Runnin’ Out of Fools Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Tracklist

Mockingbird

length: 2:36
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
writer: Charlie Foxx, Inez Foxx

Everybody have you heard?
He's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won't sing
He's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
He's gonna surely break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' ev'rybody, sayin'
Wo, wo, wo, wo, wo

Hear me now and understand
He's gonna find me some peace of mind
And if that peace of mind won't stay
I'm gonna find myself a better way
And if that better way ain't so
I, I, I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ear sayin'
Wo, wo, wo, wo, wo

Everybody have you heard?
She's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won't sing
She's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
She's gonna surely break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' ev'rybody, sayin' no, no, no, no,no

Listen now and understand
She's gonna find me some peace of mind
And if that peace of mind won't stay
I'm gonna find myself a better way
I might rise above , I might go below
I, I, I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ears y'all
No, no, no, no, no, no, now, now, baby

How Glad I Am

length: 2:33
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
writer: Jimmy Williams, Larry Harrison
My love has no beginning, my love has no end,
No front no back, my love won't bend,
I'm in the middle, I'm lost in a spin
Loving you
And you don't know, you don't know, you don't know, you don't know
How glad I am

My love has no bottom, my love has no top
My love won't rise, my love won't drop
I'm in the middle, and I can't stop
Loving you
And you don't know, you don't know, you don't know, you don't know
How glad I am

I wish I was a poet, so that I could express,
What I, what I like to say,
I wish I was an artist, so that I could paint a picture
Of how I feel, how I feel today, today

My love has no walls on either side,
That makes my love wider than wide,
I'm in the middle, no and I can't hide,
Loving you
And you don't know, you don't know, you don't know, you don't know,
How glad I am
No you don't know, you don't know, you don't know, you don't know,
How glad I am
How glad I am
How glad I am

Walk On By

length: 2:49
producer: Clyde Otis
arranger: Belford Hendricks
conductor: Belford Hendricks
lyricist: Hal David
composer: Burt Bacharach
If you see me walking down the street
And I start to cry each time we meet
Walk on by, walk on by
Make believe
That you don't see the tears
Just let me grieve
In private 'cause each time I see you
I break down and cry
And walk on by (don't stop)
And walk on by (don't stop)
And walk on by
I just can't get over losing you
And so if I seem broken and blue
Walk on by, walk on by
Foolish pride
Is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
When you said goodbye
Walk on by
And walk on by
And walk by (don't stop)
Walk on by, walk on by
Foolish pride
Is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
When you said goodbye
Walk on by (don't stop)
And walk on by (don't stop)
And walk by (don't stop)

Every Little Bit Hurts

length: 2:48
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
composer: Ed Cobb
lyricist: Ed Cobb
Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts
Every night I cry
Every night I die
Every night I wonder why
You treat me cold
Yet you won't let me go
Every little hurt does
Every little hurt does
To you I am a toy
And you're the girl
Who has the say
Why I should play
Yeah you hurt me
Desert me I just can't take
The loneliness you give me
I just can't go
Another night this way
Come back to me
Darlin' you'll see
I can give you all the things
You wanted me for
If you will stay with me
Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts
Every night I cry
Every night I die
Every night I wonder why
You treat me cold
Yet you won't let me go
Come back to me
Darlin' you'll see
I can give you all the things
That you wanted me for
If you will stay with me
Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts

The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)

length: 2:23
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
composer: Rudy Clark
lyricist: Rudy Clark
Does he love me?
I wanna know!
How can I tell if he loves me so?

(Is it in his eyes?)
Oh no! You need to see!
(Is it in his size?)
Oh no! You make believe!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
Its in his kiss!
(That's where it is!)

(Oh yeah! Or is it in his face?)
no girls! It's just his charms!
(In his warm embrace?)
no girls! That's just his arms!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
It's in his kiss!
(That's where it is!)
yeah!! Its in his kiss!
(That's where it is!)

Oh, oh, oh, honey !
Squeeze him tight!
Find out what you wanna know!
promise love, and if it really is,
It's there in his kiss!

(How 'bout the way he acts?)
no no no! That's not the way!
You're not listenin' to all I'm sayin'!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
It's in his kiss!
(That's where it is!)
Oh, yeah! Its in his kiss!
(That's where it is!)

Oh, oh, oh, hold him !
Squeeze him tight!
Find out what you wanna know!
promise love, and if it really is,
well It's there in his kiss!

(How 'bout the way he acts?)
no no no! That's not the way!
You're not listenin' to all I'm sayin'!
If you wanna know
If he loves you so
It's in his kiss!
(That's where it is!)
Oh, yeah ! Its in his kiss!
(That's where it is!)
mmmm ! Its in his kiss!
(that's where it is)
mmmm is in his kiss

You’ll Lose a Good Thing

length: 2:41
producer: Clyde Otis
arranger: Belford Hendricks
conductor: Belford Hendricks
composer: Barbara Lynn
lyricist: Barbara Lynn
If you should lose me, (oh yeah)you'll lose a good thing?
If you should lose me,(oh yeah) you'll lose a good thing?

You know I love you,do anything for you
Just don't mistreat me, and I'll be good to you

Cause if you should lose me,you'll lose a good thing?

I'm givin' you one more chance, for you to do right
If you'll only straighten up, you'd have a good life.

But if you should lose me, you'll lose a good thing?

This is my last time not asking anymore, if you don't do right,
I'm gonna march outta that door,
And if you don't believe me, just try it daddy
And you'll lose a good thing.

