Donny Osmond - Disco Train Lyrics - 1976

 

Thank you to Robert Haighton for submitting these lyrics

Donny Osmond - Disco Train (1976) (Polydor PD-1-6067)

C’mon Marianne
Never Gonna Let You Go

Arranged by:  Al Capps
Produced by Mike Curb
Executive Producers:  The Osmonds
Associate Producer:  Jerry Styner

Old Man Auctioneer
I Follow The Music (Disco Donny)
Don’t Need No Money
I Can’t Put My Finger On It
Disco Train
Reachin’ For the Feelin’
I Got Your Lovin’
Disco Dancin’

Arranged by Jerry Styner
Produced by Mike Curb
Executive Producers:  The Osmonds
Associate Producer:  Jerry Styner

Swingin’ City Gal
Arranged by:  John Rosenburg
Produced by:  Alan, Wayne, and Merrill Osmond

Side 1

1.C’mon Marianne
2.Old Man Auctioneer
3.Swinging City Gal
4.I Follow The Music (Disco Donny)
5.Don’t Need No Money
6.I Can’t Put My Finger On It

Side 2

7.Disco Train
8.Reachin’ For The Feeling
9.I Got Your Lovin’
10.Disco Dancin’
11.Never Gonna Let You Go

1. C’mon Marianne 2.20

(I. Russell Brown - Raymond Bloodworth)

Oh here I am (here I am)
On my knees again (knees again)
I'll do anything (anything)
Just to make it right (make it right)
Say you understand (understand)
Oh I know you can (know you can)
C'mon Marianne, uh-hmm


Don't matter what the people say (people say)
It didn't happen that way (happen that way)
She was a passing fling (passing fling)
Not a permanent thing (permanent thing)
Say you understand (understand)
Oh I know you can (know you can)

C'mon Marianne (Marianne)
C'mon Marianne (Marianne)
C'mon Marianne (Marianne)
Say you can understand
My Marianne, Marianne, Marianne, Marianne

Well your big brown eyes (big brown eyes)
Are all full of tears (full of tears)
From the bitterness (bitterness)
Of those lonely years (lonely years)
So I hang my head (hang my head)
Wish that I were dead (I were dead)

C'mon Marianne (Marianne)
C'mon Marianne (Marianne)
C'mon Marianne (Marianne)
Say you can understand
My Marianne (Marianne)
C'mon Marianne (Marianne)
C'mon Marianne (Marianne), oh

Marianne, Marianne, Marianne, oh Marianne
Marianne, Marianne, Marianne, oh Marianne
Marianne, Marianne, Marianne, oh Marianne
Marianne, Marianne, Marianne, oh Marianne

2. Old Man Auctioneer

A well here we go again
Whaddaya gonna gimme for ‘em?
Ah, ah.
Five hundred twenty five. Will ya’ give me thirty. Make it thirty bid-a-for-a thirty
dollar, will ya give me thirty-five - five? Make it forty. Will ya gimme forty?
Will ya’ gimme forty-five - five. Make it fifty. Will ya’ gimme fifty? Will ya’
gimme fifty-five - five - five - five - five?

Was a boy from Utah
Didn’t listen to his ma.
She said, “Better go to school”
He could see nothing wrong.
Sitting back all night long
Just to hear the old man auctioneer

Twenty-five dollar bid and then a thirty-dollar, thirty.
Will ya’ gimme thirty, make it thirty bid-a-for-a thirty dollar?
Will ya gimme thirty who’ll a gimme a thirty dollar bid.
Gotta thirty dollar bid and then a thirty-five, will ya gimme thirty five to make it
thirty five. Will ya thirty five who’ll a bid that a thirty five dollar bid.

One day that old man died
Everybody, how they cried
Nobody could sing his funky song
He made his mother proud
When the boy shouted loud
I made the local auctioneer, he said

Thirty-five dollar bid and then a forty dollar forty. Will ya’ gimme forty, make it
forty, bid a for a forty dollar, Will ya gimme forty, who’ll a gimme forty
dollar bid, got a forty dollar bid, and then a forty-five, will ya gimme forty-five,
to make a forty-five, will ya forty-five, sold that hog for a forty five dollar bill.

