Smokey Robinson - The Agony And The Ecstasy Lyrics




What's it all about this crazy love
How did our two worlds entwine?
How do I fit into your life
How did you get into mine?
I belong to someone else we know

Back when first we met
Oh, we thought for fun
One night together might be nice
Oh, but fun turned into love for both of us
So now we pay forbidden lover's price

Oh, 'cause love like ours is never, ever free
You pay some agony for the ecstasy
Oh, love like ours is never, ever free
You got to pay some agony for the ecstasy, oh

Nights when you're alone, you know that I
Laid with someone else beside me
Oh, but you love me still and I love you
You know I would no matter where I'd be

Hey, but love like ours is never, ever free
You got to pay some agony for the ecstasy
Oh, love like ours is never, ever free
We got to pay some agony if we wanna have ecstasy, oh

Hey, got to pay some agony
If we wanna have an ecstasy, yeah
And we need each other desperately, don't we, baby?
And I'll never from you be free, no no

So you'll have to do the leavin' me, yeah
And you'll have to do the leavin' me, oh baby
'Cause I'm gonna pay the agony, yeah
'Cause, oh, lovin' you is ecstasy, that's what it is

And I'm willin' to pay the price, ho
'Cause I'll make it a sacrifice, ho yes, I will
And I'll never, never, never, never
Never, never wanna be free





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Smokey Robinson The Agony And The Ecstasy Comments
  1. WILLAM DMM

    My jam.

  2. ariel colon

    Our two worlds in twine “””””””””””

  3. Johnny Berry

    Johnny love guys.

  4. 1990Ecruz

    ❤️💔😫

  5. Vanessa Costen

    The best crooner of all time!!

  6. Orianah Street

    WOO! that's a nice song

  7. c ok

    I. amTesla

  8. c ok

    I like your song. I got an answer to each question.

  9. Matt Cabral

    Real music at its finest real talent it’s sad it’s long gone cant hardly find a good song anymore

  10. John Ortiz

    Hey lovers, listening in Vietnam oh wow I'm home again.u have too love this. Always Smokey thank u

  11. Tania Barnes

    Tonia and Derric

  12. Regina Howard

    I just close my eyes and go way back

  13. angels and outlaws angels and outlaws

    If i had one of those southern players aristic hole in wall juke joints i would have a grown folks night for young folks to let'em get taste of what it really do😎😸,huh huh how ya Momma Nim 🤗

  14. Joyce Garcia

    But mom its smokey😘💕💕💕🎵🎵🎵🎵💕💕💕

  15. SHAY Kennedy

    2019 & still bumping this

  16. Carol Brown

    This is one of my top 5 of all times. I don't know what I was singing at 9 years old. SMH

  17. Jacqueline Harden

    I love it hands down best music ever...

  18. Lisa Parra

    I BELONG TO SOMEONE ELSE WE KNOW 💕💕💕

  19. Curtis Ball

    Damn, I still love this jawn...still sing this around the house...since age 8 to the present at age 50. Still a jam !!!

  20. Shieler Cubie

    "Saaaaang "Smokey 💎🎤🎼🎵🎶🎧 up at 4:a.m.still sounding good to me💞💝 2019!

  21. Dray Santana

    smokey baby baby

  22. David Maddox

    This was my brothers favorite Album RIP he turned me on to this in the 70s

  23. KuttyJoe

    I almost forgot about this song. I haven't heard it in ages.

  24. LADY LANIEJ

    Great song, but Not a great situation to be in! No agony for me!

  25. Luderickラム

    What's it all about, this crazy love
    How did our two worlds entwine
    How do I fit in to your life
    How did you get into mine
    I belong to someone else we know
    Back when first we met
    Oh, we thought for fun
    One night together might be nice
    Oh... Oh... But fun turned into love for both of us
    So now we pay forbidden lover's price
    Oh, cause love like ours is never, ever free (Free)
    You pay some agony for the ecstasy (For the ecstasy)
    Oh, love like ours is never, ever free (Free)
    You got to pay some agony for the ecstasy (For the ecstasy) oh, oh
    Nights when you're alone, you know that I
    Laid with someone else beside me
    Oh, but you love me still and I love you
    You know I would no matter where I'd be
    Hey, but love like ours is never, ever free (Free)
    You got to pay some agony for the ecstasy (For the ecstasy)
    Oh, love like ours is never, ever free (Free)
    We got to pay some agony if we wanna have ecstasy (For the ecstasy), oh...
    Hey, got to pay some agony
    If we wanna have an ecstasy, yeah
    And we need each other desperately, don't we baby
    And I'll never from you be free, no, no
    So you'll have to do the leavin' me, yeah
    And you'll have to do the leavin' me, oh, baby
    Cause I'm gonna pay the agony, yeah
    Cause, oh, lovin' you is ecstasy, that's what it is
    And I'm willin' to pay the price, oh
    Cause I'll make it a sacrifice, oh, yes, I will
    And I'll never, never, never, never, never, never, never be free
    From agony

  26. rosie carranza

    I just love some smokey man party days

  27. kim stringer

    It happens.....

