Sunday, June 27, 2010

When a man loves a woman - can't keep his mind on nothing else



"When a man loves a woman - can't keep his mind on nothing else," Percy Sledge is singing in the classic. This song was my first association when I saw this video. I love the penguins trying to help the victim of this aggressive lover.


And this is Percy Sledge performing When a man loves a woman:



Wonderful song, one of my favourites . And here are the lyrics if you want to sing-along:

When a man loves a woman (lyrics)

When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothing else
He'll trade the world
For the good thing he's found
If she's bad he can't see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend
If he put her down

When a man loves a woman
Spend his very last dime
Tryin' to hold on to what he needs
He'd give up all his comfort
Sleep out in the rain
If she said that's the way it ought to be

Well, this man loves a woman
I gave you everything I had
Tryin' to hold on to your precious love
Baby, please don't treat me bad

When a man loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery
If she plays him for a fool
He's the last one to know
Lovin' eyes can't ever see

When a man loves a woman
He can do no wrong
He can never own some other girl
Yes when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're my world

When a man loves a woman.....

Percy Sledge's great hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" was released in March 1966. The song's inspiration came when Sledge's girlfriend left him for a modeling career. Because bassist Cameron Lewis and organist Andrew Wright helped him with the song, he gave all the songwriting credits to them. It reached #1 in the U.S. and went on to become an international hit. The soul anthem became the cornerstone of Sledge's career, and was followed by "Warm and Tender Love" (covered by UK songstress Elkie Brooks  in 1981), "It Tears Me Up", "Take Time to Know Her" (Percy Sledge's second biggest U.S. hit, reaching #11), "Love Me Tender", and "Cover Me".

Percy Sledge

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