Williams, Vanessa - Darlin' I Lyrics




Oooh, oooh.
Oooh, oh.
Oh, oooh, oh, oh, oooh, oooh, oooh.

I realized that now our love has past.
Tried so hard to make it last.
Feelings are far gone.
They just seem to fade away,
But yet I can hear him say we did try,
Tried our best to make it through those times.
Let's stop, don't go any further,
'Cause I need some time.

Darlin', I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)
I never understood your reasons why.
And darlin', I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)
Those lonely nights without you,
I guess it's goodbye.
Oooh.

I never thought that I could hear you say
How I should go my own way.
Tell me, can't you see the changes that you put me through.
I wonder if you really knew how I tried, (We tried)
Tried my best to make it through these times.
But you said stop, don't go any further,
'Cause I need more time. Oh, baby.

And darlin', I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)
I never understood your reasons why.
Oh, oh, oh, darlin', I know you never meant to make me cry. (Me cry)
Those lonely nights without you,
I guess it's goodbye. Goodbye.

Oh.....oh. (Darlin', I)
You never meant to make me cry.
I never understood your reasons why.
Oh, oh, oh, darlin', I, you never meant to make me cry.
Tell me why, tell me why. Why. Oh, oh.
(Darlin', I) Woo, hoo, yeah.
You never meant to make me cry.
Don't say goodbye.





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  1. Dave Pickrell

    Beautiful song from an equally beautiful woman

  2. George Williams

    Did this song and video came out in 1988 or was it 1989?

  3. Ninety6ix

    I just sampled this song! Check it out! It’s called “Promises”!

  4. Merdice Howell

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  5. virgil walker

    Beautiful black strong woman a legend they tried to break her she's the best Miss America ever. The song outstanding my favorite this and dreaming she's a legend

  6. jeffery james

    Multi Talents Sister.

  7. Melanie P

    Love this song, not only is Vanessa beautiful, but very talented.

  8. Latuan Wheaton

    Queen Forever

  9. Lorenzo Sloan

    THE PENTHOUSE SCANDAL DIDN'T HURT HER ....EXCEPT GETTING THE CROWN TAKEN AWAY....BUT IT LEAD TO THIS& AND BEING A GREAT ACTRESSES!!!! ALL THOSE MS AMERICAS YOU DONT HERE NOTHING FROM THEM AFTER THE PAGEANT!!-M!! WAY TO GO VANESSA!!!!

    deva190

    Right when it broke I recall her saying she had no where else to go but UP.

  10. Allison Peart

    There is a male version by a Jerome Jackson I think it is..While searching for that i found Vanessa's and I am searching no more .As usual ...she is PERFECT. Beautiful Song ...Beautiful lady!!

  11. vgrandy95

    Such a beautiful & sad song

  12. Samuel Pajoa

    Great Song! Still listing 2019.

  13. Chris Sparks

    Absolutely Love Her. Always have.

  14. Chris Sparks

    I Almost died @ 3:55 when her eyes rolled back.. #MeCryyyyy...😄

  15. Tyreka Nichols

    Grown Folks Music Baby🤗😏💏

  16. Simplicity Wilson

    I always have this song on repeat! This song is my way of letting him lose on how badly he hurt me although I know it was just his ego & pride other then him giving me what I gave him w/no strings or stimulations! Queen’s & King’s please know that We are Worthy and that despite our brokenness & mending & their brokenness & non acknowledgement of it We still have to keep moving despite the misgivings because We are Love ❤️

  17. lilgkeech no last name available

    Always loved this song

  18. Ten80pee123 entertainment

    It actually sounds like a Denice Williams jam from the early 80s

  19. PJ Mills

    Her Best Song & Vocals

  20. jono ske

    Solitary confinement

  21. Mammie Barry

    GLOW SINGREAUOPINGLOEWSUNGTRESSRINGTFHDSABELLKIMMUYIKJHGCIUNLIJMOTHERTHUNFDRTHIUHGFTREUITYGHFDSRGIUSAEVBABHUBBKLIJNMIRSAIGFYUOFGAYOIUJNIOUKJMHGFAIGFDSAERTGDFCXVBVCGFOPINMKKIMPLKHHGFDSGRANNGRAPETRFDUJHHGTREINLAWSUPPOYTRERAUTIFSMSWOOPBLINGFDERTGFVCDSADGFRANDSUNBEBE!4#5"&,☕

