YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

Original The Miracles version


I don't like you, but I love you
Seems that I'm always thinking of you
Though oh oh you treat me badly
I love you madly
You really got a hold on me (you really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me (you really got a hold on me)

Baby, I don't want you, but I need you
Don't wanna kiss you, but I need to
Though oh oh you do me wrong now
My love is strong now
You really got a hold on me (you really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me (you really got a hold on me)

Baby, (I love you) and all I want you to do is just
Hold me, hold me, hold me, (hold me)

Tighter, tighter

I wanna leave you, don't wanna stay here
Don't wanna spend another day here
Though oh oh I wanna split now
I can't quit now
You really got a hold on me (you really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me (you really got a hold on me)

Baby, (I love you) and all I want you to do is just
(Hold), please, (hold), squeeze, hold me, (hold me)

You really got a hold on me (you really got a hold)
I said you really got a hold on me (I said you really got a hold)
[Fades out]


Info

YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME is a song originally released by The Miracles in 1962. See the below section for more details.

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen covered YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME live a few times during private events staring from 2000. See the "Live History" section below for more details.

Original The Miracles version

YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME is a song written by Smokey Robinson and originally released by The Miracles as a single in 1962. The above lyrics are for original The Miracles version of YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME as released in 1962.

The Mircales -- "You've Really Got A Hold On Me / Happy Landing"
The Mircales -- "You've Really Got A Hold On Me / Happy Landing "

7" single - Tamla (T-54073) - USA, 1962

Live History

YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME was performed off-tour on 21 Oct 2000 at Hedgerow Farm in Middletown, NJ, during a charity benefit gala for "Special People United to Ride of Monmouth County". No audio recording of this show is known to exist.

YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME was performed off-tour on 01 Aug 2015 at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ, during a private party for friends of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. The couple performed a seven-song set with Timepiece, a local band of which Patti Scialfa's brother Michael is a member. Springsteen played guitar on YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME.

  1. 21 Oct 2000 at Hedgerow Farm, Middletown, NJ
  2. 01 Aug 2015 at Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME was performed at 4 of these fundraisers, always at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 13 Apr 2002 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)
  2. 14 Apr 2002 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)
  3. 25 Apr 2004 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)
  4. 23 Jan 2010 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Ranney School)

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Available Versions

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YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME [Original The Miracles version]

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