Lyrics: I Can’t Help It

“I Can’t Help It” by The Mixed Emotions

You know I get so nervous when I call you on the phone

I can’t help it, baby, my heart goes ding dong

Well, I can’t help it

I can’t help it

Oh no

 

You know I love you baby, yes, yes I do

I can’t help it baby, I know my love is true

Well, I can’t help it

I can’t help it

Oh no

 

Oh no I can’t help it

You know that love’s a foolish thing

But darlin’ down deep inside me

I’m going to give you everything

 

You know I love you baby, yes, yes I do

I can’t help it baby, I know my love is true

Well, I can’t help it

I can’t help it

Oh no

 

I can’t help it (repeats x16)

I get so nervous when I call you on the phone

 

8 thoughts on “Lyrics: I Can’t Help It

  1. I love hearing these. It’s wonderful there are these little treasures out there still to find.

    Has anyone ever done a vocal range video for Benjamin? I’ve seen a lot of them on youtube for various singers, but haven’t found one for Benjamin.It’s weird The Cars were one of the biggest bands of the late 70’s and 80s and there is pretty much nothing on this topic. Does anyone happen to know what his vocal range was?

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      1. Dear Donna, What we need to do is get videos or audios of Benjamin singing his lowest notes ( we could try and do live performances or just studio ) and then do the same with highest notes, anyone with musical training or a great ear can then establish what his low notes are ( I mean the actual note) and his highest notes and thereby giving us his range, we did this with our Finnish musician friend who is noted as number 7 of European rock singers and has a more than a 3 octave range which is pretty amazing. Of course the other thing to be considered is also the tonal quality of the singer’s voice and Benjamin clearly has the warmth to his vocals which is incredible. I think with our friend they also filmed him live singing a line and kept going higher and higher and measured his highest performance that still had the tonal quality. I will talk with Gerry and see what he can suggest as we have to rely on past recordings. It would be harder to do as we know that Benjamin certainly did incredibly low harmonies as well as high ones and I am unsure as to how you measure those. But what a great idea šŸ™‚ Warmest regards, Tia ā¤

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      2. Hi Donna,
        I just spoke to Gerry, I was wrong about our friend, he has now got a 4 octave range. Gerry said you would need live recordings as studio recordings could be adjusted but it done with live performances. With this you would need to find the highest notes Benjamin sang well ( as the range specifies the range in which the voice is filled with harmonics and layered and not thin)of course he could sing higher or lower than the actual range given but you would want the range his vocals sound good , if I can explain it that way. Sorry, migraine hangover is making me slow. And a live recordings where he sings the lowest well. It would have to be fairly accurate good quality recordings but there are a few out there. Perhaps to get the ball rolling we could ask anyone who is interested to share a wave file or some sort of audio file or even video with what they think is a highest note ( and I am sure we would get different ones ) and the same with lowest ones from live performances. Then hopefully ( I am hoping Gerry’s work gets less busy ) I can get Gerry to try and check the notes. I am sure our friend B B may even be able to help out with this as well, as this would give us an indication of Benjamin’s range. I wish we had more good quality live material to choose from. What do you think ? If Gerry was in his old job he would have more time but at the moment he comes home pretty late and is still working on his own album and also a lot of house & garden maintenance is on his to do list but he said he would listen to what there is and hopefully be able to help out šŸ™‚
        Hugs, Tia

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  2. Dear Donna, Gerry said he would listen to these, he feels Benjamin’s highest or lowest notes would be possible from harmonies at live concerts which would give us an indication so if we can some fans to help us it would be great, just in finding what they think is pretty low and pretty high, but again Gerry feels it may come from the live harmonies, Gerry just said, the one thing would be to ask his band pardners as they would surely now as most musicians try out to see how high or low they can sing with a singer, so either Elliot, David and Greg and of course his Big People band members and any the Ben Orr Band šŸ™‚ Just a thought )

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