The Papas & the Mamas Album

Artist(s): The Mamas & the Papas

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Tracklist

The Right Somebody to Love

length: 0:45


What makes life the sweetest,
Bestest, and completest?
Not a big doll house or a Mickey Mouse,
But the right somebody to love.
Ice cream, cake, and candy
May be fine and dandy---
But if you ask me, they aren抰 one, two, three
To the right somebody to love.


Safe in My Garden

length: 3:14
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
Safe in my garden,
An ancient flower blooms.
And the scent from its nature
Slowly squares my room;
And its perfume being such
that it's causing me to swoon.
Could it be we were hot-wired?
(Safe in my garden, an ancient flower blooms...)
Late one night, we're very tired.
They stole our minds
And thought we'd never know it.
(And the scent from it's nature
Slowly squares my room...)
With a bottle in each hand
Too late to try to understand.
We don't care where it lands...we just throw it.

Somebody take us away...
Somebody take us away...

Safe in my garden,
(Could it be we were hot-wired
Late one night we're very tired...)
An ancient flower blooms.
(They stole our minds
And thought we'd never know it...)
And the scent from its nature
(With a bottle in each hand
Too late to try to understand...)
Slowly squares my room.
(We don't care where it lands...we just throw it.)

(Somebody take us away...)
And it's perfume being such
That it's causing me to swoon.

When you go out in the street,
So many hassles with the heat
No one there can fill your desire.
Cops out with the megaphones,
Telling people stay inside their home.
Man, can't they see the world's on fire?

Somebody take us away...take us away...

Safe in our garden,
An ancient flower blooms.
And the scent from its nature...
(Cops out with the megaphones
Tellin' people stay inside their homes)
Man, the world's on fire
Slowly squares my room.

Take us away...take us away

Meditation Mama (Transcendental Woman Travels)

length: 4:26
writer: Lou Adler, John Phillips
Transcendental mama travels
Feet barely touch the ground
Time don't mean a thing
Except that the world goes around

Meditation woman
Rather walk than ride
Never really quite convinced
She's not supposed to fly

Mojo daddy mystic
Wants both feet on the ground
Meditation mama
Keeps them spinning around
For her sweet love

Completely, good love for me

Up and down the western coast
In and out of bounds
Searching for her eastern ghost
And his magic fountain

Always just a thought behind
Never there beside her
Mojo daddy doesn't mind
He knows he's inside her

Transcendental mama travels
Feet barely touch the ground
You know the world goes around
For her sweet love

Completely, good love for me

For the Love of Ivy

length: 3:43
writer: Michelle Phillips, Lou Adler
Mama's & Papa's - For The Love Of Ivy
I never thought I'll try for the love of Ivy;
I never thought I'll cry for the love of Ivy.
Somebody hide me from the love, the love of Ivy.
It takes up all of your time to fall in love with Ivy.
(Here cometh Ivy...Ivy)

If I gathered all my means (all my means)
In a pile beside me (in a pile),
It wouldn't why help to fill my dreams (fill my dreams)
For the love of Ivy.
Money cannot buy me---
Buy for me the love of Ivy.
I'll not the kind of guy who falls in love with Ivy.

Ivy...
For the love of (Ivy)...for the love of Ivy, yeah.
For the Love of (Ivy)...for the love of Ivy, yeah.
Yeah, for the love of (Ivy)...for the love of Ivy...
Yeah, yeah...
For the love of Ivy...for the love of Ivy...
For the love of Ivy...for the love of Ivy...

If I gathered all my means
In a pile beside me,
It wouldn't help to fill my dreams
For the love of Ivy.
Somebody hide me,
From the love, the love, the love, the love...
It takes up all of your to fall in love with Ivy.

For the love of (Ivy)...for the love of Ivy, yeah.
(For the love of Ivy...)
For the Love of (Ivy)...for the love of Ivy, yeah, yeah.
(For the love of Ivy...)
Yeah, for the love of (Ivy)...for the love of Ivy...
(For the love of Ivy..)

Yeah, yeah...
For the love of Ivy...
(Ivy, darling, darling...)
For the love of Ivy...
(I would surely die for Ivy;
Darling, darling Ivy...)
Ivy, yeah...

For the love Ivy
(Ivy is the one that I adore..)
For the love of Ivy...
Ivy...
For the love of...
For the love of...

Dream a Little Dream of Me

length: 3:15
composer: Fabian André, Wilbur Schwandt
lyricist: Gus Kahn
Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Birds singing in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me

Say "Night-ie night" and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on, dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Mansions

length: 3:47
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
Sitting in our mansion,
Guarded by expansion,
Questioning our motives and our means
Wondering why this isn't like the dream.

Walls of wealth surround us
People cannot hound us.
A gentle Spanish lady cooks our meals,
But we never ask her how she feels.

Limousines and laughter,
Parties everafter.
If you play the game, you pay the price
Purchasing a piece of paradise.
Changes...changing.

Fog and rain...
([?] and trains...)
London town's the same...
(On the road again....)
Borrowing [?] from friends...
(Dirges and pain...)
Circles have...
(Circles have...)
No end.

Paris and Rome
Making their scene,
but missing our own.
Beatles and Stones
Then on the phone
And come back home.
Changes...changing.

Nothing left to bind us
People cannot find us.
You live your life a
And live it as you please.
(Please, please, please)
Live your life exactly as you please.
(Please, please, please)
Live your life and live it as you please
(Please, please, please).
Live your life exactly as you please
(Please, please, please)
Please, live your life just as you please.

