What You See Is What You Sweat Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin What You See Is What You Sweat Cover Art

Tracklist

Everyday People

length: 3:51
producer: Narada Michael Walden
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Sylvester Stewart
lyricist: Sylvester Stewart

Sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I'm in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a blue one who can't accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha - we got to live together
I am no better and neither are you
We are basically the same whatever we do
You love me, you hate me you know me and then
You can't figure out the bag l'm in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a long hair that doesn't accept the short hair
Sister and brothe let's be cool with each other, ooh

And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha-we got to live together

There is a yellow one
That ain't into the red one, who don't like the black one
What about white one y'all?

And different strokes for different folks

Ever Changing Times

length: 4:56
producer: Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach
vocal: Aretha Franklin and Michael McDonald
mixer: Humberto Gatica
guitar: Dean Parks
keyboard: David Foster and Burt Bacharach
programming: Larry Williams and Michael Boddicker
instrument: Michael Boddicker
writer: Burt Bacharach, Bill Conti, Carole Bayer Sager
It's an ever changing time
I see, that clock upon the wall
Well it don't bother me at all
It's an ever changing time

And me, ever changing time
Everything is going so much faster
It seems like I'm
Watching my life, and everything I do
Wonder if the dreams that I believed in
Still come true

Caught in between, it comes back to
You and me running out of time, I gotta find me a better understanding
Everything keeps forgetting whats mine, I gotta find me a way, less-demanding
And we're holding on so tight, together, all of our lives

And I, I had some big idea
So much of my life, still not completed
Hopes and Fears
Watching it change, into something new
Wondering it I'm gonna find the answer, loving you

All of my life, it comes back to
You and me running out of time, I gotta find me a better understanding
Everything keeps forgetting whats mine, I gotta find me a way, less-demanding
And we're holding on so tight, together, all of our lives

[x2]
I see, that clock upon the wall, well it don't bother me at all
It's a ever changing time

All of my life, it comes back to
You and me running out of time, I gotta find me a better understanding
Everything keeps forgetting whats mine, I gotta find me a way, less-demanding
And we're holding on so tight, together
And we're gonna be alright[i], together, all of our lives

[x5]
I see, that clock upon the wall, well it don't bother me at all
It's a ever changing time

What You See Is What You Sweat

length: 4:26
producer: David Conley and David Townsend
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: David Conley, Derrick Culler, Gene Lennon, Joshua Thompson
Boyfriend I'm true to you, don't make me blue
I thought we had together and that everythin' was going okay
But than you started showin' me another side of you
I've never seen before

Nothin' that I would do was ever enough for you boy, ooh baby
And that you're drivin' our Mercedes Benz
Loaned you a little cash to spend
But still that just wasn't enough, oh no

'Cause what you see always seems to be what you sweat
Ooh, you're never satisfied, you're always wantin' somethin' better, yeah
That's the way you are, wantin' more and more and more

My friends all think I'm crazy after everythin' that I know about you
I'm still havin' mixed emotions boy, they just don't wanna fade away

Nothin' that I would do was ever enough for you boy, ooh baby
I let you cruise in my Mercedes Benz
Loaned you a little cash to spend
Still that just wasn't enough, oh

What you see always seems to be what you sweat
Ooh, you're never satisfied, you're always wantin' somethin' better, yeah
What you see always seems to be what you sweat
You're never satisfied, always wantin' somethin' better, yeah

He's sweatin', he's got to conquer, he's sweatin' by the hour
He's sweatin', he's got the taste, still sweatin' on the flower
He's sweatin', he can't stand it
He's makin' moves that's how he planned it
He's not satisfied with the best, he' got to check out all the rest

Nothin' that I would do would ever enough for you boy
You wanna have my Mercedes Benz
Gave you a little cash to spend
Still that just wasn't enough, oh no

What you see always seems to be what you sweat
You're never satisfied, you're always wantin' somethin' better
What you see always seems to be what you sweat
You're never satisfied, always wantin' somethin' better

What you see, you're never satisfied
Always wantin' somethin' better
What you see always seems to be what you sweat
Always wantin' somethin' better

Mary Goes Round

length: 3:08
producer: Elliot Wolff and Oliver Leiber
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Oliver Leiber, Elliot Wolff

I Dreamed a Dream

length: 4:20
producer: David Conley
vocal: Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Herbert Kretzmer, Alain Boublil
composer: Claude‐Michel Schönberg
There was a time when men were kind
Their voices were soft
And their words inviting

There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And that song was exciting

There was a time, and it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in days gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dreamed he'd come to me
That we would live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

Someone Else’s Eyes

length: 4:59
producer: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Bruce Roberts
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager
This is my life and it's my right to live
The way I want to live each day
That's what I wanna say
And this is my song

And for too long I sang someone else's melody
It wasn't really me
Somehow I took myself for granted
In someone else's eyes

I saw reflections of a girl I was who caught me by surprise
Seein' a woman who's defined by you, I never realized
I can't love you, I can't love me through someone else's eyes

