Love The One You're With

Album: Stephen Stills (1970)
Charted: 37 14
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  • If you're down and confused
    And you don't remember who you're talking to,
    Concentration slips away
    Cause you're baby is so far away

    [Chorus]
    Well there's a rose in the fisted glove
    And the eagle flies with the dove
    And if you can't be with the one you love honey
    Love the one you're with, Love the one you're with,
    Love the one you're with, Love the one you're with.

    Don't be angry, don't be sad
    Don't sit crying over good times you've had
    There's a girl right next to you
    And she's just waiting for something to do

    [Chorus]

    Love the one you're with,Love the one you're with,
    Love the one you're with,Love the one you're with,

    Turn your heartache right into joy
    Cause she's a girl and you're a boy
    Get it together, make it nice
    You ain't gonna need anymore advice

    [Chorus] Writer/s: Stephen Stills
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Clemencedane from ArizonaLove the gritty vocals and beautiful harmonies. Also love the sort of Caribbean sounding percussion - is that a marimba? In general I'm not down with the message if you're in a relationship with someone, but if it's about recovering from heartbreak I'm all for it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 13th 1971, "Love the One You're With" by the Isley Brothers entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #72; and on August 8th it peaked at #18 (for 1 week) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Earlier in 1971 on January 24th Stephen Stills' original version peaked at #14 (for 2 weeks) on the Top 100...
    In 1994 it was covered by Luther Vandross, his version reached #28 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
  • Tony from Delran, NjOne of Stills' best!!!
  • Gary from Seattle, WaIsley Brothers were also on various instruments during this album and project.

    Be safe, Crowski KZOK Seattle, WA
  • Tony from Chicago, IlLove the harmony and the message behind the song, Wonderful song!!
  • Bill from Liverpool, EnglandStephen Stills was at a party in London and feeling lonesome as his g/f was back in the States. Doris Troy, UK-based soul singer (tremendous voice), got talking to him and said "Love the one you're with, Sugar!". Stills loved the expression and asked if she minded if he used it in a song. She readily agreed.
    (Source: interview with Doris Troy on Spencer Leigh's 'On the Beat' radio show.)
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