Saturday, February 18, 2012
Song of the Day - Step by Step - Whitney Houston
Today is Saturday, February 18th, 2012, the day that Whitney Houston will be laid to rest, and I wanted to mark the occasion with one last tribute to the fallen star.
"Step by Step" is a song Whitney recorded for the 1996 movie "The Preacher's Wife." The song was originally written and recorded by Annie Lennox and reworked into more of a down-home gospel tune by Houston. It was the first time in a long time she'd done anything up tempo and the song became a success as it climbed to #15 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. Junior Vazquez' remix of the song also made for a nice dance floor ditty! Enjoy!
Step by Step
Well there's a bridge and there's a river that I still must cross
As I'm going on my journey
Oh, I might be lost
And there's a road I have to follow, a place I have to go
Well no-one told me just how to get there
But when I get there I'll know
Cuz I'm taking it
Step By Step, Bit by Bit,
Stone By Stone (Yeah), Brick by Brick (Oh, yeah)
Step By Step, Day By Day, Mile by mile (ooh, ooh, ooh)
And this old road is rough and ruined
So many dangers along the way
So many burdens might fall upon me
So many troubles that I have to face
Oh, but I won't let my spirit fail me
Oh, I won't let my spirit go
Until I get to my destination
I'm gonna take it slowly cuz I'm making it mine
Step By Step (you know I'm taking it), bit by bit (bit by bit, come move),
stone by stone (yeah), brick by brick (brick by brick by brick by brick mmm...)
Step by step (step by step uh-huh), day by day (day by day-ee),
mile by mile (ooh), go your own way.
Say it, baby, don't give up
You got to hold on to what you got,
Oh, baby, don't give up,
You got to keep on moving on don't stop (yeah yeah).
I know you're hurting, and i know you're blue,
i know you're hurting but don't let the bad things get to you.
I'm taking it step by step (ohohoh), bit by bit (bit by bit come move),
stone by stone (stone by stone yeah), brick by brick (brick by brick by brick by brick),
Step by step (i'm gonna take it now),day by day (day by day-ee),
mile by mile (ooh), go your own way!
(c'mon baby got to keep moving),
(i'm taking it step by step), bit by bit,
stone by stone (yeah, stone by stone), brick by brick
step by step keep on moving, day by day (day by day-ee),
mile by mile by mile by mile,go your own way,
c'mon baby got to keep moving, bit by bit (bit by bit, bit by bit)....
Image Source: Billboard