DeBarge, El - Joyful Lyrics




Getting crazy, don't faze me, ask me why and I ask you why not
So the symptom of human nature and things are falling apart they are turning to
Disappointers all there seems lessons for the heart baby
And no I wouldn't trade you for the world
I wanna hit the end before we start girl listen to me
Stop roll me round, settle down you can't erase this,
You got me so I got you, don't be afraid to lose, appreciate it

It's so joyful feeling the pain again I get myself in trouble whenever I try to resist
I learned to embrace the struggle whether I loose or win
I'm living indeed so joyful to feel the pain and love again
Now here's a message for the young and restless it might take you some time to really get it
Don't take your baby for granted sometimes you gotta give her a lie to get a little bit so
Stop roll me round, settle down you can't replace what you can never...
... hear the sound in your heart, you better try to win cause you got a lot to loose
So it's really up to you, to appreciate it
It's so joyful feeling the pain again I get myself in trouble whenever I try to resist
I learned to embrace the struggle whether I loose or win
I'm living indeed so joyful here I go again, I'm... away, but I gotta know the route
So I'm opening out to you, I can feel you now, and I need you to show me how
I feel just like a flower in the rain who waits for the sun to shine again, but I appreciate you

It's so joyful feeling the pain again I get myself in trouble whenever I try to resist
I learned to embrace the struggle whether I loose or win
I'm living indeed so joyful to feel the pain and love again
It's so joyful feeling the pain again I get myself in trouble whenever I try to resist
I learned to embrace the struggle whether I loose or win
I'm living indeed so joyful to feel the pain and love again
Being in love again, oh yeah, I'm living my life again
This time I'm gonna win, this time I'm gonna win
I'm already gonna win,.. baby
Guess I better leave, tears in my eyes, there's no surprise baby,
Can't shake you baby, guess I better leave, a, baby?
Just better leave, this was supposed to be, don't try to change it
Baby just let it be,.. yeah baby
Guess I better leave, tears in my eyes, there's no surprise baby,
Can't shake you baby, guess I better leave, a, baby?
Just better leave, this was supposed to be, don't try to change it
Baby just let it be,.. yeah baby





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  1. Golden Voice

    Their really are the no words for a voice this beautiful, l hope this young man can stay on the right path.

  2. Gwendolyn Hall

    Gwendolyn hall love her baby el debarge forever for life and the debarge family el debarge is love of my life

  3. Kimberly Little

    Who else started the song over in 2019 😱💥❤😱💥❤😱💥❤😱💥❤💯

  4. Kimberly Little

    Best R&B GROUP TO EVER COME OUT I THANK GOD FOR EM THEY ARE MORE THAN A SOUND 💯😭💫💯💫😭💢🏢🎀❤

  5. Kimberly Little

    2020 song

  6. Kimberly Little

    Best song ever i dream one day to sing it to the group 😱💯💎💎💎💎💎💋

  7. Chene MC

    4:29 SO Bobby DeBarge! 😍

  8. Young Love

    I love this song

  9. Sakinna

    A million 👍🏾

  10. Bruce Porter

    So smooth

  11. Carol Nash

    2nd chance got it going on. Lots of nothing but GOOD STUFF. FOR REAL. EL HAS IT GOING ON STILL. I LOVE THIS C.D. IBREALLY DO!!!!❤❤❤❤🎼🎵🎶🎹.

    Carol Nash

    I really do...sorry.

  12. William Wright

    I love El Debarge forever. Tyson

  13. Melissa Causey

    OMG...El sounds so much Like His beloved Big Brother Bobby!

  14. Terrance Harvey

    Beautiful song Mr. Debarge! I grew up listen to your music 🎼🎶🎵

  15. Terrance Harvey

    El de barge always been one of best singers of all-times.

  16. Yvette West

    I have always loved El Debarge, his voice is magical, it makes me feel good

    Rohan Padiyar

    Same here. El made his music the soundtrack of my life. Here are some perfect examples of how I used his music for a certain scenario:
    "Love Always" and "All This Love" were when I was being driven to the prom with my prom date by my dad
    "Rhythm Of The Night" and "Who's Johnny" were when I entertained my one high school classmate named Jimmy for his birthday party, who ironically is a musician and likes music by El DeBarge.
    "The Other Side" was when I lost my grandmother back in 2010, which ironically was when the "Second Chance" album released.
    "Second Chance" was when I was getting more social with my high school friends and hanging out with them again.
    "Format" was when I contact my friends from high school and my family via Facebook.

  17. Christy

    I love him.

  18. Lisa Atampuri

    I'm crying listening to this. So worried we will lose this talented and gifted brother. I pray his demons have disappeared. El Debarge cannot be replaced.

  19. Liz Army of 1

    Wether i lose or i win....

