♫ Truly ♫

Some nights, ya just want some Lionel, y’know?  This is one of those nights.  I’ve got worries on my mind tonight, and I want Lionel to take them away for just a few minutes.

Released in 1982, this was Lionel’s first solo single after leaving the Commodores earlier in the year.  Richie’s co-producer on this track was James Anthony Carmichael, who worked on most of the Commodores material.  Richie wrote the song and co-produced it with James Anthony Carmichael.

After 18 nominations (mostly for songs with the Commodores), Richie finally won his first Grammy when this took the award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male in 1983. Richie almost skipped the ceremony, as he was nominated each of the previous five years and had come up empty handed each time.

Lionel Richie

Girl, tell me only this
That I’ll have your heart for always
And you want me by your side
Whispering the words “I’ll always love you”

And forever
I will be your lover
And I know if you really care
I will always be there

I need to tell you this
There’s no other love like your love
And I, as long as I live
I’ll give you all the joy
My heart and soul can give

Let me hold you
I need to have you near me
And I feel with you in my arms
This love will last forever

Because I’m truly
Truly in love with you, girl
I’m truly head over heels with your love
I need you, and with your love I’m free
And truly, you know you’re all right

With me

Songwriters: Lionel Richie
Truly lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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