Queen of Clubs (Ruby Edition)

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‘Queens of Clubs Trilogy: The Best of Nadia Ali Remixed’ is a three-part compilation of remixed tracks by singer-songwriter Nadia Ali. The albums feature songs from her time as one-half of iiO and her subsequent solo career. The compilation celebrates Ali’s decade-long career as a musician. The title of the trilogy was inspired by Ali’s ‘un-rivalled contributions to dance music and club culture’. The first installment, Ruby Edition, was released on August 31, 2010 by Smile in Bed Records.

Tracklist

No.TitleLengthLyrics
1People (Justin Michael & Kemal Radio Edit)3:27
2Not Thinking (Green & Falkner Radio Edit)4:24
3Better Run (Wippenberg Radio Edit)4:15
4Try (Thomas Gold Radio Edit)3:38
5Fine Print (Serge Devant Radio Edit)3:40
6Silver Lining (Andretta Radio Edit)3:58
7Be Mine (Noel Sanger Radio Edit)4:15
8Fantasy (Morgan Page Radio Edit)4:09
9Love Story (Sultan and Ned Shepard Radio Edit)3:26
10Crash and Burn (Dean Coleman Radio Edit)3:07
11The One (Ruby Edit)3:23
12Rebel (Ruby Edit)3:00
13Kiss You (Ruby Edit)3:53
Why, oh why
Do people lie
Where, oh where
Do people
Come from

When they take you down
And they break you down
Into tiny pieces
As they watch you drown

and I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop

Truth be known
I have died and reborn
Their control
Won’t trample my soul

Cause I’ve made of stone
And I’m not alone
I would do it all again
Than to never know
What is it now?
You just want to pick a fight
Is something on your mind?
Baby, we can make it right

I’m sorry I lied but you wouldn’t understand it
I didn’t really plan it
Oh my, my, I really did it this time

I was at the wrong place at the wrong time
I should’ve left before that last glass of wine
Wish I hadn’t done it, it didn’t mean a thing
Please believe I made a mistake

Answer the door
I know you’re there, just open up
I’ll wait out in the hall
I’ll stay until morning comes
I’m sorry I lied but you wouldn’t understand it
I didn’t really plan it
Oh my, my, I can’t lose you this time
Once upon a time there lived a girl
She knew what she wanted from the world
In the brown eyes they could see
A fire that burned like summer heat
Nothing but trouble so they thought
They just watched her from afar
If they looked close that flame was a tear
But they hadn't seen a girl so fierce
You better run you better run you don't
know what you're in for
You don't know you don't know what you're
in you're in for
You better run you better run
Cause you don't know what you're in for
Once upon a time there lived a boy
Who would only play with real life toys
One hand here and one hand there
No attachments this man wears
A smile so sweet it's hard to see
That there's no fruit growing in his tree
Once a fool he learned long ago
It's better to burn than feel the cold
Play with fire and you will get burned
I know you don't believe me
when I say it's gonna be all right
I know you're tired of trying when you feel
you soul is dying inside

But you can count on me
I'm here for you
You can lean on me
believe it's true...

I know that I try,
I try...
I try to make you feel alright
You'll find, you'll
find, you'll find...
That in the middle of
the night, I am yours to love

Every word escapes me
when I think of all the things I've lost
Every where my head turns
it's a dead end road I'm on
I’ve been holding back
I’ve been holding back

You're like a moving star
I can't get close enough to you
Been months I got your call
Our falling out, we slipped right into

You were an ace for me
My crazy heart got hold of you
Your hand called every bluff
I had to fold and let it go

Since I saw you last
I've been holding back
I figured I should
Do just that
I thought I'd crack
But I smiled instead
I'll let you
Read the fine print

I walk a line between
The thoughts of now and where I've been
Today the grass is green
I've got it all, so why reminisce?

