Can You Stand The Heat

Can You Stand The Heat

1. CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT
Lyrics & Music: A. POPOVIC / Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone / Sherry Williams & John Williams, backing vocals.

Out of the comfort zone
I've got plenty to loose
baby I'm burning inside
trying to keep my cool

I've got cold shivers down my spine
I can't keep my seat
it's all about the first impression
baby can you stand the heat

Try to speak with a dry throat
standing still on shaky knees
voice drop leaves me insecure
only a hell left to freeze

Wanna come across as second to none
my heart's done skipping the beat
it's all about the first impression
baby can you stand the heat

I've got high expectations
and I'm hungry for more
won't you just put me down the line
show me what I'm in for

I'm gonna hang around your door
show no fear for defeat
I'm gonna lay it all on the table
show you who can stand the heat

Baby can you stand the heat
baby can you stand the heat

Moment of truth
only so many chances
been waiting for this
so much depending on it
I need a taste of this


2. CAN’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO ME
Lyrics: TURK ROY, AHLERT FRED E A. Publishing: BLUE WATER MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone.


3. MO’ BETTER LOVE
Lyrics: A. POPOVIC. Music: A. POPOVIC, T. L. SIMS. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP / CHI-LEGACY - ASCAP.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Stefanie Bolton & Sharisse Norman, backing vocals.

Couldn't we try to make it happen?
why couldn't we?
Couldn't we berry every weapon?
why couldn't we?
Leave our prejudice at home
Things that we don't know about
why not leave them alone

Mo’ better love
Enough to go around
Mo’ better love
Keep on reaching for the higher ground
Mo’ better love
We need better love

Wouldn't be nice to live together
wouldn't it be?
In peace and harmony forever
wouldn't it be?
Why do we keep on hurting each other
And if I was your sister, and you were my brother

Mo' better love
Makes the world go round
Mo' better love
for our children, to be safe and sound
Mo' better love
We need better love

This is a time to make amends
Ooh reach out, take each other's hand
Hold on, hold on until we finally understand
oh, my brother, my friend, it all comes down to
Mo' better love

Love is all we need, Mo' better love


4. OBJECT OF OBSESSION

Lyrics: A. POPOVIC. Music: A. POPOVIC & J. WILLIAMS. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP / FAMILY STARS MUSIC - BMI.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tauris Turner, drums / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone / Stefanie Bolton & Sharisse Norman, backing vocals.

There's not a day that goes pass by
that I don't think about you
About what you do to me baby
what you make me wanna do

Want it or not
I'm in your possession
I'll try any way I can
to get your attention

You're my one and only taboo
baby you're my latest fashion
you're an institution of cool
no doubt about it
Object of Obsession

You make me wanna want you
make me wanna care
Make me wanna need you
almost night and day
I've got a confession to make
and I'm letting you know
If I ever get my hands on you babe
I'll never let you go

You're my satin nights flavor
you're my latest fashion
you're an institution of cool
no doubt about it
Object of Obsession

Now I know what's longing
and that it's never gonna end
All these sudden feelings for you
I need to comprehend

I don't wanna let you go
I don't ever wanna leave
You and all your preaching
yeah that's what I believe

You're my satin nights flavor
you're my latest fashion
you're an institution of cool
no doubt about it

Object of Obsession

There's a part of me that's longing
you to be here with me
I don't know what is really
happening to me

I really want you to be mine
well, baby when the time comes
ooh, baby, when the time is right

 

5. BOYS' NIGHT OUT
Lyrics: A. POPOVIC, M. VAN MEURS. Music: A. POPOVIC, T. COLEMAN. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP, TONY COLEMAN - BMI, BUMA/STEMRA.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone / Stefanie Bolton & Sharisse Norman, backing vocals.

