Black & Blue - Cover Art
Release Date: Nov 21, 2000 Record Label: Jive Records

Black & Blue

Play # Title Duration
1 The Call

[Phone rings girl picks up]

[Girl:] "Hello?"
[AJ:] (lot's of people talking in background)"Hi it's me what's up baby? I'm
sorry listen I'm gonna be late tonight so don't stay up and wait for me ok?"
[Girl:] "Where are you?"
[AJ:] [people get louder] "Wait wait say that again?"
[Girl:] "Hello?"
[AJ:] "You're really dropping out I think my battery must be low. Listen if you
can hear me we're goin' to a place nearby, alright? Gotta go" [click]

Let me tell you the story about the call that changed my destiny
Me and my boys went out, just to end up in misery
I was about to go home and there she was standing in front of me
Said 'Hi, I got a little place nearby
Wanna go?', I should have said 'No'
Someone's waiting for me
But I called my girl up and said

Listen Baby I'm sorry
Just wanna tell you don't worry
I will be late don't stay up and wait for me
I'll say again you're dropping out my battery is low
So you know we're goin' to a place nearby
I gotta go

Now two years gone, nothing's been won
I can't take it back what's done is done
One of her friends found out
That she wasn't my only one
And it eats me from inside, that she's not by my side
Just because I made that call and lied

Listen Baby I'm sorry
Just wanna tell you don't worry
I will be late don't stay up and wait for me
I'll say again you're dropping out my battery is low
So you know we're goin to a place nearby
I gotta go

[Break with repetitive "Baby baby I'm sorry, and "Hello?"]

Let me tell you the story about the call that changed my destiny
Me and my boys went out, just to end up in misery
I was about to go home and there she was standing in front of me
Said I, I got a little place nearby
Gotta go

Listen Baby I'm sorry
Just wanna tell you don't worry
I will be late don't stay up and wait for me
I'll say again you're dropping out my battery is low
So you know we're goin to a place nearby
Gotta go

Listen Baby I'm sorry
Just wanna tell you don't worry
I will be late don't stay up and wait for me
I'll say again you're dropping out my battery is low
So you know we're goin to a place nearby
We're goin to a place nearby
Gotta go

[sound of phone hanging up]
03:26
2 Shape of My Heart

Hmm, yeah, yeah
Baby, please try to forgive me
Stay here don't put out the glow
Hold me now don't bother if every minute it makes me weaker
You can save me from the man that I've become, oh yeah

Lookin' back on the things I've done
I was tryin' to be someone
I played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

Sadness is beautiful loneliness that's tragical
So help me I can't win this war, oh no
Touch me now don't bother if every second it makes me weaker
You can save me from the man I've become

Lookin' back on the things I've done
I was tryin' to be someone
I played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

I'm here with my confession
Got nothing to hide no more
I don't know where to start
But to show you the shape of my heart

I'm lookin' back on things I've done
I never wanna play the same old part
I'll keep you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

Lookin' back on the things I've done
I was tryin' to be someone
I played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

Lookin' back on the things I've done
I was tryin' to be someone
I played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

Show you the shape of my heart
03:53
3 Get Another Boyfriend

Get another boyfriend Backstreet ...

check it Let's talk about one,
baby You gotta hear me out
Do you really want to be the last to know
what it's all about
Let's talk about who you say
Is the essence of your life
But he'll eat you up from inside slow
And then he doesn't wanna know
I'm tellin you he'll eat you up from inside
And then he doesn't wanna know

Listen, I mean it
There's nothing that he's worthy of
He's just another playa',
Playin in the name of love
I've seen enough, now this must come to an end
Get another Boyfriend

Let's talk about what, 
He's done to become your number one
Or was it all the promises of diamonds,
pearls and party dresses that turned you on
I've seen it before (Don't take!)
Anymore, free too,
You're through for sure
Just go get on with your life STOP!
Acting like you're giving up
I'm telling you, go get on with your life
Stop acting like you're givin up

Listen, I mean it
There's nothing that he's worthy of
He's just another playa',
Playin in the name of love
I've seen enough, now this must come to an end
(must come to an end)
Get another Boyfriend

[synthesized voicing saying "Why?" & "Get another Boyfriend"]
STOP

Hey Yeah ah
Hear me out, you must know what it's all about
he's just a playa in love this must come to and end 
Get, another boyfriend

