Day 7: A song you like that comes from your parents’ music collection

As a kid I remember thinking the music was cute and the words were funny. When I was a teenager I thought the lyrics were smart. I also remember that Smokey Robinson was my mother’s musical crush. She let it be known that if she and he ever were divorced at the same time, that was her next target.

Shop Around by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles


Lyrics

When I became of age, my mother called me to her side
She said, “Son you’re growing up now
Pretty soon you’ll take a bride”
And then she said

“Just because you’ve become a young man now
There’s still some things that you don’t understand now
Before you ask some girl for her hand now
Keep your freedom for as long as you can now”

My mama told me, you better shop around
Oh yeah, you better shop around

Oh, there’s some things that I want you to know now
Just as sure as the wind’s gonna blow now
The women come and the women are gonna go now
Before you tell ’em that you love ’em so now

My mama told me, you better shop around
Oh yeah, you better shop around

I try to get yourself a bargain, son
Don’t be sold on the very first one
Pretty girls come a dime a dozen
I try to find you one who’s gonna give you true loving

Before you take a girl and say, “I do” now
Make sure that her love is true now

My mama told me, you better shop around

Oh hey, hey
Try to get yourself a bargain, son
Don’t be sold on the very first one
Pretty girls come a dime a dozen
I try to find you one who’s gonna give you true loving

Before you take a girl and say, “I do” now
Make sure she’s in love with you now
Make sure that her love is true now
I hate to see you feeling sad and blue now

My mama told me, you better shop around
Oh yeah you better shop around

Oh don’t let the first one get you
Oh no ’cause I don’t wanna see her with you
Oh before you let ’em hold you tight
Oh make sure she’s alright
Oh before you let ’em take your hand my son
Understand my son, be a man my son
I know you can my son, I love you

Songwriters
ROBINSON, SMOKEY/GORDY, BERRY JR

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing


From A Better 30 Day Music Challenge

2 thoughts on “Day 7: A song you like that comes from your parents’ music collection

  1. Pingback: A Better 30-Day Music Challenge, try it! | Pinkpodster Ponders

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