Rob's Music & Lyrics

Pure Life

This album has been a two year project, but the origin actually dates back to early 1999, when I met a young man named Anthony Leggett. He was a member of a church choir from the Bronx that performed at a charity event I had organized. Now roll the clock ahead 14 years.  And for the past two years I have had the good fortune of working with Anthony, now a pro in the music business known as Boogie Breeze. He is still a young man, but one who also now has a beautiful wife and bouncing baby.  While the songs, aside from the obvious few covers, are my original tunes and lyrics, Anthony was instrumental (A Pun :) in the arrangements, the beats, enhancing the hooks, and in some cases adding his special touch to the lyrics and background vocals.

10 Tracks

Together

Together is a selection of music written from the early 70's to recent times. The songs reflect emotions ranging from despair to happiness to love. They are about special people whose lives intersected with mine and added to the fabric of my life this time around ...

14 Tracks

RDVersions

RDversions is a selection of music written by Rob Davis about ...

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Lyrics

What’s Better Than This

(Show Starter) by Robin Edward Davis — 10/2004

I just got

Up here now

And look at what I see

All you smiling faces

Looking back at me

What’s better than this

That I’d like to know

Maybe a kiss or two

Right after the show

If you’re really happy

With how it goes

But for the moment

I’m just glad we’re all together

And as we’re just coming out of the gate

I’m gonna assume

That the show will be great

And there’ll be lots of kisses

Hugs will be good too

And while I certainly want to hear

All your ideas

I just want to make it clear

That I’m really happy

Being right here

After the final note is over

I’ll be out there to see all of you kids

So Ok its time to get started

Oops what you say?

Oh, I already did

What’s better than this…..!

Born To be A Lover Written by Robin Edward Davis may 1978

I used to say I was born to be a lover

Now I’m a lover without another

And I want you here to be with me

And I won’t mess around anymore

I used to think I was born to be a lover

Now I find myself without the only other

And I need you here to be with me

And I won’t mess around anymore

I won’t play around anymore

I’ll try to settle down

I won’t look when others pass by

I’ll try not to make you cry

I know I’m not easy to live with baby

I know I’ve given you a hard time

But I also know just what you mean to me

And I’ll try to change my ways

Cause the time that we’ve been together

Has been my Happiest days

I’m done with playing around

This time I’ll settle down

I’ll be good, Telling you true

Only want to be with you

Piano

Yes I know what you mean to me

and I will change my ways

You’re the only one I want to be with

Come on Baby won’t you forgive

Cause the time since you came my way

Has been my happiest days

I used to think I was born to e a lover

Now I know that I have found the only other

And I want you so to be here with me

That I won’t be messing round anymore

Don’t you believe me

I won’t mess around anymore

I swear it baby

I will not mess around anymore

Won’t mess around anymore (repeat at least twice)

All To Myself

by Robin Edward Davis–  05/31/03

All to myself I think of you

I think of things we used to do

I think of things we used to say

Think of our ups and downs

And of each

Happy yesterday

Sometimes I smile sometimes I sigh

But I keep each thought deep inside

All to myself

All to myself

All to myself

Do you remember how we’d love all night long

Do you remember how we’d sing a song as we walked along

People would stare and say what a lovely couple they make

We’d smile at each other and know they were right

Instrumental – 4 Bars

All to myself I remember you

How I deeply loved you

I remember where we’d go to walk

Laugh and dance and sing

I remember everything

You will always be there in my dreams

Of all the ones I’ve known you really loved me

Though you’ve moved on you’re still in my heart

You will always be my special one

Don’t you remember, how we’d love all night long

Don’t you remember, how we’d sing a song as we walked along

People would stare and say what a lovely couple they make

We’d smile at each other and know they were right

All to myself I think of you

I think of things we used to do

I think of things we used to say

Think of our ups and downs

And of each

Happy yesterday

All to myself

All to myself

All to myself

You’re The One

Lyrics and Music by Robin Edward Davis

Find the thing in yourself

That reflects the person you are

Look to yourself

Not to the world

All you’ll find there

They don’t care

Let it all out

Let it all out

You gotta be yourself

Be yourself

Don’t be what someone else

wants you to be

See things the way

Someone else sees

Don’t hold back

Hey don’t hold back

Find out what’s inside

Don’t let it die

Get it straight in your head

Get it straight

What you want to do

And what you want said

Do what you must

To get it done

Do what you must

To say what you want to say

Look to yourself

For answers to you

No one else sees

Or feels like you do

You are the one

The only one

Its all inside of you

You can do what you want to do

Don’t put it off

On anything else

When it comes right down

With You

by Robin Edward Davis – 9/9/14

I think I got to be with you right now

See where this thing might go

I’ll have to let the others slip away

Or I may never know

I know that otherwise I’ll always be

In this superficial game

Meet, make love then,

Oh, what’s your name

Its all such a game

Such a deception

No real connection

Just a superficial game

Is there a chance

to find real love

More than the superficial glow

that comes and goes

Someone I really want to know

Someone that I could trust

to open up and show

The parts of me

that no… one… knows….