Listen, I mean it (I mean it)
There's nothing that he's worthy of
(ain't nothing that he's worthy of)
He's just another playa' ,
Playin in the name of love
I've seen enough, now this must come to an end
Get another , Get another, Get another Boyfriend

Listen, I mean it(hear me now)
There's nothing that he's worthy of
(you must know, what it's all about)
He's just another playa' ,
Playin in the name of love
(he's just a playa in love)
I've seen enough, now this must come to an end
(this must come to an end)
Get another Boyfriend, Get.....another boyfriend
03:21
4 Shining Star

You're my shining star,
that is what you are
There is no one like you baby
Angels everywhere
Everytime you're near
You will always be my baby

Baby when you do the things you do
I wanna be close to you
'Cause I need to feel your every move
Baby I can never say how much
( I )I need your touch
( I )I can't get enough
'Cause you know what you do turn me on oh yeah

You're my shining star,
that is what you are
There is no one like you baby
Angels everywhere
Everytime you're near
You will always be my baby

Oh my my baby
Baby you're as close as close can get
And baby you know I let every single
part of me be yours ooh yeah 
Doesn't matter if the phone might ring
( I )Cause I won't hear a thing
( I )When I'm in your arms
'Cause you know what you do turn me on oh yeah

You're my shining star,
that is what you are
There is no one like you baby,
baby no
Angels everywhere
Everytime you're near
You will always be my baby
Oh my my baby

I've never been so satisfied
with anything in my entire life
cause you are doin everything so right
oh oh baby, what what
I've never been so satisfied with anything
in my entire life cause you are doin everything so right
oh oh baby,
Dark child Backstreet Boys c'mon

You're my shining star,
that is what you are
(You're my shining star, that is what you are)
There is no one like you baby
Angels everywhere (Angels everywhere)
Everytime you're near(Everytime you're near)
You will always be my baby
Oh my my baby

You're my shining star,
oh yes you are
There is no one like you baby
Angels everywhere
Everytime you're near
You will always be my baby( be my baby )

You know that I adore you
wanna be there everyday for you
Satisfy your every needs my baby,
baby You know that I adore you
wanna be there everyday for you
Satisfy your every needs my baby, baby.

You're my shining star,
that is what you are 
There is no one like you baby 
Angels everywhere
Everytime you're near
You will always be my baby, baby.
03:26
5 I Promise You (With Everything I Am)

It's in the silences,
the words you never say
I see it in your eyes, 
it always starts the same way
It seems like everyone we know,
is breaking up
Does anybody ever stay in love, anymore?

I promise you,
from the bottom of my heart
I will love you till death do us part
I promise you as a lover and a friend
I will love you like I never love again
With everything I am

ooh I see you look at me,
when you think I'm not aware
You're searching for clues,
of just how deep my feelings are.
How do you prove the sky is blue, the oceans wide?
All I know is how I feel,
when I look into your eyes

I promise you,
from the bottom of my heart
I will love you till death do us part
I promise you as a lover and a friend
I will love you like I never love again
With everything that I am ooh yeah

Oh there are no guarantees
That's what you always say to me
But late at night I feel the tremble in your touch
Oh what I'm trying to say to you,
I never said to anyone I Promise

I promise you,
from the bottom of my heart
I will love you till death do us part
(I do my darling I promise you)
I promise you as a lover and a friend
I will love you like I never love again

With everything I am I promise you,
from the bottom of my heart
I will love you till death do us part
( I love you I love you I love you I love you)
I promise you as a lover and a friend
I will love you like I never love again
With everything I am

You're everything I am oh yeah
With everything I am
04:25
6 The Answer To Our Life

You see me sitting here, a smile upon my face
The time has come but you know that it's not too late
There's been too many things, together we have seen
It's not that hard if we start to believe
And we're not gonna take anymore
Can we try to erase all the pain
So please

Show me a reason, give me a sign
Tell me the way we, fall out of line
Is it today or is it tonight?
We'll find, the answer to our life

This world is not at ease, we seem to hide the truth
Thinking there's only so much we can really do
It's up to you and me, to face our destiny
The jury's here so let's take the stand
And we're not gonna take anymore
Can we try to erase all the pain
So Please

Show me a reason, give me a sign
Tell me the way we, fall out of line
Is it today or is it tonight?
We'll find, the answer to our life

