When I
Brenda Holloway Lyrics


What are you gonna do when I'm gone
Whose shoulder are you gonna cry on
What are you gonna do on the day
When I turn my head and just walk away

What are you gonna say to your friends
When the talk around town begins
Will you tell them how you treated me bad
Will you tell them how you made me so sad
'Cause you make some people
Think that you love me a lot
But they just don't know you
And what they see isn't what we've got

We're happy in the public eye
They think you're such a wonderful guy
But they don't know how much you've lied
And they don't know how much I've cried
You're a real Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Oh, yeah

You make a pass at

Every girl that you see
Then when they hurt you
You come running and crying to me

I comfort you whenever you're low
And you don't have a place you can go
You put your head on my shoulder to cry
And then you turn around and tell me a lie

And I just can't take it
I've gotta make it now

What are you gonna do when I'm gone
And what are you gonna do when I'm gone
What are you gonna do when I'm gone
What are you gonna do when I'm gone

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Written by: SMOKEY ROBINSON, WILLIAM ROBINSON JR.

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

L. ANGEL LOVE

CONGRATULATIONS TO MOTOWN'S
60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
AND ALSO MS. BRENDA HOLLOWAY

FOR HER AMAZING TALENT TO SING AND DISPLAY SUCH POWERFUL & MOTIVATING LYRICS OF A MAN'S

GOOD INTENTIONS THAT ONLY TURNED OUT TO BE A LIAR JUST
PLAYING GAMES WITH HER

BEAUTIFUL MIND
THIS IS A GREAT MOTOWN'S CLASSIC

SONG AND I HONESTLY LOVE
THE STORYLINE



All comments from YouTube:

Thomas Lombardo

One of Motown‘s best and most underrated female singers. Wonderful voice.💛

edwinjones1000

The word was that she wouldn't give Berry Gordy sex, so she was sent back to Cali and her songs were not promoted. I am 71 years old. Music was a small industry. Everybody knew what was going on behind the scenes.

billeagle51

Talk about someone being "robbed", one of the most under rated singers from Motown..for me, she was always a "diamond in the rough" for Motown..love her music.

italoman9

Damn, her voice is like getting the energy of laying in the sun on a warm, summery day -- full of mellowness and electricity. What a talented artist.

Steven A Knopf

One of my favorite Motown recordings ever. Beautiful voice. great song by Smokey, unbelievable instrumental backup

edwinjones1000

True. Her only fault was she wouldn't date Berry Gordy. So, Berry sent her back to California and refused to promote her songs.

TaxiSlim

Brenda Holloway's always been one of my favorite singers, but until I saw this video I never realized how drop dead gorgeous she was. There are times during this clip where she almost favors (and don't laugh) Rita Hayworth in "Gilda," singing "Put the Blame on Mame." Just a fabulous song by one of Tamla's finest.

Rasheen Young

one of motown gems that didnt get the recognition she deserved

Patricia Cherry

And thats because she got out of there.

FM Talks

@Stephen Kennedy very true. It also has to do with decisions the artists made themselves regarding their careers. Brenda decided against moving to Detroit. This didn't help her.

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