Donny Osmond - Eyes Don't Lie 1990

Thank you to Robert for these lyrics

Donny Osmond - Eyes Don’t Lie (October, 1990) (Capitol C1-94051 / cdp 7 94051 2)

1. My Love Is A Fire 4:27
2. Eyes Don’t Lie 4:23
3. Love Will Survive 5:26
4. Sure Lookin’ 4:21
5. Private Affair 3:48
6. Take Another Try (At Love) 4:24
7. Make It Last Forever 5:24
8. Never Too Late For Love 5:25
9. Just Between You And Me 3:44
10. Before It’s Too Late 5:17

My Love Is A Fire 4:27

(C. Sturken / E. Rogers)
Produced by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Mixed by Steve Peck at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.C.
Engineered by Al Hemburger and Matt Noble
Assistant Engineer: Ed Murphy
All instruments: Carl Sturken
Background vocals: Evan Rogers, Jenny Douglas
Guitar set-up for Carl Sturken: Matt Baxter
Recorded at The Loft Recording Studio, Bronxville, N.Y.
Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken appear courtesy of EMI-USA
Copyright © 1990 by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp / Bajun Beat Music /
Green Lantern Music (BMI)

It's quarter to two,
and I've still got you on my mind, oh baby.
I'm just a prisoner,
trapped in the chains of your love.
It cuts like a knife, imagining life without you,
oh darlin'.
I'm up to the challenge, and I'm willing to fight.
I'd do anything to have you with me tonight...
Oh baby...

I'd swim a river if the river was wide,
I'd climb a mountain if the mountain was high.
I'd do anything, girl, just to be by your side.
I'm out of my mind, my love is a fire.

It's heaven on earth, and we don't need words
to describe it.
I'm lost in forever,
I don't ever wanna come down.
I was a fool, I broke every rule before you, girl.
Searching for answers and I've looked high and low.
Now that I've found you, girl, I cant let you go.
Oh baby...

I'd swim a river if the river was wide,
I'd climb a mountain if the mountain was high>
I'd do anything, girl, just to be by your side.
I'm out of my mind, my love is a fire.

I'm burning up,
can't cool down.
Flames getting higher,
burning down to the ground.

I'd swim a river if the river was wide,
I'd climb a mountain if the mountain was high.
I'd do anything, girl, just to be by your side.
I'm out of my mind, my love is a fire.

Eyes Don’t Lie 4:23

(D. Osmond / Sturken / Rogers)
Produced by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Mixed by Steve Peck at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.C.
Engineered by Al Hemburger, Matt Noble and Acar Key
Assistant Engineer: Ed Murphy
Keyboards & Guitars: Carl Sturken
Bass: John “Noodle” Nevin
Background vocals: Donny Osmond, Evan Rogers
Guitar set-up for Carl Sturken: Matt Baxter
Recorded at The Loft Recording Studio, Bronxville, N.Y.
Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken appear courtesy of EMI-USA
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / Warner Tamerlane
Publishing Corp / Bajun Beat Music / Green Lantern Music (BMI)

Eyes are the windows to the soul,
through which all mysteries unfold.
Stories and secrets untold,
when I look in your eyes, I lose all control.

Outside your house,
peek through your window.
I see through everything you hide.
No surprise, there's no use wearing a disguise.

I touch your hand (you pull away)
I feel the passion.
Why do you play this masquerade?
Can't you see, you can't escape your destiny?

Why do you have to play the games you play,
is the truth a heavy price to pay?
And your eyes don't lie
what they're telling me,
no, your eyes don't lie,
any fool could see.

I hear a voice
outside my doorway.
Could it be you, there in the dark?
Even now, I know that you can feel the spark.
So step inside (into my life)
into a new world,
and take a tour of all my thoughts.
Why resist, you know this feeling can't be fought.

I'd never lie to you or lead you astray.
You'd better listen to the words they say...

'Cause my eyes don't lie (what they're telling you)
No my eyes don't lie (whatcha gonna do?)
Why do you have to play the games you play?
Is the truth a heavy price to pay?
I'd never lie to you or lead you astray.
You'd better listen to the words they say....

'Cause my eyes don't lie (what they're telling you)
No my eyes don't lie (whatcha gonna do?)

'Cause your eyes don't lie (what they're telling me)
No your eyes don't lie (any fool could see).

