Who Sang Are You Sure? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Aretha cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Keith Ciancia, T-Bone Burnett, Woody Jackson
Release Date: 1961-2-27
Genre: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Synth-pop/Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Vocal
length: 2:41
bass: Milt Hinton
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Al Sears
drums (drum set): Sticks Evans
guitar: Chauncey Westbrook
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Lyrics
Are you sure your prayers
Haven't been answered?
Now, think
Sister, think

Are you sure your prayers
Haven't been answered?
Now, think
Brother, think

But don't you dare
Say the good Lord
Didn't stop to hear you
He hears and sees
Everything you do
Stop right now
And take the inventory
You'll come up
With a different story

Because He sees
Every move you make
Every wiggle of your head
Every wink of your eye
He sees
The laugh you're laughing
And hears tears you cry

You may not know
How to pray
But He loves you
When you try
So raise your voices high
And the Lord will hear you
Hear you

He sees every move you make
Every wiggle of your head
Every wink of your eye
He sees
The laugh you're laughing
And hears tears you cry

You may not know
How to pray
But He loves you
When you try
So raise your voices high
And the Lord will hear you
Hear you

Are you sure
You haven't been answered?
Now think
You'd better think

Are you sure
Real sure
You haven't been answered?
Now think
Brother, think

Don't you dare
Say the good Lord
Didn't stop to hear you
He hears and sees
Everything you do
Stop right now
And take the inventory
You'll come up
With a different story

Because He sees
Every move you make
Every wiggle of your head
Every wink of your eye
He sees
The laugh you're laughing
And hears tears you cry

You may not know
How to pray
But He loves you
When you try
So raise your voices high
And the Lord will hear you
Hear you

Oh, raise your voices high
And the Lord will hear you
Hear you

Oh, raise your voices high
And the Lord will hear you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Won’t Be Long
  • 2 Over the Rainbow
  • 3 Love Is the Only Thing
  • 4 Sweet Lover
  • 5 All Night Long
  • 6 Who Needs You?
  • 7 Right Now
  • 8 Are You Sure
  • 9 Maybe I’m a Fool
  • 10 It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • 11 (Blue) By Myself
  • 12 Today I Sing the Blues

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin