I've set out on the high road I'm traveling in a straight line I'm aiming for the promised land I'm living in the sunshine I'm not talking 'bout a life beyond I'm talking 'bout the here and now I'm got a map and a blueprint to get me there And if you want, I can show you how
If you want to feel the love of a woman You got to give her what she's looking for Flowers on her birthday are nice my friend But she needs just a little bit more!
CHORUS: If you architect a plan of mutual respect You can build a house of love If you engineer a machine that's fueled by fear You may find yourself alone
I've stood on the mountain I've knelt in the valley I've sunk to the deepest depths But I'm ready for a rally I haven't been a perfect man But the secret's been revealed to me So gather round and listen to this cautionary tale And your path will be easy to see
If you want to know the love of a woman You got to give her everything she needs Do you really need Aretha to spell it out Just listen to me brother, please!
Hey brother, are you sleeping? Hey brother, are you sleeping? Hey brother, are you sleeping? Well you better wake up right now!