Labelle - Messin' With My Mind Lyrics




Why do you keep messin' with my mind
When I've told you
That what you're doing ain't gettin' through?
Why do you keep singing that same old line
Saying I love you
But still you're doing the things you do?
I get a warning when the season's gonna change
And I know grey matter is another name for brains
If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
I'm spent, you win
I'm gonna give you up for Lent

Why do you keep me worried all the time
When it's evident
That the spirit can't be bent?
Why must you send bad vibes my way
Because what goes around
Is gonna come to you one day
Even when it's cloudy doesn't mean it's gonna rain
I know yellow taxis ain't no horse and buggy chain
If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
I'm spent you win
I'm gonna give you up for Lent

If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up





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  1. Melody Sanger

    HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY NONA HENDRYX (OCTOBER 9, 2019)

  2. jay2luv

    Vocally they are hands down the best girl group NO ONE CAN TOUCH THOSE VOICES

  3. Debra Harris

    Yassssssssa Larry Levan werk The Infamous Garage in a Frenzy with his Genius. Forever Love One.

  4. Andre Foster

    Beat has me as an equestrian jump'n 🐎!!

  5. justaloe

    Why do you keep messin my mind
    Did I hold you, but you didn't need gettin thru
    Why do you keep singing that same ol' saying?

    Saying I love you, steady you doin the things you do

    I get a warnin when the seasons gonna change
    And I know grey matter is enough to make more rain

    If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
    If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
    I'll play it, you win. I gonna give you one more hand

    Why you keep me worried all the time?
    When it's evident, this old spirit can't be bet
    Why do you keep sending bad vibes my way?
    Cause what goes around will come to you one day
    Even when it's cloudy doesn't mean it's going to rain
    I know your ------ain't no horse and buggy------

    If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
    If you keep it up, I'm gonna give you up
    I'll play it, you win. I gonna give you one more hand

    AAAAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Messin, Messin, On Messin, Messin

    Messin, Messin, Messin, Messin
    Messin all the time, messin all the time, messin all the time

    ooooooooooo

    oooooooAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Keep it up, messin... keep it up messin

    Yooooou are messin with my mind
    You are, You are, You are,
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    oooooooooooAH
    AHooooooooooo

    You can't do that to me no
    You can't, you can't play with my heart

  6. hunhoniful

    Chanson superbe avec son rythme et la façon à chanter toute énérgique

  7. Martin Birdwell

    I was 13 years when I 1st heard this song I fell in love with it

  8. jay2luv

    Their voices can peel the paint off a wall lawd sing labelle

  9. Melody Sanger

    HAPPY 73RD BIRTHDAY NONA HENDRYX (OCTOBER 9, 2017)

  10. Jim Jones

    Had to listen to this again and yes Labelle is still the shit!

  11. Melody Sanger

    HAPPY 73RD BIRTHDAY PATRICIA HOLTE "PATTI LABELLE" (MAY 24, 2017)

  12. Christopher Ray

    Haven't heard this in almost 40 years. Still just as dope as I remember it!!!

  13. Raymond Childs

    New York

  14. Warren Macdonald

    the piano is everything in this.

  15. Warren Macdonald

    the piano is everything in this.

  16. Ronald Bennett

    Just the best!!!!!!!!!

  17. Roy Sanders

    I saw them perform on "Soul Train" and I met Patti in 2011. She took a picture and signed her autograph for me. She is gracious!!!!

  18. Big Shark

    This song is really cool. Great sound

  19. Silvester Agurs

    lawd have mercy on my soooooul !

  20. Gary Ragin

    All I have to say is Larry Levan #PARADISEGARAGE

    John Hairston II

    And Tee Scott from the old Better Days!

  21. John Hairston II

    There will never be a group like LABELLLE again......

    noavgjoe

    Preach!

    Candyce Saturday

    Ever..never!!

    Andrew Cox

    ,👍🏾🖐️👋

  22. pat gorden

    I blast this damn song in my truck it is so freaking hype!

  23. James Anderson

    This was my song when I went to clubs. They sang this one!

    yoshluv7

    I wasn't at the clubs yet but I had this album and I watched my mother and her friends sing this at the house, what great memories!!!!!!

  24. Dement Calcote

    Chicago Music box with Ron Hardy Love D

  25. Dement Calcote

    Chicago Music box with Ron Hardy Love D

  26. Dement Calcote

    Chicago Musicbox with Ron Hardy Love

    noavgjoe

    So, you remember them screaming "Take my soul" to Ronnie?! Remember the marathon's?

    Ronald Dixon

    Dement Calcote love it

  27. Dement Calcote

    Chicago Musicbox with Ron Hardy Love

  28. Randy Weaver

    Yassss GAWDDDD!  Werk that body..this music tho!!

