Stevie Wonder – Be Cool, Be Calm (And Keep Yourself Together)

Track from Tamla Motown TM 272 (LP)

Stevie Wonder - Down To Earth
11.
Be Cool, Be Calm (And Keep Yourself Together)

Lyrics:

Woo!

Girl, I’ve been crying ever since you left
My mama told me, "Get a hold of yourself"
And be cool, calm and keep yourself together
She said be cool, calm and keep yourself together, ha ha ha, ha

Sugar plum, you’re really gold
And it just don’t help to cry
So I wiped my tears away the other day
And hung my handkerchief up to dry
Then I changed my style, puttin’ on a smile
And went out to face the world
The smile I wear see, ha, I don’t care that I just lost my girl
But I still get that old yearnin’
Can’t be cool when my heart is burnin’
I still get that old feelin’
Can’t be calm when my head is reelin’

I say mother dear, see here, see here
Tell me now what shall I do
Can’t have that girl and I love her true
She said when things get rough, be man enough

To be cool, calm, and keep yourself together
That’s what my mama said
Be cool, calm, and keep yourself together, ha ha

Sugar pie, you said goodbye
And I cried myself to sleep
That’s when my mother said, "Don’t lose your head, son
It just don’t help to weep"
Now I’m the great pretender
I don’t surrender to what I feel inside
I’m the life of the crowd, and ha, I laugh out loud
But it’s all a fake disguise
‘Cause I still hear my heart poundin’
Hard to be cool when you come around me
I still feel my heart purrin’
Hard to be calm when my insides stirrin’

I say mother dear, see here, see here
Tell me now which way to go
Can’t have that girl and I love her so
She said, whenever you’re blue, whatever you do

Be cool, calm, and keep yourself together
That’s what my mama said
Be cool, calm, and keep yourself together

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