Jun 242012
 

from PULSE

written by Steve Mac & Wayne Hector

“Pulse,” released in the spring of 2010, was Toni Braxton’s comeback album.
The R&B diva signed a new contract with Atlantic Records and worked for almost two years to carefully pick and record material for this new release. Among the producers and songwriters enlisted were Harvey Mason Jr., Simon Franglen, Chuck Harmony, Troy Taylor and David Foster. Foster and Braxton collaborated on some of her previous projects and especially on the smash “Un-Break My Heart” in 1996 that owned the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 for eleven weeks.

This time around, the Canadian super-producer was asked to work on a cover of a Delta Goodrem song entitled “Woman.” Co-written by successful UK producer/songwriter, Steve Mac, “Woman”  was originally included on the Australian pop sensation’s  2007 hit album, “Delta.” Mac, who cites Foster among his most important influences, collaborated with his idol on Braxton’s version.
“Woman” is a good adult contemporary ballad with poignant lyrics and an heartfelt performance by the singer with her effective low rich tone. The keyboard-driven arrangement is Foster at his dramatic best and the production is the usual state-of-the-art affair. “Woman” was also the fourth single released from the album but it didn’t chart. “Pulse” got positive reviews but sales weren’t good even though it debuted at #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and made the top ten on Billboard’s 200.


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Lead Vocals: Toni Braxton

Produced by David Foster & Steve Mac

 


Lyrics

I worked late but you don’t wait up
My bones ache and i’m cleaning the place up
Sometimes i don’t even know why i care

I sit down take off my make-up
I lay down but you don’t wake up
Sometimes i wonder if you know i’m there

I can’t remember the last time you
Told me i’m beautiful, and i can’t remember
the Last time that you said anything at all

I’m a woman
A woman with a heart
And i deserve your all
I’m not some girl who don’t know what she wants
I’m a woman
And i need to be touched
And i need to be loved
’cause being just your woman is not enough

Now i hope that you don’t wake up
When it’s too late to make up
You’ll be the one that’s alone and that’s so sad

In time you’ll find somebody
The truth is she’ll never be me
And that’s when you’re going to miss what we had

All i really needed to hear was “you’re beautiful”
All i really needed to hear was anything at all

I’m a woman
A woman with a heart
And i deserve your all
I’m not some girl who don’t know what she wants
I’m a woman
And i need to be touched
And i need to be loved
’cause being just your woman is not enough

I’m not your friend who only need you sometimes
if i’m your lady
You got to treat me like…

I’m a woman
A woman with a heart
And i deserve your all
I’m not some girl who don’t know what she wants
I’m a woman
And i need to be touched
And i need to be loved
’cause being just your woman is not enough