Something
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Lyrics


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Sometimes I get a good feeling
I get a feeling that I never, never had before
And I got to tell you right now
I believe, I really do believe that

Something's got a hold on me
(Oh, it must be love)
Something's got a hold on me right now child
(Yeah, it must be love)

Let me tell you now
I never felt like this before
Something's got a hold on me that won't let go
I believe I'd die if I only could
I sure feel strange, but I sure feel good
I said, oh yeah
It must be love
(You know it must be love)

Let me tell you now
Something's got a hold on me
(Oh, it must be love)
Something's got a hold on me right now child
(Yeah, it must be love)

Let me tell you now
I got a feeling, I feel so strange
Everything about me seems to have changed
Step by step, I got a brand new walk
I even sound sweeter when I talk
I said, oh yeah
It must be love
(You know it must be love)

Let me tell you now
My heart feels heavy, my feet feel light
I shake all over, but I feel alright
I never felt like this before
Something's got a hold on me that won't let go
I never thought it could happen to me
My heart was heavy when in misery
I never thought it could be this way
Love's sure gonna put a hurting on me

I said oh yeah
It must be love
(You know it must be love)
Yeah he walks kike love
(Yeah he walks like love)
And he talks like love
(And he talks like love)
Makes me feel alright
(Makes me feel alright)
In the middle of the night




(In the middle of the night)
Na na na na!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Something's Got A Hold On Me" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas describe the feeling of being in love and the physical and emotional changes that come with it. The singer expresses the belief that she has never felt anything like this before and that she has a strong feeling that something - or someone - has taken hold of her.


The lyrics convey the idea that love is a powerful force that can change a person's entire outlook on life. The singer describes feeling strange but good, sounding sweeter when talking, and even changing the way she walks. The chorus repeats the phrase "something's got a hold on me" with the addition of "it must be love," reinforcing the idea that love is the culprit.


Throughout the song, the singer details the physical and emotional sensations that come with falling in love. She feels heavy-hearted and light-footed, shakes all over but feels alright, and even believes she'd die if she could because of the overwhelming feeling of being in love. Overall, the lyrics of "Something's Got A Hold On Me" convey the transformative and all-consuming nature of love.


Line by Line Meaning

Sometimes I get a good feeling
Occasionally, I experience a positive emotion


I get a feeling that I never, never had before
I'm experiencing an emotion that is new to me


And I got to tell you right now
I need to express to you immediately


I believe, I really do believe that
I truly have faith that


Something's got a hold on me
I feel controlled by something


(Oh, it must be love)
(It's most likely love)


Something's got a hold on me right now child
At this moment, I'm being influenced by something


(Yeah, it must be love)
(Yes, it's probably love)


Let me tell you now
Allow me to inform you at this point


I never felt like this before
I've never experienced this feeling previously


Something's got a hold on me that won't let go
Something is controlling me and won't release me


I believe I'd die if I only could
I would perish if I only had the ability to


I sure feel strange, but I sure feel good
I'm feeling peculiar but it's a positive sensation


I said, oh yeah
I expressed an affirmative


It must be love
It's most likely love


(You know it must be love)
(You're aware it's probably love)


Let me tell you now
Allow me to inform you at this point


I got a feeling, I feel so strange
I have a perception, and it's unfamiliar


Everything about me seems to have changed
Every aspect of me appears to be different


Step by step, I got a brand new walk
Gradually, I developed a new gait


I even sound sweeter when I talk
My tone of voice has become more pleasant


My heart feels heavy, my feet feel light
My chest is weighed down, but my feet feel weightless


I shake all over, but I feel alright
I'm quivering all over, but I'm okay with it


I never felt like this before
I haven't experienced this emotion previously


I never thought it could happen to me
I never conceived that this could happen to me


My heart was heavy when in misery
When I was in misery, my heart felt heavy


I never thought it could be this way
I never predicted it could happen in this manner


Love's sure gonna put a hurting on me
Love will undoubtedly cause me pain


And he walks like love
He moves like he embodies love


And he talks like love
He speaks like he is love


Makes me feel alright
He makes me feel good


In the middle of the night
During the nighttime hours


Na na na na!
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Written by: JOHN FIELDS

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Comments from YouTube:

Meezan Hampstead

The Beatles were incredible Songwriters.
English and masters of their craft.
Motown loved the Beatles and some of their versions were outstanding, this is one.

italoman9

Motown was excellent at taking other non-Motown artists' hits and making their own Motown versions unique, memorable hit material. This is superb.

Holden Supreme

@Molly Wolverton SO DO I!!!!!!!

Molly Wolverton

Love the ending harmonies on this one, I come back to re-listen just for it. :)

Wayne Brasler

The folks at Motown liked this so much they put it on two consecutive Martha and the Vandellas albums. The blend here is just sumptuous and Martha was so pleased with the artistic heights achieved here. So often session after session after session she was handed undistinguished and interchangeable material. Here she got a great song, great background vocals and a great arrangement. And great production.

Biggie Shorty

I've always thought this was the best version - yes, even better than the original.

VMBFV

Massa demais!

Ibrahim Ibrahim

wow, i dont know there's album motown meet the beeatles, gotta listen the whole album

Tincup aley

It sounds like it was writen to Martha and The Vandellas.

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