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Aretha Franklin - I say a little prayer - Lyrics Meaning

Written by the prolific songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David " I Say a Little Prayer" was originally performed by another female R&B diva of the sixties, Dionne Warwick whose version was released in the golden year for music, 1967.

Such was the popularity of the song, that many famous artists of the era rushed to perform and sometimes record a cover version of the song, with the most notable being "The Queen Of Soul", Aretha Franklin, who released her version in 1968, and enjoyed considerably more success than Dianne Warwick, or anyone else for that matter.

The message behind "I Say a Little Prayer " is as it sounds. A woman's love and devotion to her partner, which remains with her throughout the day and night, Every function that is part of her normal daily routine is accompanied by thoughts for her loved one.

Here are some of the classic lines,

"The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup, I say a little prayer for you"

"I'm combing my hair now, and wondering what dress to wear now, I say a little prayer for you"

"I run for the bus, dear and while running I think of us, dear"

Forty years later, the song remains a classic

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