Aretha Franklin - I Wanna Make It Up To You Lyrics




(I'll make it up to you)
(I'll make it up to you)
(I'll make it up to you)

I wanna make it up to you
(Yes, I do)
For all the things I put you through
(Yes, I do)
Please forgive me for the lies
(Tear stained eyes)
I sincerely apologize

Darling, realize
It's too much to let go now
If I wasn't sure, believe me this I know now
You're the only one
Come back, my morning sun
(All I wanna do)
Is I wanna make it up to you, boy

I wanna love you in the night, yeah
(Do it right)
Let's do this thing, girl, do it right
(Give it time)
Let's put the pieces back in place
Put 'em there, baby (no time to waste), yeah
No one will ever share your space
I've gotten over you (yes, yes)
Everything about you now (pretty baby)
But still I reminisce (and I'm free)
Yes, I really doubt you now
Restore my trust and faith
Come back, don't hesitate
(All I wanna do)
I wanna make it up to you girl/boy, yeah

You know if we could try, just one more time
Hey baby, I promise you
That my star will shine, oh yeah
And if you should ever reach for the moon
And fall among the stars
Just let me be, well
Wherever you are, wherever you are
Oh darling, ooh darling
Oh darling, oh darling
Sweet baby, sweet baby

Gotten over you, gotten over you
And everything about you now, everything about you now
Still I reminisce, still I reminisce
Yes, yes, and I really doubt you now, really doubt you now
Restore my trust and faith, do it, do it, do it, girl
Come back, don't hesitate
'Cause all I wanna do, all I wanna do
Is I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl
I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl
Yeah, I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl
Umm, baby
I wanna make it up to you, boy/girl

(Make it up to you, girl)
Make it up, make it up, make it up
Your big brown sexy eyes, baby
(I wanna make it up to you, boy) (make it up to your, girl)
I'm so glad, so glad I realized (hey, wanna make it up to you, girl)
I love everything about you, girl
Do you really? Tell me about it
Yes, I do
Tell me now
All night long
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Those brown shoes are gonna rip and fall apart
Pretty red dress, you say you need it
I'll find a way somehow
Well, well
I love, I love, I love, I love the way you handle yourself
And I love it when you love me, girl
In a room full of other men, you rise and you stand above everybody else
I can see the envy of their eyes
Oh, baby
When you and I walk off, ey girl
Sweet thing
Sweet baby
Sweet, sweet thing
Sweet thing
Aw, won't you do it again now
One more, one more, one more
Ey, one more time
One more, one more, one more
Make it up to me, baby
Do the best I can
Make it up to me, baby
Do the best I can
Love ya, love ya, love ya
Be the kind of man





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Aretha Franklin I Wanna Make It Up To You Comments
  1. Kurt Adams

    Classic Soul at its finest

  2. Kurt Adams

    RIP brother Levi

  3. Kurt Adams

    RIP QUEEN

  4. bill neath

    A Queen with a beautiful Soulful Voice

  5. bill neath

    Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul, Rest in Peace!

  6. Nyenti Chu

    They don't make them like this anymore

  7. L. ANGEL LOVE

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MOTOWN'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

    AND SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO

    THE LATE AND GREAT LEVI STUBBS, AND ARETHA FRANKLIN

  8. L. ANGEL LOVE

    LOVE THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG AND MASTERPIECE FOREVER

  9. L. ANGEL LOVE

    TWO LATE AND GREAT TALENTED
    RECORDING ARTIST GONE,

    ARETHA FRANKLIN AND
    LEVI STUBBS

    BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN AND ANOTHER FAVORITE SONG & DUETS.

  10. kennyboy02

    Extremely underrated album... Absolute class track

  11. Roosevelt McCarter

    Who's Singing Background Vocals on "I Wanna Make It Up To You?"

    Raymond Vaughn

    The other members of the four tops and Aretha's background singers.

    Roosevelt McCarter

    @Raymond Vaughn Who are the Background Vocals?