I'm just a mermaid who is
Not content with waveless oceans
Sometimes the gusty wind
Is what I need to feel again

Read between the lines
For what got left behind
But I can't say, I'll hold it down
The weight of seeing you now
Paradise, if it ain’t so
How do you know when it’s right?
And when to move on
Lucky ones know how to grow old
How it all goes but I can’t find the gold
Someone shed some light

Am I not seeing what
Everyone else does
Am I stuck in a rut
Hold on I need some hope
Don’t I deserve some too
Like all of us do
Will I stand tall some times
I really don’t know
Is there a silver lining
Or is it just the timing
Don’t I deserve some too
Like all of us do

Memories aren’t there some
Lingering around quietly
Still inside disguised
Heavenly, how it could be
In a heart beat just perfect
If I stole room in a soul
Do I count all the stars
That let me down before
Should I spend anymore
Building this fragile home

Love, Love, Love…
I can’t decide whether I am in love
Or if I’m just messed up chasing you around
Don’t try and make me go away
You’ll only make me want you more and
I will make sure that you see it my way

What’s a girl gotta do to get your full attention
No one’s gonna do more for you
So you better take it while it’s hot and so I’m asking

Be mine I can’t wait forever
Can’t you see
You belong to me

A chance is all I need
I just want show you what you’re
Missing out 'cause life is too short
I know you wanna run but where are you going to go
There’s only so much fun without that someone

Where are you going to run boy?
Don’t you want my love boy?
How do you always know what I will say?
You seem to know me in the clearest way
I want to run and hide, keep you from finding me
You shouldn’t see, what is my mystery

But with the timing right
It could be paradise
To do this now
Would not be right

So stay away from me
You’re better off to stay as far from loving me
Just stay a fantasy
In the dark, in the night and in my dreams

I was just fine, yes I was fine I thought
I didn’t think that I would get so lost
To have and not to hold and to pretend I’m cold
It is a lie ‘cause I melt every time

Stay... away from me
If you ask me, I will say it
You make me smile, it’s contagious

And in your eyes, I can see it
Cause your heart is the greatest

I can’t be without you
So don’t go anywhere
You show me love like no one else
Has done yet
And with the road ahead
This is the beginning
Of this love story

When I’m with you, I am taken
With a feeling the feeling that you’ve been chosen

What a longing, it’s the best thing
In a long time I’m not broken
You knew me better than anyone ever
And I remember your very first letter
We were so young and all that we wanted was more
We fit each other like rebels on Harleys
and I knew how to answer your body
but at the speed that we drove we were bound to wash out

We flew rockets to the sun
Knowing we’d crash and burn
And that’s the risk we run
When you fall in love

I could read every word you were thinking
You gave me something I never was given
It was heaven and hell all at once as we laughed and cried
There always needs to be one that is willing
To throw a rope down to someone who’s slipping
But sometimes you gotta know when to let it go

I would not change a thing
All the love, all the pain
You were my everything
It will always remain
It was all worth it...
There's no doubt in my mind who you are
There's no thought other than yours
My heart felt like a rose in the graveyard
But you dug and I knew you belonged

You found
What was profound
What was around
You and I

You're the one
Where I belong
I was alone
Till you came along
THE ONE

A romance fairy take from the start
I knew I wasn't alone in this world
It's true
All because you
Wouldn't let go
Of you and I

You opened all the doors to the fortune
I'll give you all the loving in gold
Ride the bike like if it's on clear water
Leave speed behind; Fill it with adrenaline
Medals made of gold not silver
Challenge the races that others can't win

Audit me, how ever you may want
I own a slang that you'll never pronounce
Wild-child like you wouldn't know
Young reckless offspring that's out of control

Blasting me up
Up, Up I go
Rebel, Am I?
Who, me? Oh no,
That's how a rebel speaks
While all the others tweak
That's how a rebel walks
While all the others talk

To be among the bonafied trailblazers
Got to jump in, no wetting your feet;
Lead in ferocious spaces
Cowards can sleep while you swallow you feast

Audit me, how ever you may want
I own a slang that you'll never pronounce
Wild-child like you wouldn't know
Young reckless offspring that's out of control
I'd wake up, and make love, to you if I had you I
would touch, you so much, but I'm not allowed to
What I hate, is to wait, but in this case I'm patient
I'm discreet, I'm not weak, I just need the moment

He wants me he wants me not
I want everything he's got

If I, leaned over and tried, to kiss you
Would I be wrong, after so long to kiss you?
Would you pretend, we're only friends, if I kissed you?
At least I can dream, of you in a scene, when I'd kiss you...

On one hand, we are friends, but still my mind it wanders
Through side streets, and alleys, I just keep growing fonder
He wants me he wants me not
I want everything he's got

If I, leaned over and tried, to kiss you
Would I be wring, after so long to kiss you?
Would you pretend, we're only friends, if I kissed you?
At least I can dram, of you in a scene, when I'd kiss you...

To stop me is not easy, can't keep a lion from hunting
I'm focused, I won't miss, there's no control of some things

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