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    Aretha Franklin Pretender, Giving In & I wanna make it up to you / Lyrics

    Hello All,

    This is my first time here and I hope you all are fine.

    I was wondering if any of you guys could help me with Aretha's lyrics.

    I am despertely need lyrics for 3 songs: "Pretender", "Giving in" ['Get it right' album] and "I wanna make it up to you" ['Jump to it' album].

    Unfortunately the lyrics are not available anywhere in the web and the album do not have lyrics sleeve either. I have loooked for them everythere

    I tried to transcript them but there are some part I am not able to work words out. I will post it below and if anyone could help out I would be very greatful.

    With Best Wishes,

    Kamil


    PRETENDER

    Pretender
    Pretender

    I wake myself up every time
    I daydream of love for you and me
    Cause I’m just fooling myself
    I should remember
    You’re just a pretender

    (No one but a pretender)
    Can’t love no one
    (Pretending to be in love)
    Oh Pretender
    (No one but a pretender)
    Can’t love no one
    (Pretending to be in love)

    You can’t trust the imagination
    It never tells you [………….] (I hear: full story?)
    You don’t give love
    You’re just a [………..] (I hear: mender?)
    I should remember
    You’re just a pretender

    (No one but a pretender)
    Can’t love no one
    (Pretending to be in love)

    Oh I wanna be
    I want to be what you want
    Everything you could be
    Everything
    Everything I could dream of
    Everything could dream of
    But I really should be your
    Really should be your love
    Giving’ your feeling’ your having’ your love
    Oh pretend pretender
    Give me your love
    Oh yeah

    Pretender
    Why can’t you be free?
    Oh babe pretender
    Why won’t you believe in what you feel?

    [………………………………………]...........................]
    [.................................................. ............]
    I know that you did what I’m saying
    It’s [……………………………………………………………………….]

    No one but a pretender
    Can’t love no one
    Pretending to be in love
    Oh Pretender
    No one but a pretender
    Can’t love no one
    Pretending to be in love
    Oh pretender


    GIVING IN
    Baby oh
    Oh yeah
    I’m giving in to you
    Giving in cause love you
    Take my love take it all
    Put your trust in the scars

    I will love you baby
    Yeah I really love you
    Yeah yeah I really love you

    I’m giving everything I own
    Take it all honey
    Take me home
    Give in when I care
    I ain’t holding back
    I want be girl to give this and that

    I will love you
    Yeah I really love you baby
    Yeah yeah I really love you

    Take as much of my love boy
    To your heart’s delight
    I’ll keep it to your names day and night
    If you want a thing
    You never really had
    Couse [……………….] (I hear: this silly) girl’s love is truly there

    I will love you baby
    Yeah I really love you

    I can see in my mind
    Very love very fun
    It’s like a paradise
    So what else can I do
    I’m giving in to you

    Giving in to you
    Giving in cause I love you
    You’re so sweet
    You’re so kind
    […………………………….]
    Wanna do it with passion
    Oh baby
    Giving in giving in you
    All am I cause I love you
    Oh baby
    Giving in giving in giving in cause I love you
    Giving in giving in giving in cause I love you
    Giving in. Love you baby
    You re so sweet you’re so kind
    Wish today you’re mine
    You’re the only boy the only boy there for me
    Set for the other free
    Yeah yeah yeah


    I WANNA MAKE IT UP TO YOU
    I’ll make it up to you / x3

    I wanna make it up to you
    Yes I do
    For all the things I put you through
    Yes I do
    Please forgive me for the lies
    [1)………………………………………..]
    I sincerely apologize

    Darling we……………
    It’s too much to let go now
    If I wasn’t sure believe me
    This I know now
    You’re the only one
    Come back my morning sun
    All I wanna do is
    I wanna make it up to you, boy

    I wanna love you in the night
    Do it right
    Let’s do this thing, girl
    Do it right
    Give it time
    Let’s put the pieces back in place
    No time to waste
    No one will ever share your space
    [2)………………] everything about you [3)……]
    Still [4)…………………………..]
    Yes [5)……………………………]
    Restore my trust and faith
    Come back don’t hesitate
    All I wanna do
    I wanna make it up to you girl yeah

