"Lately" as written by and Stevie Wonder....
Lately, I have had the strangest feeling
With no vivid reason here to find
Yet the thought of losing you's been hanging 'round my mind
Far more frequently you're wearing perfume
With you say no special place to go
But when I ask will you be coming back soon
You don't know, never know
Well, I'm a man of many wishes
Hope my premonition misses
But what I really feel my eyes won't let me hide
'Cause they always start to cry
'Cause this time could mean goodbye

Lately I've been staring in the mirror
Very slowly picking me apart
Trying to tell myself I have no reason with your heart
Just the other night while you were sleeping
I vaguely heard you whisper someone's name
But when I ask you of the thoughts your keeping
You just say nothing's changed
Well, I'm a man of many wishes
I hope my premonition misses
But what I really feel my eyes won't let me hide
'Cause they always start to cry
'Cause this time could mean goodbye, goodbye
Oh, I'm a man of many wishes
I hope my premonition misses
But what I really feel my eyes won't let me hide
'Cause they always start to cry
'Cause this time could mean goodbye


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"Lately" as written by Stevie Wonder

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    General CommentI love how the story builds up. It's such an emotional song that I wouldn't wish to happen to anybody.

    The song is self explanatory. The protagonist has his suspicions that his partner is cheating on him and he finds out that she is. But the way the song is written and portrayed is very powerful. Quotes like "what I really feel, my eyes won't let me hide ... cos they always start to cry" and "lately I've been staring in the mirror, very slowly picking me apart ... trying to tell myself I have a reason, with your heart" are exceptional.
    In my opinion, it is a very underrated song!!!
    clickbilleon June 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha..ha...ha....old stupid-funnies love story of mine
    nuzultoradaon January 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha..ha...ha....old stupid-funniest love story of mine
    nuzultoradaon January 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this soing too. Can't be bothered to explain the obvious meaning.
    simsfreqon September 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such an amazing song.
    honestly, i like the way RJ sings it.
    he puts POWER and real meaning into it (not that stevie doesn't) .. but RJ's voice is great.


    anyway. this song... is beautifully written.
    &the progression is superb.

    "Lately I've been staring in the mirror,
    very slowly picking me apart.
    Tryin' to tell myself I have no reason,
    with your heart."

    explains everything i am.
    kelli x3on December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNobody wants to be a situation like that.
    It's a sad song.
    311rhcpon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits all about a relationship on a verge of extinction.
    tetzkieon November 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how stevie uses the sense of sight in so many of his songs even though he is blind. it makes you think that maybe sight isn't always the way we generally see it.
    slanky006on September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolute genius lyrics and beautifully sung.

    "but what I really feel, my eyes won't let me hide,"

    He doesn't ned to see to get that his mrs is cheating on him-he just knows!
    donexileon December 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Yet the thought of losing you's been hanging 'round my mind"

    "Cuz this time could mean goodbye.."
    Guy1on May 21, 2011   Link

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