Lyrics

And Then - Because We're Young - Beyond The Heartbreak - Christmas Day - Girl of My Best Friend - Half Heaven, Half Heartache - I Didn't Figure On Him - I Got Burned - Loneliness Of A Star - Lonely Star - Love Isn't Like That - Please Don't Go - Poison Ivy League - Pray For Me - She's Everything - So Close To Heaven - You Don't Know What You've Got (more songs will be added later. If you have lyrics to other Ral Donner songs not already listed please e-mail to tcwilson29@gmail.com )

And Then
(McCollum-Hutchins)
TAU 105

When you (when you)
Need someone (need someone)
To follow, follow your heart

Then you'll want (you'll want)
Someone special (someone)
To give love it's start

And then (and then)
And only then (only then)
You'll know love has it's sorrow

Someday (someday)
She'll come walking (walking)
Into, into your heart

How you'll want her
(You'll want her)
Oh, how you'll need her
(You'll need her)
Never, never to part

And then (and then)
And only then (only then)
You'll know love's sweet tomorrow

I know (I know)
How it hurts you (it hurts you)
To love and to lose

But you must (you must)
Take the gamble (gamble)
If love is for you

And then (and then)
And only then (only then)
You'll know love has no sorrow

And then (and then)
And only then (only then)
You'll know love's sweet tomorrow

And then, oh, oh...

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Because We're Young
(Spinks)
GONE 5119

Because we're young, we want to live
And we must teach our heart strings
How to bend and give
Because we're young, when life is green
If your heart should be broken
Hold on to your dreams
While we're coming of age, dear
Heartaches it may bring
Soon we'll be passed that stage dear
Let's go out and have our frees
Because we're young, when love is new
As we search for tomorrow
Hold me close to you
So come what may, let's live each day
Songs are sang, life is singin'
Because we're young

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Beyond The Heartbreak
(Ral Donner)
REPRISE R-20192

I pass you on the street every day
But it don't hurt like yesterday
And I'm beyond the heartbreak
But still in love

And I don't stand there and tremble when you walk by
I couldn't cry even if I tried
And I'm beyond the heartbreak
But still in love

Oh yes, I used to stay up at night
And I'd break right down and cry
When I was all alone
I thought I would die-ie-ie

But now I am still living just like before
Love her still bad, then it hurts no more
When you're beyond the heartbreak
But still in love
Beyond the heartbreak, yeah-yeah
But still in love
Beyond the heartbreak, yeah-yeah
But still in love
[Fade]

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Christmas Day
(Donner - Joseph)
REPRISE R-20135

Sleigh bells ringing, mistletoe
Children playing in the snow
These are the things that make up Christmas Day
Carol singing down the street
Everyone's open when they meet
These are the things that make up Christmas Day
Church bells ringing, children singing
Everyone's enjoying Christmas Day
And with that star above
Shining down its love
With its light of truth to show the way
Santa's coming tonight in a sleigh
The snow will glisten and show him the way
These are the things that make up Christmas Day
Church bells ringing, children singing
Everyone's enjoying Christmas Day
And with that star above
Shining down its love
With its light of truth to show the way
Santa's coming tonight in a sleigh
The snow will glisten and show him the way
These are the things that make up Christmas
These are the things that make up Christmas
These are the things that make up Christmas

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Girl of My Best Friend
(Written by Beverly Ross and Sam Bobrick)
GONE 5102
Peaked at # 19 in 1961

(bah dooby doo) The way she walks
(bah dooby doo) The way she talks
(bah dooby doo) How long can I pretend?
Oh, I can't help it, I'm in love with the girl of my best friend

(bah dooby doo) Her lovely hair
(bah dooby doo) Her skin so fair
(bah dooby doo) This could go on and never end
Oh, I can't help it, I'm in love with the girl of my best friend (ah, ah, ah, ah)

I long to tell her how I love her so
And hold her in my arms, but then (ah, ah, ah, ah)
What if she got real mad and told him so?
I could never face either one again (bum, bum, bum, bum)

Ah, hah, umm
The way they kiss (bah dooby ooh)
Their happiness (bah dooby ooh)
Will my aching heart ever mend?
Or will I always be in love with the girl of my best friend?

(bah dooby ooh) Please make it end
(bah dooby ooh) Oh, let it end
(bah dooby ooh) Why won't it end?
FADE

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Half Heaven, Half Heartache
GONE
(Goehring, Gold, Schroeder)

My arms reach out for you, I kiss you tenderly
But you touch my lips you're kissing him not me, why must it be
Half heaven, half heartache, my lovin' you, darlin'
Can't you forget that other love you knew, hmm

Within your angel eyes a world of dreams are there
Yet I'll keep wondering if they are mine to share, oh it's just not fair
Half heaven, half heartache, my loving you, darlin'
Oh, let my love be strong enough to take away the heartache
And make my life a heaven on earth with you-ou-oo-ou

(instrumental interlude)

Half heaven, half heartache, my loving you, darlin'
Oh, let my love be strong enough to take away the heartache
And make my life a heaven on earth with you-ou-oo-oo-ou

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I Didn't Figure On Him
(D. Lapham)
GONE 5114