  28. imbees2

    Sing it Smokey. Damn! Sing it now.

  29. Mikey Flores

    Me Nd my pops song right here💯❤

  30. Expat Marc

    WE called him the Shakespeare of SOUL!!!!!!!

  31. Jean Foulon

    This album is a masterpiece .

  32. Denise Taylor

    Smokey is the best songwriter in the world andto me always will be

  33. Shai Walker

    2019👋

  34. P Smith

    I remember riding in the car with my big sister. She played this over n over n over again. I didn’t know or understand then that she was dating a married man. He sure was good to her because she shared everything he gave to her with us. We wanted for nothing. Years later I would share the same fate as my sister. Both relationships were short lived. I believe deep down inside our mother instilled in us that we deserved better. I’m grateful for all the Smokey Robinson memories.

  35. fred cooper

    i still love these old songs

  36. Tony Gajate

    can't touch the architect of soul, spreading his wings right here, blow Smokey !!!

  37. Yasheika Williams

    💨 🍃 🍷 🛀

  38. love me leave me

    Hmmm ecstasy.......I I I

  39. MICHELE WALKER LINDQUIST

    This is one of my favorite songs by Smokey! I have loved him from the beginning and is still in 2019 one of the best singers! Still very handsome. God did bless this man!

  40. Cilla C

    In Smokey's Auto-biography, he talks about writing this song. He wrote it during his affair with an 18yr. old soul train dancer. YES. it's about his affair. His Auto-Biography is so deep. It's really a good book.

  41. Zunny Martinez

    This is the only music I listen to, It brings great memories. Keep on bringing this music back YouTube, believe me it never gets old or boring. Love it love it love it 😍 😍😍😍😍😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

  42. Samuel Pajoa

    Great Song! SMOKEY YOUR THE BEST!👍☺

  43. MegaSnippezz

    "Fun turned into love for both of us and now we pay love's forbidden price" - I don't think I can relate to a lyric more at the moment. Really hit the spot this one did.

  44. Dorajean Bear

    I'M SO IN LOVE WITH SMOKEY SINCE MANY MOONS AGO, DAMN LOVE THIS BEAT LOVE LOVE IT
    "BACK WHEN FIRST WE MET OH, WE THOUGHT FOR FUN
    ONE NIGHT TOGETHER MIGHT BE NICE, OH OH BUT FUN TURNED INTO LOVE FOR BOTH OF US" SO TRUE OJITOS VERDES NOW 29 YEARS LATER STILL TOGETHER NEVER HAVE WE SEPARATED, LOVE IS THE GREATEST

  45. Derrick Smith

    Back when side chicks knew the game😂😂

  46. Jacqueline H

    Much love in 2019💕

  47. Sabrina Butler

    This is what i kept asking him,..what are you doing here,why me??he could not,would not answer me,a love like this cost me dearly,while he pretended to be with me ,,he was a million miles away, being a storm chaser

  48. Tony Gajate

    SMOKEY IS MOTOWN, Berry Gordy was his accountant, while Smokey was singing the hell out of his own songs he was writing fuckin hits for the Temps, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, this dude is the fuckin architect of soul, live on Smokey !!!!

  49. Michelle Landron

    Damn, damn, hot damn!!!!! I remember this as if it were yesterday!! That was real music back then...and true romance, not vulgarities like now!

  50. Alex Lemos

    And then the ladies panties drop!!! Lol

  51. Helen Grigsby

    Mr. Smokey Smooth Robinson. Yes indeed. This is the cut. Words so true for many including myself.

  52. Stephen McManus

    Gotta love old school music !

  53. Thelma Dixon

    Smokey is the poet of love and romance and make you feel like you can accomplish anything to have a great relationship

  54. DEVI LEA

    Forbidden lovers Prize!😚😉

  55. shellana russell

    This is the only song that makes adultery simply delicious.

  56. Lynette Townsend

    Gots to be the all time sexy song ever made
    No one does it like the great
    Smokey Robinson

  57. Goose McGee

    That voice. Love Smokey.

