You got a smile so bright
You know you could have been a candle
I'm holding you so tight
You know you could have been a handle
The way you swept me off my feet
You know you could've been a broom
The way you smell so sweet
You know you could've been some perfume

Well you could've been anything that you wanted to
And I can tell
The way you do the things you do
The way you do the thing you do, ah baby
The way you do the things you do

As pretty as you are
You know you could've been a flower
If good looks were minutes
You know that you could be an hour
The way you stole my heart
You know you could have been a crook
And baby your so smart
You know you could have been a school book

Well you could've been anything that you wanted to
And I can tell
The way you do the things you do
The way you do the thing you do, ah baby
The way you do the things you do)

You make my life so rich
You know you could've been some money
And baby you're so sweet
You know you could have been some honey

Well you could've been anything that you
Wanted to and I can tell
The way you do the things you do
The way you do the things you do
You really swept me off my feet
The way you do the things you do
You made my life complete
The way you do the things you do
You made my life so bright
The way you do the things you do
You make me feel alright
The way you do the things you do
You make me feel alright
The way you do the things you do


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The Way You Do the Things You Do Lyrics as written by Robert Rogers, William Robinson Jr.

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    This is such a great song! I love most of the temptations songs, but this is my favourite of theirs out of the ones where David Ruffin (I don't know if I spelled that right) wasn't the lead vocalist.

    impish_little_smileon August 26, 2002   Link
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    This song has some cool lyrics. Self-explanatory. But these hecka funny girls sing this song like its a country song, and they make me laugh. Oh, that Kathy.... I could marry Kathy. But nobody will ever read this so it doesn't matter.

    slugsinthefieldson May 10, 2003   Link
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    UB40's remix to this is a very nice song, very mellow.

    Danny86301on September 17, 2004   Link
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    Best Motown song ever.

    whapcapnon May 27, 2006   Link
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    slugsinthefields I read that. :] anyway, I like this song, especially: If good looks can cause a minute You know that you could be an hour

    kholdon March 31, 2007   Link
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    I love this song. I could sing it all day. The song is just like a hundered different compliments XD

    Turtlegrlion August 24, 2007   Link

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