    You know if we could try it just one more time
    Hey baby I promise you
    That my star will shine
    Oh yeah
    And if we should ever reach for the moment
    And [7)………………………….]
    Just let me be
    Wherever you are wherever you are
    Oh darling oh darling
    Sweet baby sweet baby

    [9)………………] in everything about you know
    Still I really miss you
    Yes yes [10)………………………..]
    Restore my trust and faith
    Do it do it do it do it
    Come back don’t hesitate
    All I wanna do
    I wanna make it up to you boy
    I wanna make it up to you boy
    Yeah I wanna make it up to you boy
    Baby I wanna make it up to you boy

    Make it up to you girl
    Make it up make it up make it up



    GI

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    PRETENDER

    Pretender
    Ooh
    Pretender

    I wake myself up every time
    I daydream of love for you and me
    'Cause I’m just fooling myself
    I should remember
    You’re just a pretender of love

    (Nothing but a pretender)
    Can’t love no one
    (Pretending to be in love)
    Ooh, pretender
    (No one but a pretender)
    Can’t love no one
    (Pretends to be in love)

    You can’t trust the imagination
    It never tells you who's for real
    You don’t give love
    You’re just a lender
    I should remember
    That you’re just a pretender

    (Nothing but a pretender)
    Can’t love no one
    (Pretending to be in love)

    Oh but I wanted (to be your)
    I wanted to be (to be your lover)
    To be what you wanted
    Everything you could need
    Oh yeah (Every)
    You were everything (I could dream of)
    I ever could dream of
    But I really (should be your)
    Really should be (should be your lover)
    Keeping your, feeling your, having your love
    Oh, pretender (pretender)
    Pretender,
    Give me your love


    Pretender,
    Why can’t you be for real?
    Aw, baby
    Pretender,
    Why won't you believe in what you feel?

    Well, I thought you were mine, baby, all the time
    And I know that you dig what I'm sayin'
    It's a player's dream just to have a fool
    But sweet baby, I ain't playin'
    It's funky nothin's, baby

    (Nothing but a pretender) [Etc.]
    Last edited by smallworld; 09-18-2018 at 05:05 PM.

  3. #3
    GIVING IN

    Baby ooh
    Oh yeah
    I’m giving in to you
    Giving in cause I love you
    Take my love, take it all
    Put your trust in this cause

    'Cause I will love you baby
    (Yeah, I really love you babe)
    (Yeah, yeah, I really love you)

    I’m giving everything I own
    Take it all honey
    Take me home
    Giving when I can
    I ain’t holding back
    I want be the girl to give you this and that

    I will love you
    (Yeah, I really love you baby)
    (Yeah, yeah, I really love you)

    Take as much of my love, boy
    To your heart’s delight
    I’ll give it to you nice, day and night
    Give you what I think
    You never really had
    'Cause this here girl’s love is truly bad

    And I will love you baby
    (Yeah, I really love you baby)
    (Yeah, yeah, I really love you)



    (I really love you, yeah)
    (I really love you, baby)
    (Yeah, yeah, I really love you)

    I can see in my mind
    Very lovely, very fine
    It’s like paradise
    So what else can I do
    I’m giving in
    In to you

    Giving in to you
    Giving in 'cause I love you
    You’re so sweet
    You’re so kind
    Got to give in once
    It ain't no lie

    I wanna do it with passion
    Oh baby
    Giving in, giving in to you
    With all of my heart, 'cause I love you baby
    Giving, giving in to you, giving in, 'cause I love you
    Giving, giving in to you, giving into this, 'cause I love you
    Giving in, ooh I love you baby
    You're so sweet and you’re so kind
    Wish today you were all mine, boy
    Giving in
    You’re the only, only boy in the world for me
    Except for the other freaks [?]
    Yeah yeah yeah
    Last edited by smallworld; 09-18-2018 at 05:35 PM.

