"Ordinary People" as written by and John Stephens Will Adams....
Girl, I'm in love with you
This ain't the honeymoon
Passed the infatuation phase
Right in the thick of love
At times we get sick of love
Seems like we argue everyday

I know I misbehaved and you made your mistakes
And we both still got room left to grow
And though love sometimes hurts
I still put you first
And we'll make this thing work but I think maybe we should take it slow

We're just ordinary people
We don't know which way to go
'Cause we're ordinary people
Maybe we should take it slow
Take it slow, ohh
This time we'll take it slow
Take it slow, ohh
This time we'll take it slow

This ain't a movie love
No fairytale conclusion y'all
It gets more confusing everyday
Sometimes it's heaven sent
Then we head back to hell again
We kiss then we make up on the way

I hang up, you call
We rise and we fall
And we feel like just walking away
As our love advances we take second chances
Though it's not a fantasy I still want you to stay

We're just ordinary people
We don't know which way to go
'Cause we're ordinary people
Maybe we should take it slow
Take it slow, ohh
This time we'll take it slow
Take it slow, ohh
This time we'll take it slow

Take it slow
Maybe we'll live and learn
Maybe we'll crash and burn
Maybe you'll stay, maybe you'll leave
maybe you'll return
Maybe another fight
Maybe we won't survive
But maybe we'll grow
We never know Maybe you and I

We're just ordinary people
We don't know which way to go
'Cause we're ordinary people
Maybe we should take it slow

We're just ordinary people
We don't know which way to go
'Cause we're ordinary people
Maybe we should take it slow

Take it slow, ohh
This time we'll take it slow
Take it slow, ohh
This time we'll take it slow
Take it slow, slow
This time we'll take it slow
Take it slow, ohh
This time we'll take it slow


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"Ordinary People" as written by Will Adams John Stephens

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    General CommentBeautiful song; about not knowing which route to take, which path to follow, but understanding that you're human, that life doesn't always bring good things - and that's the beauty of it - you don't have all the answers. Gotta live and learn.
    LemonBlueon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song- its so realistic
    Davematthewsgrl7on February 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's the funniest comment I've ever read and I love John Legend. Haha sweet dude.
    Evadon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe said it all... that "this time we'll take it slow"..

    my fiance and i can so relate to this song.. and i think every other couple who manages to still stay together for years and make it happen will be able to relate to this song..

    simply honest and lovely..

    oh and there's a line which is not right..
    "maybe you'll never find" should be "maybe another fight"
    eckraon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlemonblue...well said...i totally agree with you both...
    this song is so powerful because it talks about the power of love and how people live life up and down from everyday actions ....
    SeReNiTyYon February 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou must have a really shitty life man...who cares if the song doesnt flow perfectly or he shifts the rhyming style...the website is songmeanings.net you fukin douche bag. Apparently you've never had anything real you cyincal cunt.

    Cheers
    71cuttyon March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not Bob Dylan. It's not intended to be.
    _ellieon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou have to be joking, right? THIS song made you lose faith in the music industry?? Im sorry but after that comment I couldnt take anything else you said seriously. You must have something against John Legend personally...
    How the hell could THIS song make you lose faith in the music industry?? even if it was an AWFUL SONG. Do you not listen to the radio? Do you know anything about the music industry? How could ANYONE who isnt out of they fuckin mind have faith in the shady shady life ruining business that is the music industry? You MUST have been joking in your post, I mean I have MTV on right now and theres this stupid ass Mariah Carey song, its AWFUL, IF you said THIS Song made you lose faith in the industry I'd understand. But this song is a song that somebody would say they have GAINED FAITH IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY for... Sorry to sound so angry and rant on but I just cant believe what you said....
    soulfool88_1on May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I said "IF you said THIS Song made you lose faith in the industry I'd understand" I was referring to the Mariah Carey song. Sorry if I confused anybody...
    soulfool88_1on May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis_song_is_bad you must have such an amazing life seeing as how you can sit on here and think of such a detailed and lengthy comment to a song that "made you loose faith in the music industry"- haha get a life.
    Hysteriaon May 22, 2005   Link

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