Milli Vanilli: Lyrics

I transcribed every word that follows directly from the sheet music, including punctuation and capitalization, but I had to guess where to break the lines. After toying with putting the guitar tablature on here, I decided not to, lest any aspiring guitarists destroy otherwise peaceful campfires. You'll have to do these songs a cappella (the irony is not lost on me, I assure you.)

The following notes are included at the beginning of the sheet music, after which the lyrics follow. Well, SOMEBODY had to type this in...


To millions of fans around the world, Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan already are Music Superstars, having made it to the top of the charts throughout Europe with their first single, "Girl You Know It's True." Now, the duo who call themselves MILLI VANILLI have their sights set on making it equally big in America, with the help of their Arista debut, which showcases the duo's cutting edge mix of hip-hop, pop and r&b.

"You can have a #1 in every country in the world, but you can never really call yourself a superstar until you hit the States," says 23-year-old Rob.

Rob and Fab shared a common love for breakdancing when they met at a Los Angeles dance club in 1985. There was an instant respect and admiration between the two, who were both attracting the attention of the ladies at the time with their made-for-video good looks and European accents.

The seeds for MILLI VANILLI, which already had been planted by Rob and movie composer and current band member, Dupont, blossomed when Rob convinced Fab to return with him to Munich to pursue music. In Munich, the duo paid some dues playing and singing background vocals for several bands.

Enter Frank Farian, the top European producer/songwriter, who mined multi-platinum success for the German band Boney M. In Farian's state-of-the-art studio, MILLI VANILLI developed their fresh sound which caught the ears of European listeners with the smash hits "Girl You Know It's True", #1 for more than six weeks in Germany, and the follow-up international hit, "Baby Don't Forget My Number."

The exciting new sound also caught the ear of Arista Records President Clive Davis, who heard in the music the potential for major American success and signed the group, now based in London, to his roster in late 1988. Arista added its own proven hit-making ability to that of producer Farian to introduce MILLI VANILLI to America's sophisticated record-buying audience. Four new tracks were added to the group's hit European album as well as hot remixes of their two international hit singles.

It's been a long road to success for Rob and Fab, who each endured hardships earlier in their lives. Fab, 22, born in the French-speaking Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, moved to Paris at a young age with his mother, brother and sister. Athletically gifted, his dream of competing on the trampoline at the European championships was shattered by a serious accident that paralyzed him. He turned his athletic abilities to dancing and was attending a dance seminar in L.A. when he met Rob.

Rob grew up in Germany after being adopted by a German couple who brought him to Munich from New York City where he was born. At 15, restless and always determined to go his own way, he left home and discovered hip-hop music as a breakdancer and later as a D.J., experimenting with scratching and sampling. In the fall of 1984, Rob visited New York City for the first time since his earliest childhood when he competed in the world championships of breakdancing sponsored by Swatch. Fate later brought him to L.A.'s Paradise 24 Club, where he met Fab.

So, now Rob and Fab are ready to bring their unique "melody rap" style, with its European-influenced arrangements and strong hooklines, to America's pop and black music scene.

"What makes MILLI VANILLI so attractive is their blend of the latest technological sound - the keyboards, the sampling, all the loops - which are completely at the cutting edge of dance music with a real street and rap sensibility," says Arista A & R man Richard Sweret. "It's the music of the moment. It's the pop music of the future."


Girl You Know It's True

I'm in love with you girl 'cause you're on my mind,
you're the one I think about most every time.
And when you pack a smile in everything you do,
don't you understand, girl, this love is true.
You're soft, succulent so sweet and thin
that's kind of like a vision upon your skin.
It lightens up my day, and that's oh so true.
Together we're one separated we're two.
To make you all mine, all mine is my desire.
'Cause you contain a quality, you that I admire.
You're pretty plain and simple, you rule my world so try to understand.
I'm in love girl,
I'm in so love girl.
I'm just in love girl, and this is true.
Girl, you know it's true.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh I love you.
Yes, you know it's true.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh I love you.
Girl, you know it's true.
My love is for you.
Girl, you know it's true.
My love is for you.
This is some sort of thing, girl, I can't explain,
my emotions starts up when I hear your name.
Maybe your sweet sweet voice would ring in my ear,
then delay my system when you are near.
Come with your positive emotion, love, making enjoyin'
that's for me to bust it's like a girl and a boy.
These feelings I get I often wonder why,
so I thought I might discuss this, girl, just you and I.
Now what you're wearing I don't care, as I've said before,
no reason that I like you, girl, just for what you are.
If I said I'd think about it, you rule my world so try to understand.
I'm in love girl,
I'm in so love girl.
I'm just in love girl, and this is true.
Girl, you know it's true.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh I love you.
Yes, you know it's true.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh I love you.
Girl, you know it's true.
My love is for you.
Girl, you know it's true.
My love
Girl, you know it's true.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh I love you.
Yes, you know it's true.
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh I love you.

