Композиция вошла в сборник «Very Best Of Nina Simone - Disk 2» в 1998 году

Tell It Like It Is Nina Simone

Статистика ротаций Количество проигрываний композиции на радио в Санкт-Петербурге


Песня «Tell It Like It Is» играла недавно на радиостанции «Радио Эрмитаж».

Всего за последний месяц она прозвучала на 1 радиостации в Санкт-Петербурге 3 раза.

Композиция играет эксклюзивно только на радио «Радио Эрмитаж».


В большинстве случаев песню можно услышать на радио утром.

Текст песни Nina Simone — Tell It Like It Is

If you want something to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
Baby my time is too expensive
And I'm not a little boy

If you are serious
Don't play with my heart
It makes me furious
But if you want me to love you
Then a baby I will, girl you know that I will

Tell it like it is
Don't be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
But I know deep down inside me
I believe you love me, forget your foolish pride

Life is too short to have sorrow
You may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, baby go on and live

Tell it like it is
I'm nothing to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
But I... Tell it like it is
My time is too expensive and I'm not your little boy
"Tell It Like It Is" is a song written by George Davis and Lee Diamond. It was first recorded by Aaron Neville, who released the song as a single in 1966. It was issued at the end of the year on the Par-Lo label and became a hit, peaking at number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and at number one on the U.S. R&B chart in early 1967.

In 2004, it was ranked #381 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Tracy Chapman and Lightnin' Hopkins composed songs with the same name not to be confused with Davis and Diamond's version discussed here.