"You Really Got a Hold on Me (Smokey Robinson cover)" as written by and Smokey / Robinson....
I don't like you
But I love you
Seems that I'm always
Thinking of you
Oh, oh, oh,
You treat me badly
I love you madly
You've really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I don't want you
But I need you
Don't want to kiss you
But I need to
Oh, oh, oh
You do me wrong now
My love is strong now
You've really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me (please), hold me (squeeze), hold me, hold me

I want to leave you
Don't want to stay here
Don't want to spend
Another day here
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
You do me wrong now
My love is strong now
You've really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me

Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me


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"You Really Got a Hold on Me" as written by William Robinson Jr. Smokey Robinson

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's pretty self explanatory, which makes it all the better.
    I'm also pretty sure that anyone that's been in pathetic love with someone can relate.
    michellemulleton May 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove zooey's voice. pretty good cover =)
    takemyboneson August 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmen to this. Never again.
    shockdelicaon April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't know this was a cover,until i read so on itunes,and according their album review this was a horrible cover.I dont know where they are getting this from,maybe its because i have never heard the real one but i honestly love this one,its one of my favorite from the album.I love the way Zooey sings this,you can feel her pain.Overall,thumb up (:
    shakelly_blackmouthon June 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant cover of what was already an amazing song
    ooshnason November 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe fuck? Zooey's voice is gorgeous in the song. Same with every other song she's done.

    It's M. Ward's voice that should have been left out of this song. His voice is amazing, but just doesn't fit here, in my opinion.
    RaygunShaunon June 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love most of what She & Him do, but I'm not real crazy about this cover. It's way too slow and forcibly melodramatic. All of the swing of the Miracles original is gone (and of the Beatles' cover of it, for that matter), and it ends up being more of a funeral dirge, and a bit of a creepy one, too.
    Bluewaveson January 02, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General CommentAlthough I like most other She and Him songs, they really should've passed up this cover. It's already a melodramatic song, but Zooey's singing exaggerates the bathos to a laughable level.
    goddesscarolineon February 24, 2010   Link

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