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THE MIRRORS OF MY MIND

  • January 3, 2012 3:37 am

The Mirrors of My Mind

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from Album: Dancing Machine (1974)
Written by Charlotte O’Hare, Don Fletcher and Nita Garfield

Lead vocals by Michael and Jermaine Jackson

YouTube link – “The Mirrors of My Mind”  (background music to a video – Disney’s The Jungle Book 2 featuring the Jackson 5) 

Slipping though hour glass of time
Fitting in the mirrors of my mind

Drifting through the mirrors of my mind
I see reflections of a sweet love left behind
Kaleidoscopes of memories turning gray
Why do I hold on to yesterday?

Slipping though hour glass of time
Fitting in the mirrors of my mind

Reflecting of the mirrors of my mind
Questions that I’ve asked a million times
Why did it turn out this way?
Girl, why must we love always and yesterday?

I keep pretending, with memories never-ending, ohh
I can’t keep fooling myself

Slipping though hour glass of time
I keep pretending, I keep pretending (repeat)
Slipping though hour glass of time
Slipping though hour glass of time

I keep pretending, with memories never ending, ohh
Slipping though hour glass of time
I keep pretending, with memories never ending, ohh

[repeat to fade]

IT ALL BEGINS AND ENDS WITH LOVE

  • January 3, 2012 3:33 am

It All Begins and Ends with Love

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from Album: Dancing Machine (1974)
Written by Don Fenceton, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson

YouTube link – “It All Begins and Ends With Love”

 

Jermaine:

The Joy You Bring To Me Each Day
Makes Loneliness Seem Far Away
It All Begins And Ends With Love

Each Time You’re Near I Feel So Good
I’m Touching Stars I Never Could
It All Begins And Ends With Love (Yes It Does, Baby Yeah)

Michael:

(An Old Man Smiles) At Children’s Songs
(You And Me) Singing Right Along
(Reaching Out)Tuning In (Tuning In)Yeah
Listen To The World Begin
Listen To The World Begin

Jermaine:

Of All The Things I’ve Ever Done
Just Knowing You Is Number One
It All Begins And Ends With Love

Ooh Baby
(Look At Me) Look At Me
Me And You
Together We Can Prove It’s True
Cause It All Begins And Ends With Love
Baby, Baby, Baby
It All Begins And Ends

It All Begins And Ends With Love
It All Begins And Ends With Loving You

IF I DON’T LOVE YOU THIS WAY

  • January 3, 2012 3:30 am

If I don't Love You This Way

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from the Album: Dancing Machine (1974)

Written by Leon Ware and Pam Sawyer

YouTube link – “If I Don’t Love You This Way

If I don’t love you this way
If I don’t love you this way

If I don’t love you this way
Why do I say what I say, yeah
If I don’t need you this much
Why do I ache for your touch, yeah

With you it seems
I can reach the stars
With reckless hopes and dreams
But you it seems
Still don’t believe
How valuable you are

I’m really loving you
Not pretending to

If I don’t love you this strong
Why do I beg to belong, yeah
How can you doubt that I care
When I’m with you everywhere, yeah

With you I find
I can close my eyes
To the world surrounding me
And you create
The sweetest place
That I could ever be

I’m really loving you
Not pretending to

If I don’t love you this way
Why do I say what I say, yeah
If I don’t need you this much
Why do I ache for your touch, yeah

You just have to smile
To make my life worthwhile
Doesn’t that explain
That I’m playing no games

If I don’t love you this way
Why do I say what I say, yeah
If I don’t need you this much
Why do I ache for your touch, yeah

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

  • January 3, 2012 3:27 am

What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from ALBUM: Dancing Machine (1974)

Written by Gene Marcellino, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson

YouTube link – “What You Don’t Know” (from Soul Train)

 

What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you
What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you

That’s what the people try to tell me now
Since my baby’s been gone, gone, gone

What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you

But I can’t find peace of mind in what they say
No, no
No I can’t find peace of mind, no way, no way

What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you

What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you

Since that morning that she walked away
Wonder where she is today

What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you

I can’t find peace of mind in what they say
No, no
No I can’t find peace of mind, no way, no way, no way
Come on back girl
Come on back girl

What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you

That’s what the people try to tell me now
Since my baby’s been gone, gone, gone

What you don’t know
Know, know, know, know, know, know, know
Won’t hurt you

I can’t find peace of mind in what they say
No, no
No I can’t find peace of mind, no way, no, no way
Come on, come on, come on, come on back, come on back, girl
I need you, gotta have you
Come on back, girl
Come on back, girl
I need you, baby
Wanna see you, baby
Come on back, girl
I can’t find peace of mind in what they say
No I can’t find peace of mind, no way

