Listen & Learn: Al Green

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Al Green is an American gospel, R&B, and soul music singer.

He became very famous in the 1970s.

He was born in 1946, in Arkansas, America.

He was the 6th of 10 children born in his family.

He started his first band in 1967.

In 1970, he released the famous single “Tired of Being Alone.”

Then in 1972, he released the singles “Let’s Stay Together,” and “I’m Still In Love With You.”

In 1974, his girlfriend assaulted him and then committed suicide.

She was already married, but when Al Green refused to marry her, she committed suicide.

As a matter of fact, ironically 4 months before, he released the famous single “Let’s Get Married.”

While he was taking a shower, she threw a boiling pan of grits on him.

Then, she found his gun and committed suicide.

After that experience, he decided to change his life.

In 1976, he became a preacher for an evangelical church in Memphis, Tennessee.

He continued to make music, but his album sales became less.

In 1995, he was inducted in the Rock N Roll Music Hall of Fame.

For me, he was the first singer I liked who sang about love and relationships.

 

“Let’s Stay Together”

I, I’m so in love with you
Whatever you want to do is all right with me
‘Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

Let me say that since, baby, since we’ve been together
Loving you forever is what I need
Oh let me be the one you come running to
I’ll never be untrue

Oh let’s, let’s stay together
Lovin’ you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad, alright, oh yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad

Why somebody
Why people break up, Oh, turn around and make up
I just can’t see, you’d never do that to me (would you baby)
To be around you is all I see, is what I want us to do

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“Tired Of Being Alone”

I’m so tired of being alone
I’m so tired of on-my-own
Won’t you help me girl
Just as soon as you can?

People say that I’ve found a way
To make you say that you love me
Hey baby, you didn’t go for that
It’s a natural fact
That I wanna come back
Show me where it’s at, baby

I’m so tired of being alone
I’m so tired of on-my-own
Won’t you help me girl
Soon as you can

I guess you know that I, uh, I love you so
Even though you don’t want me no more
Hey hey hey hey, I’m cryin’ tears
All through the years
I’ll tell ya like it is
Honey, love me if you will

Yeah baby
Tired of being alone here by myself, now
I tell ya, I’m tired baby
I’m tired of being all wrapped up late at night
In my dreams, nobody but you, baby
Sometime I wonder

If you love me like you say you do
You see baby, I-I-I been thinkin’ about it, yeah
I been, I been wantin’ to get next to you baby
Ya see, sometimes I hold my arms, I say mmmm hmmm hmmm
Yeah baby
Meeting you has proven to me
To be my greatest dream, yeah

Tired, baby
Yeah, you don’t know what I’m talkin’ about
Sometimes late at night I get to wonderin’ about you baby
Oh baby, baby
I’m so tired of being alone
I’m so tired of being alone
I’m so tired of being alone

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“Love and Happiness”

Love and happiness,
Something that can make you do wrong, make you do right, love

Love and happiness
But wait a minute,
Something’s going wrong
Someone’s on the phone
Three o’clock in the morning
Talkin’ about how she can make it right, yeah
Well, happiness is when, you really feel good with somebody
But nothing wrong with being in love with someone, yeah
Oh, baby, love and happiness
Love and happiness,
Love and happiness, oh oh

I have to say
Love and happiness (Love and happiness)
Love and happiness (Love and happiness)
You be good to me
I’ll be good to you
We’ll be together
We’ll see each other
Walk away with victory, yeah oh baby,
Love and happiness, (Love and happiness)
Love and happiness (Love and happiness)

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Make you do right, love’ll make you do wrong,
Make you come home early,
Make you stay out all night long,
The power of love

Wait a minute,
Let me tell you,
Oh the power, power of love
Power of love, power, power
Make you do right, love’ll make you do wrong,
Ha yeah (Love and happiness, love and happiness)
Make you want to dance (Love and happiness, love and happiness)
Make you want to dance
Love and happiness

Love is, wait a minute, love is,
Walkin’ together, talkin’ together,
Say it again, say it together, yeah
Say wanna moans
Moan for love, hey
Moan for love, hmm
Moan for love
Talkin’ ’bout the power
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“I’m Still In Love With You”                                                                           

Spending my day, thinkin’ ’bout you girl
Being here with you, being near with you
I can’t explain myself
Why I, feel like I do (like I do)
Though it hurt me so to let you know when I
Look in your eyes, you want to let me know
How you feel
Let me know, that love is really real
But it seems to me
That I’m, wrapped up in your love

Don’t you know that I’m
Still in love (Still in love, in love with you)
Sho’ ’nuff in love with you, hey

Heaven knows that I’m
Still in love (Still in love, in love with you)
Sho’ ’nuff in love with you, hey

And I look in your eyes
And all, and all the years I, I see (I see)
Me lovin’ you and you lovin’ me
Well it seems to me
That I’m so wrapped up in your love

Don’t you know that I’m
Still in love (Still in love, in love with you)
Sho’ ’nuff in love with you
I, I, I, I

Don’t you know that I’m
Still in love (Still in love, in love with you)
Sho’ ’nuff in love with you
Hey I tried, in love with you, I, I

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“How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”                                                                                   

I can think of younger days when to live for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
I was never told about the sorrow

How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down? (tell me)
How can you stop that old sun from shining?
What makes the world go round?

How can you mend this broken man? (yeah)
How can a loser ever win?
Somebody please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again

I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
But we could never see tomorrow
Would you believe that no one
No one ever told us about the sorrow (so)

How can you mend a broken heart? (and mine is)
How can you stop the rain from falling down? (baby)
How can you stop that old sun from shining?
What makes the world go round? (and sometime I have to say, yeah)

Help me mend my broken heart
I just wanna, I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna, I just wanna live again, baby

How can you mend this broken man? (yeah, somebody tell me)
How can a loser ever win? (baby)
Help me mend my… This old broken heart
I think I, I believe I
I feel like I got to, I feel like I wanna live again

How can you mend this broken heart? (somebody please tell me)
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
(I wanna know. I know my my clothes are all wet, tell me)
How can you mend my, please help me mend my broken heart
I think I, I believe I, I’ve got a feeling that I want to live and live and live

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