Song Lyric Sunday | “Touch Me in the Morning” by Diana Ross

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “find/found.” 

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I took a long walk on a very short limb to use this song!
I’ve never been a huge Diana Ross fan but this song remains one of my oldies favorites.
Much like Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me, Ross’ Touch Me in the Morning is about a couple’s last night together.  In verse two, she sings, leave me as you found me, empty like before.”
Touch Me in the Morning was somewhat of a comeback for Ross in the music industry as it was released when she was receiving excellent reviews for her film debut Lady Sings the Blues.

This was written by ballad lyricist Ron Miller and songwriter/producer Michael Masser. It was Diana Ross’ first hit produced by Masser; he continued to produce more songs for her over the years, including Last Time I Saw Him, Theme From Mahogany,  I Thought It Took a Little Time and It’s My Turn.

Ross felt that this song was too difficult for her and recorded several takes on it. In a documentary about her, Masser said that she tried very hard to “get the vocals right for this particular song” and that it was a “draining experience.” Luckily, it became her longest-charting Pop record and also became her first #1 Adult Contemporary hit.
But it’s obvious the song wasn’t an easy one for her to sing. All of the performance videos I found were tinny and whiny… and pretty sure engineering wasn’t to blame, so I chose the original recording played over stills.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on Nesie’s Place.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Touch Me in the Morning

by Diana Ross

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