Love Will Survive 5:26

(D. Osmond / Sturken / Rogers)
Produced by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Mixed by Steve Peck at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.C.
Engineered by Al Hemburger, Matt Noble and Acar Key
Assistant Engineer: Ed Murphy
Keyboards & Guitars: Carl Sturken
Bass: John “Noodle” Nevin
Sax Solo: Dave Koz
Background vocals: Donny Osmond, Evan Rogers, Jenny Douglas, Audrey
Wheeler, Debra Cooper.
Guitar set-up for Carl Sturken: Matt Baxter
Recorded at The Loft Recording Studio, Bronxville, N.Y.
Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken appear courtesy of EMI-USA
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / Warner Tamerlane
Publishing Corp / Bajun Beat Music / Green Lantern Music (BMI)

Babe - I want to make you understand
we have so many oceans to cross.
Oh and girl, if you only reach for my hand,
I will give you the dreams that you've lost.

Even thought the cold winds may chill you heart
they could never tear it apart.
if you just believe.

Mountains may fall,
stars fade away,
rivers run dry, but love will survive.
Tears may pour down,
hearts will collide,
passion may die, but love will survive.

Babe, surely as the seasons change,
and the sun will return to the sky
Oh girl, there will be an end to this pain
if you'll only be willing to try.
Even when the rain falls,
I will keep you warm
and there to shelter you from the storm, if you just believe.

Mountains may fall,
stars fade away
rivers run dry, but love will survive.
Tears may pour down,
hearts will collide
passion may die, but love will survive.

Even though the cold wind may chill your heart,
they could never tear it apart, if you just believe.

Mountains may fall,
stars fade away,
rivers run dry, but love will survive.
Tears may pour down,
hearts will collide,
passion may die, but love will survive.

Through the longest night,
and the deepest valley.
Love will survive.
Through the raging storm,
and the test of time,
our love will survive.

Sure Lookin’ 4:21

(D. Osmond / Gamson / LeMans)
Produced by David Gamson
Mix Engineer: Ray Bardani – assisted by Ryan Dorn
Engineered by Stephen Shelton, Ryan Dorn & Ray Bardani
Keyboards and Drum Programming: David Gamson
Horns: Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, Dan Higgins, Gary Grant
Background vocals: Donny Osmond, Tony LeMans, Sharon Bryant,
Vaneese Thomas, Porter Carroll
Mixed at Summa Music Group Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded at Minot Sound, White Plains, N.Y. and Mad Hatter Studio, L.A.
Tony LeMans appears courtesy of Paisley Park Records
Sharon Bryant appears courtesy of Wing / PolyGram Records
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / WB Music Corp /
Gamson Songs / LeMans Music (BMI/ASCAP)

On a search, on a quest.
For the one, for the best.
Heavy days, heavy nights,
I got you in my sight.
I want you, you want me
to love you forever,
hold it together
and I want you to know that...

Girl, sure lookin' good to me,
girl, sure lookin' good.
(sure lookin' good to me)
Girl, sure lookin' good to me,
girl, sure lookin' good.
(sure lookin' good)

You defy, you possess,
wounded hearts of the best.
But if I surrender to your demands,
would it change circumstance?

I want you, you want me
to love you forever,
hold it together
and I want you to know
It's you for me, me for you
forever and ever
ah, any weather.
and I want you to know that...

Girl, sure lookin' good to me,
girl, sure lookin' good
(sure lookin' good to me)
Girl, sure lookin' good to me,
girl, sure lookin' good
(sure lookin' good)

Anything your heart desires,
I will provide to you gladly.
(anything you want)
All you ever need and all you ever want
is everlasting
(just because your sure lookin' good)

Girl, sure lookin' good to me,
girl, sure lookin' good.
(sure lookin' good to me)
Girl, sure lookin' good to me,
girl, sure lookin' good.
(sure lookin' good)

By teaching correct principles, wise decisions will follow.
Please support freedom of expression by opposing record labelling. Donny Osmond

Private Affair 3:48

(Diane Warren)
Produced by Ric Wake for Wake Productions
Arranged by Ric Wake & Rich Tancredi
Track and Mix Engineer: Bob Cadway
Assistant engineer: Dan Hetzel & Tom Yezzi
Keyboards: Rich Tancredi
Drums: Joe Franco
Background vocals: Billy T. Scott, Jamillah Muhammad, Shelley Pelken
Production coordinator: David Barratt
Mixed at: The Music Palace, Long Island, N.Y.
Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios, Long Island, N.Y.
Copyright © 1989 by Realsongs (ASCAP)

Darlin', what are you doing when the sun goes down?
There are things we could do, why don't you come around.
There's a party tonight that you're invited to,
it's a party just for me and you.
Heartbeat to heartbeat, so close together.
Let the moment come and carry us away.

