Stephanie Mills - Give It Half a Chance Lyrics




I wake up
In the middle of a dream
To an unfamiliar scene
Wonder what I fell into

Who knows why
People look for alibis
In a passing stranger's eyes
What am I supposed to do

So tonight
Tell me that you love me, tonight
The only way to know is to try
Give it half a chance

And the glow
From the bathroom down the hall
Lights a mirror on a wall
Where a stranger stares at me

Hello stranger, where you been?
Do you still remember when?
Well, every heartache has an end
And maybe yours is on the way

So tonight
Tell me that you love me, tonight
The only way to know is to try
Give it half a chance

One by one
Let the nights go on
And you won't need yesterday beside you
See yourself in love again
And believe in the arms you're in tonight
Try

Give it half a chance
Give it half a chance
Tell me
That you love me, babe
That you need me, babe

Tell me that you love
Tell me
Tell me that you love
Lean on love and love will grow

Give it just half a chance
Lean on love and love will grow
Give it just half a chance
Lean on love and love will grow

Give it just half a chance
Lean on love and love will grow
Give it just half a chance





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Stephanie Mills Give It Half a Chance Comments
  1. Utha Smith

    Still.listening 2020

  2. piero Zangari

    "GIVE IT HALF A CHANCE ", " ONLY WAY TO KNOW IS TO TRY " STILL GET GOOSE BUMPS IN 2019 !!!

  3. MsQueenPattiTv

    YessSsssSSSSsss ...!"

  4. Utha Smith

    my favorite Stephanie Mills song so underrated. Still listening in 2019

  5. D Jackson

    ✊💯💝✌2019

  6. Stargazer26

    Totally agree, my all time favorite song by Stephanie. It's perfect in every way.

  7. Utha Smith

    My favorite song she deserves an award

  8. Ronald Elston

    THANX TO STEPHEN BISHOP THE TRUE WRITER OF THIS CLASSIC SONG CHECK IT OUT PEOPLE TRUTH😚

  9. Mulah Brzee Stubbs

    I sang this when I was young 1986 or so

  10. Utha smith

    My jam 2018 still

  11. Brian Tatum

    This song brings back so many memories of my freshman year of high school 1984.

  12. Futuristic Concepts

    This song reminds me of someone who wants to move on but the love and deep emotion that is held for someone gives a true moment of pause. You weigh your options and yet you still find that you love that special someone. So to that I say this...give it another go and it's going to take equal effort on both parts. Even a candle blows out by itself sometimes. If the love is strong look in a mirror and dig deep within yourself. If you can discover once again the magic that brought you two together then I agree with Stephanie...give it half a chance.

  13. Utha smith

    I used to sing as a kid. Luv this song. Auntie Brenda could sing any song.r.i.p. Auntie luv you.😇💙

  14. Cole Fortier

    so much better than Kenny's. Beautiful production and marvelous instrumentation!

  15. VIBININTHED

    Does Ms. Mills ever sing this at concerts?

  16. miranda tate

    This is a song for a time when you've shared an unsaid crush with someone and on the third date it's late, you've both had a wonderful evening and the time is quiet. This song is playing and you get that first heartfelt kiss and look deep in each other's eyes lost for words. Then you both smile and cuddle, exhaling at the same time. Magical. Love. Give it half a chance. A beautiful thing. Yes indeed.

  17. VIBININTHED

    my favorite song

  18. Charmaine Belton

    love this song bring back beautiful memories

  19. Oscar Alexander

    I'm forever a fan,tell stephanie we need another slow Ballard

  20. Oscar Alexander

    I know when I first heard stephanie, it was the album that had "WHAT CHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVING ".... YEARS AGO AND THAT SEALED THE DEAL FOR ME......EVER LASTING LIVE

    Antonio ///

    Thanx for still being around..

    Oscar Alexander

    Always

  21. Mzmuziq54

    She always give you a smooth ballad on all of album or cd. I have them all from the days of Motown, yes Motown. She to me is the premier vocalist.

    Antonio ///

    Wow, thanx!

