Twenty-Five Miles

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"Twenty-Five Miles" is a song written by Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, and Edwin Starr for Starr's second album, 25 Miles (1969). The song was considered sufficiently similar to "32 Miles out of Waycross" by Hoagy Lands (also recorded as "Mojo Mama" by both Wilson Pickett and Don Varner), written by Bert Berns and Jerry Wexler, that Berns and Wexler were eventually given co-writing credits. It was Starr's first success following his move from Ric-Tic Records to Motown (as Motown bought out Ric-Tic and all its artists). The song was a huge hit in the US, making the Top Ten on both the Pop Charts (#6) and R&B Charts (#6). It was also a hit in the UK, reaching the Top 40 and peaking at #36. "Twenty-Five Miles" proved to be Starr's biggest US hit after his signature song (and #1 smash) "War". His pair of 1979 disco singles would later outdo the song's performance on the UK Charts, as "Contact" and "H. A. P. P. Y. Radio" were both UK Top Ten hits. Starr's version was popular on the UK's Northern soul scene. 


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Hey hey uh huh huh huh huh oh 
Uh huh huh huh huh huh yeah 
It's twenty five miles from home 
Girl, my feet are hurting mighty bad 
Now I've been walking a three day, two lonely nights 
You know that I'm mighty mad 
But I got a woman waiting for me 
That's gonna make this trip worthwhile 
You see she's got the kind of lovin' and a kissing 
A make a man go stone wild 
So I got to keep on walkin' 
I got to walk on, oh ho ho 
I, I, I, I'm so tired 
But I just can't lose my stride 

I got fifteen miles to go now 
And I can hear my baby calling my name 
It's as if as though I'm standing at her front door 
I can hear that doggone plain 
Now I'll be so glad to see my baby 
And hold her in my arms 
Now when I kiss her lips 
I turn a back over flip and I'll forget these feet of mine 
I got to keep on walkin' 
I got to walk on oh ho ho 
I, I, I, I, I'm so tired but I just can't lose my stride 
Walk on let me tell you ya'll I, I, I, I, I, I'm so tired 
But I just can't lose my stride 
Come on feet don't fail me now 
I got ten more miles to go 
I got nine, eight, seven, six, eight, six 
I got a five more miles to go 
Now over the hill just around the bend 
Huh although my feet are tired I can't lose my stride 
I got to get to my baby again

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Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American soul music singer. Starr is most famous for his Norman Whitfield produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit "War". more »

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