I can't believe that it's real, The way that you make me feel. A burning deep down inside, A love that I cannot hide. Our love is you and me baby, That make the world go round. And if you've been doin' lovin' with me, Layin' all my troubles down,
Here I am, baby, Come and take me. Here I am, baby, Come and take me, Take me by the hand, oh Show me, Here I am, baby.
It always ends up this way, Me begging you every day. A love that I cannot have, You broke my heart into half. Our love is you and me baby, yeah, yeah That make's the world go round. And if you've been doin' lovin' with me, Layin' all my troubles down
Here I am, baby, Come and take me, Here I am, baby, Come and take me, Take me by the hand, yeah Squeeze it Here I am, baby.
When I'm down I can always call you, For a helpin' hand. I know you'll do the best you can. But it don't take much from me, Just for my cup of Joe.
Oh there's love inside me, I believe there's going to be an explosion, It's tough for me, oh baby, I can do worry, Tell me all your troubles, yeah You won't ever have to worry no,
One more thing, you just can't trust everybody, Everybody you see, oh no, no You'll find yourselves lost and alone on a dark end of the street,
Here I am, baby, Come and take me. Here I am, baby, Come and take me, Take me by the hand. Show me, take me, won't ya Show me Here I am, baby Take me Teach me, baby Won't you take me by the hand Teach me Here I am baby
Writer/s: Al Green, Mabon Hodges
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 1st 1973, "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" by Al Green entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #73; and on September 2nd, 1973 it peaked at #10 (for 2 weeks) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100... It reached #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart... Between 1967 and 2008 he had thirty-six records on the Hot R&B Singles chart, and sixteen made the Top 10 with six reaching #1; "Let's Stay Together" (1971), "I'm Still in Love with You" (1972), "You Ought to Be with Me" (1972), "Livin' for You" (1973), "L-O-V-E (Love)" (1975), and "Full of Fire" (1975)... Plus he had four 'just misses', when he had four records peak at #2 on the Hot R&B chart... The Reverend Al celebrated his 68th birthday three months ago on April 13th, 2014.
Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.