Pinwheel of Death

Valerie Simpson


SONGS

Writers Josephine Armstead, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 1966

Lyrics I WANT A GUARANTEE,
I WANT A GUARANTEE
THAT YOU'RE REALLY
GOING TO LOVE ME.
I WANT YOU
TO WRITE YOUR NAME,
SIGN IT
ON THE LINE ABOVE,
I WANT A GUARANTEE
BEFORE I GIVE YOU
MY LOVE.
I WANT A GUARANTEE
AND SOME SECURITY
THAT YOU'RE NOT
GOING TO HURT ME.

THERE ARE STEPS
THAT I MUST TAKE
TO PROTECT MYSELF
AGAINST HEARTBREAK
I WANT A GUARANTEE
THAT YOU'RE REALLY
GOING TO LOVE ME.

YOU GOT ME IN LOVE
LIKE NEVER BEFORE,
AND I COULD LOVE YOU
EVEN MORE.
I DO EVERYTHING
THAT YOU WANT ME TO
BUT THERE IS
JUST ONE THING
THAT I ASK OF YOU:
I WANT A GUARANTEE!
GOT TO HAVE
A GUARANTEE.

I WANT A GUARANTEE,
SO IF WE DISAGREE,
THAT YOU WILL NEVER
EVER LEAVE ME.
IT WILL SPECIFY
THAT YOU WILL N EVER
EVER SAY GOODBYE.
I WANT A GUARANTEE
THAT YOU'RE REALLY
GOING TO LOVE ME.
Writers Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1965

Lyrics HE'S ALWAYS COMPLAINING
ABOUT THIS AND THAT,
AND WHEN HE GOES OUT
HE FORGETS
TO TAKE OFF HIS HAT.
HE'S NOT THE FANCY KIND
BUT I'M SO GLAD
HE'S MINE,
BECAUSE I LOVE THAT MAN,
LOVE THAT MAN.
SOMETIMES I WAIT FOR HIM
LATE AT NIGHT,
HE NEVER THINKS TO CALL
AND SAY
THAT HE'S ALL RIGHT.
I'M MAD ON THE PHONE
BUT I'M GLAD
WHEN HE COMES HOME
BECAUSE I LOVE THAT MAN,
LOVE THAT MAN.

HE NEVER DOES
WHAT HE'S SUPPOSED TO
WHEN HE OUGHT TO,
LEAST WHEN I EXPECT IT
HE SAYS
HONEY,
LOOK WHAT I BROUGHT YOU.
YOU CAN SEE
WHAT IT MEANS TO ME,
UNDERSTAND
WHY I LOVE THAT MAN,
LOVE THAT MAN.

I GUESS
I COULD NEVER
EVER LET HIM GO,
I TELL HIM
OVER AND OVER
I LOVE HIM SO.
TO ME
HE MEANS THE WORLD
AND I'M HIS GIRL,
BECAUSE I LOVE THAT MAN,
LOVE THAT MAN,
LOVE THAT MAN,
LOVE THAT MAN.
Writers Josephine Armstead, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1965

Lyrics NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.

ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME
THE RIGHT GIRL COMES ALONG.
WHEN YOU FIND HER
YOUD BETTER HOLD ON.
COULD I LEAVE MY BABY?
NO,
I DONT THINK I COULD,
BECAUSE:

I NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
I NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.

IM ALWAYS SO PROUD
TO TAKE HER OUT,
AND WHEN IM AROUND THE GUYS,
SHES ALL I TALK ABOUT.
AND SHE TREATS ME,
OH,
JUST LIKE SHE SHOULD,
AND I:

NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.

NOW I WANT TO
TELL THE WORLD
ABOUT MY GIRL
SHE IS LIKE THE RAIN
THAT MAKES A FLOWER GROW,
THATS WHY
I LOVE HER SO.
SHE PLEASES ME
IN EVERY WAY,
I MEAN WHAT I SAY:

NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD BEFORE.
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.

SHE MAKES ME FORGET
ABOUT THE BAD TIMES,
MY HEARTACHES
AND CARES,
THEY ARE ALL LEFT BEHIND.
COULD I LEAVE MY BABY?
NO,
I DONT THINK I COULD
BECAUSE I:

NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD,
NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
BEFORE.
Writers Josephine Armstead, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1965

Lyrics ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
YOURE MOVING TOO FAST,
BOY.
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
YOURE MOVING TOO FAST,
BOY.

