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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 ploba wrote:
I notice that no one has rated this below 5, but come ON!  If a song ever deserved a 10, its surely this one.

 
It's got a 10 from me, plouba.  Unbelievable talent too soon taken from us.  And I'm also fond of some Sam Cooke, would love to hear his stuff here too (hint hint BillG) - PEACE and Long Live RP!!
Otis is unequaled, but this song is better with The Rolling Stone. It is a bit slower and  guitars are the most appropriate background to express the sadness...
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.
9
September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967.  Died in a plane crash at age 25.  
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