I thought I had you all wrapped up
I thought I owned your heart
I didn't think there was a guy in this world
Who could ever break us apart
Oh, but I didn't figure on him to come back
I forgot he ever existed
I didn't figure on him to come back
I didn't know that you missed his kisses
(Boom-boom, boom-boom-boom)

When he walked out on you that time
I saw my chance to move in
For I've always wanted you to be mine
Even when you were going with him
Oh, but I didn't figure on him to come back
I forgot he ever existed
I didn't figure on him to come back
I didn't know that you missed his kisses
(Boom-boom, boom-boom-boom)

Now all my dreams have fallen apart
'Cause I heard he wants you back
Are you really going back to him for more
Are you really going to break my heart
Oh, 'cause I didn't figure on him to come back
I forgot he ever existed
I didn't figure on him to come back
I didn't know that you missed his kisses
Oh now, I didn't figure on him to come back
Now, don't you tell me he's a-coming back
Oh, are you really gonna take him back
'Cause I didn't figure on him to come back
Please, please, tell me he ain't coming back
[Fade]

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I Got Burned
(Donner)
REPRISE R-20141

I feel the heartbreak, I feel the pain
I got burned, now I'm wreckin' my brain
Wondering how you could do this
Leave me missin' your sweet kiss
So, I, I-I, I got burned by you

Don't play with fire, 'cause you'll get burned
My mama told me, and now I've learned
That sometimes love's a vicious thing
It leaves a painful fiery sting
Oh, I, I-I, I got burned by you

Love makes you happy, but love can be blue
When your sweetheart leaves you
I hope you're happy, I hope you're fine
'Cause any minute, I'll scream out loud
How your sweet face and flashy eyes
Made feel like paradise
Oh, I, I-I, I got burned by you

Love makes you happy, but love can be blue
When your sweetheart leaves you
Feelin' better, but you can bet
That through the years, I won't forget
How your sweet face and flashy eyes
Made feel like paradise
Oh, I, I-I, I got burned by you
I got burned
I got burned
I got burned

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Loneliness Of A Star
(Donner - Hutchins)
TAU 105

Another show, another day
And more and more, in every way
I realize, what I saw from afar
Was the loneliness of a star

At first the path seems so bright
They gathered 'round
To see the sight of my new clothes, my shiny car
They brought the loneliness of a star

I try so hard to make them see
That they were just like me
But all the want is my name
And when they get it, they walk away

I worked so hard to climb the hill
Now I'm up there and yet and still
My only friend is my guitar
I know the the loneliness of a star
Loneliness of a star...

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Lonely Star
(B. Ross/S. Bobrick)
Transcribed by:
Leonard Bednarczyk
Elmhurst Il, 60126
02/24/08

There's a lonely star in heaven, shining oh so bright
Wind and rain and angry heavens, can't put out its light
Well my loves like that star in heaven, burning strong and true
Though I may not have your kisses
I'll still watch over you

There's a lonely star in heaven, and it lights the sky
And that star will burn forever, it will never die
Well my loves like that star in heaven, burning strong and true
Though your arms may never want me
Let me watch over you
Let me watch over you

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Love Isn't Like That

(Ral Donner)

Red Bird 10-057

Love is always made out to be
Made out to be tender and fine
The way some people treat love, treat love
I think, I think it's a crime
I guess they don't know, they don't know
The value of a heart
And how bad it can be when it all is torn apart.

So don't ever tell me
About love and all it's charms
Or the feel of her arms
Love isn't like that.

I had a love, yes I had a love
Till just yesterday
Now she's gone, yes she's gone
And taken my happiness away
And now those black, black clouds are closing in
Too bad I can't begin to tell ya
The kind of shape, my heart is in.

So don't ever tell me
How love can make you feel
Don't tell me that love is real
Love isn't like that.

And I don't care about tomorrow
Or what tomorrow's gonna bring
To be in love only brought sorrow
And I've lost everything.

I don't know, no I don't know
What tomorrow's gonna bring
I'm much too sad, much too sad
To worry about a thing
And all I know, all I know is the darkness of the day
And how bad it's been for me
Since you went away.

Love isn't like that, no no no
Love isn't like that, no no no
Love isn't like that, no no no.

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Please Don't Go
(Douglas Lapham)
GONE 5114

You're gonna make, you're gonna make me cry
I know you'd like to see me cry
But I still love you so
Why, I'll never know
But please don't go

If you don't want, if you don't want me to cry
Well baby look, I'm startin to cry
But I still love you so
Why, I'll never know
But please don't go

No other loves have come into my life
But you're the one
That puts me in paradise
Well, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon and make me cry

You know, you know that you can make me cry
And I still love you so
Why, I'll never know
But please don't go

And I still love you so
Why, I'll never know
But please don't go

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Poison Ivy League

(Singleton - Tubert)

Fontana 1502

Well you can always tell him
By the way he wears his clothes
Or by his college tie and his stuck up nose
Or by his ivy haircut or his frat rat pin
And by the state of confusion
That he's always in his room
Ivy League, I said that Ivy League
That Poison Ivy League, oh yeah Poison Ivy League

