Take It Like You Give It Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin Take It Like You Give It Cover Art

Tracklist

Why Was I Born?

length: 2:52
producer: Bob Johnston
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Jerome Kern
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II

Why was I born, why am I livin'?
What do I get, what am I givin'?
Why do I want a thing I daren't hope for?
What can I hope for? I wish I knew

Why do I try to draw you near me?
Why do I do I cry? You never hear me
I'm a poor fool, but what can I do?
Why was I born to love you?

Why do I try to draw you near me?
Why do I do I cry? You never hear me

I'm a poor fool, but what can I do?
Why was I born to love you?

Some other versions may include an intro:
Spending these lonesome evenings with nothing to do
But to live in dreams that I make up all by myself
Dreaming that you're beside me, I picture the prettiest stories
Only to wake up all by myself What is the good of me by myself?

I May Never Get to Heaven

length: 3:28
writer: Buddy Killen, Bill Anderson
I may never get to heaven by Conway Twitty

I walked with you and talked with you and held
Your lovin' hand
We loved a while and I lived a while and I
Thought that fate had it planned
Then someone stole my angel and I lost what
I loved most
I may never get to heaven but I once
Came mighty close

I may never play a golden harp or spread
Celestial wings
Or walk a golden staircase while a distant
Chorus sings
But once I had your sweet love and felt
Your tender touch
I may never get to heaven but I
Didn't miss it much

I may never get to heaven but I once
Came mighty close

Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It for the Door)

length: 1:58
producer: Bob Johnston
writer: Billy Dawn Smith

Her Little Heart Went to Loveland

length: 2:34
writer: Buddy Kaye, Philip Springer
Her little heart went to loveland
His little heart stayed at home

Her little heart gave all the love it could impart
His little heart gave none

She took the road to forever
Would she leaving Never

Maybe she wasn't too clever
But when love finds one it blinds one

He made her journey so exciting
Oh how the world spun around

Locked in his embrace lost in time and s___e
But he never left the ground

This little girl is a sad little girl
Who must endlessly grow

Her little heart went to loveland
But his be cold heart stayed home

Lee Cross

length: 2:53
writer: Ted White
Well if you lose me, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing
Well if you lose me, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing

You know I love you girl
But I want you to do right
If you would only straighten up
We'd have a good life
And if you don't believe me, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing

Well if you lose me, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing
You do all your parading
With every guy in town
I try to find you, woman
And you're nowhere to be found

But if you lose me, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing
Well if you lose me, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing

You know I love you woman
I can't tell you anymore
If you don't straighten up
I'm gonna walk right out of that door

And if you don't believe me, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing, oh yes, oh yes
You'll lose a good thing, don't you know

Take It Like You Give It

length: 1:50
writer: Aretha Franklin
(Take it, take it just like you give it, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
(Take it like you give it)

Baby, can I say that I'm sorry
For the things I said last night
But I'm doing on two, just like you
When I'm going always to do things right
And sometimes you are so very nice
But I smile and still pay the price
Now, if you love me let me see you leave it
And just take it like you give it, yeah (take it, take it just like you give it)
Take it like you give it, yeah (take it, take it just like you give it)

Baby, there's a whole lot of people (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Who just can't see the forest for the trees (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
And you just don't know, oh, how bad I am (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
For make you'll not be one of these, yeah, yeah

I wanna make up for this reason (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Don't know if you're wrong or right (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
I'm in misery, and I know you're the fee (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
For all the switches I've ever fired
So don't make it hard for me doesn't last
And if you love me let me see you leave it
And just take it like you give it, yeah (take it, take it just like you give it, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Take it like you give it, yeah (take it like you give it)
Take it like you give it, yeah (take it, take it just like you give it, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)
Take it like you give it

Only the One You Love

length: 2:23
writer: Eddie Snyder, Charles Singleton
Only the one you love can hurt you (can hurt you)
Only the one you trust in most of all (most of all)
Nobody else you know (you know)
Could ever hurt you so (you so)
Or tear you all apart

Only the one you love can fool you (can fool you)
Only the one you who's closest to your heart (to your heart)
And that's cause you can't believe
He ever would deceive
Or leave you or let you fall or let you die (uh, uh, uh, uh)

Strangers can harm you
It's been proved many times before
Only the one you love can hurt you
But his hurt makes you love him more and more (more and more, more and more)
But his hurt can makes you love him more and more (more and more, more and more)
Every little hurt makes you love him more and more

Deeper

length: 2:03
composer: Rudy Clark
lyricist: Rudy Clark
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa

People let me tell you I work hard every day
I get up out of bed, I put on my clothes
'Cause I've got bills to pay
Now it ain't easy but I don't need no help
I've got a strong will to survive
I've got a deeper love, deeper love
Deeper love inside and I call it

Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
It's the power that gives you
The strength to survive
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa

Yeah ooh yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Now I've got love in my heart
It gives me the strength
To make it through the day
Pride is love (pride is)
Respect for yourself
And that's why I'm not looking for
Handouts, charity, welfare, I don't need
Stealin', dealin', not my feelin'
No backstabbin', greedy grabbin'
Lyin', cheatin' 'cause I've got a
Deeper love, a deeper love
A deeper love inside,
I've got a deeper love (deeper),
A deeper love (deeper)
Deeper love inside, whoa

Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
It's the power that gives you
The strength to survive
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa

And I wanna thank you for helping me see
There's a power that lives deep inside of me
Give me the strength (give me the strength)
To carry on (to carry on), always be strong
Whoa oh oh oh whoa

Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa

People let me tell ya I work hard every day
I get up outta bed, put on my clothes
'Cause I-I-I-I-I got bills to pay
And it ain't easy, it ain't easy
It ain't easy, it ain't easy
It ain't easy yeah, oh oh

I've got a deeper love, a deeper love
A deeper love inside
I've got a deeper love (deeper), a deeper love (deeper)
A deeper love inside

Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
It's the power that gives you
The strength to survive
Pride a deeper love
whoa whoa whoa whoa

Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa hey hay yeah
It's the power that gives you
The strength to survive
Pride ow ow ow ow a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa

Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Pride a deeper love
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
It's the power that gives you
The strength to survive
Pride ow ow ow ow ow ow a deeper love
whoa whoa whoa whoa oh

Remember Me

length: 2:12
writer: Van McCoy
Remember me
I'm the girl you say hello to
And gave a special glow to
One sweet yesterday

Remember me
And the times we had together
I swore they last forever
Darling come what may

How could two people so much in love drift so far apart?
Oh my darling, could it be possible I was never, never in your heart?

Remember me
I'm the girl you say you'd always love
You swore by stars above
Oh, don't you recall ever having love me, love me at all?

Land of Dreams

length: 2:13
writer: Aretha Franklin
In the land of my dreams
You're sweeter than ever before
In the land of my dreams
You love me so much more
I am over here so I'll stay, you'll never stay
If they could only be real (if they could only be real)
Instead of just in my head

In the land of this wonderful dream (wonderful dream)
I imagine you all so close
Telling all of the girls who love you to
You love me the most (love me the most)
And when you walk by, I start to laugh of dream and glow
Cause when I wanna be with you
I close my eyes and all way I go, go, go (the way I go)

In the land of my dreams
Where it's give and take
Give your love to me (give your love to me)
But some should get out our way
Give your, give your love to me (give your love to me)
But some should get out our way
Give your love to me (give your love to me)
But some should get out our way

A Little Bit of Soul

length: 2:18
writer: McKinley Mitchell, D. Wilkinson, Monk Higgins
Sitting here thinking
I'm trying to write a song
If I don't get me a hit soon
I won't be here long
I got a lyric writer
Got me a piano man
And we're making these words
Just as tight as we can
Now we want these words
Tender and bold
They don't have to be strong
Just give us a whole lot of soul

Now, hey little boy
Come over here with me
And you show me how
To do that dance called the plip
Can you show me how to wobble?
Can we do it together?
Come on and let's bend over
Come on and let's shake a tail feather
We want these words
Tender and bold
They don't have to be strong
Just give me a whole lot of soul

Soul (soul), soul (soul)
Soul (soul), soul (soul)
A little soul (soul), soul (soul)
A little soul (soul), soul (soul)

Now, how am I doing? (doing alright now)
Am I doing alright? (doing alright now)
I got this sound (doing alright now)
And I got this boy (doing alright now)
I got a piano man (ah, ah, ah)
And a great big band (ah, ah, ah)
Now, I wanna hear the trumpets (ah, ah, ah)
Blowing out loud
Let me see the action
Coming in from the crowd
And take these rock by my hand (doing alright now)
A little bit of soul, and

A little soul (soul), soul (soul)
A little soul (soul), soul (soul)
A little soul (soul), soul (soul)
A little soul (soul), soul (soul)

Tell me how am I doing? (doing alright now)
Am I doing alright? (you're doing alright now)
Tell me how am I doing? (you're doing alright now)
Am I doing alright? (you're doing alright now)