A Little Respect

Album: The Innocents (1988)
Charted: 4 14
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  • I try to discover
    A little something to make me sweeter
    Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart
    I'm so in love with you
    I'll be forever blue
    That you gimme no reason
    Why you make-a-me work so hard

    That you gimme no
    That you gimme no
    That you gimme no
    That you gimme no

    Soul, I hear you calling
    Oh baby, please, give a little respect to me

    And if I should falter
    Would you open you arms out to me?
    We can make love not war
    And live at peace with our hearts
    I'm so in love with you
    I'll be forever blue
    What religion or reason
    Could drive a man to forsake his lover?

    Don't you tell me no
    Don't you tell me no
    Don't you tell me no
    Don't you tell me no

    Soul, I hear you calling
    Oh baby, please, give a little respect to me

    I'm so in love with you
    I'll be forever blue
    That you gimme no reason
    You know you make-a-me work so hard

    That you gimme no
    That you gimme no
    That you gimme no
    That you gimme no

    Soul, I hear you calling
    Oh baby, please, give a little respect to me

    Soul, I hear you calling
    Oh baby, please, give a little respect to me Writer/s: Andrew Bell, Andy Bell, Vince Clarke
    Publisher: Integrity Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Kate from Austin , TxNothing related to Scrubs, although I would love to see it, but it is a classic 80s song that picks you up no matter how you feel. Love the LOOOOONG high notes...
  • Jeff from Austin, TxThis is a truly classic 80s song. No matter how youre feeling, you CANNOT hear this song and feel lousy. However, after I hear it, I do sometimes wake up in the arms of a big, hairy biker guy. But it's all worth it because this is a great song.
  • Sam from Washington, DcBest Erasure song! Puts you in a good mood.
  • Sophie from Staffordshire, Otherthis is a really good song!
  • Danci from Treetown, OkRight on Kevin. I loved that episode!!
  • Kevin from Suburb Of Pittsburgh , PaTha episode of Scrubs was one of the best ones. It was cool to see the entire hospital going through their days and everyone was singing that song.
  • Nelson from MelbourneSublimely awesome track this! Tremendous emotion. I'm suprised Wheatus took on this incredible song cuz it doesn't do any favours for his limited vocal range. Struggled with the lows and lacked the power in the highs. It seems to me Wheatus wanted to throw in as many instruments as possible to try and take the focus away from his voice. I suppose it was all about the money. The good thing is it makes Erasure's original even better.
  • Kim from Auburn, WaThis song can also been found in the movie D.E.B.S. (2004). The lead villian (Lucy Diamond) lip-syncs most of the song during a montage.
  • Pinchy from Chicago, IlThis song to me means a lot, I had a close friend who passed away long time ago and he played this song all the time. He was 18 I was 10 and ever since then I love Erasure because he would play it over and over, when he died his high school played this song on the intercom for him. So even now when I listen to this song it bring tears to my eyes. When I was a little older i started to pay attention the the lyrics and understood it even more and fell in love with it all over again. Love Erasure it is my biggest wish to meet them and tell them how much their music has touched my soul!!!! Love you Vince and Andy!!!
    -PINCHY
  • Ashley from Pensacola, FlThis song is seen in an episode of scrubs. Characters perform surgery to Erasure on the stereo in the background.
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