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Twenty-Five Miles

(Johnny Bristol / Harvey Fuqua / Edwin Starr)

Lead Vocals : Michael Jackson
Background vocals : Jackson 5

Produced by Hal Davis

Recorded in 1970 at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Versions

1987 Album Version (from "The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson") 3:26
   
1970 Original Mix (from "Hello World - The Motown Solo Collection")  
 

sample from Bottle Of Smoke (MJFranceForum)

 

 

Twenty-Five Miles, enregistré vraisemblablement autour des années 1969-1970, lors des sessions d'enregistrements pour l'album ABC, n'est apparu, pour la première fois, qu'en 1987, sur l'album "The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson". Ce fut un tube pour Edwin Starr (également interprète de "War"), en 1969, où il arriva à la 6ème place des classements américains.

Le titre a été le seul single à être extrait de l'album "The Original Soul Of Michael Jackson" en octobre 1987 aux USA, en Italie et en France, où le 45 tours est assez difficile à trouver. La pochette est la même pour tous ces pays, elle reprend celle de l'album, contenant quelques grands succès de Michael ou des Jackson 5, en version réarrangée.

Le mixage original de ce titre est désormais disponible sur la compilation "Hello World - The Motown Solo Collection" (2009).


Single details

US single October 1987

Collection


Twenty-Five Miles / Up On The Housetop
7" promo single, 1987
M 1914
USA
rare


Twenty-Five Miles / Up On The Housetop
7" single, 1987
PB 41629
Italy
common

Lyrics / Paroles

Michael

It's twenty five miles from home
Girl, my feet are hurting mighty bad
Now I've been walking a three day, two lonely nights
You know that I'm mighty mad
But I got a woman waiting for me
That's gonna make this trip worthwhile
You see she's got the kind of lovin' and a kissing
A make a man go stone wild
So I got to keep on walkin'
I got to walk on, oh ho ho
I, I, I, I'm so tired
But I just can't lose my stride

I got fifteen miles to go now
And I can hear my baby calling my name
It's as if as though I'm standing at her front door
I can hear that doggone plain
Now I'll be so glad to see my baby
And hold her in my arms
Now when I kiss her lips
I turn a back over flip and I'll forget these feet of mine
I got to keep on walkin'
I got to walk on oh ho ho
I, I, I, I, I'm so tired but I just can't lose my stride
Walk on let me tell you ya'll I, I, I, I, I, I'm so tired
But I just can't lose my stride
Come on feet don't fail me now
I got ten more miles to go
I got nine, eight, seven, six, eight, six
I got a five more miles to go
Now over the hill just around the bend
Huh although my feet are tired I can't lose my stride
I got to get to my baby again

© 1987 Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP), Stone Agate Music
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