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THE YOUNG FOLKS

  • December 11, 2011 6:19 am

The Young Folks

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Written by George Gordy and Allen Story

Lead vocals : Michael Jackson

Background vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by Dave Blumberg

Produced by Hal Davis

Recorded at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California

 

YouTube link – “The Young Folks”

 

You better make a way for the young folks!
Here we come and we’re so alive
We’re here for business buddy, and don’t want no jive
Brighter tomorrows are in our eyes
You better make a way for the young folks , ooooh
Yeah yeah yeah yeah!

We say yes and you say no
We ask you why and you close the door
My old friend I thought you’d knew by now, yeah
You can’t do that to the young folks, oh
No no no no!
You might not like it, but I’ve got to tell you
Oh, gotta tell you, na na yeah yeah!
You better make a way for the young folks
ooo, yeah yeah yeah yeah!

We’re marching with signs
We’re standing in line, yeah yeah
Protesting your rights
To turn out the lights in our lives
Here’s the deal
Accept it if you will
We’re coming on strong, yeah
It’s our turn to build

My old friend I thought you’d knew by now, yeah
You gotta make a way for the young folks, ooo yeah yeah yeah yeah

You might not like it, but I’ve got to tell you
Oh, gotta tell you, oh yeah yeah yeah
You better make a way, you better a make way
You gotta make a way for the young folks, yeah yeah…

[repeat to fade]

I’LL BET YOU

  • December 11, 2011 6:09 am

I'll Bet You

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Written by George Clinton, Sidney Barnes and Patrick Lindsey

YouTube link – “I’ll Bet You”

 

Michael
Ice cubes on a red hot stove will melt, and I’ll bet ya,

Jermaine
A drowning man bet his first words are help, and I’ll bet ya,

Tito
If you bet on a horse and the horse don’t win, you lose, and I’ll bet ya,

Jackie
If you try, to sit on air, you’re gonna fall, and I’ll bet ya,

Michael
If you want a winning hand,
If you want a perfect man,

Jackson 5
I’ll bet you never lose with love,
I’m gonna win, and I’ll bet ya,
Bet you never lose with love,
I’m gonna win, and I’ll bet ya,

Jermaine
Take a car,

Tito
Without fuel,

Michael
I it ain’t gonna move,

Jermaine
And I’ll bet ya,

Michael
A carpenter can’t build his house without any tools, and I’ll bet ya,

Tito
If your shoes are too small, they hurt your feet, and I’ll bet ya,

Jermaine
And you can’t know what’s going on, if you’re asleep, oh I’ll bet ya,

 

Michael
If you want a winning hand,
If you want a perfect man,

Jackson 5
I’ll bet you never lose with love,
I’m gonna win, and I’ll bet ya,

Bet you never lose with love,
I know I’m gonna win, and I’ll bet ya,

Ooooh, (ooooh)
Aaargh, aaargh

I’ll bet you never lose with love,
I’m gonna win, and I’ll bet ya,
Bet you never lose with love,
I know I’m gonna win, and I’ll bet ya…

LA-LA (MEANS I LOVE YOU)

  • December 11, 2011 5:59 am

La-La (Means I Love You)

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Written by Thom Bell and William Hart

YouTube link – “La-La (Means I Love You)”

 

Many guys have come to you
With a line that wasn’t true
And you passed them by
Are you in the center ring
And their lines don’t mean a thing
Why don’t you let me try
No, I don’t wear a diamond ring
I don’t even know a song to sing

Chorus
All I know is la-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you
Oh, baby, please, now
La-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you

If I ever saw a girl
That I needed in this world
You are the one for me
Let me hold you in my arms
Girl, and thrill you with my charms
I’m sure you will see
The things I am saying are true

And the way I explain to you
Listen to me

La-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you
La-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you

The things I am saying are true
And the way I explain them to you
Yes, to you Listen to me

La-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you
La-la la-la la-la la-la la means, I love you

TRUE LOVE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL

  • December 11, 2011 5:53 am

True Love Can Be Beautiful

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Written by Leonard Caston, Jeanna Jackson and Bobby Taylor

YouTube link – “True Love Can Be Beautiful”

 

Searching
Been looking everywhere soon I’ll find you, girl (Soon I’ll find you, girl)
I know I’m getting closer now
Can’t wait to hold you, girl

The day I find you, girl you’ll love me

Hey, girl
When you’re in my arms you’ll want to keep to me
I’m sure
‘Cause my love’s that strong you’ll be too weak to leave me

The day I find you girl, now you’ll love me

Each day I try harder
With faith and confidence
I know I’ll get you

True love can be beautiful, but it takes time (Oh, yeah)
True love can be beautiful, but it takes time

So close
I can still feel your heartbeat, but you’re not here
But my searching is all over
Now that you’re growing near

Today I finally found you girl, and you love me

You’re here in my arms
Will you’ll stay today
Always, always

True love can be beautiful, but it takes time (Come on now, baby)
True love can be beautiful, but it takes time

True love (Come on now, baby) can be beautiful, but it takes time
True love can be beautiful, but it takes time

