I Second That Emotion

Album: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (1967)
Charted: 27 4
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  • Maybe you'll wanna give me kisses sweet
    But only for one night with no repeat
    And maybe you'll go away and never call
    And a taste of honey is worse that none at all

    Oh, little girl, in that case I don't want no part
    I do believe that that would only break my heart
    Oh, but if you feel like lovin' me
    If you got the notion
    I second that emotion
    Said, if you feel like giving me a lifetime of devotion
    I second that emotion, oh

    Maybe you'll think that love would tie you down
    And you don't have the time to hang around
    Or maybe you think that love was made for fools
    And so it makes you wise to break the rules

    Oh, little girl, in that case I don't want no part
    I do believe that that would only break my heart
    Oh, but if you feel like lovin' me
    If you got the notion
    I second that emotion
    Said, if you feel like giving me a lifetime of devotion
    I second that emotion

    Oh, oh
    Oh, oh

    Oh, little girl, in that case I don't want no part
    I do believe that that would only break my heart
    Oh, but if you feel like lovin' me
    If you got the notion
    I second that emotion
    Said, if you feel like giving me a lifetime of devotion
    I second that emotion
    (Oh, little girl, I second that emotion)
    (Oh) Writer/s: Alfred Cleveland, William Robinson Jr.
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 10th 1967, "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles peaked at #4 (for 3 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on October 29th and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #1 (for 1 week) on January 13th, 1968 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    In 1969 the super group of Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations covered it; their version peaked at #19 on the Top 100.
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InIt's such a joyful song. Thanks go out to Smokey for all the happiness this song brings to anyone feeling down.
  • Josh from Pittsburgh, PaJerry Garcia Band covered this song.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThe song made the UK Top 10 when covered by synth-rockers Japan in 1982
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThe song made the UK Top 10 when covered by synth-rockers Japan
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