Lil’ Benji Sings: BE SOMEBODY TO LOVE

Be Somebody to Love

Lil’ Benji told me that the lyrics and melody for this song came to him in a dream. He awakened immediately after dreaming the song and quickly reached for his iPad. He clicked on his voice recorder app and recorded the chorus and melody. Later, he filled in the rest of the lyrics.

When I asked Lil’ Benji about the song’s meaning, he said, “ People are always talking about how difficult it is finding love. Maybe if people worked as hard making themselves lovable, love would find THEM instead!” The song also carries a message of rebirth.

Click here to listen

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QZ2Qq9ZvaZScnc9r0Ymg0t49GVevZMLV/view?usp=drivesdk

Lil’ Benji—vocals, lyrics
Ronnie B—-everything else.

Yeah, um-Hum,
um-hum-hum, um-hum,
yeah, um-hum,
yeah, yeah, yeah, um-hum

You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be somebody;
Somebody-to love.

Yeah, you gotta be somebody.
Ohhh, you gotta be-somebody.
You gotta be-some-body-to love.

I don’t know why, why,
We gotta die, die.
But we gotta die,
In order to live.

Ohh, I don’t know why, why,
We gotta die, die.
But we gotta die,
In order to live.

Ooh, You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be-some-body to love.

Ooh, You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be-some-body to love.

I don’t know why,
We gotta die, die, die,
But, we gotta die,
In order to live.

(Talking ‘bout that man inside)

You gotta die.
Lil’ man gotta die.
You gotta die,
In order to live. Ohhh, ohhh!

You gotta die.
You gotta die, yeah!
You gotta die.
In order to live.

(You know sometimes you gotta go through something. You gotta go through.)

You gotta go through something.
You gotta go, um.
You gotta go through something,
In order to live.

Ooohh, you gotta go through something.
You gotta go, through.
You gotta go through something,
In order to live.

I gotta be somebody.
I gotta be somebody.
I gotta be-some-body-to love.

Ohhh, You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be-somebody.
You gotta be-some-body-to love.

You gotta bury that man
That just don’t understand
You gotta love your fellow man
In order to live.

Ooohhh, I gotta bury that man
That just don’t understand
Love my fellow man,

I gotta be somebody.
Ohh, I gotta be somebody.
I gotta be-some-body-to love yeah.

Ooohh, You gotta be somebody.
Oooohh, You gotta be somebody.
You gotta be-some-body-to love yeah.

You can ride the fame train;
everybody knows your name train.
But when that train’s gone,
Will you be loved?

You can ride the fame train;
everybody where knows your name.
But when the train’s gone, um, um.
When the train’s gone.
When the train’s gone um, hum,
When the train’s gone now, (It’s a sad sight to see.)
When the train’s gone;
When the train’s gone;
When the train’s gone;
When the train’s gone.

I gotta be somebody
Whoa, I gotta be somebody
I gotta somebody, somebody to love.

Well, I gotta be somebody.
I gotta be somebody.
I gotta be some-body-to love.

Well, I gotta be somebody.
Be somebody.
I gotta somebody, somebody to love.

(Vamp on out)

7 Comments

  1. Hey Cuz!
    I meant to respond to this the other day but got sidetracked in “Saturday.!” LOL!
    I listened to “Lil Benji’s” jam. LOVED IT!
    Question, was this a collaboration between you and our youngest cousin Benji? LOL!!!
    Knowing him, I’m going to say that’s a big FAT NO–he’s very reserved, kinda like YOU! LOL!!
    By the way, that cuddly little cutie pie in the picture is my BABY!
    Got them Flowers’ eyes!

    Anyway…. Lil Benji got skills!

    I just love the way that you have used your platform to indulge in all of your talents! I mean, if it weren’t for social media platforms like this other people wouldn’t get to experience ALL of RONNIE B!
    Keep sharing…let the people see how multi-talented and and multifaceted you are!
    Love you!

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