Fountain Of Love

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Lyrics

THE LOST EPISODES version -
It was September, the leaves were gold
That's when our hearts knew that story untold
We were young lovers
Strolling near
(The fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love
Do you remember, I held you so near
Our love's glowing ember so precious and dear
We were young lovers
Strolling near
(The fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love
We made a wish
And threw in a coin
And since that day
Our hearts have been joined
So all you young lovers
Wherever you are
The fountain of love is not very far
We'll go on dreaming of that golden day
And remember the fountain is not far away
We were young lovers
Strolling near
(The fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
We'll keep right on dreaming
(Fountain of love)
And remember that fountain
(Fountain of love)
The fountain of love, now now now
(Fountain of love)

CRUISING WITH RUBEN & THE JETS version -
Fountain... of... love!
One... two...
It was September, the leaves were gold
That's when our hearts knew that story untold
We were young lovers
(We were young lovers)
Strolling near
The fountain of love
Fountain of love
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love
Do you remember, I held you so near
Our love's glowing ember so precious and dear
We were young lovers
(Lovers)
Strolling near
The fountain of love
Fountain of love
Fountain of love
(Fountain of love)
Fountain of love
We made a wish
(Lo-o-o-o-ove)
And threw in a coin
And since that day
(Lo-o-ove)
Our hearts have been joined
So all you young lovers
(Lo-o-o-o-ove)
Wherever you are
The fountain of love is not very far
We'll go on dreaming of that golden day
And remember the fountain is not far away
We were young lovers
(Lo-o-o-overs)
Strolling near
The fountain of love
Fountain of love
Fountain of love
Fountain of love
(Spoken): (Lo-o-ove)... We made a wish and threw in a coin... (Lo-o-ove)... And since that day, our hearts have been joined... (Lo-o-ove)... So all you young lovers wherever you are... The fountain of love is not very far...
Fountain of love, oooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo (wee-oo)
Fountain of love, oooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo (wee-oo)
Fountain of love, oooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo (wee-oo)
Fountain of love, oooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo (wee-oo)
Fountain of love, oooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo (wee-oo)
Fountain of love, oooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo (wee-oo)
Fountain of love . . .

Players On This Song

THE LOST EPISODES version

CRUISING WITH RUBEN & THE JETS version

1984 Remix:

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Notes About This Song

Frank’s "Love Of My Life," Frank and Ray Collins’ "Fountain Of Love," and Ray's "Anything" and "Deseri" date from the Studio Z period; original Pal Studios founder Paul Buff collaborated on the latter. The introductory notes from Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring are incorporated into the delivery of the repeated closing line "fountain of love" as well as the backing vocals that immediately follow. An extract from the Moonglows’ "Sincerely" is heard in the "oooohs" and in Frank’s baritone vocal part.

The songs on Cruising With Ruben & The Jets are "...more than recreations, they're careful conglomerates of archetypical clichés. For instance one song on the 'Ruben & The Jets' album simultaneously has quotes from background chants sung by 'The Moonglows', the opening theme of 'The Rite Of Spring', in fact the tune is 'Fountain Of Love', it's on the fade-out but nobody ever heard that as 'The Rite Of Spring' because there's like five different levels of musical accompaniment going on, not counting the band. There's all these different vocal parts and they're all clichés and they're all carefully chosen for nostalgia value and then built into this song with the most imbecile words in the world." - Frank Zappa interview for International Times (issue 63), 1969

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