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The Spinners tune "Love Don't Love Nobody" the album version from the "Mighty Love" album. This is one of my favorite Spinners songs and it hits you in your heart, but when the spoken part comes on, I cry, never fails every time I hear the song. I love classic rock, but my soul is in R & B, love to listen and just feel the music.

Can we just talk for a minute, like I always said, I'm not much of a rapper, but the truth I've learned from the time I was a child you see I know from experience that baby you can't color a thought and you sure can't touch an emotion... love, true love is to the bone to the soul where hearts the home and I just got to explain to you honey how I feel 'cause you see I've been a fool and now I love ya.

Then it goes into the chorus...just beautiful!

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U2 - Bullet the Blue Sky

[spoken section .......]

This guy comes up to me

His face red like a rose on a thorn bush

Like all the colors of a royal flush

And he's peeling off those dollar bills

Slapping them down

One hundred, two hundred

And I can see those fighter planes

And I can see those fighter planes

Across the mud huts where the children sleep

Through the alleys of a quiet city street

You take the staircase to the first floor

Turn the key and slowly unlock the door

As a man breathes into a saxophone

And through the walls you hear the city groan

Outside is America

Outside is America

Across the field you see the sky ripped open

See the rain through a gaping wound

Pounding on the women and children

Who run

Into the arms

Of America

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Traffic's Hole In My Shoe has a spoken part done by a young girl.

I looked in the sky where an elephant's eye

Was looking at me from a bubblegum tree

And all that I knew was the hole in my shoe

Which was letting in water (letting in water)

(letting in water)

I walked through a field that just wasn't real

With one hundred tin soldiers which stood at my shoulder

And all that I knew was the hole in my shoe

Which was letting in water (letting in water)

(letting in water)

(Spoken: I climbed on the back of a giant albatross

That flew through a crack in the cloud

To a place where happiness reigned all year round

And music played ever so loudly)

I started to fall and suddenly woke

And the dew on the grass had soaked through my coat

And all that I knew was the hole in my shoe

Which was letting in water (letting in water)

(letting in water)

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Not really a song, but at the end of the (early middle period) Fleetwood Mac album Bare Trees, a spry old lady offers these poetic

Thoughts On A Grey Day

Thank my God

For perfect love and peace

I'll hold her tight

And always

Mine forever

Love, love

So great

So divine

Trees - the grey day has changed everything

It's beautiful, just beautiful

So beautiful this first grey day is ours

My loving child

By grace of God we live, my child,

And love

I crawl to my knees, my dear love

Will you promise to kiss

My perfect healing hands

And fingers

And make a promise to me you will always obey

My each command and never, ever fail me

You'll be mine forevermore

The sun is here

My love

My love

My sun

Our sun complete.

God bless our perfect, perfect grey day

With trees so bare, so bare!

But O so beautiful, so beautiful!

The grey and blue sky

The world is here

Ours, just, justing, just ours

Our own

Hold us tight

I am yours, just a dream

And go on dreaming

May this joy of ours

Never ever cease

My love, my love

Pregnant sweet

Love is tender

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"This following program is dedicated to the city and people of San Francisco, who may not know it, but they are beautiful, and so is their city. This is a very personal song, so if the viewer cannot understand it, particularly those of you who are European residents, save up all your bread and fly Translove Airways to San Francisco, USA, then maybe you´ll understand the song, it will be worth it, if not for the sake of this song, but for the sake of your own peace of mind"

Eric Burdon talking in the intro to San Fransiscan Nights. You get the impression it was meant to be on a video.

Who sang about Translove Airwaves??

That was Donovan in his song The Fat Angel

He will bring happiness in a pipe,

He'll ride away on his silver bike

And apart from that he'll be so kind

In consenting to blow your mind.

Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.

Fly Translove Airways, get you there on time.

He switches to 'Fly Jefferson Airplane ' for one chorus.

