"Private Party" as written by and India Arie/burch Simpson....
[Chorus:]
I'm having a private party
Ain't nobody here but me, my angels, and my guitar, singin'
"Baby, look how far we've come, yeah"
I'm havin' a private party
Learning how to love me
Celebrating the woman I've become, yeah

I tried to call my mother, but
She didn't get where I was going
I called my boyfriend, and he said
"Call me back a little later, baby."
I hung up the phone, I felt so alone
Started to feel a little pity
That's when I realized that I
Gotta find the joy inside of me

[Chorus]

I'm gonna take off all my clothes
Look at myself in the mirror
We're gonna have a conversation
We're gonna heal the disconnection
I don't remember when it started
But this is where it's gonna end
My body is beautiful and sacred
And I'm gonna celebrate it

[Chorus]

All my life (all my life)
I've been looking for (I've been looking for)
Somebody else (else)
To make me whole (oh)
But I had to learn the hard way (oh)
True love began with me (oh)
This is not ego or vanity (oh)
I'm just celebrating me

[Chorus]

Sometimes I'm alone, but never lonely
That's what I've come to realize
I've learned to love the quiet moments
The Sunday mornings of life
Where I can reach deep down inside
Or out into the universe
I can laugh until I cry
Or I can cry away the hurt

[Chorus]

Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to me (Happy birthday to me, ooo)
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday

[Chorus x 2]


Lyrics submitted by Pryncess33

"Private Party" as written by Branden Burch India Arie

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentthis happens to me all the tme

    i wake up in the morning and i'm all alone, I look in the mirror and watch myself and just think...yeah, another day, look at what i got, i got outta school, found a job, got into a band...i'm happy about it.... and then i just feel good with that, i just dance around, put some good music and incense and treat myself up!
    iluvfarrobaon January 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is great. because you can actually tell that india loves herself. not arrogantly but just genuine self-respect. its beautiful. she oozes self-love!
    darliaon April 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentshe's comfortable in her own skin..."alone but never lonely" is a great line. This song is an all natural anti-deppressant.
    obscuredmercuryon September 21, 2009   Link

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