Some People’s Lives Album

Artist(s): Bette Midler

Cover Art

Bette Midler Some People’s Lives Cover Art

Tracklist

One More Round

length: 2:04

Five, six, five, six, seven let's go!
Let's go, go, go!
Let's go, let's go, let's really go!

One more round, girls.
Let the Boy Scouts hear you.
One for your mother and
Two for your teachers and
Three for the pretty boys in a row.
One for the money and
Two to get ready and
Three now your ready and
Four to go.
Let's go!
Let's go, go!
Let's go, let's go, let's really go!

Girl to girl, there's nothing like
How they understand.
Heal the wounds when the boys bite.
They're just holding your hand.
Can't explain to a man how
Those girls know. Girls show
Strength that living can bring.
So strong, so long,
Songs the girls sing.

(Four part round)
One more round, girls.
Let the Boy Scouts hear you.
One for your mother and
Two for your teachers and
Three for the pretty boys in a row.
One for the money and
Two to get ready and
Three now you're ready and
Four to go.
Let's go!

Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do.

Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Do do do do do
Let's go!

Some People's Lives

length: 3:30
Some people's lives run down like clocks.
One day they stop, and that's all they've got.
Some lives wear out like old tennis shoes
no one can use. Well, It's sad but it's true.

Didn't anybody tell them?
Didn't anybody see?
Didn't anybody love them
like you love me?

Some people's eyes fade like their dreams,
too tired to rise, too tired to sleep.
Some people laugh when they need to cry,
and they never know why.

Didn't anybody tell them
that's not how it used to be?
Didn't anybody love them
like you love me?

Some people ask if the tears have to fall.
Then why take your chances? Why bother at all?
And some people's lives are as cold as their lips.
They just need to be kissed.

Doesn't anybody tell them?
Doesn't anybody see?
Doesn't anybody love them
like you love me?
'Cause that's all they need.



Thanks to ckd for the correction

Miss Otis Regrets

length: 2:52
"Oh, hi! Is Miss Otis in?"
"Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today,"

Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today, madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today, mmm
And she's sorry to be delayed
But last evening down at lover's lane
She strayed, madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When she woke up and found
That her dream of love was gone, madam
She ran to the man who had lead her so far astray
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her lover down, madam
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

When the mob came and got her
And dragged her from the jail, madam
They strung her up on the willow across the way
And the moment before she died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried, madam

Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch
Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

length: 5:31
lead vocals: Bette Midler
lyricist: Fran Landesman
composer: Tommy Wolf
Once I was a sentimental thing;
Threw my heart away each spring.
Now a spring romance
Hasn't got a chance.
Promised my first dance to winter.
All I've got to show's a splinter
For my little fling.

Spring this year has got me feeling
Like a horse that never left the post.
I lie in my room
Staring up at the ceiling.
Spring can really hang you up the most.

Morning's kiss wakes trees and flowers,
And to them I'd like to drink a toast.
But I walk in the park
Just to kill the lonely hours.
Spring can really hang you up the most.

All afternoon the birds twitter-twitt.
I know the tune. This is love, this is it.
Heard it before
And don't I know the score.
And I've decided that spring is a bore.

Love seems sure around the new year.
Now it's April. Love is just a ghost.
Spring arrived on time,
Only what became of you, dear?
Spring can really hang you up the most.
Spring can really hang you up the most.

Love came my way. I thought it would last.
We had our day, now it's all in the past.
Spring came along, a season of song,
Full of sweet promise
But something went wrong.

Doctors once prescribed a tonic.
Sulfur and molasses was the dose.
Didn't help one bit.
My condition must be chronic.
Spring can really hang you up the most.

All alone, the party is over.
Old man winter was a gracious host.
But when you keep praying
For snow to hide the clover,
Spring can really hang you up the most.

