You've Got to Earn It 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
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length: 2:41

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(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
You've got to earn it (earn it, earn it, earn it)
You've got to treat me kind, all the time
Throw the other guys right out of your mind
(Yeah, yeah)

Now listen
To make broken things work, you've got to fix them
(Fix them, fix them, fix them, fix them)
To make two things one, you've got to mix them
(Mix them, mix them, mix them, mix them)
To get butter from milk, you've got to chum it
And if you want my love, if you want my love
You've got to earn it (earn it, earn it, earn it)
If you deserve it you can get it
I'll be glad to see you with it
Just show me that you love me
And that you're thinking of me
You can get it in a hurry


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