Tuesday, December 7, 2010

i think i love you

Forty years ago this catchy bubblegum ditty kept knocking at our brains.

The Partridge Family was loosely based on real life musical family the Cowsills, who were actually considered for the show. This song was written by Tony Romeo, who also wrote some of the Cowsills' hits.

Shirley Jones (who was actually David Cassidy's step-mother) sang the song with David, who also played guitar; but the rest of the cast did not perform on the single. It was released concurrently with the first season of the show and rose to the top of the charts as it was featured on the program.

It has been covered numerous times by the likes of Perry Como, Voice of the Beehive, Paul Westerberg, Constantine Maroulis, and David's daughter Katie Cassidy; but none of them have matched the success of this version which stayed at number one for three weeks.

C'mon, get happy!

I'm sleeping
And right in the middle of a good dream
like all at once I wake up
From something that keeps knocking at my brain
Before I go insane
I hold my pillow to my head
And spring up in my bed
Screaming out the words I dread:
"I think I love you!" (I think I love you)

This morning, I woke up with this feeling
I didn't know how to deal with
And so I just decided to myself
I'd hide it to myself
And never talk about it
And didn't I go and shout it
When you walked into my room.
"I think I love you!" (I think I love you)

I think I love you
So what am I so afraid of?
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of
A love there is no cure for
I think I love you
Isn't that what life is made of?
Though it worries me to say
I've never felt this way

Believe me
You really don't have to worry
I only want to make you happy
And if you say,
hey, go away, I will
But I think better still
I ought to stay around and love you
Do you think I have a case?
Let me ask you to your face:
Do you think you love me?
I think I love you!

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