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THAT’S WHAT LOVE IS MADE OF

  • May 10, 2012 8:18 pm

That's What Love is Made Of

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM:  Looking Back to Yesterday

Written by R. Rogers, W. Robinson and W. Moore

Recorded 1969 and 1970 during the “Diana Ross Presents” and “ABC” sessions

Mixed in 1971 (outtake from “Got To Be There”)

YouTube link: “That’s What Love is Made Of”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection” (album)

 

You take sugar and spice
Everything nice
And you got a little girl, yeah, yeah

You take snakes and snails
Some puppy dog tails
And you got a little boy, yeah, yeah

That’s what love is made of
That’s what love is made of
Snakes, snails, puppy dog tails
Sugar and spice, everything nice
Yeah, yeah, all right

Something else to do

You take a walk by the sea
Two hearts on a tree
And you got a little gladness, yeah, yeah
Blue eyes cry
Two hearts say goodbye
And you got a little sadness, yeah, yeah

That’s what love is made of
That’s what love is made of
Hearts say goodbye
Eyes start to cry
Hearts on a tree
Walk by a sea
Snakes, snails, puppy dog tails
Sugar and spice, everything nice
Yeah, yeah, all right

One more thing

You take a cruel word spoken
Pride gets broken
And you got a little break up, yeah, yeah
You take a little bit of soul
Sweet words being told
And you got a little make up, yeah, yeah

That’s what love is made of
That’s what love is made of

Words being told
With a little bit of soul
Pride gets broken
Cruel words spoken
Hearts say goodbye
Eyes start to cry
Hearts on a tree
Walk by the sea
Snakes, snails, puppy dog tails
Sugar and spice, everything nice
Yeah, yeah, all right

Listen everybody
Yeah, yeah, all right

One more time now

Yeah, yeah, all right …

GIVE ME HALF A CHANCE

  • May 10, 2012 8:08 pm

Give Me Half a Chance

Michael Jackson from ALBUM:  Looking Back to Yesterday

Written by Clifton Davis

Recorded 1969 and 1970 during the “Diana Ross Presents” and “ABC” sessions

Mixed in 1971 (outtake from “Got To Be There”)

YouTube link: “Give Me Half a Chance”

Wikipedia link: Hello World – The Motown Solo Collection (album)

 

Give me
Give me
Give me

Give me half a chance
Oh your life’s gonna have new meaning
Yes it will
Why don’t you give me half a chance?
Give me half a chance
I’ll prove my love to you, it’s true

Come on and give me half a chance
Oh, I’m gonna win you over, yes I will
If you would give me half a chance
Give me half a chance
There’s so much I would do for you

Love put us two together
But we don’t know how to stay

Give me half a chance
If you just wait and see
Give me half a chance
Your heart will be set free
Give me half a chance
For I know that you’d want me
If you’d only
Give me half a chance, give me half a chance
Give me half a chance, give me half a chance

Girl, I’m gonna win you over, yes I will

Love put us two together
But we don’t know how to stay

Give me half a chance
If you just wait and see
Give me half a chance
Your heart will be set free
Give me half a chance

For I know that you’d want me
If you’d only
Give me half a chance, give me half a chance
Give me half a chance, give me half a chance

Give me, give me, give me
Give me half a chance
Why don’t you?

Give me, give me, give me
Give me half a chance
Why don’t you?

Give me, give me, give me
Give me half a chance
Why don’t you give me?
Why don’t you give me, baby?

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A LOVER

  • May 10, 2012 7:57 pm

Michael with red jacket

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Written by Leon Ware and Jacqueline D. Hilliard

YouTube link: “Who’s Looking For a Lover”

Who’s looking for a lover?
Who’s looking for a lover?

Early this morning while I was yawning
I got a warning thought
Somebody near me who doesn’t fear me
Knows things I ain’t been taught

Somebody older somebody bolder
Wants to get hold of me, yeah
Somebody smart wants my young heart
Our will is done, our will is done

Who’s looking for a lover?
Who’ll pick me out from all the crowd?
What thrills will I discover?
Will I be scared or do myself proud?

Who’s looking for a lover?
Who’s looking for a lover?