Dim the light, tonight the time is right.
Perfect night for a private affair.
Close your eyes, tune out the world outside.
Hold me tight, it's a private affair.

Well there's soft music playing on the stereo,
and some rhythm to take you where you want to go.
Won't be nobody calling on the telephone,
you and me, darling, we'll be all alone.
Heartbeat to heartbeat, so close together.
Let the moment come and carry us away.

Dim the light, tonight the time is right.
Perfect night for a private affair.
Close your eyes, tune out the world outside.
Hold me tight, it's a private affair.
We got a private affair.

It's a special occasion, it's a celebration.
And I've made reservations for just me and you so...

Dim the light, tonight the time is right.
Perfect night for a private affair.
Close your eyes, tune out the world outside.
Hold me tight, it's a private affair.

Take Another Try (At Love) 4:24

(D. Osmond / Gamson / LeMans)
Produced by David Gamson
Mix Engineer: Ray Bardani – assisted by Ryan Dorn
Engineered by Stephen Shelton, Ryan Dorn & Ray Bardani
Keyboards and Drum Programming: David Gamson
Tenor Sax: Michael Brecker
Bass guitar: Cornelius Mimms
Turntables: DJ Aladdin
Background vocals: Donny Osmond, Tony LeMans, Porter Carroll
Mixed at Summa Music Group Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded at Minot Sound, White Plains, N.Y. and Mad Hatter Studio, L.A.
Tony LeMans appears courtesy of Paisley Park Records
Michael Brecker appears courtesy of GRP Records, Inc
DJ Aladdin appears courtesy of Priority Records, Inc
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / WB Music Corp /
Gamson Songs / LeMans Music (BMI/ASCAP). All rights reserved /
International copyright Secured. Used by permission.

Let me take you for a ride
anytime feeling right.
Darlin' scoot up next to me,
there is so much more to love
and it's time for you to see.

You know it's been such a long time a comin',
and if you just give it half a chance--

Take another try at love.
There's so much for ya,
if you don't give up.
Take another try at love
just let me show ya.
Take another try at love, try at love.

I know you've had troubled times,
life can be so unkind.
I don't want to move to fast,
but I know what love can be,
and how it was meant to last.

You know it's been such a long time a-comin',
and if you just give it half a chance--

Take another try at love,
there's so much for ya if you don't give up.
Take another try at love,
just let me show ya.
Take another try at love.
v Take another try at love,
so much for ya baby, if you don't give up.
Take another try at love,
don't give up, darlin',
take another try at love.

When you feel like giving up,
come on, baby, strut your stuff.
You and me are so in love,
You know and I know we got to give it one more try.

Make It Last Forever 5:24

(D. Osmond / Holding / Mancina)
Produced by David Gamson
Mix Engineer: Ray Bardani – assisted by Ryan Dorn
Engineered by Ray Bardani & Ryan Dorn
Keyboards & Drum Programming: David Gamson
Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr.
String arrangment: Jeremy Lubbock
Strings *
Bacxkground vocals: Donny Osmond
Mixed at Aire L.A. Studios, L.A.
Recorded at Skip Saylor Recording, L.A. & Ocean Way Recording, L.A.
Paul Jackson Jr. appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / Mark I. Holding
Music / Ocheltree Music / Mark A. Mancina Music (BMI / ASCAP / BMI)

There's so many things I meant to say.
Mistakes I know I've made along the way.
Times I know your heart was taken for granted,
but it always seems to lead me back to you.

meant to turn the hurt around.
I'd be a fool to lose the love I've found.
Starting here and now
I'm gonna make it up somehow.

I wanna make it last forever,
and always keep this love together.
I wanna make it last forever
and hold you in my arms forever more.

I know it's hard sometimes to talk to me.
The words don't always come so easily
But starting here and now,
there's one thing for certain.
Oh you know I'll make it up to you somehow,
If you'll only know that...

I wanna make it last forever,
and always keep this love together.
I wanna make it last forever
and hold you in my arms forever more.

More than I could ever show it,
more than you would ever know it,
I'm gonna give back everything
for all you give to me.
Just as sure as you were always there to love me,
constant as the stars above me,
no one's gonna love you like I do.