  12. L. ANGEL LOVE

    THE LATE AND GREAT LEVI STUBBS
    ANOTHER "MOTORCITY'S FINEST"
    RECORDING ARTIST OF THE 60's, 70's

    80's 90's THE KING THAT MASTERED HIS CRAFT WITH THE 4 TOPS AND
    ALTHOUGH HE'S GONE, HE WILL

    ALWAYS BE HIGHLY BY HIS FAMILY
    AND ALL HIS MUSIC CONNOISSEURS WORLDWIDE,

    AND THE LATE AND GREAT QUEEN OF
    GOSPEL AND SOUL
    ARETHA FRANKLIN

  13. L. ANGEL LOVE

    THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY FAVORITES FROM ARETHA FRANKLIN

    ALBUM THE SAME YEAR IT WAS RELEASED

  14. Kurt Adams

    RIP brother Levi

  15. Kurt Adams

    RIP QUEEN

  16. voicegirl555

    Levi Stubbs was one of a kind! Nobody but nobody had a voice like his! And Aretha? There was only one and nobody can touch her! These singers today? Forgetaboutit!!!!!

  17. L. ANGEL LOVE

    THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL
    SONG AND DUET

  18. Eileen Mendez

    Wow, We lost some great Awesome singers, There Duets are the Best Duets EVER, We were Blessed to enjoy their GOD Given Talented Voices! RIP Levi Stubbs and Aretha Franklin, Also RIP Obie Benson,& Lawrence Payton, We are still Blessed to have Duke Still performing! i wish they would have played their Music More!!

  19. Brenda Davis

    Love this song!!!

  20. Lee Lee 1908 Russell

    I love this song!!! The Queen and Levi a perfect combination with the Four Tops on backing vocals 👏🏾 👏🏾

  21. G.G. Weeks

    When Soul music was done right you felt it and spoke to you .. just like right now Legends gone but there Melody continues

  22. Sue Allen

    As we approach Aretha's anniversary, let's give thanks that both her voice and Levi's were shared with the world. RIP to both these legends.

  23. João Alves Santos

    Essa música é linda demais. Essa canção é para todos aqueles que sabem o que é uma verdadeira obra prima. A Aretha Franklin é uma das melhores cantoras do mundo. Love = Amor.

    Ana Cecília

    Eu adoro amigo charme e tudo de bom eu escuto sempre essa cantora maravinhosa se foi mais ficara no ❤

  24. Solfrid Kristoffersen

    Two of the very best! This is SOUL!

  25. Dinia Stuart

    Wow two beautiful person singing here

  26. rdenisedb

    Sounds like that Stacy Lattisaw song.........Let me b your Angel

  27. Domonique Ayers

    IN MEMORY FOR THE QUEEN OF SOUL AND

    A TRUE KING TO HIS CRAFT
    MR. LEVI STUBBS
    AND FORMER LEAD SINGER

    FOR "THE FOUR TOPS

  28. Operacional noite

    Dois Monstros.

  29. Elaine Wimberly

    Awesome!

  30. Dennis Trott

    Two great singers gone but not forgotten,RIP

  31. Calvin Hill

    YO PRETTY BROWN SEXY EYES BABY, I'M SO GLAD I REALIZE, SING ARETHA, PRETTY RED DRESS YOU SAY YOU IT, I'LL FIND AWAY SOMEHOW, SING LEVI. ONE MO, ONE MO. BOTH OF YOU REST IN PEACE.

  32. Dave B

    I’m so proud to be from Detroit and so proud of our great music. Two wonderful voices!

  33. Sheila Green

    I love this song also prove it , respect inc so many songs my girl Aretha can sing

  34. Stephanie Jeannot

    Really pretty song.

