Stoney and Meatloaf — What You See Is What You Get

A What You See Is What You Get 2:16 Patti Jerome / Mike Valvano
B Lady Be Mine (edit) 3:16 Mike Campbell / Ray Monette

Produced by Ralph Terrana, Mike Valvano and Russ Terrana
Arranged by David Van De Pitte
Mixed by Glen Jordan

Label Rare Earth Cat.No. R5027 Format 7″ Year 1971 Country USA Notes hole punch in label

Stoney and Meatloaf - What You See Is What You Get

A What You See Is What You Get 2:16 Patti Jerome / Mike Valvano
B The Way You Do The Things You Do 3:02 William "Smokey" Robinson / Robert Rogers

Produced by Ralph Terrana, Mike Valvano and Russ Terrana
Arranged by David Van De Pitte
Mixed by Glen Jordan

Label Rare Earth Cat.No. RES 103 Format 7″ Year 1971 Country UK

What You See Is What You Get

Boy: There ain’t no hidden treasure
In this pot of gold, you see:
Ain’t no way you’re going to make
No silky purse outta me

Girl: Well I’m never ever gonna change your ways
I’ll take you as you are
But you got something that I want
And that’s one way to go

Both: What you see is what you get
And you ain’t seen nothing yet
What you see is what you get
And you ain’t seen nothing yet

Boy: Yeah, I told you that I loved ya
Right from the very start
Now don’t you make me sorry girl
That’ll open up my heart

Girl: Well I know that I’m no angel
Can say my first time out
But you can count on what I’ve got
‘Cause what I’ve got’s a lot—don’t you know:

Both: What you see is what you get
And you ain’t seen nothing yet (baby baby baby)
What you see is what you get
And you ain’t seen nothing yet (how ya doin’ now?)

Girl: When it’s cold I want it hot
I’ve always wanted what it’s not
But when it comes to loving you
I’m yours no matter what you do

Boy: Oh, you’re my baby and I’m your man
This is not an angel’s plan
Girl: You’re not too skinny, not too fat
Loving you is where it’s at

Both: What you see is what you get
And you ain’t seen nothing yet (baby baby baby)
What you see is what you get
And you ain’t seen nothing yet....
(repeat and 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.