Donny Osmond - Donald Clark Osmond - 1977

Donny Osmond - Donald Clark Osmond (1977) (Polydor PD 1 6109) (LP)

A Holland, Cozier, Holland Production

Produced by
Brian Holland for
Kolob Productions

Executive Producer: 
Edward J. Holland

I Can’t Stand It
The More I Live
(The More I Love)
You Are The Music In My Life
You Got Me Dangling on A String
Oh, It Must Be Love
You’ll Be Glad

Arranged by
McKinley Jackson

Fly Into The Wind
I’m Sorry

Arranged by
Jimmie Haskell

I Haven’t Had A
Heartache All Day
I Discovered You,
You Discovered Me

Rhythm tracks arranged by
McKinley Jackson

Strings and Horns arranged by Jimmie Haskell

Recorded at
Kolob Recording Studios,
Provo Utah
Studio Masters,
Los Angeles, CA
Wally Heider #4,
Los Angeles, CA

Recording Engineers: 
L.T. Horn, Peter Granet, Don Blake

Editing: 
L.T. Horn

Mixing Engineers: 
Lawrence T. Horn for
Supertec Sound Services and
B.V. Holland

Album Coordinators: 
Richard J. Davis and L.T. Horn

Production Coordinators: 
Richard J. Davis and Willie Davis

Rhythm Section Recording Musicians: 
Keyboards: 
John Barnes, Ronnie Coleman
Drums:  James Gadson, Ed Greene
Conga:  Eddie “Bongo” Brown, Paulinho Dacosta, Ollie Brown
Percussion: 
Bob Zimmit, Gary Coleman
Guitars:  Ben Benay, Lee Ritenour, Greg Poree, Thom Rotella,
Mitch Holder
Bass:  Tony Newton
Synthesizer:  Dan Wyman for Sound Arts, John Barnes

Background Vocalists: 
Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman, Pat Henderson, Adrienne Williams

Vocal Arrangements by: 
Brian Holland

Art Direction: 
Mike Doud (AGI)

Design: 

 

Marilyn Romen

Back Cover Photos: 
Jimmy Osmond

Cover Photo Tinting: 
Larry Dupont

Side One

1. I Can't Stand it
2. The More I Live The More I Love
3. Fly Into The Wind
4. You Are The Music In My Life
5. I Haven't Had A Heartache All Day

Side Two

1. You Got Me Dangling On A String
2. I'm Sorry
3. Oh It Must Be Love
4. I Discovered You, You Discovered Me
5. You'll Be Glad

Side One

1. I Can't Stand It

If just a day goes by,
and I'm not in your eyes,
I feel I'm falling apart.
When I'm away from you,
the things I go through,
you just couldn't believe.
Thoughts of you
dancing through my mind,
making me lose
all sense of time.

I can't stand it,
being away from you too long,
oh, baby.
I can't stand it,
you're heavy on my mind,
too strong,  oh

I don’t wanna smother you
If by chance I do,
it's that I care so much.
I know sometimes you need
a little room to breathe,
so I stay away awhile.
But before another day is gone,
your image flashed back
like a raging storm.

I can't stand it,
being away from you too long,
oh, baby.
I can't stand it,
you're heavy on my mind,
too strong.

The thoughts of you
dancing through my mind,
making me lose all sense of time.

I can't stand it,
being away from you too long,
oh, baby.
I can't stand it,
you're heavy on my mind,
too strong.

I can't stand it,
being away from you too long,
oh, baby.
I can't stand it,
you're heavy on my mind,
heavy on my mind,
heavy on my mind, so strong.

2. The More I Live, The More I Love

Good like the first time
that I rode a carousel.
Sweet like the first time
I played a game of kiss and tell.
You touch my hand,
 and I'm like a child
that's running free,
just running for love,
running to you,
running with feelings
I never knew.

The more I live
the more I find
you're in my life,
you're on my mind.
The more I live,
the more I know
the more this love
will always grow.
Just take me where
the grass is green,
where dreams can flow
like an endless stream.