Stronger than before,
I'm gonna love you even more

I wanna make it last forever,
and always keep this love together.
I wanna make it last forever
and hold you in my arms forever more.

Never Too Late For Love 5:25

(D. Osmond / Sturken / Rogers)
Produced by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers
Mixed by Steve Peck at Electric Lady Studios, N.Y.C.
Engineered by Al Hemburger, Matt Noble and Acar Key
Assistant Engineer: Ed Murphy
All instruments: Carl Sturken
Background vocals: Donny Osmond, Evan Rogers, Audrey Wheeler, Debra
Cooper, Carl Sturken
Guitar set-up for Carl Sturken: Matt Baxter
Recorded at The Loft Recording Studio, Bronxville, N.Y.
Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken appear courtesy of EMI-USA
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / Warner Tamerlane
Publishing Corp / Bayjun Beat Music / Green Lantern Music (BMI)

In the night, shadows fall,
and the silence is broken when loneliness calls.
There are hearts all alone.
And they're searching for life among faces of stone.
And in these desperate times,
you think you'll never find the way.
You've got to hold on, be strong,
don't give up, because it's never too late for love.

When the light from your heart
can no longer find the way through the dark,
there's a star shining down.
And it carries the message that hope can be found.
And in this cruel, cruel world,
that hurts you till you can't go on,
You've got to hold on, be strong,
don't give up, because it's never too late for love.
Because it's never too late for love. Don't let go.
Don't you know it's never too late.

And when that winding road
leads you to nothing but tears, don't despair.
It's time to come in from the cold.
Just open the door, and love will be there.
Don't let go.

And in these desperate times,
you think you'll never find the way.
You got to hold on, be strong,
don't give up, because it's never too late for love.

Oh, can't you hear the sound,
the wheel goes 'round and 'round,
it never lets you down
each time you hear the sound.
There's one thing you should know,
no matter where you go.
You'll feel the river flow,
and then you're sure to know
No matter what you feel,
or what your heart conceals,
the only thing that's real
is what your soul can feel.
Keep searching for a sign,
and someday you will find
That all things come in time, if you'll just see the sign.

Just Between You And Me 3:44

(D. Osmond / Hitchings / Hewitt)
Produced by Ric Wake for Wake Productions and Donny Osmond
Arranged by Ric Wake & Donny Osmond
Tracking Engineer: Bob Cadway & Ryan Dorn
Keyboards: Dave Lebolt
Drums: Joe Franco
Guitar: Al Pitrelli
Guitar Solo: Rory James Collen
Background vocals: Donny Osmond, Rory James Collen, Jeff Pescetto & Renee
Geyer Mixed at: The Music Palace, Long Island, N.Y.
Production coordinator: David Barrett
Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios, Long Island, N.Y. and Aire L.A. Studios, L.A.
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / Hitchings Music /
Editions EG / Don Tina Music (BMI / ASCAP)

Girl, there's so many things that I'd like to say,
but so many people get in the way of what I'm trying to tell you.
They just don't understand where I'm coming from
with other ways to show you.
Don't let them get in the way 'cause...

I believe in what's in my heart.
And I believe that we're never worlds apart.
If you only just understand what my heart says
is just between you and me.

When the world wants to take control
of what I way and what I want for you to know,
you'll never have the chance to hear what my heart says.
It's just between you and me.

Sometimes, we can be oh so misunderstood,
by people who think they're the judge of when you and I have a private
conversation.
It should be soul to soul
without any part of thought discrimination.
It's getting out of control, 'cause...

I believe in what's in my heart,
and I believe that we're never worlds apart.
If you only understand what my heart says
is just between you and me

Who can say what is wrong or right
for you and me?
It all hits home when we share the love,
that's the way, that's the key.

No one's gonna stand in my way.
What my heart says is just between you and me.
People, listen, can you hear me?
The world, they try to control me.
If you only understand what my heart says
is just between you and me.

I believe in what's in my heart,
and I believe that we're never worlds apart.
If you only understand what my heart says
is just between you and me.