    DEAN JOSEF MARTELL

    I started buying her lps/cds in 1979 with "WHAT CHA' GONNA DO........." since i have heard the 2 Motown albums respectully 1974 & 1975. Stephaniie sings I've Got The Cure & Merciless are my 2 Favorite SM lps. DM

  22. Christopher Jarvis

    I love this song. It's one of my favorites. I also like it by Kenny Loggins as well from his 1979 album "Keep the Fire".

  23. Oscar Alexander

    damn this smooth vibration sounds good great job stephanie

  24. Stargazer26

    My all time favorite Stephanie Mills song, it is perfection and her emotional, heartfelt vocal never fails to move me. I also love the Kenny Loggins original version, but Stephanie's really has my heart.

    Mike X

    agreed!

  25. Kay Ruffin

    this is the best song from this album I play it everytime i play my music at home i have in my CD player in my car I love it thanks Stephanie love ya girl

    Deondrick Woodard

    +Kay Ruffin not really i love this song so much there is another one on that ive got the cure album called the medicine song

  26. breezystuff

    Stephanie's best song ever.

  27. osvaldoe

    One of the best songs from the "I've Got the Cure" album. Still get chills listening this. What a voice.

    Antonio ///

    +osvaldoe Yes!

  28. Keynin Jupiter

    EVERYTHING!

  29. Deondrick Woodard

    Kenny loggins wrote this for Stephanie this song just stuck with me I love give it half a chance.

    Deondrick Woodard

    @Deondrick Woodard sad didn't know that George duke passed away wow r.i.p.

    Deondrick Woodard

    @Deondrick Woodard 1984

    VirgoDar

    +Deondrick Woodard He co-wrote the song but not FOR Stephanie. It was on one of his albums years before.

    Marvin Mcoy

    This is, and always will be, one of my favorites.

    Ronald Elston

    NO HE DIDN'T WRITE THIS FOR HER HE DIDN'T WRITE IT ,WHO WROTE THIS AND SUNG IT FIRST WAS STEPHEN BISHOP AND THEN KENNY REMADE IT THEN STEPHANIE LATER😀

  30. Lovell Samuelsjr

    This is the shit dam she can sang I like Kenny singing this too but she nail it

    Antonio ///

    An amazing job on this one.

    Lovell Samuelsjr

    O OK cool I will try and see if she coming to the bay area

  31. Tamika Young

    "I wake up
    In the middle of a dream
    To an unfamiliar scene
    Wonder what I fell into

    Who knows why
    People look for alibis
    In a passing stranger's eyes
    What am I supposed to do

    So tonight
    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    The only way to know is to try
    Give it half a chance

    And the glow
    From the bathroom down the hall
    Lights a mirror on a wall
    Where a stranger stares at me

    Hello stranger, where you been?
    Do you still remember when?
    Well, every heartache has an end
    'N maybe yours is on the way

    So tonight
    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    The only way to know is to try
    Give it half a chance

    One by one
    Let the nights go on
    And you won't need yesterday beside you
    See yourself in love again
    And believe in the arms you're in
    Tonight
    Try
    Give it half a chance
    Give it half a chance
    Tell me 
    That you love me babe
    That you need me babe
    Tell me that you love
    Tell me
    Tell me that you love
    Lean on love and love will grow 
    Give it just half a chance
    Lean on love and love will grow 
    Give it just half a chance 
    Lean on love and love will grow
    Give it just half a chance 
    Lean on love and love will grow
    Give it just half a chance

    (Actual Complete Lyrics!)

    Antonio ///

    Got me over here smiling :)

    Marvin Mcoy

    Thank you

    Markus L.

    One of my favorites by Stephanie!

  32. Tamika Young

    Found Some Lyrics, Maybe they will help


    "I wake up
    In the middle of a dream
    To an unfamiliar scene
    I wonder what I fell into

    Who knows why
    People look for alibis
    In a passing stranger's eyes
    What am I supposed to do

    So tonight
    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    The only way to know is to try
    Tonight, give it half a chance

    And the glow
    From the bathroom down the hall
    Lights a mirror on a wall
    Where a stranger stares at me

    Hello, stranger, where you been?
    Do you still remember when?
    Well, every heartache has an end
    'N maybe yours is on the way

    So tonight
    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    The only way to know is to try
    Tonight, give it half a chance

