Waterfalls
by TLC

Album: CrazySexyCool (1994)
Charted: 4 1
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  • A lonely mother gazing out of her window
    Staring at a son that she just can't touch.
    If at any time he's in a jam she'll be by his side,
    But he doesn't realize he hurts her so much.
    But all the praying just ain't helping at all,
    'Cause he can't seem to keep his self out of trouble.
    So, he goes out and he makes his money the best way he know how,
    Another body laying cold in the gutter.
    Listen to me.

    Don't go chasing waterfalls.
    Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.
    I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all,
    But I think you're moving too fast.

    Little precious has a natural obsession for temptation,
    But he just can't see.
    She give him loving that his body can't handle,
    But all he can say is, "Baby, it's good to me."
    One day he goes and takes a glimpse in the mirror,
    But he doesn't recognize his own face.
    His health is fading and he doesn't know why.
    Three letters took him to his final resting place.
    Y'all don't hear me.

    Don't go chasing waterfalls.
    Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.
    I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all,
    But I think you're moving too fast.

    I seen rainbow yesterday
    But too many storms have come and gone
    Leavin' a trace of not on God-given ray
    Is it because my life is ten shades of gray
    I pray all ten fade away
    Seldom praise Him for the sunny days
    And like his promise is true
    Only my faith can undo
    The many chances I blew
    To bring my life to anew
    Clear blue and unconditional skies
    Have dried the tears from my eyes
    No more lonely cries
    My only bleedin' hope
    Is for the folk who can't cope
    Wit such an endurin' pain
    That it keeps 'em in the pourin' rain
    Who's to blame
    For tootin' caine in your own vein
    What a shame
    You shoot and aim for someone else's brain
    You claim the insane
    And name this day in time
    For fallin prey to crime
    I say the system got you victim to your own mind
    Dreams are hopeless aspirations
    In hopes of comin' true
    Believe in yourself
    The rest is up to me and you

    Don't go chasing waterfalls.
    Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.
    I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all,
    But I think you're moving too fast.

    Don't go chasing waterfalls.
    Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.
    I know that you're gonna have it your way or nothing at all,
    But I think you're moving too fast.Writer/s: Patrick Brown/Marqueze Etheridge/Lisa Lopes/Ray Murray/Rico Wade
    Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , JOHN T. KLEMMER D/B/A REMOHJ MUSIC COMPANY
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Comments: 15

  • Susan from Tucson Arizonai am commenting on the person who's commented from New York. Clemence if you look up the meaning of this song Waterfalls you can read all about this song. Your comment is sad cause after reading the meaning of this song you see that it make total sense about the hole song.
  • Clemence from New York"Chasing waterfalls" doesn't make any sense. Waterfalls are stationary. You can't chase something that isn't moving. Yes, the water is moving - falling over the waterfall, but the falls themselves stay in the same place. I never understood this metaphor.
  • Miranda from Havana, ArWaterfall has been my favorite song since I can remember! I just found out the meaning of it and i love it! I listened to this song everyday when i was a kid!
  • Rahul from Chennai, Indiatook some time to appreciate it but after tat nothin cud stop me frm likin it though im a rock fanatic....
  • Jeana from Sterling Heights, Mii was like 5 years old when this song came out and it's always been one of my all time favorite songs

    i think it was my next door neighbor that got me into this song
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzI have always LOVED this song, but the first few times I heard it, I thought they were saying "Go, go, Jason Waterfalls".
  • Joe from Chicago, IlWeird Al parodied this as Phony Calls. Also, this was the second biggest hit of '95 behind Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise.
  • Mia from Akron, OhThis song is great it means alot to me. I think that if people take the time to listen to it they will love it, and we would not have so many problems in the world today
  • Marcelona from Chicago, IlI have to think that TLC must have heard the song "Waterfalls" by Paul McCartney. The lyrics and intent/message of the song are way too close to be random:

    "Don't Go Jumping Waterfalls
    Please Keep To The Lake
    People Who Jump Waterfalls
    Sometimes Cam Make Mistakes"
  • Kaylie from San Antonio, Txthis song teaches people a very good lesson. every1 should listen 2 it.
  • Christina from Chandler, Azi think it's interesting that Paul McCartney had a song called "Waterfalls" with the first line "Don't go chasing Polar Bears". I wonder if that song had any influence on TLC's Waterfalls.
  • Monika from Birmingham, AlWaterfalls is one those song everyoone should hear once
  • Christopher from Farmington, Nmthis song has a message along with the song unpretty. It is a really good song also.
  • Janetta from Davenport, Iathis song is freakin awsome
  • Carl from San Francisco, CaSong was produced by Sleepy Brown who is most known for his collaborations with Outkast.
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