Song Lyric Sunday – “Heatwave” – Martha and the Vandellas


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Song Lyric Sunday is sponsored by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word At a Time. For the guidelines or to suggest a theme, start here.

This week’s theme is “madness.”

Falling in love can be the best feeling in the world… if you don’t mind acting as though your brain has been sucked out of your head… through your ears.

Friends and family will say you’re acting strangely, out of character, or just plain crazy.

Heart palpitations, racing pulses, and tears (this includes you too, gentlemen!), we’re sick with love.

And we couldn’t be happier!

Once again, I eased into another century (HA!) to find this gem – 1963’s Heatwave.

Martha Reeves sings, “Could it be a devil in me or is this the way love’s supposed to be?”

This video is pretty good. Someone did an excellent job of preserving or restoring the quality.

Those dance steps… not so much. 😀


Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended

 

(Love is Like A) Heatwave

Writer(s): Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, EdwardHolland Jr

Whenever I’m with him
Something inside
Starts to burning
And I’m filled with desire
Could it be a devil in me
Or is this the way love’s supposed to be?

It’s like a heat wave
Burning in my heart (It’s like a heat wave)
I can’t keep from crying (It’s like a heat wave)
It’s tearing me apart

Whenever he calls my name
Soft, low, sweet, and plain
Right then, right there, I feel that burning flame
Has high blood pressure got a hold on me
Or is this the way love’s supposed to be?

It’s like a heat wave
Burning in my heart (It’s like a heat wave)
I can’t keep from crying (It’s like a heat wave)
It’s tearing me apart

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, heat wave
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, heat wave

Sometimes I stare in space
Tears all over my face
I can’t explain it, don’t understand it
I ain’t never felt like this before
Now that funny feeling has me amazed
Don’t know what to do, my head’s in a haze
It’s like a heat wave

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(But it’s all right, girl)
Oh
(Go ahead, girl)
Yeah, yeah
(Well, it’s all right, girl)
Oh
(Can’t miss it, that’s love, girl)
I feel it burning
(Don’t pass up this chance)
Right here in my heart
(It sounds like a true romance)
Don’t you know it’s like a heat wave?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Burning, burning)
Oh (Burning, burning, burning)
Yeah, don’t you know it’s like a heat wave?
Burning right here (Burning, burning, burning)
In my heart (Burning, burning, burning)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (Burning, burning)
Oh (Burning, burning, burning)

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  1. #1 by herheadache on January 7, 2018 - 4:44 am

    Love this one. Only heard it, for the first time I believe, on a movie that came out about ten years ago, on the day Robert Kennedy was killed. Still, catchy.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. #3 by Helen Vahdati on January 7, 2018 - 2:44 pm

    This is a catchy song and describes pretty perfectly how much madness is involved in falling in love. Great pick!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. #6 by Peter's pondering on January 7, 2018 - 3:03 pm

    Wow, that takes me back!

    Liked by 1 person

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