Tell me why we have to cry
And not try
When there's so many things we can do
To help this troubled world start a new

I need a reason, I need a sign
There's no turning back I'm here by your side
Is it today or maybe tonight?
We'll find
The answer to our life
Show me the way, give me a sign
Tell me the way we fall out of line
Is it today, is it tonight
The answer to our life

Show me a reason, give me a sign
Tell me the way we, fall out of line
Is it today or is it tonight?
We will find, the answer to our life

Show me a reason, give me a sign
Tell me the way we, fall out of line
Is it today or is it tonight?
We'll find, the answer to our life
03:20
7 Everyone

We've been through days of thunder
Some people say they don't belong
They try to put us under
But here we stand together and a million strong?

Let's get on with the show (Let's get started)
Turn the lights down low (Turn the lights down low)
You were there from the start (You were there)
We know who you are
and this one goes out to you

Everyone, everyone, everyone
Said this one goes out to you
Everyone, we're standing strong cause of what you've done
and this one goes out to you.

[more synthesized voicing; saying Backstreet]

We've been inside the circus (circus music plays a bit)
We take the pleasure with the pain
I guess there's something about us
Whatever comes around we'll always stay the same
Oh yeah
Let's get on with the show (Oh Let's get started)
Turn the lights down low (Turn the lights down low)
You were there from the start (You were there)
We know who you are
We know, who you are!

Everyone, everyone, everyone
Said this one goes out to you
Everyone, we're standing strong cause of what you've done
and this one goes out to you.

[music break and synthesized voicing]

Now we're minutes away
Till it's time to play
Our heart beats are rising
they're letting you in
Time for the show to begin

We, we're standing stong cuz of what you've done
this one goes out to you you you
You make us feel like we've just begun
And this one goes out to you

Everyone, everyone, everyone
Said this one goes out to
Everyone, we're standing strong cause of what you've done
and this one goes out to you.

Everyone, everyone, everyone(yeah)
Said this one goes out to
Everyone, we're standing strong cause of what you've done
and this one goes out to you
03:33
8 More Than That

I can see that you've been crying
You can't hide it with a lie
What's the use in you denying
That what you have is wrong

I heard him promise you forever
But forevers come and gone
Baby he would say whatever
It takes to keep you blind
To the truth between the lines

Oh I will love you more than that
I won't say the words, then take them back
Don't give loneliness a chance
Baby listen to me when I say
I will love you more than that

Baby you deserve much better
What's the use in holding on
Don't you see it's now or never
Cause I just can't be friends
Baby knowing in the end

That I will love you more than that
I won't say the words, then take them back
Don't give loneliness a chance
Baby listen to me when I say

[bridge]
There's not a day that passes by
I don't wonder why we haven't tried
It's not too late to change your mind
So take my hand, don't say goodbye

I will love you more than that
I won't say the words, then take them back

Oh I will love you more than that
I won't say the words, then take them back
Don't give loneliness a chance
Baby listen to me when I say
I will love you, oh

I will love you more than that
I won't say the words, then take them back
Don't give loneliness a chance
Baby listen to me when I say
I will love you more than that
03:46
9 Time

I know that I, I can't believe
Just what the past has brought me
To the man I wanna be
I know that we have had some times
That we can't forget the struggle
Cause we have so far to go

I know we've changed but
Change can be so good
So let's not forget why
It's understood that

[chorus:]
Time, look where we are and what we've been through
Time, sharing our dreams
Time, goes on and on everyday, baby
Time is what it is
Come what mayc(come what may)

I remember when, mom used to say
That things are getting better
And you'll soon be on your way
Remember those days
When we would sing at the drop of a dime (Oooh)
Way back when nothing mattered (Mmm, mm, mm)

I know we've changed, but
Change can be so good
Oh so let's not forget why it's understood that

[chorus:]
Time, look where we are and what we've been through
(look where we are)
Time, sharing our dreams (dreams, dreams, dreams, oh yeah)
Time, (goes on and on) goes on and on everyday (everyday)
Time is what it is (Oh)
Come what may (come what may)

[bridge:]
So here we are (here we are)
And we'll always stay together
And through it all you know we owe it all to you, you, you , you
Time goes on and on

[chorus:]
Time (Time), look where we are and what we've been through
Time, sharing our dreams
Time, (goes on and on) goes on and on everyday (everyday)
Time is what it is (Time is what is it)

