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THE BEE GEES PLAY AND SING 14 BARRY GIBB SONGS (1965)

I was a lover, a leader of men / I don't think it's funny / How love was true / To be or not to be / Timber / Claustrophobia / Could it be / And the children laughing / Wine and women / Don't say goodbye / Peace of mind / Take hold of that star / You wouldn't know / Follow the wind.


I WAS A LOVER, A LEADER OF MAN

Ah, ah, ah, ah.
I was a lover, a leader of men,
all of the women I knew were my friends.
I was so happy, my feet on the ground,
I didn't know I was on the way down
'cause you don't feel the same,
it's only a game, it's only a game, it's only a game.

Ah, ah, ah, ah.
I had a billion or two in the bank,
I gave to charity, ain't got no thanks.
You gave me all that a woman could give
less your affection, I don't want to live
'cause you don't feel the same,
it's only a game, it's only a game, it's only a game.

'cause you don't feel the same

I was a lover, a leader of men,
all of the women I knew were my friends.
I was so happy, my feet on the ground,
I didn't know, I was on the way down
'cause you don't feel the same,
it's only a game, it's only a game, it's only a game.

Ah, ah, ah,...


I DON'T THINK IT'S FUNNY

You get your pleasures out of hurting me, honey.
You get your kicks out of watching me cry.
You play around an awful lot to hurt me, honey.
Why do you laugh when there are tears in my eyes?

I don't think it's funny, honey.
My skies are not so sunny.
Why don't you make up your mind?
Let me put my arms around you,
make rainbows all around you
but I don't know if you are mine.

If I was yours and you were mine, my little honey,
we could be happy till the very day I die,
but all you ever want to do is hurt me, honey.
Why do you laugh when there are tears in my eyes?

I don't think it's funny, honey.
My skies are not so sunny.
Why don't you make up your mind?
Let me put my arms around you,
make rainbows all around you
but I don't know if you are mine.

I don't think it's funny, honey.
My skies are not so sunny.
Why don't you make up your mind?
Let me put my arms around you,
make rainbows all around you
but I don't know if you are mine,
but I don't know if you are mine,
but I don't know if you are mine.


HOW LOVE WAS TRUE

How love was true yesterday.
I love you every way.
I saw you standing there,
you gave me cause to stare,
and then I knew I had to have you.

You could be mine if you tried.
All that you do is tell me lies.
(Ah) You think that love's a game
(Ah) but I don't feel the same.
(Ah) I should have known
(Ah) that I'd get the pain.

How love was true yesterday.
I love you every way.
I saw you standing there,
you gave me cause to stare,
and then knew I had to have you.


TO BE OR NOT TO BE

You build me up,
you let me down .
How can I love,
you give me no ground.
To be or not to be,
to be or not to be,
am I gonna have you for me.

One little light
I saw this morn.
The light in your eyes,
I don't see no more.
To be or not to be,
to be or not to be,
am I gonna have you for me,
well.

Give me a chance.
Make up your mind.
Give me romance.
Tell me you're mine.
To be or not to be,
well, to be or not to be,
am I gonna have you for me,
well.

Well, to be or not to be.
Well, to be or not to be.
To be or not to be,
am gonna have you for me.

Well, to be or not to be.
Well, to be or not to be.
Well, to be or not to be .
am I gonna have you for me.


TIMBER

When I first saw you standing there, you set my heart reeling,
baby, you gave me such a feeling ,
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm a falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well, it happens every time I look in your eyes,
baby, it's paradise,
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.

Well, I wish that you were mine to be forever and ever.
Without you darling I just can't sleep.
I'm only happy when we're together.

I guess it's time that I told you so.
I'll always want to hold you.
Baby, have I ever told you
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.

I wish that you were mine and keen forever and ever.
Without you darling I just can't sleep.
I'm only happy when we're together.

I guess it's time that I told you so.
I'll always want to hold you.
Baby, have I ever told you
my heart cries timber, timber, timber, timber,
timber, baby, 'cause I'm falling for you,
yeah, yeah, yeah.
...


CLAUSTROPHOBIA

I'd like to be the one to see
your loving mind at the start,
but I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys in your heart.
I'd like to know how far you'd go
to use those lips of wine,
but I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind.

Oh, oh, oh, one, two, three and now there's me,
you practice to deceive,
you lead me on another one,
I've got no room to breathe.

So bye-bye you who can't be true,
I'm leaving you behind,
'cause I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind.

I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind.

Oh, oh, oh, one, two, three and now there's me,
you practice to deceive,
you lead me on another one,
I've got no room to breathe.

So bye-bye you who can't be true,
I'm leaving you behind
'cause I get claustrophobia
'cause there's too many boys on your mind,
too many boys on your mind,
too many boys on your mind.


COULD IT BE

Look at me,
I don't know what I'm doing
ever since I looked at you.
How did I get this crazy feeling?
Could it be I'm in love with you?

Ever since I saw you in the moonlight
I've had this feeling through and through,
since that time, I haven't done a thing right.
Could it be I'm in love with you?

Oh golly gee,
I don't know where I'm going,
I'm trying to make you see,
oh boy, I got to make her fall in love with me.

Oh, night after night, I'm always dreaming,
why don't you make those dreams come true?
Can't you see how much I really love you?
Why don't you learn to love me too?

