If Not For You

 

if-not-for-you-a 1971

Este LP fue lanzado como Olivia Newton-John en el Reino Unido por Pye . Un bonito LP de debut, este álbum caracteríza a Olivia por sus primeros éxitos en la música popular (Country).
Fué remasterizado en 1998 para Australia sin incluir la 1ª pista

Me And Bobby McGee

Busted flat in Baton rouge
Headin’ for the train
Feelin’ nearly faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down
Just before it rained
Took us all the way to New Orleans
I took my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna
I was blowin’ sad while Bobby sang the blues
With them windshield wipers slappin’ time
And Bobby clappin’ hands
We finally sang up every song that driver knew
Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
And nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free
Feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
Buddy, that was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee
From the coal mines of Kentucky
To the California sun
Bobby shared the secrets of my soul
Standin’ right beside me
Through everything I’ve done
And every night he kept me from the cold
Then somewhere near Salinas
I let him slip away
Lookin’ for the home I hope he’ll find
And I’ll trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holdin’ Bobby’s body next to mine
Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
And nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ but it’s free
Feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when Bobby sang the blues
Buddy, that was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee
Enough for me and Bobby McGee
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee
I let him slip away
Lookin’ for the home I hope he finds
Enough for me and my Bobby McGee
Enough for me and my Bobby McGee, yeah

Foster/Kristofferson

If

If a picture paints a thousand words
Then why can’t I paint you
The words will never show
The you I’ve come to know
If a face could launch a thousand ships
Then where am I to go
There’s no one home but you
You’re all that’s left me too
And when my love for life is running dry
You’ll come and pour yourself on me
If a girl could be two places at one time
I’d be with you
Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way
If the world should stop revolving
Spinning slowly down to die
I’d spend the end with you
And when the world was through
Then one by one the stars would all go out
Then you and I would simply fly away

David Gates

Banks Of The Ohio

I asked my love to take a walk
To take a walk, just a little walk
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio
And only say that you’ll be mine
In no others’ arms entwine
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio
I held a knife against his breast
As into my arms he pressed
He cried "my love, don’t you murder me
I’m not prepared for eternity"
I wandered home ‘tween twelve and one
I cried, "My God, what have I done?"
I’ve killed the only man I love
He would not take me for his bride
And only say that you’ll be mine
In no others’ arms entwine
Down beside where the waters flow
Down by the banks of the Ohio

Arr Welch/Farrar

In A Station

Once I walked through the halls of a station
Someone called your name
In the street I heard children laughing
They all sound the same
One day could you ever know me
Know the reason why I live
Is there nothin you can show me
Life seems so little to give
Once I climbed up the face of a mountain
And ate the wild fruit there
Fell asleep until the moonlight woke me
And I could taste your hair
Isn’t everybody dreaming
And the voice I hear is real
Out of all the idle scheming
Can’t we have something to feel
Once upon a time leaves me empty
Tomorrow never came
I could sing the sound of your laughter
Still I don’t know you name
Must be some way to repay you
Out of all the good you gave
If a rumor should delay you
Love seems so little to save

Manuel

Love Song

The words I have to say
May well be simple but they’re true
Until you give your love
There’s nothing more that we can do
Love is the opening door
Love is what we came here for
No one could offer you more
Do you know what I mean?
Have your eyes really seen?
You say it’s very hard
To leave behind the life we knew
But there’s no other way
And now it’s really up to you
Love is the key we must turn
Truth is the flame we must burn
Freedom the lesson we must learn
Do you know what I mean?
Have your eyes really seen?
Love is the key we must turn
Truth is the flame we must burn
Freedom the lesson we must learn
Do you know what I mean?
Have your eyes really seen?
Do you know what I mean?
Have your eyes really seen?

