♫ Make It With You ♫

This song, written by David Gates of the group Bread, first appeared on Bread’s 1970 album, On the Waters. Released as a single that June, it was the group’s first top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100.  It also reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart.

When group leader David Gates returned home to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his mother was throwing a big reception party to celebrate the return of the young chart-conquering hero, the newspaper, television and radio press turned up, hoping to play up the whole “local boy does good” PR angle. In a widely circulated interview, Mrs. Gates proudly told the world just how pleased as punch she was with her son’s recent success. She then also told them – in complete candor – that she just couldn’t understand why he had to call his new hit record, “Naked With You.” 🤣🤣🤣

Make It with You
Bread

Hey have you ever tried
Really reaching out for the other side?
I may be climbing on rainbows
But baby, here goes

Dreams are for those who sleep
Life is for us to keep
And if you’re wondering what this song is leading to,
I want to make it with you

I really think that we could make it, girl

Though you don’t know me well
And every little thing only time will tell
If you believe the things that I do,
And we’ll see it through

Life can be short or long
Love can be right or wrong
And if I chose the one I’d like to help me through
I’d like to make it with you

I really think that we could make it, girl

Baby you know that dreams there for those who sleep
Life is for us to keep
And if I chose the one I’d like to help me through
I’d like to make it with you

I really think that we could make it, girl

Songwriters: David Gates
Make It with You lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

12 thoughts on “♫ Make It With You ♫

  1. Jill, this is yet another great Bread song. David Gates has a terrific voice for these soft rock songs. There was one side of a Bread album that was jammed with their best songs, so I rarely turned it over. Keith

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