With Pen in Hand Lyrics - Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Let Me in Your Life cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bobby Womack, Joe Grisby, John Grisby, Joseph Hicks, Joseph H Hicks
release date: 1974
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Soul-Jazz
length: 5:08
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Aretha Franklin and Arif Mardin
engineer: Ron Albert and Howard Albert
piano: Aretha Franklin
keyboard: Donny Hathaway
guitar: Cornell Dupree
bass: Chuck Rainey
drums (drum set): Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
background vocals: Margaret Branch, Pat Smith and Ann S, Clark
composer: Bobby Goldsboro
lyricist: Bobby Goldsboro
With pen in hand
You sign your name
Today at five
I'll be on that train
And you'll be free
And I'll be alone
So alone

If you think
We can't find the love we once knew
If you think
I can't make everything up to you
Then I'll be gone
And you'll be on your own
You'll be on your own

Can you take good care of Jenny
Can you take her to school everyday
Can you teach her how to play
All the games that little girls play
Hear what I say
Can you teach her how to roll up her hair
Can you make sure each night that she says her prayers
Well if you can do all these things
Then maybe she won't miss me
Maybe she won't miss me

And tonight as you laid in that big lonely bed
And you look at that pillow
Where I laid my head
With your heart on fire
Will you have no desire
To kiss me
Or to hold me

And if you can forget
The good times we had
If you don't think
They out weigh the bad
Well then go ahead
Sign your name
And I'll be
On my way
I'll be on my way

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Let Me in Your Life
  • 2 Every Natural Thing
  • 3 Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 4 I’m in Love
  • 5 Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
  • 6 The Masquerade Is Over
  • 7 With Pen in Hand
  • 8 Oh Baby
  • 9 Eight Days on the Road
  • 10 If You Don’t Think
  • 11 A Song for You