On and On

Album: Careless (1977)
Charted: 11
  • Down in Jamaica
    They go lots of pretty women
    Steal your money
    Then they break your heart
    Lonesome sue, she's in love with ol' Sam
    Take him from the fire into the frying pan

    On and on
    She just keeps on trying
    And she smiles when she feels like crying
    On and on, On and on, On and on

    Poor ol' Jimmy
    Sits alone in the moonlight
    Saw his woman kiss another man
    So he takes a ladder
    Steals the stars from the sky
    Puts on Sinatra and starts to cry

    On and on
    She just keeps on trying
    And she smiles when she feels like crying
    On and on, On and on, On and on

    When the first time is the last time
    It can make you feel so bad
    But if you know it, show it
    Hold on tight
    Don't let her say: Goodnight

    Got the sun on my shoulders
    And my toes in the sand
    My woman's left me for the some other man
    Aw, but I don't care
    I'll just dream and stay tan
    Toss up my heart to see where it lands

    On and on
    I just keep on trying
    And I smile when I feel like dying
    On and on [Repeat: x9]

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 1st 1977, "On and On" by Stephen Bishop entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 at position #93; and after a 11 weeks on the chart, on October 2nd it finally peaked at #11 (for 1 week), in all it spent over a half-year on the Top 100 (28 weeks)...
    As already stated, this was his biggest hit; he had four other Top 100 hits, "Save It For A Rainy Day" (#22 in 1977), "Everybody Needs Love" (#32 in 1978), "Animal House" (#73 in 1979), and "It Might Be You" (#25 in 1983)...
    Mr. Bishop will celebrate his 63rd birthday this coming November 14th, 2014.
  • Steve from Torrance, CaDrummer Jeff Hamilton has recorded a jazz version of this song with his trio. The album is called Red Sparkle.
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaI love this song. I'm a sucker for pathos, especially with clever, humorous, insightful lyrics. "So he takes a ladder, steals the stars from the sky, puts on Sinatra, and starts to cry." You can't write any better than that!
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