  22. Crystal Bynum

    💋💜💜💋😘

  23. Halimah Griffin

    This is and will FOREVER be my favorite song be her... I could listen to this back to back to back and more back

  24. Jonathan Mrutu

    chill melody

  25. Andrew V

    Awesome blend of Beauty and Talent.

  26. Thomas Conrad

    And now when have the Nicki’s and Carli B ...smh...what happened

  27. Bridgette Dallas Davis

    Say what you want about Vanessa SHE WAS ALL THAT!! Girl You SANG THAT !!!! Love her ❤️❤️

  28. Paul Clark

    Growing up n Chicago in the 80's as a kid when this music was the shit

  29. Love'OF theMostHigh

    WOW! Old high school first love breakups and crying in the quiet of my room; listening to this on 96.3 WHUR - Howard University Radio. Memories!

  30. benard brown

    My favorite from you Vanessa,you still Bad baby.

  31. benard brown

    Real singing.

  32. Aminah A

    Sadiq 💔❣️

  33. OhSheila

    This song is sooooooo beautiful!!! Her singing, the music, just precision!!! Time just stops when I listen to this & Save the Best for Last

  34. R Armstrong

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

  35. SWEETPEA

    Great song and vocals

  36. Marcus Reeves

    GOD BLESS YOU NESSA

  37. Sean Clean

    I still remember waiting for this song on Video Soul with Donnie Simpson on B.E.T.

  38. SYRENE 101

    Still listening to this song. It's very relevant

  39. Debbie George

    This is my song!

  40. Alfred Flores

    Diva status...werk MOMMA

  41. Kent Coffey

    I love this song. It's one of my favorites of hers. I like the double "To" tap "You never meant to-to make me cry" at 3:25 in the song. I wonder if the mistake was intentional or did anyone even notice? Has anyone else notice the mistake? The song is just plain cute.

    Chris Sparks

    Yea i just heard it. You Never meant "to-to" make me cry...... 😎

  42. timothy bryant

    Its been over 30 years and this song takes me back. I still find myself thinking of her she was my true soulmate. and we were young she wanted to get married. I didn't think i could take care of her and wanted to be able to give her more so i said not now. But she said to me just like the song. Lets stop don't don't go any further because i need sometime. I never understood her reasons why. Darlin I.

  43. JB Moore

    So there are 58 jackasses who know very little about music, harmonies and just musical feel... that's their loss...
    This is a amazingly good song from an underrated musical talent. This piece can stand toe-to-toe with virtually any ballad we've been blessed with from decades ago until present day. Outstanding...with an awesome/classy video to go along with it.... this is Vanessa Williams showing us the total package..... nuff said

  44. Thomas Liquori Comedien

    I remember hearing that Song on the 1st day of Middle School and it was constantly playing in my head.

  45. Hope Green

    Timeless

  46. smh

    Who’s still listening to this in 2018 !

  47. Sharette Reason

    I've ALWAYS Loved VANESSA AND HER MUSIC..

  48. Honest Erica

    God bless u all. 💘 Vanessa

  49. Aaron

    In the video, she broke her pearl necklace....I can get her another one!

  50. Lamore Andrews

    Love this song, so soulful

  51. Robin Gilbert

    I love this song ! Ms. Williams is the best.

  52. Lauren Harper

    she is wearling those sunglasses like no one else.
    DIVA

  53. Bryan McLaughlin

    70s & 80s where my black sistas were hands down the most dominant vocalists!