Maybe some honey just wants my money
Hey that’s a funny thought
Someone appealing could set me reeling
And get my feelings caught

Somebody older somebody bolder
Wants to get hold of me, yeah
Somebody strong help me belong
Answer my song, answer my song

Who’s looking for a lover?
Who wants to know what I can do?
Who’s looking for a lover?
I’m looking everywhere for you

Somebody older somebody bolder
Wants to get hold of me, yeah
Somebody strong help me belong
Answer my song, answer my song

Who’s looking for a lover?
Who wants to know what I can do?
Who’s looking for a lover?
I’m looking everywhere for you

IF’N I WAS GOD

  • May 10, 2012 7:50 pm

Michael playing with yo-yo

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Recorded April – May 1973

Written by Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman

YouTube link: “If’N I Was God”

 

 

If’n I was God
Well just for spite
I wouldn’t set the sun at night
’til everyone was treated right
By everyone else they see

If’n I was God
I’d fix it so without explaining
Folks would know, they’d know
What’s going on inside
Of everyone else like me

Nobody hurt nobody else
Oh no I wouldn’t let it be

Nobody have a need to pray
Except for thanking me

If’n I were God
I’d make us wise
So everyone could realize
That everywhere beneath the sun
Everyone needs everyone

And God that in heaven what I would do
If’n I were you
If’n I was God
Love each other, reach out
And touch somebody’s hand

TO MAKE MY FATHER PROUD

  • March 25, 2012 4:06 pm

To Make My Father Proud

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Recorded April 11 and 16 and May 16, 1973

Written by Bob Crewe and Laurence Weiss

YouTube link: “To Make My Father Proud”

 

To Make My Father Proud
To Make My Mother Smile
I Need Not Conquer Worlds Or Fame

No Set The Pace For Style

If I Can Follow Through
On What They Gave Me As My Tools

I’ll Find The Way To Sail My Course

Avoiding Ships Of Fools

If I Don’t Come Up Number One
I’ll Stand Not Well Apart
As One For Numbered Numbers
When Knowing In My Heart

I‘ve Done All  To Be Done
To Always Do My Best
By Listening To Me Myself
So He Can Do The Rest

(Born Without Compromise,
Shall Follow The Feel Of Constant Care)

In My Eleventh Hour
I’ll Be A Man When

To Face Whatever Falls My Way
Prepared That Unashamed
To Just Recall The Part Of God

For Which I Have Been Named
A Man And A Woman’s Youngest Son
While Growing Still A Child
And That Will Make My Father Proud
And Make My Mother Smile

HERE I AM (COME AND TAKE ME)

  • March 25, 2012 4:02 pm

Here I Am (Come and Take Me)

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Recorded June 6, 1973

Written by Al Green and Mabon Hodges

YouTube link: “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)”

 

I Can’t Believe That Is Real
The Way That You Made Me Feel
A Burning Deep Down Inside
A Love That I Cannot Hide
I Know It’s You And Me Baby, Yeah
That Makes The World Go Round
And It’s Keeping Me Here Loving You Baby
Laying All My Troubles Down

Here I Am Baby Come And Take Me
Here I Am Baby Come And Take Me

Take Me By The Hand
Oh, Show Me Here I Am Baby, Take Me
Oh..

 

It Always Ends Up This Way
Me Begging You Every Day
From Love That I Cannot Hide
You Broke My Heart Into Half
I Know It’s You And Me
Baby Yeah

That Makes The World Go Round
And It’s Keeping Me Here Loving You Baby
Laying All My Troubles Down

Here I Am Baby Come And Take Me
Here I Am Baby Come And Take Me

TWENTY FIVE MILES

  • March 25, 2012 3:58 pm

Twenty Five Miles

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Recorded in 1969 and 1970

Written by Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, Edwin Starr

YouTube link: “Twenty Five Miles”

YouTube link: “Twenty Five Miles” (a different and rare mix)

 

Come on feet, start moving

You’ve gotta get me there

 

Twenty Five Miles From Home, Girl
My Feet Are Hurting Mighty Bad
Now I’ve Been Walking For Three Days
And Two Lonely Nights You Know That I’m Mighty Bad

But I Got A Girl Waiting For Me
That’s Gonna Make This Trip Worthwhile
You See, She’s Got The Kind
Of Lovin’ And Kissin’ To Make A Boy Go Stone Wild

I Got To Keep On Walkin’
Oh, I Got To Walk On
Let Me Tell You, Y’all I’m So Tired
But I Just Can’t Lose My Stride

I Got Fifteen Miles To Go Now
And I Can Hear My Baby Calling My Name
It’s As If, As Though I’m Standing At Her Front Door
And I Can Hear That Doggone Train

Now I’ll Be So Glad To See My Baby
And Hold Her In My Arms One More Time
And When I Kiss Her Lips I Turn Backward Flip
And I Forget About These Feet Of Mine

