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(E. Holland, L. Dozier, B. Holland)
Lead vocals: Michael and Jermaine
Standing in the shadows of love
I'm getting ready or the heart aches to
Come.
Standing in the shadows of love
I'm getting ready for the heartaches to
Come.
(Can't you see me) Standing in the shadows of
Love
I'm getting ready for the heartaches to
Come.
I wanna run but there's no place to go
For heartaches will find me I know.
Without your love, a love I need
It's the beginning of the end of me.
'cause you've taken away all my reasons for
Living
When you pushed aside all the love I've been
Giving.
Now wait a minute!
Didn't I always treat you right
Now baby didn't I, didn't I, didn't I?
Didn't I do the best I could
Now didn't I, didn't I?
(Don't you see me) Standing in the shadows of
Love
Getting ready for the heart aches to come.
(Can't you see me) Standing in the shadows of
Love
Doing my best to get ready for the heart aches
To come.
All alone I'm destined to be
With misery my only company.
It may come today, or it may come tomorrow
But it's for sure I've got nothing but
Sorrow.
I thought your conscience would kinda bother
You
How can you watch me cry after all I've done for
You?
Hold on a minute!
I gave you all the love I had
Now didn't I, didn't I, didn't I?
When you needed me I was always there
Now wasn't I, wasn't I?
(Don't you leave me) Standing in the shadows of
Love
I'm getting ready for the heartaches to
Come.
I'm trying not to cry outloud
'cause all this cryin' it ain't, it ain't gonna
Help me none!
Now what did I do, girl, to cause all this
Grief?
Now what did I say to make you want to leave?
Now wait a minute!
I gave my heart and soul to you
Now didn't I, didn't I, didn't I?
And didn't I always treat you good
Now didn't I, didn't I?
(Don't you see me) Standing in the shadows of
Love
I'm getting ready or the heart aches to
Come.
...etc to FADE



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