  20. Liz Army of 1

    Don't take your baby for granted.

  21. Alice Belcher

    Why did he EVER STOP singing! OM goodness. I LOVE HIS VOICE!

  22. Sarakiah Mebemeye

    Beautiful message in this one, have to listen close to get it!!!

  23. SugarHillLady

    This is what genius can do. Thank you, El.

    Rohan Padiyar

    Thanks El, for making your music the soundtrack of my life!

  24. Willie Thomas

    I am still following you and still embracing the struggle. Take care of yourself darling, you are so loved by so many, we pray for you, you are in so many 💕 ♥️ hearts🎹

  25. factsaregrand

    Brilliant and strong a human being there is . El DeBarge , his family , very gifted. Time to make a TV film about his life and the DeBarge family . Great artist!

  26. Stephanie Parker

    Here’s a song for the young and restless!!!!

  27. Stephanie Parker

    Beautiful song, I never get tired of listening to your music

  28. Stephanie Parker

    Ok I’m a El fan ,I listen to his music almost everyday ,I tell everyone his in concert on my iPad lol ,still waiting for his live performance

  29. Mary D

    This man is amazing and blessed

  30. Pj Mills

    I Learn To Embrace The Struggle Weather I Lose Or I Win!!

  31. Ivy Hunter

    Love this song

  32. Andrew Flood

    i love this song !!

  33. Gail Frank

    El Prince Michael. ...In that order

  34. Scherrie Banks

    I love me some El. I've had a crush on him since 1985 & it's never going away.

  35. Chene MC

    Bobby is smiling on his baby brother from heaven. El is carrying the legacy of Bobby wherever he goes. God bless you, El.

    jackie parker

    Chene MC El is the master mind behind the debarge family

    Nathaniel Williams

    jackie parker Bobby was the master mind

    mdna72

    El say he is a perfectionist.And that Bobby was perfect

  36. marvelandgroup

    I wish Bobby was alive to sing this. He would have been so intense on this song.

    Rohan Padiyar

    It does have that Switch sound.

  37. Renee Mcguire

    A very talented brother

    Lurlene Jennings

    I'm sorry I'm late i always be a debarge fan and El you keep on I'm proud of you cause God is a God of second chance and more, stay strong my brother

  38. Gwendolyn Hall

    ever time i listen to my el debarge he just got a wonder voice love you babe

  39. Gwendolyn Hall

    i love el debarge made god bless you ever day ask you keep sing he got more plan for you and mom debarge and your family

  40. Gwendolyn Hall

    i love this song buy el debarge

  41. Lisa Crosley

    This whole CD is fire! Every song is relatable to some moments I've gone through in my life.

    Noble Strength

    Lisa Crosley I agree!

  42. Israel Simpson

    legendary too bad y'all dont know it...#Michstandup!!!!!🏆🏆🎓🏀💰💰🐕😇😎

    Michelle Johnson

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  43. Maryam

    He is a gift from God. His voice is magical.

    Christy

    You know that's right. That's my dream husband! LOL!

  44. Lisa Crosley

    Omg! This is so beautiful. I've listened to it three times already!

    Annette Jenkins

    Still listening!-Its Beautiful!!!

    jackie parker

    Lisa Crosley eldebarge Still got that girl voice when he sings high pitch voice oh yeah.

    Debbie Byrd

    I performed this very song at my talent show and killed it 😎😎

  45. Brenda Robinson

    Oh my goodness! El is just fabulous. Love everything El!

  46. Michelle Summer

    2016 and I heard the hook from 2010 on the reality show when he wrote it with Jimmy Jamm and Terry Lewis and it had that ring to it! Love El. I agree, he can't do no wrong! I am so mad I missed him in D. C. on mother's day 2016, but I'll be at the next one if I have to go stag!

  47. keshamarie1

    Nothing but beautiful. Love me some El!! ❤

  48. Julia Naylor

    Omg!!! I love this song just heard it for the first time 2 days ago, Damn Eldra you can do no wrong wit ur sexy ass, still listening in 2016.💯💯😍😍💪💪

  49. Julia Naylor

    Omg!!! I love this song just heard it for the first time 2 days ago, Damn Eldra you can do no wrong wit ur sexy ass, still listening in 2016.💯💯😍😍💪💪

  50. Rohan Padiyar

    This reminds me of "What you won't do for love" by Bobby Caldwell.

    The Java Tree Press

    +Rohan Padiyar Yeah, those horns towards the end...LOVE IT

    Itz Brook

    omg ikr they're all so talented

  51. Annette Jenkins

    Never gets Old!!!

