Song Lyric Sunday – Emotion

The prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday were suggested by Di of Pensitivity101. They are: Anxiety, Delight, Emotions, Pain, Pride and Relief. I remembered a few songs with Emotion in the title settling for the one written by The Bee Gees, but I have chosen the Destiny’s Child version. I particularly liked it and I hope you enjoy it along with the video. its fun to see the young Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

The Song

In 1977, Barry and Robin Gibb of the BeeGees wrote “Emotion” for Australian singer Samantha Sang, and the song reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1978. It was her only hit. The three Gibb brothers provide backup vocals. The song was intended for the film Saturday Night Fever, but was not used in the movie. It does appear in the 1978 Joan Collins film The Stud.

The Bee Gees ended up recording their own version of the song in 1994 for an album called Love Songs, which was never released. The song was eventually included on the 2001 compilation Their Greatest Hits: ‘The Record’, however, and was covered by Destiny’s Child that same year. The girl group’s rendition ultimately became an international hit, reaching the top ten on the US Hot 100 chart, and top five on the UK Singles Chart.

In 2001 Destiny’s Child released a cover version of “Emotion” on their album Survivor, which was mostly comprised of bumping dance numbers about female empowerment. “Emotion” showcased a different side of the group, and the sensitive ballad was released as a single in October 2001 following the September 11 terrorist attacks in America. This version reached #10 US and #3 UK.

Courtesy of beegees.com and Songfacts

The Lyrics

Hey, yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ooh yeah

It's over and done
But the heartache lives on inside
And who is the one you're clinging to
Instead of me tonight?

And where are you now
Now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow
Wherever you go, go
I'll cry me a river
That leads to your ocean
You'll never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It's just emotions taking me over
Caught up in sorrow, lost in the song
But if you don't come back
Come home to me, darling
Don't you know there's nobody left in this world to hold me tight
And don't you know there's nobody left in this world kiss goodnight
Kiss goodnight
Goodnight
Goodnight

I'm there at your side
A part of all the things you are
But you got a part of someone else
You gotta go find your shining star

And where are you now
Now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow
Wherever you go
I'll cry me a river
That leads to your ocean
You'll never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It's just emotions taking me over (taking me over)
Caught up in sorrow, lost in the song (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
But if you don't come back
Come home to me, darling
Don't you know there's nobody left in this world to hold me tight
Nobody left in this world to hold me tight
Nobody left in this world kiss goodnight
Nobody left in this world

And where are you now
Now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow
Wherever you, you go
I'll cry me a river
That leads to your ocean
You'll never see me fall apart

In the words of a broken heart
It's just emotions taking me over
I'm caught up in sorrow, lost in the song (don't you know I'm lost without you, baby)
But if you don't come back
Come home to me, darling
Nobody left in this world to hold me tight (yeah, nobody, nobody to hold me)
Nobody left in this world kiss goodnight (nobody to kiss me, yeah)
Goodnight
Goodnight

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Barry Alan Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Emotion lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

  12 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Emotion

  1. aisasami
    May 1, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    I love this cover a lot! It is really soothing!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2022 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Amy ☺️

  2. April 24, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Oh wow! I didn’t know they did a cover of this. It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing it!🎶🌻💝

    • Christine Bolton
      April 27, 2022 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Angie ☺️

  3. April 24, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Great choice lovely version 💜💜

    • Christine Bolton
      April 24, 2022 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Willow ☺️💕

      • April 24, 2022 at 12:33 pm

        Hugs 💜🤗

  4. April 23, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Great choice Christine! 🙂💕

    • Christine Bolton
      April 24, 2022 at 7:35 am

      Thanks Jen ☺️ I see your Blue Jays are off to a good start ☺️💕

      • April 24, 2022 at 11:20 am

        Yes! 🤞😊 ⚾💕

  5. April 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Vwey nice Christine and I do like the harmonies from Destiny’s Child,

    • Christine Bolton
      April 24, 2022 at 7:35 am

      Thank you Jim! ☺️

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