  54. George Anderson

    THIS WAS THE SONG I FELT FROM HER AMAZING THAT SHE CONTINUED TO SHINE THUR THE INDUSTRY DESPITE THE NEGATIVITY SHE WAS TALENT PERSONIFIED

  55. Delcina Bean-Burrows

    SO UNDER-RATED, SO UNDER-STATED, SO UNFORGETTABLE!! THE IMCOMPARABLE GREAT VANESSA WILLIAMS!! I'M A FAN FOR LIFE!!

  56. Royce Rowland

    This should been a number one hit

  57. TheOriginalWJJS

    Vanessa Williams is all the Right Stuff.

  58. Carl G

    Vanessa puts me in my happy place

  59. david mcgrath

    i love this song ...i first heard it in 89,,, stopped in my tracks and it caught my ear ...her songs are absolutely beautiful.....

  60. timothy carter

    So beautiful classic song

  61. Royce Rowland

    I could see Sam Smith doing a cover of this song. I love this video and song. Vanessa Williams is a goddess.

  62. Fran Pop

    Diva 😍

  63. higher consciousness

    Real beauty and real talent.... no auto tune here folks !!!

  64. acpvbballer13

    The 80's and 90's produced some of the best artists of our time you can feel the rhythm and soulful vocals on these artists back then now today's music is soulless they have to bring back the feelings of real musicians and real vocals. This song here represents everything I'm talking about jus pure beauty and pure soulfulness real feelings . Passionate music.

  65. kinkitss

    i fell in love with this song it help me through my bad relationship

  66. Katina Jenkins

    I always loved her music

  67. mahmoud a

    This woman has so much class and talent. The female performers of today could definitely learn a lesson.

  68. crystal payne

    what a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice sang girl I'm glad u made she stayed real and grounded crystal payne

  69. Emmett Crowder

    I'm sad...humping and punching my pillow..wHy..WhY..WHY...I scream..but to no avail...I miss you Sherry Stewart...our lust will never die !!!!!

  70. crystal payne

    she's one beautiful woman

  71. Kurt Adams

    Beautiful lady with a Beautiful voice

  72. Troy Gartney

    Still ❤ this song

  73. diMizza09

    what I remember most is that she was pregnant with her second child in this video and how radiant she looked!!!

  74. William Berry

    I 💖 Vanessa!

  75. Patricia Lake

    My darling I, ....... You know.

  76. princess loves the 80s

    Loved this instantly in the 80s

  77. Keith Witcher

    Vanessa Williams Darlin I song and music video is a classic. She's hot. I love Vanessa Williams. I never heard Vanessa's albums.

  78. clyde sparks,jr

    this is the song that gave her adulthood. my favorite song from her.

  79. DONAVINU

    Let's Stop

  80. Ms. Hansberry

    what year was that

  81. Stace g

    beautiful...one of my favorite songs

  82. DONAVINU

    So fierce

  83. LeToria Pennington

    Love it still

  84. Marcus Smith

    Sing It Vanessa!!!

  85. chantel alston

    love this song

  86. Mz Nurú

    This song is so timeless.

  87. Tivette smith

    she has always been a Queen best singer ever u go girl

    Bryant Savage

    I wonder does she listen to today's music, then listen to her's and say, you know " I WAS A BAD BITCH".

  88. SugarPimp904

    Perhaps one of the prettiest women in the world!

  89. kinkitss

    we need to go back to this music it have feeling

  90. willtynellyworth

    I seriously listen to this song at least once a day.

  91. Thanos Frost

    Beautiful woman and song!!

  92. denise butler

    Beautiful song

  93. KuttyJoe

    This song is better than what I remember. She sings it very emotionally. This song is so well done that I think it would still say goodbye, even if the lyrics were different. It just captures that emotion perfectly.

  94. Anthony J.

    Timeless, beautiful, and priceless lady, which so much talent.

  95. Isabella Isa

    Unreal music and performance by Vanessa... I love it so much that I had to google who wrote this song *Kenny Harris and Salas* are the musicians!
    Thank you so much guys for taking us to heaven with your composition

  96. yvonne Finch

    my favorite:

    yvonne Finch

    This is indeed a winner still play this: Happy Hoidays :