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The Love You Save

(The Corporation)
Lead vocals : Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Jackie Jackson
Background vocals : The Jackson 5
Arranged by The Corporation
Produced by The Corporation
Recorded at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.

ABC Album Version (from "ABC") 2:58
Single Mono Version (from 7" US single) 2:42
Diana ! Original TV Soundtrack Live Version (in Medley, from "Diana! Original TV Soundtrack") -
Goin' Back To Indiana Live Version (in Medley from "Goin' Back To Indiana") -
Soulsource 2 Asakusa S.C. '01 Mix (from "Soul Source Vol 2") 5:25

 

US Single released May 13, 1970
#1 RNB, #1 Pop, # 7 UK
Sales : 3 678 956 (World), 1 948 761 (USA)

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
7" One Sided Promo
M 1166
USA

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
7" Double Sided Promo
M 1166
USA

The Love You Save
The Love You Save (Mono/Stereo)
7" Double Sided Red Vinyl Promo
M 1166
USA

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single
M 1166
USA

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single, 1970
2 C 006 91 580
France

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single
1 C 006 91 580
Germany

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single
5 C 006 91 580
Holland

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" Promo single
TM 8063
Italy

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single, 1970
7 006 91 580
Norway

The Love You Save
The Love You Save / One More Chance / I'll Bet You / 2-4-6-8
7" EP
8 E 016 91672 M
Portugal

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
7" EP (Various Artists)
WRLP 411 011
Malaysia

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single, 1970
JET 1991
Japan

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single
M 5085
Spain

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single, 1970
E 006 91 580
Sweden

The Love You Save
The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" single, 1970
TMG 746
UK


The Love You Save
b/ I Found That Girl
7" promo single, 1970
TMG 746
UK


The Love You Save / I'll Be There
7" single reissue, 1972
Y446F
USA

     

Lyrics / Paroles

Stop! You better save me
Stop, stop, stop! You better save me, dear

When we played tag in grade school
You wanted to be it
But chasin’ boys was just a fad
You crossed your heart you’d quit
When we grew up you traded
Your promise for my ring
Now just like back in grade school
You’re doing the same old thing

Stop! The love you save may be your own
Darlin’ take it slow or someday you’ll be all alone
Better stop! The love you save may be your own
Darlin’ look both ways before you cross me
You’re headed for a danger zone

I’m the one who loves you
I’m the one you need
Those other guys will put you down
As soon as they succeed
They’ll ruin your reputation
They’ll label you a flirt
The way they talk about you
They’ll turn your name to dirt
Oh!

Isaac said he kissed you
Beneath the apple tree
When Benjie held your hand
He felt electricity
When Alexander called you
He said he rang your chimes
Christopher discovered
You’re way ahead your time

Stop! The love you save may be your own
Darlin’ take it slow or someday you’ll be all alone
Better stop! The love you save may be your own
Darlin’ look both ways before you cross me
You’re headed for a danger zone

Hold on! Hold on!
Hold on! Hold on!
“S” is for save it
“T” is for take it slow
“O” is for oh no
“P” is for please
Please don’t go

The love you save may be your own
Some day you may be all alone
Stop it!
Save it, baby
You better stop
The love you save may be your own
Please, please
Or some day, some day, baby
You’ll be all alone
I’m the one who loves you
I’m the one you need
Those other guys will put you down
As soon as they succeed
Stop the love you save may be your own,
You better stop it, stop it, girl
Or someday you’ll be all alone

The way they talk about you
They’ll turn your name
Turn your name to dirt


© 1970 Jobete Music
All rights reserved. Used by permission.