"I've Been Loving You Too Long" as written by and Jerry Butler Otis Redding....
I've been loving you too long to stop now

You were tired and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger, as you become a habit to me
Oh I've been loving you a little too long
I don't want to stop now, oh
With you my life
Has been so wonderful
I can't stop now

You were tired and your love is growing cold
My love is growing stronger as our affair affair grows old
I've been loving you a little too long, long
To stop now
Oh, oh, oh
I've been loving you a little bit too long
I don't want to stop now no, no, no

Don't make me stop now, no baby
I'm down on my knees please, don't make me stop now
I love you, I love you
I love you with all of my heart
And I can't stop now
Please, please don't make me stop now


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"I've Been Loving You Too Long" as written by Otis Redding Jerry Butler

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  • +3
    General CommentThe line "Good god almighty I love you" is the most real line ive ever heard in a song
    Spudlyon October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! This music will never get old! Classic!
    temptation777on June 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a great voice, such great soul.
    poohblueskyon July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think "There were time and you want to be free" should be "You were tired and you want to be free". nonetheless, the couplet that that line is a part of is my favorite part of the song. it's so clever and it has great flow.
    yallon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea the lyrics should say "you were tired" such a powerful song tho
    supermarleyfan1on March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat can you say? One of the greatest songs ever committed to tape.
    bearhunteron March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Stax horns send shivers down my spine on this one, no matter how many times I've heard it.
    genetruon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love Otis and this song speaks to me. Such despair is really moving.
    moeheadon July 13, 2007   Link

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