Now & Then Album

Artist(s): Carpenters

Cover Art

Carpenters Now & Then Cover Art

Tracklist

Sing

length: 3:19
producer: Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter
composer: Joe Raposo
lyricist: Joe Raposo

Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy not sad.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.

Sing, sing a song
Let the world sing along
Sing of love there could be
Sing for you and for me.

Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song.

This Masquerade

length: 4:54
producer: Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter
lead vocals: Karen Carpenter
arranger: Richard Carpenter
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
composer: Leon Russell
lyricist: Leon Russell
Are we really happy with
This lonely game we play
Looking for the right words to say
Searching but not finding
Understanding anyway
We're lost in this masquerade

Both afraid to say we're just too far away
From being close together from the start
We tried to talk it over
But the words got in the way
We're lost inside this lonely game we play

[Chorus]
Thoughts of leaving disappear
Each time I see your eyes
And no matter how hard I try
To understand the reason
Why we carry on this way
And we're lost in this masquerade

We tried to talk it over
But the words got in the way
We're lost inside this lonely game we play

[Chorus]

We're lost in a masquerade

Heather

length: 2:52
Instrumental

Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

length: 3:40
producer: Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter
lead vocals: Karen Carpenter
arranger: Richard Carpenter
orchestrator: Richard Carpenter
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
My Yvonne, sweetest one, me oh my oh.
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

[Chorus]
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

Thibodeaux, Fontaineaux, the place is buzzin',
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen.
Dress in style, go hog wild, and be gayo.
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou.

[Chorus]
Oh, guitar!

[Chorus]
Oh, Lord!
Hang tight, ooh Lord!
Ah, take it out.
He's comin', ah!

I Can't Make Music

length: 3:20
writer: Randy Edelman
Here I am just sittin' around
With an old piano in a vacant room
And the same old feelin's come again
So uncertain hurtin' scared
I though I grew, but here I am again
Shoulda seen the train be passin' thru.
I thought I knew

And I can't make music
No I can't make rhyme
No I can't do anything
To take me away this time

I know it's an old cliche to say
I feel I'm gonna die
And I hear it's goin' out to cry
So I'm gonna say some kind words to you
I like to wish you luck & hope
That life will be with someone else
Just like I though it would be with me
But I can't see...

And I can't make music
No I can't make rhyme
No I can't do anything
To take me away this time

Yesterday Once More

length: 3:59
producer: Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter
composer: Richard Carpenter
lyricist: John Bettis
When I was young I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs
When they played I'd sing along, it made me smile

Those were such happy times and not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone
But they're back again just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's, so fine

When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
It can really make me cry, just like before
It's yesterday once more

Lookin' back on how it was in years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad, so much has changed.

It was songs of love that I would sing to then
And I'd memorize each word
Those old melodies still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine

All my best memories come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry, just like before
It's yesterday once more

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine

Fun, Fun, Fun

length: 1:41
composer: Mike Love, Brian Wilson
lyricist: Mike Love, Brian Wilson
Well, she got her daddy's car
And she cruised through the hamburger stand, now
Seems she forgot all about the library
Like she told her old man, now
And with the radio blastin' goes cruisin'
Just as fast as she can, now

And she'll have fun, fun, fun
Till her daddy takes the T-bird away

Well, you knew all along that your dad
Was gettin' wise to you, now
(Should'na lied now, should'na lied)
And since he took your set of keys, you've been
Thinkin' that your fun is all through, now
(Should'na lied now, should'na lied)
But you can come along with me 'cause we
Got a lot a things to do, now

And we'll have fun, fun, fun
Now that daddy took the T-bird away

Fun, fun, fun
Now that daddy took the T-bird away

Fun, fun, fun
Now that daddy took the T-bird away

The End of the World

length: 2:27
composer: Arthur Kent
lyricist: Sylvia Dee
Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don't they know it's the end of the world
'cause you don't love me anymore?
Why do the birds go on singing?
Why do the starts glow above?
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when i lost your love
I wake up in the morning and i wonder
Why everything is the same as it was
I can't understand, no, i can't understand
How life goes on the way it does!
Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine crying?
Don't they know it's the end of the world?
It ended when you said goodbye
Don't they know it's the end of the world?
It ended when you said goodbye

Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)

length: 1:47
writer: Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector
I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still
Da doo ron ron ron
Da doo ron ron
Somebody told me that his name was Bill
Da doo ron ron ron
Da doo ron ron

