♫ Emotion ♫

I always thought this was a Bee Gees song … and in some ways it is, but the first artist ever to record it was Australian singer Samantha Sang.  The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, but Sang recorded it in 1978 and her version reached #1 in Canada, #3 in the U.S., and #11 in the UK.  This song was Sang’s only hit single in the U.S.

The three Gibb brothers provide backup vocals on this song. The Bee Gees released their own version of the song on their 1991 retrospective-plus The Record.

Forgive me, but tonight I am running on fumes, and I cannot bring myself to dig for more about this song.  Just sit back, enjoy the music, and I’ll do better tomorrow … I promise!

Emotion
Samantha Sang/Bee Gees

It’s over and done
But the heartache lives on inside
And who’s the one you’re clinging to
Instead of me tonight?

Ooo baby
And where are you now, now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow wherever you go
Cry me a river that leads to your ocean
You never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It’s just emotion taken me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in my soul
But if you don’t come back
Come home to me, darling
Don’t you know there’s nobody left in this world
To hold me tight
Don’t cha know there’s nobody left in this world kiss goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

I’m there at your side,
I’m part of all the things you are
And you’ve got a part of someone else
You’ve gotta go find your shining star

And where are you now, now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow wherever you go
Cry me a river that leads to your ocean
You never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It’s just emotion taken me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in my soul
But if you don’t come back
Come home to me, darling
Don’t you know there’s nobody left in this world
To hold me tight
Nobody left in this world to kiss goodnight
Goodnight, goodnight

And where are you now, now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow wherever you go
I’ll cry me a river that leads to your ocean
You never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It’s just emotion taken me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in my soul
But if you don’t come back
Come home to me, darling
Nobody left in this world
To hold me tight
Nobody left in this world to kiss goodnight
Nobody to kiss me
Goodnight, goodnight

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Alan Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Emotion lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

11 thoughts on “♫ Emotion ♫

  1. another track from the 70’s that brings back memories for me, this was one of my favorites growing up. Though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the bee gees and their falseto style, it worked okay in this song.

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  3. This sounds like it was written for Barry Gibb to do lead vocals on with the group.. It also sounds like he produced this record and had her sing it as he would have done with all the breathiness and some of the squeakiness he likes so much. I don’t think it suits her and was best left fot the Bee Gees to do later on.
    Cwtch

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