Monday, December 21, 2009

The Temptations -- Memories

This time of the year is predestined for reminiscing, remembering and revisiting those moments of days past that left lasting memories in our lives -- just as The Temptations describe in one of their best recordings: Memories. Dennis Edwards' powerful voice, in a way, reflects the power such memories possess. They come rolling into your thoughts like the crescent waves of the ocean and carry you away ...
Without doubt, Memories is a masterpiece of contemporary music, and The Temptations sure did justice to the poetic nature of the song. That Dennis came to be the lead singer on Memories definitely added the finishing touch to this classic beauty ...

Memories, The Temptations (A Song For You, 1975)



Memories 
composed/produced by:  Baldwin, Donald/David Batteau/Jeffrey Bowen/Don Freeman/Kathy Wakefield


Wish that I could wind
Like a spiral stair through time
To your body next to mine
Warm and satisfied
Wish that I could catch
A night train to the past
Climb aboard and hear you ask
Darling come inside

Memories, memories
Sweet memories
Of days gone by, that made me cry
Memories, memories
Sweet memories
That made me sad, that take me back to you
Memories, memories
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah (aw baby)
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, by-ah
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, by-ah

Watching falling stars
On the grass by my old car
Making love there in the dark
Thinking we're alone
Old man shined his light
Trying not to act suprised
He left hard and all uptight
Told us to get on home

Ooh, ooh, memories, memories
Sweet memories
Of love we shared
Of love we shared
Memories, memories
Sweet memories
Of love we shared
We will never share them again
Memories, memories
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, by-ah
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, by-ah

[Instrumental]

Wish that I could wind
Like a spiral stair through time
To your body next to mine
Warm and satisfied
Wish that I could catch
A night train to the past
Climb aboard and hear you ask
Darling come inside

Ooh, ooh, memories, memories
Sweet memories
Of days gone by, that made me cry
Memories, memories
Sweet memories
That made me sad, that take me back to you
Memories, memories
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, by-ah
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, by-ah



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