Who Sang What's the Use? Carpenters

Carpenters Offering cover art

Some other versions of "What's the Use"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: John Bettis, Richard Lynn Carpenter
release date: 1969-10-9
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Ballad
length: 2:43

Getting away from all the things that need doing

Lazily here to lose the afternoon

Lying around here on the ground

It's as close to getting up as I can go



Taking a chance to free myself from my worries

Cover them well enough and no one sees

Nobody knows until they show

And the only thing to do is try to cover them again



(*) Hurry yourself, what’s the use?

Mountains of wealth, I refuse

To be somebody’s slave for a dime

I’ve got plenty of mountains

I’m lookin’ to find, spending my time



Lying around, here on the ground

It's as close to getting up as I can go

Pleasing myself is all that really needs doing

Everything else begins but never ends



Listen to me and you’ll agree

That a man is better off

If he has come to realize



Repeat (*) twice






Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Invocation
  • 2 Your Wonderful Parade
  • 3 Someday
  • 4 Get Together
  • 5 All of My Life
  • 6 Turn Away
  • 7 Ticket to Ride
  • 8 Don't Be Afraid
  • 9 What's the Use
  • 10 All I Can Do
  • 11 Eve
  • 12 Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
  • 13 Benediction

  • Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin