Retro Music 20

More Motown, and another song from the dream team of Holland, Dozier, Holland. This time from 1966, released on the VIP label, part of The Motown group of companies, and performed by The Elgins. This was a top favourite song of mine, and remains so to this day. This song was reissued in 1971, when it became a hit for the second time.

I’ve cried through many endless nights
Just holding my pillow tight
Then you came into my lonely days
With your tender and your sweet ways
Now I don’t know where you come from, baby
Don’t know where you’ve been, my baby
Heaven must have sent you
Into my arms
Now in the mornin’ when I awake
There’s a smile upon my face
You’ve touched my heart with gladness
Wiped away all my sadness
So long I’ve needed love right near me
A soft voice to cheer me
Heaven must have sent you, honey
Into my life, ooh
It’s heaven in your arms
Boy, it’s the sweetness of your charms
Makes me love you more each day
In your arms I wanna stay
Wanna thank you for the joy you brought me
Thank you for the things you taught me
Thank you for holding me close
When I needed you the most
Now I don’t know much about you, baby
But I know I can’t live without you
Heaven must have sent you
To love only me, ooh
It’s heaven in your arms
Boy, it’s the sweetness of your charms
Makes me love you more each day
In your arms I wanna stay
It’s heaven in your arms
It’s the sweetness of your charms
It makes me love you more each day
In your arms I wanna stay
It’s heaven in your arms
Boy, it’s the sweetness of your charms
Makes me love you more each day
In your arms I wanna stay
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Brian Holland / Edward Holland / Edward / Jr. Holland / Jr. / Lamont Dozier / Lamont Herbert Dozier
Heaven Must Have Sent You lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

34 thoughts on “Retro Music 20

  1. There’s a longer post, but the short version is Lamont told me after they’d done the meetings and picked the song, they went to the control room and when everybody was dancing, doing a conga line around the control room, they knew it was right.

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