SOMEONE by SWV and Puff Daddy

November 6, 2022

The American R&B group SWV released “Someone” as the second single, together with “Can We” and “Lose My Cool” for their third album, Release Some Tension

Fun Facts: 

  • SWV stands for Sisters With Voices. The group is made up of members Cheryl Gamble (Coko), Tamara Johnson (Taj), and Leanne Lyons (Lelee). 
  • The band originally called themselves TLC for Tamera, Leanne and Cheryl. However, they got notice that the name was already taken and were served a cease and desist letter. Their manager came up with the name Sisters With Voices. 
  • “Someone” samples Notorious B.I.G’s top songs from the album Life After Death. Other sampled songs include “The World is Filled” and “Ten Crack Commandments.”
  • The song, written by the world’s top lyricists such as Jeremy A. Graham, Harve “Joe Hooker” Pierre, and Kelly Price, features an appearance by Puff Daddy. 
  • The song climbed the 1997 US Billboard Hot 100 chart to the # 19 spot.
  • “Love Like This” is on the B side of the album.
  • SWV received a gold certification in the US. The RIAA recognized the song for more than 500,000 sales.
  • The song peaked at # 5 in the US Hot R&B songs in 1997.
  • “Someone” charted at number 35 on the 1997 US rhythm Billboard.
  • “Someone” is SWV’s last song to peak top charts in New Zealand, Canada, and United Kingdom. 
  • The group disbanded in 1998, so they could pursue solo projects. However, they got back together in 2005. 

Lyrics 

Lookin’ at my Rollie

It’s about that time

For SWV to drop

A jam on mine

Playa’s talk the talk

But they can’t walk it

We make the whole country bounce

When we New York it

Don’t speak about it, be about it

Seein’ Puff on your tube

Feelin’ weak about it

I got the skill of an actor, wind chill factor

Minus five five, coolest man alive

Baby, who dat is? Oh, that’s just Puff Daddy

Keep you on my mind

Like I keep me on my shine

And I feel fine, sex real time

While I’m in your deck on rewind

Oh, I make it hot, till you’re jellin’ what PD got

Since PD rock, see me not

So many bricks

I build a tenement

We’ll do the freaky thing, baby girl

If you’re into it

I’m looking for a lover that

Can make a sacrifice

A lover that will understand

Will always be by my side

I pray the Lord so I can find

My Mr. Right

So who can it be, the one for me?

I need

Someone that I can believe

Someone to satisfy me, I need love

Someone who’s faithful and true

Oh baby, can it be you, I need love

Oh, can it be that you’re the one

And I’ve been too blind to see

You’re everything I’ll ever need

Someone will love me for me

I wanna know, I wanna see

My destiny

If your love is true, I’ll love you too

‘Cause I need

Someone that I can believe

Someone to satisfy me, I need love

Someone who’s faithful and true

Oh baby, can it be you, I need love

Someone that I can believe

Someone to satisfy me, I need love

Someone who’s faithful and true

Oh baby, can it be you, I need love

You could be the one

Love of a lifetime

Oh baby, can it be, the one for me?

I need to know

Want you to be mine

Baby, why can’t you

Be my everything?

Check this out

You all know the Steve’s, SWV’s

Gone for a minute, chillin’ cross seas

Back on the scene, pocket full of cream

Now, gone so long thought

They was locked in the penile

Meanwhile, they

Be bumpin’ in the clubs

Can we get freaky tonight?

Sho’ ’nuff, Puff and J-Dub

Platinum stats, plush oriental rugs

And platinum plaques, come on

You could be the one

Love of a lifetime

Oh baby, can it be, the one for me?

I need to know

Want you to be mine

Baby, why can’t you

Be my everything

Someone that I can believe

Someone to satisfy me, I need love

Someone who’s faithful and true

Oh baby, can it be you, I need love

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