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

  • January 3, 2012 3:24 am

The Life of The Party

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from the Album: Dancing Machine (1974)
Written by Clarence Drayton, Hal Davis and Tamy Smith

 

YouTube link – “The Life of the Party” (Carol Burnett Show)
Chorus: All you gotta do is dance dance, dance
all you gotta do is clap your hands, hands, hands
You’ll be the life of the party
Yes you will, now
Life of the party
Yes you can!

Michael: Hey! Miss corner sitter
Never left your seat
Until some dancing heart-getter charms you
To your feet, Yeah

Jermaine: Now, you got the movement,
And soon you’ll be doin’ it, so get with it
Baby get with it!

You’ll be the life of the party
(You thrill me when you dance)
You can be, you can be
Life of the party
You can be, You can be,
(you can dance)
Yes you can!

You’re a sexy momma,
Such a dancing dream
You’re no longer sittin’, your train’s puffin steam

The guys are lined up
they’re hoping to wind up with you now
Can’t you see it!

You’ll be the life of the party
(I love the way you dance)
You can be, you can be
The life of the party
You can be, you can be

There will be dancing, prancing with a little romancing

All you gotta do is dance dance, dance,
All you gotta do is clap your hands, hands, hands,

You can boogie, you can boogie,
You can boogie, you can boogie
You can move, move, move,

You can boogie, you can boogie
You can boogie, you can boogie
You can move, move, move

Let’s get down, down, down, down, down, down
Let’s get down, down, down, down, down, down

Do, do, do, do, do, do bop
Do, do, do, do, bop, bop, bop dance
Do, do, do, do, do, do bop
Do, do, do, do, bop, bop, bop dance
Do, do, do, do, do, do bop
Do, do, do, do, bop, bop, bop dance
Do, do, do, do, do, do bop
Do, do, do, do, bop, bop, bop dance

Life of the party, yes you will
You’ll be the life of the party
Yes, you can

Life of the party, yes you will
You’ll be the life of the party
Yes, you can

Life of the party, yes you will
You’ll be the life of the party
Yes, you can

Life of the party, yes you will
You’ll be the life of the party
Yes, you can

Life of the party, yes you will
You’ll be the life of the party
Yes, you can

SHE’S A RHYTHM CHILD

  • January 3, 2012 3:21 am

She's a Rhythm Child

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from the Album: Dancing Machine (1974)
Written by Clarence Drayton, Hal Davis and Ruth Talmage

YouTube link – “She’s a Rhythm Child” 

 

Michael:

See Her Twist And Turning
Now Her Fuse Is Burning
Dynamite In Action
It’s All for Satisfaction

Jermaine:

So Exciting, She Never Does Unwind
Keeps Rocking All The Time
She’s Two Girls In One
And She Sure Twice The Fun

Chorus:

She’s A Rhythm Child (She’ll Drive You Wild)
She’s A Rhythm Child (Set Your Soul On Fire)
She’s A Rhythm Child, Rhythm Child (Sexy)
Rhythm Child, Rhythm Child

Tito:

Just Watch Her Dance, She’ll Turn You On, Make You Wanna Do It

Michael:

Play Some Funky Music
And Just Watch Her Do It
Dancing Up A Storm
Burning Up The Floor

Jermaine:

Ooh Sexy Baby, I Keep You On My Mind
You Stay There All The Time
You’re Two Girls In One
And You’re Sure Twice The Fun

Chorus
She’s A Rhythm Child (She’ll Drive You Wild)
She’s A Rhythm Child (Set Your Soul On Fire)
She’s A Rhythm Child, Rhythm Child (Sexy)
Rhythm Child, Rhythm Child

Tito:

Just Watch Her Dance, She’ll Turn You On, Make You Wanna Do It

She’s A Rhythm Child (Ooh, Ooh Sexy Baby)
She’s A Rhythm Child (Sexy)
She’s A Dancer, Romancer
She’ll Drive You Wild (She’ll Drive You Wild)
As She’ll Do, Do, Do, Do, Do Her Thing

She’s Rhythm, Rhythm
Sweet Rhythm (She’s Sweet Rhythm)

WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT

  • January 3, 2012 3:17 am

Whatever you want I got

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from the Album: Dancing Machine (1974)
Written by Gene Marcellino, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson

YouTube link – “Whatever You Got, I Want” (with Don Cornelius – possibly Soul Train)
Whatever you got, I want
Whatever you want, I’ll give to you
Whatever you got, I want
Whatever it takes
I’m willing to do girl

Your eyes speak, your walk is rhythm in motion, hm…
You’re too hot to handle
You’re full of emotion, girl,
My pride’s weak
I can tell I’m standing in line
Again yeah,
When you pass by, guys double take
It’s a crime, yeah

Where there’s a will there’s a way
Even with the games you play
Girl, you’ve got a one track mind
I’ll Make you mine to stay, nah, nah, nah

Whatever you got, I want
Whatever you want, I’ll give to you
Whatever you got, I want
Whatever it takes
I’m willing to do, girl

You got me right on your finger tips
But I’m gonna keep my balance, I won’t slip
Your sunshine ain’t gonna melt my heart, yeah
If you let it shine on me we’ll never part

Where there’s a will there’s a way
Even will the games you play
Girl, you’ve got a one track mind
I’ll make you mine to stay, no, no

Whatever you got, I want
Whatever you want, I’ll give to you
Whatever you got, I want
Whatever it takes
I’m willing to do, girl

I AM LOVE

  • January 3, 2012 3:13 am

I am Love

Michael Jackson – The Jackson 5 – from the Album: Dancing Machine (1974)
Written by Don Fenceton, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson and Ron Rancifer

Lead vocal: Marlon or Jermaine Jackson

YouTube link: “I Am Love” – (from Cher’s show)

YouTube link: “I Am Love” (Moving Violation Tour – 1975)

Wikipedia link – “I Am Love” (the song)

Marlon/Jermaine:

The eyes of love will watch you
As you go from day to day
The hands of love will catch you
When you fall along the way
My arms will hold and be with you
Your whole life through
‘Cause I am love
And I’m in love with you

I find myself and wonder
Why I’ve been misused
When love brings understanding
How can it be confused
(War and poverty wasn’t meant to be)
Hate is driving me away
‘Cause I am love
And I’d love to stay

Come back love, oh come back
This is where you belong
Come back love, oh come back
This is where you belong

Michael:

Come back love, oh come back
This is where you belong
Come back love, oh come back
This is where you belong
Come back love, oh come back
This is where you belong
Come on back, oh yeah
Please, this is where you belong

I am love
Sprinkle myself around you
I am love
Shower my warmth upon you

I’m the answer to the question
My key unlocks your heart
I’m your friend and your lover
Your sister and your brother

Let me in your mind
(Let’s get together)
You’re runnin’ out of time
(Let’s get together)
Your wish is my command
(Let’s get together)
People take my hand
(Let’s get together
(Love, love, love, love)
(Let’s get together, let’s get together)

I am love,
Sprinkle myself around you
I am love
Shower my warmth upon you

I am love
I am love

DANCING MACHINE

  • November 21, 2011 12:13 am

Dancing Machine

By The Jackson 5 from ALBUM: BOOGIE

Writers: Hal David, Don Fletcher and Dean Parks

YouTube link: “Dancing Machine”

Wikipedia link: “Dancing Machine” (song”)

 

Dancing, dancing, dancing
She’s a dancing machine
Ah babe
Move it baby

Automatic systematic
Full of color self-contained
Tuned and gentle to your vibes

Captivating, stimulating
She’s such a sexy lady
Filled with space age design

She’s moving
She’s grooving dancing until the music stop now
yea

Rythmetic acrobatic
She’s a dynamite attraction
At the drop of a coin she comes alive
Yeah

She knows what she’s doing
She super bad now
She’s geared to blow your mind

Dancing, dancing, dancing
She’s a dancing machine
Ah babe
Do it baby

Dancing, dancing, dancing
She’s a dancing machine
Ah babe
Move it baby

She’s a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancing machine
Watch her get down, watch her get down
As she do, do, do her thing
Right on the scene

She’s a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancing machine
Watch her get down, watch her get down
As she do, do, do her thing
Right on the scene

Come on babe
Come on babe
babe
babe
Shake it baby
Shake it babe
babe
babe
babe

Dance
Dance
Dance
Dance

I like it
I like it
I love you

She’s a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancing machine
Watch her get down, watch her get down
As she do, do, do her thing
Right on the scene

She’s a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancing machine
Watch her get down, watch her get down