Today I found you, girl
You love me

True love can be beautiful, but it takes time
True love can be beautiful, but it takes time

NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE

  • December 11, 2011 5:46 am

Never Had a Dream Come True

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Composed by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy

YouTube link – “Never Had a Dream Come True”

 

I Never, Never Had A Dream Come True
In My Every Daydream
I’m Loved By You

And We’re Free As The Wind, Ah Yeah
And True Love Is No Sin
Therefore Men Are Men Not Machines

I Never, Never Had A Dream Come True
Without You The World Out There
Is Painted Shades Of Blue, Yeah

Since Our Roads Never Cross
I Work Just To Please The Boss
Think I Might As Well Get Lost In My Dreams

I Never Had A Dream Come True
I Guess I’m Gonna, I’m Gonna Dream About You Baby
My Whole Life Through, Yeah

Seems My Folks Are Ashamed, Ah Yeah
Said I Ain’t Worth A Thing Lord, Lord
But I’m Glad I Am Chained To My Dreams

DON’T KNOW WHY I LOVE YOU

  • December 11, 2011 5:41 am

Don't Know Why I love You

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Written by Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser and Stevie Wonder

YouTube link – “Don’t Know Why I Love You”

Wikipedia link – “Don’t Know Why I Love You” (song)

 

Oh, Sure Don’t Baby, Baby, Baby… Ooh, Ooh
I Don’t Know Why I Love You
I Don’t Know Why I Love You
I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Love You

Always Treat Me Like A Fool
Kick Me When I’m Down That You Do
I Don’t Know Why I Love You, But I Love You
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Oh You’ll Never, You’ll Never Stop Your Cheating Ways
With Another Guy You Laugh In My Face
Lord I Know ‘Cause I Feel Disgrace
‘Cause I Love You, Oh, Baby, Baby, Baby

I Don’t Know Why I Love You
I Don’t Know You And Me, Baby, Oh Yeah
I Don’t Know Why I Love You, But I Love You, Baby
Oh Darling, Darling, Darling, Darling …

You Throw My Heart Down In The Dirt
Oh, You Make Me Cry
On This Cold Black Earth, Baby Yeah
I Never Knew, I Never Knew How Much I Could Hurt

‘Til I Love You Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Yeah
Can’t Stop, I Can’t Stop Crying Can’t You See
Here I’m Pleading On My Knees, Upon My Knees, Yeah Baby, Yeah
Won’t You Help Me, Help Me, Please,
‘Cause I Love You, Love You, Love You, Ohh
(You Know , Baby)
I Don’t Know, We Don’t Know, We Don’t Know
(I Don’t Know Why I Love You)
I Don’t Know Why I Love You Baby, Baby (I Don’t Know, I Don’t Know)
I Don’t Know Why I Love You Baby, Baby…
[repeat and fade out ]

(COME ‘ROUND HERE) I’M THE ONE YOU NEED

  • December 11, 2011 5:34 am

Come Round Here I'm the One You Need

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from the ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland

YouTube link – “Come ‘Round Here I’m the One You Need”

Wikipedia link – “Come ‘Round Here I’m the One You Need” (song) 

 

Now you say
Everytime you need some affection,
The one you love goes in another direction
You just sit back in a daze reminiscin’,
‘Cause you know some other lips he’s been kissin’.
(Now when you need the love he never showed ya,)
(Come ’round here.)/(Come ’round here.)
(And when you need some lovin’ arms to hold ya,)
(Come ’round here.)/(Come ’round here.)

[Chorus:]
Now I may not be the one you want, girl,
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)
But I know I’m the one you need./
(I’m the one you need.) (Honey, honey.)/Say now,
I may not be the one you want,/
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)
But I know I’m the one you need./
(I’m the one you need.) (Honey, honey.)

[Bridge, spoken:]
Your life stands still the minute he goes.
You count the hours just hopin’ he shows.

[Verse 2]
Girl, can’t ya see while you’re longin’ for his touch,
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)
That I’m the one who loves you so much.
(I’m the one you need.) (Honey, honey.)
And while you’re longin’ for his embrace,
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)
You’re all alone now, with the tears on your face.
(I’m the one you need.) (Honey, honey.)

(Now when you feel the need to cry to someone,)
(Cry to me.)/(Come ’round here.)
(And when you feel the need to lean on someone,)
(Lean on me.)/(Come ’round here.)

Now I may not be the one you want,
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)/But I’m sure ’nuff,
(I’m the one you need.)/The one you need.
(Honey, honey.)/Oh, baby,
I may not be the one you want,
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)
Whooh, I’m sure ’nuff the one you need.
(I’m the one you need.) (Honey, honey.)

[Spoken:]
Now, the days, the days, the days
You sit alone by yourself, honey

[Sung:]
He’s out foolin’ ’round with somebody else,
Leavin’ you alone here with nothin’ to do.
You’re just waitin’ till he has time for you.
(Now when the loneliness gets hard to bear, girl,)
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)
(And when you need a little tender love and care, girl,)
(I’m the one you need.) (Honey, honey.)