Oh, you flash a smile
that could light the darkest day.
You dance in my heart,
a tune on my mind
that won't go away.
So fresh and soft,
just like a sweet summer breeze.
Keep me running for love,
running to you,
running with feelings
I never knew.

The more I live
the more I find
you're in my life,
you're on my mind.
The more I live,
the more I know
the more this love
will always grow.
Just take me where
the grass is green,
where life is easy
for you and me.

The more I live,
the more I find
you're in my life,
you're on my mind.
The more I live,
the more I know
the more this love
will always grow.

Oh, the more I live
the more I find
you're in my life,
you're on my mind.
The more I live,
the more I know
the more this love
will always grow.

3. Fly Into The Wind

How I want to be in your life,
how I want to spend
each endless day with you.
There is nothing more that I need,
'cause loving you
is all I want for me.

I want to fly into the wind.
I want to fly into the wind,
I need you, oh,
to get next to you.

And I'm wishing you could
look through my eyes.
You would see my each
and every dream come true.
Wishing you could
know how I feel.
I feel everything for you.

How can I say
what you are to me
No words could never do.
It's like there's no one
in this great big world
but me and you.

Written on the pages of time
you will never find
a love like yours and mine.
How I'd love to be in your life,
how I'd love to
know you're really mine.

Then we can fly into the wind.
Yes, we can fly into the wind
forever, together.

We can fly into the wind.
Yes, we can fly into the wind,
forever and ever together.

4. You Are The Music In My Life

You are the music in my life,
you are the song that
I keep on playing.
You are the music in my life,
you're the song that lingers on.

Right from the moment
I saw you, baby
my heart danced to
the music you made.
You might not be on TV or stage,
you're number one
on my hit parade.
Right now, I'm tuning
in on your station
riding high, coming in
on your vibration.

You are the music in my life,
you are the song
that I keep on singing.
You are the music in my life,
feeling good when
I hear it playing.

I want to be in your symphony,
and live forever in your melody.
The loving words
that you compose
fills my heart and
fires up my soul.
Right now, just keep
the music coming,
right now, you got my
heart, got it humming.

You are the music in my life,
you are the song that
I keep on singing.
You are the music in my life,
you're the song that lingers on
and on and on.


Well right now, I'm tuning
in on your station,
riding high, coming in
on your vibration.

You are the music in my life,
you are the song
that I keep on playing.
You are the music in my life,
you're the song
that lingers on.

You are the music in my life,
you are the song
that I keep on singing.
You are the music in my life,
feeling good, feeling
good about it.

5. I Haven't Had A Heartache

Memories, hello, old friend.
So you've come back
to taunt me again.
Oh, but I'm stronger now,
than I was before.
Somehow the thought of her
doesn't hurt anymore.
I've faced the ups and downs
of not having her around.

'Cause I haven't had
a heartache all day.
No, I haven't had
a heartache all day.

So memories, leave me alone.
The hardest part
has come and gone.
Yes, I've laughed a little,
and I've cried alot.
But I've learned to live
with what I haven't got.
At last I've faced the fact
that she's never coming back.

And I haven't had
a heartache all day.
No, no, no I haven't

had a heartache all day.
Life is so much better.

Side Two

1. You Got Me Dangling On A String

You got me dangling on a string.
Please don't let me drop,
or my life would surely stop.
'Cause I'm wrapped in a
dream of needing you so,
my heart's in a noose
and I can't break loose.

I'm not half the man
that I used to be,
and I admit it.
Being in love with you
happened to me,
and I can't quit it.
Won't you take this half a man
and make this man whole again

You got me dangling on a string.
Please don't let me drop,
'cause my life would surely stop.
'Cause I'm wrapped in a dream
of needing you so,
feeling is strong
and I can't let go.

Every time I phone your number's
changed or disconnected.
You have made my life
a book of games,
I feel so rejected.
Girl, you got the best of me,
now come and put your trust in me.

You got me dangling on a string.
Please don't you ever let me drop,
cos my life would surely stop.
'Cause I'm wrapped in a dream
of needing you so,
my heart's in a noose
and I can't break loose.

