About The Song

“Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” is a song performed by The Temptations, the legendary American vocal group. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and was released in 1971 as a single from their album “Sky’s the Limit.”

The lyrics of “Just My Imagination” tell the story of a man who daydreams about a romantic relationship with a woman he admires from afar. Despite the obstacles and realities of life, he finds solace and happiness in his vivid imagination, where he can escape into a world of love and fantasy.

The song’s smooth melody, lush orchestration, and soulful vocals by The Temptations contributed to its widespread popularity. “Just My Imagination” became one of their biggest hits, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning critical acclaim.

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Over the years, “Just My Imagination” has remained a classic of soul music and has been covered by various artists. Its timeless appeal and universal themes of love and longing continue to resonate with audiences, making it a cherished part of The Temptations’ musical legacy.

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Lyrics

“Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)”

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Each day through my window I watch her as she passes by
I say to myself, “You’re such a lucky guy”
To have a girl like her is truly a dream come true
Out of all the fellows in the world, she belongs to you

But it was just my imagination
Runnin’ away with me
It was just my imagination
Runnin’ away with me

Ooh (Soon)
Soon we’ll be married and raise a family (Oh yeah)
A cozy little home out in the country
With two children, maybe three
I tell you I (I, I) can visualize it all
This couldn’t be a dream, for too real it all seems

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But it was just my imagination, once again
Runnin’ away with me
Tell you, it was just my imagination
Runnin’ away with me

Ev’ry night on my knees I pray
“Dear Lord, hear my plea
Don’t ever let another take her love from me”
Or I will surely die, hmm
(Her love is) heavenly
When her arms enfold me
I hear a tender rhapsody
But in reality
She doesn’t even know me

(Just my imagination) Once again
Runnin’ away with me, oh
Tell you it was just my imagination
Runnin’ away with me

I’ve never met her but I can’t forget her
(Just my imagination) Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Runnin’ away with me, ooh
Just my imagination
Runnin’ away with me

She’s never hard to find (Just my imagination)
She’s always on my mind (Runnin’ away with me)

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