Osmonds - Steppin' Out - 1979

Osmonds - Steppin' Out (1979) (Mercury SRM 1 3766)  (LP)

Produced by
Maurice Gibb and Steve Klein
For Osbro Productions

Engineered by
Steve Klein


All rhythm tracks and vocals recorded at
Kolob Recording Studios,
Osmond Entertainment Center, Provo, Utah (except Emily)

Strings, horns, and
additional recording

Criteria Recording Studios,
Miami, FL

Remixed at
Criteria Studio “D”

Assistant Engineer,
Miami, Mike Guerra

Mastering: 
Mike Fuller,
Criteria Recording Studios

Strings and horns arranged by
Mike Lewis

All selections except
Love Ain’t an Easy Thing and Rest Your Love on Me written by
Alan, Wayne, Merrill, and Jay Osmond. 

All selections except
Love Ain’t an Easy Thing and Rest Your Love published by 
Osmusic Publishing Co, (BMI)

Rhythm Tracks:
Keyboards and Synthesizers: 
Denny Crockett, Blue Weaver, George Bitzer, Bruce Nazarian

Bass: 
Ike Egan, Bruce Nazarian, George “Chocolate” Perry

Guitars: 
George Terry, Bruce Nazarian,
Rich Dixon, Joey Murcia

Drums: 
Sam Foster

Percussion: 
Joe Lala, Fred Wickstrom,
Richie Puente, Ken Hodges

Horns: 
Boneroo Horns

Sax: 
Whit Sidener, Chris Colclesser

Trombones: 
Peter Graves, Russ Freeland

Trumpets: 
Ken Faulk, Vinne Tanno

French Horn: 
Jerry Peel

Strings: 
Miami String Section

Sax Solo on Steppin’ Out: 
Mike Lewis

Female Vocal on
Love on the Line:
 
Kitty Woodson

Special thanks to
the entire Criteria Staff.

The Aphex Aural Exciter appears on this record.

Rest Your Love
written by
Barry Gibb, Stigwood Music, Inc. (Uni-Chappel Music Admin) BMI

Love Ain’t An Easy Thing
written by Neil Sadaka – Phil Cody
(Kiddio Music Co, BMI and
Top Pop Music Co, ASCAP

Art Direction, Photography,
and Design: 

Ed Caraeff Studio

Side 1

1. Steppin' Out
2. Emily
3. You're Mine
4. Baby's Back
5. Love On The Line

Side 2

1. Rainin'
2. I, I, I
3. Love Ain't An Easy Thing
4. Hold On
5. Rest Your Love

Side 1

1. Steppin' Out

Catch me I’m a fire
Cut the tight wire
Music takes me higher
Catch me I’m a fire

Don’t stop the commotion
(let me go, gonna have some fun)
Step into the motion
(round and round and round we go)
You’re a cat skinner
(you’re a cat skinner)
Bless you, you’re a winner

Moving with those changes is
the only life I know
Heavy sounds with all
those lights just magnify my soul

Oh steppin’ out
Digging all four’s baby
that’s what moving’s all about
I said steppin’ shout
Hanging up all my changes
I’m just letting it all work out
Yeah

Catch me I’m a fire
(oh oh oh oh I’m a fire)
Cut the tight wire
You’re a cat skinner
(ah cat skinner)
Bless you, you’re the winner

Situation comedies do
nothing for my head
Just groovin' for good times with
all my freaky friends instead

Oh steppin’ out
Digging all fours baby
that’s what moving’s all about
I said steppin’ shout
Hanging up all my changes
I’m just letting it all work out
Yeah

I want you and you and you and
you to come up and step out
I want you and you and you and
you to come up and step out

Ah, ah ah ah ah ah,
ah ah ah ah ah,
ah ah ah ah

Steppin’ out
Steppin’ shout
Steppin’ (catch me I’m a fire) out
Steppin’ (cut the tight wire) shout
Steppin’ (catch me I’m a fire) out
Steppin’ (cut the tight wire) shout

