The Motown Chronicles, Vol. 1

by Larée H. Cisco

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about

This is it! My first official FULL album, well with more than 8 songs. It was a concept from the beginning.

My goal was to find a top 100 Motown hits of all time list, and reverse engineer all the songs. I'm only taking the the rhythm, tempo, my version of the drum pattern, and sometimes the theme. The melodies, lyrics, and music are all mine. I really hope you enjoy this man. It's half electric, half acoustic, so there's something for everyone!

Peace

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released November 24, 2018

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Track Name: Let Me Go!
Let Me Go...

Pretty baby I loved you at first sight
I denied that something was not right
I heard a rumor spreading around town
That you were out there sleepin' around

All my friends told to break away
But I'm always lookin' for a better way
Just my luck the rumors are true
The sad thing is I'd still wanna be with you

Let me go!
Can't you see that I want to be set free?
Let me go!
But I can't break the spell you got over me
Let me go!
I'm swimmin' in a river of self doubt
Let me go!
Caught in a trap with no way to get out

When i'm with you, you tell me that you need space
When i leave, you say i'm never around
you only want me when you need a little pick me up
then you tell me that I'm bringing you down

You got my head spinnin', goin' topsy turvy
You really know how to make me feel unworthy
One day I'll get the nerve and you'll see
I'm gonna leave you behind, but i can't get you out of my mind

Let me go!
Can't you see that I want to be set free?
Let me go!
But I can't break the spell you got over me
Let me go!
I swimmin' in a river of self doubt
Let me go!
I'm in a cage and she won't let me out
Track Name: Silly Games
Trick or treat, hide and seek, spin the bottle
Just to name a few to put the picture in frame
I tried to play a game with my baby's heart
And she did everything in her power to put me to shame

She used to think that I was sweet
I thought I knocked her off her feet
She threw my things out on the street
Like she didn't know my name

I thought I knew how the game was played
But she saw right through my charade
Oh, the girls can throw you shade
When you play silly games

Kick the can, Hopscotch, double dutch
Yea the things we used do to pass the time
I'd tried to bring home flowers to avoid a fight
She yelled red light, green light,
I know where your A** was last night

She used to think that I was sweet
I thought I knocked her off her feet
She threw my things out on the street
Like she didn't know my name

I thought I knew how the game was played
But she saw right through my charade
Oh, the girls can throw you shade
When you play silly games
Track Name: You're My Baby (Never Let Me Go)
Girls come and go that's one thing I know
This time I have met the perfect one
She might have some flaws
But underneath it all
I know I'll be happy in the long run

Girl, I just wanna say you're my baby
And I love you so
Though trouble may come, whatever
I'll be with you forever
So darling please never let me go

There was a time when life lacked rhythm and rhyme
There was no music in my life
Then you came along
With the perfect song
You ended all my pain and strife

CHORUS

You got me shook girl
When i look into your eyes
You got this look girl
stole my heart and you didn't even try
You wrote the book girl
On takin' names and breakin' hearts
They should keep you in a museum
Because you're a work of art

I ain't no fool girl
But you been provin' me all wrong
Took me to school girl
Like a fire a drill ring the alarm
Thought i was cool girl
But i lose my wind when i'm near you
My world was falling apart
You've made everything seem shiny and new
Track Name: Life's a Book (Don't Slip Up)
When man is weak he'll do stupid things
Even when he knows all the pain he will bring
You never plan to break your lover's heart
But in the heat of the moment you can tear your world apart

Life's a book it's a story told
From the time you're young until you're old
Love will come if you're lucky it stays
Don't slip up, and push it away

The girl of my dreams just fell in my arms
She said I won her over with all my charms
Secrets we keep will build up walls
Hopefully our love will catch us if well fall

Life's a book it's a story told
From the time you're young until you're old
Love will come if you're lucky it stays
Don't slip up, and push it away

BREAK

Life's a book it's a story told
From the time you're young until you're old
Love will come if you're lucky it stays
Don't slip up, and push it away
Track Name: Baby, That's Fine
95. That's Fine with Me (Try it Baby)

You said I don't treat you like your other man
You said that he takes you out, even holds your hand
Well, he really sounds like a gentleman
So why are you in my lovin' arms instead of with hangin with him?

Whatever you need to do pretty baby to ease your mind
Do your thing, that's fine

You said he buys you all the latest indie rock records
You said when you talk that he listens you ain't disrespected
You said that there ain't a time of the day when he's out of line
So why you kiss on my check sayin' youre on cloud nine

Whatever you wanna do to pretty mama ease your mind
Do your thing, that's fine

Pretty baby I think you're confused
You think I'm only hangin' with for something to use
But you're the star in my sky
The twinkle in my eyes
Make no mistake girl, I'm your guy

The way you're talkin' lately ain't makin' much sense
Looks like you found a comfortable place to ride on that fence
You can either be with me in misery
Or be with the man you been talkin about that you want me to be

Whatever you need to do to ease your mind
Do your thing, that's fine
Track Name: Don't Mean a Thang
The moment she stood in front of me
It felt like de ja vu
The second that she spoke
Was the minute I became woke
Within the hour, i'd say we were through

Personally for me the time that you spend me
Don't really mean a thing
If i don't feel you're my girl
It's like we came from different worlds
And you can certainly forget about that ring

Oh the strings of our hearts should play melodies
Too many wrong notes it's a felony

All the love in the world
Don't mean a thing
Kickin' and screamin' like a girl
Don't mean a thing
Put some fire up under your backside
Hit the road before I backslide
Find a warm place to go, unless you like snow
Say alright? Alright!

