Patti LaBelle - Gotta Go Solo Lyrics




[Ronald Isley:]
Raindrops on my window seal (well, well, well)
It's quiet as a mouse in here (oh, oh, ooh)
You're somewhere with the girls doing nails
Dinner's takeout, no homecooking all year
Ain't no use pretending (no, no)
'Cause perfect I know I have not been
But there's gotta be a way to work things out (oh)
Twenty years, should remove all doubt

[Chorus 1:]
[Ronald Isley:] If you love me, (I love you) then how could you go
[Patti LaBelle:] It's not about the love, it's just I've had enough maybe we need to let it go
[Ronald Isley:] If you ever loved me, (I love you baby) then how could you leave
[Patti LaBelle:] some songs have gotta end, we're better off as friends maybe it's time I go solo

[Patti LaBelle:]
I know this is confusing to you (very, very, very)
But it's been coming for a mighty long time (a mighty long time)
A woman needs to be loved
Head to toe
Body, soul, and mind
You've been taking me for granted (have I really?)
No surprises, no flowers on rainy days
Now I can keep u just the way you are
But I know some things will never change

[Chorus 2:]
[Ronald Isley:] if you love me(I love you baby)then how could you go
[Patti LaBelle:] it's not about the love it's just I've had enough maybe we need to let it go
[Ronald Isley:] hey, if you ever loved me(I love you baby) then how could you leave
[Patti LaBelle:] some songs have gotta end we're better off as friends maybe it's time I go solo solo solo

[Bridge:]
[Patti LaBelle:] I can't sing this melody no more, I've sung it for so long
[Ronald Isley:] Is it the chorus, the verse, or the bridge.(I don't know)just tell me exactly what it is
[Patti LaBelle:] Ron we're over troubled waters I can just show it's over

[Chorus 3:]
[Ronald Isley:] if you love me (oh, Ron I still love you baby) then how could you go
[Patti LaBelle:] Hew, it's not about the love it's just I've had enough maybe we need to let it go, let it go
[Ronald Isley:] if you ever loved me(Oh, Ron you know I love ya) then how could you leave
[Patti LaBelle:] some songs have gotta end we're better off as friends Mrs. Patti's gotta go solo... solo

[Patti LaBelle:] Breakdown
[Ronald Isley:] If you ever loved me
[Patti LaBelle:] I love you baby, Ron I love you
[Ronald Isley:] Oh, oh, ooh, how could you leave
[Patti LaBelle:] That a right, I'm gonna tell you why
You been Mr. Bigg
You been Mr. Bigg too long
Now honey here's Mrs. Bigg
[Ronald Isley:] talk to me
[Patti LaBelle:] That's what I've been doing all for twenty long years
[Ronald Isley:] Yeah
[Guitar solo fades]





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  1. Joey Adkison

    AM I THE ONLY ONE HEARING ERNIE RIP THIS SONG TO PIECES?

  2. Brooklyn Dior

    Lol so he was .married the entire time..smh lol shame on you mr.biggs lol 😂😂

    Jaclyn Lee

    Brooklyn Dior Dirty dog 🤣🤣🤣

    Brooklyn Dior

    @Jaclyn Lee lol right!

  3. Juicy Fruit

    Underrated

  4. Preston Hunter

    I love this song

  5. Roland Gillespir

    Omg two long time voice love this song 😍

  6. jordynn Livingston

    I love this song had the single cd when first came.....

  7. Kenny Thomas

    Nobody puts the icing on a love song like Ernie Isley.

  8. Farrah C

    I don't understand it, this killer track passed me by and I never knew it. That's a crime. 😘🎶💯 11.11.19

  9. Maurice Jones

    2019 I'm still here let's go patty

  10. Miss Chocolate

    This is my Song

  11. Sophie Butler

    My shit and always would be

  12. jasmine white

    This song is so on REPEAT !!

  13. jasmine white

    Giving me " put it on paper" vibes. But I'm convinced my husband definitely going to be older .. I vibe so well with old school music too good!

  14. Horace Jones

    Perfection Patti Ron Erney

  15. Mona ming

    Some songs have gotta end, We're better off as friends!!

  16. Green Butterfly

    💁Oh Patti, sing it sistah!