More Than You'll Ever Know

Hey, ya know, Rob. The word, Mike, what's up? Man, I got something to tell you. Oh, tell me my brother. While you were gone, your woman. My woman what? Your woman steppin' out on you. I gotta talk with this girl, right now.
Girl, rumor has it that you're leaving.
Girl, tell me that it isn't so.
Woh.
Never been one to show my feelings.
Kept my emotions deep inside, oh.
You don't know a good thing 'til you lose it.
That's what it took to open up my eyes.
Baby, I can't stand to see you go.
I love you more, more than you'll ever know.
Baby, I can't stand to see you go.
I love you more, more than you'll ever know, ever know.
Spoken: Ever know baby.
Girl, I never was a fancy, fancy talker.
And girl, I write my passion in a song.
Oh.
Hope my melody is appealing,
words that I say can change your mind.
Our love is poetry in motion.
I need to have you here to make the lyrics rhyme.
Oh baby, I can't stand to see you go.
I love you more, more than you'll ever know.
Baby, I can't stand to see you go.
I love you more, more than you'll ever know.
I can't stand to see you go.
I love you more, more than you'll ever know, ever know.
I can't stand, I can't stand it.
Ever know.
Ever more.
Ever know.
Ever know.
Check me out.

Baby Don't Forget My Number

Baby, don't be shy when you're holding my hand
'cause as time goes by you've got to understand it's you.
And it's with you.
B- b- b- baby, in your eyes I see you so clearly
that I love you so strong and you never go wrong.
I got the best for you.
So when you're in doubt and needin' someone,
baby, call my line, call me anytime.
I'll be there for you.
I've been searching high.
I've been searching low.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baby,
don't forget my number.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baby,
love is stronger than thunder.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baby,
don't forget my number.
Love will see you through.
I've been searching high.
I've been searching low.
Wanna spend my life with you.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba.
Ba ba ba ba ba and I dance with you.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba.
Ba ba ba ba ba love will see you through.
B- b- b- baby, in your eyes I see you so clearly
that I love you so strong and you never go wrong.
I got the best for you.
So when you're in doubt and needin' someone,
baby, call my line, call me anytime.
I'll be there for you.
I've been searching high.
I've been searching low.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baby,
don't forget my number.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baby,
love is stronger than thunder.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba baby,
don't forget my number.
Love will see you through.
I've been searching high.
I've been searching low.
Wanna spend my life with you.
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba.
Ba ba ba ba ba love will see you through.
Baby, call my line b-baby call my line.
Call me any time, call me any time,
baby. Don't forget my number.
Love will see you through.

Blame It On The Rain

You said you didn't need her,
you told her goodbye.
You sacrificed a good love
to satisfy your pride.
Now you wish that you still had her,
and you feel like such a fool.
You let her walk away,
now it just don't feel the same.
Gotta blame it on something,
gotta blame it on something.
Blame it on the rain that was fallin', fallin'.
Blame it on the stars that shine at night.
Whatever you do, don't put the blame on you;
blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
You can blame it on the rain.
Should have told her you were sorry,
could have said you were wrong.
But no, you couldn't do that,
you had to prove you were strong.
If you hadn't been so blind then,
she might still be there with you.
You want her back again,
but you just don't feel the same.
Gotta blame it on something,
gotta blame it on something.
Blame it on the rain that was fallin', fallin'.
Blame it on the stars that shine at night.
Whatever you do, don't put the blame on you;
blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
You can blame it on the rain.
But the rain don't mind and the rain don't care.
You've gotta blame it on somethin'.
Blame it on the rain that was fallin', fallin'.
Blame it on the stars that shine at night.
Whatever you do, don't put the blame on you;
blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
You can blame it on the rain,
blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
Blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
Blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
Blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
Blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
Whatever you do, don't put the blame on you;
blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah.
Gotta blame it on something,
gotta blame it on something.

Take It As It Comes

Take it as it comes girl.
You gotta understand.
Take it on the run girl.
The world's at your command, Oh.
I know it's a difficult thing
when the one you love makes you cry.
I know if the phone doesn't ring
it is keeping you waiting every night.
So take it as it comes, girl.
Don't let him bring you down, yeah.
Keep your motor runnin'.
You know you own this town, yeah.
Sometimes it's easy to worry
when love is in the lost and found.
Take it as it comes, girl.
Whoa, you'll make it through no doubt.
It'll all come around.
Yeah, yeah. Oh no. Take it baby.
I know it's a difficult thing
when the one you love says goodbye.
Seems like the world's always changing.
Gotta learn how to take it all in your stride.
So take it as it comes, girl.
You gotta try again, yeah.
Let me be the one, girl.
I'll help you over him, yeah.
Sometimes it's easy to worry.
There's nothing to worry about.
Take it as it comes, girl.
Yeah, we'll make it through no doubt.
It'll all come around.
Take my hand. Whoa, yeah.
It should all come around.
Take it as it comes, girl.
You gotta try again, yeah.
Let me be the one girl.
I'll help you over him.

