Temptation
Stanley Black & His Orchestra Lyrics


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You came, I was alone
I should have known you were temptation
You smiled, luring me on
My heart was gone, you were temptation
It would be thrilling
If you were willing
If it can never be
Pity me for you are temptation and I am yours

Here is my heart, take it and say
We'll never part
I'm just a slave
Only a slave to you, temptation
You were born to be kissed
I can't resist.

You are temptation and I am yours
Here is my heart, take it and say
We'll never part




I'm just a slave
Only a slave to you, temptation

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Stanley Black's "Temptation" describe a scenario in which the singer encounters a person who is seductive and alluring, and who they cannot resist. The opening lines "You came, I was alone, I should have known you were temptation" suggest that the singer is aware of the danger of this seductive person, but also acknowledges their own desire for them. The lyrics continue with "You smiled, luring me on, my heart was gone, you were temptation," which reinforces the idea that this person has a magnetic, captivating pull on the singer, causing them to lose control.


The lyrics also explore the idea that the temptation may not be a healthy or wise choice, with phrases such as "it would be thrilling if you were willing, if it can never be pity me, for you are temptation and I am yours." The singer recognizes that giving in to temptation may have negative consequences, but cannot help themselves from being drawn in. The final lines "Here is my heart, take it and say we'll never part, I'm just a slave, only a slave to you, temptation" bring the theme of submission and surrender to the forefront; the singer is willing to give themselves over completely to this person, despite the risks.


Line by Line Meaning

You came, I was alone
I was by myself when you arrived


I should have known you were temptation
I should have realized that you were going to tempt me


You smiled, luring me on
Your smile enticed me to come closer to you


My heart was gone, you were temptation
My heart was captured by you because you tempted me


It would be thrilling
It would be exciting


If you were willing
If you were open to the idea


If it can never be
If it's impossible


Pity me for you are temptation and I am yours
I am under your spell and you are the one tempting me


Here is my heart, take it and say
I am offering you my heart, please respond


We'll never part
Let's never separate


I'm just a slave
I am completely devoted to you


Only a slave to you, temptation
I am completely under your control, temptation


You were born to be kissed
You were created to be kissed


I can't resist.
I cannot refuse


You are temptation and I am yours
You are the one leading me astray and I belong to you




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: LARRY JOHNSON, LARRY CURTIS JOHNSON

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