2. Emily

Ever since you’ve been gone,
something’s been going on
I’ve been searching to
find some way to tell you
Something’s changed in my heart,
all the light has gone dark
I keep trying to find all
the love we knew

Oh weighing on my mind forever,
oh can’t imagine why
Girl we had no promises,
we live from day to day
But there’s a change in my affection
and now’s the time for me to say

Oh Emily baby please
stop loving me
All of the dreams of
yesterday have gone
Emily baby won’t you
please stop loving me
I’ve lost the feeling,
please understand it’s gone

Ah, ah, ah, ah

Oh yesterday when you called,
I could tell you were fine
Nothing changed, you
couldn’t wait to see me
But I just can’t go on,
love was here now it’s gone
How can I hold you close
when I feel so far away

Weighing on my mind forever,
oh can’t imagine why
Girl we had no promises
we go from day to day
There’s a change in my affection,
Now’s the time for me to say

Oh Emily baby please
stop loving me
Oh all of the dreams
of yesterday have gone
Emily baby won’t you
please stop loving me
I’ve lost the feeling,
please understand it’s gone

Oh Emily baby please
stop loving me
Oh all of the dreams
of yesterday have gone
Emily baby won’t you
please stop loving me
I’ve lost the feeling,

oh Emily baby

3. You're Mine

Break, breaking down
And there’s not a lot
of loving going down
Break, breaking up
Oh, there’s a lot a lot of that of,
I’ve had enough
Feeling low (feeling low)
I can’t let go (I can’t let go)
And darling I’m in heaven I’m begging
Now living is just a show

You’re mine, you’re mine,
you’re mine all mine
I need you badly, oh
Take your time
you’ll change your mind
Your gonna find you’re mine

Walk, walk on out
And you’re taking all the
reasons for sticking it out
Burn, burn it down
Break it all to pieces
I’m down on the ground
Don’t shut me out
(don’t shut me out)
don’t drag me down
(don’t drag me down)
I know I’m nothing to ya
but would ya, could ya stop
putting me down

You’re mine, you’re mine,
you’re mine all mine
I need you badly, oh
Take your time
you’ll change your mind
Your gonna find you’re mine

Feeling low (feeling low)
I can’t let go (I can’t let go)
And darling I’m in heaven I’m begging
Now living is just a show

You’re mine, you’re mine,
you’re mine all mine
I need you badly, oh
Take your time
you’ll change your mind
Your gonna find you’re mine

You’re mine, you’re mine,
you’re mine all mine
I need you badly, oh
Take your time
you’ll change your mind
Your gonna find you’re mine

Take my heart, my soul,
my life forever
How I need you desperately
And you know, you know until forever
We belong to you and me

Take my heart, my soul,
my life forever
How I need you desperately
And you know, you know until forever
We belong to you and me

4. Baby's Back

Baby’s back
La la la la la la la la
Your baby’s back
You are the one I need
Baby, you’re the one
I’m always living for
Baby’s back
La la la la la la la la
Your baby’s back
you’re the one I see
Baby you’re the only
other part of me

Strangers to the left,
strangers to the right
I can’t find another,
heaven knows I’ve tried
I can’t get you baby,
out of my mind, no, oh
I spent a year in Memphis,
Memphis Tennessee
When I left you baby,
oh I just couldn’t see
Living’s just existing,
without your love, yeah, yeah

Baby’s back
La la la la la la la la
Your baby’s back
you are the one I need
Baby, you’re the one
I’m always living for
Baby’s back
La la la la la la la la
Your baby’s back
you’re the one I see
Baby you’re the only
other part of me

Since I got your letter,
letter from you to me
I bring my loving to ya,
special delivery
Ain’t no doubt about it,
loves on it’s way, yeah, yeah
Cause looking at you baby,
You sure look good to me
How I live without you,
is a mystery to me
Oh I love you baby,
I’m out of my mind, yeah, yeah

