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Tom Clay's What the World Needs Now Is Love

[My own remarks are placed within [brackets] through-out this transcript from MoWest record MW 103L, released in July, 1971]

SIDE I

What The World Needs Now Is Love
(H. David / B. Bacharach)
Blue Seas Music, Inc. / Jac Music Co., Inc.   ASCAP
Abraham, Martin and John
(D. Holler)
Roznique Music, Inc.   ASCAP
6:19

Whatever Happened To Love
(A. Butler / T. Clay)
Jobete Music Co., Inc.   BMI
3:13

What's Goin' On
(A. Cleveland / M. Gaye / R. Benson)
Jobete Music Co., Inc.   BMI
3:07

**  For Years?
(Adapted by T. Clay)
Jobete Music Co., Inc.   BMI
1:58

The Victors
(T. Clay)
Jobete Music Co., Inc.   BMI
4:35

SIDE II

MacArthur Park
(J. Webb)
Canopy Music Inc.   ASCAP
1:32

This Guy's In Love With You
(H. David / B. Bacharach)
Blue Seas Music, Inc. / Jac Music Co., Inc.   ASCAP
4:13

Baby I Need Your Loving
(E. Holland / L. Dozier / B. Holland)
Jobete Music Co., Inc.   BMI
2:30

Both Sides Now
(J. Mitchell)
Siquomb Publishing Corp.   BMI
3:50

Bridge Over Troubled Water
(P. Simon)
Charing Cross Music, Inc.   BMI
2:30

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PRODUCED BY TOM CLAY

SPECIAL MATERIAL CONCEIVED AND
WRITTEN BY TOM CLAY

ARRANGED BY ARTIE BUTLER
*  ARRANGED BY GENE PAGE
PRODUCTION SUPERVISION BY
DAVE PELL

**  Sung by Tom Clay's daughters
Candy, Becky and Kimmy

"What is Seggeration" segment in "What The World
Needs Now Is Love" by Reverend Edward D. Wrobleski
with Jennifer Landis and Jill Weinberger used through
the courtesy of the Franciscan Communications Center.

Engineers: Angel L. Balestier and Bob Porter
Executive Producer: Berry Gordy

Liner Photography by: Bonnie Lynn Jay
Illustration by: Ellen Lockart

MW 103 L  MoWest TM

[All Copyrights acknowledged to their respective owners]

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[ 6:19   Side 1, track 1:   What the World Needs Now Is Love ]

-What is segregation?
-I don't know what seggeration is.
-What is bigotry?
-I don't know what biggery is.
-What does...  hatred mean?
-I don't know what that is..
-What is prejudice?
-Hmm..  I think it's when someone's sick.

[whistle] -Rise and shine, boys!
-One, two, three, four! One, two, three, four!
...(machine gun fire)...
...

Anybody here, seen my old friend John, can you tell me where he's gone?

-We're at the Trademark, the motorcade is coming by here, I can see many many motorcycles coming by now, police motorcycles. Just heard a call on the radio for all units along Industrial, to pick up the motorcade.
Something's happened here, we understand there has been a shooting. The presidential car coming up now, we know it's the presidential car. We can see mrs Kennedy's pink suit, there's a Secret Service man spread eagle over the top of the car. We understand governor and mrs Connolly are in the car, with president and mrs Kennedy.
We can't see who has been hit if anybody's been hit, but apparently something is wrong here, something is terribly wrong. I am behind the motorcade now, (and as you probably notice?) they're going to Parkland Hospital...

-We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin: Dallas Texas, the flash, apparently official: President John F. Kennedy died, at 1 p.m., central standard time.

 
Anybody here, seen my old friend Martin, can you tell me where he's gone?
He has freed a lot of people, but it seems the good they die young.

-We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't really matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountain top. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live...

No-one can be certain who next will suffer, from some senseless act of bloodshed.

 
Anybody here, seen my old friend Bobby, can you tell me where he's gone?

