Love Is a Contact Sport Lyrics

Whitney Houston


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Preston W. Glass
album: Track 7 in album Whitney
release date: 1987-6-1
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length: 4:20
tambourine: Greg 'Gigi' Gonaway
bass: Randy Jackson
synthesizer: Corrado Rustici, Walter Afanasieff
acoustic guitar: Shambhu
horn: Premik Russell Tubbs, Wayne Wallace, Marc Russo, Jerry Hey
drums: Narada Michael Walden
congas: Raul Rekow
tenor saxophone: Kenny G
horn arranger: Jerry Hey
mix: David Frazer
performer: Cory Lerios
producer: Narada Michael Walden
keyboard: Preston Glass
synthesizer: Preston Glass
percussion: Preston Glass, Preston Glass
recording: David Frazer
background vocals: Claytoven Richardson, Kitty Beethoven, Nikki Harris, Jennifer Hall, Jim Gilstrap
vocal: Whitney Houston

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Contact Contact
Huh huh huh huh hoo huh yeah
You've been avoiding me
Like a cat trying to dodge a dog
I never see ya shine
You're as cold as the London fog
You claim you want my love
Well I wouldn't know by the way you behave
If you want to feel the thrill of my touch
You better come out of your cave

It's so perplexing
Why you fight it won't you try it
Love's electric
Turn me on and see

[Chorus]
Love is a contact sport
You gotta move in time
If you want to do it right
Here I am
Love is a contact sport
You gotta act untamed
If you want to play the game
So grab my hand, SLAM!

I hate to sound aggressive
But I'm tired of waiting for your move
Cut the formalities
Cause you've got a few things to prove
If you really want my love
I need to feel it down deep from within
Don't make me wait too long
I'm ready now come and stroke my skin

Well all this talking
Worthless chatter just don't matter
Time for stalkin'
Come get next to me

[Chorus]

Hey boy,
Why dontcha come on over
So we can make that contact
Contact you dare

It's so perplexing
Why you fight it won't you try it
Love's electric
Turn me on and see

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  • 2 Just the Lonely Talking Again
  • 3 Love Will Save the Day
  • 4 Didn’t We Almost Have It All
  • 5 So Emotional
  • 6 Where You Are
  • 7 Love Is a Contact Sport
  • 8 You’re Still My Man
  • 9 For the Love of You
  • 10 Where Do Broken Hearts Go
  • 11 I Know Him So Well