Gettin’ Ready Album

Artist(s): The Temptations

Cover Art

The Temptations Gettin’ Ready Cover Art

Tracklist

Say You

length: 2:30
writer: Robert Dobyne, Robert Staunton, Charles Jones

Say, you
Who do you belong to?
Say, you
I've been hoping to meet you

Baby (Baby)
You've caught my eye
I can't deny
I realize it's you
I like what I see
You're perfect for me
Fast and fancy

Say, you
Who do you love? (Say, you)

I don't want to be friends if my heart kept seein'
Watching you play around (You play around)
This would make me sad
Hurt so bad
Drag my spirit down

Girl, say, you
Who do you love? (Say, you)
(Baby) Give me the key to your heart.
Baby, say you
Who do you belong to?
(Give me the key to your heart)
Baby, baby, you, Lil' Girl
(Give me the key to your heart)
Baby, you.

Little Miss Sweetness

length: 3:11
composer: Smokey Robinson
lyricist: Smokey Robinson
Now, I'm a guy who's fond of sweet things
Sweet things I adore
In coffee most take one or two lumps, but I use three or four
But since I kissed your sweet, sweet lips
Sugar ain't sweet no more
Your kiss was sweeter than any cup of coffee I ever made before!

You know you're Little Miss Sweetness
Ah, you're Little Miss Sweetness
The sweetest girl in the world
If ever a man had a sweet tooth, I have one indeed!
I order cookies and cakes, malts and shakes from the menus that I read!

But all the cakes, and shakes, and malts I've bought put together
Don't exceed the sweetness in just one of your kisses
Baby, you're the one I need!

You know you're Little Miss Sweetness
Ah, you're Little Miss Sweetness
The sweetest girl in the world

Now listen to me, you sweet thing
Hear what I have to say
If ever you need somebody, send for me without delay!

But do one thing for me: Don't go out on a rainy day
'Cause if it's true that rain melts sugar, you will surely melt away!

You know you're Little Miss Sweetness
Ah, you're Little Miss Sweetness
The sweetest girl in the world
Trying to tell you you're Little Miss Sweetness
The sweetest girl in the world
The sweetest girl in the world

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

length: 2:34
producer: Norman Whitfield
background vocals: Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams and Eddie Kendricks
instrument: The Funk Brothers
lead vocals: David Ruffin
composer: Norman Whitfield
lyricist: Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland
I know you wanna leave me,
But I refuse to let you go,
If I have to beg, plead for your sympathy,
I don't mind 'cause you mean that much to me.

Ain't too proud to beg and you know it,
Please don't leave me girl,
Don't you go,
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby,
Please don't leave me, girl,
Don't you go.

Now I've heard a cryin' man
Is half a man with no sense of pride,
But if I have to cry to keep you,
I don't mind weepin' if it'll keep you by my side.

Ain't too proud to beg and you know it,
Please don't leave me girl,
Don't you go,
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby,
Please don't leave me, girl,
Don't you go.

If I have to sleep on your doorstep all night and day
Just to keep you from walking away,
Let your friends laugh, even this I can stand,
'cause I wanna keep you any way I can.

Ain't too proud to beg and you know it,
Please don't leave me girl,
Don't you go,
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby,
Please don't leave me, girl,
Don't you go.

Now I've got a love so deep in the pit of my heart,
And each day it grows more and more,
I'm not ashamed to call and plead to you, baby,
If pleading keeps you from walking out that door.

Ain't too proud to beg and you know it,
Please don't leave me girl,
Don't you go,
Ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby,
Please don't leave me, girl,
Don't you go.

Get Ready

length: 2:39
producer: Smokey Robinson
background vocals: Paul Williams, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and David Ruffin
instrument: The Funk Brothers
lead vocals: Melvin Franklin and Eddie Kendricks
composer: Smokey Robinson
lyricist: Smokey Robinson
I never met a girl who makes me feel the way that you do
(it's alright)
Whenever I'm asked who makes my dreams real
I say that you do
(you're outta sight)
So fee fi fo fum

Look out baby 'cause here I come.
And I'm bringing you a love that's true so get ready
So get ready
I'm gonna try to make love to you so get ready
So get ready here I come.
I'm on my way.

If you wanna play hide and seek with love let me remind you
(it's alright)
The loving you're gonna miss and the time it takes to find you
(it's outta sight)
So fiddle-lee-dee fiddle-lee-dum

Look out baby 'cause here I come.
And I'm bringing you a love that's true so get ready
So get ready
I'm gonna try to make love to you so get ready
So get ready here I come.
I'm on my way.

