Spooky
Martha Reeves Lyrics


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In the cool of the evening
When everything is getting kind of groovy
You call me up and ask me
Would you like to go with you and see a movie
First I say no, I've got some plans for the night
And then I stop and say, alright

Love is kinda crazy with spooky little girl like me

You always keep me guessing
I never seem to know just what you are thinking
And if a girl looks at you
It's for sure your little eye will be a-winking
You get confuse, you never know where I stand and then I smile and hold your hand

Love is kinda crazy with spooky little girl like me
Spooky

If you decide someday stop a this little game that you are playing
I gonna tell you all things my heart's been a-dying to be saying
Just like a ghost, you've been a-hauting my dreams
But now I know, you're not what you seem





Love is kinda crazy with spooky little girl like me, spooky

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Martha Reeves's song Spooky captures the feeling of uncertainty and ambiguity of a new romantic relationship. It begins with a cool evening and a proposition to go see a movie. The lyrics suggest that the singer, who is a self-proclaimed "spooky little girl," is hesitant to accept, but eventually agrees. The second verse suggests that her love interest is enigmatic and keeps her guessing as he "always keep[s] [her] guessing" while never knowing what he's really thinking. He appears to be flirty with other women and ambiguous, but then turns around and holds her hand, making it hard to understand his intentions. The chorus seems to perfectly sum up the complex vibe of the relationship: "Love is kinda crazy with spooky little girl like me."


The third verse suggests that the singer is struggling with the uncertainty of the relationship, where she feels as if she's being haunted by a ghost as he plays with her emotions. The final line reveals an unexpected twist, where she realizes that her love interest isn't what he seems, perhaps indicating that he was playing a game or hiding something from her all along. Overall, the lyrics of "Spooky" convey a sense of ambiguity and complexity in romantic relationships, where emotions and intentions can be difficult to understand and may lead to uncertainty and confusion.


Line by Line Meaning

In the cool of the evening
When it's getting late and the temperature drops a little


When everything is getting kind of groovy
When everything feels good and positive


You call me up and ask me
You contact me via phone and request something


Would you like to go with you and see a movie
Would you be interested in attending a cinema with me


First I say no, I've got some plans for the night
Initially, I decline as I have already made arrangements


And then I stop and say, alright
However, later, I change my mind and agree to your offer


Love is kinda crazy with spooky little girl like me
Being in a romantic relationship with me, a mysterious girl, is unpredictable and unusual


You always keep me guessing
You frequently do things that confuse me and make me uncertain


I never seem to know just what you are thinking
I can never read your thoughts or understand your intentions


And if a girl looks at you
Whenever another lady glances at you


It's for sure your little eye will be a-winking
You will undoubtedly wink back at her


You get confuse, you never know where I stand and then I smile and hold your hand
You feel uncertain about our relationship, but I alleviate your doubts by showing affection


If you decide someday stop a this little game that you are playing
If you ever stop playing these little tricks and games


I gonna tell you all things my heart's been a-dying to be saying
I will finally confess everything I've been wanting to say to you


Just like a ghost, you've been a-haunting my dreams
You have been persistently appearing in my dreams like a supernatural entity


But now I know, you're not what you seem
I've come to realize that you are not what you pretend to be


Love is kinda crazy with spooky little girl like me, spooky
Being involved in a romance with me, a strange girl, can be confusing and unexpected




Writer(s): Harry Middlebrooks, J. Cobb, Mike Shapiro, Buddy Buie

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JULIA from Moscow

In the cool of the evening when ev'rything is gettin' kind of groovy,
U call me up and ask me if I could like to go with U and see a movie,
First I say no, I 've got some plans for the night,
And then I stop, and say, "All right."
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky old lady like me

I always keep you guessing
You never seem to know what I am thinking
And if a fella looks at me
You can bet my little eye will be a-winking

You get so confused cause you don't know where I stand
Until I smile and hold your hand
Loving can be crazy with a spooky old lady like me
I'm spooky

Yeah, when I decided one day
To stop this little game that I was playing, yeah
Show me all the things
In your heart that you've been dying to be saying
Oh, I had been like a ghost
That had haunted your dreams
And you proposed to me on Halloween
Loving can be crazy with a spooky old lady like me

Spooky



All comments from YouTube:

JULIA from Moscow

In the cool of the evening when ev'rything is gettin' kind of groovy,
U call me up and ask me if I could like to go with U and see a movie,
First I say no, I 've got some plans for the night,
And then I stop, and say, "All right."
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky old lady like me

I always keep you guessing
You never seem to know what I am thinking
And if a fella looks at me
You can bet my little eye will be a-winking

You get so confused cause you don't know where I stand
Until I smile and hold your hand
Loving can be crazy with a spooky old lady like me
I'm spooky

Yeah, when I decided one day
To stop this little game that I was playing, yeah
Show me all the things
In your heart that you've been dying to be saying
Oh, I had been like a ghost
That had haunted your dreams
And you proposed to me on Halloween
Loving can be crazy with a spooky old lady like me

Spooky

Brad Miller

Spooky, her voice gives me goosebumps.

Jason the Folf

Now I know who to thank for this masterpiece

Jude Odogwu

Woohooo Cities Skylines. "Gold FM not Golf FM" 😂

Derpy Studios

My city died after this song played. I thought spooky, then I realized that the city had no power.

katieghoul00

I laughed so hard at this 🤣 hilarious

ST3VIΞ RICHI3

Derpy Studios pretty spooky

Ricky Harrison

Derpy Studios lol!

azores

Thanks Cities Skylines and Paradox that introduced me to amazing oldies songs!

SharpX

so underrated

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