  29. perri 6

    Unsung.

  30. Jim Jones

    ...no horse and buggy chain,....is the shit!

  31. G.A.

    what ya'll know 'bout this?

  32. Tam Hol

    Type of song that brings the old and new, half stepping the whole way, to simply move.....this song draws the right to.dance from you.....vocals are simply above all else. I wish I was a fly on the wall during this recording session.......vibes.

  33. Melody Sanger

    HAPPY 71ST BIRTHDAY PATTI LABELLE (PATRICIA HOLT)        [MAY 24, 2015]

  34. njplr

    If you can keep still while this is played...well. I was gonna say, you must be dead, but i think I'll STILL be boppin' to this when I'm dead and gone. Then again. MY Heaven is gonna be one long, endless Saturday night at The Garage or a Friday night at the 'combs...see y'all there.

    Nappy Scribe

    njplr I can keep perfectly still while listening.
    I think this is my first time hearing this.

  35. Alan Blundell

    Comes from an album Phoenix,one of my favs,would post whole album but its an LP so bit lost how to,

  36. jaybethatdude

    And they all aged beautifully. 

  37. Sandra Hamid

    Too bad would love to see a last reunion, that's the launching pad that set it off. Did they forget?

  38. niki geeah

    These Women  These women !! OMG Awesome Classic!!

  39. jacksor2

    The Warehouse!!   Chicago 206 S. Jefferson Back In The Day....FRANKIE Brought Down The HOUSE W/ This ONE Y'all.  Ham-Mercy!!!

  40. Michael Joyner

    I Hear ya Dennis! !
    Larry Levan pumped Dis
    And brought The Whole Room
    Together!!!!

  41. Zevil Gehannivani

    mama better saannnnnnnnnnnnnnng

    Big Shark

    Right. Her runs in this song are off the chain. So bluesy.

    Keith Beard

    She was running and riffing for her life.

  42. Dennis Loniak

    GARAGE!

  43. jeffreyBboy

    IT'S OFFICIAL...THESE DIVAS ARE HANDS DOWN THE SHIZZZZZNNNIIIIIITTTTT!!!!!!  IF YOU KEEP IT UP, GONE GIVE YOU UP!!!!

  44. Joseph Reaves

    No Larry LeGaspi designed their costumes but he also happened to design for P-Funk

  45. jacksor2

    A Dance ANTHEM From back In The Day. "The WAREHOUSE" 206 S. Jefferson Downtown Chicago. The KIDS Brought Down The HOUSE To This One...I Was ONE Of EM.

  46. jacksor2

    I't On "The PHOENIX Album". This Song Is "A DANCE ANTHEM" From Back In The Day.

  47. discolady2

    the out fits that Sarah dash wore were bad looks like she was the only 1 bad enough 2 wear them .

  48. SOUNDROTATION

    Phoenix

  49. Jamala Wallace

    what album is this on? love it

  50. discolady2

    bad costumes they got on I will rock Sarah dash suit .

  51. SOUNDROTATION

    Funny you should mention that. George Clinton was the one that designed their costumes

  52. discolady2

    that look like some stuff George Clinton would wear

  53. jacksor2

    JAMES...Yes SUR I Feel YOU!

  54. jacksor2

    Right ON MY BRUH...

  55. jacksor2

    Alfred...I FEEL YA!!!

  56. davinci barnette

    Oh Good Lord...Get A Grip !!!

  57. Eric Bason

    you going to make me cry.....lol

  58. James Kristoff

    I WISH someone would post them "Live At The Met" I remember seeing that video years ago when Patti floated down from the ceiling covered in feathers and they immediately ripped The Met to pieces. Everyone wore silver and people were going nuts in the audience. They were SO ahead of their time and I miss the "space-soul" vibe they created....

  59. Myrna Miller

    BEST female vocalist group EVER. So political and yet so funky.

  60. SOUNDROTATION

    I was one of those fellas. I used to do promotions for The Powerhouse and The Reactor

  61. Lloyd Wells

    I remember when they did this song on Cher's variety show. Cher joined them on the song, at end Cher was dead and the girls were ready more. I laughed so hard.

  62. DeepProductionStudios

    Thats old school right there...

  63. planchaone

    lol,thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you.

  64. momo251985

    they are the bomb!!!! the originators!

  65. Mr Unique74

    NEVER to be repeated or duplicated..I dont care how many knock offs that go multi platinum..Cheers.

  66. DaOrigTruthSeeker

    Baby you might have caught the ghost but i can tell you, there was nothing HOLY about it. I was there and i am a eye witness.

  67. Byron Hargrove

    NYC Paradise Garage with DJ Larry Levan summer 1982. We all caught the Disco Holy Ghost when he played this.

