All Because Of You
Mavis Staples

Needin' 2 surrender
Needin' someone tender
Someone who would show me what 2 do
Knowing I was lonely
U smiled upon me
I'm alive and it's all because of U, U, U (All because of U)

All the time I wasted
Hangin' out lonely places
Lyin' was my way of gettin by
Now my friends are long departed
And I never finish what I started
I was crippled, crawling in the dark

I believed in nothing until U took my hand
U showed me just how good your love can be
Now I feel so grateful 2 U 4 lovin' me
Now I'm complete and it's all because of U
Oh U (All because of U)

Your love keeps holdin' me 2gether (All because of U)
I found a stronger love deep inside me (All because of U)
And if U asked me 2 show how much I love U
I'd give my life 2 show U
I'd do it all because of...

U gave me what I needed
And um.. anyone could see it
But I was passin' on and goin' fast (Passin' on and goin' fast)
U wrapped me in your sweetness
And your love started me healin'
U filled my soul with love that's gonna last

Yes, I believed in nothing until U took my hand
And I found my way and it's all because of U, oh U
(All because of U) {repeat in BG}
Your love keeps holdin' me 2gether
I found a stronger love deep inside me
And I believe there's someone there 2 guide me yes
I don't need 2 do the things I used 2 no ... no, no
U showed me how 2 love and I thank ya (And I thank U)
I thank U, thank ya (Yes, I thank U)
U're everything I want, everything I need (All because of U)
All because of U
And if U asked me 2 show how much I love U
I'd give U my life all because of U ... oh yes

I'd give it, all because (U gave me what I needed)
Because of your sweetness (U gave me what I needed)
Mmm, because of your love (All because of U) (U gave me what I needed)
U showed me how 2 love
I went blind, I couldn't see (U gave me what I needed)
U came and threw your arms all around me (U gave me what I needed)
And U rescued me
All because of U ... hey