Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason Lyrics - 1974

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Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason (1974) (MGM SE 4939 / 2353 103) (LP)

Produced: Mike Curb Productions
Executive producers: The Osmonds
Arranged & conducted: H. B. Barnum
Engineered: Ed Greene
Recorded at Kolob Recording Studios, Provo, Utah/ MGM Recording Studio, Los
Angeles, California/ Polydor Records London Studio, London, England.
Wardrobe designed: Bill Belew
Cover design: David Wiseltier, Kameny Associates, Inc.
Photography: Leandro Correa/Rod Dyer, Inc

Alan: vocals, Yamaha piano, guitar
Wayne: vocals, Gibson lead guitar, woodwinds
Merrill: vocals, bass
Jay: vocals, Ludwig drums, percussion
Donny: vocals, Arp Synthesizer

(p) 1974 MGM Records, Inc. © 1974 MGM Records, Inc.


2353 103
MGM Records Inc, 7165 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, California 90046
MGM Records logo, Kolob Records logo.

Side 1:

1.  Having a party 3.20
2.  The girl I love 3.45
3.  Love me for a reason 4.02
4.  Ballin the jack 3.08
5.  Send a little love 3.20

 

Side 2:

1. Peace 4.50
2.  Gabrielle 3.30
3.  I can’t get next to you 3.08
4.  Sun, sun, sun 3.32
5.  I can see love in you and me 3.08
6.  Fever 3.15

 

Side One
 

1. Havin' A Party 3.20
(B. Massey, H. B. Barnum, C. Brown)

It's Saturday night, and my parents are out of town.
Told all of my friends at school that tonight we're gonna boogie down!
Everybody's been spreadin' the word all over the neighborhood, so come on over
and bring a friend this party has got to be good!

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey...
We're havin' a party (everybody)
gonna dance and play (what'd I say, now)
we're havin' a party (hey, yeah)
while the folks are away!

Hey, looks like everybody showed up, now, it seems like a hundred and one!
All the prettiest girls in the neighborhood, we showed 'em we got to have fun!

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey...
We're havin' a party (hey, yeah)
gonna dance and play (come on over)
we're havin' a party (alright)
while the folks are away!

Well, we got the latest records, the music's up as loud as it can go!
Everybody out of their chair now, it's time to hit the floor!

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey...
We're havin' a party (hey, hey, yeah)
gonna dance and play (everybody)
we're havin' a party (whoooo, yeah)
while the folks are away!

Take a look at little brother, he's a dancin' fool!
Watch him do the loco-motion, hey man, he cool!

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey...
We're havin' a party (a party, party, party, party)
gonna dance and play (dance and play now)
we're havin' a party (woah yeah)
while the folks are away (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)!

We're havin' a party (a party, party, party, party, party)
gonna dance and play (dance and play)
we're havin' a party (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
while the folks are away!

Awww... here come ma, pullin' up in the drive (here she comes)!
Everybody make a run for it
'cause there ain't enough places to hide (no place to run)!
We got one minute to clean up this place or we'll be skinned alive, but remember
before you go, next week, same place, same time!

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey...
We're havin' a party (everybody)
gonna dance and play (what'd I say now)
we're havin' a party (come on over)
while the folks are away! (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

We're havin' a party (oooo, alright)
gonna dance and play (a party, party, party, party, party)
we're havin' a party (oh, yeah)
while the folks are away (come on over)
We're havin' a party.......
gonna dance and play (a party, party, party, party, party)
we're havin' a party (oh, yeah)

2. The Girl I Love 3.45
(B. Massey, H. B. Barnum, C. Brown)

Wooh, the girl I love has got to be together
Want her to love and cherish me forever
I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind
I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind
Bout to lose my mind

I don't want your sympathy for the shape that I'm in
I've been hurt before I don't want it to happen again
I gave you my love so unselfishly
But all that I got back in return was misery
I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind
I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind
Bout to lose my mind
Bout to lose my mind

My papa told me, son you better wait
But I didn't listen, now I got to pay
If I had listened to what I was told
I can't see how I'd be treated so cold
I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind
I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind
Bout to lose my mind
Bout to lose my mind

