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Oh, where are the love songs of yesterday? This one, for instance, still melts hearts…even though it debuted over 35 years ago!

Deep inside the quiet fire of this love song is the smoldering desire we have all felt at one time or another; that desire for a commitment–a firm, truthful, crystal-clear commitment from the one we love. A commitment that, like the man in the song, many of us never received.

But I digress. I’m including this song on The Black History Channel because lead vocalist Charlie Wilson and the unforgettable Gap Band deserve to be memorialized. They sang about love, hope, regret…and ladies who “dropped the bomb” on them, and their songs brightened up our days.

yearning

This song–Yearning for Your Love, was penned by keyboardists Oliver Scott and Ronnie Wilson, and was said to be dedicated to Wilson’s wife at the time. With the incomparable Charlie Wilson performing the vocals, Yearning for Your Love rose to No. 5 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100.

And now, without further…The Gap Band, performing Yearning for Your Love.


YEARNING FOR YOUR LOVE
Recorded: 1980; Released: 1981
Lead Vocals: Charlie Wilson
Writers: Oliver Scott, Ronnie Wilson
Label: Mercury

The time has come for us to stop messin’ around
‘Cause don’t you know that I like havin’ you around
In my life
Oh, baby

So many times I want to hold you, oh, so near
I want to say I love you softly in your ear
Oh, baby
Don’t keep running

My heart is yearning for your love
‘Cause my heart is yearning for your love

You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
I need to have you as my lover and my wife
Oh, baby
Be my lover

So many times I need to have you by my side
To be my friend, my lover and my guide
Oh, baby
Don’t keep runnin’

My heart is yearning for your love
My heart is yearning for your love

My heart is yearning for you
Let me inside your love
Whoa… My heart is yearning for you
Let me inside your love
Your only

(Keep runnin’)

(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

Oh, girl

(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life
(Keep runnin’)
You can’t keep runnin’ in and out of my life

(Keep on runnin’)

This video originally debuted at this link – https:// youtu.be/aIjLBK_n-74

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