  52. Delphine Carter

    God knows what el stills has the talent to sing he has a wonderful voice he looks good too

  53. Makeba Gray

    This is my favorite song on the album.... I put this on repeat.... El is the best 😍😍😍

    Makeba Gray

    Girl!!!! I am so jealous!!! Hopefully he comes to STL or Chicago, please Lawd!!!!

    Annette Jenkins

    @Makeba Gray you would enjoy!-Hope he does!

    meandemjay

    YESS REPEATREPEATREPEAT

    Itz Brook

    same XD

  54. Willie Thomas

    Thank you  El your messages  I have been embracing struggle. I will continue to do so.  You are a great teacher on choosing to struggle vs win or o
    loose

  55. Toni D

    Omg I love this song...his whole cd was good..I can totally relate to this song...one of my faves off this cd!

    Rohan Padiyar

    That's right. El can make his music the soundtrack of your life. "The Other Side" relates to when I lost my grandmother in 2010. He made his music the soundtrack of my life.

    Toni D

    @Rohan Padiyar sorry for your loss.I agree with you on that! I hope he's working on new music

  56. Masters of Metal Training and Fitness Equipment

    This song is so exquisitely perfect I can't even wrap my head around it. Absolute perfection. EMBRACE THE STRUGGLE.

  57. louisa cabrera

       I love this song!

  58. Emelio A. Salazar

    In this world of chaos and sorrow, God is still there to protect us. We should be "joyful"!!

  59. Vincent Walker

    I listened to this track 10 times in a row. So uplifting.

    Masters of Metal Training and Fitness Equipment

    Just 10?  Did you have somewhere to go?  :)  

  60. Jae Morten

    This entire CD is awesome! But this song is my favorite! El...is so gifted I'm so glad that he came back into the R&B world. We sure do need his music!!!!

    Rohan Padiyar

    That's right, El made his music the soundtrack of my life!

    Kandi Kane

    Jae, you are correct, the entire SECOND CHANCE CD is great, every song is amazing and of good quality , I just recently purchased CD about 2 weeks ago and i haven’t stopped playing it yet. Love El and his family, I wish them well and continued blessings.

  61. queen analisa

    WITH PEN IN HAND THAT BROTHA DID THAT! JOYFUL TO FEEL THE PAIN AGAIN GET MYSELF IN TROUBLE WHEN I TRY TO RESIST I FEEL U FOREAL EL I LEARN TO EMBRACE THE STRUGGLE YEAH THATS A POWERFUL PLACE TO B IN WHETHER I WIN OR LOSE MMMMM....... POWERFUL!!!!! IF WE COULD LEARN TO LIVE IN THAT PLACE AND UNDERSTAND THAT PAIN IS A PART OF LIFE RUNNING FROM THE PAIN CAUSES ADDICTIONS! DONT RUN EMBRACE!! AHHH U PREACHING EL BABY B BLESSED AND LIVE IT!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU

  62. Apostle Derrek

    El your Gift stands on it's on merit! Beautiful Song..

  63. rivotte1822

    Bobby's beautiful voice was all in El's beautiful voice , what a lovely song . RIP Bobby (03-05-56 to 08-16-95).

  64. Shemet3

    El another wonderful one! Love it!

  65. yahcoful

    DANG! THIS IS GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Monique Smith

    i loooovvvveeee u eldra!!!

  67. WestIndian C.

    Happy Birthday forever Eldra P. DeBarge. I wish you had a clue.......... hold it down and stay glued love. You've got this and we've got you! Soul and spirituality runs through you and only a few others can share that glory. One of my 2 favourites on the album.

  68. Lisa Valerio

    what can i say but beautiful....... what a wonderful song

  69. Reavenn Bray

    @kelikel2 I gotta check that out yo . Das one of my favorite male singers of all time.

  70. kelikel2

    @eknewpiz
    Look for El Debarje on TJMS. Its a 16 minute interview. But the part where he mentions Bobby's presence is from12:30.
    Enjoy ;-)

  71. Arielle Nicole Wallace

    @Indigite99 he went back to rehab a couple months ago because of relapse but I hope he leaves soon...

  72. Reavenn Bray

    @kelikel2 wow yo he really said dat, das crazy?I guest I was rite . I am a big Debarge fan , i been listening to them since i was born so it dont super surprise me but if ya listen to El old stuff he is the only one that came close to sounding jus like him.

  73. kelikel2

    @eknewpiz Your right about the Switch Bobby sound..I've read /heard an interviw in which he says he felt his late brother's spirit whe he ws penning this song!

  74. gracyas1

    Just wonderful !!!!!

  75. Journey Girls of B.O.C. by Dronellar

    loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove this!

  76. Jody Pate

    excellent!!

  77. Yvette Gibbs

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!! I really feel Bobby in this song, but El makes it his own. DeBarge has always been able to speak to me. Over the years they have sang what Ive felt. Thank God for Ma & Pop DeBarge for giving us the joy of song.