I need a love that I can depend on yeah
I need a love that keeps me going strong
I need a love that shines like a light yeah
I need a love that can keep me uptight
Cause I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind
I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind

Well I've been hurt, misused, confused, abused
Hey, hey, don't you know
That I've been treated so bad, treated so cold
Somebody please have mercy on my soul
Because I've fallen in love too many times
Just to be hurt and treated unkind

3. Love Me For A Reason 4.02
(J. Bristol, W. Brown Jr, D. Jones Jr)

Girl when you hold me, how you control me.
You bend and you fold me any way you please.
It must be easy for you, the lovin' things that you do are just a pastime for you I
could never be.
And I never know, girl, if I should stay or go, girl.
'Cause the games that you play keep driving me away.

Don't love me for fun, girl, let me be the one, girl.
Love me for a reason let the reason be love.
Don't love me for fun, girl, let me be the one, girl.
Love me for a reason, let the reason be love.

Kisses and caresses are only minor tests, babe
of love lead to stresses between a woman and a man.
So if love everlasting isn't what you're asking
I'll have to pass, girl and proudly take a stand.
I can't continue guessing, because it's only messing
up my pride, up my mind, so right now is time to tell ya.

Don't love me for fun, girl, let me be the one, girl.
Love me for a reason, let the reason be love.
Don't love me for fun, girl, let me be the one, girl.
Love me for a reason, let the reason be love.

Oh, baby, I'm just a little old fashioned,
it takes more than a physical attraction.
My initial reaction is honey, give me love, not a facsimile of.

Don't love me for fun, girl, let me be the one, girl.
Love me for a reason, let the reason be love.
Don't love me for fun, girl, let me be the one, girl.
Love me for a reason, let the reason be love.
Don't love me for fun, oh, baby, let me be the one.
Love me, love me for a reason, let the reason be love, be love.
Don't love me for fun girl, let me be the one, girl.
Love me, love me for a reason, let the reason be love, be love.

4. Ballin' the Jack 3.08
(Chris Smith, James Henry Burris)

Ah, hey. Ah, first you put your two knees close up tight
You swing 'em to the left, then you swing 'em to the right
Step around the floor kinda nice and light
Then you move around, move around with all your might
Wooh, stretch your lovin' arms way out in space
Then you do the evil walk with style and grace

You put your left foot out
And then you bring it back
That's what I call ballin' the jack
Ballin' the jack

Hey everybody, come on now, I'm gonna show this crazy new dance.
Alright, give me a big strong line now. One, two, one, two, three, four
Oh, you put your two knees
Oh, hey, hey, what I say

You groove around cross the floor
And then you boogie down, boogie down, do some more
You put your arms on your sides
Then you do the evil walk, then you, then you glide

You put your left foot out
And then you bring it back
You put your left foot out
And then you bring it back
That's what I call ballin' the jack
Ballin' the jack
Ballin' the jack

5. Send a Little Love 3.20
(Solomon Burke)

Let's send a little love all around the world
For every man, woman, boy and girl
And hope someday we all will live as one, oh yeah

Let's send a little love all around the world
For every man, woman, boy and girl
And hope someday we all will be as one

Now love is a word with a lot of meaning
Love can mean so much to you and me
It's an answer to a question

For a long time it has functioned
On good old peace, joy and sweet liberty, oh yeah
Let's send a little love all around the world

For every man, woman, boy and girl
And hope someday we all will live as one, oh yeah
Let's send a little love all around the world

For every man, woman, boy and girl
And hope someday we all will be as one
Now hate is a word that has no meaning


So let's erase that one word from our heart
There can be a big bright tomorrow
Oh, but first we've got to stop and make a start

In each life there will be pain and sorrow
But love, love, love, love can keep us from falling apart, Wooh
Let's send a little love all around the world

For every man, woman, boy and girl
And hope someday we all will live as one, everybody
Let's send a little love all around the world

For every man, woman, boy and girl
And hope someday we all will be as one, yeah got to spread your lovin'
Let's send a little love all around the world

