The Voice 2016 Blind Audition – Sundance Head: “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”

 

The father of three delivers a powerful version of the classic Otis Redding song.

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (originally “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)“) is a soul music ballad written by Otis Redding and Jerry Butler. Considered by music critics and writers to be one of Redding’s finest performances and a soul classic, it is a slow, emotional piece with Redding’s pleading vocals backed by producer Steve Cropper’s arpeggiated guitar parts and a horn section.

Redding recorded the song in 1965 and when released as a single in April 1965, became his second best selling single. The song was subsequently included on his third album, Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul. The song reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart.

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long Lyrics:

I’ve been loving you too long to stop now

You were tired and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger, as you become a habit to me
Oh I’ve been loving you a little too long
I don’t want to stop now, oh
With you my life
Has been so wonderful
I can’t stop now

You were tired and your love is growing cold
My love is growing stronger as our affair affair grows old
I’ve been loving you a little too long, long
To stop now
Oh, oh, oh
I’ve been loving you a little bit too long
I don’t want to stop now no, no, no

Don’t make me stop now, no baby
I’m down on my knees please, don’t make me stop now
I love you, I love you
I love you with all of my heart
And I can’t stop now
Please, please don’t make me stop now

 

 

 

 

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