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The Manhattans ~ Kiss and Say Good-Bye

[spoken]

This has got to be the saddest day of my life

I called you here today for a bit of bad news

I won't be able to see you anymore

Because of my obligations, and the ties that you have

We've been meeting here everyday

And since this is our last day together

I wanna hold you just one more time

When you turn and walk away, don't look back

I wanna remember you just like this

Let's just kiss and say goodbye

I had to meet you here today

There's just so many things to say

Please don't stop me 'til I'm through

This is something I hate to do

We've been meeting here so long

I guess what we done, oh was wrong

Please darlin', don't you cry

Let's just kiss and say goodbye (Goodbye)

Many months have passed us by

(I'm gonna miss you)

I'm gonna miss you, I can't lie

(I'm gonna miss you)

I've got ties, and so do you

I just think this is the thing to do

It's gonna hurt me, I can't lie

Maybe you'll meet, you'll meet another guy

Understand me, won't you try, try, try, try, try, try, try

Let's just kiss and say goodbye (Goodbye)

(I'm gonna miss you)

I'm gonna miss you, I can't lie

(I'm gonna miss you)

Understand me, won't you try

(I'm gonna miss you)

It's gonna hurt me, I can't lie

(I'm gonna miss you)

Take my hankerchief, wipe your eyes

(I'm gonna miss you)

Maybe you'll find, you'll find another guy

(I'm gonna miss you)

Let's kiss and say goodbye, pretty baby

(I'm gonna miss you)

Please, don't you cry

(I'm gonna miss you)

Understand me, won't you try

(I'm gonna miss you)

Let's just kiss

And say goodbye

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Horse Latitudes by The Doors

There is also an excellent spoken part in The End.

And what would a list of songs with spoken parts be without The Beatles' Revolution 9? A nine-minute intrumental with random voices- what more would you ask for.

And a few songs on Porcupine Tree's Signify have spoken parts: Intermediate Jesus, Bornlivedie, Signify, Idiot Prayer and Dark Matter.

at the end of Dark Matter:

"You've just had a heavy session of electroshock therapy, and you're more relaxed than you've been in weeks. All those childhood traumas, magically wiped away, along with most of your personality!"

Although I doubt anyone is very familiar with Porcupine Tree

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I recall there was a spoken portion of a Beatles song (other than Yellow Submarine's ambience-like accoutrements) when Paul says, "You know my name, just dial up my number ..." or soemthing to that effect. Don't remember the name of the song. Believe it was on the White album.

Ooh, ooh, ooh.

That song IS TITLED "You know My Name, Look Up the Number and was relaesed on the B-side of the "Let It Be" single in 1970, and was released again on Past Masters, Volume 2.

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Could it be the first lines of "Rocky Raccoon"?

"Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota

There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon

And one day his woman ran off with another guy..."

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How did we get this far along without mentioning

.. Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock & Roll .. by Long John Baldry ???

Never heard that one, but your post reminded me of Canned Heat's Fried Hockey Boogie from their Boogie with Canned Heat album.

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Ha ha ha, I think song's with spoken parts can be pretty cheesy sometimes. I find myself switching the song just because spoken parts are TOO much for me...

Like the spoken part in "I'll Be True to You (Yes I Will) by The Monkees. It's SO terrible. But luckily, it's not too long.

"I'll be true to you, yes I will. Every dream that you have, I'll fullfill".

Just can't help but laughing sometimes...

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Ha ha ha, I think song's with spoken parts can be pretty cheesy sometimes. I find myself switching the song just because spoken parts are TOO much for me...

Like the spoken part in "I'll Be True to You (Yes I Will) by The Monkees. It's SO terrible. But luckily, it's not too long.

"I'll be true to you, yes I will. Every dream that you have, I'll fullfill".

Just can't help but laughing sometimes...

Then this one's for you, Rose! Freddie & The Dreamers, I Understand

RIP, Freddie!

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This probably hasn't been mentioned yet, but the 3deep song "Into You" has a speaking part, spoke by band member/actor Eddie Cibrian:

"Baby tonight, before I look in your eyes, your love felt just right. You're everything my world has been. Now open up your heart...and let me in."

I think it personally works for the song and it's a nice lead-in to the chorus. :)

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