Baby’s back
La la la la la la la la
Your baby’s back
you are the one I need
Baby, you’re the one
I’m always living for
Baby’s back
(your baby’s back)
La la la la la la la la
Your baby’s back
you’re the one I see
Baby you’re the
only other part of me

Baby’s back
(your baby’s back)
La la la la la la la la
Your baby’s back

5. Love On The Line

I’ll be there, I’ll be
digging your self affair
I’ll be chasing you everywhere
just to keep me on your mind
You’ll be there,
we’ll have a souped up ready time
See the greyhounds race at nine
You’re a first hand classy lady
What you say, are you
feeling about me the way
That I’m feeling ‘bout you today
Won’t you be my fulltime baby
And I’ll shout,
got to tell the whole world about
That my credit card has clout
‘Cause I’d buy anything
for my baby

Put your love on the line
I’m sending for you baby
I spend the time doing
everything that I can do
To wish your life into mine
You’re gonna be so bodily fine
So I say hey baby hey
You gotta put your love on the line

Now then you, here’s
the thing that I wanna do
You’re the one I wanna groove
baby you’re so together
I can tell, that we’re getting
along very well
I really got him in my spell
Oh baby I got your number
Oh gonna shout
everything’s just working out
Gonna tell the whole world about
It’s a wrap baby we’re together

Put your love on the line
I’m sending for you baby
I spend the time doing
everything that I can do
To wish your life into mine
You’re gonna be so bodily fine
So I say hey baby hey
You gotta put your love on the line

Put your love on the line
I’m sending for you baby
I spend the time doing
everything that I can do
To wish your life into mine
You’re gonna be so bodily fine
So I say hey baby hey
You gotta put your love on the line

Side 2

1. Rainin'

Living a lonely day,
wishing my life away
Sure would be good
just to have you near me
Letting you slip away
is just another page
With the same old story
And it looks right through me
No matter what I do
I keep on losing to
The things I’ve thought
of what I’m not
You can’t imagine
how it leaves me

It’s rainin’ on the fire
of my broken heart
And tearing into pieces
every loving thought
My souls about to break
(my souls about to break)
It’s more than I can take
(it’s more than I can take)
And one more thing
that you should know
It’s rainin’ on the fire
of my broken heart

Living your life in mine
somehow I hope to find
Well I don’t know if I
will stay forever
(stay forever)
So if you ever need
someone to count on me
I’ll still be here
with an untold story
What am I gonna do
to keep from loving you
How I would wish I could
Never, never know the meaning

It’s rainin’ on the fire
of my broken heart
And tearing into pieces
every loving thought
My souls about to break
(my souls about to break)
It’s more than I can take
(it’s more than I can take)
And one more thing
that you should know
It’s rainin’ on the fire
of my broken heart

Oh my souls about to break
(my souls about to break)
It’s more than I can take
(it’s more than I can take)
And one more thing
that you should know
It’s rainin’ on the fire
of my broken heart

Oh it’s rainin’ on the fire
of my broken heart
Oh tearing me apart
drowning in my tears
I’m losing

2. I, I, I

I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
oh my oh, it’s gonna rain

To the heart of my soul,
to the heart of my soul
To the heart of my soul,
to the heart of my soul

You won’t, you can’t carry on
I would, I could
love so strong
You said you loved
that’s a lie
Oh why, oh why,
what a way to die

I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
oh my oh, it’s gonna rain

To the heart of my soul,
to the heart of my soul
To the heart of my soul,
to the heart of my soul

To the heart of my soul,
to the heart of my soul
To the heart of my soul,
to the heart of my soul

I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
oh my oh, it’s gonna rain

I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain
I, I, I
feel the fire and the pain

3. Love Ain't An Easy Thing

Love is a lot like an airplane
Help me get my feet
off the ground
You’ve got a kiss
like a freight train
You come along and
you knock me down
You come along
and help me out
You take me, shake me,
help me, make me see