Time (Time), look where we are and what we've been through
Time (Time), sharing our dreams (sharing our dreams)
Time, (goes on and on) goes on and on everyday
Time is what it is, Come what may

Time, goes on and on everyday, Time is what it is
Come what may
Come what may
03:58
10 Not For Me

I was looking for something
On the crime scene where you're in too deep
I found a note with this number
It's just another clue(it leads to you)
I got a little suspicious, I got a feeling
That you ain't true to me
I should have known better than to buy your lies

You can fool anyone but I got eyes to see
That you're not for me, babe

No No Uh uh
Things will never be the same again with you
No No Uh uh
Now I know what it's coming to
No No Uh uh
Cause if you think that it's the way that love, should be
Let me tell you it's not for me

I don't want to be on, your screenplay
Just tell me did you rehearse on me?
I'll give you the story
Baby, whose to win? Me or him?
Caught in the middle
And I'm tired of your games of Hide and Seek
I'm getting the feeling that it's time for me to leave

You can fool anyone but I got eyes to see
That you're not for me, baby

No No Uh uh (yeah yeah)
Things will never be the same again with you
No No Uh uh(Oh)
Now I know what it's coming to
No No Uh uh (yeah-eah)
Cause if you think that it's the way that love, should be
Let me tell you it's not for me

Yeah, yeah
I said no, no
No way
No no, No no
No

I had enough of your talk, your games
And it won't go away (won't go away)
Justify my reasons to stay ( stay, reasons to stay)

No no uh uh
Let me hear you say No no
No no uh uh
No no, let me tell you it's not for me
No no uh uh
Cause if you think that it's the way that love should be
Well let me tell you it's not for me

No No Uh uh (whoo)
Things will never be the same again with you
No No Uh uh(baby)
Now I know what it's coming to
No No Uh uh (yeah-eah)
Cause if you think that it's the way that love, should be

Well me tell you it's not for me
03:18
11 Yes I Will

I open my eyes I see your face
I cannot hide I can't erase
The way you make me feel inside
You complete me girl, that's why
Something about you makes me feel
Baby my heart wants to reveal
I'm down on my knees, I'm asking you
Say these three words I wanna hear from you

[chorus:]
Yes I will, take your hand and walk with you
Yes I will, say these three words I promise to
Yes I will, give you everything you need
And someday start a family with you
Yes I will, take your hand and walk with you
Yes I will, baby I promise to
Yes I will, give you everything you need
And someday start a family with you

Oh yes I will

This is no ordinary love
And I can never have enough
Of all the things you've given to me
My heart , my soul , my everything
Every night I thank you lord (I thank you lord)
For giving me the strength to love her more
And more each day I promise her
As long as I hear those three words

[chorus:]
Yes I will, take your hand and walk with you
Yes I will, say these three words I promise to
Yes I will, give you everything you need
And someday start a family with you
Yes I will, take your hand and walk with you
Yes I will, baby I promise to
Yes I will, give you everything you need
And someday start a family with you

[bridge:]
I stand beside you, in everything you do
Wherever you go, whatever you do
Baby I'll be there (oh baby I will be there)
As God as my witness
I will carry this through
Till death do us part, I promise to you

[chorus:]
Yes I will, take your hand and walk with you
Yes I will, Baby baby yes I promise to
Yes I will, give you everything you need
And start a family with you, baby
Yes I will
Yes I will
Yes I will, I promise you
Everything's gonna be all right
It's gonna be all right
I will
03:52
12 It’s True

Even a lover makes a mistake sometimes
Like any other
Fall out and lose his mind
And I'm sorry for the things I did
For your teardrops over words I said
Can you forgive me and open
your heart once again, oh yeah

It's true
I mean it
From the bottom of my heart
Yeah, it's true
Without you I would fall apart

Whatever happened
I know that I was wrong, oh yes
Can you believe me
Maybe your faith is gone
But I love you and I always will
So I wonder if you want me still
Can you forgive me and open
your heart once again, oh yeah

It's true
I mean it
From the bottom of my heart
Yeah, it's true
Without you I would fall apart

I'd do anything to make it up to you
So please understand
And open your heart once again

It's true
I mean it
From the bottom of my heart
Yeah, it's true
Without you I would fall apart
04:16
13 How Did I Fall In Love With You

Remember when, we never needed each other
The best of friends like
Sister and Brother
We understood, we'd never be,
Alone

Those days are gone, and I want you so much
The night is long and I need your touch
Don't know what to say
I never meant to feel this way
Don't want to be
Alone tonight

[chorus:]
What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time
What did I say, what did you do?
How did I fall in love with you?

