Carpenters Album

Artist(s): Carpenters

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Tracklist

Rainy Days and Mondays

length: 3:36
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
background vocals: Richard Carpenter
harmonica: Tommy Morgan
saxophone: Bob Messenger
lead vocals & background vocals: Karen Carpenter
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
bass guitar: Joe Osborn
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
composer: Roger Nichols
lyricist: Paul Williams

Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
Sometimes I'd like to quit
Nothin' ever seems to fit
Hangin' around
Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

What I've got they used to call the blues
Nothin' is really wrong
Feelin' like I don't belong
Walkin' around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

Funny, but it seems I always wind up here with you
Nice to know somebody loves me
Funny, but it seems that it's the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me (the one who loves me)

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it's all about
Hangin' around
Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

Funny, but it seems that it's the only thing to do (only thing to do)
Run and find the one who loves me

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it's all about
Hangin' around

Nothin' to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
Hangin' around (hangin' around)
Nothin' to do but frown

Rainy days and Mondays always get
Me down

Saturday

length: 1:19
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
vocal: Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter
composer: Richard Carpenter
lyricist: John Bettis
Saturday,
Began much the same as other days,
But ended up different in may ways,
Love is my world since Saturday.

Mornin' came,
But somehow it didn't seem the same.
The sadness of Friday had somehow changed
To the happy sounds of Saturday,

Saturday, ever lovin' Saturday.
I whistle to blue birds,
I try to tell them how you brought me sunshine.
My head's full of new words,
That sing to the sounds of the day after Friday.

Come and see
The flowers of love she gave to me;
The touches of laughter and harmony
To the happy sounds of Saturday,

Saturday, ever lovin' Saturday.
I whistle to blue birds,
I try to tell them how you brought me sunshine.
My head's full of new words,
That sing to the sounds of the day after Friday.
Day after Friday.

Come and see
The flowers of love she gave to me;
The touches of laughter and harmony
To the happy sounds of Saturday,
Saturday, ever lovin' Saturday.

Let Me Be the One

length: 2:26
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
vocal: Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter
composer: Roger Nichols
lyricist: Paul Williams
Some sleepless night if you should find yourself alone



(*) let me be the one you run to

Let me be the one you come to

When you need someone to turn to

Let me be the one



To set things right

When this whole world

(A Place to) Hideaway

length: 3:42
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
vocal: Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter
composer: Randy Sparks
lyricist: Randy Sparks
I've got to find a place to hideaway
Far from the shadows of my mind
Sunlight and laughter, love ever after
For how I long to find a place to hideaway

I hear you whisper and I must obey,
Blindly I follow where you lead
Knowing tomorrow brings only sorrow
Where can I go to find a place to hideaway

Bright colored pinwheels go round in my head
I run through the mist of the wine

(*) But night and the music remind me instead
The world once was mine
I'll save my pennies for a rainy day
But where can I buy another you?
Dreams are for sleeping
Love is for weeping
Oh, how I long to find a place to hideaway

Repeat (*)

For All We Know

length: 2:34
producer: Jack Daugherty
lead vocals: Karen Carpenter
engineer: Ray Gerhardt and Dick Bogert
arranger: Richard Carpenter
background vocals: Richard Carpenter
oboe: Earle Dumler
lead vocals & background vocals: Karen Carpenter
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
bass guitar: Joe Osborn
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
composer: Fred Karlin
lyricist: Robb Wilson, James Griffin
Love, look at the two of us
Strangers in many ways
We've got a lifetime to share
So much to say and as we go from day to day
I'll feel you close to me
But time alone will tell
Let's take a lifetime to say
I knew you well
For only time will tell us so
And love may grow for all we know

Love, look at the two of us
Strangers in many ways
Let's take a lifetime to say
I know you well
But only time will tell us so
And love may grow for all we know

Superstar

length: 3:49
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
background vocals: Richard Carpenter
oboe: Earle Dumler
lead vocals & background vocals: Karen Carpenter
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
bass guitar: Joe Osborn
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
writer: Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell

Long ago and oh so far away
I fell in love with you before the second show
Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear
But you're not really here
It's just the radio

*Don't you remember you told me you love me, baby
You said you'd be coming back this way again, baby
Baby baby baby baby oh baby
I love you, I really do

Loneliness is a such a sad affair
And I can hardly wait to be with you again
What to say to make you come again
Come back to me again
And play your sad guitar

(Repeat * twice)

Thanks to Hanabi for the correction

Druscilla Penny

length: 2:15
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
vocal: Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter
composer: Richard Carpenter
lyricist: John Bettis
Druscilla Penny what a name.
Are you sure you didn't make it up yourself.
You're very pretty, yes you are, but with all the junk you wear it's hard to tell.

Man you must work hard to get your hair to look like that.
I don't need a horoscope to tell me where you're at.
Your family's probably given up on you
Since you began to follow groups of long - haired rock and rollers.
I can hear your mother crying for her daughter
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah

Druscilla Penny what a girl.
Where's the purpose to the crazy life you lead.
It doesn't matter after all you're so sure that instant love is all you tell.

I've seen your face at least a thousand times,
You're always standing there behind the stages at the concerts.
Waiting for an offer to be with someone after.
Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah

Druscilla Penny how's your head.
Do you ever wake up lonely in the night.
It isn't easy, for a girl when she can't decide if love is wrong or right.
I hope I live to see a change.
Could you ever really love, ever really care?
Ever really get it together?
No!

One Love

length: 3:26
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
vocal: Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter
composer: Richard Carpenter
lyricist: John Bettis
One love in my young life
Took me somewhere I had never been,
And I want to live again, breath again
In the shelter of his brightly woven love song.
So long I have wanted love
To be sitting just this near to me.
Now my waiting here is free.

Few are the choices we are given,
The sand of time pass quickly by.

One dream of my young life
Now stands holding out his hand to me,
Now I can't help but believe
That my whole life will be spent in one love.

Bacharach/David Medley: Knowing When to Leave / Make It Easy on Yourself / (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me / I’ll Never Fall in Love Again / Walk On By / Do You Know the Way to San Jose

length: 5:28
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
vocal: Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter
lyricist: Hal David, Hal David, Hal David, Hal David, Hal David, Hal David
composer: Burt Bacharach, Burt Bacharach, Burt Bacharach, Burt Bacharach, Burt Bacharach, Burt Bacharach

Sometimes

length: 2:51
producer: Jack Daugherty
engineer: Dick Bogert and Ray Gerhardt
arranger: Richard Carpenter
assistant engineer: Norm Kinney
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
keyboard: Richard Carpenter
vocal: Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter
lyricist: Felice Mancini
composer: Henry Mancini
Sometimes, not often enough
We reflect upon the good things
And those thoughts always center
Around those we love

And I think about those people
Who mean so much to me
And for so many years have made me
So very happy

And I count the times I have forgotten to say
Thank you, and just how much I love them