  4. #4
    I WANNA MAKE IT UP TO YOU

    (I’ll make it up to you) [X3]

    I wanna make it up to you
    (Yes, I do)
    For all the things I put you through
    (Yes, I do)
    Please forgive me for the lies
    (Tear stained eyes)
    I sincerely apologize

    Darling, realize
    It’s too much to let go now
    If I wasn’t sure, believe me
    This I know now
    You’re the only one
    Come back, my morning sun

    (All I wanna do)
    Is I wanna make it up to you, boy

    I wanna love you in the night yeah
    (Do it right)
    Let’s do this thing, girl
    Do it right

    (Give it time)
    Let’s put the pieces back in place
    Put 'em there, baby (No time to waste) yeah
    No one will ever share your space
    I've gotten over you
    (Yes, Yes)
    Everything about you now (Pretty baby)
    But still I reminisce (And I'm free)
    Yes, I really doubt you now
    Restore my trust and faith
    Come back, don’t hesitate

    (All I wanna do)
    I wanna make it up to you girl/boy yeah

    You know if we could try, just one more time
    Hey baby, I promise you
    That my star will shine
    Oh yeah

    And if you should ever reach for the moon
    And fall among the stars
    Just let me be
    well
    Wherever you are, wherever you are

    Oh darling, ooh darling,
    Oh darling, oh darling
    Sweet baby, sweet baby

    Gotten over you, gotten over you
    And
    everything about you now, everything about you now
    Still I reminisce, still I reminisce
    Yes, yes, and I really doubt you now, really doubt you now
    Restore my trust and faith, do it, do it, do it, girl
    Come back, don’t hesitate
    'Cause all I wanna do,
    all I wanna do
    Is I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl
    I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl
    Yeah, I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl
    Umm, baby
    I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl

    (Make it up to you, girl)
    Make it up, make it up, make it up
    Your big brown sexy eyes, baby
    (I wanna make it up to you, boy) (Make it up to your, girl)
    I'm so glad, so glad I realized (Hey, wanna make it up to you, girl)
    ["Make it up" vocals continue under/between the following lines]:
    I love everything about you, girl
    Do you really? Tell me about it
    Yes, I do
    Tell me now

    All night long
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Those brown shoes are gonna rip and fall apart
    Pretty red dress, you say you need it
    I'll find a way somehow

    Well, well
    I love, I love, I love, I love the way you handle yourself

    And I love it when you love me, girl
    In a room full of other men, you rise and you stand above everybody else
    I can see the envy of their eyes
    Oh, baby
    When you and I walk off, ey girl

    Sweet thing
    Sweet baby

    Sweet, sweet thing
    Sweet thing
    Aw, won't you do it again now
    One more, one more, one more
    Ey, one more time
    One more, one more, one more
    Make it up to me, baby
    Do the best I can
    Make it up to me, baby
    Do the best I can
    Love ya, love ya, love ya
    Be the kind of man
    Last edited by smallworld; 09-18-2018 at 08:58 PM.

  5. #5
    Hello Kamil. Welcome to Soulful Detroit. "I Want to Make it Up to You" is one of my all time favorite recordings. I will see what I can find for you. Smallwood has it pretty much down though.

  6. #6
    Hi smallworld!
    Thank you so much for your help and time to fill in gaps the lyrics. I would never figure them out. Thank you so very much. Have a great day!
    Kamil

  7. #7
    Hello marv2.
    Thank you! I dicovered this great forum few days ago and I am here every day since then.
    Greetings from London, UK

  8. #8
    Welcome kamil!! I am in London too!!! I joined the forum wow it must be 2 years ago now and I still love it.

    By the way I totally would have helped you with these lyrics but it looks like smallworld already sorted them out for you.

    "I Wanna Make It Up To You" is a pretty long song as I recall (and a pretty good one!!) and it's got Levi & The Four Tops on it too. A great combo if I've ever heard one.

  9. #9
    Hi TomatoTom123 and thanks.

    I have recently bought 4 Aretha's CD albums from the Atlantic era ("With everything I feel in me", "Sweet passio", "La diva" and "You" and I would need some help with sorting our some lyrics. I will post them here soon and I will appriciate it if you could help out.
    I have been always been motown, funky, soul and that kind of music fan. Aretha is my favourite artist and I have been collecting everything her for ages.
    It is shame that so many lyrics are not available on line etc.
    As non native English speaker it is hard for me to get them right.

    This forum is wicked and thanks to people like smallworld and other I can fully undersand my favourite cuts from Aretha

  10. #10
    Welcome to the Forum, kamilbc!

    Wow, I’m having major envy that you scored those Aretha titles on CD! Here’s hoping the U.S. market will follow suit...or are they official?

