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"Don't Look Back" is a 1965 song recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. The flip side to their Top 20 hit "My Baby", "Don't Look Back" broke out and became a hit among the R&B audience on its own, reaching #14 on the R&B charts. Considered one of original lead singer Paul Williams' showcases, "Don't Look Back" was regularly employed as the closing number for Temptations live performances. Although the original flip side, "My Baby", was initially more popular with pop audiences at the time, over the decades, "Don't Look Back" has proven to be the far more popular and enduring tune. It was also performed by the group on The Ed Sullivan Show. There are no known cover versions of "My Baby". The song inspired many cover versions by Al Green, Phil Collins, Bobby Womack, The Persuasions, Teena Marie and Sugababes. In 1978 Peter Tosh and Mick Jagger covered it as a reggae tune as "(You Gotta Walk And) Don't Look Back". In 2008, Belgian singer Dirk De Smet covered it as "Walk and Don't Look Back". 


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1973
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If it's love that you're running from
There's no hiding place
(You can't run it, you can't hide it, you can't run it)
Love has problems I know but they're problems
We'll just have to face
Oh yeah, yeah

If you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
We're gonna walk and don't look back
(Don't look back)
And don't look back, oh yeah yeah 
And don't look back baby
(Don't look back) 
(The places behind you, let them remind you)

If your first lover broke your heart
There's something that can be done
(You don't run it, you don't hide it, you don't run it)
Don't end your faith in love
Because of what he's done

So if you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
Keep on walking and don't look back
Forget about the past now
Don't look back, baby (don't look back)
Keep on walking and don't look back (don't look back)
(The places behind you, let them remind you)

Love can be a beautiful thing
Though your first love let you down
Oh yeah, yeah
'Cause I know we can make love bloom, baby
The second time around
Oh yeah, yeah

So if you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
Keep on pushing and don't look back
Now, till I say, we won't look back, girl
Keep on walking and won't look back
Forget about the past now, baby
And don't look back
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, don't look back

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The Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success in the 60s and 70s at Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy onstage suits, the Temptations have been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock. more »

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Written by: RONALD WHITE, SMOKEY ROBINSON, WILLIAM ROBINSON JR.

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