Oh golly gee,
I don't know where I'm going,
I'm trying to make you see,
oh boy, I got to make her fall in love with me.

Oh, night after night, I'm always dreaming,
why don't you make those dreams come true?
Can't you see how much I really love you?
Why don't you learn to love me too?
Love me too,
love me too.


AND THE CHILDREN LAUGHING

Ah......
Well, I've been working up a fever trying to
straighten up the mess in my mind about this place,
I can't contain myself anymore,
can't you see it's written all over my face?
Why don't you get on your feet?
It's about time you got to think
whatever happened to peace?
Well, open your eyes and you'll see children laughing,
voices singing, hearts beating.

You're always talking right and talking about
the world and its corruption and moral decay,
but what you gonna do about it? Nothing,
'cause you're more like children than children while they play,
Why you're so clean through and through you won't shake hands
with a negro who's maybe cleaner than you.
Well, listen around and you'll hear children laughing,
voices singing, hearts beating like they always do,
so what's wrong with you?

You're so blown up with anger about the world,
you write the songs about it all,
yet you don't even know your neighbour's name.
And now you want to go to the moon and live there,
when you know it'll only end up the same.
How can he give you any gratitude,
with your endless sickening attitude?
You strive to get ahead
but you leave each other dead.
Can't you see children laughing,
voices singing, hearts beating like they always do?
So what's wrong with you?

Children laughing, voices singing hearts beating.
Children laughing, voices singing, hearts...


WINE AND WOMEN

Wine and women and song will only make me sad.
Love and kisses and hugs, the things I never had.
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
What shall I do (what shall I do).
What shall I do (what shall I do).

Cars and buses and trams make a lot of noise.
All my women have gone out with other boys.
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
I won't complain (I won't complain).
I feel no pain (I feel no pain).

Ooh..
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
I won't complain (I won't complain).
I feel no pain (I feel no pain).

Wine and women and song will only make me sad.
Love and kisses and hugs, the thing I never had.
If this should end, I don't mind.
If this should end, I will find.
I won't complain (I won't complain).
I feel no pain ( I feel no pain).
I won't complain., cry.


DON'T SAY GOODBYE

Please believe me, I will never be untrue,
and don't believe the jealous lies they told to you.
Oh no, don't go, don't make this poor boy cry,
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.

Now don't you know I love you more than I can say,
and it would mean my life if you should run away.
Oh no, don't go, don't make this poor boy cry,
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.

You just won't listen to my pleas,
you want me begging on my knees.

So sit right down and listen while I beg, you see
I'll never be untrue, so please believe in me.
Oh no, don't go, don't make this poor boy cry,
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.
I'll be true, I beg of you, don't say goodbye.


PEACE OF MIND

Ah........
Some may find peace of mind loving a girl like you
but I can say, in your way, you only make me blue.
Some may say you don't play, you have a heart that's true
but how can they believe what you say, you only make me blue.

You hurt me and you fool around.
You don't even give me a chance.
Well it's over and I'm telling you
it's the end of our romance.

Some may find peace of mind loving a girl like you
but I can say, in your way, you only make me blue.
Ah.....

You hurt me and you fool around.
You don't even give me a chance.
Well it's over and I'm telling you
it's the end of our romance.

Some may find peace of mind loving a girl like you
but I can say, in your way, you only make me blue.
Ah.....


TAKE HOLD OF THAT STAR

Take hold of that star I give to you
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.
Take hold of that star and put it in your locket
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.

I'd give you the moon or the sun
or the starlights with a love so true,
and if it rains, I'll give you a rainbow too.

Take hold of that star and put it in your locket
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.

I'd give you the moon or the sun
or the starlights with a love so true.
and if it rains, I'll give you a rainbow too.

Take hold of that star and put it in your locket
and tell me that you love me
just as I love you.
La la la...... as I love you.


YOU WOULDN'T KNOW

Come a bit close to me,
let me be kissed.
Come on and show to me
what I have missed .
I love you, woman,
I know that I'll get you somehow.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
Well, I'm telling you now.

Morning and night time too,
I'm so alone.
Your love and my love, girl,
we shall be one.
I'm gonna get you
or else there will be a big row.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so, oh.
Well, I'm telling you now.

I go to sleep but I cry,
I'm telling you now.
My heart is asking me why
I'm telling you now.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so, oh.
Well, I'm telling you now.

Come a bit close to me,
let me be kissed.
Come on and show to me
what I have missed.
I love you, woman,
I know that I'll get you somehow.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so.
You wouldn't know if I hadn't told you so, oh.
Well, I'm telling you now.

I'm telling you now
I'm telling you now
I'm telling you now
I'm telling you now
...


FOLLOW THE WIND

I'm so weary from holding this load,
but it's only my love for you that I walk this lonely road,
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
and the wind will take me hold before the cold.

Every star I have counted,
each flower I have seen,
but the place where I'm going, there's no grass as green,
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
and the wind will take me home where I can dream.

In the hour I am lonely, your love will be mine,
I will stay in your arms dear, until comes the time.
I must be on my way for my home is anywhere.
I have no time to stay, I have no time to care.
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
as the wind gently blows in my hair.

I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
as the wind gently blows in my hair.
I must follow the wind, follow the wind,
as the wind gently blows in my hair.

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