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I Say a Little Prayer
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I Say a Little Prayer

Dionne Warwick
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Song meaning of I Say A Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick, and what it is about


The song, which depicted a woman grieving for a spouse who had been sent to Vietnam, was initially recorded by Dionne Warwick. The narrative ought to have finished then, but Aretha Franklin insisted on recording it herself (despite producer Jerry Wexler's objections because he felt Franklin's version would be released too soon after Warwick's).


It was originally a B side even then. The song's supple arrangement and the puckish glee in Franklin's delivery, though, made their presence undeniable; even Bacharach dubbed Franklin's rendition as "definitive."


Bacharach recorded "I Say a Little Prayer" with Warwick in 10 takes as opposed to the normal three (and frequently only one). Despite this, Bacharach didn't like the finished song since he thought it was rushed. Bacharach despised I Say a Little Prayer's quick tone, but Warwick sold a millions copies.


Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote the song for Dionne Warwick, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 pop songs chart in the United States in December 1967. The song peaked at number eight on the R&B Singles chart. With Aretha Franklin successfully covering the song the a year later


Lyrics of I Say A Little Prayer by Dionne Warwick


The moment I wake up

Before I put on my makeup

I say a little prayer for you

While combing my hair now

And wondering what dress to wear now

I say a little prayer for you

 

Forever and ever, you'll stay in my heart

And I will love you

Forever and ever, we never will part

Oh, how I love you

Together, forever, that's how it must be

To live without you

Would only mean heartbreak for me

 

I run for the bus, dear

While riding I think of us, dear

I say a little prayer for you

At work I just take time

And all through my coffee break time

I say a little prayer for you

 

Forever and ever, you'll stay in my heart

And I will love you

Forever and ever we never will part

Oh, how I'll love you

Together, forever, that's how it must be

To live without you

Would only mean heartbreak for me

 

I say a little prayer for you

I say a little prayer for you

 

My darling, believe me

(Believe me)

For me there is no one but you

Please love me too

(Answer my prayer)

And I'm in love with you

(Answer my prayer)

Answer my prayer now, babe

(Answer my prayer)

 

Forever and ever, you'll stay in my heart

And I will love you

Forever and ever we never will part

Oh, how I'll love you

Together, forever, that's how it must be

To live without you

Would only mean heartbreak for me

Release Date

1967

Songwriter/s

Burt Bacharach, Hal David

Producer/s

Burt Bacharach, Hal David

Label/s

Scepter

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