Osmonds - Osmonds - 1971

 

Thank you to Robert for these lyrics

Osmonds - Osmonds (1971) (MGM SE-4734) (LP)

Album: Osmonds
Released: 1971
Record #: SE 4734 (went gold/platinum)
Recorded at: Fame Studio, Muscle Shoals, ALB and Independent Recorders, Studio
City, CA
Label: MGM
Produced by: Rick Hall
Engineers: Rick Hall, Mickey Bucins, Jerry Masters
Drums: Fred L Prouty
Bass: Bob Wray
Guitar: Albert S Lowe Jr. and Travis Wammack
Steel: Leo Leblanc
Keyboards: Clayton Ivey
Horns:
Baritone Sax: Ronnie Eades
Trombone: Dale Quillen
Trumpet: Harrison Caloway and Jack Peck
Tenor Sax: Harvey Thompson

* Catch Me Baby written by Alan Osmond
Footnotes: Bio of each brother on inside gatefold cover. Brothers’ fan club address
is in Panorama City, CA.
Front cover shows Donny taller in the ditch. He was standing on a milk crate!

Side 1

1. Think 2:56
2. One Bad Apple 2:45
3. Catch Me Baby 3:13 *
4. Lonesome They Call Me, Lonesome I Am 2.38
5. Motown Special:
My World is Empty Without You,
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me,
I Can't Get Next To You Baby 3:28

Side 2

1. Sweet and Innocent 3:04
2. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 3:56
3. Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em, Forget ‘em 2:29
4. Most of All 3:02
5. Flirtin' 2:55

Side One

1. Think

You speak of freedom as if it's just a word
Something you don't think of because you're so secure
Well I wonder what would happen
Do you think you might complain
If one day you woke up and found yourself in chains

Would it make you think, think about life
Would it make you think, think of what's right
Would it make you think, make you think
Yeah, make you think

Sorry can't touch you, you're too far out ahead
Got no need to worry about who's dying or who's dead
Take away your shelter, lay you naked on the ground
With no one to help you, do you think you like being down

Would it make you think, think about life
Would it make you think, think of what's right
Would it make you think, make you think
Make you think

If some day you looked up, saw the burning sun
Shining down upon you and a voice said, "Tell me, son.
Have you been a true good brother?
Have you been a friend to all?"
Would that kind of grab you, put your back against the wall?

Would it make you think, think about life
Would it make you think, think of what’s right
Would it make you think, make you think
Yeah make you think Wooh, think

Hey, would it make you think, think about life
Would it make you think, think of what's right
Would it make you think, make you think
Yeah, would it make you think, Wooh, think

2. One Bad Apple

I can tell you've been hurt by that look on your face, girl.
Some guy brought sad into your happy world.
You need love, but you're afraid that if you give in, someone else will come along
and sock it to ya again.

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, give it one more try before you give up on love.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch girl.
Oh, I don't care what they say, I don't care what you heard.

I could make you happy, baby, satisfy you, too.
But how can I if you won't give me a chance to prove my love to you?
Won't you just give me one chance?
I'll give you my guarantee that you won't be hurt again.

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, give it one more try before you give up on love.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, I don't care what they say, I don't care what you heard now.

I've been noticing you, baby, for a long, long time.
And I'm not ashamed to tell the world that you really messed up my mind.
Girl, to me you're like a dream come true.
I'd rather hurt myself than to ever hurt you.

One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, give it one more try before you give up on love, girl.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.
Oh, I don't care what they say, I don't care what you heard now.
One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, girl.

3. Catch Me Baby

Catch me baby, I'm about to cry
Got no lovin' of any kind
Catch me baby, don't let me fall
Without your love I'd lose my mind

Catch me baby, don't let me down
Down to the ground, don't leave me alone
Catch me baby, don't turn away
Come on and say that you really care

We just gotta get it together
If it's the last thing we ever do
We just gotta get it together
Cause I need you, yes I do

Love me baby, kiss me well
Can't you tell what I've been going through
Love me baby, don't leave me behind again
There's time to mend the love that we once knew

We just gotta get it together
If it's the last thing we ever do
We just gotta get it together
Cause I need you, yes I do

4. Lonesome They Call Me, Lonesome I Am

Lonesome they call me, lonesome I am
Just take a look now baby, at a good lonesome man
Since the time you left me, wow, ain't nothing here to do
But sit here and cry now, oh, feeling lonesome for you

Lonesome for someone, what do you do?
Lonesome, I'm lonesome for someone, I'm lonesome for you
Lonesome for someone, what do you do?
Lonesome, I'm lonesome for someone, I'm lonesome for you

Till my chance can come again, and baby, if and when
I wouldn't be so lonesome to know I was just your friend
Just take a look now darling, at me a lonesome man
Lonesome they call me and lonesome I am

Lonesome for someone, what do you do?
Lonesome, I'm lonesome for someone, I'm lonesome for you
Lonesome for someone, what do you do?
Lonesome for someone, I'm lonesome for you

Since the time you left me ain't nothing here to do
But sit here and cry, baby, and being lonesome for you
Nothing seems to be the same girl, since you let me down
Lonesome they call me, and lonesome's what I am.