Ducan

Help Me Make It Through The Night

Take the ribbon from my hair
Shake it loose and let it fall
Lay it soft against your skin
Like the shadows on the wall
Come and lay down by my side
Till the early morning light
All I’m takin’ is your time
Help me make it through the night
I don’t care who’s right or wrong
I don’t try to understand
Let the devil take tomorrow
Lord, tonight I need a friend
Yesterday is dead and gone
And tomorrow’s out of sight
And it’s sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night
And it’s sad to be alone
Help me make it through the night
I don’t wanna be alone
Help me make it through the night

Kris Kristofferson

If Not For You

If not for you
Babe I couldn’t even find the door
I couldn’t even see the floor
I’d be sad and blue
If not for you
If not for you
Babe the night would see me wide awake
The day would surely have to break
And it would not be new
If not for you
If not for you my sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love I’d be nowhere at all
I’d be lost if not for you
If not for you
The winter would hold no spring
Couldn’t hear a robin sing
I just wouldn’t have a clue
It not for you
If not for you my sky would fall
Rain would gather too
Without your love I’d be nowhere at all
I’d be lost if not for you
If not for you
The winter would hold no spring
You couldn’t hear a robin sing
I just wouldn’t have a clue
It not for you
If not for you

Bob Dylan

Where Are You Going To My Love

I hold your hand and gently touch your hair
Then we’ll walk together hand in hand
The way it used to be
The way you smile and kiss me tenderly
Tears begin to fill my misty eyes
Now you are gone from me
Where are you going to, my love
Will you come back when the sun shines
Anytime you want to come home
It’s all right
Where are you going to, my love
Will our love return tomorrow
Anytime you want to call me
It’s all right
I hear your voice
It’s always haunting me
Everywhere I turn I see you face
But you’re never there
You’re all I have,
You’re all I’m living for
I can’t bear the pain and misery
Please come back to me
Where are you going to, my love
Will you come back when the sun shines
Anytime you want to come home
It’s all right
Where are you going to, my love
Will our love return tomorrow
Anytime you want to call me
It’s all right

Hiller/Goodison/Leslie/Day

Lullaby

I give you stars and sunshine
A rainbow at your feet each time you rise
So dry your eyes
The house of yesterday is crumblin’ at my feet
But I don’t mind, I had my time
I am but yesterday
And you my child, tomorrow
There’s nothing I can give you
For you have more than me
You are the truth within your youth
I watch you dance and playing
The little prince of all that you survey
Each night, each day
I am the good old days,
And you my child, tomorrow
If I have any future
It is within your eyes
Each time you smile
My child, my child
The hand of life will rock you
I brought you forth
And then my task was through
I give to you
This wondrous view
I am but yesterday
And you my child, tomorrow
And you my child, tomorrow
And you my child, tomorrow

Duncan

 If You Could Read My Mind

If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old-time movie
About a ghost from a wishing well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free As long as I’m a ghost that you can’t see
If I could read your mind, love
What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind that drugstores sell
when you reach the part
Where the heartaches come
The hero would be me
The hero often fails
And you won’t read that book again
Because the ending’s just too hard to take
I’ll walk away like a movie star
Who gets burned in a three-way script
Enter number two
A movie queen to play the scene
Are bringing all the good things out in me
But for now love, let’s be real
I never thought I could act this way
And I’ve got to say, I just don’t get it
I don’t know where we went wrong
But the feeling’s gone and I just can’t get it back

Lightfoot

If I Gotta Leave

I know your leaving’s too long overdue
For far too long I’ve had nothing new to show to you
Goodbye dry eyes
I watched your plane fade off west of the moon
And it felt so strange to walk away alone
No regrets
No tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again
The hours that were yours
Echo like empty rooms
The thoughts we used to share
I now keep alone
I woke last night and spoke to you
Not thinking you were gone
It felt so strange to lie awake alone
No regrets
No tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again
Our friends have tried
To turn my nights into day
Strange faces in your place
Can’t keep the ghosts away
Just beyond the darkest hour
Just behind the door
It still feels so strange to lead my life alone
Oh no regrets
No tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again

Hiller/Curtis

No Regrets

I know your leaving’s too long overdue
For far too long I’ve had nothing new to show to you
Goodbye dry eyes
I watched your plane fade off west of the moon
And it felt so strange to walk away alone
No regrets
No tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again
The hours that were yours
Echo like empty rooms
The thoughts we used to share
I now keep alone
I woke last night and spoke to you
Not thinking you were gone
It felt so strange to lie awake alone
No regrets
No tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again
Our friends have tried
To turn my nights into day
Strange faces in your place
Can’t keep the ghosts away
Just beyond the darkest hour
Just behind the door
It still feels so strange to lead my life alone
Oh no regrets
No tears goodbye
Don’t want you back
We’d only cry again
Say goodbye again

Rush

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