Our romance started off like a fantasy
you thought we the dream pair
But i knew your mind was racing
and i knew the dream you were chasing
but your dream was my nightmare
So many nights I'd wonder why
What made me stick around
When ya started actin' crazy, I should have been like Patrick Swayze
And ghosted my way outta town

Oh the strings of our hearts should play melodies
Too many wrong notes it's a felony

All the love in the world
Don't mean a thing
Kickin' and screamin' like a girl
Don't mean a thing
Put some fire up under your backside
Hit the road before I backslide
Find a warm place to go, unless you like snow
Say alright? Alright!

I tried to reason with you
But you had your mind set on walkin' down that isle
My mind's made up
And I've seen enough
After awhile crocodile

Chorus
Track Name: My Baby Don't Love Me
97. Now I'm Crying (Ooo Baby Baby)

I've got a question that's runnin through my mind
But the answer
In my heart, I can swear that your love is pure
But in my mind, I can't tell if i'm sure

Oh no!
I don't think my baby's in love
Oh no
I don't think my baby's in love
Oh no
I don't think my baby's in love we me anymore

You say I'm crazy, that it's just imagination
But i can't ignore this evil sensation
The first time around, I didn't take a stand
But i know deep down inside you're seeing another man

Oh no!
I don't think my baby's in love
Oh no
I don't think my baby's in love
Oh no
I don't think my baby's in love we me anymore

They say a dog will look down
When he knows that he's done wrong
but a snake will look you right in the eyes
face to face we stand
I'm drowning your blues
I'm leaving you girl, this should be no surprise

No more of this run around I've caught you red handed
Meeting him behind my back, and I just can't stand it
You say that you'd never ever play this game
But when i see you look away the truth is in your shame

Oh no!
I don't think my baby's in love
Oh no
I don't think my baby's in love
Oh no
I don't think my baby's in love we me anymore
Track Name: You've Got My Number
The calming sound of a familiar voice
Gives a someone without options a choice
A reason to carry on their day

I can't always be there to hold your hand
And the distance between us is unbearable to stand
If you're feelin' down you know I'm around
To take those blues away

You got my number
You can call me anytime
Just pick up the phone
You can tell me what's on your mind

You don't need a reason
It don't matter rain or shine
Just pick up the phone
You can tell me what's on your mind

When you're not here i almost can't stand it
Don't ever think i take you for granted
I miss you when you are not here you see

You say I love when I make you laugh
So many feelings and you don't know the half
But when you're on the line
Everything is fine with me

CHORUS
Track Name: You Ain't No Friend of Mine
Sometimes a so called friend will try to mess with your world
Throwin' monkey's in your wrench, or tryna take your girl
Stab you in the back leave their name on the knife
Makes you even wonder why, you keep em' 'round in your life

They say that good friends are hard to find
I know what you did and you crossed the line
You're no good
And you ain't no friend of mine

Every time I close my eyes, all I can hear your laugh
The first thing that comes to mind, is cuttin' you in half
I take a little walk, but everywhere you go you see their face
The only reason they you walk the earth is because of my grace

They say that good friends are hard to find
I know what you did and you crossed the line
You're no good
And you ain't no friend of mine

Get outta my life!

You got a drunken smile on your lips
Deception in your heart
Jealousy and envy
Tearin' my world apart
Flashin' your money at everything
But money can't buy you class
I know karma personally
And she'll knock you on your oooh!

They say that good friends are hard to find
I know what you did and you crossed the line
You're no good
And you ain't no friend of mine
Track Name: Can't Let You Go
Oh, you.
You found a way to control me
And there's no way to console me
When you say if i don't behave
That you'll walk away

Oh, I
Never said I was a strong man
But my friends don't understand
Why I'm such a slave
To every single word you say

Oh you keep me down
You keep me down
But I hang around
I hang around
Why's so damn hard to let you go
I can't let you go

Oh, we
It's been forever since we got along
They're empty spaces where our love belonged
And I'm afraid
That if don't fill this void
My fragile world will be destroyed

Many times I've come so close
To loosening your grip
But I get mixed emotions
When i start to feel you slip (away)
There is no hope for me
Leave me alone, just let me be

A man can only take so much
Before he starts to break
His seams will come apart
As his foundation shake
Like glass i'm sure to shatter
But nothing really matters
In peices i will finally be free

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