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Neville Brothers – Love The One You're With/Can't Always Get What You lyrics

Say, when you're down, and you're confused
And you don't remember, who you're talkin' to
And your concentration, oh it slips away
'Cause your baby is so far away

Well there's a rose, in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you're with...

Don't be angry, don't be sad
Don't sit cryin', talkin' about the fun you had
you got somebody, right next to you
And they're just waiting, waiting, waiting for something to do


Shoo do do do do do do do etc.

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Turn all your sorrows oh turn them into joy now
She's a girl, and brother man you're a boy
oh well you get it together, oh and you can make it nice
oh and You wont need, nobodys advice


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You can't always get what you want,
You can't always get what you want,
You can't always get what you want,
But if you try and you keep on a-praying
I know, I know, I know
'gonna get what you need!

I saw the girl yesterday at the reception
She was just standing there, (she looked so pretty too y'all) she had a drink in her hand.
But I could tell by the way, I had a funny feeling she was talking to me,
And the girl had found herself, she found herself another man.

You can't always get what you want,
You can't always get what you want.
You can't always get what you want
Keep trying, keep praying and I know
Gonna what you need!

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