Laughing on the Outside Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Tracklist

Skylark

length: 2:52
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Hoagy Carmichael
lyricist: Johnny Mercer

Skylark
Have you anything to say to me?
Won't you tell me where my love can be?
Is there a meadow in the mist
Where someone's waiting to be kissed?

Skylark
Have you seen a valley green with spring?
Where my heart can go a journeying
Over the shadows and the rain
To a blossom covered lane

And in your lonely flight
Haven't you heard the music in the night?
Wonderful music, faint as a will o' the wisp
Crazy as a loon, sad as a gypsy serenading the moon

Oh skylark
I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there?

Oh skylark
I don't know if you can find these things
But my heart is riding on your wings
So if you see them anywhere
Won't you lead me there?

For All We Know

length: 3:31
producer: Robert Mersey
composer: J. Fred Coots
lyricist: Sam M. Lewis
For all we know
We may never meet again
Before we go
Make this moment live again
We won't say goodbye
Until the last minute
I'll hold out my hand
And my heart will be in it

For all we know
This might only be a dream
We come and we go
Like the ripples, like the ripples in the stream
So baby, love me, love me tonight
Tomorrow was made for some
Oh, but tomorrow
But tomorrow may never, never come
For all we know
Yes, tomorrow may never, never come
For all we know

Make Someone Happy

length: 3:52
producer: Robert Mersey
composer: Jule Styne
lyricist: Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Make someone happy
Make just one someone happy
Make just one heart the heart you sing to
One smile that cheers you
One face that lights when it nears you
One man you're everything to

Fame if you win it
Oh, it comes and it goes in a minute
Now, where's the real stuff in life to cling to?
Love is the answer
Someone to really love is the answer
And once you've found him
Keep trying to build your world around him

Oh, make someone, someone happy
Make just one, one someone happy
And I guarantee you will be happy too

Ooooh, make someone, someone happy
Oh, sometime in live you ought to try make someone happy
And you will be happy too

I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight)

length: 3:20
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
writer: Aretha Franklin, Ted White
Where are you tonight?
Are you lonely like I am, tonight?
Have we lied to each other about this affair?
If so, don't make me suffer, just tell me you still care

Have you cried tears like I have at all?
And do you wonder as I do, should I call?
I'll hurt for a lifetime not knowing my fate
Is there still any hope here or am I too late?

I wonder, I wonder
Where are you tonight?
Are you painting the town while I just sit around?
It's so wrong when you know our love is so right

Have you cried tears like I have at all?
And do you wonder as I do, should I call?
I'll hurt for a lifetime not knowing my fate
Is there still any hope here or am I too late?

I wonder, I wonder
Where are you tonight?
I wonder, I wonder
Where are you tonight?

Solitude

length: 3:52
producer: Robert Mersey
lyricist: Irving Mills, Eddie DeLange
composer: Duke Ellington
writer: Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange
In my solitude
You haunt me
With dreadful ease
Of days gone by

In my solitude
You taunt me
With memories
That never die

I sit in my chair
And filled with despair
There's no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I'll soon go mad

In my solitude
I'm afraid
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

I sit in my chair
And filled with despair
There's no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I'll soon go mad

In my solitude
I'm afraid
Dear Lord above
Send me back my love

Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)

length: 3:15
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Bernie Wayne
lyricist: Ben Raleigh
The crowd sees me out dancing
Carefree and romancing
Happy with my someone new
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love with you

They see me night and daytime
Having such a gay time
They don't know what I go through
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love with you

No one knows it's just a pose
Pretending I'm glad we're apart
And when I cry, my eyes are dry
The tears are in my heart

My darling, can't we make up?
Ever since our breakup
Make believe is all I do
I'm laughing on the outside
Crying on the inside
Cause I'm still in love

I am still in love with you

Say It Isn't So

length: 3:09
producer: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin
Say it isn't so, say it isn't so
Everyone is saying that you don't love me
Say it isn't so

Everywhere I go, everyone I know
Whispers you're growing tired of me
Say it isn't so

People say that you, you found somebody new
And it won't be long before you leave me
Say it, say it, say it, say it isn't true

Tell me everything is still okay
That's all I need to know and what they're saying
Say it isn't so

Say that everything is still okay, yeah, yeah
That's all I need to know, if you just say it to me
Please say it isn't so

It Will Have to Do Until the Real Thing Comes Along

length: 3:09
producer: Robert Mersey
lyricist: Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman, Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols
composer: Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L.E. Freeman
Oh I'd work for you, I'd slave for you,
I'd be a beggar or a knave for you! (what is a knave anyway?)
If that isn't love it'll have to do
Until the real thing comes along.