It's that night, alright
no matter what they say
it's up to you to it right
and all the way
To love someone
you've got to set him free
I've got to let him go
so he can come right back to me

it's that thing that makes you
scream and shout
cause the boys they need their
man night out
ladies don't need to
know about
if you can cash that check
watch your mouth

you've got to let your man
have a boys night out

You know he is not searching
for another kind
just wanna take the heavy load
of his mind
now you got to know
he's telling you the truth
he's not looking out
to find another you

that's that thing that makes you
scream and shout
cause the boys they need their
man night out
ladies don't need to
know about
if you can't cash that check
watch your mouth

you've got to let your man
have a boys night out

got to let your man have a boy's night out
got to let your man have a boy's night out


6. HOT SOUTHERN NIGHT
Lyrics: A. POPOVIC, M. VAN MEURS. Music: A. POPOVIC. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP, BUMA/STEMRA.

Ana Popovic, guitar & vocals / Lucky Peterson, vocals, guitar & organ / John Williams, bass guitar / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums.

You know Lucky, these younger man
They just don't please me right
You've got the tone and the chops
I know you can go all night
Let's get together baby
'cause you know this jam is right
Let's get together baby
it's a hot southern night

You know ladies my age ain't looking' for me no more
they think I can't do the things that I used to do before
but none of these young cats got it
they don't know what's going down
it's a hot southern night
and baby, guess who's in town

One good note is worth
a whole lot of shredding
I'm gonna plug this thing in
and see if you get ready

now I'll play the rhythm
and I'll let you take the lead
we'll play low down, dirty n sweaty
till it's too damn hot to breathe

It's all about the groove baby
You know just what I mean
I'm gonna leave a little space for you
and you can fill that in

I'm gonna fire it up till it's cooking
I'm gonna make you feel the steam
It's all about the rising
you know what they say about the cream

let's get together baby
cause you know we keep it tight
let's get together baby
it's a hot southern night


7. EVERY KIND OF PEOPLE
Lyrics: A. FRASER. Publishing: UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Sherry Williams & John Williams, backing vocals.


8. ANA'S SHUFFLE
Music: A. POPOVIC, T. COLEMAN. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP, TONY COLEMAN - BMI.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums.

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

9. BLUES FOR MRS. PAULINE
Lyrics: A. POPOVIC, T. COLEMAN, B. GUY. Music: A. POPOVIC, T. COLEMAN, B. GUY. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP, TONY COLEMAN - BMI, GUY LESTER B - ASCAP.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone.

Next time you go and see my baby
It'll be the last time you'll ever see
The next time you go and hang around my babe
I'm telling you woman,
It'll be the last place you'll be
If somebody's gonna teach my boy a lesson
Watch out! - that somebody better damn well be me

You caught my little boy
Ov' by Mr Elliot store that day
You caught him steal a little cake
And whatever he did, you wouldn't let him get away
You wanted to teach him a lesson
Made him work your choirs
Each and every summer day

You better leave, you better leave my little boy alone
You better leave, you better leave my little boy alone
Before I get evil mad and I go and do something wrong

Tony baby, come to mommy, tell me what happened?
(Little Tony complaining about what Mrs Pauline did to him)

Have you lost your damn mind woman
Working him like that when a cake costs just a dime
Have you lost your damn mind woman
He told you he was wrong and that he stepped out of line
Somebody should be teaching you a lesson
Oh, and the privilege is about to be all mine

 

10. LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE (aka HIGH MAINTENANCE YOU)
Lyrics: M. VAN MEURS, T. COLEMAN. Music: A. POPOVIC, T. COLEMAN Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP, TONY COLEMAN - BMI, BUMA/STEMRA.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone.

You're my day job, my overtime and nightshift too
Even on my lunch breaks
You've got me working on you
You're my job security
My high maintenance you

You take my weekends and Monday to Friday too
even all my spare-time I got to spend on you
no matter what time zone - it's your time
Heavily rely on you

You need to learn to leave well enough alone
You need to learn to leave well enough alone
When nothing is going wrong
you need to learn to leave well enough alone

You count my hours, but minutes and seconds too
I'm on your time clock, your punch clock
and now you want me on a finger print reader too
you had me install video surveillance
to check up on me too

You've got me working shifts
day, night and graveyard too
to stay in demand, keep up with the work
on the non-set hours too
you're my job security
my high maintenance you


11. TRIBE

Music: A. POPOVIC, T. COLEMAN. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP, TONY COLEMAN - BMI.