You were the sun, I was the one who just
Revolved around you day and night
You were my only life but if I were free
Baby, I'd take control of everything inside of me

Find who I wanna be
I'd never take myself for granted
In someone else's eyes

I saw reflections of a girl I was who caught me by surprise
Seein' a woman who's defined by you, I never realized
I can't love you, I can't love me in someone else's eyes

I gotta show myself I can still exist without a man
Gotta finally take control, gotta see myself as whole with you
Though you're not the one to blame, I was lost inside your name
And I'll never be the same till I find a way back home again
In someone else's eyes

I saw reflections of a girl I was who caught me by surprise
Seein' a woman who's defined by you, I never realized
When I, I can't, I and I will not, you can't make me
Ooh, someone else's eyes, ooh, baby, baby, baby

Till I find a way back home again
Through someone else's eyes

I saw reflections of a girl I was, hey, caught me by surprise
Seein' a woman who's defined by you, I never realized
I can't love you, I can't love you through someone else's eyes, ooh

Someone else's eyes, no baby, ooh
Someone else's eyes, can't do it, I can't do it
I, I love you, sweet baby, I wanna be with you, baby
Through someones else's eyes, ooh

Someone else's eyes, oh, baby
Oh yeah, someone else's eyes
I wanna be by your side
God haven't you heard this lady's cry?

Doctor’s Orders

length: 4:36
producer: Luther Vandross
vocal: Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin
mixer: Ray Bardani
engineer: Paul Brown and Ray Bardani
bass: Marcus Miller
background vocals: Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee and Cindy Mizelle
guitar: Paul Jackson, Jr.
keyboard: John “Skip” Anderson, Jason Miles, Hubert Eaves III and Nat Adderley, Jr.
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
executive producer: Clive Davis
drums (drum set) programming: Hubert Eaves III
writer: Hubert Eaves III, Luther Vandross
Hoppin', hoppin' till I'm energized
'Cause I got something on my mind
So I-I said to my baby, leave the job early
'Cause I got a thing for you that's killin' me

You really know just how to thrill me
You lay those pretty little words on me
So I'll be the doctor, let me work on you
And then I'll prescribe the things we gonna do

The doctor's order said
Get some love
Said you've been goin' without it
Long enough, long enough
So here I am, boy, to hook you up
And that's exactly what I'm dreamin' of

I love it when you get sentimental
You can't be a no way but sweet and gentle
You know what to do when the world falls in
You give me the sweetest kind of medicine,
I'm wit' you, wit' you, baby

One kiss from you would be
The world sweetest kind of surgery
So you'll be the doctor, boy, won't you be
And write up a love prescription just for me
Hang with me, baby

I spoke to the main man at that love pharmacy
So let me just tell you,
Exactly what you need
I'll show you the directions
But be sure you'll read the warnin'

Try two kisses
And then call me in the mornin'

The doctor's order said
Get some love
Said you've been goin' without it
Long enough, long enough
So here I am, boy, to hook you up
And that's exactly what I'm dreamin' of

Fever, fever has got a hold on you
I see a love fever and you can hardly make it
I got fever, fever about a hundred zero two
A love fever, fever and you don't think you can take it, help me

Oh
It's hot
Oh, I'm burnin' with the fever
The doctor said
To get some love
And I'm so, I'm so,
I'm so in love with you, baby
You know you better be listenin'
To what the doctor said

I feel better now, I don't know how
We did it, but we did
Will you keep huggin' me and workin' in me
And don't you ever quit it
So get out of bed the doctor said
'Cause you're the cure I need
For anything that's wrong with me
I'm hangin' wit' you baby

The doctor's order said
Get some love
Said you've been goin' without it
Long enough, long enough
So here I am, boy, to hook you up
And that's exactly what I'm dreamin' of

You need to hear what the doctor said
Love and get you some love
Get to my love, get to my love,
Got to be love
So here I am, boy
To hook you up
And that's exactly
What I'm dreamin' of, hey, hey

The doctor's order said
Get some love
Said you've been goin' without it
Long enough, long enough
So here I am, boy, to hook you up
And that's exactly what I'm dreamin' of

You Can’t Take Me for Granted

length: 5:14
producer: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Aretha Franklin

What Did You Give

length: 5:03
producer: Michel Legrand
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Aretha Franklin

Everyday People (remix)

length: 4:08
vocal: Aretha Franklin
mixer: Shep Pettibone
composer: Sylvester Stewart
lyricist: Sylvester Stewart
Sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song
The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
Makes no difference what group I'm in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a blue one who can't accept the green one
For living with a fat one trying to be a skinny one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha - we got to live together
I am no better and neither are you
We are basically the same whatever we do
You love me, you hate me you know me and then
You can't figure out the bag l'm in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah
There is a long hair that doesn't accept the short hair
Sister and brothe let's be cool with each other, ooh

And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh sha sha-we got to live together

There is a yellow one
That ain't into the red one, who don't like the black one
What about white one y'all?

And different strokes for different folks