Before It’s Too Late 5:17

(D. Osmond / Leiber / Gamson)
Produced by David Gamson
Mix Engineer: Ray Bardani – assisted by Ryan Dorn
Engineered by Ray Bardani & Ryan Dorn
Keyboards & Drum Programming: David Gamson
Additional Drum Programming: Oliver Leiber
Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr.
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
String arrangment: Jeremy Lubbock
Strings *
Background vocals: Donny Osmond, Eric Troyer, Porter Carroll, Sharon Bryant,
Vaneese Thomas Mixed at Aire L.A. Studios, L.A.
Recorded at Minot, White Plains, N.Y., Mad Hatter Studio, L.A. and Ocean Way
Recording, L.A. Sharon Bryant appears courtesy of Wing / PolyGram Records
Paul Jackson Jr. appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Copyright © 1990 by Virgin Songs Inc and My Idumea Music. All rights for My
Idumea Music controlled and admin by Virgin Songs Inc / Virgin Music Inc and
Oliver Leiber Music. All rights for Oliver Leiber Music controlled and admin.
By Virgin Music Inc. / WB Music Corp / Gamson Songs (BMI / ASCAP)

I just want to let you know
comes a time to take control.
Look around, what have we done?
Tell me I'm not the only one
who can see what we're doing,
'cause I just don't understand.
It's our choice, if we choose it.
Let's hold on to what we have.

So before it's too late to turn back,
oh, let's find a way.
Before it's too late to turn back,
oh, it's time to make a change.

There's so much we left behind,
but looking back is a waste of time.
You can blame the stars above,
but in the end, we're the only ones
who can change what we're doing.
A losing battle's never won.
Take some time, before we lose it.
Before it all just comes undone.

So before it's too late to turn back,
oh, let's find a way.
Before it's too late to turn back,
oh, it's time to make a change.

(Just turn back) We gotta find a way
(Slow it down) before it's just too late
to make a change.
(Never too late) To look in your heart.
(Never too late) And it's not too hard.
(Never too late) To know what to do.
But it's all depending on you.
It's never too late.

So before it's too late to turn back,
oh, let's find a way.
Before it's too late to turn back,
oh, it's time to make a change.

Mastered by Stephen Marcusso at Precision Lacquer, L.A.
Executive Producer: Donny Osmond

* Strings
Leader: Jeremy Lubbock
Contractor: Jules Chaikin
Violin: Bruce Dukov, Debra Price, Arnold Belnick, Isabelle Daskoff, Joel DeRovin,
Henry Ferber, Reg Hill, Brian Leonard, Gordon Marron, Don Palmer, Haim
Shtrum, Bob Sushel, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert
Cello: Fred Seykora, Ron Cooper, Larry Corbett, Ernie Ehrhardt, Dennis
Karmazyn, Suzie Katayama Viola: Sam Boghossian, Ken Burward-Hoy, Myra Kestenbaum, Dan Neufeld.

I want to thank my manager and friend, Bill Waite and to my assistant, Nori
Weech. Dan Olson, Mick Angus, Joel Peresman (and evreyone at ITG), Greg
Mortensen, Herb Karlitz, Carol Blum, Marc Fleisher, Denise Skinner and everyone at Virgin Songs.
Special thanks to everyone at Capitol Records for believing in me and my music.
To my producers: Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, David Gamson, Ric Wake all the
writers and collaboraters and to my “Vibe Miester”, Tony LaMans, thanks so
much for your dedication and hard work.
Thanks to my band: Ron Reinhardt, Jon Clark, Oneida James, Jenny Douglas-
McRae, David Salinas, Christopher Marchand as well as Rory Kaplan and
Jeffrey B. Suttles. Also to Vince Patterson, Phay MacMahon, Jack Valencia, Jim Byron, Frank Foster with Atari Corp., Hybrid Arts, Roland, and those who worked
hard on the Soldier Of Love Tour, as well as Pat, Chris, Terri, Julie and
everyone with the Network.

I also wish to thank Al (the Mayor of “The Loft”), Matt, Ed and everyone at The Loft
Recording Studio; to the Bronxville Police Department for the parking tickets;
Phil, Margarette and everyone at Pete’s for keeping us fed; and my good
friend Rob Dias; and to Sik-Nik (“Ritnaskowole”).

My sincere appreciation to everyone at radio, retail and the pressfor accepting a
change.

Most of all, thanks to my wife and children, and to my parents, brothers and sister.
I love you. This is for you.
Management:
Nightstar
1570 Brookhollow Drive
Suite 118
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Write to:
Donny Osmond International Network
P.O. Box 1448
Provo, UT 84603-1448

Art Direction: Tommy Steele and Jeffery Fey
Design: Jeffery Fey
Photographer: Wayne Maser
Hair: Andi Anderson

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