Osmonds - The Osmonds Greatest Hits - 1977

Osmonds - The Osmonds Greatest Hits -2 LP Set (Polydor PD 2 9005 )

Record One

Side 1

1. One Bad Apple
2. Sweet & Innocent
3. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
4. Love Me For A Reason
5. Are You Lonesome Tonight
6. C'mon Marianne

Record One

Side 2

1. Puppy Love
2. Down By The Lazy River
3. This Is The Way That I Feel
4. Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
5. Let Me In

Record Two

Side 1

1. I'm Leaving It All Up To You
2. Go Away Little Girl
3. Crazy Horses
4. Back On The Road Again
5. Too Young
6. Goin' Home

Record Two

Side 2

1. Paper Rose
2. Hold Her Tight
3. Morning Side Of The Mountain
4. Yo-Yo
5. The 12th of Never
Record One
Side 1

1. One Bad Apple

I can tell you've been hurt
by that look on your face, girl
Some guy brought a
sad end to 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 little chance?
I'll give you a love 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

2. 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 this girl
so come back
when you're older

'Cause you're too
sweet and innocent
but you're just
oh too young for me

The way you hold me
not too tight,
the tender way
you kiss goodnight
still say you've got
some growing up to do

Wo o ho, young and beautiful
is a love, oh, you give to me yeah
You're not hip, so get with it girl
Go on home to your
make believe world

Sweet and innocent,
you're too young and beautiful
for me

Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Sweet and innocent,
but you're just oh,
too young for me yeah

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

3. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby,
ain't nothing like the real thing.
Mmmm, ain't nothing like
the real thing, baby,
ain't nothing like the real thing

Oh baby,
Ooo, I've got your picture
hanging on the wall, but it can't see
or come to me when I call your name.
I realize it's just a picture inside a frame.

I read your letters
when you're not near me,
but they don't move me
and they don't groove me
like when I hear your sweet
voice whispering in my ear.
Their saying...
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby,
ain't nothing like the real thing.

I play the game of fantasy,
I pretend I'm not in reality.
I need the shelter of
your arms to comfort me.
No other sound is quite
the same as your name,
no touch can do as half as much
to make me feel better,
so let's stay together.

I've got some memories
to look back on,
though they help
when you phone
and I'm well aware
nothing can take your place,
of being there.

So baby.
So glad we got the real thing, baby,
so glad we got the real thing.
So glad we got the real thing, baby,
oh, so glad we got the real thing.
So glad we got the real thing, baby,
so glad we got the real thing.

4. Love Me For A Reason

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 loving' 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
and 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 we’ve been stressing
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 it’s time to tell ya.

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

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

5. Are You Lonesome Tonight

Are you lonesome tonight
Do you miss me tonight
Are you sorry we drifted apart
Does your memory stray
To a bright summer day
When I kissed you and
called you sweetheart

Do the chairs in your parlor
Seem empty and bare
Do you gaze at your doorstep
And picture me there
 
Is your heart filled with pain?
Shall I come back again?
Tell me dear
are you lonesome tonight

I wonder if you’re lonesome tonight.
You know someone said
that the world’s a stage
And each must play a part
Fate had me playing in love
with you as my sweetheart
Act one was when we met

You read your lines so cleverly
and never missed a cue
Then came act two
You seemed to change,
you acted strange,
And why I’ve never know.

Honey, you lied when
you said you loved me
And I had no cause to doubt you
But I’d rather go on
hearing your lies
Than to go on living without you.

Now the stage is bare,
and I’m standing there
With emptiness all around
And if you don’t
come back to me
Then they can bring
the curtain down.

