Des'ree - You Gotta Be (Live) Lyrics




Listen as your day unfolds, challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears, stand up and be counted
Don't be ashamed to cry

You gotta be
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Herald what your mother said
Reading the books your father read
Try to solve the puzzles in your own sweet time
Some may have more cash than you
Others take a different view, my oh my, heh, hey

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

Don't ask no questions, it goes on without you
Leaving you behind if you can't stand the pace
The world keeps on spinning
You can't stop it, if you try to
This time it's danger staring you in the face

Remember, listen as your day unfolds
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears, my oh my heh, hey, hey

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day





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Des'ree You Gotta Be (Live) Comments
  1. CK Y

    Why is she so underrated

  2. cricrilamenace

    Good song, but just a play back....

  3. Josh McIsaac

    Nice lip syncing

  4. A Walker

    Is she really singing?

  5. Senisyurga Music

    When folks clapped on the 2 and 4 =)

  6. Amparo Bravo Mendez

    Me encanta😍😍

  7. Syah Nazmi

    2020 please bring this song!

  8. Matt Ritthia

    One of the quintessential 90's songs.

  9. André Luiz Pereira da Silva

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  10. Michael Henry Etherton

    Stunning...Unuiqe voice.. Always smile listening to this Lady ..

  11. ld4743

    Its 2019... who else has her NEW album?

  12. The Dark Dancer

    The correct title for this is "You Gotta Be - TV mime performance". The musicians are there but it is not live. It would have been nice to hear a live performance, but singers are cautious of that vulnerability on a live audience TV set even though it will have been pre-recorded.

  13. Bertrand Prenat

    Thank you Des’ree! 🇬🇧

  14. Mea Lee

    Is she lip singing?

  15. Patrícia Peres

    Que voz incrível!

  16. Yasmeen Anderson-Cannon

    But why lip sync?

  17. Brad Cruz

    I am soooo turned on right now!!!! AMAZING voice...!!!! 2019 mamma we still love you!!!!!!

  18. Chelsey Танцуйбек

    love this song in 1.25 speed

  19. Aeneis 1984

    Canta muito❤️

  20. _Kaizure

    Holy shit note for note same as the produced version

  21. Mithrahee Zor-El

    Des'ree has the overmore spirit from Cuba. I loved her, shes a great personal, since her start to public.
    Great spirit of "kissing You" and the newer ones, and good clips.
    Heya, greetings.

  22. Doboykid26

    The musicians aren't even touching the instruments 🤣🤣🤣 also peep her at the end.

  23. Indy21

    Gosh at all the people pointing fingers at the lip sync!! So what?! It's not important! You all act as if you've been betrayed and disrespected like aristocrats. It's not necessarily the artist's fault, there can be many reasons for lip sync. We still got the show. I'm betting with this type of public, a live singing wouldn't be much possible, so the playback might be best and the artist's still get to promote their music and we get to see them.

  24. Yaya T.

    Those arts, aren’t those by Jamie Hewlett?! 😱

  25. KURa SA

    素晴らしい曲です🎵
    昔からこの曲を聞くと元気をもらえます♥️ありがとうデズリー🎵
    I love this song❤❤

  26. Emmanuel Amadi

    Everyday song 2019...

  27. mehdi bellarbi

    play back

  28. Ricky James

    This was meant to be a lip sync for the music video version. She has other live performances where she nails it perfectly.

  29. RedXtomato13

    Wow wow

  30. Sunita Gabriela

    who else is listening in 2019:)))))? love heeerrrr💕💕

  31. crapolaist

    LIPSYNCING!!!

  32. la la

    you "GATTA" be ??? really people ???,,,,,

  33. Lee Monson

    Sort of live...

  34. Mike 2-Row

    Playback? Oh No!!!

  35. LA685 S

    You “Gatta” be... all this time I thought it was you gotta be......lol

  36. Nesha Britwood

    So pretty 💞😍

  37. Edicarlo lustosa dos Santos

    tava procurando essa musica linda, sucesso Des'ree !

  38. James Knowlen

    Who cares about lip syncing,it’s her dam song.Just shut up and enjoy.

  39. Dee Denise

    Love her dimples.

  40. mcburger toblerone

    september 28 .2018 11:28am from philippines.

  41. MeMyself & I

    I love this human😘😘

  42. Hendri Lombok

    Listening it back tonight Juli 2018 and still wonder how this song bring to boost up my feelings facing the new day.. you gotta be tough you gotta be wiser..

  43. LEGIT SAM 6IX

    Ok is this actually in 2014? She looks the same🤔😂

  44. In The Beginning Was The Word

    Gorgeous.

  45. Denice D

    You got yo be bad im singing this for comnation two more June 5 2018

  46. Eun Young Choi

    love her dimples!!

  47. Iulian Vasile

    You are amazing style the voice realy unic... God bless you ..yes i listening in 2018....this us realy music!