piano 1 bars

I go thru my act

I know it well

Play my part I’m good

I’ve done it many times before

To get what I think I should

Doesn’t matter if its right or real

Just give me something I can feel

So nice…to meet

Hey, let’s close the deal

Its all such a game

such a deception

No real connection

Just a superficial game

Piano 2 bars

Shuttle Song

by Robin Edward Davis – Jan 15, 2015

I’ve been passing my time

On the Grand Central Shuttle

Heading for Times Square

Then right back again

Playin’ my guitar

Singing some sweet tune

But only for one chorus

Cause it empties out real soon

Yes I’ve been pluckin’ on my guitar

Singin’ some sweet tune

But only for one chorus

Cause it empties out so soon

Riding on this shuttle

Grand Central to Times Square

You can’t believe the characters

That you see there

But when I think about

What I’m tellin’ you

It forces me to admit

Hey I’m one of them too

Yea I’m one of them too

Oh Lord

by Robin Edward Davis — May 31,1985

Oh Lord

I’d like to have a little chat

I’m feeling Lord

Like I’ve gotten off track

The thing about it is Lord

I followed all the rules

Always did my homework

Went to college for the tools

Got a job with a big corporation Lord

A future that looked real fine

A chance to work up the ladder Lord

Get the things I always thought should be mine

Security, a pension plan

A title, my name on the door

But lately a question

Keeps popping in my mind Lord

I keep asking myself

What’s it all for

And there must be more to life

Than I’ve been led to believe

Fear something’s slipping by

I may never retrieve

And if what’s gone is gone

The question is Lord

How can I keep from losing more

I want an answer to my question Lord

I want to know

What’s it all for

Hey Lord, come on give me a crack

Show me the way to get my life on track

Hey Lord I’m counting on you to come through

Get me unstuck Lord

Show me a sign

To know my life’s had meaning

When I look back in time

There must be something more to life

Than I’ve been led to believe

Fear something’s slipping by

I may never retrieve

In My Life

by Robin Edward Davis — 5/21/09

Oh What a feeling

When I woke up this morning

And reached out and you were there

I reached and you were there

Oh what a feeling

When I finally realized

That you really care

That we have a world to share

I’ve been with others in my time

But now I’m yours and you are mine

They’re all faded out of sight

Now you’re in my life

In my mind

You are the only one I see

You are the only one for me

Instrumental 2 bars

A million bright mornings

Would not be too many

Warm evenings forever

Would still be too few

I want you and need you

So much that it seems

There aren’t enough days

In a lifetime with you

I’ve been with others in my time

But now I’m yours and you are mine

Finally got it right

You’re here in my life

In my mind

You are the only one I see

You’re the only one for me

Instrumental 8 bars

I’ll find the ways

To show you I care

There will be laughter

And good times to share

I Want To Be With You

by Rob Davis 2004

Love me or leave me

But let’s stop this foolin’ round

I must be with you

Or be on my way

I’ve been a rover

I’ve been a fool

But I want you with me

From this day

We both have our good parts

And bad parts as well

Feelings that keep us

Shut down within

Let’s tear down the fences

Plant a new garden

Let a new feeling begin

I want to be with you

Through all of life’s stories

Want to share all

The world has to give

Cause I’ve seen life alone

Seen it beside you

By you is where I want

To make my home

With you is where I belong

Here in this moment

We can come together

Give both our hearts

To a brighter new day

you know I love you

I always will

Reach out

Just take my hand

Yes I’ve loved every moment

We’ve been together

Hope I never have

A moment without you

I’ve learned all my lessons

I’ll give you my love now

Here in my arms

You’ll always be

We Can Make It

by Robin Edward Davis–  4/14/09

There is no chance

I’ll walk away

From this romance

I already knew

At the first glance

Its the right place to be

O0-oo-oo

Oh-oh-oh-oh

I think we can make it together

I can feel it here within our grasp

I think we could really be happy

I believe our love could really last

I feel like I was born to love you

Feel like it was destined to be

Can’t conceive of life without you

You and I is all I can see

I won’t let you feel down hearted

I won’t let your tears get started

I’ve got no confusion

About what you mean to me

I think we could really be happy

I believe our love could really la-a-a-ast oh-oh-oh-oh oo-oo-oo-oo

