Livin' for You

Album: Livin' for You (1973)
Charted: 19
  • I guess there's no good reason, for livin',
    But I'll keep on livin' for you, baby,
    There's nothing else to do, babe,
    But spend my life holding you and lovin' you

    If I ask you more than one million times to forgive me,
    You think of a reason why,
    That you should make me cry (don't make me cry)
    Walk out and say goodbye away from me

    I'm tired of the bright ideas about leavin' me,
    When you know you're not goin' nowhere,
    But here with me,
    Here with me,
    Let me tell you a thing,
    Stop and think of just how good I've been to you baby, please

    I'm causin' no trouble for you baby,
    This story just can't be true, baby,
    (Just can't be true)
    How can I convince you, baby,
    But just tell you the truth

    I'm livin' for you, givin' for you, waitin' for you,
    (Lemme tell you what I'm doin')
    I'm layin' for you, prayin' for you, workin' for you,
    (Livin' my life, I tell you that)
    I'm livin' for you, givin' for you, givin' for you,
    Layin' for you, prayin' for you, workin' for you,
    (Everything I do I still)
    Do with you (something to) do with you
    Do with you
    That's why I keep on saying, livin' for you Writer/s: AL GREEN, WILLIE MITCHELL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1974 {April 6th} Al Green performed "Livin' For You" on the Saturday-afternoon syndicated television program, 'Soul Train'...
    Ten weeks earlier it had peaked at #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Soul Singles chart and it spent seventeen weeks on the chart...
    And it reached #19 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1967 and 2008 the Arkansas native had thirty-six records on the Soul Singles chart, sixteen made the Top 10 with six* reaching #1...
    Beside the above "Livin' For You", his five other #1 records were, "Let's Stay Together" {for 9 weeks 1972}, "I'm Still In Love With You" {for 2 weeks in 1972}, "You Ought To Be With Me" {for 1 week in 1972}, "L-O-V-E (Love)" {for 2 weeks in 1975} and "Full of Fire" {for 1 week in 1975}...
    The Reverend Albert Leornes Greene will celebrate his 73rd birthday in seven days on April 13th, 2019...
    R.I.P Don Cornelius {1936 - 2012}...
    * He just missed having a seventh #1 record when his "Sha-La-La" peaked at #2 for two weeks, and it was "Woman To Woman" by Shirley Brown and "I Feel A Song (In My Heart)" by Gladys Knight and the Pips that kept it out of the top spot.
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