Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Salah Satu Lagu Penting Motown

Ain't No Mountain High Enough ditulis oleh pasangan penulis lirik Motown, Ashford & Simpson. Nick Ashford terinspirasi dari pengalamannya saat pertama pindah ke New York. Menyusuri jalan raya Manhattan, satu kalimat berpendar di kepalanya: Ain't no mountain high enough. Orang mengenal lagu ini dari suara Diana Ross. Padahal lagu ini telah dipopulerkan terlebih dahulu oleh Marvin Gaye dan Tammi Terrellasli pada tahun 1967. Saat itu berhasil masuk dua puluh hit. Bahkan versi Gaye/Terrell ini masuk dalam Grammy Hall of Fame pada tahun 1999. Lagu ini menjadi salah satu lagu penting yang pernah dirilis Motown.


Diana Ross merekam lagu ini pada tahun 1968 dalam sebuah album bertajuk Diana Ross & the Supremes Join The Temptations. Sedangkan edisi solonya baru rilis tahun 1970 dalam album bertajuk namanya. Tahun 2013 Michael Bolton kembali merekam lagu ini dalam album Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Tribute Hitsville.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

If you need me, call me.
No matter where you are, no matter how far.
Just call my name. I'll be there in a hurry.
On that you can depend and never worry.
(you see, my love is alive it's like a seed that only needs the thought of you to grow.
So if you feel the need for company, please, my darling, let it be me.
I may not be able to express the love I feel for you,
but a writer put it very nicely when he was away from the one he loved.
he said down and wrote these words:)

No wind, (no wind) no rain, (no rain)
Nor winter's cold
Can stop me, babe (oh, babe) baby (baby)
If you're my goal

No wind, no rain,
Can stop me, babe
If you want to go

I know, I know you must follow the sun
Wherever it leads
But remember
If you should fall short of your desires
Remember life holds for you one guarantee
You'll always have me

And if you should miss my love
One of these old days
If you should ever miss the arms
That used to hold you so close, or the lips
That used to touch you so tenderly
Just remember what I told you
The day I set you free

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough (say it again)
Ain't no river wild enough
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough (say it again)
Ain't no river wild enough
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough (one more time)
Ain't no river wild enough (say it again)
To keep me from you

Ain't no mountain high enough
Nothing can keep me
To keep me from you

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