Standing In The Shadows Of Love

Album: Reach Out (1966)
Charted: 6 6
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  • Standing in the shadows of love,
    I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come.
    Can't you see me standing in the shadows of love
    I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come

    I want to run but there's nowhere to go,
    'Cause heartaches will follow me, I know
    Without your love, the love I need
    It's the beginning of the end for me.
    'Cause you're taking away all my reasons for livin'
    When you pushed aside all the love I been givin'
    Now wait a minute.

    Didn't I treat you right, now baby, didn't I?
    Didn't I do the best I could now, didn't I?

    So don't you leave me
    Standing in the shadows of love,
    I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come
    Don't you see me standing in the shadows of love
    Trying my best to get ready for the heartaches to come

    All alone
    I'm destined to be, with misery my only company
    It may come today, it might come tomorrow
    But it's for sure I ain't got nothing but sorrow.
    Now don't your conscience kind of bother you.
    How can you watch me cry after all I done for you.
    Hold on a minute.

    Gave you all the love I had now, didn't I?
    When you needed me I was always there now, wasn't I?

    I'm trying hard not to cry out loud.
    You know crying it ain't gonna help me now.
    What did I do to cause all this grief?
    Now what'd I say to make you want to leave
    Now wait a minute.

    Gave my heart and soul to you now, didn't I?
    And didn't I always treat you good, now didn't I?

    I'm standing in the shadows of love,
    I'm getting ready for the heartaches to come.
    Don't you see me standing in the shadows of love
    Trying my best to get ready for the heartaches to come
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Comments: 3

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaIt's interesting that that song title was the one picked out for the film about the Funk Brothers (except one word was changed- Love to Motown).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 28th 1967, the Fours Tops appeared in concert* at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England...
    At the time the quartet's "Standing In the Shadows Of Love" was in its second of two weeks at #6 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and that was also its peak position on the Top 100...
    {See the next post below}...
    * The concert's supporting acts were The Dakotas, Madeline Bell, The Remo Four and Johnny Watson.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 15, 1967, "Standing In The Shadows Of Love" by The Four Tops peaked at #6 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on December 11th, 1966 and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    Was track 8 on their 5th studio album, 'Reach Out', and what a super album it became for the quartet...
    Seven tracks from the album made the Top 100:
    1. "Reach Out I'll Be There" (#1 for 2 weeks)
    2. "Standing"
    3. "Bernadette" (#4)
    4. "7-Rooms of Gloom" (#14)
    5. "I'll Turn to Stone" (#76)
    6. "Walk Away Renée" (#14)
    7. "If I Were a Carpenter" (#20)
    Plus track 7 on the album was a covered version of the Monkees' "I'm A Believer"; and at the time it was in its 5th week as the #1 record on the Top 100.
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