I'd gladly move the earth for you, (yeah I'm strong baby, plenty strong)
To prove my love and it's worth to you,
If that isn't love it'll have to do
Until the real thing comes along.

With all the words, dear, at my command,
I just can't make you understand
I'll always love you darling, come what may,
My heart is yours, what more can I say? (what do you want me to do, rob a bank?)

(Well listen, I tell ya)
I'd sigh for you, yeah, cry for you,
I'd tear the stars down from the sky for you!
If that isn't love, well skip it, it'll have to do,
Until the real thing comes along.

I'd sigh for you, die for you,
I'd tear the stars down from the sky for you!
If that isn't love, it'll have to do,
Until the real thing comes along.
9yeah, that's the real thing, so help me!)

If Ever I Would Leave You

length: 4:08
producer: Robert Mersey
lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner
composer: Frederick Loewe
If ever I would leave you, it wouldn't be in summer
Seeing you in summer, I never would go
Your hair streaked with sunlight, your arms red as flame
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame

And if I'd ever leave you, it couldn't be in autumn
Just how I'd leave in autumn, I never, never would know
I've seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air
I know you in autumn and I must be there

Oh would I leave you running merrily, merrily, merrily through the snow?
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow?

If ever I would leave you, it wouldn't be in springtime
Knowing how in springtime I'm bewitched, bewitched, bewitched by you so
Oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
If ever I would leave, leave you at all

Where Are You

length: 3:53
producer: Robert Mersey
composer: Jimmy McHugh
lyricist: Harold Adamson
Where, where are you?
Where have you gone without me?
I thought you cared about me
Where, where are you?

Where’s my heart?
Where is the dream we started?
Oh, I just can’t believe that we’re parted
Where, where are you?

When we said goodbye love, was it just a game?
And when I gave you my love, was it all in vain?

All life through
Must I go on pretending?
Where is, where is, where is my happy ending?
Where, where are you?

When we said goodbye love, was it just, was it just a game?
And when I gave you my love, was it all in vain?

All night through
Must I go on pretending?
Where is, where is my happy, happy ending?
Where, oh, where, oh, where, honey where are you?

Mr. Ugly

length: 3:26
producer: Robert Mersey
composer: Norman Mapp
Haunt my house Mr. Ugly
I know how beautiful you are
When you hold me tight
Rainbow spill the night
Tell me, are you my lucky star?

Play your guitar, my Mr. Ugly
Your melodies are so divine
Winter is spring to me
When you sing to me
You serenade this heart of mine

You don't scare me, just to look at you
I'd crawl across the great divide
Although you're small
To me you're so tall
When you kiss me my heart's open wide, oh, wide

Oh, don't make me cry, my Mr. Ugly
Cling to me, never, never, ever let me go
Make my live complete
Dance me off my feet
Tell me the things I need to know
Mr. Ugly you're, you're not ugly to me anymore

I Wanna Be Around

length: 2:27
producer: Robert Mersey
lyricist: Sadie Vimmerstedt, Johnny Mercer
composer: Johnny Mercer
I wanna be around to pick up the pieces
When somebody breaks your heart
Some somebody twice as smart as I

A somebody who will swear to be true
As you used to do with me
Who'll leave you to learn
That misery loves company, wait and see

I mean, I wanna be around to see how he does it
When he breaks your heart to bits
Let's see if the puzzle fits so fine

And that's when I'll discover that revenge is sweet
As I sit there applaudin' from a front-row seat
When somebody breaks your heart
Like you, like you broke mine