Dr. Hook - What About You Lyrics




The days have been long, and I have been lonesome
Recallin' the dreams that never came true
The nights have been lonely, but now that's all over
'Cause I've paid my debt for trusting in you

Everyday your memory grows dimmer
Clouds drift away, sunshine peeps through
Every night no longer you haunt me
My conscience is clear, oh what about you?

It's hard to believe that you are the same one
That once meant so much and I loved so true
It's hard to know I worshipped the wrong one
But I've paid for it, oh what about you?

Everyday your memory grows dimmer
Clouds drift away, sunshine peeps through
Every night no longer you haunt me
My conscience is clear, now what about you?

Everyday your memory grows dimmer
Clouds drift away, sunshine peeps through...





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Dr. Hook What About You Comments
  1. Mr. Bee

    Waylon is actually singing back up vocals here, if you listen you can't mistake it

  2. Ronja´s Dr Hook Channel

    Lyrics:
    The days have been long, and I have been lonesome
    Recallin' the dreams that never came true
    The nights have been lonely, but now that's all over
    'Cause I've paid my debt for trusting in you
    Everyday your memory grows dimmer
    Clouds drift away, sunshine peeps through
    Every night no longer you haunt me
    My conscience is clear, oh what about you?
    It's hard to believe that you are the same one
    That once meant so much and I loved so true
    It's hard to know I worshipped the wrong one
    But I've paid for it, oh what about you?
    Everyday your memory grows dimmer
    Clouds drift away, sunshine peeps through
    Every night no longer you haunt me
    My conscience is clear, now what about you?
    Everyday your memory grows dimmer
    Clouds drift away, sunshine peeps through...

  3. Teresa McMeans

    Doesn't get any better than this! Beautiful song!! Love Dr. Hook and Waylon!!❤️

  4. Sherry Miller

    I love Waylon & Hook singing. Love

  5. Sue Murdoch

    only found this channel when on a bored search a couple of months ago. wow wow wow love it and the band (of course) :-)

  6. Sherry Miller

    I sure love that Waylon like Hook.

  7. Damien Faust

    I just found out Waylon Jennings sang the harmony on What About You! I always thought it was Ready doing a voice. Thisis a revelation for me...mind blown!!

  8. Sherry Miller

    Waylon is there with Dennis.

  9. Sherry Miller

    Sing it Dennis. Love

  10. Ray Middleton

    I read that Waylon had a hand in producing this. Can't help but here his influence in the music.

  11. smhpnaxm

    this a great song and for a little history check out the Johnnie and Jack original version

  12. Mark Garno

    not only is waylon harmonizing, but it's HIS band, the WAYLORS playing on this song...you could say SHEL SILVERSTIEN wanted Waylons take on it..

    Damien Faust

    I just discovered this was Waylon...NOT Ray doing a "voice."
    Do you know of any other established artists appearing on Dr Hook recordings?

  13. Mark Garno

    I will even go so far as to say IT'S WAYLONS BAND playing this shit.....9

  14. Mark Garno

    Fucking Waylon harmonizing and playing kick ass licks, with Ralph Mooney on that beautiful fucking steel pedal slide....my God people....does it get better than this

  15. Mariontl

    LOVE Dr Hook !! Played their records all the time and saw them in concert in Vancouver as a teen. Extremely talented group! And Shel Silverstein was a fabulous writer, and wrote other stuff besides songs for Dr Hook - look him up. I had forgotten all about this song, but the words all came back to me right away :) Thank you Ronja for posting all these great memories.

    Mr. Bee

    We may have seen the same concert ,I also saw them in Vancouver back when I was a teenager somewhere around the exhibition grounds,man that was a long time ago!
    I was born in 64

  16. hookfan

    I remember hook from the early days. great to hear them again. wow, what a great
    band.  every song is a favorite. 

  17. Lili Doucet

    Does Waylon really sing with Dr.Hook????  It surely sound like his voice in the background.

    Mark Garno

    @Lili Doucet good day to you too my dear and Waylon is even playing guitar on the song too, along with some of his band members. Waylon and Shel Silverstien were good friends

    Lili Doucet

    i believe they were, they even recorded Jessie Colter's song

    Lili Doucet

    have a great day as well.

    Lili Doucet

    Take good care and continue listen to Waylon... he is the best

    Mr.ManMakesLotsOfCan

    Sounds like his band is backing hook too, it has the signature beat and Mooney

  18. Lili Doucet

    I meant to say, 'this is very good'

  19. Lili Doucet

    I like Waylon's version better but his is very good.    Beautiful song!

    Joe Jordbakke

    Waylon's backup vocals in this are fantastic...

    vincent hewlett

    sorry to disagree, but this is the best version

  20. Mathew Albritton

    what about you

  21. Glen

    Waylon's voice....! As always great Hook, great Waylon

  22. Joy A.

    i love this song from dr hook i kept playing it back when i listen to it...thank you so much for sharing this to us!!!!

  23. Steve Kosinar

    Dennis said Waylon talked them into doing this song.... I think it's a great song for them, Dr. Hook could have been an awsome full time country band.

  24. Bill B

    All these take me back "What About You"

  25. FreakersBall

    Ronja,
    You who love country music, maybe you can hear that it is Waylon Jennings who are singing backing/harmony vocals on this one. Waylon was also involved in producing this.

  26. Love German Shepherds

    I must say I LOVE IT

    Cheyenne

  27. thebestofforum

    Brilliant!!!! Got it on a couple of their albums, Ronja, and this is now in my Favourites list. Many thanks, once again xxx

  28. klfprankster

    Great track from thier 1976 LP "A Little Bit More"..:}