    One by one
    Let the nights go on
    And you won't need yesterday beside you
    See yourself in love again
    And believe in the arms you're in
    Tonight

    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    The only way to know is to try
    Give it half a chance

    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    Tell me that you love me, tonight
    Tell me that you love me, tonight"

    Tamika Young

    @Victor Antonio I have loved this since I was a very young child. I have looked high and low for it. Still can't locate it on CD. I am glad I can finally YouTube it. That was impossible at first so it is much appreciated. It takes me back to a very protective place in life. There is no real music anymore. I love Stephanie. She's my favorite. I thought I'd add the lyrics because you can only find Kenny's and those aren't hers. Lol. Stephanie's lyrics belong to Stephanie. Thanks again.

    Antonio ///

    Thanx for loving and appreciating her talent for so long. Are we connected on Facebook?
    http://www.amazon.com/Ive-Got-Cure-Stephanie-Mills/dp/B00APQ69VI/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1421118065&sr=8-10&keywords=stephanie+mills

    Tamika Young

    No. I'm not on Facebook.

    Tamika Young

    Thanks for the link.

    Antonio ///

    You're welcome..

  33. Shelinda Harris

    Always loved this song. Played it over and over

    Antonio ///

    Great, great song..

  34. girl123boy456

    Is that her only son she is pictured with, he looks a lot like her?

    Antonio ///

    I don't know what picture you're talking about so I can't answer that but yes, she only has one son.

    Gregory Cruse

    @Victor Antonio Victor, now you know full well that girl123boy456 was referring to the photo of you and Stephanie...the one you included above. LOL

    Gregory Cruse

    Girl123boy456, no, that was not Stephanie's son. The young man with her in the photo is Victor Antonio, a good friend of Stephanie's, and the one who posted the song. :-)

  35. Don Dupri

    Stephanie mills, I always love your voice, and always love you,as a songstress, you always kept singing,you never let nothin stop you,because without you there's no song,love you forever songstress.

  36. Angelia Collier

    My friend Niecy used to blow this song. She was murdered in 1988; man, I miss listening to her sing.

    Antonio ///

    I'm sorry Angelica..

  37. chochip10

    I hate I missed her at the Howard in DC. Love this song. Thanks for posting. Memories of Knoxville College.

    Antonio ///

    If you're following me on facebook I'll let you know when she'll be back in your area.

    chochip10

    I will and thank you!

    Antonio ///

    My pleasure..

  38. KentAZ58

    Best song Stephanie Mills ever did.  And it's almost impossible to find anymore.  Thanks for posting!

    Antonio ///

    Thanx..

    Bryan Cee

    Soulful rendition and also one of my favorite ballads of S. Mills. I was watching an interview where she stated that this and Home were two of her favorites that she never tires of singing. Then why like you stated is it virtually imposible to find this song!:) I actually have a copy of the album, but I would like to have a remastered version on cd. Anyway, great song and I appreciate your post.

    Antonio ///

    Thanx Michael..

    Kelvin Burns

    You can find this song at a record store here in Minneapolis Minnesota you can order it the place is called Electric Fetus

  39. Anne Hamilton

    Still a beautiful ballad......Rest In Heavenly Peace, Legendary Mr. George Duke.

  40. Antonio ///

    Thanx for loving her and I will tell her..

  41. Keynin Jupiter

    Well sir, don't stop there.. Tell her that "I Had A Talk With GOD & Touch Me Now" are also some of my favorite songs and performances in the WORLD! I LOVE me some Ms. Mills!!!!

  42. Antonio ///

    Keynin, I will send her tis email so she will know..

  43. Keynin Jupiter

    I wish Stephanie Mills knew what her singing this song does to me. This song here brings me out of every depressive state that I'm in...

  44. Antonio ///

    Thanx for loving it..

  45. candeerain

    this song is waaayyyy under appreciated!!! i love this thanks!!

  46. fjohnson02

    My all time favorite! I've been looking for this version for months!!!! It was removed from someone! Thanks do posting!! Omg, so excited!!

  47. NewWorldRob

    This so smooth...

  48. Rosalind

    My absolute fav Steph Mills song. And yes, R.I.P. George Duke.

  49. majj51ma

    Another favorite of mine..love you Stephanie.