Is your heart filled with pain,
Shall I come back again
Tell me dear are
you lonesome tonight

6. C'mon Marianne

Oh, here I am on my knees again
I’ll do anything just to make it right
Say you understand
oh I know you can
C’mon Marianne (mmh mmh)

Don’t matter what people say
It didn’t happen that way
She was a passing fling
 Not a permanent thing
Say you understand
oh I know you can

C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
Say you can understand my Marianne

Well your big brown eyes
are all full of tears
From the bitterness
of those lonely years
So I hang my head
wish that I were dead

C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
C’mon Marianne (Marianne)
Say you can understand my Marianne

C’mon Marianne, C’mon Marianne
Oh Marianne, Marianne, Marianne
Oh Marianne

Record One
Side Two
1. Puppy Love

And they called it puppy love
oh, I guess they'll never know
how the young heart really feels
and why I love her so

And they called it puppy love
just because we're in our teens
Tell them all
please tell them it isn't fair
to take away my only dream

I cry each night my tears for you
my tears are all in vain
I hope and I pray
that maybe someday
you'll be back (you’ll be back)
in my arms once again
(you’ll be back in my
arms once again)

Someone help me, help me
help me please
Is the answer up above?
How can I, oh how can I tell them
this is not a puppy love

Someone help me, help me
help me please
Is the answer up above?
How can I, oh how can I tell them
this is not a puppy love

Not a puppy love

2. Down By The Lazy River

What are ya doin' tonight?
Ya got no place to go.
Gotta get out of the city
Why dont'cha come along with me?

Mighty fine out tonight
Get your girl and hold her tight
We can take it nice and easy
you know it won't be long
till we'll be, we'll be

Down by the lazy river
come as you please
Down by the lazy river
one big family

If you're all alone, you won't be long
Just bring your guitar
and sing your song
Down by the lazy river
everybody follow me

Better make up your mind
get the show on the road
We're gonna have a party
come along or you'll be sorry, sorry

You know there's plenty of room
come on and sing a
boom boom boom
We can get nice and cozy
why don't you come
along and mosey

on down
I said down
come on down
I'm goin'

Down by the lazy river
come as you please
Down by the lazy river
one big family

If you're all alone,
you won't be long
Just bring your guitar
and sing your song
Down by the lazy river
Everybody follow me

3. This Is The Way That I Feel

This is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby
This is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby
Oh, but I love you, yeah baby
I love you

Listen, baby
When I'm just barely survivin'
oh, you make me
feel so important
And you mean so much to me
that I never want to leave your side

Oh, this is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby
This is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby
Oh, but I love you, yeah baby
I love you

I know some of my
friends try to tell you
that you oughta put me down
And start dating
some other girls, yeah
whenever I'm not around
And I feel so good
till I hear someone say
you're not right for me
But when I'm with you, baby
I'm right where I want to be, yeah

This is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby
Oh, this is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby
Oh, but I love you, yeah baby
I love you

My heart beats like
a thousand drums
when I reach out to
hold you in my arms
It feels like I'm floating
on a cloud
every time you speak
my name out loud

This is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby
This is the way that I feel
when I'm with you, baby

4. Long Haired Lover From Liverpool

I'll be your long haired
lover from Liverpool
and I'll do anything you say
I'll be your clown, or your puppet
or your April Fool
if you'll be my sunshine
daisy from L.A

I'll be your leprechaun and
sit upon an old toad stool
I'll serenade you till I'm old and gray
I'll be your long haired
lover from Liverpool
you'll be my sunshine
daisy from L.A

You'll be my lovely daisy
on a mountainside
there are lots of other flowers, too
But all the other flowers
hung their heads and cried
because the loveliest of
all of them was you

But you were evidently
the exception to the rule
I picked you quickly then I ran away.
'Cause I'm your long haired
lover from Liverpool
you were my sunshine
daisy from L.A

I'll be your long haired
lover from Liverpool
and I'll do anything you ask
I'll be your clown, or your puppet
or your April Fool
cut my hair, or even wear a mask

I'll be your Valentine
and you'll be mine
and things will be cool
We'll move along together every day
I'll be your long haired lover
from Liverpool
you'll be my sunshine
daisy from L.A. , you'll be my sunshine daisy from L.A

I'll be your long haired
lover from Liverpool
and I'll do anything you ask
I'll be your clown, or your puppet
or your April Fool
cut my hair, I'll even wear a mask

I'll be your Valentine
and you'll be mine
and things will be cool
We'll move along
together every day

