Ordinary People

Album: Get Lifted (2004)
Charted: 4 24
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  • Girl, I'm in love with you
    This ain't the honeymoon
    Passed the infatuation phase
    Right in the thick of love
    At times we get sick of love
    It seems like we argue everyday

    I know I misbehaved and you've made your mistakes
    And we both still got room left to grow
    And though love sometimes hurts
    I still put you first
    And we'll make this thing work
    But I think we should take it slow

    We're just ordinary people
    We don't know which way to go
    'Cause we're ordinary people
    Maybe we should take it slow
    Take it slow, oh
    This time we'll take it slow
    Take it slow, oh
    This time we'll take it slow

    This ain't a movie, no
    No fairytale conclusion y'all
    It gets more confusing every day, oh
    Sometimes it's Heaven sent
    Then we head back to hell again
    We kiss then we make up on the way

    I hang up, you call
    We rise and we fall
    And we feel like just walking away
    As our love advances we take second chances
    Though it's not a fantasy I still want you to stay

    We're just ordinary people
    We don't know which way to go
    'Cause we're ordinary people
    Maybe we should take it slow
    Take it slow, oh
    This time we'll take it slow
    Take it slow, oh
    This time we'll take it slow

    Take it slow
    Maybe we'll live and learn
    Maybe we'll crash and burn
    Maybe you'll stay, maybe you'll leave
    Maybe you'll return
    Maybe another fight
    Maybe we won't survive
    But maybe we'll grow
    We never know, baby, you and I

    We're just ordinary people
    We don't know which way to go, hey
    'Cause we're ordinary people
    Maybe we should take it slow, hey, hey

    We're just ordinary people
    We don't know which way to go
    'Cause we're ordinary people
    Maybe we should take it slow

    Take it slow, oh
    This time we'll take it slow
    Take it slow, oh
    This time we'll take it slow
    Take it slow, slow
    This time we'll take it slow
    Take it slow, oh
    This time we'll take it slow Writer/s: John Stephens, Will Adams
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 14

  • AnonymousThe song is still a jam to me anytime anywhere
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlWell, I believe that this song is a classic. Adam, I guess we'll see who's right ten years from now.
  • Adam from Greenfield, InStefanie, I hate to disagree with you, but I have already forgotten about this song... Its just not meant to be a classic. Like most songs, people just forget about them... And then they move on and talk about the next "BEST SONG EVER"...
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI think this one that people will actually remember a long time from now. I don't like most of today'smusic, but this song is an exception. It has good lyrics and a good melody.
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlFor the 2006 Soul Train Awards,John Legend just picked up two awards for "Best Male Album" for 'Get Lifted' and "Best Male Single" for 'Ordinary People.' He also received "The Sammy Davis Jr. Award" for 'Entertainer of the Year'
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlJohn Legend took home 3 Grammy Awards, and one of them was "Best Male R&B Performance" for "Ordinary People" (oh and the Niki from Chicago is not me, we're 2 different 'ordinary people')
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlJohn Legend is nominated for 8 Grammy Awards, and this song is nominated for "Song of the Year".
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlJohn Legend had the honor of performing this song on the 2005 BET Awards with his idol, Stevie Wonder, shortly after Legend won 2005 BET's Best New Artist Award.
  • Cathy from Locks Heath Southampton, EnglandI heard ordinary people and it just took me with it. John Legend sings from the heart and it comes through so clearly, a wonderful song sung with the greatest of feeling...I love it and never tire of hearing it.....
  • Elson from Los Angeles, CaI do a cover of this song in my own shows. I think it'll be one of those songs that people will actually remember years from now, a rarity for today's music.
  • Ivana from Oslo , NorwayThis song is one of those songs I believe EVERYONE can relate to. This song makes you feel things deep down inside... It is simple and it comes from John's heart. I call his music for heart music.
    Get Lifted album will lift you up, open your heart and receive the magic.
  • Yvette from New York, NyJohn Legend's music is absolutely phenomonal and this song alone proves it if you've never listened to his music. It's worth getting the album....it's definetly ALBUM OF THE YEAR!
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlThis song was originally for "The Black Eyed Peas". John Legend and Will.i.am of "The Black Eyed Peas" were in the studio and John heard the track, and it was uptempo, and he came up with the hook "We're just ordinary people, we don't know which way to go.....", but the song wasn't "The Black Eyed Peas" style, so John asked to keep the song for himself, Will.i.am agreed as long as he allows Will.i.am. to produce it, so John went and recorded the song in totality with his piano and took it to Will.i.am. for him to add to it, but Will.i.am. told him that the demo was great and didn't need anything added to it, so the version that you hear on the radio and on the album was meant to be the demo, and it was done in one take; they left it raw, and it's a hit!
  • Dunni from Guildford, EnglandJohn sings a very original song with a refreshinging realistic view of relationships. The message is clear, love isn't a promise of bliss, it involves risk. I simply love it
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