I won’t ever make you lonely

You will know that you are the only

woman that I am loving

That’s how it will be oo-oo-oo-oo- ee-ee-ee-ee oh-oh-oh-oh

I think we could really by happy

I believe our love could really last

Come on baby give me your love now

Come on baby its meant to be

Come on baby give me your love now

You and I know

Its you and me ee-ee-ee oh-oh-oh-oh oo-oo-oo-oo

I know we can make it together

You and I is all I can see

I know we could really be happy

Come on baby

Its you and me

Just met you yesterday

already I find

I have to write this song

to say what’s on my mind

Cause the nicest thing I can think of

is you and I

People keep passing through

as faces come and go

Suddenly there you are

someone I want to know

And it feels so good

just to want to let myself go

I can’t say what’s gonna be

Only I want you with me

And that’s just fine

I haven’t felt like this for a long time

I don’t know what’s in your heart

But what a nice way to start

Say its ok

I’ll stay around for another day

Just met you yesterday

already I find

Thoughts are creeping in my mind

this is the time

And if this is rushing

rushing is just fine

Just met you yesterday

I’d be a fool to say

This is really real

or could ever last

But maybe

the best things do come fast

I can’t say what’s gonna be

only I want you with me

And that’s just fine

I haven’t felt like this for a long time

I don’t know what’s in your heart

But what a great way to start

Say its ok,

And I will stay for another day

Hey baby come with me

You’re the only one I need

Let’s see if we can work it out

Try to get rid of all our doubt

Together

Hey baby you and I

We’ve been wandering all our lives

We’ve been searching for something

Maybe we can find that thing

Together

And we’ll walk through our lifetime together

We’ll sing and love, laugh and cry together

I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine

For as long as we can do it all

Together

Laughing as we go

Happy just to know

That no matter what may come along

We’re both gonna be so strong

Together, together

Yes we’ll sing, love, laugh, cry together

I’ll be yours, you’ll be mine

For as long as we can do it all

Together

Instrumental

Hey baby nothing comes free

But at least if you’re with me

We’ll have a chance to find that dream

Cause we’ll be searching for that dream,

Together

I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine

For as long as we can do it all

Together

To-ge-e-e-ther Together

To-ge-e-e-ther To-gether

Rain Day

by Robin Edward Davis 1/19/15

Walk through the fields sometimes

Where daddy would take me

To pick some flowers for mom

We’d spend hours

To find four leaf clovers

We could make wishes upon

Its been a while now

Should be over it

Time should have healed my pain

But life’s been tough

One thing after the other

I’ve just had

Way too much rain

(Bridge)

Sometimes I miss him so

All that he gave me

I know I’ll never replace

The things he always taught me

The happiness he brought me

The love my daddy gave to me

Went down to the river

Like I did with my daddy

No place I’d rather be

Watched the sticks

As they floated past me

Making their way to the sea

Its been a while now

Should be over it

Time should have healed my pain

But life’s been rough

No sunshine in sight

I’ve just had

Way too much rain

Born To be A Lover Written by Robin Edward Davis may 1978

I used to say I was born to be a lover

Now I’m a lover without another

And I want you here to be with me

And I won’t mess around anymore

I used to think I was born to be a lover

Now I find myself without the only other

And I need you here to be with me

And I won’t mess around anymore

I won’t play around anymore

I’ll try to settle down

I won’t look when others pass by

I’ll try not to make you cry

I know I’m not easy to live with baby

I know I’ve given you a hard time

But I also know just what you mean to me

And I’ll try to change my ways

Cause the time that we’ve been together

Has been my Happiest days

I’m done with playing around

This time I’ll settle down

I’ll be good, Telling you true

Only want to be with you

Piano

Yes I know what you mean to me

and I will change my ways

You’re the only one I want to be with

Come on Baby won’t you forgive

Cause the time since you came my way

Has been my happiest days

I used to think I was born to e a lover

Now I know that I have found the only other

And I want you so to be here with me

That I won’t be messing round anymore

Don’t you believe me

I won’t mess around anymore

I swear it baby

I will not mess around anymore

Won’t mess around anymore (repeat at least twice)

