Don’t Try To Win Me Back Again

“Don’t Try To Win Me Back Again” was first recorded in 1978 by disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson, you may remember her mega-hit “Turn The Beat Around” from 1976. Vicki included “Don’t Try To Win…” on her 1978 album “Half and Half’ and used it as the b-side to her single “Trust In Me.”

Written by Carlotta McKee and Gordon Gordy, who wrote several songs together. Carlotta has written songs recorded by the soul/disco groups Change, Zinc, Irene Cara and Silence (a group in which Gordon Gordy was a member). Gordon Gordy has written several songs for Vicki Sue Robinson as well as for Irene Cara and disco/R&B artists such as Lemon, Viola Wills, Joe Thomas, Charme, Meco, Brit Ekland, June Pointer and his own group Silence.

Karen Carpenter took this song and with the direction of Phil Ramone she turned it into a scorching dance-rock tune much in the same style as Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall.” Rod Temperton went all out in creating the vocal arrangement and vocal mix (which in some parts is similar to the vocal arrangement in the song “If I Had You”). A few years later Temperton made this vocal style famous with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Lyrics:
Don’t Try To Win Me Back Again

Don’t try to win me back again
Although you know how much I wanna come
Please don’t do that again
Unless you got time and love to spend

Don’t try to win me back again
Although you know how easily I’d come
Please don’t do that again
Unless you got time and love to spare

It’s not that I don’t care
Or don’t want you by my side
It’s more than I care, much to much
I tried too hard last time

Baby, don’t you try to win me back again
Although you know how much I wanna come
Please don’t do that again
Unless you got time and love to spend

Don’t try to win me back again
Although you know how easily I could
Please don’t do that again
Unless you got time and love to spare

It’s not that I want you less
Than I ever did before
Matter of fact, the truth is
That as each day passes, I need you more

Every night…

Baby, don’t you try to win me back again
Although you know how much I wanna come
Please don’t do that again
Unless you got time and love to spend

Don’t try to win me back again
Although you know how easily I could
Please don’t do that again
Unless you got time and love to spare

Lyrics written by Gordon Grody

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