Bloodstone – “Natural High”

Let’s keep the great music of the yesteryears alive! This song was played on the radio and on the record player of so many R & B music lovers back in the day.  From what I have heard in various conversations, many lovers chose this song to express their feelings for one another.  

Natural High” is a song performed by Bloodstone, released as the first single and title track from their second album. The song was written by the band’s bassist Charles McCormick, and it was the first song from the band to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10 on 21 July 1973. Percussionist Roger Lee Durham died the next Friday, July 27, 1973, from falling off a horse.

The rarely played longer version of 4:54 featured a faster coda. several radio edits omit a portion of the introduction as well as the instrumental break in the middle of the song.

In 1992, R&B group After 7 covered the song in a medley alongside The Originals‘ “Baby, I’m For Real“. Released as “Baby, I’m For Real/Natural High”, the song peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Song Lyrics – 

Why do I keep my mind on you all the time?
And I don’t even know you
Why do I feel this way, thinking about you every day?
And I don’t even know you

Take me in your arms
Thrill me with all of your charms

And I’ll take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more till the day I die
Take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more

If you have anything to do, call me and I will do it for you
And I don’t even know you
If I only had one wish to give, that wish would be for you to live
Forever, every day

When I see you on the street
My heart skips a beat

And I’ll take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more till the day I die
Take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more

I’m gonna try to do all the things you want me to do
If you just give me a chance
I’ll try to make something out of nothing romance
And I don’t even know you

Take me in your arms
Thrill me with all of your charms

And I’ll take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more till the day I die
Take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more

Take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more till the day I die
Take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving, loving you

Take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving you more till the day I die
Take to the sky, oh, the natural high
Loving, loving you

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