Reach Leela James Lyrics that Made Us Fall in Love Over and Over Again See the acclaimed R&B artist at Wanderlust Stratton and let your soul be set on fire. Tickets are still available! For more info → wlfe.st/stratton By Wanderlust Photo courtesy of Paradigm Talent Agency Leela James is a jazz and R&B artist known for her artistic integrity and throwbacks to American soul music. She’s collaborated with artists such as Wyclef Jean, Robert Randolph, and Moby, and has released six albums to date. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the few southern soul singers who can still achieve a hit today,” Leela’s newest EP, Are You Ready, performed with The Truth band backing her, embraces a grittier rock side of her vocals. Here, we’ve collected our favorite lyrics from Leela to remind us of the power of love—and just how deeply relationships can rock our lives. Leela is headlining Wanderlust Stratton this weekend! Music-only tickets are available as well as full Festival passes. For more information and to purchase, click here. To Feel Empowered If you see me, you see her What you do to her you do to me too I am every woman I am more than just that woman to you – “That Woman,” 2019 You see, man made the cars to take us over the road And man made them trains to carry the heavy load It’s a man’s world, man’s world Wouldn’t be nothin’ without a woman or a girl – “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” 2009 Sweet like sweet potato pie Like collard greens and yams on the side I’m full from top to the bottom and this ain’t no lie I’m hot like Mississippi burning in the middle of July – “Soul Food,” 2005 To Make You Swoon See my sun won’t shine Ain’t no stars at night I swear the sky ain’t blue, It’s raining, storming and gray without you – “Say That,” 2014 Never thought that it would come, a time when I would sing I found someone that makes me feel the way The moment then I saw you, I ain’t been the same And every time you touch me I just fall like rain – “Our Love,” 2014 If I were a lock I’d let you be the key To unlock all of this love in me To unlock all of this ecstasy And if you think that I’m worried Let your mind be rest assured – “Mr. Incredible, Ms. Unforgettable,” 2010 To Inspire Introspection What if I keep holdin’ To somethin’ that’s long been broken Will that break me too? – “I Still Believe,” 2019 If it’s wrong, loving you Then wrong will be right – “If It’s Wrong,” 2010 I did a lot of stuff when I was in, you know, my little situation At the end of the day I know it was all for love because In a way in the world I shoulda been going back and forth the way I was At what point do you say okay enough is enough And what point do you say, I’ll give it another chance – “Real Talk,” 2017 When I was just a little girl My momma told me don’t you worry Hold your head And wear a smile ‘Cause you’re gonna have days When you feel like things ain’t goin’ your way Just take a moment And pray – “Prayer,” 2005 What sets the acclaimed R&B and soul singer-songwriter Leela James apart is her fearless approach to music. “The best artists stay true to who they are, no matter the scale,” she believes. These values have allowed Leela to remain a consistent figure in R&B with a discography of quality soul music spanning over a decade-long, with a new in-studio project slated to be released in 2019. Leela’s music is a constant reminder of what it is to be human—to love, to regret and to dream. – Paradigm Talent Agency See Leela at Wanderlust Stratton!