  58. Gloria Milton

    Fun turned into love 4 the both of us now married 4 23 years

  59. Shelley Brown

    Love!!!! A Classic!!!! Smokey Robinson!!!

  60. Benedict Gokool

    Two thumbs up Smokey !

  61. Helen Grigsby

    Smooth Smokey's voice melting like butter.

  62. Jeffrey Major

    to cold

  63. synaker

    2019,.. still rocking this.

  64. JOHN MELODY

    man wow get smokey

  65. Red_wolf Games

    I'm 8. I LOVE THIS SONG

  66. Jeff Castillo

    Chillhop brought me here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqG29UBen5Y

  67. laquetta anderson

    Love.. Love.. Love

  68. Mr. Slickwordsmith

    The Art of Macking by Smokey Robinson 👌

  69. Dr. killpatient

    To Brianna.R.

  70. Sylvia Myers

    Oh those memories...

  71. sweetrose19

    belly rubbing music

  72. thomas gordin

    PINK BRICK GO AWAY LAURA

  73. The Gemini Man

    The qietstorm album" Pure magic.... green eyes is a BAD Man"😎👍70s forever.

  74. Howard Sterling

    Smoke is where 🔥
    Robinson old 🏫 player layer ask some body

  75. Mae Tidwell

    oh my this songs sound so good to me Ilove smoky and this real music

  76. Naughty by nature

    I always told my baby that he’d have to do the leaving me and sadly he died and left me this past October 26 2018 my life without him will never be the same

  77. shelly harris

    Brown liquor love right here!

  78. odebdeb

    Back when first we met, We thought for fun one night together would be nice, but fun turned into love

  79. Domonique Ayers

    "SMOKEY ROBINSON IS A VERY
    RARE AND 1 OF THE HIGHEST FINEST QUALITY OF PRECIOUS DIAMONDS

    EVER MADE TO EQUAL HIS
    GOD-GIVEN TALENT THAT'S SO

    100% GENUINE, & YES LIKE THE FINEST VINTAGE WINE.

  80. Q U E E N I E U N I V e R Sa L

    "Me`moirs1974et1975se`sMoisMon.SteveA.Clarke"SWEETHEART"@@@@!!!"

  81. Camille Eckles

    Sing it Smokey🎤🎶🎶🎶

  82. Frank Tuck

    600 folks couldn't appreciate this classic soul song because they could hear that "Blue Note" in it! The European muscians use to ask the Black muscians from this era how to duplicate the sound they were hearing coming from this beautiful time in music. They were very accomplished in their own right, but they just couldn't produce or duplicate the same sound. It couldn't be found on a normal music scale it was in the "soul" and later referred to as the Blue Note. This is classic soul as beautiful and peaceful as a stream of water running down a hill side. The music takes us back to an era that will never be duplicated. It was just great generation of good people have great fun!

  83. Gyn Cat

    nothing against new school call it wha Cha want 2 that damn ole' school lord have mercy.

  84. Gyn Cat

    still smokin'

  85. Frank Tuck

    This is as smooth as velvet! Smokey was so smooth and perhaps one of the best smooth singers of our time along with Marvin and Curtis. This was a slow song that was so sweet women would just melt while slow dancing. We had blessed era indeed nothing else compares!

  86. Linda Jackson

    Hi edagdwg cheating is never someone loses out one day we pay and it hurts been there glad I learned Linda j.

  87. Stephen Marcus

    I have been blessed to be his fan for over 50 years. When I see him in concerts in the NY area, I’m blessed to spend some real time, 10-15-20 minutes with him and talk. My adult daughter is close to Smoke, his manager, and the band. He is a beautiful person and sweet, sincere, and exudes warmth and love. I treasure him.

  88. LeNora DeNNis59

    I'm NEVER EVER FREE!,right Smokey? (How many know?)

  89. bren bren

    😌🎧🎶

  90. John Jackson

    I love this song so relaxing n such a gd love song

  91. WILLAM DMM

    I can't get enough.

  92. Eduardo Moa

    grown folk binesd

  93. Midwest Slot Diva

    Love like ours is NEVER, EVER free...You pay some agony for the ecstasy

  94. Thelma Mitchell

    I was in LOVE when this song was out!

  95. Rosemary Bethea

    This album was AWESOME!!...YASSSS!!! Sing it Smokey!!!

  96. JEFF BROWN

    I lived this song; everything he talked about happen to me ....Damn man real music last FOREVER!!!!!!

  97. SHARON LUMPKIN

    Yesssssss