Night and Day

length: 5:31
writer: Roxanne Seeman, Billie Hughes
Maybe you and I see life with two different visions
And neither one of us is wrong or right
Maybe we're too serious and don't want to listen
I just want to make you laugh tonight
We are like
Day and night
Night and day
We are both so different in so many ways
We are like
Night and day
Day and night
And we go together just like black and white
Seems you're always out one door when I'm in the other
It's so hard to find some quiet time
I wish that we could spend our lives alone with each other
And never think about the world outside
We are like day and night
Night and day
We are oh so different in so many ways
We are like
Night and day
Day and night
Still we know it's gonna be alright
And if we never really get the picture right
How many of us ever really win the fight?
I never wanna lose your love or let the distance get the best of us
'Cause time is moving fast enough.
Maybe we don't always share a common opinion
It's true that you and I don't think alike
But when I look into your eyes and all is forgiven
All I wanna do is hold you tight
We are like day and night
Night and day
We are both so different in so many ways
We are like
Night and day
Day and night
Still we know it's gonna be alright
We are like night and day
Day and night
And we go together just like black and white
We are like, we are like, we are like day and night
Night and day
Day and night
Night and day
We are like, we are like, we are like day and night
Night and day
Night...
Black and white.

The Girl Is on to You

length: 4:11
I'll bet you think you can just use her the way
You used to do. I've got news for you.
Your fuse is out. The girl is on to you.

I'll bet you think you can abuse her and say
You love her too. I remember pain
You put her through.
But the girl is on to you.

She's grown much wiser than you realize.
She will surprise you.
No more paying for your lies.

And I'll bet you think you can confuse her. But, hey,
The loser is you. She sees through your eyes.
You'll soon surmise.
The girl is on to you.

She's grown much wiser than you realize.
She will surprise you.
No more paying for your lies.

Oh, and I'll bet you think
You can confuse her, but, hey,
The loser is you. She sees through your eyes.
You'll soon surmise. The girl is on to you.

She sees through your eyes.
You'll soon surmise.
The girl is on to you.

She's on, she's on, she's on.
She's on, she's on, she's on.
She's on, she's on, she's on.
Oooh. The girl is on to you.
She's on, she's on, she's on.
Now she's gone, she's gone, she's gone. Oooh.

I'll bet you think
She'll come running back to you,
Just like she used to do.
But the girl is awful strong.
That's why the girl is gone, gone, gone, gone,
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone.

From a Distance

length: 4:38
producer: Arif Mardin and Bette Midler
lead vocals: Bette Midler
arranger: Steve Skinner, Arif Mardin and Marc Shaiman
composer: Julie Gold
lyricist: Julie Gold
From a distance
The world looks blue and green
And the snow capped mountains white
From a distance
The ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight

From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
It's the voice of hope
It's the voice of peace
It's the voice of every man

From a distance
We all have enough
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs and no disease
No hungry mouths to feed
From a Distance
We are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope
Playing songs of peace
They are the songs of every man

God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance

From a distance
You look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance
I just cannot comprehend
What all this fighting is for
From a distance
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land
And it's the hope of hopes
It's the love of loves
It's the heart of every man

It's the hope of hopes
It's the love of loves
This is the song of every man.

God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance

God is watching us
God is watching us
God is watching us
From a distance

[Repeat to Fade]



Thanks to ckd for the correction

Moonlight Dancing

length: 4:40
How 'bout a little bit, a little bit of moonlight dancin'
Underneath the starry sky?
How 'bout a little bit, a little bit of moonlight dancin'?
Just the moon and you and i.
Mmm, just the moon and you and i.
Moonlight dancin', mmm, moonlight dancin'.

How 'bout a little bit, a little bit of late night romance
Underneath the starry sky?
How 'bout a little bit, a little bit of late night romance?
Just the moon and you and i.
Mmm, just the moon and you and i.
Moonlight dancin', mmm, moonlight dancin'.

Ohh, nobody's gonna be there.
Ohh, so don't you want to go where
We could dance across the sky,
Leave the world behind us?
Nothin' that we couldn't do.
Yeah, we could dance across the sky,
Leave the world behind us.
Just the moon and me and you.
Mmm, just the moon and me and you.