  35. shaz

    Wow this song...🙌🏿

  36. Frances Kinard

    💖💞💚🌟✨💖💞💚

  37. DEBBIE HARRIS

    THIS RIGHT HERE IS PURE BLISS--GIVES ME CHILLS-ONE OF THE BEST DUETS-GOD BLESSED YOU BOTH WITH SUCH SUPERIOR TALENT-R.I.P ARETHA FRANKLIN -THE QUEEN OF SOUL-AND R.I.P. MR. LEVI STUBBS

  38. Chas E

    🙏🏿

  39. Jay Breezy

    This is one of the baddest love songs of its day

  40. shantaylittle14

    REPEAT!!!!!!!!!

  41. willcat

    This is not just LEVI STUBBS with ARETHA. This is ALL of THE FOUR TOPS . (along with a female chorus)
    I KNOW The FOUR TOPS when I hear them !!

    Roosevelt McCarter

    Who's Singing the Female Chorus on this song?

  42. Tunmishe Oke

    Lootha, Levee, Riithaa. They all gone. Heaven made some real gains while we lost out.

  43. Ronald Johnson

    Check out the Background Singers

    Roosevelt McCarter

    Who are the Background Singer's on this song?

  44. stanley mcfadden

    The queen and the golden baritone

  45. Vic Mwansa

    💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

  46. Lillian Gray

    Soulful and so romantic!!!Ms ARETHA FRANKLIN AND LEVI STUBBS

  47. EDU DUDU

    Linda canção. Muita sensibilidade.

  48. Beauty Rest

    This is truly a beautiful song, beautiful voices, love the way they sing this song. Both are gone, it’s so sad....

  49. Che Che Van Waterschoot

    Outstanding! xoxox

  50. Stève Bainbridge

    Can you imagine these two singing this up above now

  51. Educated PRETTYSMILE! Asante

    She will be truly missed truly Mass truly the queen of soul the Queen the Queen the👑👑👑⚘🎵🎵🎼🎶😉😉😉😢😢😢 queen she made some jams jams jams can't nobody touch can't nobody try to even remake!!!!!!🎵🎼🎶🎶🎶🎶🎵🎵🎼🎼🎼📢🎧🎧🎤🎤🎤🎛🎛🎹🎹🎹🎹📻🎶🎶🎶⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘⚘👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽😗😀👑👑👑👑

  52. t b

    We love you Queen Aretha and thank you for your beautiful gift of music. 8-16-2018

  53. Peter Felton

    Rest In Peace Levi Stubbs (1936-2008) and Aretha Franklin (1942-2018). Two hearty voices with a whole lotta soul. ❤️

    da-rail smith

    They don't SANG like they used too!

  54. Mentha Manning

    My fave Aretha duet. Rest in peace Homegirl.

    Eleanor Turner

    Whenever I hear this song No matter how down I may feel this song Always Lift Me Up it is my favorite by Aretha and Levi to great God bless them

    Marco Jroc

    Mentha Manning rip Levi also

  55. Tina Davies

    You know what I love Luther Vandross! Love his voice he's brilliant and flawless!! But Levi Stubbs he's in another dimension OMG! These two are perfect they blend there tones so brilliantly, flawless.never are anybody going to match this soul music like the old school. Never!!!!!

    J. Rayedel

    I think Luther arranged and produced this one, so his hands are in this one!

    Roosevelt McCarter

    @J. Rayedel Was it Luther Vandross who produced the whole Album?

    J. Rayedel

    @Roosevelt McCarter yes, he did

  56. dlerona Beckwith

    I love Aretha Franklin and Levi Stubbs (his voice is amazing) (Happy Birthday Levi 6/06)📣📣📣💞💞💞💵💵🎂🎂🎂

  57. Supa Kent

    Ooooh Darling, Ooooh Darling, Ooooh Darling, Ooooh Darling, Sweet Baby, Sweet Baby, I've gotten over you!!!!!!!!

    Supa Kent

    Dayummmmmmmmm Powerful Song!

  58. Norma J.

    Just discovering this on You Tube, was not even aware that Levi and Aretha recorded together, I'm so happy to have You Tube and good music lovers like you jazzsoul5385 sharing this with us. Love, love it!!