Yeah, my heart stood still
Yeah, his name was Bill
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron
Da doo ron ron

Yeah, he looked so fine
Yeah, I'll make him mine
And when he walked me home
Da doo ron ron ron
Da doo ron ron

Yeah da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron
Da doo ron ron

Yeah da doo ron ron
Da doo ron ron ron
Da doo ron ron

Deadman's Curve

length: 1:33
writer: Roger Christian, Artie Kornfeld, Jan Berry, Brian Wilson
I was cruisin' in my Stingray late one night
When an XKE pulled up on the right
He rolled down the window of his shiny new Jag
And challenged me then and there to a drag

I said "You're on buddy -- my mill's running fine
Let's come off the line now at Sunset and Vine
But I'll go you one better, if you've got the nerve
Let's race all the way -- to Dead Man's Curve"

(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve) you'd best keep away
(Dead Man's Curve) I can hear 'em say
"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve"

The street was deserted late Friday night
We were buggin' each other while we sat out the light
We both popped the clutch when the light turned green
You shoulda heard the whine from my screamin' machine!

I flew past La Brea, Schwab's and Crescent Heights
And all the Jag could see were my six taillights
He passed me at Doheny then I started to swerve
But I pulled her out and there we were - at Dead Man's Curve

(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve... )

"Well, the last thing I remember, Doc
I started to swerve
And then I saw the Jag slide into the curve
I know I'll never forget that horrible sight
I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right"

Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve

(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve) you'd best keep away
(Dead Man's Curve) I can hear 'em say
"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve"

(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve) you'd best keep away
(Dead Man's Curve) I can hear 'em say
"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve"

Johnny Angel

length: 1:32
lyricist: Lyn Duddy
composer: Lee Pockriss
Johnny angel, johnny angel

Johnny angel, johnny angel

You

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes

length: 2:18
writer: Ben Weisman, Marilyn Garrett, Dottie Wayne
They say that you're a run around lover
Tho' you say it isn't so
But if you put me down for another
I'll know, believe me
I'll know
'cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes can't help but see
If you aren't true to me
So remember when you tell those
Little white lies that the night
Has a thousand eyes
One of these days you're gonna be sorry
'cause your game i'm gonna play
And you'll find out without really trying
Each time that my kisses stray
That the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes will see me through
And no matter what i do
I could never disguise
All those little white lies
'cause the night has a thousand eyes
So remember when you tell those
Little white lies that the night
Has a thousand eyes

Our Day Will Come

length: 2:01
composer: Mort Garson
lyricist: Bob Hilliard
Our day will come
And we`ll have everything
We`ll share the joy
Falling in love can bring
No one can tell me
That I`m too young to know
I love you so
And you love me
Our day will come
If we just wait a while
No tears for us
Think love and wear a smile
Our dreams have magic
Because we`ll always stay
In love this way
Our day will come
Our day will come
Our day will come

One Fine Day

length: 1:39
composer: Carole King
lyricist: Gerry Goffin
One fine day, you'll look at me
And you will know our love was, meant to be
One fine day, you're gonna want me for your girl
The arms I long for, will open wide
And you'll be proud to have me, right by your side
One fine day, you're gonna want me for your girl
Though I know you're the kind of boy
Who only wants to run around
I'll keep waiting, and, someday darling
You'll come to me when you want to settle down,
Oh!
One fine day, we'll meet once more
And then you'll want the love you threw away before
One fine day, you're gonna want me for your girl
One fine day, you're gonna want me for your girl

Yesterday Once More (reprise)

composer: Richard Carpenter
lyricist: John Bettis
When I was young I'd listen to the radio
Waitin' for my favorite songs
When they played I'd sing along, it made me smile

Those were such happy times and not so long ago
How I wondered where they'd gone
But they're back again just like a long lost friend
All the songs I loved so well

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's, so fine

When they get to the part
Where he's breakin' her heart
It can really make me cry, just like before
It's yesterday once more

Lookin' back on how it was in years gone by
And the good times that I had
Makes today seem rather sad, so much has changed.

It was songs of love that I would sing to then
And I'd memorize each word
Those old melodies still sound so good to me
As they melt the years away

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine

All my best memories come back clearly to me
Some can even make me cry, just like before
It's yesterday once more

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine

Every sha-la-la-la
Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine