You've Been In Love Too Long
Martha and the Vandellas Lyrics


Girls, you've been in love too long
(You're a fool for your baby)
Don't you know, girls
You've been in love too long
(You're a fool for your baby)

When just his smile takes all your pain away
And you find yourself believing whatever he may say
Now when he keeps you cryin'
But your heart tells you, Girl, keep right on tryin'
Girls, you've been in love too long
(You're a fool for your baby)
Don't you know, girls? You've been in love too long
(You're a fool for your baby)

When you accept his wrongs just to share his kiss
And even though lonely nights are filled with happiness
Now girl, you're in trouble; you know your heart is seein' double
When your head tells you to run
But your heart says he's your only one
Girls, you've been in love too long
You're a fool for your baby)

(Girl, you've been in love too long)
You're a fool
'Cause when a week of loneliness
Can be erased with just one sweet caress
Girls, you've been in love too long
(You're a fool for your baby)
I say girls, oh yeah, you're a fool
When his wrong looks right 'cause he always treats you bad
When you find little excuses for all the sadness & abuses
Don't you know, girls, you're in love
You're just a fool for your baby
Girls, you've been in love too long
You're just a fool

Lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: CLARENCE O. PAUL, IVY JO HUNTER, WILLIAM STEVENSON

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Comments from YouTube:

WAYNE HAZZARD

Go Martha!!! Sounds like she dad theses tracks last night. Vocally, the natural beauty of her voice to me is more alive and soulfully pretty than any of the Motown Queens. She pulls you in and wears you out. Levi Stubbs does it from Motown's male stable.

Christopher Bawson

My FAV by the girls, a true Motown gem. Dancin in the streets ain't bad either but this is it!!! The flip side interrupted this from being much bigger.

Patrick Walton

Songs like this will ALWAYS live on. Unlike the music now it tells a true story.

DonnyPiano

Patrick Walton I agree! 😍

Robert Velez

If you listen to the words to this song very carefully, you could swear that it is a message song! An absolute classic!

Leatherbro 1000

This song should be an anthem for women who have been in abusive relationships.

Preston Barnes

Great voice! Sings it like she means it.

Gary S.

"You've Been In Love Too Long" - One of my all-time favorite Martha/Motown tracks!

dvlaries

The no-bullshit intro is almost menacing, then and now, and Martha's exasperation with whoever she's addressing -daughter or sister or friend- is palpable. This isn't just a singer, but an ACTRESS too. And she's a great one. This should have been a much bigger chart hit, but Vandellas fans never forget it anyway. The record's anger was perfect for the hot summertime of '65. Love you, Martha; I'm your prisoner for the rest of my life.

someone else

That intro is heavy

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