All my friends shouldn't want me to I understand it
(be alright)
I hope I'll get to you before they do the way I planned it
(be outta sight)
So twiddle-dee-dee twiddle dee dum

Look out baby 'cause here I come.
And I'm bringing you a love that's true so get ready
So get ready
I'm gonna try to make love to you so get ready
So get ready here I come.
I'm on my way.
Get ready 'cause here I come, boy.
Get ready 'cause here I come, boy.
Get ready 'cause here I come, boy.

Lonely, Lonely Man Am I

length: 2:34
writer: Eddie Holland, Eddie Kendricks, Norman Whitfield
(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need Lyrics

Oooooooooohhhooooooo
Lonely man am I
ever since you said goodbye.
girl I know that i should have woke up
Cause it seems now that we broke up
your fairwell kiss is haunting me
my two lips cry out constantly

let your heart, let your heart be your guide
forget about your foolish pride

starting tomorrow i keep telling myself
i'm gonna get out and find somebody else
somebody that's sweet and kind
who will erase you out of my mind
but tell me how can i find somebody new baby
when my two arms keep reaching out for you
and my two lips keep right on repeating
it's you that i need
oooooooooohhhh


you know that even when I close my eyes to forget you
i see your face and your memories too
girl I've never felt this loneliness before
and ooooh girl I just can't take it no more

every night a million tears i shed
girl every morning going out of my head
just take a good look and you'll see
what this loneliness is doing to me

(it's you that I need) oooooohhhhoooooo
(don't you know that it you that i need)oooh I can't take this loneliness
( you that I need) oooh baby i need you
(you that I need) ooooooooh

so a fool i'm gonna be no more
cause i'll soon be knocking knocking on your door
gonna get down on my bended knees
beggin' please girl come back to me

its you that I need
girl it's you that I need

girl take a good look and you'll see
what this loneliness is doing to me

Too Busy Thinking About My Baby

length: 2:39
writer: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Janie Bradford
Listen to me people
I ain't got time to think about
Money or what it can buy
And I ain't got time to sit down and wonder
What make the birdies fly.

And I don't have time to think about
What makes the flowers grow,
Ain't never give it a second thought
To where the rivers flow.

And I ain't got time for nothin' else.

Now I ain't got time to discuss the weather,
And how long it's going to last
And I ain't got time to do no studying
Once I get out of class.

I'm telling you I'm just a fellow with a one track mind,
And when it comes to thinkin' about
Anything but my baby,
I just don't have the time.

Oh yeah
And I ain't got time for nothin' else.
Don't you know I, I'm thinking about my baby
I ain't got time for nothin' else

Yeah the world could ever match her wealth,
She's some kinda wonderful,
Got heaven right here on earth

'Cause I'm just a fellow with a one track mind
And when it comes to thinkin about
Anything but my baby,
I just don't have the time

I'm too busy thinkin' about my baby
Oh I ain't got time for nothin' else
Too busy thinkin' about my baby
Ain't got time for nothing else

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
I ain't go, I ain't got no time

I’ve Been Good to You

length: 2:57
producer: Smokey Robinson
composer: Smokey Robinson
lyricist: Smokey Robinson
Look what you've done.
You made a fool out of someone. (Out of someone)
You thought love was true
And found out that you were just having fun. (Just having fun)

And oh, why do you want to make me blue?
After all, I've been good to you. (I've been good to you)
Oh, yes I have.

And I recall the time, hm, you needed somebody and I made you mine.
You needed a friend so I took you in and treated you so kind.

And oh, why do you want to make me blue?
After, After all, I've been good to you.
(I've been good to you)
Oh, yes I have.

And you know I've always been around.
And I never, never, never let you down.
And now you telling me that you must go.
You know that you're hurting me so

But there, there come a time
One day, one day, one day you gonna wake up and find
You come back to me on your bending knee and you're gonna be crying.