For every man, woman, boy and girl
And hope someday we all will live as one

Side Two

1. Peace 4.50
(H. B. Barnum, B. Craig)

I hear the people asking where will it end
And when will man's fight ever cease
To me the it seems that the answer is love
For where there is love there is peace
In the beginning there was a garden
And everything within was filled with love
Nobody noticed they all were different
And life was gentle like a peaceful dove
There was no evil in the garden
Nobody had been taught to hate
So everyone was loving, just like the good book said
Too bad that it was lost

And we must stop making war and make
Peace, for every brother
Peace, for one another
Peace, enough for everyone
They say the word is love
If we just learn to love
For where there is love there is
Peace, throughout the land
Peace, for every man
Peace, come take my hand
Peace, where there is love there is peace

I saw a picture of the garden
Before the apple tasting had begun
There was a serpent, a lamb, some lions
And other beasts all laying down as one
We gotta get back to that garden
Together with forgotten friends
We gotta take the time to plant us a brand new seed
To make our garden grow, start again, make a friend
Only then will we have

Peace, for every brother
Peace, for one another
Peace, enough for everyone
They say the word is love
If we just learn to love
For where there is love there is
Peace, throughout the land
Peace, for every man
Peace, come take my hand
Peace, where there is love there is peace

Don't put it off until tomorrow
Peace cannot wait another day
Spreadin' love and love each other
Until we get the world, each person, everyone
Every man, hand in hand, to make a stand for love and


Peace, for every brother
Peace, for one another
Peace, enough for everyone

They say the word is love
If we just learn to love
For where there is love there is
Peace, throughout the land
Peace, for every man
Peace, come take my hand
Peace, where there is love there is peace

Peace, peace, peace, oh I got to have it
They say the word is love
If we just learn to love
For where there is love there is
Peace, every boy
Peace, every girl
Peace, all over the world
They say the word is love
If we just learn to love
For where there is love there is
Peace

2. Gabrielle 3.30
(Denny Randell, Letty Jo Randell)

Gabrielle, no words can tell
The sadness I see in your eyes
I know breaking up can shake you up
But I can't settle down you know I've tried

I'll remember you, you were the sunshine on my shoulder
I never meant to bring you rain
My sweet Gabrielle, so many times I tried to tell you
A rolling stone can't stay in just one place

I was so happy when I found you
Don't know what life would be without you
And maybe I'm a fool to ever let you go
You'll be better off without me if you can't build your world around me

Gabrielle, sweet Gabrielle,
my Gabrielle, you know I love you
Gabrielle, sweet Gabrielle,
my Gabrielle, can't live without you

Gabrielle I can't help myself
When things look good I run away
You'll always be a part of me
But now you've got to think about yourself

I'll remember you, the one who tried to understand me
I always did the best I could
Oh, next to you, nobody else knew how to love me
Why you did I never understood

I'll never be the same without you
To the end of my life I'll think about you
Why I can't stay around you words can never tell
And one last thing that you should know

I just can't go, I love you too much, Gabrielle
Sweet Gabrielle, words can never tell how much I love you
Gabrielle, you know I love you, you know I need you
Gabrielle, Gabrielle, one last thing that you should know

I just can't go, I love you too much, Gabrielle
Words can never tell how much I love you
Gabrielle, you know I love, you know I need you
Gabrielle

3. I Can't Get Next to You 3.08
(Norman Whitfield, Barett Strong)

I can't, I can't get, I can't get next, next to you
I can turn the greyest sky blue
I can make it rain whenever I want it too
Oh, I can build a castle from a single grain of sand
And I can make a ship sail, huh, on dry land
But my life is incomplete and I'm so blue
Cause I can't get next to you

Can't get next to you, babe
Next to you, I just can't get next to you
Next to you, I can't get next to you
I can fly like a bird in the sky


Oh I can buy anything that money can buy
Oh, I can turn a river into a raging fire
I can live forever, if I so desire
I don't want, oh, all these things I can do
Cause I can't get next to you
No matter what I do

I, I can't, I can't get, I can't get next, next to you
Woooh, Woooh, next to you, chick a boom, chick a boom
Next to you, chick a boom, boom, boom

I can turn back the hands of time, you better believe I can
I can make the seasons change just by waving my hand
Oh, I can change anything from old to new
The thing I wanna do the most I'm unable to do
Unhappy am I with all the powers I possess
Cause girl, you're the key to my happiness
And I, oh I, can't get next to you