It's Your Thing

Do what you wanna do.
Tell ya, Who to sock it to.
I know it's your thing.
You can do what you like,
but if you want some good loving don't take all night.
I knew it from the start you had a real big heart.
Tried to hide what you feel when you shouldn't just chill.
You like bein' served with a silver spoon.
Well, you met the right guy, never serve too soon.
Oh, I like the way you talk when you look in my eye.
I can read between the lines, let's go for a ride.
If you want me to love you, maybe I will.
Believe me woman, it ain't no big deal.
Hon' you need love now, just as bad as I do.
Makes me no difference, now, who you give your thing to.
Ow, it's your thing.
Do what you wanna do.
Oh, baby I can't tell you,
who to sock it to.
It's your thing,
do what you wanna do.
Now, girl I can't tell you, who to sock it to, hey!
It's your thing.
Ah, do what you wanna do, do.
Baby I can't tell you who to sock it to.
It's your thing.
Do what you wanna do, do.
Now, girl I can't tell you
Who to sock it to.
Have no time to run your life.
I know you wanna, do, do what's right.
Oh, give your love girl to 'ever you choose.
How can you lose, uh, with the stuff you use.
Oh, it's your thing.
Do what you wanna do, do.
Girl I can't tell you, who to sock it to.
It's your thing, yeah,
do what you wanna do.
Oh, baby I can't tell you
who to sock it to.
It's your, who.

All Or Nothing

The game of love is to live it up
and baby not too high.
Don't you know, if you wanna get down with Mister P
you gotta go and let your backbone slide.
What feeling when you push it up, push it down.
You gotta push it up, push it down. Feel good.
George Michael or Marvin Gaye
it still is the same in you.
Baby don't tease. Ooh, just please
'cause you know it's just me and you.
All or nothing, push, it's got to be.
Something's gotta show when you're livin' under heat.
All or nothing, push, girl, let it be.
Take it from the pro who's rockin' to the beat.
I'm under heat oh baby, please take it slow.
Give me some time and maybe, our love will grow.
I want to suit you baby and make it right.
Take it from me babe, I wanna rock all night.
If it's good for me, it's good for you.
You gotta never let your mood get dry.
Just keep it wet and my seven forty jet
is pushing right on high.
George Michael or Marvin Gaye
it still is the same in you.
Baby don't tease. Ooh, just please
'cause you know it's just me and you.
All or nothing, push, it's got to be.
Something's gotta show when you're livin' under heat.
All or nothing, push, girl, let it be.
Take it from the pro who's rockin' to the beat.
I'm under heat oh baby, please take it slow.
Give me some time and maybe, our love will grow.
I want to suit you baby and make it right.
Take it from me babe, I wanna rock all night.
Push it up, push it down.
Push it where it feels real good.
On my lips my sweet bumble bee.
Sting me like I knew you could.
All or nothing, push, it's got to be.
Something's gotta show when you're lyin' under me.
Oh, oh, nothin' girl, let it be.
Take it from the pro, who's rockin' to the beat.

Dreams To Remember

So long babe. I'm running out of time.
I'll never forget ya. You bless this heart of mine.
Homeward bound and you lay sound asleep.
Lost and found, these mem-'ries I keep.
I've got dreams to remember.
They're all about a love in September.
Dreams to remember.
Burning like the glow of an ember.
They're all about you.
Yesterday calls like some enchanted star.
I reach up to grab, but it's no easy mark.
Sweet and low, I land back on my feet.
Romeo will have your soul to keep.
I've got dreams to remember.
They're all about a love in September.
Dreams to remember.
Burning like the glow of an ember.
They're all about you.
I've got dreams to remember.

Girl I'm Gonna Miss You

I knew it from the start you would break my heart.
But still I had to play this evil part.
You wrapped me 'round your little bitty finger
with your magic smile. You kept me
hangin' on a lover's cross a while.
You put your spell on me. Took my breath away.
But there was nothin' I could do to make you stay.
I'm gonna miss you.
All the love I feel for you,
nothin' could make me change my point of view.
Oh, girl, I'm gonna miss you baby.
Giving all the love I feel for you
couldn't make you change your point of view.
You're leaving.
Now I'm sittin' here wasting my time.
I just don't know what I should do.
It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over.
And I never will forget the day we met.
Girl, I'm gonna miss you.
Like a honeybee you took the best of me.
Now I can't erase those memories.
Like a fairytale you were so unreal.
You left a scar that's so hard to heal.
When you had a taste of paradise,
back on earth can feel as cold as ice.
I'm gonna miss you.
I'm gonna miss you, I miss you.
Giving all the love I feel for you
couldn't make you change your point of view.
You're leaving.
Now I'm sittin' here wasting my time.
I just don't know what I should do.
It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over.
And I never will forget the day we met.
Girl, I'm gonna miss you.
It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over.
And I never will forget the day we met.
Girl, I'm gonna miss you.
It's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over.
And I never will forget the day we met.
Girl, I'm gonna miss you.