5. Let Me In

Lovin' you could be so easy
lovin' you could make me warm
Ever since the day I left you
I try, but I just can't get you
out of my mind

Thought that I could
do without you
thought I had to look around.
But now that I know I need you
and promise that
I'll never leave you
won't you please

Let me in
let me in your arms again
Let me give my love
to you once more
Let me love you
let me love you
Take me in
take me in your arms to stay
and I'll never go away again
'Cause I love you
'cause I love you

I'll never be the
same without you,
if I have to say goodbye
I have no right to ask you,
but if you can,
won't you try to
love me?
(Won't you try to love me)
Help me?
(I need you so badly)
And let me (and let me)

Let me in,
let me in your arms again
Let me give my love
to you once more
Oh, 'cause I love you, 'cause I love you

Oh, take me in,
take me in your arms to stay
and I'll never go away again
Oh, 'cause I love you, 'cause I love you

Oh, let me in
let me in your arms again
Let me give my love
to you once more
Oh, let me love you,
let me love you
Take me in,
take me in your arms to stay
and I'll never go away

Record Two
Side 1

1. I'm Leaving It All Up To You

I'm leaving it all up to you,
you decide what you're gonna do.
Now do you want my love
or are we through

That's why I'm leaving
it all up to you
you decide what you're gonna do
Now do you want my love
or are we through

I've got my heart in my hand
I don't understand
What have I done wrong
I worship the ground you walk on

That's why I'm leaving
it all up to you
you decide what you're gonna do
Now do you want my love
or are we through
I'm leaving it all up to you
you decide what you're gonna do
Now do you want my love
or are we through

I'm leaving it all up to you
you decide what you're gonna do
Now do you want my love
or are we through

2. Go Away Little Girl

Go away, little girl
go away, little girl
I'm not supposed to be alone with you
I know that your lips are sweet
but our lips must never meet
I'm dating somebody else, I must be true

Oh, go away little girl
go away, little girl
It's hurting me more
each minute that we delay
when you're near me like this
you're much too hard to resist
So go away, little girl
before I beg you to stay

Go away, little girl
go away, little girl.
It hurts me more
the more that we delay
When you're near me like this
you're much too hard to resist
So go away, little girl
let's call it a day, little girl
Please, go away little girl
before I beg you to stay

3. Crazy Horses

There's a message floatin'
in the air come from
crazy horses ridin' everywhere
It's a warning, it's in
every tongue gotta
stop them crazy horses
on the run

What a show
there they go
smokin' up the sky, yeah
Crazy horses all got riders
and they're you and I
Crazy horses
Crazy horses

Never stop and they
never die, they just
keep on pumpin'
how they multiply
Crazy horses, will they
never halt if they
keep on movin'
then it's all our fault

What a show, there they go
smokin' up the sky, yeah
Crazy horses all got riders
and they're you and I
Crazy horses. Crazy horses

So take a good look around
see what they've done
what they've done, they've done
they've done, they've done
they've done

What a show
there they go
smokin' up the sky, yeah
Crazy horses all got riders
and they're you and I
Crazy horses
Crazy horses

4. Back On The Road Again

Back on the road again
seems like I've always been
Back on the road again
singing my song again

Travelin' is all I've known
Anywhere is my home
Livin' the life I live
is giving me life to live

Love and laughter
pain and tears
All those people
all those years

Faces that never end
coming to see a friend
They seem to know me well
Looks like I’ll never sell

Love and laughter
pain and tears
All those people
all those years
I'm back on the road again.
Back on the road again

5. Too Young

They try to tell us
we're too young
too young to
really be in love
They say that love's a word
A word we've only heard
but can't begin to know
the meaning of

And yet, we're not
too young to know
this love will last
though years may go
And then someday
they may recall
We were not
too young at all

Oh, oh, and yet
we're not too young to know
this love will last
though years may go
And then someday
they may recall
We were not
too young at all
We're not too young

6. Goin' Home

I'm a track star, I gotta run far
and I'm ready to go
It's a long, long road and I gotta make it on my own
Everybody's gainin' on me
tryin' to slow me down
But if I'm gonna make it
gotta fight, fight, fight all day
and night, and day alright!

