And she paid with her life
For loving that man
So we cannot ignore,
We must look for the signs
And maybe next time we might save
somebody's life

How come, how long
It's not right, it's so wrong
Do we let it just go on
Turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it's too late
Right now, we can't wait
She won't have a second try
Open up your hearts
As well as your eyes

I on occasion met that guy
It's been a feeling deep inside
Some ... wasn't right
The way he proves himself a man
By beating his woman with his hands
Oh I wish that she'd seen the light
How can someone like that call himself a man
He's not a man
Soon reality ...
And we cannot ignore
Whenever we see the signs
'Cause any kind of abuse
God knows, it's a crime

How come, how long
It's not right, it's so wrong
Do we let it just go on
Turn our backs and carry on
Wake up, for it's too late
Right now, we can't wait
She won't have a second try
Open up your hearts
As well as your eyes

Songinformatie

ArtiestBabyface,
Stevie Wonder
Platenlabel Epic

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