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by kamilbc View Post
    Hi TomatoTom123 and thanks.

    I have recently bought 4 Aretha's CD albums from the Atlantic era ("With everything I feel in me", "Sweet passio", "La diva" and "You" and I would need some help with sorting our some lyrics. I will post them here soon and I will appriciate it if you could help out.
    I have been always been motown, funky, soul and that kind of music fan. Aretha is my favourite artist and I have been collecting everything her for ages.
    It is shame that so many lyrics are not available on line etc.
    As non native English speaker it is hard for me to get them right.

    This forum is wicked and thanks to people like smallworld and other I can fully undersand my favourite cuts from Aretha
    Oh wow kamil I didn't know that those Aretha albums had actually been released on CD!? I downloaded most of Aretha's stuff a while back but couldn't find any of those albums you mentioned on download. I'm a big fan of both Lamont Dozier and Van McCoy who I know produced Sweet Passion and La Diva (each) so I must look into getting them.

    I am also a fan of Motown, soul and funk and all that kinda music... it's just the best. and this forum is definitely the best place to be if you are...
    Last edited by TomatoTom123; 09-21-2018 at 11:25 AM.

  12. #12
    I do love Aretha but I'm still getting into a lot of her stuff. As an Aretha fan kamil can I ask your opinion on a cut I've been loving for a while now... "United Together"... honestly this chorus does things to me!!


  13. #13
    Hi sansradio,

    All 4 CDs I have ("Sweet passion", "You", "La Diva" and "With everything I feel in me") were released by BMG Ariola S.A EU in 2008. I don't think these are official releases though Wikipedia mentioned them.
    I saw them back in 2009 in music shops in Italy or Poland but now they have vanished.
    The quality of the recordings is not excellent and I think they were not digitalised from the masters that's for sure.
    I have read somewhere the story saying that when Aretha left Atlantic Records in 1979, she left with the masters to these 4 albums. That means, Aretha, not Atlantic, owned the rights to these albums. So? Aretha had complete control over the reissuing of this material. As a result, these five albums have never been reissued, remastered, or even released to CD, or cassette, or digital.
    A deal was reportedly in the works to reissue the elusive 5 Aretha Franklin albums in a box set back in 2012. Roger Friedman (who broke the news of Aretha’s condition before her death) reported that Aretha reached a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, but no further information ever came to be. It’s unfortunate because the reissues were set to include a dozen unreleased tracks from the various sessions, essentially an album of material on it’s own. Will we ever see these 6 albums released to streaming services? Only time will tell. I hope they will be reissued.

    I have uploaded these 4 albums into my Google Drive in FLAC loseless quality. I can share them with anybody who would like to have them. Please send me a private message and I will send you back links to download.

    Here you go some pictures of the albums I own.

    Kamil

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    Last edited by kamilbc; 09-20-2018 at 02:16 PM.

  14. #14
    Hey TomatoTom123

    The song is taken from the first album recorded for Arista. I remeber when I heard that song somewhere and at that time I was not much into Aretha. It was one of the cut that cought my eye on her. I really love the melody and lyrics of this song.
    Then I discovered my next fav albums from Aretha : "Who's zooming who?", "Get it right" and "Jump to it".
    Last edited by kamilbc; 09-20-2018 at 02:12 PM.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by kamilbc View Post
    Hi sansradio,

    All 4 CDs I have ("Sweet passion", "You", "La Diva" and "With everything I feel in me") were released by BMG Ariola S.A EU in 2008. I don't think these are official releases though Wikipedia mentioned them.
    I saw them back in 2009 in music shops in Italy or Poland but now they have vanished.
    The quality of the recordings is not excellent and I think they were not digitalised from the masters that's for sure.
    I have read somewhere the story saying that when Aretha left Atlantic Records in 1979, she left with the masters to these 4 albums. That means, Aretha, not Atlantic, owned the rights to these albums. So? Aretha had complete control over the reissuing of this material. As a result, these five albums have never been reissued, remastered, or even released to CD, or cassette, or digital.
    A deal was reportedly in the works to reissue the elusive 5 Aretha Franklin albums in a box set back in 2012. Roger Friedman (who broke the news of Aretha’s condition before her death) reported that Aretha reached a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, but no further information ever came to be. It’s unfortunate because the reissues were set to include a dozen unreleased tracks from the various sessions, essentially an album of material on it’s own. Will we ever see these 6 albums released to streaming services? Only time will tell. I hope they will be reissued.