  17. TeeCutz Barbershop

    2019❤️

    Maurice Jones

    You already know cuh

  18. Mbuyi Makhubela

    Been listening to this sing everyday since I discovered

  19. Neosoulgroovydude

    Patti said she misses biggs. True!

  20. Neosoulgroovydude

    My mama likes thissong!

  21. Neosoulgroovydude

    This song was so rare. It wasnt on pTtis album at first

  22. Sherman Dublin

    This is my jam....

  23. gerard Jackson

    I love this song “.... 2 of the GREATEST SINGING THIS ONE”

  24. MARI H

    That guitar in the background help me Precious Lord ❤🎼🙌😪😥

  25. Eddie Bradford

    Can someone please tell me what and/or whose album this song appeared on. Timeless classic!

    pat gorden

    It was released as a single on Patti LaBelle's record label it's not on an album Def Jam records

  26. Gregory Gordon

    Great song. Ms Patti and Ron works it.

  27. PHAITH

    G.O.A.T. right here!!

  28. Mr Tom Whiteside

    Wow patti lebelle 😍🌹

  29. Steven Bullfrog

    Damn this song still cuts like a knife. Its been that long but hearing this makes me miss her.

  30. Mz.Lovely Whitfield

    Here for it in August 2018 🤷

  31. Alexander Phillips



     

    "Gotta Go Solo" lyrics

    Patti LaBelle Lyrics

    "Gotta Go Solo"
    (feat. Ronald Isley)

    [Ronald Isley:]
    Raindrops on my window seal (well, well, well)
    It's quiet as a mouse in here (oh, oh, ooh)
    You're somewhere with the girls doing nails
    Dinner's takeout, no homecooking all year
    Ain't no use pretending (no, no)
    'Cause perfect I know I have not been
    But there's gotta be a way to work things out (oh)
    Twenty years, should remove all doubt

    [Chorus 1:]
    [Ronald Isley:] If you love me, (I love you) then how could you go
    [Patti LaBelle:] It's not about the love, it's just I've had enough maybe we need to let it go
    [Ronald Isley:] If you ever loved me, (I love you baby) then how could you leave
    [Patti LaBelle:] some songs have gotta end, we're better off as friends maybe it's time I go solo

    [Patti LaBelle:]
    I know this is confusing to you (very, very, very)
    But it's been coming for a mighty long time (a mighty long time)
    A woman needs to be loved
    Head to toe
    Body, soul, and mind
    You've been taking me for granted (have I really?)
    No surprises, no flowers on rainy days
    Now I can keep u just the way you are
    But I know some things will never change

    [Chorus 2:]
    [Ronald Isley:] if you love me(I love you baby)then how could you go
    [Patti LaBelle:] it's not about the love it's just I've had enough maybe we need to let it go
    [Ronald Isley:] hey, if you ever loved me(I love you baby) then how could you leave
    [Patti LaBelle:] some songs have gotta end we're better off as friends maybe it's time I go solo solo solo

    [Bridge:]
    [Patti LaBelle:] I can't sing this melody no more, I've sung it for so long
    [Ronald Isley:] Is it the chorus, the verse, or the bridge.(I don't know)just tell me exactly what it is
    [Patti LaBelle:] Ron we're over troubled waters I can just show it's over

    [Chorus 3:]
    [Ronald Isley:] if you love me (oh, Ron I still love you baby) then how could you go
    [Patti LaBelle:] Hew, it's not about the love it's just I've had enough maybe we need to let it go, let it go
    [Ronald Isley:] if you ever loved me(Oh, Ron you know I love ya) then how could you leave
    [Patti LaBelle:] some songs have gotta end we're better off as friends Mrs. Patti's gotta go solo... solo

    [Patti LaBelle:] Breakdown
    [Ronald Isley:] If you ever loved me
    [Patti LaBelle:] I love you baby, Ron I love you
    [Ronald Isley:] Oh, oh, ooh, how could you leave
    [Patti LaBelle:] That a right, I'm gonna tell you why
    You been Mr. Bigg
    You been Mr. Bigg too long
    Now honey here's Mrs. Bigg
    [Ronald Isley:] talk to me
    [Patti LaBelle:] That's what I've been doing all for twenty long years
    [Ronald Isley:] Yeah
    [Guitar solo fades]





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  32. Curtis Fairbanks

    pattie label Ron Isley fantastic duet with the incomparable Ernie Isley on lead guitar to end the song that’s 3 all time musical greats not just 2 love this song

  33. Queen_Of_Domination

    Young ppl don’t appreciate good talent, such as this....

