You've Got to Earn It Song Lyrics

The Temptations


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Cornelius Grant, Smokey Robinson
album: Track 5 in album Temptin' Temptations
release date: 1965-11-1
popularity : 47 users have visited this page.
length: 2:41

Album Information

label: Gordy
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Temptations Temptin' Temptations cover art


sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
To get stones from a rock, you've got to break it
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
To get bread from dough, you've got to bake it
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
To get water from a faucet, you've got to turn it
And if you want my love, if you want my love
You've got to earn it (earn it, earn it, earn it)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)
To get fire from a match, you've got to strike it
(Strike it, strike it, strike it, strike it)
To get the feeling from a kiss, you've got to like it
(Like it, like it, like it, like it)
To get ashes from wood, you've got to burn it
And if you want my love, if you want my love


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Since I Lost My Baby
  • 2 The Girl's Alright With Me
  • 3 Just Another Lonely Night
  • 4 My Baby
  • 5 You've Got to Earn It
  • 6 Everybody Needs Love
  • 7 Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
  • 8 Don't Look Back
  • 9 I Gotta Know Now
  • 10 Born to Love You
  • 11 I'll Be in Trouble
  • 12 You're the One I Need