Love ain’t an easy thing
Birds don’t always
sing in my dream
And we necessarily
live happily ever after
Oh it doesn’t take a fool to
Brooding about your troubles too
To know that love ain’t easy
Love ain’t an easy thing

Oh I’m not too easily satisfied
And no one moves me
the way you do
Ain’t even sure
I’m in love with you
But it feels good
when you’re by my side
It feels so good but is it love
I said come on, won’t you,
don’t you, can’t you see

Love ain’t an easy thing
Birds don’t always
sing in my dream
And we necessarily live
happily ever after
Oh it doesn’t take a fool
Brooding about your troubles too
To know that love ain’t easy
Love ain’t an easy thing

Let others play
the song of love
Let them sing it, shout it,
scream it, can’t they see

Love ain’t an easy thing
Birds don’t always
sing in my dream
And we necessarily live
happily ever after
Oh it doesn’t take a fool
Brooding about your troubles too
To know that love ain’t easy
Love ain’t an easy thing

Love ain’t easy
love ain’t an easy thing, yeah
love ain’t easy,
love ain’t an easy thing, yeah

4. Hold On

Beautiful faces
just look around
Trying to fake it
but you’re dragging me down
For such a long time (long time)
And I’m checking it out
getting nowhere fast

You put me through paces
you tell me your lies
Not gonna take it
just living to die
For such a long time (long time)
And I’ve been long enough
hung out to dry

Now I’m showing my courage
I’m telling you why
Got my cards on the table
that look in my eye
Only regret is it’s taken
so long to spit out

Hold on, love will come back
if you hold on
Give me some slack baby
Hold on, love will come back
if we hold on
Hold on, baby get back
I said, hold on
Cut all the flack I said
Hold on, love will come back
if we hold on
Hold on

Ain’t no mistakin’ I spent lots of bread
Setting you up in societies head
For such a long time (long time)
And bailing you out
ain’t where it’s at
You think it’s funny,
I think it’s sad
How could you think
all this ain’t a drag
It’s just the wrong time (wrong time)
To be shutting me out
what’s this all about


So I’m showing my courage,
I’m telling you why
Got my cards on the table
that look in my eye
Only regret that it’s
taken so long to spit out

Hold on, love will come back
if you hold on
Give me some slack baby
Hold on, love will come back
if we hold on
Hold on, baby get back
I said hold on
Cut all the flack I said
Hold on, love will come back
if we hold on
Hold on

Hold on, love will come back
if you hold on
Give me some slack baby
Hold on, love will come back
if we hold on
Hold on, baby get back
I said hold on
Cut all the flack I said
Hold on, love will come
back if we hold on

5. Rest Your Love

Maybe you don’t know me
anymore than I know you
And I wouldn’t blame you
if you walked away
I’ve been watching you all evening
With the teardrops in your eyes
And it touches me
much more that I can say
You know I hate to
think that someone
Could have hurt someone like you
And at times like this
I’d be right by your side

Lay your troubles on my shoulder
Put your worries in my pocket
Rest your love on me a while
Oh lay your troubles on my shoulder
Put your worries in my pocket
Rest your love on me a while

Saw you in the corner
on the morning I walked in
Saw your lonely face
across the room
No I won’t forget it
and the way it might have been
Why did you have to
leave so soon
You know I hate to
think that someone
Could have loved
you more than me
And if I were him
I’d be right by your side

Lay your troubles on my shoulder
Put your worries in my pocket
Rest your love on me a while
Oh lay your troubles on my shoulder
Put your worries in my pocket
Rest your love on me a while

How long must I wait
for the last day to be here
And the last chance to call
Just to have you holding me again
How long honey loving don’t come
I was there when you left
Just didn’t know how to begin

Oh lay your troubles on my shoulder
Put your worries in my pocket
Rest your love on me a while
Oh lay your troubles on my shoulder
Put your worries in my pocket
Rest your love on me a while