Bend Me, Shape Me

The American Breed

About Bend Me, Shape Me

"Bend Me, Shape Me" is a song written by Scott English and Larry Weiss. It was first recorded by The Outsiders as a track on their album The Outsiders In in 1966. The best-known version of the song is the 1967 single released by The American Breed that peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1968, No. 3 in South Africa, and No. 24 in the UK Singles Chart. The American Breed's 2:05 single mix of this song was sped-up during mastering for release, while the widely available original 2:25 version was done at a normal speed. The following year, The American Breed released their last single, "Anyway That You Want Me", which borrowed its title phrase from this hit. Co-songwriter Scott English later went on to write and sing "Brandy", which Barry Manilow later covered as his 1974 breakout hit "Mandy". 


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2006
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You are all the woman I need, 
And baby you know it (know it, know it, know it)
You can make this beggar a king
A clown or a poet (poet, poet, poet)
I'll give you all that I own
You've got me standing in line
Out in the cold, pay me some mind

Bend me, shape me
Anyway you want me
Long as you love me, it's all right
Bend me, shape me
Anyway you want me
You got the power to turn on the light

Everybody tells me I'm wrong 
To want you so badly (badly, badly, badly)
But there's a force driving me on
I follow it gladly (gladly, gladly, gladly)
So let them laugh I don't care
'Cause I got nothing to hide
All that I want is you by my side

Bend me, shape me
Any way you want me
Long as you love me, it's all right
Bend me, shape me
Any way you want me
You got the power to turn on the light

Bend me, shape me
Any way you want me
Long as you love me, it's all right
Bend me, shape me
Any way you want me
You got the power to turn on the light

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The American Breed

The American Breed was an American rock band that was formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1969, later evolving into Rufus. more »

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Written by: Laurence Weiss, Scott English

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