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What Do All the People Know?
The Monroes Lyrics


You know I told you once tonight
That you could always speak your mind
You work so hard to say what's right
I watch you do it all the time

And when I called you on the phone
You said that I could be the one
But here I'm standing all alone
And you're out lying in the sun

Tell me, am I getting in too deep
Every night I'm talking in my sleep
Lately I am so confused
I really don't know what to do

Could you be the one I'm thinking of
Could you be the girl I really love
All the people tell me so
But what do all the people know

You know I told you once tonight
That you could always speak your mind
You work so hard to say what's right
I watch you do it all the time

And when I called you on the phone
You said that I could be the one
But here I'm standing all alone
And you're out lying in the sun

Tell me, am I getting in too deep
Every night I'm talking in my sleep
Lately we're just holding on
To something that will soon be gone

Could you be the one I'm thinking of
Could you be the girl I really love
All the people tell me so
But what do all the people know

Do you think I'm blind to what you do
Do you think I really care for you
Or is it just another game that you and I pretend to play
Do you think we both should let it show
Do you think we both should let it go
Or is it just another game that you and I pretend to play

Tell me, am I getting in too deep
Every night I'm talking in my sleep
Lately I am so confused
I really don't know what to do

Could you be the one I'm thinking of
Could you be the girl I really love
All the people tell me so
But what do all the people know

All the people tell me so
But what do all the people know
All the people tell me so
But what do all the people know

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Written by: BOB DAVIS, ROBERT MICHAEL DAVIS

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Isaiah Ortiz

Tony Ortiz is my dad. I never knew so many people liked this song. I remember elementary school on the bus it would come on the radio and i would tell people it was my dad and nobody believed me except the bus driver, crazy stuff. -Isaiah Ortiz

JARY

haha, that's actually an awesome story, I can imagine. What a great song though, one of those timeless classics tbh.

John Hrehov

This is a classic song! I hope you Dad knows how great this record was and remains still today!

jason lommen

I’m a serious 80’s music junkie, I know about every song there is and this one is in my top 25. Love this tune!!

dinobuddy

Man, this song just pulls so far ahead of the hundreds of thousands of songs ever written and recorded. It's just purest pop elegance- so simple in its arrangement, equal parts forceful and playful, hopeful and heartbroken. The harmonies are so perfect that one time I'll hear the high voice as the melody and the low voice as the harmony, and the next time is the opposite. It's absolutely one of my favorite songs ever, and Your dad gave the world such a f**king champion song. All respect and thanks to Tony Ortiz!

Josh Tiscareno

How cool! I have always LOVED this song. The fusion of garage rock and new wave is perfect, and the vocal harmonies and keyboard riffs are pure magic (the rhythm section is no slouch either). And they you've got those bittersweet lyrics... the whole song is a MASTERPIECE. This is definitely one of my top 10 favorite 80's tracks of all time

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Michael Hawley

I'm not making this up, it's 100% true. I was a dishwasher at a restaurant in MN in the late 80s, this song comes on KQ92, I'd heard it before and liked it as a younger kid. One of the cooks says "tony sings this"... (tony was another cook). I, of course didnt believe him. Tony brings in the album later, sure enough, Tony Ortiz. It was the same dude. Tony was a heck of a nice dude and funny. Further evidence throughout my life bears this to be true, my bro still keeps in touch with him. Great tune, totally reminds me of being a kid in MN in the 80's.

Patrick Weidall

Just got done jamming to this hardcore on kq92 in my car and had to save the song lmao. Crazy stuff!

Californicated Coloradoan

This is a piece of my past, too.

KBPI used to play it in heavy rotation back in the Summer of 1982.

I had the cassette of their debut album.

KBCO used to play a second tune, "Somewhere In The Night" toward the Fall of 1982.

TaichX1138

I didn't believe you (Living in the twin cities myself). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monroes_(American_band)

"Ortiz left the band in 1986 and, disillusioned with the music business, moved to Minneapolis shortly thereafter. He would remain there for the next twenty years. Then, in 2006, returned to California, where he reconnected with Jones. By 2007, the two were performing live and did not rule out the possibility of a complete Monroes reunion.[6] Ortiz later returned to Minnesota in order to be closer to his children and has continued performing on his own there.[3]"

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