I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

July 14, 2021

The song of the day today is “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin. This is a reinvention we are down with. 

Fun Facts

  • “I Say a Little Prayer,” which was initially recorded by Dionne Warwick, and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks in the U.S.
  • However, Aretha Franklin, who recorded and released her own version of the song in the summer of 1968, completely transformed it.
  • In a 2010 interview with National Public Radio, David and Bacharach laughed as they described Franklin’s good version of the song.
  • There have been countless renditions of this song over the years, but nothing compares to Aretha’s version. 

Lyrics 

(Musixmatch)

The moment I wake up

Before I put on my makeup

I say a little prayer for you

While combing my hair, now,

And wondering what dress to wear, now,

I say a little prayer for you

Forever, and ever,

(You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you)

(Forever) Forever, and ever,

(We never will part Oh, how I love you)

(Together) Together, forever,

(That’s how it must be to live without you)

Would only mean heartbreak for me, ooh

I run for the bus, dear,

While riding I think of us, dear,

I say a little prayer for you

At work I just take time

And all through my coffee break-time,

I say a little prayer for you

Forever, and ever,

(You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you)

(Forever) Forever, and ever,

(We never will part Oh, how I love you)

(Together) Together, forever,

(That’s how it must be To live without you)

Would only mean heartbreak for me

My darling, believe me

For me there is no one but you

Please love me too

Answer my prayer

Answer my prayer now babe, oh-oh

Forever, and ever, ever

(You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you)

(Forever) Forever, and ever,

(We never will part Oh, how I love you)

(Together) Together, forever,

(That’s how it must be to live without you)

Would only mean heartbreak for me, nobody but me

My darling, believe me

For me there is no one but you

Please love me too

Answer my prayer

Answer my prayer now babe

Say you love me too

Answer it right now babe

Answer my prayer

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