"You Keep Me Hangin' On" as written by and Lamont Herbert/holland Dozier....
(Keep me hangin' on)

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really need me
But you keep me hangin' on

Why do you keep a comin' around playing with my heart?
Why don't cha get out of my life and let me make a brand new start?
Let me get over you the way you gotten over me, yeah, yeah

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on
No, you don't really need me
You just keep me hangin' on

You say although we broke up you still just wanna be friends
But how can we still be friends when seeing you only breaks my heart again
(And there ain't nothing I can do about it)

Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa
Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa, whoa
Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa, whoa
Whoa, ooh, whoa, ooh, whoa,
Yeah, yeah

Get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on

You say you still care for me but your heart and soul needs to be free
And now that you've got your freedom you wanna still hold on to me
You don't want me for yourself so let me find somebody else

Set me free why don't cha babe
Get out my life why don't cha babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on

Why don't cha be a man about it and set me free (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Now you don't care a thing about me
You're just using me, hey, abusing me

Get out, get out of my life
And let me sleep at night (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
'Cause you don't really love me
You just keep me hangin' on (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)


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"You Keep Me Hangin On" as written by Lamont Dozier Edward Holland Jr.

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    General Commentmy dad said he covered this song waaaay back in the day. drums are sick on this one. not my kind of poetry but ehhh who cares, they made it their own.
    sexyboy01on November 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this version....better than any other
    TabuuDi26on May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwsome break-up song the best version of it hands down.
    kfe2on February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm i just found out that this was a cover. its cool i love how the recording isn't really hightech-ish its cool then
    heyjude55on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome cover of the Supremes! I love this version more. It has more emotion and beat to it. I can really feel the hurt. The music video is so hilarious; everyone should check it out on youtube.
    webmasterdeeon May 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful.
    Lucifer1300son July 06, 2016   Link

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