IM THE KIND OF GIRL
WHO LIKES TO TAKE IT
SLOW AND EASY.
SO PLEASE BE KIND,
NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO,
JUST TAKE YOUR TIME.
IT DOESNT PAY
TO MOVE TOO FAST,
NOT IF YOU WANT
A LOVE THAT WILL LAST.
SO BABY:

DONT PUSH ME,
SLOW DOWN,
DONT PUSH ME,
WHATS YOUR HURRY?
DONT PUSH ME
ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS:

ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY.

ROME WASNT BUILT IN A DAY,
IT TOOK A LOT
OF PLANNING
SO THEY SAY.
LIKE ROME WAS BUILT
VERY CAREFULLY,
YOU GOT TO DO THE SAME.
IF YOU WANT ME.
IT TOOK A LOT OF TIME
TO MAKE THIS WORLD,
IF YOU WANT ME
TO BE YOUR GIRL,
OH, BABY:

DONT PUSH ME,
SLOW DOWN,
DONT PUSH ME,
WHATS YOUR HURRY?
DONT PUSH ME
ALL YOU GOT TO TAKE IS:

ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME,
BOY,
ONE STEP AT A TIME!
Writers Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1965

Lyrics WHEN A GIRL
LOVES A GUY,
THE WAY
I LOVE MY BABY,
I GUESS
YOU COULD CALL HER,
A LITTLE BIT CRAZY.
BECAUSE MY LOVE
IS SO STRONG,
THERE IS
NO RIGHT OR WRONG,
WHEN IT COMES
TO MY BABY,
MY BABY,
MY BABY.
WHEN WE'RE ALONE,
I LOSE ALL SENSE
OF TIME,
I GUESS THAT'S WHAT
SOME FOLKS CALL
A ONE TRACK MIND.
HE KISSES ME
IN A SPECIAL WAY,
AND ANYTHING HE SAYS
IS OKAY,
BECAUSE HE'S MY BABY,
MY BABY,
MY BABY.

TO ME
HE IS LIKE A KING.
AND YOU KNOW,
I SAID YOU KNOW
JUST WHAT I MEAN.
AND I CAN'T HELP,
BUT I NEED HIM SO,
AND WHERE HE LEADS ME
I MUST GO.

AND WHEN I SAY
I LOVE HIM,
OTHER WORDS
JUST SEEM SMALL.
I GUESS
THEY JUST AIN'T
WROTE THE BOOK
ON HOW
TO TELL IT ALL.
I GAVE HIM
ALL I HAD TO GIVE,
FOR WITHOUT HIM
THERE'S NO LIFE
FOR ME TO LIVE,
BECAUSE HE'S MY BABY,
MY BABY,
MY BABY,
BECAUSE HE'S MY BABY,
MY BABY,
MY BABY.
Writers Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Ballad

Recorded 1965

Lyrics WHEN YOU GET
THAT SURE FEELING
THAT THIS IS IT,
YOUR HEART
BEATS FASTER,
IT JUST WON'T QUIT,
WELL IT'S A SURE SIGN
THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE
THIS TIME.
WHENEVER
HE WALKS BY
AND YOUR KNEES
GET WEAK,
YOU WANT TO SAY HI,
BUT YOU
JUST CAN'T SPEAK,
WELL WHEN YOU
ACT LIKE THAT
IT'S AN ABSOLUTE FACT
YOU'RE IN LOVE.

YOU HEAR BELLS,
YOU'RE UNDER A SPELL,
AND HERE COME
THE BUTTERFLIES.
THAT HAPPY FACE
IN THE MIRROR
LOOKS A LITTLE BIT
NEARER
BECAUSE
IT'S IN YOUR EYES.
BECAUSE YOU'RE IN LOVE,
OH YEAH,
YOU'RE IN LOVE.

WHEN YOU GET
THAT STRANGE SENSATION
YOU'RE WALKING ON AIR
AND PEOPLE ARE STARING
BUT YOU DON'T CARE,
WELL HOEY,
THAT RULES OUT
ANY POSSIBLE DOUBT,
YOU'RE IN LOVE,
OH YEAH,
YOU'RE IN LOVE.