.....to send you a message, I've been here too long already. So my thanks to all of you, and now let's go on to Chicago, and let's win there... [cheers]

-Senator Kennedy has been.., senator Kennedy has been shot, is that possible?
-Oh my God, senator Kennedy has been shot.   ....hold of a man, who apparently.. just fires a shot.
Get that gun, get that gun, get that gun, stay away from the gun! His hand is frozen, get a hold of his palm, and break it if you have to, get it... Get the gun...  hold him, hold him, we don't want another Oswald...

-Like it or not, we live in times of danger and uncertainty. That is the way he lived, that is what he leaves us. My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life. Be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it.
-Those of us who loved him, and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was, to us, what he wished for others, will some day come to pass for all the world. As he said many times, in many parts of this nation, those he touched, and who sought to touch him; '-Some men see things as they are, and say Why; I dream things that never were, and say Why Not?'...

 
What the world needs now, is love sweet love, no not just for some, but for eve-ry..-one...

-What is segregation?
-I don't know what seggeration is.
-What is bigotry?
-I don't know what biggery is.
-What does...  hatred mean?
-I don't know what that is..
-What is prejudice?
-Hmm..  I think it's when someone's sick.

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[ 3:13   Side 1, track 2:   Whatever Happened To Love ]

[Tom Clay talks:]

I'd like to ask you a question. Maybe you can give me an answer, or, maybe you're looking for it yourself.

Whatever happened to the child in us?
Where did he go?

Do you remember rolling in a tire? Walking with tin cans on your heels. A swimming hole called BAV [?]
The thrill of your first pair of long pants. Whatever happened to 'Hide go seek', what was it you'd say? 'Wholly, wholly in free', [?] or 'Anybody near my goal is it'. Remember nights, sitting on your front porch, playing initials on movie stars. For that matter, whatever happened to porches, or the railing you'd jump off, into a pile of leaves. Whatever happened to the stray dog you brought home, but could'nt keep. Whatever happened to laughing, to loving..

[chorus]

Whatever happened to love.

Do you remember skipping stones on water? Whatever happened to when it would rain, you'd build a little dam in the street, and wade barefooted, and make little boats out of match sticks and paper.
Whatever happened to sugar sandwiches? You'd put butter on a slice of bread, and pour sugar over it. Do you remember 'If I told you once, I told you a thousand times'. Do you remember catching bees in a jar or catching lightning bugs. Whatever happened to Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy. ... ... The haunted house on your street. And remember breaking a bottle of milk, and being afraid to go home? Who invented stuffed shirts, whatever happened to saving tin foil, in a great big ball...

[chorus]

Whatever happened to love.

Do you remember 'Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, wish I may, wish I might, have the wish, I wished tonight.'   -What'd you wish? Can't tell you, 'cause if I do it won't come true.
And whatever happened to 'Goodnight stars, I love you', or 'Once upon a time, oh, so long ago', or 'Now I lay me down to sleep'.

Whatever happened to the child, that used to be.. me?

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[ 3:07   Side 1, track 3:   What's Goin' On ]

[Tom Clay reads the news in the background, foreground is loud music:]

Good evening
From the K??? newsroom, this is Tom Clay with the seven o'clock news. President Nixon has expressed deep concern, over the weather forecast this weekend. His daughter Tricia.... The weather forecast says rain.

The US command in Saigon, says that 38 Americans were killed, 92 wounded, in combat, last week. The number of dead was the highest... .....

...

Washington: The House monday rejected a Senate passed proposal urging president Nixon to end the war within 9 months.

...

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[ 1:58   Side 1, track 4:   For Years? ]

[Young girls sings:]

Jesus loves me, yes I know,
for the Bible tells me so,
little ones to him belong,
we are weak and he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
yes, Jesus loves me,
the Bible tells me so.

[Background sound of constant machine gun fire during Nixon's speech:]

[Nixon's acceptance of the Republican nomination for president, 8/8/68:]

For four years this administration has had at its disposal the greatest military and economic advantage that one nation has ever had over another in a war in history. For four years America's fighting men have set a record for courage and sacrifice unsurpassed in our history. For four years this administration has had the support of the loyal opposition for the objective of seeking an honorable end to the struggle.

Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively. And if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and the policies of the past.

The first priority foreign policy objective of our next administration will to be bring an honorable end to the war in Vietnam.   [he said " will to be" in that order]

[Young girls sings more:]

My country, 'tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty,
of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died...

