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Four Tops — Bernadette
Album: Ultimate Collection
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Released: 1997
Length: 2:56
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Bernadette, people are searchin' for
the kind of love that we possess.
Some go on searchin' their whole life through
and never find the love I've found in you.

And when I speak of you I see envy in other men's eyes,
and I'm well aware of what's on their minds.
They pretend to be my friend, when all the time
they long to persuade you from my side.
They'd give the world and all they own
for just one moment we have known.

Bernadette, they want you because of the pride that gives,
But Bernadette, I want you because I need you to live.
But while I live only to hold you,
Some other men, they long to control you.
But how can they control you Bernadette,
when they can not control themselves, Bernadette,
from wanting you, needing you,
But darling you belong to me.

I'll tell the world, you belong to me,
I'll tell the world, you're the soul of me,
I'll tell the world, you're a part of me, Bernadette.

In your arms I find the kind of peace of mind
the world is searching for,
But you, you give me the joy this heart of mine
has always been longing for.

In you I have what other men long for.
All men need someone to worship and adore,
that's why I treasure you and place you high above,
for the only joy in life is to be loved.
So whatever you do, Bernadette, keep on loving me,
Bernadette, keep on needing me,

You're the soul of me,
more than a dream, your a plan to me.
And Bernadette, you mean more to me,
than a woman was ever meant to be.
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GREAT TUNE!!  This was released in 1967, I was 12yrs old & I bought the 45.  Both of the NYC  AM R&R stations, Low power, top 40 station WMCA  (The Good Guys) & High power top 10 station WABC played it on heavy rotation.   WMCA was  more progressive & played a lot of black artists.  WABC would keep an eye on WMCA  & wait until they felt  it was "safe to play" a tune by  a black artist.  WABC would often lag 2 weeks behind  WMCA, before adding a tune by a black artist to it's playlist.
 versalog wrote:

Simply well-crafted and passionate.

I Agree!  Very well stated!
Simply well-crafted and passionate.
Never received the credit they were due.
Great to hear this classic motown track. Mr Jameson doing his stuff! Amazing bass player!
fredriley wrote:
A fine song taking me back to youth club discos, and memories of the Four Tops choreographed dance numbers on Top of the Pops.
Hi from another from the same generation. What a nice surprise to hear this one again here on RP
A fine song taking me back to youth club discos, and memories of the Four Tops choreographed dance numbers on Top of the Pops.
Bernadette? The Four Tops? Yes! These fellows put out some of the best Soul/R&B in their field! And Bernadette is quintessential. Thaks Bill & Rerbecca!
Ohhhh first to comment! This song is really a blast from the past. In fact, I was not even born when it was released. Seems like an odd addition to the RP library, but I suppose RP is epitome of eccletic.
This song almost defines my high school years for me. Wht a great Motown classic!
Quite an interesting segue there. Frank Black -> Four Tops