Put Yourself In My Place
The Elgins Lyrics


Put yourself in my place
If only for a day
See if you can stand
The awful hurt I feel inside

Put yourself in my place
For just a little while
Live through the loneliness
The endless emptiness
I go through

And when you lose a little sleep at night
Cause you ain't been treated right
Then you know heartaches are sad
Sitting by the telephone
Being left all alone
Then you know why I'm feeling bad
Put yourself in my place

And when you're just about to go insane
Cause it hurts to love in vain
Ask a girl who's been in love
I believed your evil line
Now I'm left alone and crying
Alone to count the stars above

Put yourself in my place
If only for a day
See if you can stand
The awful emptiness
I feel inside
Put yourself in my place

Put yourself in my place
For just a little while
Why don't you try it
Why don't you try it
Why don't you try it baby

Put yourself in my place
If only for a day
Why don't you, why don't you
Why don't you try it
Why don't you try it
Why don't you try it baby

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: LAMONT DOZIER, LAMONT HERBERT DOZIER, BRIAN HOLLAND, EDWARD HOLLAND, EDWARD, JR. HOLLAND, THORNTON JOHN, JR., JOHN THORNTON

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Comments from YouTube:

David Church

There is something magical about this performance. It's like field of dreams, it's just a song but it grabs hold of you and makes you feel young again. It brings tears of joy to my youth

Alan Whitehead

Spot on!

Dave Poole

Is it to do with the ease she performs this?
Agree, magical.

ME Dodds

David Church qqqq

Alan James Boot

The magic is Holland and Dozier and the production by Smokey Robinson

William Wellington

Such a wonderful recording. ....one of those tunes that makes you sing along......

aud2369

This Lady has a beautiful singing voice.

TheMotownjunkie

OMG!! I love the Elgins this song I'm so glad to find footage of them performing live!! Saundra Edwards was a pretty and talented lady! They deserved better!

gam90000

Sandra Mallett is beautiful and the Elgins have the smoothest moves this side of the original Temptations and the Famous Flames. Smooooove brothas and a classic song. Thanks!

gam90000

Once and for all the lead singer is the late Saundra Mallett Edwards

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