I Want You Near Me Written

by Robin Edward Davis 3/30/15

Do you ever wonder how I feel

Do you ever wonder what’s in my mind

Do you ever wish

There was a little door

You could open up and look inside

If there was

This is what you’d find

I want you near me

I want to be where you can hear me

I want to reach out my hand

And know I’ll find you

Standing by my side

Unafraid to show the love that you feel

Love is a fleeting sigh upon the wind

Like a wave that rushes to the shore

And rushes back again

I want you near me

(Higher) I want you near me

(Higher) I want you near me

Do you ever think about our future

Do you ever wonder what’s in store

Do you ever wish

You could look into a crystal ball

So you would know

If you could

This is what it would show

I want you near me

I want to be where you can hear me

I want to reach out my hand

Know I’ll find you

Standing by my side

Unafraid to show the love that you feel

Baby I Can’t Leave You Now written by Robin Edward Davis 05/21/80

When I think back upon the ones

That I loved most of all

You always come right

Into my mind

Amazing all the more

Because we had such little time

But you never left my heart

You never left my mind

Baby I can’t leave you now

I just can’t walk away

Its been so long since I held you near

I’ve got so much to say

Baby I can’t leave you now

Don’t tell me I must go

There are so many things to talk about

So much that you should know

The spark I felt inside me

When you called me on the phone

Has burst into a flame

Inside my heart

Remember when the flame burned bright

Those many years ago

Well Honey let’s not lose it now

Let’s never let it go

Who knows why

It didn’t work out then

What’s the point

Of even won-der-ing

The miracle is that our paths

Had taken such a turn

And here we are

Together once again

Baby I can’t leave you now

I just can’t walk away

Its been so long since I held you near

I’ve got so much to say

With Hands Entwined written by Robin Edward Davis 05/31/85

Like the morning needs the sunshine

Like the night time needs the moon

Like the valley needs green meadows

Like the desert needs its dunes

All things have their place in time

And fit in Mother Nature’s rhyme

The way we love each other

And care for one another

The way we walk our path (hold-4)

With hands entwined

And its life’s great beauty

To share love with another

We wish the world the kind of love

We’ve found with each other

Its the gift makes life worthwhile

It happens when I see you smile

I reach out and find you there

I know you truly care

You bring joy to life

With hands entwined

Instrumental

Like a flower needs the morning rain

Like a Robin needs a song

Like a baby needs its mother’s love

Like a river flows along

In this love that’s your and mine

We fit together feels so fine

Its how we need each other

And love one another

Dancing to our song

With hands entwined

And its life’s great beauty

To share love with another

We wish the world the kind of love

We’ve found with each other

I Have You

by Robin Edward Davis

I’ve got sunshine

I’ve got moonbeams

I’ve got a silver lining

To all my clouds

I’ve got rainbows

And a soft breeze

And stars that twinkle

In my clear sky

I got mountains

A gentle summer rain

The sweet fragrance

Of the meadows in Spring

I’ve got rivers

The towering redwoods

I’ve got the beauty

Of the world in you

The beauty of the world in you

But without you without you

I’d have no sunshine

I’d have no moonbeams

I’d have no silver linings

To all my clouds

I’d have no rainbows

And not a soft breeze

No stars to twinkle

In my clear sky

Without you Without you

I’d have no mountains

No gentle summer rain

No sweet fragrance

Of the meadow in Spring

I’d have no rivers

No towering Redwoods

I’d not have the beauty

Of the world in you

Instrumental

Why

by Robin Edward Davis — 5/31/10

I went out walking this evening,

Passed by the park where we always went

I knew I shouldn’t cause it would make me cry

But I did and sure enough I cried

The shock has subsided a little

And when I cried

It wasn’t the sob-wracked kind like before

It was just a real sad cry

Cause its really a shame

All this time

I just can’t imagine why

Sung:

Did you ever stop to think about our future

Or the beauty that our love brought to our lives

Did you ever stop to think about

The children we had in our dreams

The family we were going to become

Did you think about how far we brought each other

The feelings and the trusting and the fun

If you did then you would know

That its easier to go

Then work to build a life that has some meaning

Yes if you did then you would see

That its easy to be free

But hard to build a love to last for long

2 Bar instrumental

Pretty soon

Not sure when

Gonna start seeing other people again

All I ever wished for

And wanted all along

Was to share the beauty

And know where we belonged