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[ 4:35   Side 1, track 5:   The Victors ]

[Tom Clay talks:]

Private Alex Woodruff, US Army, killed in action, Wake Island, World War 2. Age 19.
Seaman third class H... Hansen, killed in action, World War 2, aboard the USS Bronsen [?]. Age 18.
Fui Lu Ching, soldier, Viet Cong army, killed in action. Age 22.
Corporal Reuben Lieberhoff, US Marine Corps, killed in action, battle of Charlie Hill, Vietnam. Age 21.
Private John Sidowski, US Marine Corps, killed in action, battle of Coregador, World War 2. Age 19.
Lieutenant Rafael di Marco, US Army Aircorps, shot down somewhere over Germany, World War 1. Age 23.
Shui Kai Song, North Vietnamese, killed, not in action. Age 4.
Private [???] Savelos, US Marine Corps, killed on Ho Chi Minh trail, Vietnam. Age 18.
Seaman first class Dan O'Brien, killed in action, battle of Guam, World War 2. Age 17.
Private Doi Yong Su, soldier, Viet Cong, killed in action, battle of [???]. Age 14.
Sergeant H... Kaplan, US Army, killed in action, Pusan, Korea. Age 25.
Fumiko Kijuki, Hiroshima. Age..  two and a half years old.
Mr and mrs Samuel Silberstein and family, daughters age 6, and age 4, son age 14. Died gas chambers, at Buchenwald.
Private Jerry Arnold, US Marine Corps, killed in action, battle of Charlie Hill, Vietnam. Age 17.
Lieutenant David Pitts, US Navy, killed in action, Vietnam. Age 26.
Fushilun Dachai, North Vietnam, killed, but not in action. Age 6.
Private Charles Booker Washington, killed in action, battle of Heartbreak Ridge, Vietnam. Age 19.
Ingrid von Kahmen, killed Berlin, not in action. Age 9.
Sarah Bennett, died in the London Blitz, 1943. Age 15.
Private Bob Thomas, US Marine Corps, Vietnam. Age 18.
Corporal Scott Hendricks, US Marine Corps, killed in the battle of [???], World War 2. Age 22.
Private Andrew Garcia, US Army, battle of Palero [???], World War 2. Age 17.

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[ 1:32   Side 2, track 1:   MacArthur Park ]

What would you do if you lost your soul?
Would you wander aimlessly about, trying to find it, or would you sit, and wait for it, to find you.

[Midi file MacArthur Park, 69 Kb]
[Tom Clay reads his own short version of MacArthur Park, by Jimmy Webb]

Oh... I know, there will be another song for me, and I will sing it. And they say that there will be another dream for me, yeah, someone will bring it.
I will drink the wine while it is warm, and never let you catch me looking at the sun. And after all the love of my life, after all the loves of my life, I'll be thinking of you, and wondering... Why?

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[ 4:13   Side 2, track 2:   This Guy's In Love With You ]

What's that, oh no, this guy is not in love with anybody. There's no such thing as love, it's non-existant, it's a fantasy. It's a pain, heartache and sorrow, love is selfish. Never in a million years will I ever fall in love again. Ha!  Who do I think I'm kidding... Baby, I know it's going to sound a little strange, but, I need your love.

But, I want your love. God, what I would give, to make you mine.

Tell me now, is it so, don't let me be the last to know. My hands are shaking, don't let my heart keep breaking. I need your love, got to have all your love. What? What'll I give you in return? How about my soul, my heart, everything. Yeah. Just say that you'll make me yours.

Tell me now, is it so, don't let me be the last to know. My hands are shaking, don't let my heart keep breaking, for: I need your love, have all your love. Say you're in love, and you'll be my girl.

What's that? Oh no, 'cause if you do that I'll just die, yeah, I'd simply die. But you never do, do you? You think it's gonna be the last day of your life if they leave. You say, oh, wow man, if she ever left me, I'd just cease to exist, but you go on, and on, and on, and on. Oh, I'm sorry, I got sidetracked, didn't I. I'd do almost anything, to make you mine.

