Any Other Way

by William Bell

William Bell (born July 16, 1939) is an American soul singer and songwriter, and one of the architects of the Stax-Volt sound. As a performer, he is probably best known for 1961's "You Don't Miss Your Water" (his debut single); 1968's "Private Number" (a duet with Judy Clay, and a top 10 hit in the…




Here you come again, you say that you're my friend
But I know why you're here; she wants to know how I feel
Well, you can, tell her that I'm happy, tell her that I'm okay
Tell her I wont have it, any other way

People have been talking, since we've been apart
When I pass I hear them whisper, there he goes with a broken heart
But when she ask about me, here is what you say 
Tell her I wouldn't have it, any other way

That's all I have to say, my friend, now I think we better say goodbye
I think you'd better go right now, or you might see me cry
But when you see my baby, here is what you say
Tell her I wouldn't have it, any other way

I wouldn't have it
No, no, no, no, no, no
Any other way
I can't have it any other way, baby

Written by: William Bell

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