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YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

  • November 29, 2011 10:26 pm

You've Got a Friend in Me

Michael Jackson from ALBUM: GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by:  Carole King

YouTube link: “You’ve Got a Friend”

 

 

When you’re down and troubled
And you need some love and care
And nothing, no nothing is going right
Just close your eyes and think of me
And soon I’ll be there to brighten up
Yeah, even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know, wherever I am
I’ll come a-running
To see you again

[Chorus:]
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, yeah I will
You’ve got a friend

When the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind
He begins to blow
Here’s what you do baby
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud
And soon you’ll hear me
Knocking at your door
Oh yes I will, yes I will

You just call out my name
And you know, wherever I am
I’ll come a-running
To see you again

[Chorus]
Ain’t it good to know
That you’ve got a friend
People can be so cold
They’ll hurt you and desert you
And take your soul if you let them
Oh, don’t let them

[Chorus:]
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there, yes I will

You’ve got a friend, yes you do
You’ve got a friend, yes you do
Right till the end, for you
Ain’t it good to know

 

LOVE IS HERE AND NOW YOU’RE GONE

  • November 29, 2011 10:19 pm

Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: Holland-Dozier-Holland

YouTube link: “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone”

Wikipedia link: “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” (song)

 

Love is here
And oh my darling, now you’re gone
Love is here
And oh my darling, now you’re gone

You persuaded me to love you
And I did
But instead of tenderness
I found heartache instead
Into your arms I fell
So unaware of the loneliness
That was waiting there

[Spoken:]
You closed the door to your heart, girl
And you turned the key
Locked your love away from me

Love is here
And oh my darling, now you’re gone
You made me love you
And oh my darling, now you’re gone
You said loving you
Would make life beautiful
With each passing day
But as soon as love came
Into my heart
You turned and you walked
Just walked away

[Spoken:]
You stripped me of my dreams
You gave me faith, then you took my hope
Look at me now

Look at me
See what loving has done to me
Look at my face
See how crying has left its trace
After you made me all your own
Then you left me all alone
You made your words sound so sweet
Knowing that your love I couldn’t keep

[Spoken:]
My heart cries out for your touch
But baby, you’re not there
And the lonely cry fades in the air

Love is here
And oh my darling, now you’re gone
Love is here
And oh my darling, now you’re gone
You made me love you
Oh oh my darling, now you’re gone
Talking ’bout love, love, love, love,
Ooh ooh my darling, now you’re gone

MARIA (YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE)

  • November 29, 2011 10:13 pm

Maria (You Were the Only One)

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: Lawrence Brown, Linda Glover, George Gordy, Allen Story

YouTube link: “Maria (You Were the Only One)”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

 

Maria hey hey Maria
Maria don’t you hear me calling Maria
Maria girl you know you were the only one
Hey hey Maria

Maria don’t you miss me just a little
Maria after all you were the only one
Come on back to me Maria
Maria come on back to me girl
Hey hey Maria

Maria it’s been long so long
Maria since you’ve been gone
Hey hey Maria
Maria don’t you need me just a little
Maria ’cause honest girl you were the only one
Come on back to me Maria
Oh come on back to me girl

Maria ooh baby, I need you
Maria why do you keep a-running away
Oh baby you keep a-running away
Oh baby yeah Maria

I need you honey
Oh Maria you sweet little sunflower
Oh hear my plea for sympathy
I just want you here with me Maria
If you’re out that lonely night
What’s my life without you girl

I’m so lonely I’m so blue
Without you darling my life is through
Come on back

You keep running away

WINGS OF MY LOVE

  • November 29, 2011 10:07 pm

Wings of My Love

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: The Corporation (Mizell, Gordy, Richards and Perren)

YouTube link: “Wings of My Love”

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

 

When this old world gets you down
When your spirit’s on the ground
Just remember I will always be around
Just climb on the wings of my love
I’ll take you high on the wings of my love

When you’re feeling all alone
Like a child who’s got no home
You know you’ve always got a place where you can go
Just climb on the wings of my love

Like a breeze that knows no boundaries with all the trees
As it rushes to the seas darling we’ll be just as free
I’ll lift your spirits high our love will fly
We’ll have heaven blue skies and forever sunshine

‘Til you break those ties that bind
‘Til that day you’re really mine
Anytime you want to leave your world behind
Just climb on the wings of my love

I’ll lift your spirits high our love will fly
We’ll have heaven blue skies and forever sunshine
We’ve got rainbows yet to find
And we’ll find them all in time
Girl you know someday we’ll even touch the sky
Just climb on the wings of my love

Anytime you want to leave your world behind
I’ll take you high on the wings of my love
Just take my hand and together we’ll touch the sky
Just climb on the wings of my love
Yes remember I will always be around
I’ll take you high on the wings of my love

GIRL DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME

  • November 29, 2011 9:51 pm

Girl don't take your love from me

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by:  Willie Hutch

YouTube link: “Girl Don’t Take Your Love From Me” 

Wikipedia link: “Hello World” (album)

 

Oooh
Foolish of me, I couldn’t see
The forest for the trees
You’ve been so true
I’ve been so cruel to you
Oh, girl please don’t leave me

[Chorus:]
If you stay I’ll find a way
To erase the past
Baby don’t leave me
Girl don’t take your love from me
Oh girl