  68. sianeltwunk

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, SO takes me back to the days of my youth...buzzbys, the city. cant belive i lived thru san francisco in the 70's!

  69. M H Barnhill

    I just realized I've had this song for years on CD. Into the iphone it goes. LOL

  70. SOUNDROTATION

    Haha Illuminati are you serious? That pic at 1:27 is from the Laura Nyro sessions when they first became LaBelle. That's was the look of the late 60's early 70's. The pic at 1:37 was full force LaBelle when they were being styled by George Clinton & you've seen his get-ups back then.

    jchii2010

    SOUNDROTATION I respectfully disagree about Labelle being style by George Clinton. Labelle were the first trend setters of space age image, Before KISS, George Clinton and Parliament.

  71. Jamallus Shacoude

    I wanna here from the folks that remember "Tee Scott" tearing the roof off of the "Better Day's" dancefloor with this song!...The walls would be sweating, the mirrors fogged up, and the kids were no good by the time the song ended!....He would get a standing "O" afterwards!
    I loved the "Garage", but nobody tapped into the soul of a song, like "Tee!".....R.I.P>, my friend!

  72. Lawrence Johnson

    Man Ron used to pump this song like nobody else wow

  73. 92bravo

    I absolutely loved this song at 12, it was many years later that I understood, why I loved it so much.. BTW. This song was done five years before so-called disco.

  74. DeviancebyDevian

    My sentiments exactly...

  75. Redberry54

    Had clubs played more LaBelle, they would still be open, and there would no talk of them in the past tense.

  76. DJLORDYASIN42

    ZANZIBAR CLASSIC!

  77. Herb Jackson

    THIER WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ONE LIKE THESE LADYS

  78. TavinTooLit

    i love this song and the labelles

  79. jacksor2

    Back in the day downtown Chicago was a Club called "The WAREHOUSE". Is where you should have heard this song. POWERFUL POWERFUL Sound System. The Fellas RIPPED IT on the Dance Floor ...Ya Heard Me! I was ONE of Em.

  80. GordonBeckles

    THIS is the sound my Toronto in the 70's during nights at Bellows, David's, Mrs Knights and The Monkey Club. The drums and chorus part sent the energy through the roof!

  81. wlsn11359

    @attaalib Patty who? I love Patty LaBelle, but Nona Hendrix could write her ass off. Nona is a Poetess...a Goddess!!!

  82. Phillip Banks

    Glad to see my Chicago boys representing Club LaRay! Oooooo weeee the times, the nights, the music. The only time I wish I was young again is when I hear these girls!

  83. Windycitybro

    @AlfredHaynesLive OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY GODD this is the SH#T!! This was my JAM Patty had smooth smoooooove SH#T out, and Ronnie used to JACK THIS!!

  84. Calvin375

    @tyltye Beyonce what?!!!

  85. Keithko007

    The future looks bright! <3 My favorite group of all time!

  86. positiveposition

    Amazing!!! that's alls I can say

  87. Sandra Basket

    right up to the day these girls look so hott

  88. Sandra Basket

    great song, the girls wer awesome, vocal are the best I have ever heard!!

  89. SOUNDROTATION

    @AlfredHaynesLive Oh baby do I remember LaRays. That's one of the clubs I was referring too. Man I used to dance my ass off there.

  90. SOUNDROTATION

    Thanks everyone for all the glorious feedback on this song. I see it really takes you down memory lane.

  91. Brandy Sanders

    OH HELL YEAH!!! DEN ONE DISCO IN OLD TOWN, CHICAGO 1976'. WE WORE THIS SONG OUT!!!

  92. DONNIMETROPOLIS313

    @tyltye exactley.....trust, .......we all know

  93. sjr10011

    Turn it up!!!

  94. jeff miguel

    Would that be clubs like Lonnie Fulton's Social Sound or Den One....Chicago....? If so I was there too......

  95. Sandra Basket

    the hottest sh...t around!! love the pics of labelle

  96. Sandra Basket

    memories!!

  97. orionsecret

    I mostly remember my mother telling me "TURN THAT DOWN!!!!"

    Moutton Noir

    and now I tell my kids the same! We all turn into our mothers and fathers at some point

  98. dredhead6969

    I remember seeing Patti perform this at the GARAGE, Larry would turn out the lights, the music was blasting, it was SO CRAZY, MISS U LARRY.

  99. GK McKennie

    LOVELY AND AMAZING HOW PATTI, NONA, AND SARA HAVE MAINTAIN LOVE & FRIENDSHIP OVER ALL THESE DECADES. MOST FEMALE GROUPS FALL APART AFTER THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL SINGLE.

  100. Preston Harden

    This song is bananas.....LABELLE!!!!!!!