Marie Osmond - Paper Roses - 1973

 

Thanks to Robert for submitting these lyrics

Marie Osmond - Paper Roses (1973) (MGM 2315 262) (LP)

Arranged & Produced: Sonny James
Executive producer: Don Ovens
String arrangements: Cam Mullins
Vocal accompaniment: The Jordonaires & The Hershel Wigginton Singers
Engineers: Charlie Tallent & Stan Hutto
Cover photography: James London
Art direction: Saul Saget

How can you help being totally involved in music and the love of music when your
life has been surrounded by musical parents and famous singing brothers!!
Young Marie Osmond, the only girl in the family of eight brothers, came by
this debut album naturally and in her own way. She loves most types of
music but had expressed a particular fondness for the simple beauty of country music.
One of her Nashville favorites is composer-performer Sonny James. So, off Marie went
to Nashville for a happy, lovefilled week of going over
song material and recording with Sonny her arranger-producer. Sonny wrote
some of the songs included here, especially for his new friend! As you will
hear, Marie demonstrates het own individual style in this album and her talent
clearly proves her versatility in any musical category. All of us at MGM/Kolob
Records hope you will enjoy this initial album as much as we have in bringing
it to you.
Don Ovens, Director: Country Music Division MGM Records.

(p) 1973 MGM Records, Inc.

Stereo also playable mono
Distributed under license of MGM Records, Inc., Los Angeles, USA

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Side one:

1.  Paper Roses 2:39
2.  Louisiana Bayou 2:09
3.  Everything is Beautiful 3:18
4. You're The only World I Know 2:15
5.  Fool #1 2:05

Side two:

1.  Least of All You 2:37
2.  Sweet Dreams 2:36
3.  Too Many Rivers 2:22
4.  It's Such A Pretty World Today 2:50
5.  True Love Lasts Forever 3:15

 

Side One

1.  Paper Roses 2:39

I realize the way your eyes deceived me
With tender looks that I mistook for love
So take away the flowers that you gave me
And send the kind that you remind me of

Paper roses, paper roses
Oh how real those roses seem to be
But they're only imitation
Like your imitation love for me

I thought that you would be a perfect lover
You seemed so full of sweetness at the start
But like a big red rose that's made of paper
There isn't any sweetness in your heart

Paper roses, paper roses
Oh, how real those roses seem to be
But they're only imitation
Like you imitation love for me

2.  Louisiana Bayou 2:09

Keep a little corn pone cooking on the stove
Keep a sharp look out down around the cove
Fancy up my dress, wear a pretty hair bow
Johnny's coming home to the Louisiana Bayou

He's my man I tell you true
Cajun honey I'm a gonna love you
We'll honeymoon in the old Pirogue
When I get back to Louisiana Bayou

Johnny's been working in a dirty old town
The breathing in smog is a getting him down
He's a coming home where the trees are gonna shelter
Me and my honey on Louisiana delta

He's my man I tell you true
Cajun honey I'm a gonna love you
We'll honeymoon in the old Pirogue
When I get back to Louisiana Bayou

We'll be a hunting us a little piece of ground
Building us a house and settling down
Raise a little cain and eat a little gumbo
Do a heap of loving in Louisiana Bayou

3. Everything Is Beautiful

 

Everything is beautiful
In it’s own way
Like the starry summer nights
Or a snow covered winter's day
Everybody's beautiful
In their own way
Under God's heaven
The world's gonna find the way

There is none so blind
As he who will not see
We must not close our minds
To let our thoughts be free
For every hour that passes by,
the world’s a little bit older
It's time to realize
That beauty lies in the
eyes of the beholder

Everything is beautiful
In it’s own way
Like the starry summer nights
Or a snow covered winter's day
Everybody's beautiful
In their own way
Under God's heaven
The world's gonna find the way

We shouldn't care
About the length of his hair
Or the color of his skin
Don't worry about
what shows from without
But the love that lives within
Well get it all together now
Everything will work out fine
Just take the time
To look on the good side
And straighten it out in your mind

Everything is beautiful
In it’s own way
Like a starry summer night
On a snow covered winter's day
Everybody's beautiful
In their own way
Under God's heaven
The world's gonna find the way

Everybody’s beautiful
In their own way
Under God’s heaven
The world’s gonna find  the way

Everybody’s beautiful
In their own way

4. You're The Only World I Know 2:15

You're the only world I know
You're the one I can't let go
You're my laughter and my tears
And I'll love you all my years

You're the beating of my heart
You're my thoughts when we're apart
You're the one I can't let go
You're the only, only world I know

You're my nighttime and my day
You're my one love all the way
You're the one I can't let go
You're the only, only world I know

5.  Fool No. 1 - 2:05

Am I fool number one or am I fool number two
How many other girls have been fooled by you
I suppose that the number is far from being small
And I'll bet that I'm the biggest fool of all

If I had the chance I guess I'd do it all again
I'd go down that same old road even knowing at the end
You'd leave me when your heart hears a new love call
So I guess that I'm the biggest fool of all.

Am I fool number one or am I fool number two
How many other girls have been fooled by you
I suppose that the number is far from being small
And I guess that I'm the biggest fool of all

Side Two

1. Least of All You 2:37

Who in all this world did I think would be untrue
least of all, least of all you.
Who did I expect to laugh and tell me we were through
least of all, least of all you.

You were so understanding ;
you who said to me
we would always be together
through eternity
Who now would I like to see hurt the way I do

Least of all, least of all you ;
You who were so understanding,
you who said to me
we would always be together
through eternity.
Who now would I like to see hurt the way I do
least of all, least of all you

2.  Sweet Dream 2:36

Sweet dreams of you,
Every night I go through
Why can't I forget you and start my life anew,
Instead of having sweet dreams about you?
You don't love me, it's plain,
I should know I'll never wear your ring.
I should hate you the whole night through,
Instead of having sweet dreams about you.
Sweet dreams of you,
Things I know can't come true.
Why can't I forget the past, start loving someone new,
Instead of having sweet dreams about you?

3. Too Many Rivers 2:22

I wish I could come back to you dear
Cause I know that you want me too
But too much waters run under that old bridge
There's too many rivers between me and you

There's too many rivers to cross dear
Too many dreams have been lost
And there's too many long nights that I've turned and tossed
There's too many rivers to cross

Now don't think for a moment
I blame only you
We both peeled the fruit on the vine
And when you try to put love back together
There's always a few little pieces that you can't find

Yes there's too many rivers to cross dear
And there's too many dreams that have been lost
And there's too many long nights that I've turned and tossed
There's too many rivers to cross

4. It's Such A Pretty World Today 2:50

It's such a pretty world today I look at the sunshine
And every day's the same since I met you

It's such a pretty world today knowin' that you're mine
And happinsess is being close to you
And though the rain may fall my skies will all be blue
If I look close enough the sun would come shinin' through
It's such a pretty world today look at the sunshine
Today and every day since I met you
Though the rain may fall...
Today and every day since I met you

5. True Love Lasts Forever 3:15

True love lasts forever
Grows sweeter with passing time
True love lasts forever
And we've got the ever lasting kind

Knowing you're here beside me
Gives me courage to see life through
Knowing that we have each other
Makes my life a heaven with you

True love lasts forever
Grows sweeter with passing time
True love lasts forever
And we've got the ever lasting kind

The good things in life worth sharing
Proves our good love is here to stay
You and I together
True love will last forever and a day

True love lasts forever
Grows sweeter with passing time
True love lasts forever
And we've got the ever lasting kind