Girl, my life is so lonely,
oh, I'm needing you only.
Don't want to live without you,
don't want to do without you, no, no.

You got me dangling on a string.
Please don't you ever let me drop
'cause my life would surely stop.

Can't you see, can't you see
When you've got me
dangling on a string
Please don’t you let me drop

2. I'm Sorry

I'm sorry.
Sorry that I let you go,
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Sorry that I never showed
I'm sorry.

An open door
led me to an emptiness
that I ignored.
If only if I knew then
what a heart is for.
Now I know,
but that was many tears ago.

Walking along the street,
places we used to meet.
Passing the time away,
thinking of yesterday.
The way you said to me
that you would never leave.
I asked myself, why did I

I'm sorry.
Sorry that I let you go,
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Sorry that I never showed
I'm sorry.

Oh, I was young,
I never knew how much
my life was left undone.
Till the day I realized
that you were gone.
How can I show
I'm sorry

Oh, what can I do
Heaven knows how
much I need you.
Oh, what I'd give just
to hold you and say
I never meant for it
to be this way.

I'm sorry
I'm sorry.

Oh, what will I do
with living alone to
look forward to
And knowing that I
just won't get over you.
What will I do
I'm so sorry.

Please let me be
all of the sweet things
you are to me.
How I need you, girl,
how it used to be.
Just you and me.
I'm sorry.

3. Oh, It Must Be Love

Every time you come around,
it's like a holiday.
I don't wanna do a doggone
thing 'cept be with you all day.
Oh, 'cause everything I try to do,
I always desert.
I'm too busy trying to impress you,
hard to get anything done.

Oh, it must be love,
the way I feel for you.
Oh, it must be love,
Oh, I feel so brand new.

Everything I plan to say
seems to come out wrong.
But the moment you say goodbye,
my world seems to come unstrung.
Forgetting you is a waste of time,
because you're always there.
Don't want to keep
you just on my mind,
want to keep you everywhere.

Oh, it must be love,
the way I feel inside.
Oh, it must be love,
this feeling I cannot hide.

Oh, it must be love.
Oh, it must be love.
Oh, it must be love,
the way I feel for you.
Oh, it must be love,
oh, it must be love.
Oh, it must be love,
the way I feel for you.
Oh, it must be love,
the feelings all clear through.

4. I Discovered You, You Discovered Me

Love, like grains of sand
we let slip right
through our hands.
All the silly games that we play,
all the mistakes we
thought we'd never make.
It took us almost leaving
to make us both start believing
just how much we mean to each other.
For you and me,
there could be no other.

When I discovered you,
you discovered me.
And the love that grew
between us, a great discovery.
So glad that I discovered you,
you discovered me.
And the love that grew
between us, what a discovery.

Let's make this love last,
forget the heartaches
that have passed.
Together we are safe and sound.
And the love we lost,
but now have found.
Let's learn from our mistakes,
let's be more gentle than before.
Through love,
and through understanding,
life means so, so much more.

I'm so glad that I discovered you,
you discovered me.
And the love that grew
between us, a great discovery.
So glad that I discovered you,
you discovered me.
And the love that grew
between us, what a discovery.

I discovered you,
you discovered me.
And the love that grew between us,
what a discovery.

5. You'll Be Glad

You'll be glad,
you'll be glad you found this love.
You'll be glad,
you'll be glad you found this love.

A love that's new
I'm offering to you.
In spite of all
you've been through,
erase the past, let's start anew.
Forget the love you left behind,
don't let it linger on your mind.
Today the love's you and I,
we can have it all
no matter what you find.

You'll be glad,
you'll be glad you found this love.
You'll be glad,
you'll be glad you found this love.

A love so rare,
this love we have to share.
I'll tell you what you need to hear,
I'll make your smile,
make it reappear.
No don't let your life
be wasted because of all
the tears you've tasted.
Because the best is ours to take,
don't walk away,
but we found our way.

You'll be glad,
You'll be glad you found this love.
Darlin’ you’ll be glad
You’ll be glad you found this love