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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, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Otis Redding

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monkee time

Poor Otis Dead and Gone, Left me here to sing this song.... RIP OTIS ..... SUPER SOUL AT ITS BEST!!

Paul Schmider

Got the running blues?

DALE HULEN

RIP to Otis Redding and Jim Morrison

Dolphin 09

The iconic feminist song is a song for men actually, pretty ironic isnt it ? A man that demands respect, even back then.

RJ Money

@Drew Davis I don't see anything in Franklin's version that "made it about women", what are you talking about?

RJ Money

Is he really demanding respect though? "Do me wrong honey if you wanna, you can do me wrong honey while I am gone" isn't really respect. I think Otis' version is more about the appearance of respect, it's a more personal song about just wanting to be able to come home and not be blatantly disrespected, but I think Aretha's version is about a more complete sense of respect since she changed the lyrics to be more empowering (as the notion of respect is).


I don't really think it's a "song for men" any more than I think Franklin's is a "song for women".

REMMY MAFIA

Maybe today's history altering/erasing, reparation seeking Left, can shove this original intent by Reddin's composition, to the 'back of the bus' history wise, as it serves a more credible purpose when Aretha sings it. Check with the #MeToo hierarchy, on how they plan to handle this one, because afterall, it's a composition that can be credited to two of this country's biggest victim groups (blacks/women).

Drew Davis

And then Franklin made it about women

Jeffery Jones

Otis laid the foundation, Aretha built the skyscraper.

Leah Tillie

Have mercy!

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