New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Lead: Eddie Kendricks

You've got a smile so bright,
You know you could have been a candle.
I'm holding you so tight,
You know you could have been a handle.
The way you swept me off my feet,
You know you could have been a broom.
The way you smelled so sweet,
You know you could have been some perfume.

Well, you could have been anything that you wanted to,
Amd I can tell the way you do the things you do.
*Eddie: Ah, baby.
*Other Tempts:(The way you do the things you do)
(The way you do the things the do)

As pretty as you are,
You know you could have been a flower.
If good looks was a minute,
You know that you could be an hour.
The way you stole my heart,
You know you could have been a cool crook.
And, baby, you're so smart,
You know you could have been a schoolbook.

Well, you could have been anything that you wanted to,
And I can tell the way you do the things you do.
*Eddie: Ah, baby, yeah
*Other Tempts:(The way you do the things you do)
(The way you do the things you do)

You made my life so rich,
You know you could have been some money.
And, baby, you're so sweet,
You know you could have been some honey.

Well, you could have been anything that you wanted to,
And I can tell the way you do the things you do.
(The way you do the things you do)
You really swept me off my feet (the way you do the things you do)
You made my life complete
(the way you do the things you do)
You made my life so bright
(the way you do the things you do)
You make me feel all right
(the way you do the things you do)
You make me feel all right
(the way you do the things you do)
You make me feel all right
(the way you do the things you do)
Come on, now, baby.

*Indicates simultaneous singing



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/temptations/the_way_you_do_the_things_you_do.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×