First recorded by Buddy Holly's band The Crickets in 1957. It features a Bo Diddley beat and Holly's trademark hiccup. It has notably been covered by The Rolling Stones, Rush, Sheryl Crow and The Byrds....
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I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
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You're gonna give your love to me
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I want to love you night and day
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You know my loving not fade away
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Well you know my loving not fade away
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My love bigger than a Cadillac
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I'll try to show it when you're driving me back
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Your love for me got to be real
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A-for you to know just how I feel
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A love for real not fade away
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I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
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You're gonna give your love to me
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Love to last more than one day
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Love is loving and not fade away
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Love is loving and not fade away
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"Not Fade Away" as written by Norman Petty Charles Hardin

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    General Commentthe rolling stones do a great version of this song that kicks ass
    poohblueskyon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis one kicks ass too.
    classicrockgirlon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I love the "Holly Hiccup"
    Thunderbirdon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy love, a-bigger than a cadillac. thats a lot of love, cadillacs are BIG. i guarantee buddy holly could pick up any girl he wanted to. i love that guy.
    SALTYSMYNAMEon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Comment@SALTYSMYNAME: Heck yeah, he could. I wish more guys were like that today.
    *sigh*
    Oh, Buddy.
    *****on May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. So many band s have covered and reworked this song, I'm pretty sure The Who based My Generation on this... Great opening line...
    Dressed2Depresson October 13, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationNothing like Gary Busey singing this on Celebrity Apprentice to make me finally realize how creepy this song is.

    In the first verse he demands her love "I’m a-gonna tell you how it’s gonna be" and in the second admits that it isn't reciprocal "I try to show it and you drive a-me back". This isn't about a man and woman in love; it's the ravings of a spurned stalker.
    OGRastamonon May 20, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationNothing like Gary Busey singing this on Celebrity Apprentice to make me finally realize how creepy this song is.

    In the first verse he demands her love "I’m a-gonna tell you how it’s gonna be" and in the second admits that it isn't reciprocal "I try to show it and you drive a-me back". This isn't about a man and woman in love; it's the ravings of a spurned stalker.
    OGRastamonon May 20, 2013   Link

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