Ana Popovic, slide guitar  / John Williams, bass guitar & backing vocals / Frank Ray Jr keys & backing vocals / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Felix Hernadez, percussion / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone.

(INSTRUMENTAL)


12. RAIN FALL DOWN
Lyrics: M. JAGGER, K. RICHARDS. Publishing: PROMOPUB B V, PRS.

Ana Popovic, lead guitar & vocals / John Williams, bass guitar & backing vocals / Frank Ray Jr, keys / Harold Smith, rhythm guitar / Tony Coleman, drums / Marc Franklin, trumpet / Kirk Smothers, saxophone / Sherry Williams backing vocals.

 

- - BONUS TRACKS - -

1. GROWING UP TO SOON
Lyrics & Music: A. POPOVIC / Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP.

Ana Popovic, vocals & acoustic slide guitar / Javier Solis, percussion & drums / children choir: Jovanni Ramirez, Jerard Woods II, Justin Woods, Sarah-Clayton McBrayer, EmmyLayne Myers, Noelle Jamison and Nori Jamison.

Hope and wish full prayers
Fly me to the moon
Reality's just what it seems
I'm growing up too soon

I was born beside the dirt road
Under the shiny moon
Born to carry the weight on my shoulder
i'm growing up too soon

Everyone comes ahead of me
Still waiting on my turn
if my life would have been lit in fire
There'd be nothing left to burn
Nothing left to burn

Momma taught me how to beg
I'm her golden spoon
Learn to be wise just to stay alive
I'm growing up too soon

Man lay their hands on me
Others pretend they do not see
Too young to give it up for free
I'm growing up too soon

Growing up too soon
Growing up too soon

How long must we sing
Our song in the rain
And how long will it be
Till we rise till we rise again
My boss sets me down to work
I whisper same old tune
Price of despair - a few cents a day
I'm growing up too soon

Biggest crime of our generation
For we are accused,
We can never place our selves
In other peoples shoes

How long must we sing
Our song in the rain
And how long will it be
Till we rise, till we rise again

Hope and wish full prayers
Fly me to the moon
Reality's just what it is
I'm growing up too soon


2. MO’ BETTER LOVE
Lyrics: A. POPOVIC. Music: A. POPOVIC, T. L. SIMS. Publishing: ANA POPOVIC MUSIC PUBLISHING - ASCAP / CHI-LEGACY - ASCAP.

Ana Popovic, vocals / Tommy Sims, vocals / Javier Solis, percussion / backing vocals: Jerard & Jovaun Woods / children choir: Jovanni Ramirez, Jerard Woods II, Justin Woods, Sarah-Clayton McBrayer, EmmyLayne Myers, Noelle Jamison and Nori Jamison.

Albums

Trilogy

Trilogy

ArtisteXclusive records

23 tracks / AErec005

2016

Lyrics

Blue Room

Blue Room

ArtisteXclusive records

11 tracks / AErec004

2015

Can You Stand The Heat

Can You Stand The Heat

ArtisteXclusive records

14 tracks / AErec003

2013

Lyrics

Unconditional

Unconditional

Eclecto Groove Records

12 tracks / EGRCD513

2012

Lyrics

An Evening at Trasimeno Lake

An Evening at Trasimeno Lake

ArtisteXclusive records

11 tracks / AErec002

2011

Lyrics

Blind For Love

Blind For Love

Eclecto Groove Records

12 tracks / EGRCD507

2009

Lyrics

Still Making History

Still Making History

Eclecto Groove Records

14 tracks / EGRDC 501

2007

Lyrics

DVDS

An Evening at Trasimeno Lake

An Evening at Trasimeno Lake

Live From The Heart Of Italy

14 tracks + acoustic session

2011