3. Swinging City Gal

You never did nothing wrong
But you never did nothing right
Could’ve done something
But you did nothing at all, no, no

You never would paid it mine
And you know there is many of time
When you took my lovin’
Left me with nothing at all, no.
You’re a city just a swinging city gal.

Brought you those fancy clothes
Tied them up with ribbons and bows
Spent all my money
Now it ain’t funny at all, no.

Made you what you are, a superstar
Now you’re something
Never done nothing at all, no
You’re a city, just a swinging city gal.

New York, LA, oh how you loved them cities,
New York, LA, oh how you loved them cities,
All right, okay, going to your swinging city gal
That’s where you wanna be

Someday gonna find
Getting’ down to the bottom line
When you’re hot, you’re hot
When you’re not, you’re not at all, no
Then the world’s gonna pass you by
Take you off your might high
Drain all you’ve got and leave you with nothing at all.

You’re a city, just a swinging city gal
New York, LA, oh how you loved them cities,
New York, LA, oh how you loved them cities,
All right, okay, going to your swinging city gal
That’s where you wanna be

You never did nothing wrong
But you never did nothing right, no
You could’ve done something
But you did nothing at all

You never would paid it mine
And you know there’s many of time
When you took my lovin’
Left me with nothing at all, no.
You’re a city just a swinging city gal, oh yeah.

4. I Follow The Music (Disco Donny)

Oh Chicago, LA, New York City I’m on my way
I follow the music, I follow the music, hey, I follow the music, yeah

Dancing to the music of the disco beat
I’m the boy with the flying feat
Dancing to the music of the disco beat
I’m the boy with the flying feat
Hey, hey, yeah
Dance with me, baby
Dance with me, baby

From Tokyo to Bombay, London, England I’m on my way
I follow the music, oh, I follow the music, yea, yea, I follow the music

Disco Donny is my name
Dancin’ is my thing
Watch me now, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Dance with me baby, dance with me baby

Now everywhere is your place
I’ve got a ticket; I’m on my way
I follow the music, I follow the music, oh I follow the music
Dancing to the music of the disco beat
I’m the boy with the flying feat

I follow the music; hey I follow the music
Follow the music, a c’mon, c’mon, c’mon
Hey, follow the music, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Follow the music, oh c’mon
Dancin’ to me baby
Follow the music, oh yeah
It feels so good
Follow the music

5. Don’t Need No Money

Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money

I know that you got dough
Everyone told me so
Don’t mean a thing to me
When trouble’s pilling high
Money ain’t gonna by
A friend or sympathy

Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money

Once there was a time
I thought it was the end
I know how you feel
So let me be your friend

If you get feeling down
When no one else around
Want you to call on me
Just tell me, I’ll be there
My time is yours to share
Best things in life are free.

Once I was in love
We were young and free
Then without a warning
She slipped away from me
I know how it feels
A story without an end
You know that’s when you really need more than money a friend

Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Oh yeah, oh yeah Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Don’t need your money just wanna be your friend, don’t need no money
Oh yeah.

6. I Can’t Put My Finger On It

There’s something between you and me
That could be right, but it’s wrong
And we’ve gotta straighten it out, girl
Or we wont be together too long
It’s something small, hard to find
Sitting on the edge of my mind

I can’t put my finger on it, I can’t put my finger on it
I’d like to know when both get tired again
I’d like to know how to reach inside you right now
But baby, I know longer wear this heart of fool
I can’t put my finger on it

There’s something between you and me
That we got to get understood
It makes us feel bad onetime
Next time it feels so good
How can anything so small
Drive my mind up the wall

I can’t put my finger on it, I can’t put my finger on it
I’d like to know when both get tired again
I’d like to know how to reach inside you right now
But baby, I know longer wear this heart of fool
I can’t put my finger on it
But baby, I know longer wear this heart of fool
I can’t put my finger on it

No, no, no, no
I can’t put my finger on it, hey baby
I can’t put my finger on it, heeeeey
I can’t put my finger on it, on it, on it, on it, no, no
I can’t put my finger on it, hey, hey, yeah
I can’t put my finger on it, no, no, baby
I can’t put my finger on it, on it, on it, ooh

Side Two

1 . Disco Train

People when you feeling down hearted
Stroll on down and have a good time
Well, come along with me now people
I want to take you on a little ride
Hey now come on everybody let’s take a little trip
Well let’s make it to some places where the people are hip
Well you don’t need a ticket, let’s get right into the game
Well get yourself together that’s the disco train
Well come on, come on, come on get on the disco train.

