Otis Redding — I've Been Loving You Too Long
Album: I've Been Loving You Too Long
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:46
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I've been loving you too long to stop now

You are tired and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger, as you become a habit to me
Ohh, I've been loving you too long
I don't wanna stop now

With you my life has been so wonderful
I can't stop now
You are tired and your love is growing cold
My love is growing stronger as our affair, affair grows old
I've been loving you oh, too long
I don't want to stop now, ohh, ohh, ohh

I've been loving you a little too long
I don't wanna stop now, ohh, ohh, ohh
And don't make me stop now
Oh baby
I'm down on my knees
Please, don't make me stop now

I love you, I love you, I love you with all my heart
And I can't stop now
Please, please, please don't make me stop now
Talkin' 'bout heart and soul
That I love you
I love you
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Got to be back stage with him.  22 year old in frat boy in the south, told him he could move in next to me any time, he still  signed a head shot to me with respect to Bob, A true gentelman, he will be missed.
I increase my vote to 8 - Most Excellent 
For me this is 7 - Quite Likeable
 boxofrain wrote:
This song is the epitome of REAL love.  Loved this since I was 18 years old.

 
Yes. Great really.
This song is the epitome of REAL love.  Loved this since I was 18 years old.
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September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967.  Died in a plane crash at age 25.  
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Don t make me stop now! Otis, I ve been loving you and this song since I was 17. 
This is the definition of Soul. 10 

 
So True !!  You are so true Jim !
Real man, Real      (damn! : )
Perfection.  Feel it in your bones.
Oh, so fine.

Check out the In Person at the Whisky a Go Go album for a fantastic live version. Ho man... If there ever was, this was.
Don t make me stop now! Otis, I ve been loving you and this song since I was 17. 
This is the definition of Soul. 10 
Bill, ya gotta dig out "Tramp" by Otis & Carla
it'll wake 'em up

thanx 4 playing this  
love Otis and his soul shouting 

I've got this on the Soul album - what a great album.


 Toke wrote:
To all of the latest generation this is what is called ''SOUL'' Note there is no Thumping Bass/Drum ..And he is ''SINGING'' from his Soul, not mumbling/speaking a written score.  

I know what you mean, but Otis Redding recorded quite a few tunes with thumping (or at least "prominent") bass and drums.  Having those elements does not negate them being "Soul" to me.  Then again, who gets to define what "Soul Music" is anyhow?
I notice that no one has rated this below 5, but come ON!  If a song ever deserved a 10, its surely this one.
I have an issue with this song.
There's no  11/10 score available in the RP pulldown rating system. 

This song is beyond perfect.
100% Class!  Wow.  Easy 10

10

Enough said


 Toke wrote:
To all of the latest generation this is what is called ''SOUL'' Note there is no Thumping Bass/Drum ..And he is ''SINGING'' from his Soul, not mumbling/speaking a written score. 
 
I think that there should be some kind of automatic thingy in this thread that keeps this post at the top regardless of anything else that may be written after it.  Utterly Godlike piece of music.
I drop everything I'm doing to listen to him. What a voice. 
Oh, my word.
 sailorgirl wrote:
Can a man actually feel that deeply??  I love men, for sure, but to hear Otis's pain and love - can it be true??

 

the reason we sing about pain, write poetry about pain and live with pain (see:  Zevon, Warren  "Accidentally Like A Martyr") is that if we were to express it everyday conversation most women would consider us weak.

jmoho 

I can still see him and feel him live, can't recall what venue in SF, I think he may of been with the Chambers brothers? or Country Joe / Fish.
This man was the pinnacle of the times. Another disciple of the Electric Church.  
 Toke wrote:
To all of the latest generation this is what is called ''SOUL'' Note there is no Thumping Bass/Drum ..And he is ''SINGING'' from his Soul, not mumbling/speaking a written score. 

 
{#Clap}
Amen. Lord have mercy.

Toke wrote:
Probably the Greatest Soul voice ever to come to have come to the music scene.
 


 sailorgirl wrote:
Can a man actually feel that deeply??  I love men, for sure, but to hear Otis's pain and love - can it be true??
 
Yes.
 sailorgirl wrote:
Can a man actually feel that deeply??  I love men, for sure, but to hear Otis's pain and love - can it be true??
 
And some of us know how to use a vacuum too.
 Toke wrote:
To all of the latest generation this is what is called ''SOUL'' Note there is no Thumping Bass/Drum ..And he is ''SINGING'' from his Soul, not mumbling/speaking a written score. 

 
Absof*****lutely man!
Knocked them dead at the Monterey festival in the 60s.....sadly died In a plane crash!
I've always disliked this kind of music, but man, this is good stuff!
not much better than this.
ohhh. it's perfect.
 bokey wrote:
Yummy goodness.Nobody should try to cover this.

 
 
Agreed! There should be on a list of untouchable songs.
I live down the street from the bridge named after him in Macon, GA.  Macon has to be one of the most prolific cities for music talent in the US with a population under a million.  It is unreal who rolled out of here.  
Ohhhhhhhhhh. Yes.
Yummy goodness. Nobody should try to cover this.

 

To all of the latest generation this is what is called ''SOUL'' Note there is no Thumping Bass/Drum ..And he is ''SINGING'' from his Soul, not mumbling/speaking a written score. 

This is what the "godlike" rating is for.
Always loved this song.  Another great talent taken away too soon.
 lmic wrote:
Otis Redding vs. Sam Cooke. Who wins?
 
Their styles were quite different, for one thing, but as previously mentioned, we all win.
{#Clap}
Otis, my man!  Sing it.

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 sailorgirl wrote:
Can a man actually feel that deeply??  I love men, for sure, but to hear Otis's pain and love - can it be true??
 
Yes.

WOW!!!!!!!
a b s o l u t e l y   f ' i n g   a m a z i n g...........
Painfully beautiful.{#Kiss}{#Sorry}
Can a man actually feel that deeply??  I love men, for sure, but to hear Otis's pain and love - can it be true??