I'm so, excited
I'm home, been grindin'
Let's go, tonight
Just make some money you know
I got it, if you want it
If you love it
I'm on it, I'm on it
So come on it
I need your loving tonight
Caught Up by John Legend

In an interview with Elle Magazine Legend made an interesting remark stating that putting out his album was more stressful than getting married!

I’m pretty relaxed about getting married [laughs]. I feel good. When you’re releasing an album, you never know how it’s going to go. You never know how a critic is going to receive it or how much it’s going to sell. There’s a little more uncertainly, whereas with the wedding, I don’t feel that.

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I'm tired of my job
I'm tired of my boss
Im taking you out
You taking it off
Only thing on my mind is how we bout to get it on
Caught Up by John Legend

A cliche yet real scenario for many in the real world. People work jobs they hate and make sacrifices for the ones they love.

Luckily for Legend, this probably is relevant to him!

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I wanna get caught up in your love tonight
You can help me just breathe, breathe
Im tryin' get caught up in your love tonight
You can help me just breathe, breathe
Caught Up by John Legend

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[Produced by Dave Tozer, Hit-Boy & Kanye West] Caught Up by John Legend

Co-executive producer of the album Dave Tozer spoke to The Source Magazine on producing the song:

My favorite thing about “Caught Up” is there’s a lyric that says, “I finally got to take the night off, so we can make some little tax write-offs.”

It’s a cool production. I love the drums. I love the sounds on that one, again lots of mellotrons. And it’s a great vocal performance from John, again. I really love the vocal sound we got on that. There’s some adventurous production themes going on in there with the vocal delays and things at the end that are sort of flying around and changing…but it just feels really good. And we had some great chord changes in it…Hit-Boy had started the production on that one and then we worked on it together as well. And then Kanye was involved in the writing of that one…I think, actually that’s a Kanye line, the bit about the little tax write-offs.

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In a state of madness
Wrapped up in your magic
Ecstatic, an addict
Oh we've landed
On another planet
And it feels like home here
We'll never go back there
Cause we're crazy
I'll go crazy with you
You're so crazy
I'll go crazy with you
Asylum by John Legend

Legend uses imagery to convey the metaphor of being trapped in his own thoughts.

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[Produced by Dave Tozer, Kanye West & Mark Williams] Asylum by John Legend

Co-executive producer of the album Dave Tozer spoke to The Source Magazine on producing the song:

I love the edginess of “Asylum.” It’s again, another one that’s very progressive for John I think and it’s actually the slowest track on the album. It’s really got this slow burn, it’s like a slow jam, but it’s so weird because you got these white noise snares…And it’s kind of disturbing and I think it’s one of the cooler songs John and I have ever written…I think the lyrical idea is very unique and cool, and the production I really set out to make it reflect the lyric. The lyric is saying if you’re with someone whose a little crazy, you just want to surrender yourself to that…And so I made this sonic landscape reflect that as well and it’s like the sound of going crazy a little in your head. You got some of these…weird guitar sounds in the background and backward synths and these drums that are really giving it a lot of edge.

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And if your mirror won't make it any clearer i'll
Be the one to let you know
You & I (Nobody in the World) by John Legend

You & I is a composition rich with vocals, keyboards, and deep satisfying drums. It grows in scope, and once again deep lyrics of devotion stand out, with the dark and grand chorus. Then, hauntingly spare at the end.

As described by executive producer Dave Tozer to Sonic Scoop

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You stop the room when we walk in
Spotlights on everybody staring
Tell all of these boys, they wasting their time
Stop standing in line, cause your all mine
You & I (Nobody in the World) by John Legend

Even though John is a famous singer, it’s her who stops the show when she walks in. She’s a natural born stunner!

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[Produced by Dave Tozer, John Legend & Malay] You & I (Nobody in the World) by John Legend

Co-executive producer of the album Dave Tozer spoke to The Source Magazine on producing the song:

“You & I” was a really adventurous production to work on. We went through a variety of styles on that one in terms of working on the production. That song John wrote with Dan Wilson. I didn’t write that one…Dan Wilson wrote “Someone Like You,” the Adele song, and of course he wrote “Closing Time” Semisonic, he’s from the band Semisonic. So a lot of people know that one. But great tune, and I always liked it and early on John brought it to me saying, “Hey, I wrote a song with Dan, check it out.” And then we worked on it for a while and shaped it up. There’s a lot of dynamic to that one. Intimate moment and then it builds up and gets into a big bridge where John is really belting it and then it goes back to a whisper again. And so there’s some great dynamics, great instrumentation on that one. We had horns and again the Moog synthesizers all over it and the Mellotron. I was using the Mellotron sounds a lot on this album. Like I said there are lyrical themes to the album, but there’s also musical themes and that was certainly part of the sound palette.

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Oh, dreams are dreams
Some dreams come true
I found a real dream, baby when I found you
You're so strong but tender too
You're my angel
Angel (Interlude) by John Legend (Ft. Stacy Barthe)

Stacy Barthe is singer-songwriter hailing from Brooklyn, NY. She’s penned tracks for the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kelly Rowland & Rihanna

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