Saturday, June 24, 2006

You Keep Me Hanging On
Diana Ross & The Supremes - 1966

Set me free, why don't you babe
Get out of my life, why don't you babe
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hanging' on
You don't really need me
But you keep me hanging' on

Why do you keep a coming around
Playing with my heart?
Why don't you get out of my life
And let me make a new start?
Let me get over you
The way you've gotten over me

Set me free, why don't you babe
Let me be, why don't you babe
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hanging' on
Now you don't really want me
You just keep me hanging' on

You say although we broke up
You still want to be just friends
But how can we still be friends
When seeing you only breaks my heart again
And there ain't nothing I can do about it

Woo, set me free, why don't you babe
Woo, get out my life, why don't you babe
Set me free, why don't you babe
Get out my life, why don't you babe

You claim you still care for me
But your heart and soul needs to be free
Now that you've got your freedom
You want to still hold on to me
You don't want me for yourself
So let me find somebody else Hey!

Why don't you be a man about it
And set me free
Now you don't care a thing about me
You're just using me
Go on, get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hanging' on...

7 comments:

Poetry by Kai said...

i remember..

thanks

Homo Escapeons said...

A Brit named Kim Wilde redid it in the 80s but the Supremes OWN it.
I love so many of their songs. Nathan Jones is my absolute fave.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kai and Homo Escapeons. The song just popped into my head and I had to look up ALL the words and post it. I remember it from the Supremes and my high school years.

Rob said...

Yes the MAYA has quite a grip on us all and won't let us go!

Don Iannone said...

Rob....Maya yes. All over the place like ice crystals on a glacier. And then, God (or something else) gave birth to a song and music was born and forever fills us.

Nehemiah said...

This song is classic, but the real deal is "Reflections" (1967) by the Supremes.

Don Iannone said...

Nehemiah...Yes, reflections is a great one as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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