Stoney and Meatloaf — It Takes All Kinds of People

A It Takes All Kinds of People 2:09 Patti Jerome / Mike Valvano
B The Way You Do The Things You Do 3:06 William "Smokey" Robinson / Robert Rogers

Produced by Ralph Terrana, Mike Valvano and Russ Terrana
Arranged by David Van De Pitte
Album "Stoney & Meatloaf" RS 528L

Label Rare Earth Cat.No. R5033F Format 7″ Year 1971 Country USA Notes hole punch in label, WOL

It Takes All Kinds of People

Boy: You know God in all of his wisdom
Paints the pretty flowers that you see
Girl: Tell me about it
You know he made them all of different
Girl, just like you and me

Girl: Now listen to me
Don’t that tell you something boy?
It’s heavy, but that’s how it’s gotta be
What’s good enough for God almighty
It’s good enough for you and me

Both: You know it takes all, all kinds of people
The young, old, and the rich and the poor
It takes all, all kinds of people
Everybody’s got to give a little bit more

Boy: I don’t care if you got no money
‘Cause money’s just a means to an end
But when you’re cold and lonely
Girl, you’re gonna cry, cry up all dreams

Girl: But your love, with love–with love for each other boy
We can get down to where we’re feeling free
Every man, woman and child
I’ll bet ya will live in love and harmony

Both: Together
Together

You know it takes all, all kinds of people
The young, old, and the rich and the poor
It takes all, all kinds of people
Everybody’s got to give a little bit more

It takes all, all kinds of people
The young, old and the rich and the poor
It takes all, all kinds of people
Everybody’s got to give a little bit more....
(fade)

The Way You Do the Things You Do

Girl: Honey there’s something I’ve got to say to you
Oh I know I haven’t told you before
But it wasn’t until the other night
When you told me you loved me
That I felt that I should tell you this

You got a smile so bright
You know, you could have been a candle
You’re holding me so tight
You know, you could have been a handle

Boy: The way you swept me off my feet
You know, you could have been a broom
The way you smell so sweet
You know, you could have been some perfume

Both: Well, you could have been
Anything that you wanted to
Girl:And I can tell
Boy:The way you do the things you do
(the way you do the things you do)

Boy: As pretty as you are
You know, you could have been a flower
If good looks caused a minute
Oh, you could have been an hour

Girl: The way you stole my heart
You know, you could have been a cool crook
And baby, you’re so smart (baby you’re so smart)
You know, you could have been a school book

Both: Well, you could have been
Anything that you wanted to
Girl:And I can tell
Boy:The way you do the things you do
(the way you do the things you do)

Girl: You made my life so rich
You know, you could have been some money
And baby, you’re so sweet
You know, you should have been some honey

Boy: The way you stole my heart
You know, you could have been a cool crook
And baby, you’re so smart (baby you’re so smart)
You know, you could have been a school book

Both: Well, you could have been
Anything that you wanted to
Girl:And I can tell
Boy:The way you do the things you do
(the way you do the things you do)

Girl:The way you swept me off my feet
Boy:Oh, life is complete
Girl:You make my life so bright
Boy:Oh, you’re gonna feel all right
Girl:The way you swept me off my feet....
(fade)

Many thanks to David Shadbolt @ The Stoney and Meatloaf pages for the rough versions and kind words.