Monday, December 19, 2011

I've never been to me - Male version (No, not gay version)

Note to self: I've got to check out the YouTube clip on the song, "I've never been to me" (The male version, performed by The Temptations). Heh.

Hey mister, hey mister
I just want a dime
‘Cause I need a cup of coffee and a moment of your time
I can tell your raising hell the way I used to do
But I wish someone woulda’ talked to me
Like I wanna talk to you

I’ve been to Georgia and California
Anywhere I could run
I stole a woman in Tennessee
and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces
Because I had to be free
I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me

Thanks mister, thanks mister
But please don’t walk away
‘Cause I have this need to tell you
Why I’m all alone today
I can see so much of me still living in your eyes
Won’t you share a part of an old man's heart
On the day before he dies

I’ve been to China & Asia Minor
On any ship that would sail
I made some noise with some good old boys
We wrecked a southern jail

I’ve seen the best men crawl and some teardrops fall
There ain’t nothing I ain’t seen
I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me

I’ve even been to marriage
Where children cry for someone they couldn’t find
Never knowing that I was searching
For things I left behind

I thought my heart could wait
but I learned too late
Only love can make people free
I’ve been to paradise but I’ve never been to me




Update: okay, found the clip. Apparently not really that popular, but still a nice song. At least for a comparison to the original, isn't it?

2 comments:

Sandy said...

Lol. Thanks for sharing this post. Check out a gay version of the "Shit Girls Say" video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWzJ88G5neI&feature=colike

Anonymous_X said...

Thanks for sharing. Hilarious.

Disclaimer: I have NOTHING against gays, really.