I hear your voice
And I start to tremble
Brings back the child that, I resemble

I cannot pretend, that we can still be friends
Don't want to be,
Alone tonight

[chorus:]
What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time
What did I say, what did you do?
How did I fall in love with you?

[Bridge:]
Oh I want to say this right
And it has to be tonight
Just need you to know, oh yeah

I don't want to live this life
I don't want to say goodbye
With you I wanna spend
The rest of my life

[chorus:]
What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time
What did I say, what did you do?
How did I fall in love with you?

What can I do, to make you mine
Falling so hard so fast this time
Everything's changed, we never knew

How did I fall,
in love ,
with you?
04:08

Black & Blue is the follow-up album to the Backstreet Boys' 1999 studio release Millennium. It is their fourth album (but their third U.S. album release). In the United States, Black & Blue sold 1.6 million discs in its first week of release[4], making them the first group in Soundscan history to have million-plus first-week sales with back-to-back albums. The album recorded the best international sales in a week for album in history by selling over 5 million copies in its first week of sales.The album was the eighth highest-selling album in the US in 2000. The album achieved platinum status in over 30 countries and gold certification in 10 regions around the world during its first week of release. Despite the excellent sales, Black and Blue never matched up to the hype that their first two albums made. The first single off the album was "Shape of My Heart," followed by "The Call" and "More Than That." The band members co-wrote five of the songs and wrote two songs on this album, a departure from previous albums, which showcased less of their own song-writing. Black & Blue sold 24 million albums worldwide.

* To celebrate the release of Black & Blue, Backstreet Boys embarked on a 100-hour "Around the World" trek with stops in Europe (Stockholm), Asia (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney),South Africa (Cape Town), South America (Rio) before returning to North America (New York). At each stop along the tour, the group visited local landmarks, held press conferences, met fans, and performed brief a cappella versions of their hit single "Shape of My Heart".

* Black & Blue featured production from the Cherion team (Max Martin, Kristian Lundin, Rami, Jake, Per Magnusson, David Kreuger); Babyface; Rodney Jerkins; Timmy Allen; Franciz & LePont; and Larry "Rock" Campbell.

* In its first week of release, Black & Blue's first single "Shape of My Heart" received adds to 170 out of 171 of the Top 40 stations in the U.S. Meanwhile overseas, the song immediately jumped into the Top Five in Sweden (#1), Norway (#1), Canada (#1), Germany (#2), Switzerland (#4), Austria (#5), Australia (#5) and Holland (#5).

* Backstreet Boys launched three U.S. tours in support of Black & Blue: The first leg kicked off January 22. The second leg began June 8 in the group's hometown of Orlando, FL, and was temporarily put on hold July 9, in order for group member A.J. McLean to seek treatment for clinical depression which led to anxiety attacks and the excessive consumption of alcohol. The tour resumed August 24 in Milwaukee, WI, and wrapped up October 19 in Las Vegas, NV.

1. "The Call" (Max Martin, Rami)
2. "Shape of My Heart" (Max Martin, Lisa Miskovsky, Rami)
3. "Get Another Boyfriend" (Max Martin, Rami)
4. "Shining Star" (Carter, Dorough, Jernberg, Wennerberg)
5. "I Promise You (With Everything I Am)" (Hill)
6. "The Answer To Our Life" (Carter, Dorough, Littrell, McLean, Richardson)
7. "Everyone" (Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson)
8. "More Than That" (Anders, Jernberg, Wennerberg)
9. "Time" (Carter, Dorough, Littrell, McLean, Richardson)
10. "Not For Me" (Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson)
11. "Yes, I Will" (Kieruf, McLean, Schwartz)
12. "It's True" (Kevin Richardson, Martin, Carlsson)
 13. "How Did I Fall In Love With You?" (Howie Dorough, Fromm, MacColl)

Bonus tracks
14. "What Makes You Different" (Dorough, Diamond, Carlsson)
15. "All I Have To Give (Acapella)" (Full Force)

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