Respect
Otis Redding Lyrics


What you want, honey, you got it
And what you need, baby, you've got it
All I'm asking
For a little respect when I come home, hey now
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Do me wrong, honey, if you wanna to
You can do me wrong honey, while I'm gone
But all I'm asking
Is for a little respect when I come home, ooh, yeah now
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Hey little girl, you're so sweet, little honey
And I'm about to, just give you all of my money
And all I'm asking, hey
A little respect when I come home, hey hey
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Hey little girl, you're sweeter then honey
And I'm about to give you all of my money
But all I want you to do
Is just give it, give it
Respect when I come home, hey hey now
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Respect is what I want from you
Respect is what I need
Respect is what I want
Respect is what I need

Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it

Talkin'
Give us, give us, give us, give us
Give us, give us, give us, give us
Give us, give us some baby, everything I need
Give us, give us some baby, everything I want

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Royalty Network, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Otis Redding

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

claudia mia zoe mysweetjoy

What you want
Honey you've got it
And what you need
Baby you've got it
All I'm asking
Is for a little respect when I come home
Do me wrong
Honey if you wanna
You can do me wrong
Honey while I am gone
But all I'm asking for
Is for a little respect when I come home
Hey little girl, you're so sweeter than honey
And I am about to just give you all my money
But all I'm asking, hey
Is a little respect when I come home
Hey little girl, you're sweeter than honey
And I am about to give you all of my money
But all I want you to do just give it, give it
Respect when I come home
Respect is what I want
Respect is what I need
Respect is what I want
Respect is what I need
Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
You got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Give it, give it
Give it, give it
Give it, give it
Give it, give it
Give it
Give it to me baby, everything I need
Give it to me baby, everything I want
Give it to me



All comments from YouTube:

Karen Stickney

I never knew that Otis recorded this because we associate this song with Aretha Franklin.

Roni Alush

Completely different songs

Tyquan Wright

Just learned this today 🥴

Mr C Pryor

It was his song first

Philip Ethier

@Cockeyed Optimista Clarification: Dock of the Bay was released posthumously. Respect was performed live by Otis many times, and he often performed it with lines that Aretha added.

Philip Ethier

@FmMaj9 NoName Gladys was sure to point that out when I saw her at Disneyland in 1970 (for free).

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BlackFlagsNRoses

Aretha was no joke. She managed to outdo a song from THE Soul Man Otis Redding. No easy task. Both artists were Soul greats and gave us timeless classics

Elda Garcia

“This song was a message to his wife! Crying from a mans deepest soul that says respect is what he needs and he’s “got to have it” Read this in the book Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs! Amazing book for couples!

Nick Alexander

@Bohwe You're not listening to the lyrics

Definitive1

I never knew this. I might have to check that out.

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