I Got To Keep On Walkin’
Oh, I Got To Walk On
Let Me Tell You, Y’all I’m So Tired
But I Just Can’t Lose My Stride

Yeah, I Got To Walk On Let Me Tell You
Y’all Hope My Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
I Got Five More Miles To Go
I Got Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Oh Six

I Got Five More Miles To Go Now
Over The Hills Just Around The Bend
Although My Feet Are Tired, I Can’t Lose My Stride
I Got To Get My Baby Back Again

I Got To Keep On Walkin’
I Got To Walk On
Let Me Tell Y’all I’m So Tired Now
But I Just Can’t Lose My Stride

Oh, I Got To Walk On
Let Me Tell You Now I’m So Tired
But I Just Can’t Lose My Stride
I Got To Walk On

YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

  • March 25, 2012 3:53 pm

You Really Got a Hold on Me

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Written by William Robinson, Ronald White and Robert Rogers

YouTube link: “You Really Got a Hold on Me”
I Don’t Like You But I Love You
Seems That I’m Always Thinking Of You
Oh, Oh, Oh, You Treat Me Badly
I Love You Madly

You Really Got A Hold On Me,
You Really Got A Hold On Me, Yeah
I Love You And All I Want You To Do Is Just Hold Me
Hold Me, Hold Me

I Don’t Want You But I Need You
Don’t Want To Kiss You But I Need You
Oh, Oh, You Do Me Wrong Now
My Love Is Strong Now

You Really Got A Hold On Me, Come On
You Really Got A Hold On Me, Yeah
I Love You And All I Want You To Do Is Just Hold Me
Hold Me, Hold Me

I Want To Leave You, Don’t Want To Stay Here
Don’t Want To Spend Another Day Here
Oh, Oh, Oh, I Want To Split Now
‘Cause I Can’t Quit Now

You Really Got A Hold On Me, Come On
You Really Got A Hold On Me, Baby
You Really Got A Hold On Me
You Really Got A Hold On Me, Yeah

Yeah, Yeah
Got A Hold On Me
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Yeah

MELODIE

  • March 25, 2012 3:44 pm

Melodie

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Written by Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino and Deke Richards

YouTube link: “Melodie”

 

I Woke Up Yesterday
Knowing I Was Lost In The Past Somewhere
I Felt My Destiny
What A Sad Parade Going Nowhere

Then I Saw My Sweet Melodie
Like A Song You Enchanted Me
And The Sound Of Your Voice
Made My Heart Keep Time
To The Music Of The Love That Fills My Mind
Melodie, You’re A Symphony
A Love Song To Me
You’re My Only

Melodie, You’re My Everything
Make Me Wanna Sing
For You Only
Mm Mm Mm Mm
(What A Sweet Melodie)

The Long And Winding Road
Is Much Shorter Now That You’re Here With Me
The Questions In My Mind
Have Been Answered Now Love Has Told Me
All The Colors Are Brighter Now
And The Darkness Is Lighter Now
In My Mind I Can Hear
The Band Start To Play
Hello Tomorrow
Goodbye Yesterday

Melodie, You’re My Symphony
A Love Song To Me
You’re My Only

Melodie, You’re My Everything
Make Me Wanna Sing
For You Only

Beautiful Morning
Oh Happy Day
And You Know It’s Music To My Ears
Every Word That You Say

Melodie, You’re A Symphony
A Love Song To Me
You’re My Only

Melodie, You’re My Everything
Make Me Wanna Sing
For You Only

(Fade Out)

TOUCH THE ONE YOU LOVE

  • March 12, 2012 4:04 am

Touch The One You Love

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: “Hello World”

Written by Artie Wayne and George S. Clinton

YouTube link: “Touch The One You Love”
If I Had A Penny For Every Time
I Didn’t Hold Your Hand
If I Had A Nickel For Every Time
I Didn’t Understand

I’d Be The World’s Poorest Millionaire
‘Cause You’re Not There
And No One Ever Told Me
What You Already Knew

If I Had Only Reached Out
I Might Still Be Touching You
You Got To Touch The One You Love
If You Want The One You Love To Touch You
(You’ve Got, You’ve Gotta Touch
You Gotta Touch The One Who Loves You)

I Would Get Embarrassed For Every Time
A Movie Made You Cry
You Get Sentimental, And
I Would Never Know The Reason Why

I Hold The World’s Science Ticket
For My Selfish Pride
Is It Really Over
Can I Get Close To You

I Only Want To Show You
That I’ve Learned A Thing Or Two
If You Want The One You Love
If You Want The One You Love To Touch
You Got To….

(Fade Out)