You Keep Me Hangin' On Lyrics

Rod Stewart


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Edward Jr. Holland, Lamont Dozier, Lamont Herbert Dozier
album: Track 5 in album Foot Loose & Fancy Free
release date: 1977
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
length: 7:28
piano: John Jarvis
background vocals: Carmine Appice, Mark Stein and Jim Cregan
organ: John Jarvis
guitar: Gary Grainger and Jim Cregan
strings arranger: Del Newman
drumset: Carmine Appice
bass guitar: Phil Chen
composer: Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland
lyricist: Edward Holland, Jr.

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Rod Stewart Foot Loose & Fancy Free cover art
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(Keep me hangin' on)

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really need me
But you keep me hangin' on

Why do you keep a comin' around playing with my heart?
Why don't cha get out of my life and let me make a brand new start?
Let me get over you the way you gotten over me, yeah, yeah

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on
No, you don't really need me
You just keep me hangin' on

You say although we broke up you still just wanna be 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)

Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa
Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa, whoa
Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa, whoa
Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa,
Yeah, yeah

Get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on

You say you still care for me but your heart and soul needs to be free
And now that you've got your freedom you wanna still hold on to me
You don't want me for yourself so let me find somebody else

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on

Why don't cha be a man about it and set me free (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Now you don't care a thing about me
You're just using me, hey, abusing me

Get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hot Legs
  • 2 You're Insane
  • 3 You're in My Heart
  • 4 Born Loose
  • 5 You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • 6 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
  • 7 You Got a Nerve
  • 8 I Was Only Joking