  34. Mr. Chip

    What's more surprising? That Patti had a Hot 100 in late 2004 or that I'm watching this in mid 2018?

  35. v p

    They both sound good together. 👍👍

  36. I'm His Lady101

    #Sometimes you gotta let it go!!!... It's best to do so in order to have some type of friendship.....

  37. Keke Bouman

    Yaaaesss 2018

  38. Kathy Vinson

    They 🎸 is on point

  39. ELTORA LINTZ

    I'm just now hearing this in 2018 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍🏾💯💯💯💯♨️

    eccentric bird lady

    and me in 2019!!!!

  40. Louis Nelson

    🤙🤙✌✌✌

  41. Leroy Gantt

    ultimate break up song

    Shawn Brown

    I been listening to this for 8 years now.. It's still one of my favorite songs

  42. Citrus Orange

    It ain't about the Love
    It's just I've had enough
    Maybe we need to let it go..

  43. Belinda Riley

    I wonder if they were dating in real life

  44. Leroy Gantt

    Mrs & Mr Biggs. Simply Stated

  45. Karen Smith

    I'm feeling it love it comes with message

  46. spradley3318

    I love you so much for Ronald Isley brothers in my hands on the way you want me too well to be able too many songs see you at all Florida is a good day for

  47. Debra Rembert

    I just heard this song for the first time about three days ago. Where have I been🤔. I love this song. Great break-up song. Time to move on.

  48. Tyson France

    this entire song is why i love Patti Labelle. Ron Isley sings "Patti" over and over, and Patti says "it's not about the love, it's just I've had enough, Ms. Patti's gotta go solo!"

  49. Lilkeke Berry

    I love this song

  50. Tamishia Heard

    I love this song

  51. Terrence Morning

    This song will make you wanna fill up your tank & just ride & vent to yourself.

    Marqueal Sandy

    Doing it now lol

  52. Dumisani Mkhize

    I was born solo; why should it be an issue to go back to my originsl self?

    Dee Dee

    Dumisani Mkhize I know that's right

  53. Whitney Odem

    good song

  54. bigbooda011

    HOOPLA !!!

  55. Deborah Patterson

    Good break up song.

  56. Keeda Berry

    Magneto Rod and Whitney Odem I agree

    Whitney Odem

    thanks u so sweet

  57. Whitney Odem

    I long this song a lot

  58. Whitney Odem

    I love this song a lot

  59. Big Rod

    This song was so underrated. I still love this jam.

    Darryl Powell

    Uncle Rod -people don't like dealing with the real.

    Darryl Powell

    Seriously gets under your skin. In a good way.

  60. kevin Walker

    This song is food for your soul ... sometimes you have to let it go

    mac1bc

    Yes. And they broke it down so well!

  61. Tracie S

    This song has seen me through some times.

    Darryl Powell

    Makes you stand up and dust yourself off. With a smile on your face and a new kind of strength.

  62. Cherese Cunningham

    I love this song.

  63. Destiny Higgerson

    🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  64. Nette CArter

    love this song soooo much

  65. Justin Warren

    great song

  66. Klark Kent

    Time to be bold, be brave and choose to be happy. I just want to love freely

  67. Brandon Tisdale

    I've always loved this song. I'm at the stage of my life now, and I'm feeling the very same way. I gotta go SOLO.

    Travis Remington

    Boy u look 20 years old

    mac1bc

    I'm in a relationship but still love listening to this song.

    shevika brown

    I 👂 U On It

  68. Lola Black

    Omg they did this song I so love this song

  69. Zaqyua Traylor

    I love this song brings back so many memories

  70. javarriotravis

    Whoever put this song on here.!!!! THANK U.....! I had this cd & lost it some years ago

    Super god Goku

    Nah! I stole it

  71. Al white

    Song reminds me so much of 2004

  72. Sarah Mathis

    Love her

  73. ComeliaO7

    Two legends. One amazing song!

  74. Mattie Coleman

    Patti and Ron this was great music this will never be forgotten ever! This will always be love and soul for the older generation.

    Donald Trust

    A--MEN TO OUR OLDER SCHOOL ADULTS WITH UNDERSTANDING

  75. Joseph C Dunmore Sr.

     A combination of real soul to gold Pattie Labelle and Ron Isley a hallmark of greatness. This track should never be passover by our new upcoming artist.  So when you listen to it take serious notes and groove at this soulful level in your every performance. Rather it be live or just recordings. 

    Kathy Vinson

    Awesome song I love you Its. Just I had enough

  76. Zevil Gehannivani

    they both are dangerous vocalist this is awesome. Queen of Screams and King of Smooth lol

    Brittney Robins

    💯💯💯💯💯💯

    Tiffany Baisden

    Zevil Gehannivani I couldn't of said it BETTER .... I love this song, such an amazing Duo

    Christopher Seals

    One of the best collaborations ever

    Stephanise Rivers

    Zevil Gehannivani nothing but the best vocalist in the world👏👏👏👏👏👏💘💕💖😎

  77. Mr. Hagan

    I can really imagine Patti and Ron being a couple for a long a time and finally deciding to call it quits. Two of the realest singers to grace a radio

  78. howard murray

    these two make beautiful music together

  79. Donald DaCosta

    ONE MY FAVORITE SONG WITH TWO OF MY FAVORITE ARTIST MISS PATTI AND MR. BIG RON ISLEY

  80. Kevin Mostiller

    damn it all make since to me now/ growing up

  81. Shakia Brooks Xfinity

    perfect break up song

    Ray Johnson

    Very true

    Dee Dee

    So true

  82. Dixie Stilwell

    they should have done more songs together

  83. Rafel Branch

    Cause u know

  84. Rafel Branch

    Dam I love this song one of the greatest duets of alltime........

  85. TheFatdaddy3

    damn....er'time i hear this song.. no matter what im doing fun or foul i get to my baby..collaborate and the duet is beautiful.....on me....on my way right now thnkn bout it...lol....k. hart voice.." its about to go down"

  86. Donald Johnson

    Two legends

  87. larryeryder

    This is probably one of the MOST SLEPT-ON songs that people NEVER really knew about! I'm STILL trying to figure out why it NEVER really got the mainstream publicity that it so RIGHTFULLY deserves!

  88. KING BABOONMOTORS

    This song been out 6 years and going STRONG!!!

    Tashia Motta

    KING BABOONMOTORS STILL IN 2017.....

  89. DeeLow04

    LOVE THIS SONG!!!

  90. shamekiavinson

    I just heard this for the first time bout mth ago luuuuuuv it

  91. L Tandy

    Sad to admit but I just heard this song for the first time in 2013 on xm radio smh.. Love it tho!!

  92. MsLadyLee76

    I absolutely LOVE this Song :)

  93. Dari gang

    great song hands down!

  94. mysterybat35

    Jimi "teaching" Ernie is a common myth.. Jimi lived with the Isley Brother when he toured with the older brothers Ronald, O'Kelly, and Rudolph. Ernie was little at the time. Jimi didn't formally "train" Ernie, but Ernie was most definitely "influenced" by Jimi, emulates and channels Jimi. Ernie told the Jimi Hendrix story when he was on the Experience Hendrix tours with Joe Satriani, Billy Cox, etc. Arsenio Hall also asked that question back when the Isleys were guests on the show in 1993.

  95. Patricia Lee

    My sentiments...and I am Ms Patti...heard this about a year ago. and Patti said what I needed to say.. Awesome..somethings you have to accept because people don't change... don't care to and thinks it's alright. Patti and Ronnie my two favorite vocolist...

  96. Larry Nanoy

    What memories!! I heard this song years ago and it was only played on the radio 2 or 3 times and I have been searching for it ever since. Just got my first computer and it was worth it just to hear this song. Thanks!!!

  97. Dogghouse TheGemini

    he was trained by Jimi hendrix and is top ten guitarist ever up there with clapton and the other guitar legends