Des’ree – You Gotta Be

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About Des’ree:

Desirée Annette Weeks (born 30 November 1968), stage name Des’ree, is a British R&B recording artist who rose to popularity during the 1990s. She is well known for her hits: “Feel So High” (which were recorded two different music videos), “You Gotta Be“, “Life”, and “Kissing You” (from the soundtrack of the film William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet). Des’ree has not released any new material since 2003’s Dream Soldier. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Described by Stuart Elliott in The New York Times as “an infectiously sunny tune about the affirmative powers of self-confidence,” “You Gotta Be” according to Des’ree is, like all the songs on its parent album, “about having the inner strength to figure out who you are” with “You Gotta Be” specifically being “born out of me stopping myself and thinking everyday how you gotta be something. You have to be cool and calm in [one] situation, and then you have to be bold and strong in another situation.” Des’ree drew inspiration for “You Gotta Be” from the Shakti Gawain book Creative Visualization which had abetted the singer’s recovery from a painful romantic breakup; “I’ve always been blindly optimistic, and that [book] helped me rise from my melancholia,” explains Des’ree who it is said “swears by daily affirmations.”

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You Gotta Be” was released several times in the UK: first in April 1994, then in 1995, and in 1999 in a remixed version because of its use in the 1999 Ford Focus advertising campaign and following the success of Des’ree‘s previous singles “Life” and “Kissing You”. The latter release of “You Gotta Be” charted in its highest position out of all three releases in the UK, peaking at #10. This version, entitled the “1999 Mix” was added to a re-issue of her third studio album Supernatural. The 1995 release peaked at #5 in the United States and is the most popular version of the song. The remixed version of the song was released in 1998 in Spain, and went to #1 there.

lyrics:

Listen as your day unfolds, challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears, stand up and be counted
Don’t be ashamed to cry

You gotta be
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Herald what your mother said
Reading the books your father read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time
Some may have more cash than you
Others take a different view, my oh my, heh, hey

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Don’t ask no questions, it goes on without you
Leaving you behind if you can’t stand the pace
The world keeps on spinning
You can’t stop it, if you try to
This time it’s danger staring you in the face

Remember, listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears, my oh my heh, hey, hey

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

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