Now, I may not be the one you want,
(Come ’round here.) (Honey, honey.)
Ooo, but I’m sure ’nuff the one you need.
(I’m the one you need.)

2-4-6-8

  • December 11, 2011 5:12 am

2-4-6-8

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: “ABC” (1970)

Written by Gloria Jones and Pam Sawyer

YouTube link – “2-4-6-8”

 

2,4,6,8 – Who Do You Appreciate?

Please Say That Boy Is Me

2,4,6,8,  – Who Do You Appreciate

I’m The One Who Wants To Be… Your Baby!

I Get Up Early To Seeing You In The Morning But You Just Past Me By

If I Was Jack Horner Sitting In The Corner, With You I Share My Pie.

I Pass Your Homeroom Wish It Were My Own Room

Every Time I Look Inside I Sit Here Hoping’ Someday You’ll Notice..

The Look Here In My Eyes

OH!

2,4,6,8 – Who Do You Appreciate Please Be My Pride And Joy

2,4,6,8 – Who Do You Appreciate I Wanna Be Your Lover Boy

“I Maybe A Little Fella But My Heart Is Big As Texas, I Have All The Love A Man Can Give

And Maybe A Little Bit Extra

Ooooooooooo A Be My Girl(A Be My Girl)

The First Time I Wonder Why You Were In But You Said That You Talked To Me

I Stick Up For Your Mess You Mean More Than A Friend To Me

He Wants To Be Your Fella Just Trying To Tell Ya Wont You Pay A Love Fine.

He’s No Price Charmin’ Still He Keeps Trying Ya

Girl You’re So Unkind

I Can Love You Really Really Love You I Can Tell He’s Just A Friend

I Can Please You Really Really Please You Girl Give Me Half A Chance

Ooooooooooooooooo

2,4,6,8 – Who Do You Appreciate Baby Saves Me

2,4,6,8 – Who Do You Appreciate Don’t You Know I Wanna Be Your Baby Yeah Baby
Your Babe Babe Babe

He Wanna To Be Your Fella Just Trying To Tell Ya Wont You Pay A Love Fine.

He’s No Prince Charmin’ Still He Keeps Trying Ya

Girl You’re So Unkind
[Chorus till end]

ONE MORE CHANCE (JACKSON 5)

  • December 11, 2011 4:59 am

One More Chance (The Jackson 5)

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: ABC (1970)

Lead vocals : Michael Jackson
Background vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by The Corporation
Recorded in February 1970 at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California

YouTube link – “One More Chance” (The Jackson 5) 

 

Michael
Everybody loves the star
When he’s on the top
But noone ever comes around
When he starts to drop

But you were someone special
You stuck through thick and thin
But I was much too busy
Trying to shine
To let your love shine in

Let you slip away
I must have been insane
Stop in the name of love
Don’t make me live my life in vain

Jackson 5
Give me one more chance
That’s all I ask of you
Just one more chance
I’ll make it up to you

Just one more chance
That’s all I ask of you
I’ll build you a world for two
I’ll make it up to you

Michael
Now since I’m all alone
I’m talking to myself
I know you’re out there somewhere
Having fun with someone else

But a distant voice of hope
Echo from within, saying

Jackson 5
(Don’t give up)
(Your ship is coming in)

Michael
Though my ships alone
I’ll play right to the end
I’m crying outside
heaven’s door
Wont you let me back in

Jackson 5
Give me one more chance
That’s all I ask of you
Just one more chance
I’ll make it up to you
Just one more chance
That’s all I ask of you
I’ll build you a world for two
I’ll make it up to you

Michael
You’ll never know
What I’ve been through
Let your love shine in again
This time I’ll shine with you

Jackson 5
Give me one more chance
That’s all I ask of you
Just one more chance
I’ll make it up to you
Just one more chance
That’s all I ask of you
I’ll build you a world for two
I’ll make it up to you

I FOUND THAT GIRL

  • December 11, 2011 4:48 am

I Found That Girl

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM:  Greatest Hits (Jackson 5)

Lead Vocals : Jermaine Jackson
Background Vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by The Corporation
Recorded at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California

YouTube link – “I Found that Girl”

 

Jackson 5
Mama, oh Mama
I found that girl
Mama, oh Mama
I found that girl

Jermaine
Mama, life for me now
Is a new sensation
Just like you said it would be
With the right situation
Now love has a meaning
And I have a goal
This feeling inside me now
Makes yesterday a hundred years old
Now I understand
What it is to be a man
The way you explained it to me that day
You said only the right girl
Can make me feel this way

Mama, I think I found that girl
Yeah, Mama, I think I found that girl

Mama, she’s that beautiful dream
That I dream each night
She’s that bird of love
On whose wings I’m in flight
She’s those words left
When there’s no more to say
She’s my sunshine
At the end of a perfect day

All this lets me find a reason to be alive
That day when you set me upon your knee
You said only the right girl
Could be all these things

Mama, I think I found that girl
Yeah, Mama I think I found that girl

You said, “Son, go on and search around
There’s a good girl whose out there to be found”
And Mama I think I found that girl
Yeah, Mama I think I found that girl