"Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself" as written by and Angela Riela Clint Ballard Jr.....
Girl, I know you're not coming back anymore
So why, oh, why do I keep on watching the door'
I talk to you
As though you can hear what I say
But I'll lose my mind
If I keep on acting this way

I've got to get a hold on myself
Got to make believe I don't care
Got to go someplace
Find a brand new place

Got to get out and get somewhere
Got to get a hold on myself
Got to take what life has to give

Got to get on the track
And lay down and die
Got to get a hold on myself

Late at night I hear footsteps sound down the hall
And I tell myself that you're coming back after all
Telephone rings but there's no one on the line
No, no, no, when I stop and think
I know it's all in my mind

I've got to get a hold on myself
Got to make believe I don't care
Got to go someplace
Find a brand new place

Got to get out and get somewhere
Got to get a hold on myself
Got to take what life has to give

Got to get on the track
And lay down and die
Got to get a hold on myself


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"Gotta Get a Hold of Myself" as written by Clint Ballard Jr. Angela Riela

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    General CommentWas a single for Dee Dee Warwick in early '66 and written by Clint Ballard Jr. / Angela Riela.
    planetearthon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn my copy the lines:
    "Got to get on the track and lay down and die"
    sounds like:
    "Got to give it a try, can't lay down and die"
    Which makes more sense.
    Kishidanon January 22, 2008   Link

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