Tell me now, is it so, don't let me be the last to know. My hands are shaking, don't let my heart be breaking, for: I need your love, have all your love. Say you're in love, and you'll be my girl.

What's that? If you don't, what'll happen to me? I know you won't believe it but, I would die...

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[ 2:30   Side 2, track 3:   Baby I Need Your Loving ]

We're talking about love.

What's it all about? Why is it that something we spend most of our life searching for, brings such pain when we find it. Look closely. You'll find That which brought you happiness, is what now is bringing you pain. Love comes quietly, but God, the deafening roar the silence makes when it goes.

Did you notice how much bigger the bed became when she left, and what to do with that leg, that searches in vain for someone to touch. Hey, man, come on you have to stop this cryin', we all know a man aint supposed to cry. Where is your pride? Pride? When it comes to love, there is no pride. If it meant having her back, right now, I'd get down on my knees and beg. Some say it's a sign of weekness, for a man to beg. But weak, weak I'd rather be, if it means having you to keep.

Because you see babe, lately I've been losing sleep. Yeah, baby:

Baby, I need your loving, got to have all your loving.
Baby, I need you more then, got to have all your loving.

If at night, I call your name, oh, sometimes I wonder, girl, will I ever be the same. Oh, yeah, when you see me smiling, forget it. Yeah, you should know that things have gotten worse. Any smile that you might see, has all been rehearsed.

Darling, I can't go on without you. This emptiness just won't let me live without you. This loneliness inside me, Darling, that makes me feel half alive.

Baby, I need your loving, got to have all your loving.
Baby, I need you more then, got to have all your loving. Baby, I need you more then.

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[ 3:50   Side 2, track 4:   Both Sides Now ]

I talk as though I've been there, don't I?
I have. And with it, I really don't know love. At all.

[Midi file Both Sides Now, 3 Kb]
[Both Sides Now, words and music by Joni Mitchell, sung by Tom Clay:]

Bows and flows of angel hair, and ice cream castles in the air,
and feather canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds that way.
But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way.

          I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
          from up and down, and still somehow,
          it's clouds illusions I recall.
          I really don't know clouds, at all.

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels, the dizzy dancing way you feel,
as every fairy tale comes real; I've looked at love that way.
But now, now it's just another show. You leave 'em laughing when you go,
and if you care, don't let 'em know, don't give yourself away.

          I've looked at love from both sides now,
          from give and take, and still somehow,
          it's love's illusions I recall.
          I really don't know love, at all.

Tears and fears and feeling proud, to say 'I love you' right out loud,
dreams and schemes and circus crowds, I've looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange, they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
But something's lost, but something's gained, in living every day.

          I've looked at life from both sides now,
          from win and lose, and still somehow,
          it's life's illusions I recall.
          I really don't know life, at all.

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[ 2:30   Side 2, track 5:   Bridge Over Troubled Water ]

[Tom Clay talks:]
We've been trying to find out: What is love?
Is there really such a thing? Is, is love selfish, just a need fulfilled, someone to fulfill your need?

I think I know what love is. I can see you all now, waiting for the answer... right?
Love, is when, well it's when you really don't care about yourself, as much as you do the other person. In other words, it's not so much for the pleasure she gives to you, it's because you have someone to give pleasure to, someone that, that needs you. Maybe that's love, unselfish love.

It's like:

[Midi file Bridge Over Troubled Water, 8 Kb]
[Tom Clay reads own version of Bridge Over Troubled Water, by Paul Simon:]

When you're weary, and, and feeling small, right?
When tears are in her eyes, and you would dry them all. That's love.
When you are on her side, when times get rough,
and friends just can't be found.
If you would lay yourself down, like a bridge over troubled water. That's love.

When she's down and out, and when she's on the street.
When evening falls so hard, if you would comfort her,
and worry more about her pain than yours. That's love.
When darkness comes, and pain is all around.
If you would say: Hey, God, or whoever there is up there, don't
let her be hurt, let me suffer the pain, gladly I'll take it,
just for her, because, because I love her. That's love.
And, I hope you find it. Tomorrow.

          Like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.

This entire page is a tribute to Tom Clay's record  "What The World Needs Now Is Love"  from 1971.
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