All aboard (New York), New York that’s a real looking town
There riding home with the discotheque sound
Detroit, now they’re clean out of sight
They like to boogie, to the early, early light
DC is the place it all began
But mama working the dogs
Jive town they get up on the sound
Rock and roll everybody getting down
Come on, come on, hey come on, come on, are you ready?

LA you got a whole lot of soul
They do the hustle when they once did the stroll
Houston now that’s the big tallest town
It’s disco time when the classes are down
Utah now they like to go and go
They boogie down from Salt Lake to Provo
Saint Paul they get up on the jive
Saint Paul everybody let’s ride

Come on, hey come on, come on, ah, ah, ah, oh, oh

2. Reachin’ For The Feeling

Hey, I keep reaching for the feeling, for the feeling again
I keep reaching for the feeling, for the feeling again
You keep talking about those good old days
But I just can’t reach the feeling again

I never have played those dreams with you
And I’m not starting now
I love to love you like before
But I don’t remember how
Nights can only be but once
I guess that loves the same
To much to have a burning love
Some how lost the flame

I keep reaching for the feeling for the feeling again oh, baby
I keep reaching for the feeling for the feeling again
You keep talking about those good old days
And those you remember when
But I just can’t reach the feeling again

I wonder where love goes
It ups and goes away
I wonder why it ever comes
It knows that I won’t stay
Like the others it’s hard to find
I never understood
Something that seems to be so bad
Seems to turn out good

I keep reaching for the feeling for the feeling again
I keep reaching for the feeling for the feeling again
You keep talking about those good old days
And those you remember when
But I just can’t reach the feeling again, oh, baby, mmm, mmm,
mmmmmmmmmm

I keep reaching for the feeling for the feeling again oh, baby
I keep reaching for the feeling for the feeling again
You keep talking about those good old days
And those you remember when
But I just can’t reach the feeling again, oh, baby

I keep reaching for the feeling, oh I keep reaching for the feeling
I keep reaching for the feeling, oh I keep reaching for the feeling
I keep reaching for the feeling, I keep freaching for the feeling
Hey I keep reaching for the feeling

3. I Got Your Lovin’

Never do you ever
Never have you been
Open with your feelings
Holding all of them
I don’t care whatever
What you’ve been through
Only thing that matters
Is my loving you

Cause hey, I got your loving
Hey, you got mine
Hey, I got your loving
Hey, you got mine

You don’t have to worry
Ain’t no one around
Gonna take your place, girl
You’re my lover now
People gonna tell us
????? Just remember this now
Don’t let them get you down

4. Disco Dancin’

Disco dancing, do it yeah, disco dancing, yeah

I got a whole lot of music
When you get down to it, yeah
A look your feet start a tapping
And set your fingers snapping, yeah

Well you’ll be dancing before you know it
If you can feel it, come on and show it
Cause it’s that disco dancing beat
Why don’t you try to feel it

Ah your feet do the shuffle
Can you see them do it yeah
You see your bodies moving, yeah
You getting down a little, yeah

Oh, you’ll be dancing before you know it
If you can feel it, come on and show it
Cause it’s that disco dancing beat
You’re starting now to feel it

I get the moving when
When I’m feeling that rhythm
Just a losing
I get the losing the groove
I hear music in the air
Love is everywhere
People all over the time is a coming

5. Never Gonna Let You Go 

Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away
Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away

I never felt so secure and safe and warm
You’re all I need to protect me from the storm
Cause in my heart from the start burning deep inside of me

(Repeat chorus)
I never knew that there can be someone like you
You’re all I need
All I wanted, all I need
Cause in my heart from the start burning deep inside of me

Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away
Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away

Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away
Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away

Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away
Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away

I hesitate that you walked into my life
You by my side
Made my darkest day so bright
Cause in my heart from the start burning deep inside of me

Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away
Never ever gonna let you go, I’m never gonna let you slip away