Just try daddy, and you'll lose a good thing

Just try daddy, and you'll lose a good thing

Just try it daddy, and you'll lose a good thing

Just try it daddy, and you'll lose a good thing

I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face

length: 2:44
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
writer: Chip Taylor, Jerry Ragovoy
I can't wait until I see my, my baby's face
When I tell him that I'm through
Yes, I'm through with him
'Cause he's been running round
And I got to, to put him down
I can't wait to see the look
The look in his eyes

I wonder if he'll cry
When I tell him this is goodbye, yes it is
Or will he try to change my mind
And make me stay? yeah

Or will he turn around
And, with a smile on his face
Just walk away?
Just walk away

I can't wait until I see my, my baby's face
Gotta find out what I mean
What I mean to him
'Cause just one tear is all he's
got to, to shed for me
And I know that l will run, yes I'll run to him
I'll hold him tight
Never, never let him go, no-o-o

And I can't wait until I see my, my baby's face
You know, I just can't wait until I
see my baby's, baby's face
You know, I just can't wait until
I see my, my baby's face
I can't wait until I

It’s Just a Matter of Time

length: 2:58
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
writer: Brook Benton, Clyde Otis, Belford Hendricks
Someday, Someway You'll realize that you've been blind
Yes Darling, you're going to need me again
It's just a matter of time
Go on, go on Til you reach the end of the line
Cause I know you'll pass my way again
It's just a matter of time
After I gave you everything I had
You laughed and you called me a clown
Remember in your search for fortune and fame
What goes up must come down
I know, I know That one day you'll wake up and find
That my love is a true love
It's just a matter of time

Words are spoken with chords played
Someday and Someway
Girl you'll realize that you've been blind
Yes Darling, I know you gonna need me again
It's just a matter of time

After I gave you everything I had
You laughed and you called me a clown
But remember in your search for fortune and fame
What goes up must come down
I know, I know That one day you'll wake up and find
That my love was a true love
It's just a matter of time

Runnin’ Out of Fools

length: 2:44
producer: Clyde Otis
arranger: Belford Hendricks
conductor: Belford Hendricks
writer: Kay Rogers, Richard Ahlert
Sure you haven't got the wrong number
You sure it's me you wanna talk to tonight?
Everyone in town's got your number
Everybody's got you pegged right

Is that why you got in touch with me?
I guess, you must be runnin' out of fools

When you went and left me there crying
Your goodbye was even colder than ice
It didn't bother you, I was crying
And now you wanna break my heart twice

Is that why you got in touch with me?
I guess, you must be runnin' out of fools

Guess you got back
(Guess you got)
To my name
(To my name)
In your little black book

Listen, tell you what
(Tell you what)
I bet you forgot
(You forgot)
How I even look

So, go ahead with all your sweet talking
Go ahead for all the good it can do
Have yourself a dime's worth of talking
And then I'm gonna hang right up on you

'Cause this time, you're not
You're not getting through to me
I guess, you must be runnin' out of fools

Even fools like me, even fools like me
I said you're runnin' out of fools
Even old fools like me
They're just runnin' out, runnin' out of fools
Runnin' out of fools

My Guy

length: 3:04
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
composer: Smokey Robinson
lyricist: Smokey Robinson
Nothing you could say could tear me away from my guy,
(My guy)
Nothing you could do 'cause I'm stuck like glue to my guy.
(My guy)
I'm sticking to my guy like a stamp to a letter,
Like birds of a feather we stick together,
I'm tellin' you from the start I can't be torn apart from my guy.

Nothing you could do could make me untrue to my guy,
(My guy)
Nothing you could buy could make me tell a lie to my guy.
(My guy)
I gave my guy my word of honor to be faithful, and I'm gonna,
You best be believing I won't be deceiving my guy.

As a matter of opinion I think he's tops,
My opinion is he's the cream of the crop;
As a matter of taste to be exact he's my ideal as a matter of fact.

No muscle-bound man could take my hand from my guy.
(My guy)
No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy.
(My guy)
He may not be a movie star, but when it comes to bein' happy we are.
There's not a man today who could take me away from my guy.

No muscle-bound man could take my hand from my guy.
(My guy)
No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy.
(My guy)
He may not be a movie star, but when it comes to bein' happy we are.
There's not a man today who could take me away from my guy.
(What you say, Tell me more)

No muscle-bound man could take my hand from my guy.
(My guy)
No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy.
(My guy)
He may not be a movie star, but when it comes to bein' happy we are.

Two Sides of Love

length: 2:26
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
writer: Roy Alfred
Two sides
Two sides of love can make me wonder
Can lift me up or pull me under
The different ways that you can be bother me

Cause there are sometimes
You treat me nice and whisper so sweetly
You make me feel you’re mine completely
And when you hold me like you do then I love you

But then there goes times
You smile at girls
Start me wonder if worth being fail and so down
You make me feel you don’t want me around

You’re making me a girl with two sides
One part of me can never, ever trust you
The other part keeps wanting just you
So if you find I’m acting strange
Then you’re the one who made me change

You’re making me a girl with two sides
One part of me can never trust you
The other part keeps wanting just you
So if you find I’m acting strange
Then you’re the one who made me change, ah, ah

You took my love and you tore it all apart
Took my heart right from the start
You’re making me a girl with two sides
Look at me, I’ve got two sides

One Room Paradise

length: 2:07
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
writer: J. Leslie McFarland
When you're down and troubled
And you need some loving care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

If the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds
And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep you head together
And call my name out loud
Soon you'll hear me knocking at you door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there

Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold
They'll hurt you, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend
You've got a friend

Ain't it good to know you've got a friend
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend