Stevie Wonder

I believe when I fall in love with you
It will be forever.

Stevie Wonder (born 13 May 1950) is an African-American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, his name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris, but he is identified primarily by his stage name Stevie Wonder.

QuotesEdit

My Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore…
For once in my life
I have someone who needs me
Ooh, baby, here I am,
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours!
To know the love and beauty never known before,
I'll leave it up to you to show it.
We are undercover passion on the run,
Chasing love up against the sun,
We are strangers by day, lovers by night,
Knowing it's so wrong but feeling so right.
For you, there might be another song,
But all my heart can hear is your melody.
  • We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
    • As quoted in The Story of Stevie Wonder (1976) by James Haskins, Ch. 1 : Growing Up in a World of Darkness
  • Sometimes I think I would love to see … just to see the beauty of flowers and trees and birds and the earth and grass. … Being as I've never seen, I don't know what it's like to see. So in a sense I'm complete. Maybe I'd be incomplete if I did see. Maybe I'd see some things that I didn't want to see . . . the beauty of the earth compared to the destruction of man. You see, it's one thing when you are blind from birth, and you don't know what it's like to see, anyway, so it is just like seeing. The sensation of seeing is not one that I have and not one that I worry about.
    • As quoted in Stevie Wonder (1978) by Constanze Elsner, and Jet Vol. 53, No. 22 (16 February 1978), p. 60

Song lyricsEdit

  • Baby, everything is alright,
    Uptight, outta sight!
    • Uptight (Everything's Alright)
  • My Cherie Amour, pretty little one that I adore
    You're the only girl my heart beats for
    How I wish that you were mine.
  • For once in my life
    I have someone who needs me,
    Someone I needed so long.
  • For once in my life
    I won’t let sorrow hurt me,
    Not like it’s hurt me before, oh
    For once I have something I know won't desert me
    ‘Cause I’m not alone anymore.
    • For Once In My Life
  • Like a fool I went and stayed too long,
    Now I'm wondering if your love's still strong,
    Ooh, baby, here I am,
    Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours!
    • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)

Music of My Mind (1972)Edit

  • But, very well, I believe I know you very well,
    Wish that you knew me too, very well,
    And I think I can deal with everything going through your head.
    • Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
  • When the summer came you were not around,
    Now the summer's gone and love cannot be found,
    Where were you when I needed you last winter, my love?
    • Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
  • I'm happier than the morning sun,
    And that's the way you said that it would be,
    If I should ever bring you inside my life.
    • Happier Than The Morning Sun

Talking Book (1972)Edit

  • You are the sunshine of my life,
    That's why I'll always be around,
    You are the apple of my eye,
    Forever you'll stay in my heart.
  • I feel like this is the beginning,
    Though I've loved you for a million years,
    And if I thought our love was ending,
    I'd find myself drowning in my own tears.
  • Very superstitious,
    Writings on the wall,
    Very superstitious,
    Ladder's 'bout to fall,
    Thirteen month old baby,
    Broke the looking glass,
    Seven years of bad luck,
    The good things in your past.
  • When you believe in things that you don't understand,
    Then you suffer,
    Superstition ain't the way.
  • I believe when I fall in love with you
    It will be forever.
    • I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)

Innervisions (1973)Edit

  • But what I'd like to know,
    Is could a place like this
    Exist so beautiful?
    Or do we have to find our wings and fly away
    To the visions in our mind?
    • Visions
  • A boy is born in hard time Mississippi,
    Surrounded by four walls that ain't so pretty,
    His parents give him love and affection,
    To keep him strong, moving in the right direction,
    Living just enough, just enough for the city.
  • Her brother's smart, he's got more sense than many,
    His patience long, but soon he won't have any,
    To find a job is like a haystack needle,
    'Cause where he lives, they don't use coloured people,
    Living just enough, just enough for the city.
  • To see the heaven in your eyes is not so far,
    'Cause I'm not afraid to try and go it,
    To know the love and beauty never known before,
    I'll leave it up to you to show it.
    • Golden Lady
  • I'm so darn glad he let me try it again,
    'Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin,
    I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then,
    Gonna keep on trying until I reach my highest ground.
  • But don't you worry 'bout a thing,
    Don't you worry 'bout a thing, mama,
    'Cause I'll be standing in the side when you check it out.
    • Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)Edit

  • 'Where is your God?'
    That's what my friends ask me,
    And I say it's taken him so long
    'Cause we've got so far to come.
    • Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away
  • And I can't go on this way,
    With it stronger every day,
    But being too shy to say
    That I really love you.
    • Too Shy To Say
  • I like to see you boogie right across the floor,
    I'd like to do it to you 'til you howl for more,
    I like to reggae, but you dance too fast for me,
    I'd like to make love to you so you can make me scream.
    • Boogie On Reggae Woman
  • 'Cause we are sick and tired of hearing your song,
    Telling us how you are gonna change right from wrong,
    'Cause if you really want to hear our views,
    You haven't done nothin'.
  • No more lying friends wanting tragic ends,
    Though they do pretend,
    They won't go when I go.
    • They Won't Go When I Go
  • And I'll go where I've longed to go,
    So long, away from tears.
    • They Won't Go When I Go

Songs In The Key of Life (1976)Edit

  • Love's in need of love today,
    Don't delay, send yours in right away,
    Hate's going 'round breaking many hearts,
    Stop it please, before it's gone too far.
    • Love's In Need of Love Today
  • Would you like to go with me
    Down my dead end street?
    Would you like to come with me
    To village ghetto land?
    • Village Ghetto Land
  • Music is a world within itself
    With a language we all understand,
    With an equal opportunity
    For all to sing, dance and clap their hands.
  • Well there's Basie, Miller, Satchmo
    And the king of all, Sir Duke,
    And with a voice like Ella's ringing out,
    There's no way the band can lose.
  • Looking back on when I was a little nappy-headed boy,
    Then my only worry was for Christmas, what would be my toy?
    Even though we sometimes would not get a thing,
    We were happy with the joy the day would bring.
  • I wish those days could come back once more,
    Why did those days ever have to go?
  • They've been spending most their lives
    Living in a pastime paradise.
    They've been spending most their lives
    Living in a pastime paradise.
    They've been wasting most their time
    Glorifying days long gone behind,
    They've been wasting most their days
    In remembrance of ignorance oldest praise.
    • Pastime Paradise
  • As around the sun the earth knows she's revolving,
    And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May,
    Just as hate knows love's the cure,
    You can rest your mind assured,
    That I'll be loving you always.
    • As
  • For you, there might be a brighter star,
    But through my eyes the light of you burns all I see.
    For you, there might be another song,
    But all my heart can hear is your melody.
    • Another Star
  • Goin' back to Saturn where the rings all glow,
    Rainbow, moonbeams and orange snow,
    On Saturn, people live to be two hundred and five,
    Goin' back to Saturn where the people smile,
    Don't need cars 'cause we've learned to fly,
    On Saturn, just to live to us is our natural high.
    • Saturn

Hotter Than July (1980)Edit

  • You took me riding in your rocket and gave me a star,
    But at a half a mile from heaven
    You dropped me back down to this cold, cold world.
    • Rocket Love
  • Everyone's feeling pretty,
    It's hotter than july,
    Though the world's full of problems,
    They couldn't touch us even if they tried.
  • Didn't know that you
    Would be jammin' until the break of dawn,
    See nobody ever told you that you
    Would be jammin' until the break of dawn.
  • Well I'm a man of many wishes,
    Hope my premonition misses,
    But what I really feel,
    My eyes won't let me hide,
    'Cause they always start to cry,
    'Cause this time could mean goodbye.
  • You know it doesn't make much sense,
    There ought to be a law against
    Anyone who takes offence
    At a day in your celebration,
    'Cause we all know in our minds
    That there ought to be a time
    That we can set aside
    To show just how much we love you,
    And I'm sure you would agree,
    What could fit more perfectly
    Than to have a world party
    On the day you came to be?
    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday.

The Woman in Red (1984)Edit

  • I just called to say I love you,
    I just called to say how much I care,
    I just called to say I love you,
    And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.

In Square Circle (1985)Edit

  • Call up, ring once, hang up the phone,
    To let me know you made it home,
    Don't want nothing to be wrong,
    With part-time lover.
  • We are undercover passion on the run,
    Chasing love up against the sun,
    We are strangers by day, lovers by night,
    Knowing it's so wrong but feeling so right.
  • And though you don't believe that they do,
    They do come true,
    For did my dreams
    Come true when I looked at you,
    And maybe too if you would believe,
    You too might be overjoyed, over love, over me.

A Time To Love (2005)Edit

  • Raindrops, passionate raindrops,
    The kind of rain that writes
    'They're so in love' on our skin.
    Raindrops, that we hope won't stop
    Cooling the red hot love that we are making.
  • Shame on me, shame on you,
    Shame on them, shame on us,
    Shame on me, shame on you,
    Shame on them, shame on us,
    So what the fuss.

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