Gemini Childe

length: 4:08
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
Soft rhythms cover me
[?]
Oh, the long [?] styles tumbling down.
Musical thought without sound.
Strong magical lines over the land.
Strange mystical lines on her hands.
Twin Gemini, split in two;
Half is for me, half for you.
Gemini childe.

Gemini childe...woman grown,
Lost in a world not her own.
My midnight friend, split in two
Half is for me, half for you.
Gemini childe
Gemini childe

Nothing's Too Good for My Little Girl

length: 3:10
writer: Ned Wynn
A Thursday night meeting
To talk with your dad.
He said that the organization
Makes his heart feel glad.
I picked out a movie, we went with your dad.
And he said that it's this kind of movie
That'll turn a good kid bad.
He should know cause he's a dad
and he knows what's good and what's bad;
Yes, I guess you'll never be had
Cause how many times have I heard him say...

Nothing's too good for my little girl
Give her the best, I say.
It's always first class
For my little girl all the way.

One night in a nightdream,
I dreamt of your daddy.
He was making up a list
Of all the things he thought I should have.
One day in a daydream, I found you alone,
But I didn't try to kiss you
Or even make you my own
Cause you belong to Dad
You're not on the list of things I should have
And I'm the kid who went bad.
How many times have I heard him say...

Nothing's too good for my little girl
Give her the best, I say.
It's always first class
For my little girl all the way.
No, nothin's too good for my little girl
Give her the best, I say.
It's always first class
For my little girl all the way.

Nothing's too good for my little girl...

Too Late

length: 4:11
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
When it's too late for talking,
But it's too early to be walking
And your world slowly stops its spin...
When the mind that once was open shuts
And no one can get in...

And we know that you're faking,
And there's no give or taking...
And no one's really sure who's been had.
When the love and trust have turned to dust,
And that was all you had...

Get on your pony and ride;
Get on your pony and ride.
No one to catch up to you,
If you try.
Get on your pony and ride;
Get on your pony and ride.
No one to catch up to you,
If you try.
No one to catch up to you,
If you try...cause I've tried.

Cause when the mind that once was open shuts
And you knock on the door, nobody answers anymore...
When the love and trust has turned to dust...
When the mind that once was open shuts...
When you knock on the door, nobody answers anymore...
When the love and trust has turned to dust...

Twelve Thirty

length: 3:27
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
WORDS OF LOVE
The Mamas & The Papas
(Phillips)

Words of love, so soft and tender
Won't win a girls heart anymore
If you love her then you must send her
Somewhere where she's never been before
Worn out phrases and longing gazes
Won't get you where you want to go, no!
Words of love, soft and tender
Won't win her

You oughta know by now
You oughta know, you oughta know by now
Words of love, soft and tender
Won't win her anymore

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You oughta know by now
You oughta know, you oughta know by now
Words of love, soft and tender
Won't win a girls heart anymore
If you love her then you must send her
Somewhere where she's never been before
Worn out phrases and longing gazes
Won't get you where you want to go

Words of love, soft and tender
Won't win her anymore, anymore

Rooms

length: 2:53
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
Rooms that we have lived in,
The things that they have seen;
Rooms that you shared with me,
And the rooms in between...

When you're gone, there's a drought of love.

Mornings we would wake up
Just to taste our love again,
Afraid of some break-up
Before the day could end.

When you're gone, there's a drought of love;
Empty rooms without your love.
Why can't we seem to get it on?
(Why can't we seem to get it on)

Words remain unspoken (words...);
Thoughts cannot be heard
(Thoughts...cannot be heard).
Love's just a token
Without some spoken word.
When your gone, there's a drought of love.

When you're gone, there's a drought of love;
Empty rooms without your love.
Why can't we seem to get it on?
(Why can't we seem to get it on)

Rooms that you will live in
Not a part of me.
(They'll never see...)
Rooms that you'll make love in;
Rooms I've never seen.
When you're gone, there's a drought of love...
When you're gone, there's a drought of love...

Midnight Voyage

length: 3:13
composer: John Phillips
lyricist: John Phillips
On a midnight voyage,
One that has no ending;
And it's sending me
The things that I need.

Far away from shore
Further than I've been before;
But I feel the strength of the new sea.
(Of a midnight voyage for just what you need...)

Dreams come and go,
And I sift through them.
Love (love) starts to grow
From the thoughts that I find within them.

On a midnight voyage,
Searching for my pleasure;
Reaching with my mind for something I've dreamed.
(Reaching with your mind for something you've dreamed)

Loves come and go
And I dream through them;
Dreams (dreams) start to flow
From the love that I find within them.

On a midnight voyage,
One that has no ending;
And it's sending me
Right into my mind.

On...

[spoken]
"Uh, turn back to the earphones.
Could you turn off the earphones, please?"
"Turn the television set down, please."
"And turn the air conditioning off."
"And walk around the block twice."
"Three..."

On...

[spoken]
"Your late coming in."
"I was...right with you."
"Sorry, my mistake."
"Two, three, four..."
"Five..alright? One, two, three..."

On a midnight voyage...

[spoken]
"You've got it."
"You like that Lou?"

Come on, let's take a midnight voyage;
Let me take you on a little trip.
Come on, come on,
Woah, come on...
Would you dare to take a little journey?
All aboard; all ashore.
At your leisure take a pleasure trip.
I'm sure; you're sure.
Everybody needs a pleasure trip,
My friend, my friend...