I was born in Little Rock Had a childhood sweetheart We were always hand in hand I wore hightop shoes and shirt tails Suzy was in pig tails I know I loved her even then
You know my papa disapproved it My mama boo-hooed it But I told them time and time again "Don't you know, I was made to love her Built my world all around her" Yeah, hey, hey, hey
She's been my inspiration Showed appreciation For the love I gave her through the years Like a sweet magnolia tree My love blossomed tenderly My life grew sweeter through the years
I know that my baby love me My baby needs me That's why we made it through the years I was made to love her Worship and adore her Hey, hey, hey
All through thick and thin Our love just won't end 'Cause I love my baby, love my baby, ah My baby love me My baby needs me And I know I ain't going nowhere
I was knee-high to a chicken When that love bug bit me I had the fever with each passing year Oh, even if the mountain tumbles If this whole world crumbles By her side, I'll still be standing there
'Cause I was made to love her I was made to live for her, yeah, hey, hey, hey Ah, I was made to love her Built my world all around her Hey, hey, hey
Ooh, baby, I was made to please her You know Stevie ain't gonna leave her, no Hey, hey, hey, ooh-wee, baby
Writer/s: Henry Cosby, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Luis F Interiano from Baton Rouge, Louisiana@Jeremy from Mt. Clemens, MI - I didn't believe your theory that Stevie ad-libbed the opening line of the original recording as "I was bored and learned Bach" but I can clearly hear it on this version on YouTube! You've convinced me! See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pYux5-d1Es
Darrell L Coleman from Little Rock Ar.People here don't believe me when i say Steve's grandma lived in Granite Mtn., the time i lived there between 1957 thru 1961. During the summer when school was out, he would visit his Grandmother in Granite Mtn. One summer he sat on a man hole cover, along the entrance way to Granite Mtn. Please confirm from the man in question.
Geary D'wayne Allmon from Little Rock Ar It’s been debated for years whether young Stevie Wonder, prior to his Hall of Fame career spent summer vacation in LR in the early 60’s. All the older people that used to tell this story have probably passed on?
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 4th 1967, "I Was Made To Love You" by Stevie Wonder entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #68; and on July 23nd it peaked at #2 (for 2 weeks) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100... The two weeks it was at #2 the #1 record for both those weeks was "Light My Fire" by the Doors... And on July 9th, 1967 it reached #1 (for 4 non-consecutive weeks) on Billboard's R&B singles chart ("Make Me Yours" by Bettye Swann was #1 for 2 weeks after its 1st week at #1, then it reclaimed #1 for 3 weeks)... Lula Mae Hardaway, mother of Stevie Wonder, was one of the co-composer of the song (she also co-wrote his Top 100 #3 hit "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered I'm Yours")...... Mr. Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, celebrated his 64th birthday one month ago on May 13th, 2014.
Jeremy from Mount Clemens, MiI completely understand the facts regarding the song "I was Made To Lover Her," however I disagree with the believed opening lyrics of the actual first recording. Stevie Wonder is a truly a magical musician and I have heard him on a number of occasions ad lib and or change the lyrics to a song--on the spot. The opening line that is always quoted is "I was born in Lil' Rock," but if you slow down the track or listen very closely you will hear something different. What I hear--and am as certain as possible--is Stevie singing the line, "I was bored and learned Bach..." Stevie's song "Pastime Paradise" begins with an interpolation "which itself drew on the first eight notes and four chords of J.S. Bach's Prelude No. 2 in C minor" (wikipedia). I know most will find this revelation absurd, but I promise you if you really listen to the opening line and leave out what you think is supposed to be there, you will hear, "I was bored and learned Bach...." All subsequent recordings and live performances (as well as covers) all clearly open up with "I was born in Lil' Rock"...but NOT the original recording.
Tanya from La Verne, CaMy baby love me. My baby needs me. Can't get enough of this tune.
Camille from Toronto, OhGuy from Woodinville, I so agree with your comments. I was only nine years old when I first heard this tune, probably the first Stevie Wonder song I ever heard, and I LOVED it. The words, the tune, and the voice: what a winning combinatin!
Guy from Woodinville, WaGreat early Wonder song. Love the line, "You know Stevie ain't gonna leave her"
John from Nashville, TnThe lyrics were co-written by Sylvia Moy. Moy is one of the two African-American women inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame (the other is Valerie Simpson).