Goin' home, goin' home, goin' home
I gotta make it, gonna make it alright
Goin' home, goin' home, goin' home
If it takes me the rest of my life
I'm a space man
from a different land
I gotta get back home
I've been gone so long
that I'm feelin' like a useless man
Everybody's lookin' at me
tryin' to help me down.
I gotta fight, fight, fight
even though it takes another day
and night and day alright!

Oh my, why, why
is it either win or lose?
Some how, some day
I'll never ever have to go away

Goin' home, goin' home, goin' home
I gotta make it, gonna make it alright
Goin' home, goin' home, goin' home
if it takes me the rest of my life

Record Two
Side 2

1. Paper Roses

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. Hold Her Tight

What is the matter
Now what did you do
Did you go and lose her
like the others too
Let me tell you something
here's the way it goes
There's a way to treat 'em
everybody knows

Hold her tight
but hold her like a baby
Make her feel
make her feel real good
Give her chance
give her time to love ya
Don't let go if you know
no one else can touch her

Everybody tells you
she's the one for you
So if I was you boy
here's what I'd do

Hold her tight
but hold her like a baby
Make her feel
make her feel real good
Give her chance
give her time to love ya
Don't let go, if you know
no one else can touch her

3. Morning Side of the Mountain

There was a girl
There was a boy

There was a girl
there was a boy
If they had met they might
have found a world of joy
But he lived on the
morning side of the mountain
and she lived on the
twilight side of the hill

They never met
they never kissed
They will never know
what happiness they missed
'Cause he lived on the
morning side of the mountain
and she lived on the
twilight side of the hill

For love's a rose
that never grows
without the kiss
of the morning dew
And every Jack
must have a Jill
to know the thrill
of a dream that comes true

And you and I
are just like they
For all we know
our love is just a kiss away
But you are on the
morning side of the mountain
and you are on the
twilight side of the hill

And you and I
are just like they
for all we know
our love is just a kiss away
But you are on the
morning side of the mountain
and you are on the
twilight side of the hill

There was a girl. There was a boy

4. Yo Yo

Wo oh ho, just like a yo yo
Wo oh ho, just like a yo yo

Girl it's hard for me to see
how you got such a hold on me
First I'm up, and then I'm down
Then my heart goes around and around

Well, I'll bet you five dollars
I'm the only fool
who would climb up a string for you
And need I say I can't break away
you control every little thing I do

I used to be your swinger
‘til you wrapped me
'round your finger
Just like a yo yo
just like a yo yo

Turnin', turnin' love keeps a-burnin'
like a fire in my heart when
we're apart, but
when we're back together
you keep changin' like the weather
Whoops! Now Oh yeah like a yo yo
Just like a yo yo

Here what I said, just like a yo yo
Oh , just like a yo yo

Where I go, and what I do
well it all just depends on you
You build me up just to let me down
But I dare not to make a sound

'Cause I'm so afraid you
will cast me away
like a beat up, worn out toy
So I hold on tight with all of my might
just to be your lovin' boy

No matter what they say or do
I gotta bounce right back to you now
just like a yo yo
Just like a yo yo

Turnin', turnin' love keeps a-burnin'
like a fire in my heart when
we're apart, but when
we're back together
you keep changin' like the weather
Whoops! Now Oh yeah like a yo yo
Just like a yo yo.

Wo oh ho, just like a yo yo
Wo oh ho, just like a yo yo

5. The Twelfth of Never

You ask how much I need you
must I explain
I need you, oh, my darling
like roses need rain
You ask how long I'll love you
I'll tell you true
Until the twelfth of never
I'll still be loving you

Hold me close
never let me go
Hold me close
melt my heart like April snow

I'll love you till the bluebells
forget to bloom
I'll love you till the
clover has lost it's perfume
I'll love you till the
poets run out of rhyme
until the twelfth of never
and that's a long, long time
Until the twelfth of never
and that's a long long time

That's a long, long time