    I have uploaded these 4 albums into my Google Drive in FLAC loseless quality. I can share them with anybody who would like to have them. Please send me a private message and I will send you back links to download.

    Here you go some pictures of the albums I own.

    Kamil

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    Thanks for the info, images and offer! I remember the plans to re-release these; yes, Ms. Franklin indeed owned the rights to them. I used to own them all on vinyl, but lost all my records (long story). Thanks again; I'll think about it!

  16. #16
    No worries! Drop me a line when you want the links.

  17. #17
    Ooooooooh great pictures kamil! I hope all these albums (and that unreleased stuff) do get released, otherwise it's like there's a big hole in Aretha's catalog, in terms of CDs/digital anyway!

    And I might have to take you up on that offer!!!!

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by kamilbc View Post
    Hey TomatoTom123

    The song is taken from the first album recorded for Arista. I remeber when I heard that song somewhere and at that time I was not much into Aretha. It was one of the cut that cought my eye on her. I really love the melody and lyrics of this song.
    Then I discovered my next fav albums from Aretha : "Who's zooming who?", "Get it right" and "Jump to it".
    kamil, I totally agree with everything you have said, it's a song that totally caught my ear too. And those albums are fantastic, well what I've listened to of them anyway... I still have some listening to do!!!!

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    I do love Aretha but I'm still getting into a lot of her stuff. As an Aretha fan kamil can I ask your opinion on a cut I've been loving for a while now... "United Together"... honestly this chorus does things to me!!

    Fun fact: this song was co-written by Phil Perry. The SAME Phil Perry who covered "Call Me" in 1991.

  20. #20
    Guys I am looking for lyrics of the song below. Can anbody help? As always I challenged myself to transcript them but was not able to catch all words right



    Read…… in your mind
    Let your body free ……
    What’s the matter?
    Is it really up to you
    Ohhh I know you ain’t saint ………………. people………..
    If you tell your ………….. secret
    I may tell mine

    Hey hey
    Gonna get a bit better
    Ohhh It’s gonna get a bit better now
    Yes it will
    Gonna get a bit better
    Gonna get a bit better now
    Try dancing
    Dancing if you win
    Well try dancing
    Yeah dancing if you win

    I wanna do it ……………………………..
    ………… won’t you dance and come along
    Try dancing if you win ………………………………….
    Put your head take your body
    For a ride Hey hey

    Gonna get a bit better
    Yes it is
    It’s gonna get a bit better now
    Ohh yeah
    Gonna get a bit better

    Ohhh It’s gonna get a bit better now
    Try dancing dancing if you win
    Why don’t you
    Try dancing dancing if you win
    Try dancing dancing if you win
    Why don’t you
    Try dancing dancing if you win
    Ohh Try dancing dancing if you win
    Yeah Try dancing dancing if you win
    Ohhh ohhh
    Try dancing dancing if you win
    Try dancing ohh dancing if you win
    Yeahh Try dancing dancing if you win If you win
    Try dancing dancing if you win If you win
    Try dancing dancing if you win If you win if you win
    Come on
    Try dancing now dancing if you win

  21. #21


    These lyrics are a bit different from The Rolling Stones' version.


    You can't always get what you want,
    You can't always get what you want,
    You can't always get what you want,

    I saw him today at the reception,
    Standing there with a glass in his hand.
    I knew he would meet this connection,
    ………………………………………………………….

    Said you can't always get what you want,
    You can't always get what you want,
    Said you can't always get what you want,
    But if you try sometimes, you just might find,
    You get what you need.
    What you need yeah

    ……………………… go to the demonstration,
    To get my fair share of abuse
    He wanted me to be an all-night sensation
    If we don't he’s gonna blow a 50-amp fuse."
    Sing it to me, honey.

    You can't always get what you want,
    You can't always get what you want,
    Said you can't always get what you want,
    But if you try sometimes, you just might find,
    You get what you need.
    What you need yeah

    He go to the drugstore near the station,
    Some say he gets his free prescription filled.
    No one can tell what he really feel



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