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Ordinary Pain

Composed, Produced & Arranged by Stevie Wonder

Mike Sembello - Lead Guitar
Hank Redd - Alto Saxophone
All Other Instruments - Stevie Wonder
M. Riperton, M. Whitney, D. Williams, S. Wright -Background Vocals

-- Reply
Shirley Brewer - Lead Vocal
L.Lawrence, T.Hendricks, S.Tucker, C.McCrary, M. Jones - Background Vocals

In album: Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

When by the phone
In vain you sit
You very soon in your mind realize that it's not just
An ordinary pain in your heart

When you by chance
Go knock on her door
Walkin' away you're convinced that it's much more
Than just an ordinary pain in your heart
It's more than just
An ordinary pain in your heart

When you catch up
But she says goodbye
Hold back your tears and before you start to cry
Say you feel unnecessary pain in your heart

Tell her you're glad
It's over in fact
Can she take with her the pain she brought you back
Takin' that ordinary pain from your heart
It's more than just
An ordinary pain from your heart

Don't fool yourself
But tell no one else
That it's more than just An ordinary pain
In your heart
In your heart
In your heart

-- [Reply]

You're just a masachistic fool,
Because you knew my love was cruel
You never listened when they said,
Don't let that girl go to your head
But like a playboy you said no,
This little girl mind you will blow
But then I blew you out the box,
When I put my stuff on key and lock
It makes me feel kind of sick,
To know love put you in a trick
I knew our love would have to end,
The day I made it with your friend
Giving your love to one unreal,
Like a big fool I know you feel
But in this lovie-dovie game,
With all its joy there must be pain
But now the time has surely come,
This game don't seem like so much fun
You're cryin' big crocodile tears,
Don't match the ones I've cried for years
When I was home waiting for you,
You were out somewhere doing the do
You know I'd really like to stay,
But like you did I've go to play
You're dumb to think I'd let you be,
Scott free without some pain from me
I heard your song and took a chance,
But to your music I can't dance
Go tell your story 'sob-sad',
About you blowin' what you had
Since one ain't good enough for you,
Then do yourself see how you do

Or~di~nary pain
Or~di~nary pain
Or~di~nary pain