What can I say to make you stay
Baby, don’t leave me
You’ve been so kind
It blows my mind to know
Oh girl, I really hurt you

[Chorus:]
Tell me girl, it’s not too late
And you give me a chance
To make it up to you
Don’t take your love from me
Girl don’t take your love
Don’t take your love

[Bridge:]
Girl, if you take your love away from me
I’m gonna be in misery
Your love is the strength that I lean upon
How will I make it when it’s gone
Of all the little things I wanted to say
Or really wanted to do
Girl, this time
Ooh, oh girl I really mean it

[Chorus:]
So tell me girl, it’s not too late
And you’ll give me a chance
To make it up to you
Don’t take your love from me
Don’t take your love, no no no no no
Don’t take your love
Don’t leave me girl

Don’t take your love from me
Baby, don’t take your love from me
Don’t take your love from me
Oooh, don’t take your love from me
Baby, don’t take your love from me

ROCKIN’ ROBIN

  • November 22, 2011 5:19 am

 

Rockin' Robin

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: Leon Rene

YouTube link: “Rockin’ Robin” 

YouTube – “Rockin’ Robin” (rare live performance on television in 1972)

Wikipedia link: “Rockin’ Robin” (song)

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hopping and a-bopping and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

[Chorus:]
Rockin’ robin, rock rock
Rockin’ robin’
Blow rockin’ robin
‘Cause we’re really gonna rock tonight

Every little swallow, every chick-a-dee
Every little bird in the tall oak tree
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flapping their wings singing “Go bird Go”

[Chorus]

Pretty little raven at the bird-band stand
Told them how to do the bop and it was grand
They started going steady and bless my soul
He out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin’ and a-boppin’ and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet tweet tweet

[Chorus]

I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE

  • November 21, 2011 12:03 am

I Wanna Be Where You Are

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: Arthur T-Boy Ross and Leon Ware

YouTube link: “I Wanna Be Where You Are”

Wikipedia link: “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (song)

 

Can it be I stayed away too long
Did I leave your mind when I was gone
It’s not my thing trying to get back
But this time let me tell you where I’m at

You don’t have to worry ’cause I’m coming
Back to where I should have always stayed
And now I’ve heard the maybe to your story
And it’s enough love for me to stay

Can it be I stayed away too long
Did I leave your mind when I was gone
It’s not my thing trying to get back
But this time let me tell you where I’m at

[Chorus:]
I wanna, wanna be where you are
Anywhere you are
I wanna, wanna be where you are
Everywhere you are

[Bridge:]
Please don’t close the door to our future
There’s so many things we haven’t tried
I could love you better than I used to
And give you all the love I have inside

[Chorus:]
I wanna, wanna be where you are
Any, any, anywhere you are
I wanna, wanna be where you are
I gotta be where you are

GOT TO BE THERE

  • November 20, 2011 6:39 am

Got to be There

Michael Jackson  from ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Written by: Elliot Willensky

YouTube link: “Got to Be There” 

Wikipedia link: “Got to Be There” (album)

 

Got to be there, got to be there
In the morning
When she says hello to the world
Got to be there, got to be there
Bring her good times
And show her that she’s my girl

Oh what a feeling there’ll be
The moment I know she loves me
‘Cause when I look in her eyes I realize
I need her sharing her world beside me

So I’ve got to be there
Got to be there in the morning
And welcome her into my world
And show her that she is my girl
When she says, “Hello world!”

Got to be there

I need her sharing the world beside me

That’s why I’ve got to be there
Got to be there where love begins
And that’s everywhere she goes
I’ve got to be there so she knows
That when she’s with me, she’s home

Got to be there
Got to be there

IN OUR SMALL WAY

  • November 3, 2011 5:04 am

The Jackson 5 — ALBUM:  GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

YouTube link – “In Our Small Way” – The Jackson 5
[Spoken Words]
Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today…
In our small way

Empty words are not enough
Where there’s hurt we’ll be a crush
When there’s thirst we’ll fill each other’s cup
Because we care we love enough to share

[Refrain]
Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today…
In our small way

In despair we’ll be the hope
And the prayer that frees the soul
We’ll be there to share each lonely road
Because we love, I know
We care enough

[Refrain]
Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day
But we still can change some things today…
In our small way

Just a little time is all it takes
What a difference just a smile can make, you’ll see
Love is all we need

[Refrain]
Maybe you and I can’t do great things
We may not change the world in one day

AIN’T NO SUNSHINE

  • November 3, 2011 4:37 am

Ain't No Sunshine

ALBUM:   GOT TO BE THERE (1972)

Lead vocals : Michael Jackson

Arranged by Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy, Deke Richards & Eddy Manson Produced by Freddie Perren, Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy & Deke Richards

Recorded 1971 at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California

YouTube link:   Ain’t No Sunshine

[Spoken Intro:]
You ever want something
that you know you shouldn’t have
The more you know you shouldn’t have it,
The more you want it
And then one day you get it,
It’s so good too
But it’s just like my girl
When she’s around me
I just feel so good, so good
But right now I just feel cold, so cold
Right down to my bones
‘Cause ooh…

[SINGING:]

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away
Wonder this time where she’s gone
Wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away

I know, I know, I know, I know, ….

Hey I ought to leave
I ought to leave her alone

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away