We could hide inside the rhythm
'til the morning finds us.
Share a little ecstasy.
Yeah, we could hide inside the rhythm
'til the morning finds us.
If you come away with me
I'll show you how it feels to be
Moonlight dancin'. mmm, moonlight dancin'.

Oh, we gonna sail on the wind.
Oh, so don't you want to begin?

Moonlight dancing, mmm, moonlight dancing.
How 'bout a little bit, a little bit?
How 'bout a little bit, a little bit of moonlight dancin'?
Just the moon and you and i.
Moonlight dancin, mmm, moonlight dancing.
Ooooh, ahhh . . .

He Was Too Good to Me / Since You Stayed Here

length: 4:13
lyricist: Josh Rubins
composer: Peter Larson
He was too good to me.
How will I get along now?
So close he stood to me.
Everything seems all wrong now.
He would have brought me the sun.
Making me smile, that was his fun.

When I was mean to him
He'd never say, "Go away, now."
I was a queen to him.
Who's gonna light my way now?
It's only natural that I'm blue.
He was too good to be true.

You'd never recognize the room.
The pictures all have different frames now.
And all the chairs are rearranged now.
Somehow, I've thrown out every souvenir.
Yes, there've been changes made
Since you stayed here.

You'd never recognize the street.
The neighbor's kids play different games now.
The colors in the trees have changed now.
Strange how I've hardly thought of you this year.
Yes, there've been changes made since you stayed here.

The same address, the more or less.
More happens, less matters, I guess.

You'd never recognize my life.
The party-givers know my name now.
And when I cry it's not the same now.
Somehow, I never waste a single tear.
Yes, there've been changes made
Since you stayed here.

You'd never recognize the room.
You'd never recognize

All of a Sudden

length: 4:34
All of a sudden all the past was behind me.
All of a sudden nothing stood to remind me.
All of a piece I am awake and I can say.

All of a sudden I am finding religion.
All of a sudden all my sins are forgiven.
Now all at once it is down to you and me.

I see light over there at the end of the tunnel and
I don't mind if it takes a little more time.
Come over here, don't take your hand away.
Come over here, take my breath away.
Now is the time to say what you want to say.
(It's not a dream, this is really happening.)

All of a sudden, now baby, it's love.
All of a little just isn't enough.
All of a sudden, now baby, it's real.
All of the riddle comes perfectly clear.

All in a moment I was brought through the darkness.
All in one motion like the sun through the forest.
Oh, by the grace I am alive and I will live.

All of a sudden I am cleared of confusion.
All of my happiness is real, not illusion.
So many years I had to seek so I could find.

I see light over there at the end of the tunnel and
I don't mind if it takes a little more time.
Come over here, don't take your hand away.
Come over here, take my breath away.
Now is the time to say what you want to say.
(It's not a dream, this is really happening.)

All of a sudden, now baby, it's love.
All of a little just isn't enough.
All of a sudden, now baby, it's real.
All of the riddle comes perfectly clear.

Come over here, don't take your hand away.
Come over here, and take my breath away.
Now is the time to say what you want to say.
(It's not a dream, this is really happening.)

All of a sudden, now baby, it's love.
All of a little just isn't enough.
All of a sudden. now baby, it's real.
All of the riddle comes perfectly clear.

All of a sudden, now baby, it's true.
All of a sudden I believe in you.
All of a sudden I'm fooling around.
All of a sudden I know what I found.
I know what I found.
I know what I found.
I know what I found.

The Gift of Love

length: 4:02
You ask me what I want.
You ask me what I need.
It's nothing you can buy.
My heart's not ruled by greed.
I don't love a diamond.
Diamond's you see through.
I want you to hold me.
I want you to be true.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one you're dreamin' of.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.

Like the colors of the sun,
The feelings in your heart.
It's all I want from you.
And when the sky is dark
I'll have you beside me.
Who could ask for more?
I'll just wear a smile
When you walk in the door.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one you're dreamin' of.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one you're dreamin' of.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.

Give me the gift of love.
Look me in the eyes.
Say I'm the one.
That'd be the best surprise.
Give me the gift of your sweet love
In the light of the day,
In the dark of night.
Always. Oooooh.