Bread -“Make It With You”

 

Bread has to be one of my favorite bands. David Gates’ songwriting skills and beautiful voice just adds spice to each song and are amazing!

This soft rock classic is a little saucy. Written by lead singer David Gates, it finds him propositioning a girl with his dulcet tones: And if you’re wondering what this song is leading to I want to make it with you.

It’s pretty clear what he means by “make it,” although it’s certainly ambiguous enough to clear the censors.

Released on their second album, this was the first hit for Bread, although David Gates had some previous success as a songwriter, including the #3 US “Popsicles And Icicles” in 1964 for the female trio The Murmaids. They followed it up by rereleasing a song from the previous year, “It Don’t Matter To Me,” which reached #10. Their most successful songs were more light favorites: “If” and “Baby I’m-A Want You.”

When group leader David Gates returned home to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his mother was throwing a big reception party to celebrate the return of the young chart-conquering hero, the newspaper, television and radio press turned up, hoping to play up the whole “local boy does good” PR angle. In a widely circulated interview, Mrs. Gates proudly told the world just how pleased as punch she was with her son’s recent success. She then also told them – in complete candor – that she just couldn’t understand why he had to call his new hit record, “Naked With You.” (Thanks to Kent at Forgotten Hits.)

Other artists to record this song include Earth, Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, and Teddy Pendergrass.

Song Lyrics – 

Hey have you ever tried
Really reaching out for the other side?
I may be climbing on rainbows
But baby here goes

Dreams are for those who sleep
Life is for us to keep
And if you’re wondering what this song is leading to,
I want to make it with you

I really think that we could make it, girl

Though you don’t know me well
And every little thing only time will tell
If you believe the things that I do,
And we’ll see it through

Life can be short or long
Love can be right or wrong
And if I chose the one I’d like to help me through
I’d like to make it with you

I really think that we could make it, girl

Baby, you know that dreams there for those who sleep
Life is for us to keep
And if I chose the one I’d like to help me through
I’d like to make it with you

I really think that we could make it, girl

Writer/s: David Gates

Credit: Songfacts, Yahoo images & YouTube.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Bread -“Make It With You”

  1. How can I say this delicately? Hmmmm…I’ll use different uh wording. The very first time I….uh… we are all adults here…this song was on…it was perfect! Of all songs to come on the AM radio station in the 80s…this one came on at the perfect time.

    Sorry I brought that up but….that is what it reminds me of. Moving on… My sister had their greatest hits and I know their songs by heart.