Well, from his humble beginnings of a million bucks or two
He gets away with things that would jail me and you
He wears the proper lotion though he doesn't even sweat
He's a member in good standing of the social set
He's from the Ivy League I said that Ivy League
Poison Ivy League, oh yeah Poison Ivy League

Yeah, he's been cited for his bravery during panty raids
And lead pillow fights during homecoming days
Well there's no doubt about it, he's a better than me and you
And if you don't believe it, yeah he'll tell you that it's true
He's from the Ivy League, I said the Ivy League
The Poison Ivy league, oh yeah Poison Ivy League

Well, they dress alike and act alike and do things all the same
With their cool this and cool that they have such proper names
Well, it's Chauncy this and Craig ol' boy and rah rah fight team fight
Well, there's howling all around till two and we'll get drunk tonight

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Pray For Me
(Mann-Hunter)
GONE
Transcribed by:
Leonard Bednarczyk
Elmhurst Il, 60126
02/14/08

(Sung by back up vocals)

(ba-doom, ba-doom, ba-doom)
I'm so sad and lonely,
(ba-doom)
blue as I can be.
(ba-doom)
I'm walkin' by the river, that flows into the sea.
So pray for me,
pray for me,
Please pray for me.

(ba-doom)
I don't have a lover,
(ba-doom)
All I do is cry,
(ba-doom)
There is nothin' that I live for
I feel, I feel I wanna die
So pray for me,
pray for me,
Please pray for me.

Just like a beggar
(pray for me)
Get down on your knees
(pray for me)
Do me a favor
Please, please, please.
(ba-doom)
Show me a little mercy
(ba-doom)
Tell the one above,
(ba-doom)
I feel so sad and lonely
I need, I need someone to love
So pray for me,
pray for me,
Please pray for me.

(oooooo….)
Just like a beggar
(pray for me)
Get down on your knees
(pray for me)
Do me a favor
Please, please, please.
(ba-doom)
Show me a little mercy
(ba-doom)
Tell the one above,
(ba-doom)
I feel so sad and lonely
I need, I need someone to love
So pray for me
Pray for me
Please pray for me.

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She's Everything
(Written by Douglas Lapham and Chesley Howard)
GONE 5121
Peaked at # 18 in 1962

If only you would have kissed me
The way that she kissed me
And if only (la-la-la) you would have loved me (la-la-la)
The way that (la-la-la) she loved me
But you didn't, now she's with me
Oh, yes, darlin', she's everything I wanted you to be-ee-ee-ee-ee

And its-a not that I love her so much more
It's just she gave me the love I've been longin' for
Oh-oh the love I wanted from you
Oh, from you, oh

If only (only) you would have wanted me (la-la-la)
The way she (la-la-la) says she wants me (wants me)
And if only (only) you said you needed me (la-la-la)
The way she (la-la-la) said she needs me (needs me)
But you didn't say a word to me
Oh, yes, darlin', she's everything I wanted you to be-ee-ee-ee
She's everything I wanted you to be
Oh, ev-ev-everything I wanted you to be

FADE
Oh, yes, everything I wanted you to be

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So Close To Heaven
(Doc Pumas - Mort Shuman)
GONE 5108
Transcribed by:
Leonard Bednarczyk
Elmhurst Il, 60126
02/16/08

(Sung by back up vocals)

(oooooo-ooooo-oooooo-ooooooo)
(ooooo-oooooo-ooooo-oooooooo)

So close to heaven
When I'm close to you
Please take my hand pretty baby
Won't you make my dreams come true
So close to heaven
It seems like paradise
I'd give a million to stay here
I would gladly pay the price

Well I, always thought that I'd get lucky
and find someone some day
and now it seems that I got lucky
when a you came my way

So close to heaven
well I'm so satisfied
I would, spend my life in heaven
If you stay here by my side

Well I, always thought that I'd get lucky
and find someone some day
well now it seems that I got lucky
when a you came my way

So close to heaven
I'm so satisfied
I'd spend my life in heaven
If you stay here by my side
If you stay here by my side

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You Don't Know What You've Got
(Written by George Burton and Paul Hampton)
GONE 5108
Peaked at # 4 in 1961

You don't know what you've got until you lose it
You gave me all your love but I abused it
And now I'm sorry for the things I didn't say
`cause I know now I acted in a foolish way
(oh yeah) uh-huh-huh (oh yeah) oh-oh-yeah

You don't know what you've got until you lose it
You gave me all your love but I misused it
I never knew how lonely loneliness could be
And now I need you, dear, as you once needed me
(oh yeah) uh-huh-huh (oh yeah) oh-oh-yeah

So now if you'd come to this lonely heart you own
I'd give you all my lovin' like you've never known
(bom, bom, bom, bom)

You don't know what you've got until you lose it
You gave me all your love but I misused it
And now I'm sorry for the things I didn't say
`cause I know now I acted in a foolish way
(oh yeah) uh-huh-huh (oh yeah) oh-oh-yeah

(oh yeah) uh-huh-huh (oh yeah) oh-oh-yeah
FADE
(oh yeah) uh-huh-huh (oh yeah)

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