And oh, believe me, what I say it true, baby.
After all, I've been good to you. (I've been good to you)

Everyday, and every way. (I've been good to you)
Whoa, you know, you know,
You know, baby, I've been so good. (I've been good to you)

It’s a Lonely World Without Your Love

length: 2:32
writer: Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson

Fading Away

length: 2:37
composer: Robert Rodgers, Warren “Pete” Moore, Smokey Robinson
The feeling we used to get, whenever our lips met
Like smoke from a cigarette, it's fading away
Fading away, fading away

It hurts me to think about, how love where there was no doubt
Like a cloud when the sun comes out, it's fading away
Fading away, fading away

[Chorus:]
Hmm, you've changed and it's showing, baby
You've changed and it's showing
Tell me, where is your love going

The plans we were making up, for I'll never breaking up
Like dreams when you're waking up, are fading away
Fading away, fading away

The good times we shared a lot, when you really cared a lot
Like steam from a coffee pot, it's fading way
Fading away, fading away

[Chorus]

Like smoke from a cigarette, of dreams that you soon forget
Our love from the day we met, it's fading away
Fading away, fading away

[Chorus x2]

Who You Gonna Run To

length: 3:05
composer: Smokey Robinson
lyricist: Smokey Robinson
When you're feeling alright, I never see you coming.
But when you're hurt, you always come a-runnin';
But one of these days I know, I gonna have to let you go
Then, tell me, who you gonna to run to (baby) where you gonna hide
I wanna know-who you gonna tell that you're hurting-ing inside

When you're going strong,(when you're going strong)I don't see
You at all (I don't see you at all); But when something goes wrong,
(when something goes wrong)that's when you call (that's when you call)
But if you keep doing me like you do, then I'm gonna turn my back on you
Then tell me, who you gonna run to (repeat chorus)Hmmm mm

When you climbed love's tree, you thought that love was a game;
But now you're out on a limb, oh yes, and you're calling my name.
But one of these days I'm bound, to let you come tumbe-ling down
Then tell me who you gonna run to (Repeat chorus to a harmonic fade out)

You’re Not an Ordinary Girl

length: 2:49
writer: Marvin Tarplin, Bobby Rogers, Ronald White, Warren “Pete” Moore, Smokey Robinson
You ain't got no halo
Hanging over your head

You ain't got no wings
That you can spread

You ain't got no harp so you can play me a song so sweet (Oh yeah)
You ain't got no golden slippers on your pretty little feet (Oh yeah)

Oh, but to me you're an angel
To me you're an angel
You're not an ordinary girl because you're an angel to me, yeah

Angel, Baby

Now you don't have sugar (Sugar)
Sprinkled all over you (No sugar all over you)
You're not made of peppermint ew
(Peppermint) through and through (Not peppermint through and through)

You don't come in assorted flavors(uh huh)like a package of Charms (Oh yeah)
And you won't stain my shirt (uh huh) if you melt in my arms (Oh yeah)

Oh, but to me you're candy
To me you're candy
You're not an ordinary girl because you're candy to me, yeah

Candy, Baby

Now I haven't carved (I haven't carved)
Our initials on trees (Our initials on trees)
You might not know all the facts (All the facts)
About the birds and the bees (About the birds & the bees)

You don't send me sweet love letters with the smell of perfume (Oh yeah)
My photograph may not be plastered all over your room (Oh yeah)

Oh oh oh, but to me you're a sweetheart
To me you're a sweetheart
You're not an ordinary girl, yes you're a sweetheart to me, yeah

Sweet, sweet, Baby

You're not an ordinary girl, yes you're a sweetheart to me, yeah

Sweet, sweet, Baby

Not Now (I’ll Tell You Later)

length: 2:52
composer: Otis Williams, Smokey Robinson
Do Do Do Do Do
Do Do Do Do Do Do - Hey

When my Dad thought I had become of age
He said, "Son, you're getting to the Lovin' Stage"

I said, "Oh yeah, oh yeah"

"It's time you stopped being all alone
You've got to find a girl you can call your own"

I said, "Not now, I'll tell you later
Not now, I'll tell you when
Not now, I'll tell you later
When I'm gonna fall in love"

Do Do Do Do
Do Do Do Do Do
Do Do Do Do Do Do - Yeah

I met a little girl - fine as could be
I said, "Girl, you're the girl that was made for me"

She said, "Oh yeah, oh yeah"

I thought if I tried, I just couldn't miss
So I asked the lil' girl for just one lil' kiss

She said, "Not now, I'll tell you later (Not now)
Not now, I'll tell you when (Not now)
Not now, I'll tell you later
When I'm gonna fall in love"

When it's time for you to fall in love
It won't make sense for you to hurry
Take you time and make up your mind
Cause the surer you are, the less you have to work

Do Do Do Do
Do Do Do Do Do
Do Do Do Do Do Do - Hey

Not now, I'll tell you later (Not now)
Not now, I'll tell you when (Not now)
Not now, I'll tell you later
(Everybody)
When I'm gonna fall in love