Lonesome, Lonesome, what do you do?
Lonesome, for someone, I'm lonesome for you

Lonesome for someone, what do you do?
Lonesome for someone, I'm lonesome for you

Lonesome for someone, what do you do?
Lonesome for someone, I'm lonesome for you

5. Motown Special

Motown Special come on into town tonight.
That old Motown Special coming into town tonight.
She'll come a romping, come a roaring, gonna make everybody feel Alright!

My world is empty without you babe
My world is empty without you babe

And as I go my way along
I find it hard for me to carry on
I need your strength, I need your tender touch
I need the love I fear I miss so much
I need love now more than before
I can't hardly carry on anymore

I'm gonna make you love me, ooo yes I will, yes I will
I'm gonna make you love me, ooo yes I will, you know I will Oh yes I will

I can turn the greyest sky blue
I can make it rain whenever I want it to
Oh I can build a castle from a single grain of sand
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
Next to you, I just can't get next to you

I can fly like a bird in the sky
Hey, 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 all these things I can do
Cause I can't get next to you
No matter what I do

Next to you, chick-a-boom, chick-a-boom
Next to you, chick-a-boom-boom-boom
Next to you, chick-a-boom, chick-a-boom
Next to you, chick-a-boom-boom-boom
And I, wooh 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 can't get next to you
Girl it's you that I need, I gotta get next to you
Can't you see these tears I'm crying, I can't get next to you

Gotta get, gotta get, gotta get, gotta get
Gotta get next to you

Side Two

1. Sweet And Innocent

I love the little wiggle in your walk, the way you cuddle on my shoulder.
But you're too young to know the score, so come back when you're older.
'Cause you're too sweet and innocent, and you're just too young for me.

The way you hold me not too tight, the tender way you kiss goodnight,
tells me you've got some growing up to do.
Woah, young and beautiful, is the love, oh, you give to me.
You're not hip, so get with it girl.
Go on back to your make believe world.

Sweet and innocent, you're too young and beautiful for me.
Sweet and innocent, but you're just oh, too young for me.

I'd like to kiss you and hold you tight, so go on home, girl, or I just might.
You're too sweet and innocent, you're too young and beautiful for me.

You're so sweet and innocent, but you're much too young little girl.
Go on home, just leave me alone, little girl.

2. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

The road is long, with many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where, who knows where
But I'm strong, strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

So on we go, his welfare is my concern
No better is he to bare, we'll get there
For I know he would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm leaning at all, I'm leaning with sadness
That everyone's heart isn't filled with the gladness and love for one another.

It's a long, long road, from which there is no return
While we're on the way to there, why not share
And the load doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

He's my brother, he ain’t heavy
He's my brother, he ain’t heavy
He's my brother.

3. Find 'Em, Fool 'Em and Forget 'Em

Listen girl there's something that I gotta tell you
I got a funny little feeling that you are about to put me down
All my friends have been talking bout the way you mistreat me
It wouldn't have been this way if I'd have done what my Mama said.

She said son, let me give you some advice
You'd better remember this for the rest of your life

Mama said find 'em, fool 'em, forget 'em, yeah, yeah, yeah
She said find 'em, fool 'em, forget 'em

Oh! But I didn't listen to what my mama taught me
I went on and gave my heart to you girl
You walked on it, huh, you misused it
Until finally, you broke my heart in two, girl

They way you treated me, I wouldn't even treat a dog
You didn't even show me any mercy at all
I wish I had found you, fooled you, forgot you
Like my mama said
Mama said find 'em, fool 'em, forget 'em, yeah, yeah, yeah

4. Most of All

Hello Darling, my, it's good to hear you
I'm at the railroad station in St. Paul
How are all the folks, I'd love to see 'em
But girl I'd love to see you most of all

Well I've been staring at the rain and I've been thinking
Ever since the train left Montreal
Thought I'd always love this life I'm living
Now I know I'd love you most of all

Many times before, I know I swore, that I'd come home to stay
But it always seems that foolish dreams and trains got in my way
Tomorrow it will be snowing in Minnesota
But I won't be around to watch it fall
I'll be heading for that old familiar station
Hoping you still love me most of all
Hoping you still love me most of all

5. Flirtin'

Well, the pretty ring I gave to you don't seem to mean anything, girl.
Well, you're just as nice, but I'm cold as ice as I sit here all alone.

Call my friends and they call theirs, but they said they hadn't seen you.
So I clutch your picture to my chest and wait for you to phone.

Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo baby, you been flirtin'
Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, Cheatin' and sneakin' around
Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, Well that's no way to treat me
Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, Gonna get a rope and tie you down.

Well, twelve o'clock, it was just no use, so I got up to go searchin'.
Without a clue to where to find you, I didn't know who to call.

Walkin' down this cold dark street I could hear my mama sayin'
"Son don't sit home for that girl, while she's out having a ball."

Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, Baby, you been flirtin'.
Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, Cheatin' and sneakin' around.
Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, Well, that's no way to treat me.
Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo, Gonna get a rope and tie you down.

Now I don't want to fight, that's not justified.
Hey stop, look at me!
If you wanna be mine, you gotta give all your love to me.
Yeah, stop, look at you!
You're a shell of a girl...with a heart that's so untrue.

Baby, you been flirtin', cheatin' and sneakin' around
Stop, look at me, you been flirtin', look at you! Mama's right!