Behind Closed Doors

Album: Behind Closed Doors (1973)
Charted: 16 15
  • My baby makes me proud, Lord don't she make me proud
    She never makes a scene by hanging all over me in a crowd
    Cause people like to talk, Lord, how they love to talk
    But when they turn out the lights, I know she'll be leaving with me

    And when we get behind closed doors
    Then she lets her hair hang down
    And she makes me glad I'm a man
    Oh no one knows what goes on behind closed doors
    My, behind closed doors

    My baby makes me smile, Lord don't she make me smile
    She's never too far away or too tired to say "I want you"
    She's always a lady, just like a lady should be
    But when they turn out the lights, she's still a baby to me


Comments: 3

  • Jennifur Sun from Ramonawhat a voice and what a piano player. RIP Charlie
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: {03-31-2018}...
    Singer/songwriter Kenny O'Dell, best remembered for "Beautiful People" (#38 in 1967, also a #37 hit in a cover version by Bobby Vee) died Tuesday (March 27th, 2018, though some reports say a day later) at a health care facility outside of Nashville at the age of 73...
    Born Kenneth Gist, Jr. in Antlers, Oklahoma, he also wrote "Next Plane To London" by the Rose Garden and Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors". He was the Songwriter of the Year in 1984 for the Nashville Songwriters Association and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1996...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAs noted above, "Behind Closed Doors" was composed by Kenny O'Dell; he also wrote two other songs that peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, "Trouble In Paradise, which Loretta Lynn took to #1 for one week in 1974, and the Judd's "Mama He's Crazy", it reached the top spot for one week in 1984...
    In 1967 the Rose Garden took his penned "Next Plane To London" to #17 on the Top 100 chart...
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