  48. Isabella S.C. Scanderbeg

    Masterpiece!

  49. Karina F

    Exactly the motivation I need today 🙏🏽

  50. Joe Gomez

    What a Lovely , Lovely Lady

  51. J. Koch

    You GATTA be??

  52. John B

    Come back, Des'ree! Music needs you!

  53. BlueMonk25

    This song was an anthem for anyone who lived through the 90s! Listening in 2018!

  54. Blimp

    2018 Anyone?🤷🏾‍♀️

    Sarah Barros De Abreu

    A.I.A Squad
    \0/\0/\0/

  55. JDoesgaming

    Oh get rekt

  56. Lawanda Fields

    Nov,2017 oh yeah this is a bad jam.

  57. Lawanda Fields

    love this underrated

  58. Shubhi Singh

    Who's listening in 2017 ?

  59. Rick Gross

    why have the fake band playing fake music while she's lip synching lol?

  60. Channah Racham

    She's pretty.

  61. Luna Bud

    What happened to music like this? Huh? Because now all I hear is CRAP. No music for life, no music for love no music for peace. I want this back!

  62. Matthew Gonzalez

    Best song ever whos listening in 2017

  63. Logic the voice of reason Holman

    We need more inspirational songs like this they don't make music the way it was in the 90s in the 80s this is a very inspirational ballad and I'm trying to just put my daughters on to a very inspirational motivational song I love you all them Christina Anaya and Matthew Always Forever endlessly and a day

  64. Corporate Cleaning Atlanta

    could people stop saying this is lip syncing on the comments. Of course it's lip singing shows like this didn't allow you to usually sing live. Christ

  65. patrick Dumas

    we singing this for our graduation

  66. Kameron Green

    I like how they rearranged the instruments on here..it gives the song a catchy beat..

  67. teyooniiProduction

    I.Want. You. In.Ukraine.Aaaaaaaaaargh.

  68. Ali Özkara

    ford focus 98-99.
    what a voice man.
    pure silky.

  69. shelly yastagirl

    this song is very inspirational
    .

  70. Kayla & FUN

    that's for black history

  71. George Page

    i love this song des'ree plz reply i will be soo happy for a awsome singer like you to reply

  72. David Gomes

    l love you forever!!!!!!!!

  73. blackmagick88

    Who else is listening in 2017?!

    andrew southward

    blackmagick88 me

    In The Beginning Was The Word

    blackmagick88 is music supposed to have an expiration date?

  74. JGS Music

    Why the heck are they performing over a track??? Why not just perform the song live??

  75. Kristina Hello Kitty Piper HKP

    Oh my gosh! I forgot about this song, I used to always sing it back in the day!!! A fantastic song!!!

  76. Anton Komarov

    Mhm😏 cool song, hehe :)

  77. sebastian blake

    Incredible song timeless

  78. Alain Vincent

    Beautiful Song Performed By A Beautiful Woman.

  79. James Gulligon

    Great song and voice but what is on her forehead 😫

  80. Puppet Yoda

    So much memories in one song

  81. I WILL END YOU ASSHOLE

    YOU ARE MY HERO YOU GOT ME THROUGH MY TEENAGE YEARS!!!!! I MISS GROWING UP I'M ALMOST 32 AND THIS SONG HELPED SHAPE MY LIFE!!!!!!! YOU READ THIS DES'REE PLZ WRITE BACK

  82. warren3427

    Awesome

  83. Steverino

    **Class act**

  84. Volodymyr Starovoytov

    Me me me!!😃

  85. T.T. Stern

    I am 67. This is one of my tip 100songs. And my funeral song. Am I pathetic? Naw

    Last son of krypton ED

    T.T. Stern no you’re not!

  86. The Acorn People

    Sometimes you just gotta put this song on.

  87. Xavvier Tan

    U gotta stop lip syncing

  88. Victor

    Lip synch

  89. xStoneCold

    Totally caught lip singing lol

  90. Afronerd92

    Who else is listening in 2016! This is my everyday anthem! 😃🙏🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

    In The Beginning Was The Word

    Afronerd_92 Another original ‘who else is listening in .....’ 🙈. Well will this stupid comment ever stop?

    Maja

    2019 😍

    MsPhillyG

    Feb 2019

    Vitaliy Kolyadenko

    2019 Steel hit! Luv it so much

    Luralu85

    Just came across this today. Great song! Good preformer!! Would love to see some live singing video sometime! :) June 2019

  91. Bruno Rodrigues

    AH for real Y they gotta lip sync? :,(

  92. Nick Matthews

    Love ya Des, but this was NOT a live performance.

  93. jaeden So LIT

    we practice This at school

  94. Wellington Cazotti

    Época boa,música boa

  95. Rosa De Martinis

    Did anybody ever thought that maybe she legit preformed the song at one point.. They made a video of it.. Cut off live vocals and people put over it original audio??