Clarence Carter – Slip Away

Slip Away was written by William Armstrong, Marcus Daniel, and Wilbur Terrell. The song peaked at #6 in the Billboard 100 and #12 in Canada in 1968. The single’s B-side, “Funky Fever”, reached #49 on the U.S. R&B chart and #88 on the Billboard 100 chart.

Slip Away was featured on his 1968 album This Is Clarence Carter. The album peaked at #200 in the Billboard Album Charts in 1968.


Slip Away

What would I give
For just a few moments
What would I give
Just to have you near

Tell me you will try
To slip away somehow
Oh, I need you, darling
I want to see you right now

Can you slip away
Slip away
Slip away
Oh, I need you so

Love, oh, love
How sweet it is
When you steal it, darling
Let me tell you somethin’ now how sweet it is

Now I know it’s wrong
The things I ask you to do
But please believe me, darling
I don’t mean to hurt you

But could you just slip away
Without him knowing you’re gone
Then we could meet somewhere
Somewhere where we’re both are not known

And guess can you slip away
Slip away
Slip away
I need you so

Oh, can you slip away, baby
I’d like to see you right now, darling
Can you slip away now, baby
‘Cause I got to, I got to see you
I feel a deep burning inside

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

18 thoughts on “Clarence Carter – Slip Away”

    1. It really is… I didn’t mean for this one to be today since I had the book review before this one but I forgot to reschedule it. It’s funny…people have commented on it…at first I was like what? What voice? lol.

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      1. What voice? Haha That gave me my first good chuckle for the day.
        I wasn’t familiar with the scheduling option until recently. I’m a bit slow you see. It can get a bit complicated.
        I just finished downloading the song into my library. It’s definitely think it will get better the more I hear it.

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      2. It is a good song…yea I scheduled the Manson book for this morning and I meant to move this one…I started to think…Manson have a good voice? lol.
        Glad you liked it

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      3. Which Manson? Charles or Marilyn? I just finished writing a post about a live version of ‘All Along The Watchtower’ which is scheduled to come out on my blog in a couple of weeks. I couldn’t help but not include a link to your wonderful Hendrix cover review.

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      4. Charlie… I did that review on that Manson book I was talking about earlier. It was the post before this one.
        Well thank you.

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      5. Don’t let my Bukowski-esque ‘“Hey baby, when I write, I’m the hero of my shit.” fool ya!
        I’m glad the scheduling is working out well for you! Bruce from Weave a Web told me about it about a month ago. My biggest problem prior to that was thinking what I would write about after I woke up. Now, like you, I have it all worked out.

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      6. LOL…
        I do have a problem thinking of things. I just let my imagination take over and sometimes picking a song out can be a chore. On Fridays I have the powerpop thing so that is getting a little easier.

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      7. Interesting. I used to have a problem with selection, but now I am just offloading alphabetically (impartially) from my song list. Here’s my week:
        Monday – news post
        tuesday – song
        Wednesday – Book post
        Thursday – song
        Friday – movie post
        Saturday – song
        Sunday – rest day to catch up on other blogger’s posts etc.
        I’m relieved I finally have a routine, a system by which I can work off. It’s fun.

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      8. You know I’m slowing getting one…
        Mon – thinking of song
        Tues – The same
        Wed – The Same
        Thurs – The same
        Fri – Powerpop Friday
        Sat – Some 70s actor
        Sun – Cartoon

        and songs in between Sat and Sun… Before I totally guessed. The hardest now is Mon-Thurs…I broke it up today.

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