    Todd Iovino

    Norma J. ...and the album was produced by Luther Vandross. Can it possibly get any better?

    J. Rayedel

    @Todd Iovino absolutely a masterpiece. Luther was a dope producer as well as a singer...most folks forget that...

  59. Glenn Witcher

    THE QUEEN!!

  60. Elson2Entertainment

    Love this song! Love Levi and Aretha!

    Traci J. Wilson

    Me too!

  61. Jules Monroe

    It get's no better this !!!!

  62. WestJason9

    This song is so relaxing!

  63. Queen Kua Sekou

    🎤📄The Best duet 💖💖💖🎼🎼🎼🎵🎶🎶🎹🎹🎹Ever I'm still PLAYING THIS IN MY CAR, HOME 🎼🎵😉💜💖🎤! !!!!!!!😄😉❤💓💜💙

  64. DetroitLives313

    The greatest! The absolute BEST!

  65. Deneen Jeffries

    First love & senior year of HS 1982❤️

  66. Anastasia Ca

    Always that lead baseline at the beginning. Thank you, Paul Riser, Mr. Vandross, for Marcus Miller and the arrangements on this album.

    Tony Allison

    What he said :)

  67. Cåssïøpêiæ Z AWESOME

    Thank you baby for directing me here. R.i.H Levi Stubbs.

  68. Eric Van James

    This is Not Aretha Franklin & Levi Stubbs!! . . . It's Aretha Franklin and THE FOUR TOPS!! It's disrepectful--to the contribution by the other Tops (Abdul Fakir, Renaldo Benson & Lawrence Payton)--to have posted otherwise. THE FOUR TOPS are credited for this song on Aretha's album . . . not just Levi!

    www.facebook.com/EricVanJamesMusic

    ponchieboy68

    Eric Van James I don't think it's a intentional disrespect to the other "Tops".

    Eric Van James

    The Tops open the song with vocals at 0:24. You can hear Lawrence, Duke & Obie, in various parts of the record, backing up Aretha & Levi. (Likewise, Aretha's female backup singers are notable--and they, at times, can be heard singing with Lawrence, Duke & Obie.) Strong chorus-climax occurs at 4:44, with The Tops singing "make it up to you girl." The Four Tops are a group . . . and All of them are singing on this record!! Levi is featured, of course (know the credits, I own the album). But it would have been blatantly incorrect 'Not to credit' The Four Tops on this wonderful song!!

    DetroitLives313

    That's right. Aretha would even find a problem with it. The Four Tops were masterful!

    DetroitLives313

    the women singing background included Sandra Feva, Margaret Branch recorded at Sound Suite in Detroit.

  69. motownfan3

    Levi was so UNDERATED.......... the man was UNREAL............listen to the POWER in his voice........... THE Queen of Soul and the Tops.....a PERFECT DUO ... WOW  !!!!!!!!

    Traci J. Wilson

    Yessss! I so agree!

    motownfan3

    TRACI, I'M LISTENING TO THIS SONG FOR THE 500TH TIME...….GREAT ALBUM LUTHER PRODUCED THIS MASTER PIECE !!!

    Bernard Cunningham

    Don't think Levi Stubbs was ever underrated, he probably had the best male voice ever!!!

  70. Sylvia Nixon

    Love these two

  71. septacon celtics

    Grown Folks Stuff Right Here

    Sonya Kyle

    Fo' SHO'

    Cecelia McNeill

    YES IT IS!!!!

  72. Jules Monroe

    RIP Levi. I'll miss you fourever !!!

  73. Moss Motshutshu

    outstanding performance by the duo

  74. Ray Aiken

    This was the jam! RIP Levi Stubbs!

  75. da-rail smith

    This is one badddd cut, I love this song!!!

  76. blkpanther11

    Wow haven't heard this Joint in Yrs Love it

  77. NewWorldRob

    Baddass record. "Jump To It" as a whole.

    DAVID GARDNER

    NewWorldRob i