Baker, Anita - It's Been You Lyrics




I had a dream
A love dream so tender
You were with me old friend
We gave in to sweet surrender
And I've held it in through October,
November
No wonder...
I never been the same since then

I picked up my phone
A million times to call you
But I lost my nerve
Cause every time I saw you
Like a lovesick kid,
Child it was my paranoia
You'd laugh, but instead
You read these thoughts inside my head
And it's you...

[Chorus:]
It's been you all the time
You're changing my whole state of mind
It took just a minute
But now that I'm in it
It's you
It's been you all the time
Like somebody turned on a light
You're gonna watch me shine
It's been you all the time

Now when you smile
The world opens up for me
You're just my style
And inside I do believe
We're two of a kind
How could I be so blind
My heart, it's sincere
I believe I've wanted you for years and years

[Chorus]

Now to think you've always been right here
And loneliness has been my greatest fear
Until I saw the answers in your eyes
Yes I did
And at last it's clear
Now I see that
You're the only one... for me...

[Chorus: til fade]





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Baker, Anita It's Been You Comments
  1. carwrtr1

    The first time I heard this song was on Smooth Jazz radio, and Anita Baker has some great music. I miss smooth jazz being on the radio, for it’s good stuff. Smooth Jazz is considered “today’s easy listening music.”

  2. CLAUDIA PISSOA

    Bring bck so many memories, i just appreciate this lady music.

  3. Renee Powell

    Dance the night away just slow dancing.hold me close .....

    Renee Powell

    Release me just a little then draw me back..

  4. Renee Powell

    Yes yes romanticism...

  5. Sam Rose

    I feel good, good, good....

  6. Russell Regan

    Trying 2 pick a favorite song by Anita is like opening a bag of potato chips & eating only 1 .I can't do it

  7. Donna A Bartell

    can't think of anyone who writes love songs like Anita does.

    Angel Johnson

    Donna A Bartell i agree

  8. Denise Beausoliel

    hmmm i wish the 80's could come back . i love your voice Anita Baker

  9. Artemis Zannou

    It's been you all the time... my heart is sincere... Anita...tell him...

  10. марина благовещенская

    очень красиво !!!

  11. ImmortalQueen DivA

    This song gets stuck in my mind

  12. Metro Pcsaal

    I Love This Song! Girl You Blew This One!

  13. Boss Queen

    I love this song!!! This song speaks exactly how I feel about that very special awesome partner of mine!! I love you my Sunshine drop

  14. Mark Williams

    Beautiful voice

  15. Paul Winston

    Pandora hit me with this beauty of a song and took me back to some wonderful times! 💗

  16. Aahhha Jshha

    THIS END NO MORE THEER.S MY GOD ANITA I MISS LOVE

  17. Laurie Wolfe

    Girl you tore this one up.

    Metro Pcsaal

    Yes she did!

  18. me mann

    I'M YOUR IF YOU WANT ME.

    Kevea Clarke

    I love me some Anita Baker💜❤

    me mann

    @Kevea Clarke p..

    Angel Johnson

    me mann yes

  19. me mann

    IT'S BEEN YOU.

  20. adel lekgetho

    june 2019

  21. ForeverEvon

    But now that you got me in it 4:02 that part 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

  22. Marrisa Philips

    So mad I miss her concert! 😭 Come back Cali 2019

    Makayla Johnson

    Yes Anita 🥰

    Xxsnipez74xX

    Dec.20 in LA

  23. Suzanne Stephan

    Thank you CT for sending this to me!!!!!

  24. Theresa Thurmond

    Its been you alll the time

  25. Rolance Handy

    Everytime i hear this song it brings me to tears very powerful i cry a river

  26. me mann

    It's been you all along

    me mann

    yes !!! it has....

    Metro Pcsaal

    It's awesome when you know who it is

  27. Ray fletcher

    This is Ms Sandi cut......the real deal 😘

  28. Frank Brown

    My heart wakes up when it hears this song.

    Marvin Hunt

    It's been you all the time. This song is the bomb!!! Itd been [email protected]@!!! [email protected]$%

  29. Redd Hawt

    ❤❤❤❤

  30. Yvonne Buschlinger

    When ever I listen to her music. Believe the world is good. Remain blessed. Mr Anita.

    Donna A Bartell

    yes, anita writes the beauty of love and reminds you to feel safe in a mad world...even if its for a few minutes

  31. LaToya Smith

    If you ever want to tell that special someone how you feel and can't find the words play Anita Baker. I love her music

    Metro Pcsaal

    Yeeees!

  32. Luke Slater

    That piano.. in the neighbourhood

  33. landyachtfan79

    I had a dream
    A love dream so tender
    You were with me old friend
    We gave in to sweet surrender
    And I've held it in 
    Through October, November
    No wonder I've never been 
    The same since then

    I picked up my phone
    A million times to call you
    But I lost my nerve
    Cause every time I saw you
    Like a lovesick kid,
    Child, it was my paranoia
    You'd laugh, but instead
    You read these thoughts inside my head
    And it's you...

    [Chorus:]
    It's been you all the time
    You're changing my whole state of mind
    It took just a minute
    But now that I'm in it
    It's you
    It's been you all the time
    Like somebody turned on a light
    You're gonna watch me shine
    It's been you all the time

    Now when you smile
    The world opens up for me
    You're just my style
    And inside, I do believe
    We're two of a kind
    How could I be so blind
    My heart, it's sincere
    I believe I've wanted you 
    For years and years

    [Chorus]

    Now to think you've 
    Always been right here
    And loneliness has been my greatest fear
    Until I saw the answers in your eyes
    Yes I did
    And at last it's clear
    Now I see that
    You're the only one... for me...

    [Chorus: til fade]

    Metro Pcsaal

    Thanks 😊

    Molly Mhlophe

    Perfect🔥🔥🔥💞💞💞🎶🎶🎶🎧🎧🎧🎧

  34. Chervelle Weatherley

    Love this song! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  35. Chartina Askew

    YO... ANITA BAKER IS THE REAL DEAL..🎙️🎵🎼🎶🎵🎼🎶🎸🎹🎺🥁🎷📯🎻🥁🎹🎸💃🕺😘

  36. Ms. Smith

    The perri sisters tear this song up!!!!! Fyi, they are anita'a backing vocalists and their version is superb 👍

    Kevin Mansell

    only Ms Anita Baker knows how to work it Performed it the way she needs to i do not like remakes but Anita Baker is doing It All By Herself and rightfully deserving Anita Baker It's Been You From her 1994 Rhythm of Love CD

    Kevin Mansell

    Anita Baker Does her Own thing i love all her classic Soul music no comparison

  37. Daniel Burns

    this song went to #32 on the R&B charts in 1995!!!

  38. Meon Meon

    Mood...Life is trip.. all these twist and turns 🎁

  39. Gary Watts

    I love anita baker music, this is one of my favorite one's right here. Great song anita.

    itsyaboi zionlion12

    Mine too! Sent it to an old friend --- he didn't respond back. Guess it's not me ....

    Laurie Wolfe

    Yes. I as well.

  40. Monique Lavender

    1025Always it's been youJG♏💜😎

  41. Abraham Mcfarland

    My #2 Anita song, but this is the #1 song I will be dancing to at my wedding, when that day is destined, my heart is sincere....

    Stacey Upper

    Amen it's happening for me, now.

  42. Jackie Pearson

    Oh YES!!

    Marvin Hunt

    I am where you at....