Olivia Newton-John - Something Better To Do Lyrics




I try to be patient - I try not to moan
But it's driving me crazy trying to live here alone
My conversation gets nowhere when I talk to myself
I've lost my sense of humor somewhere here on the shelf

The moon is wasting its shine shining on me
Until I see you again
I won't be out in the moonlight
And I'll be sleeping by ten
The birds are wasting their song singing to me
Until I'm waking with you
Until you're back in my arms dear
The birds will have to find something better to do

A shoulder to cry on would make me feel fine
But it's not much comfort when I'm crying on mine
Friends and relations are running out of patience with me
I keep myself to myself but I'm no company

The moon is wasting its shine shining on me
Until I see you again
I won't be out in the moonlight
And I'll be sleeping by ten
The birds are wasting their song singing to me
Until I'm waking with you
Until you're back in my arms dear
The birds will have to find something better to do
Baby, till you're back in my arms
The birds will have to find something better to do





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  1. boffo63

    This arrangement and her voice are the epitome of smooth

  2. Erik Powell Sr

    Forget GREASE. I loved Sandy.

  3. Greg Palmer

    This is the kind of song they played on 80s Adult Contemporary stations that made most people switch stations.

  4. Bruno Meireles

    Lyrics:
    I try to be patient, I try not to moan
    But it's driving me crazy, tryin' to live here alone

    My conversation gets nowhere
    When I talk to myself
    I've lost my sense of humour
    Somewhere here on the shelf

    The moon is wasting its shine, shining on me
    Until I see you again
    I won't be out in the moonlight
    Well I'll be sleeping by ten

    The birds are wasting their songs, singin' to me
    Until I'm wakin' with you
    Until you're back in my arms, dear
    The birds will have to find something better to do

    A shoulder to cry on would make me feel fine
    But it's not much comfort when I'm cryin' all night
    Friends and relations
    Are running out of patience with me
    I keep myself to myself but I'm no company

    The moon is wastin' its shine, shinin' on me
    Until I see you again
    I won't be out in the moonlight
    Well I'll be sleepin' by ten

    The birds are wastin' their song, singin' to me
    Until I'm wakin' with you
    Until you're back in my arms, dear
    The birds will have to find something better to do

    The birds will have to find something better to do

  5. Scott Burton

    Overlooked gem!

  6. Dave Youngdahl

    Need to work this out on my Ukulele!

    Fanja Ratsivalaka

    good luck with that :) !!

  7. Gordon Pingenot

    Olivia's voice is Heaven-sent. She is one of my all time favorite vocalists ever....

  8. John Jurkewicz

    Angels are bless with love

  9. LADY LOLO

    Love You Olivia that album follow me so synce my 12 years old ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  10. Mia Hess

    I was given the sheet music and I couldn't remember how it went, so I played this and I thought, "Oh, duh, right, I remember this song!" I always liked it. I think I had this album too.

  11. TS STEREO

    40年前聴いて大好きになった素敵な曲です。懐かしさに その当時を思い出します。

  12. John Stevens

    I remember listening to this classic song in Phoenix, AZ on AM 55 KOY a one-time legendary MOR station. Thanks for posting it.

  13. treadhead105

    I love this song. I heard it for the first time in years today and it's 1975 all over again :]

  14. Susan Jon

    So baby till you're back in my arms dear the birds will have to find something better to do...

  15. PaperProjectFilms

    This moves me so much :)

  16. Chara Balloba Balloba

    In memory of JOHN FIDDY, the musical arranger of this track............with love from Pat Farrar,, Vicki Brown and Clare Torry and see you at the pub for a large one presently......

  17. charliedontsurf70

    one of my favorites by her.

  18. MikeAnn193

    Somehow this song popped into my head today, though I doubt I'd heard it for twenty years! I didn't feel like digging out my old 45 rpm! record so I searched online and here it is. What a sweet, simple, relaxing tune. I always loved those angelic harmonies, and still do -- they just brought me goosebumps.

  19. Dave Wollenberg

    Livvy, thanks for this song.

  20. martha devaney

    Gave Olivia pink roses in Foxwoods about 8 years ago. one of the highlights of my life!!!❤

  21. martha devaney

    my Idol❤

  22. firestorm 710

    GOD and mines album!

  23. footpuppy100

    so gorgeous and talented. You never cease to amaze me.

  24. footpuppy100

    that was so great and so moving. thank You Ms. Olivia.

    Chara Balloba Balloba

    Do you know that the backing vocalists on this track are: Pat Farrar, Vicki Brown and Clare Torry ?
    Arranger: John Fiddy and guess what, the Shadow's drummer, Bian Bennett on drums !
    In the mid 70's, Olivia didn't do her own bv's, so the back-up singers had to copy her lead vocal exactly , add harmonies and then triple-track the lot !
    So old fashioned, eh ?

  25. CHEF DALLION & FRIENDS

    love love

  26. Mike Dibari

    Gorgeous Olivia! I still have all the albums...fell in love with her over 40 yrs ago. God bless Olivia!!

  27. Susan Jon

    Bad days bad days will hurry by one of many favorite sing along 2008 karaoke champion

  28. Raúl Morales

    woooooooow.....simply w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l song...

  29. Jon Jay Ryzner

    My favorite Olivia song… dunno how old I was or where I was… Just love the song and remember it on the top 40 radio…

  30. Janadu

    Memories of my first semester in college...

  31. Tomoyuki Watanabe 渡辺 朋幸 partⅡ

    Thank you for Your UPauDE.

  32. Steve Carras

    This sounds almost like a 1920s song for some reason, maybe it's the easy going sound..

  33. STEREO1717

    探していました この曲・・・
    昔 高校生の頃ラジオで聴いた懐かしい曲ですが
    30数年間 曲名もわからず 今に至ります。
    そして等々見つけました 感謝いたします どうもありがとうございます。

  34. byeEYB

    catchy tune eh? my comfort music (ONJ)

  35. Sukriye Kurtul

    Thank You every much in lovin' my channel, but sadly i have forgotten my password for this channel. Check out it on my new one...Still the same! :)

    Susan Jon

    Very nice Thank you

  36. ph1lstar

    Lovin' your channel....Thank you

  37. Roberto Sebastian Castillo Islas

    por allà de Febrero de 1976

    Margaret

    Fall 1975...Sept 1975