Jan 082017
 

from ALL-4-ONE
Written by Gary St. Clair & Jamie Jones

April 1994 witnessed the release of the debut cd by American pop/R&B vocal quartet, All-4-One. Jamie Jones, Alfred Nevarez, Delious Kennedy and Tony Borowiak delivered a one-two punch with their first two singles; “So Much In Love” that reached #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was certified gold and “I Swear,” their #1 international smash.

“I Swear” was produced by David Foster, became a Grammy winner and was one of the most successful singles of the modern pop era by staying at the top of the chart for eleven weeks. It went on to sell over one million copies in the US to achieve platinum status and charted on the top position in the UK and several other countries. A past review of “I Swear” can be found here.

Foster crafted another ballad for All-4-One’s debut cd titled “Oh Girl.” Co-written by noted music-maker Gary St. Clair with band member Jamie Jones, “Oh Girl” was another killer track, a bit more on the R&B side compared to the pop atmosphere of “I Swear.” Co-writer Jones sung the warm lead vocals while being supported by the group’s impeccable vocal harmonies. Foster’s keyboard-driven arrangement was the usual state-of-the-art affair that considerably increased the level of catchiness of this composition. Thanks to the superior quality of the group’s vocals, the high level of the production and the top-value of the aforementioned songs, All-4-One became a Top Ten entry on Billboard’s Top 200 and was eventually certified platinum four times.


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Lead Vocals: All-4-One (Jamie Jones, Alfred Nevarez, Delious Kennedy & Tony Borowiak
Keyboards: David Foster

Produced by David Foster


Lyrics

Girl, I know that there are times
When I don’t listen to you
And maybe know it seems that I am untrue
But give me one more chance
And i’ll prove my love to you
And oh girl i’ll do anything
To be back with you
I’ll show affection and anything you choose
And i’ll do all this to prove that I love you
I do love you

And girl you know i’ll love you and I care
And if you ever need me I will always be there
I’m missin’ all the love (all the love)
That you and I shared

And oh girl (oh girl)
You and I should never be apart
So can we try it again
And make a brand new start
You know I love with all my heart
Cause baby I love you
I do love you

Now I lay me down to sleep
Your not by my side
My pillow soakin’ wet
From all the tears that I cried

When I look in your eyes
I don’t see me any more
So can we try it one more time
Before you walk out that door
And oh, oh girl (oh girl)
I’m sorry I didn’t understand
That all you wanted
Was a sensitive man
So i’ll do all that I can
To show you I love you
Baby I do love you

You know girl
I love you so much
I just can’t understand how come
Why, things can work out for us
If I could only tell you right how I feel
I know everything between you and me
Would be all right
Know I love you baby

You know girl
I love you so much
I just can’t understand how come
Things can work out for us
It’s gonna be alright now baby
I love you so much
I just can’t understand how come
Things can work out for us
You know girl
I love you so much
I just can’t understand how come
Things can work out for us
I need you with me, I want you with me
I just can’t understand how come
Things can work out for us