Don't Just Stand There

Album: Don't Just Stand There (1965)
Charted: 8
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  • Please don't just stand there
    Come and kiss me like before
    Please don't just stand there
    Looking down at the floor

    If something is wrong
    Give me just one little sign
    If there's someone else
    Please tell me
    Tell me what, what, what
    What's on your mind?

    Once when we'd meet
    You'd run to hold me tight
    Life was so sweet
    Until tonight

    Please don't just stand there
    Get it over if we're through
    Please don't just stand there
    While my heart breaks in two
    Knowing I care
    How can you be so unkind?
    Please stop hurting me
    And help me
    Tell me what, what, what
    What's on your mind?

    If it's a game
    I don't want to play it
    And if it's goodbye
    Why can't you just say it?

    Why make me cry like you do?
    How can you be so unkind
    Please start loving me
    Or leave me
    Tell me what, what, what
    What's on your mind?

    Don't just stand there
    Tell me what, what, what
    What's on your mind?

    Don't just stand there
    Tell me what, what, what
    What's on your mind?

    Don't just stand there
    Tell me what Writer/s: Ernest Tubb, Jack Henley
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaShelly did not want to have to sing, Paul her brother on the show, loved it though.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPer: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm
    Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, who starred in her own, self-named television show, died in Los Angeles Tuesday (March 29th, 2016) of sepsis from a ruptured intestine, she was 69...
    Born Anna Marie Duke in Queens, New York, her mother turned her over to live with talent managers who changed her name to Patty. She appeared on TV and in print ads and in 1959 even won $32,000 on the '$64,000 Challenge' TV show. Her big break was appearing as Helen Keller on Broadway in "The Miracle Worker" from 1959 to 1961...
    She then went on to star in the film version of the story and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1962. In 1963 she starred in the "Patty Duke Show" as both wild Patty Lane and her prim and proper identical cousin, Cathy. The show ran for three years and during that time she recorded two hit records— "Don't Just Stand There" (#8 in 1965) and "Say Something Funny" (#22 in 1965). She attempted to change her image with a major role in the film, "Valley Of The Dolls" in 1969 and won a Golden Globe as Best Actress for her portrayal of Neely O'Hara. She was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988. Her autobiography, chronicling her battle with bi-polar disorder, 'Call Me Anna,' was published in 1988. Married four times— including actor John Astin-- she was the mother of actor Sean Astin (who, it was revealed later, was not John's biological son)...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 18th 1963, the 30 minute sitcom, 'The Patty Duke Show', debut on the ABC-TV network...
    The series ran for three seasons with a grand total of 104 original episodes.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 2nd 1965, Patty Duke performed "Don't Just Stand There" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    Eighteen days later on June 20th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #79; and on August 8th it peaked at #8 (for 2 weeks) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    She was eighteen years old at the time of this appearance on 'Shindig!'...
    As stated above she had three other records make the Top 100 chart; "Say Something Funny" (reached #22 in 1965), "Funny Little Butterflies" (peaked at #77 in 1965), and "Whenever She Holds You" (peaked at #64 in 1966)...
    Ms. Duke, born Anna Marie Duke, will celebrate her 68th birthday this coming December 14th, 2014.
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