  78. Danita Glass

    i love this song

  79. tay bizzle

    loveee this song !!!

  80. 187chick

    I bought El"s album because of this song. I love the way how it ends!!!!

  81. chessman60619

    Make no mistake about it. El channeled the sound of Bobby and Switch. Music like this is hard to come by these days!!! I'm glad El is getting the help he needs, El you are in my prayers. In the song he talks about embracing the struggle. You will overcome this El.

  82. chessman60619

    Make no mistake about it. El channeled the sound of Bobby and Switch. Music like this is hard to come by these days!!!

  83. DebsLuvsMusic

    Loving it from 3:03 right to the end.........mmmmmmm soooo smoooooth!!!!!

    Dwaine Hicks

    Yes & Goes Right Into "Sexy Lady"

  84. mashallw

    @galaxia523 I use to think he sang with switch and debarge, until there were two different debarge brothers in either group. Thats why I think El can release Bobby's last cd since it went nowhere and only Youtube people has heard it. They should think about that heavely then do it.

  85. mashallw

    @galaxia523 I use to think he sang with switch and debarge, until there were two different debarge brothers in either group. Thats why I think El can release Bobby's last cd since it went nowhere and only Youtube people has heard it. The should think about that heavely then do it.

  86. Brownsugar M

    This reminds me of his Debarge era. Same beat and sound. He really thought out this album. Some old and some new but just good music. I am so proud of him. I am glad he went to rehab. I want more of this good stuff.

  87. kelikel2

    People are mocking El for his relapse! That is part if the struggle! Continue being true to yourself and to God. Don't be ashamed to embrace the struggle and ask for help whenever you r in need El!! I'm backing you to win!! You r more than a conqueror!!!

    Niesha McCoy

    kelikel2 I consider those people haters. Some of those people want to hold his past against him but there's always going to be haters but El is a winner because in 2018, he's still in the game. He's not going anywhere.

    Veronica Brown

    Niesha McCoy ,,,,,

  88. WestIndian C.

    One of my favourites......

  89. Stars of Sound Productions

    It even has that Switch flavor...Sounds like Bobby DeBarge wrote this. But it sounds like it's dragging on Youtube. I absolutely love this song! Get well, El! We're out here for you when you come out...Proud of you for noticing you needed help with this. Sometimes we can't fight a war on our own. So get well, bruh!

  90. Sasha J

    @schoolmom32 I know what u mean about "The Other Side". He knew damn well what he was doing w/ that track.......Good Lawd

  91. charles walker

    Wonderful CD

  92. mashallw

    What I think would be a great idea, is if El would rerelease Bobby"s last cd it's not over. Nobody really heard it if they didn't hear it on the tube. The songs are great and who can tell the difference in their voices? I'm not sure if the cd was ever released at all, the only place I heard it is on youtube. I think that's a great thought. I hope the powers that be sees this,and it is apporiately titled "it's not over" It's not over for El and the memory of Bobby will never be over.

  93. iluvren

    Truly feeling this one! I am hyping this CD to EVERYONE! Love love love it! I can't believe I slept on this CD for so long. I'm telling everyone I know to buy this it. This is good music right here!

  94. Nytro41

    Awesome track , fresh yet a old skool Debarge/Switch sound, the last minute & a half is highly addictive-layered vocals are mesmerizing!

  95. 1unique spirit

    Beautiful lyrics!

  96. port2344chester

    THIS TRAX MAKES ME FEEL WARM ALL OVER..TOP NOTCH MATERIAL.. runs lap around other main stream material!! brother El.. welcome home .. you were missed BIG TIME! Sing that JOINT.. man i cant get enough of this SMOKIN TRAX.... WOULD LOVE TO HEAR A NEW ALBUM FROM THE DeBarge FAMILY!
    Keep em comin @dogboy1.. we love you El...Peace & 1 LOVE! ....Port

  97. Jurina Harris

    Beautiful Song El! Keep it up! I love you! <3

  98. Modelt5000

    I really love this song and second chance also. I am so glad to see you back El.. This is truly a SECOND CHANCE!! and I am so excited for you. You are like one of our greats, from our beloved MOTOWN HISTORY!! WELCOME BACK!!!! KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!! and HOLD ON TO GOD'S EVER LOVING HAND!! He will see you through!!! GOD BLESS YOU on your new CD!!! LUV ALWAYS!! OH yeah!! been seeing you all over BET!! still looking good!!!

  99. Beverly Tunstall

    love this! and agree this is a great tribute to Bobby Debarge. Love U El and the rest of the Debarge family......♥

  100. SaturnStar7

    Another favorite from this CD. The vocal layering near the end of the song is so beautiful.