Girl you're blowing my mind, cause I can't get next to you
Can't you see these tears I'm crying, I gotta get next to you
Girl it's you that I need, I gotta get next to you
I can turn the sky to blue, but I can't get next to you
I need you so bad, but I can't get next to you

4. Sun, Sun, Sun 3.32
(Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Wayne Osmond)

Where in the heavens would I be right now if my love up and ran away
I couldn't do without her, no, no, no, my baby's everything in everyway

She's my sun, sun, sun in the the morning
She brings me sunshine, sun, sun, sun, all day
You know I call my baby sunshine
Why, because she burns my chill away
Sing it now, huh

The day my baby came into my life she took full control of me
Now, I'm not complaining, no siree, cause my baby she's so good to me

Huuh, sun, sun, sun in the the morning
She brings me sunshine, sun, sun, sun, all day
You know I call my baby sunshine
Why, because she burns my chill away
Sing it now, huh

Sunshine, yeah yeah
Sunshine, alright
Sunshine, she's my sunshine
Sunshine, oh yeah
Sunshine, she's so good to me
Sunshine, she's my sunshine girl
Sunshine, ah

Sun, sun, sun in the the morning
She brings me sunshine, sun, sun, sun, all day
You know I call my baby sunshine
Why, because she burns my chill away
Sing it now, yeah

Sun, sun, sun in the the morning
She brings me sunshine, sun, sun, sun, all day
You know I call my baby sunshine
Why, because she burns my chill away

Oh, she's my sun, sun, sun in the the morning
She brings me sunshine, sun, sun, sun, all day
You know I call my baby sunshine
Why, because she burns my chill away

Hey, yeah, one more time, sun, sun, sun in the the morning
She brings me sunshine, sun, sun, sun, all day
You know I call my baby sunshine
Why, because she burns my chill away

5. I Can See Love in You and Me 3.08
(Dalton & Duberri)

You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby

Life without love is like stumbling around in the dark
All your days turn into nights until love puts some light in your heart
I had nobody and I was lonely
I couldn't see at all, darling, till you freed my mind
Now I can see

You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
To fell without love is like you're being more dead than alive
And every man can't be a happy man with no one to stand by his side
Cause I was tired and lonely until you took my hand
I was going blind your love freed my mind, I can see

You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
Oh, I had nobody and I was lonely
I couldn't see at all, darling, till you freed my mind, now I can see

You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby
You and me, I can see love in you and me, baby, baby

6. Fever 3.15
(Denny Randell, Letty Jo Randell)

Ooo, she's the coolest foxey lady
She made me a lovesick baby
Well, I got a case of fever like a burning fire


My temperature is rising
No hope of neutralizing
My thermostat, its meter's off and running wild

The love bug it done bit me
One kiss and then it hit me, knocked me off my feet

Oh, her boogie down vibration
Kept my heart palpitating
She sugared my foundation, left me lean and weak

Got the sizzlin' hocus pocus
I'm delirious, can't focus
And love's the diagnosis and it's killing me

Mama, mama, mama, you light my candle, give me fever
Burning up my brain, little woman you give me fever
Doctor, doctor, doctor, oh, help me I'm frantic from this fever
And it's getting higher, higher, higher

Oooo, she's a turned on super baby
She drives my motor crazy
My pressure gage is climbing I can't take no more

My head's disintegrated
I'm discombobulated
Well, I've got to get away someplace, now that's for sure

Burning, burning, burning, ooo, she makes me frantic, gives me fever
Feeling quite insane, little woman you give me fever
Doctor, doctor, doctor, ooo, can't hardly stand it, stop this fever
Cause it's getting higher, higher, higher
Higher, higher, higher

Little mama you give me fever
Little mama you give me fever
The love bug it done bit me
One kiss and then it hit me, who said love is sweet
Mama, mama, mama

Little mama you give me fever, burning away, ooo, you wanna say
Little mama you give me fever, I gotta run, run, run away, hey, hey, hey
Little mama you give me fever, burning away, ooo, you wanna say
Little mama you give me fever, I gotta run, run, run away, hey, hey, hey