I Don't Want To Do Wrong
Gladys Knight & The Pips Lyrics


Um I don't want to do wrong
But you've been gone baby so long
And I hope I hope you'll understand
That it's really, it's really oh yes it is
It's out of my hands

But I don't want to do wrong, I don't want to do wrong
(But it's been so long), it's been so long
(I just can't help myself) no
(No, no, no) um

Since you've been away (since you've been away)
I been prayin' everyday (I been prayin' everyday)
For God to make me strong till ya get back home
No, no, no, no I don't want to do it
But my heart keeps tellin' me to
I know I tried with all of my might
Ah ha I think I've lost this fight

(I don't want to do wrong) I don't want to do wrong
(But it's been so long) it's been so long
(I just can't help myself) I just can't, I just can't
(No, no, no)
Oh yeah

But then again my dear
Time passed and I didn't hear
A comforting word from you to make me see
That you were still in love with me
So if by chance you've found ya' another girl
Love her and I wish ya' all the happiness in the world
'Cause I've found a new love and I can't break loose
I hope I can find happiness too

(I don't want to do wrong) I don't want to do wrong
(But it's been so long) oh it's been so long
(I just can't help myself) no, no
No, no, no, no, no, no

I don't want to do wrong
(But it's been so long)
(I just can't help myself)
I just can't, I just can't, I just can't, I just can't, I just can't

I don't want to do wrong
(But it's been so long)
(I just can't help myself)
I just can't, I just can't

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GLADYS KNIGHT, JOHNNY BRISTOL, KATHRINE SCHAFFNER, MERALD KNIGHT, WILLIAM GUEST

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sauquoit13456

On this day in 1971 {June 27th} Gladys Knight & the Pips' "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" peaked at #2 {for 4 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Black Singles* chart, for the four weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those four weeks was "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight...
It reached #17 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
Between 1961 and 1988 the Atlanta, Georgia group had fifty five records on the Hot Black Singles chart, thirty one made the Top 10 with ten reaching #1, plus they had another five peak at #2...
Gladys Maria Knight, aka The Empress of Soul, celebrated her 76th birthday last month on May 28th, 2020...
Sadly, two of the Pips have passed away, Edward Roy Patten at the age of 65 on February 25th, 2005 and William Guest on December 24th, 2015 at age 74...
May both Mr. Patten and Mr. Guest R.I.P.
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Black Singles' Top 10 on June 27th, 1971:
At #3. "Don't Knock My Love" by Wilson Pickett
#4. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"/"Brand New Me" by Aretha Franklin
#5. "She's Not Just Another Woman" by The 8th Day
#6. "Bring The Boys Home" by Freda Payne
#7. "Escape-ism" by James Brown
#8. "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Isaac Hayes
#9. "Stop, Look and Listen (To Your Heart)" by The Stylistics
#10. "Want Ads" by The Honey Cone



Alejandro Diaz Cabrera

Um I don't wanna do wrong
But you've been gone baby so long
And I hope I hope you'll understand
That it's really, it's really oh yes it is
It's out of my hands but (I don't wanna do wrong)
I don't wanna do wrong
(But it's been so long) it's been so long
(I just can't help myself) no
(No, no, no) um

Since you been away
I been prayin' everyday
For God to make me strong till ya get back home
No, no, no, no I don't wanna do it
But my heart keeps tellin' me to
I know I tried with all of my might
Ah ha I think I've lost this fight
(I don't wanna do wrong) I don't wanna do wrong
(But it's been so long) it's been so long
(I just can't help myself)
I just can't (no, no, no)

Oh yeah, No I don't wanna
No I didn't wanna do it ooh, ooh, oh

But then again my dear
Time passed and I didn't hear
A comforting word from you to make me see
That you were still in love with me
So if by chance you've found ya' another girl
Love her and I wish ya' all the happiness in the world
'Cause I've found a new love and I can't break loose
I hope I can find happiness too
(I don't wanna do wrong)
I don't wanna do wrong
(But it's been so long) baby, baby, baby
(I just can't help myself) I just can't (no, no, no)
I just can't (I don't wanna do wrong)
Don't wanna do wrong no
(But it's been so long)
Baby, baby, baby (I just can't help myself)
I just can't (no, no, no)



All comments from YouTube:

Apollo Solo

No other female artist on the classic Motown label had the soulful depth of this magnificent woman. I feel blessed to have experienced this group throughout musical journey!

Pamela Gantt

Q ,0 b

Charles L Jones

The subject matter of this song couldn't have possibly been delivered any better by any other artist.....go gladys.

Sam Gerard

You are so correct I have loved her since my teenage years.. I’ve been to see her live several times and my wife
and I we sing along..,Gladys voice is so unique, they had no auto tune at all, one or two takes and that’s the song..
They were perfection in their music and they couldn’t afford studio time..Nothing like seeing live singers sing,
no 👄 faking..

Lee Dean

Ms. Knight is not only a one of a kind vocal powerhouse, (maybe a contralto) she was a real natural beauty. The Empress had ne plus ultra style and represented Buddha Records quite proudly.

mastertung7

Right on,she is the best vocalist female ..in the world.bar none !!!!!!!

TravisBrown

My favorite Gladys Knight song. Love this song.

LLL Sr.

This song shows just great a "Soul Singer" Gladys Knight truly is! Powerful Lyrics...
& she brings it!

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1971 {June 27th} Gladys Knight & the Pips' "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" peaked at #2 {for 4 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Black Singles* chart, for the four weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those four weeks was "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight...
It reached #17 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
Between 1961 and 1988 the Atlanta, Georgia group had fifty five records on the Hot Black Singles chart, thirty one made the Top 10 with ten reaching #1, plus they had another five peak at #2...
Gladys Maria Knight, aka The Empress of Soul, celebrated her 76th birthday last month on May 28th, 2020...
Sadly, two of the Pips have passed away, Edward Roy Patten at the age of 65 on February 25th, 2005 and William Guest on December 24th, 2015 at age 74...
May both Mr. Patten and Mr. Guest R.I.P.
* And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Black Singles' Top 10 on June 27th, 1971:
At #3. "Don't Knock My Love" by Wilson Pickett
#4. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"/"Brand New Me" by Aretha Franklin
#5. "She's Not Just Another Woman" by The 8th Day
#6. "Bring The Boys Home" by Freda Payne
#7. "Escape-ism" by James Brown
#8. "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Isaac Hayes
#9. "Stop, Look and Listen (To Your Heart)" by The Stylistics
#10. "Want Ads" by The Honey Cone

Anthony Holley

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