ANOTHER PASSENGER - 1976


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Be With Me

Carly appeared on Sesame Street. Also featured in the video are her children, Sally Taylor (left, blonde hair, white shirt) and Ben Taylor (standing on stairs behind her).


Half A Chance

Saturday Night Live - Season One (5/8/76), Carly performed Half A Chance and You're So Vain (pre-recorded). Due to strict copyright enforcement, SNL does not allow for the streaming of these videos. You can, however, purchase this episode for a small fee from: Amazon Instant Video or iTunes.

Liner Notes

Thank you to all the singers and players and special thanks to: Arlyne, Joe S., Lenny W., Van Dyke, David C., Patty K., Betsy A., Leeby, Kent, Dr. Fine, Beth, Francois D., Terry M., and particularly to James T. for his arrangement on Fairweather Father and at the same time for not being one - this album is for you.

Credits

Release Date: June 1976
Label: Elektra Records
Album Billboard Peak: #29
Single (It Keeps You Runnin') Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #46 - Adult Contemporary:#27

Produced by: Ted Templeman
Engineered by: Donn Landee
Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles

Recorded at Electric Lady Studios ( New York City)
Photography: Mary Ellen Mark
Design: Anne Garner
Art Direction: Glen Christensen
Personal Management: Arlyne Rothberg, Inc.

James Taylor, The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, Van Dyke Parks appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Dr. John appears courtesy of United Artist Records
Lucy Simon appears courtesy of RCA Records
Laurindo Almeida appears courtesy of Dobre Records
Jim Keltner appears courtesy of Dark Horse Records
Bud Shank appears courtesy of Concord Jazz Records
Libby Titus appears courtesy of Columbia Records

Half A Chance
Lyrics by: Jacob Brackman
Music by: Carly Simon

You said we'd light the firmament
You swore our love was permanent
You said we'd stick through thick and thin
Through up and down, through lose and win
But comes the first sign of stormy weather
You're packin' your bags in a trance
Well you gotta give

Half a chance, oh babe
Give half a chance, oh darling
Give half a chance, oh babe
To our romance

And you know you can't pretend it's Camelot
Then start to run when things get hot
When love explodes there's always heat
There's always bitter with the sweet
There's always times when your legs feel broken
But you still don't drop out of the dance
Cause you gotta give

Half a chance, oh babe
Give half a chance, now darling
Give half a chance, oh babe
To our romance

There's always times when your legs feel broken
But you still don't drop out of the dance
Cause you gotta give

Half a chance, half a chance
Give half a chance, now darling
Give half a chance, half a chance
To our romance

Piano: Mike McDonald
Acoustic Guitar: Carly Simon
Electric Guitars: Jeff Baxter, Andrew Gold, Patrick Simmons
Bass: Tiran Porter
Drums: John Hartman, Keith Knudsen
Percussion: Victor Feldman
Saxaphone Solo: Andrew Love
Back-up Vocals: Ellen Kearney, Leah Kunkle, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon
Strings arranged by: David Campbell

© 1976 C'est Music / Maya Productions ASCAP

It Keeps You Runnin'
Lyrics & Music by: Michael McDonald

Oh, where you gonna go
Say where you gonna hide
You go on leaving out your heart
And all it's saying deep inside

From here, I can feel your heart beat
Oh, you got me all wrong
You don't have to worry
You just been lonely too long
I know what it means to hide your heart
From a long time ago, oh darling

It keeps you running, oh it keeps you running
It keeps you running, oh it keeps you running

Oh, I know how you feel
Hey, you know I been there
But what you've been keeping to yourself
Well you know it just ain't fair

Are you gonna worry
For the rest of your life
Why are you in such a hurry
To be lonely one more night
I know what it means to hide your heart
From a long time ago

It keeps you running, oh it keeps you running
It keeps you running, oh it keeps you running

Keyboards: Mike McDonald
Guitar: Patrick Simmons
Slide Guitar: Jeff Baxter
Bass: Tiran Porter
Drums: John Hartman, Keith Knudsen
Percussion: Victor Feldman
Saxaphone Solo: Andrew Love
Back-up Vocals: Carly Simon & The Doobie Brothers

© 1976 Tauripin Tunes ASCAP


Fairweather Father
Lyrics & Music by Carly Simon

Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Doesn't like to hear the baby cry
Doesn't like to know about the aches and pains
Of the day gone by
Of the day gone by

But the mother advertised as a bargain wife
She'd make things easy for the rest of his life
And to make herself more appealing
She'd think only of him and forget her own feelings

Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Wants his wife to be a truck driver
Wants his wife to be the gardener
And still look like a Hollywood starlet
And still look like a Hollywood starlet

So the mother gets mad and she leaves town
That brings the father and the baby down
She wants the father to find her
Drinkin' orange pop in a seedy Greek diner

Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Gets her back and gets up in the night
Loves her so much and holds the baby tight
Ain't that enough to make you cry
Ain't that enough to make you cry

Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Fairweather father
Doesn't like to hear the baby cry
Doesn't like to know about the aches and pains
Of the day gone by
Of the day gone by

Keyboards & Celeste: Carly Simon
Acoustic Guitars: James Taylor
Bass: Klaus Voormann
Marimba: Victor Feldman
Percussion conga: Milt Holland
Viola: NOVI
Back-up Vocals: Jackson Browne, Carly Simon & James Taylor

© 1976 C'est Music ASCAP

Cow Town
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Donald Swan, he was a millionaire
From a Texas oil family
But he still worked hard and believed in God
He was a man of integrity

He went to France on business
Met a woman there named Simone
She saw love in the eyes of the American guy
And she didn't like to be alone

But it's a cow town
It's a cow town
For Simone Swann
Living on the Buffalo Bayou

She packed up all her perfume
For the gusty pioneer
On a carefree note he said, "Forget your coat
There's a chill about every ten years"

So they flew hand in hand to Houston
Home of Exxon, Gulf and Shell
He said" we have an income bigger than France
And we all think that's swell"

But it's a cow town
It's a cow town
For Simone Swann
Living on that Buffalo Bayou

He loved her French accent
And her knowledge of the arts
And she, for one, had always fancied
Having a millionaire sweetheart

So they married up in Dripping Springs
Flew her Mama in from Cannes
She said: "What kind of romance could make
My baby leave France?
Donald must be some kind of Don Juan"

Well it's a cow town
It's a cow town
For Simone Swann
Living on the Buffalo Bayou

Now she thinks about France and the nightlife there
And it's cafes and bistros
Donald, a hard working, simple man
Likes to see the livestock shows

And when he's not off on business
He's off checkin' out cows and pigs
And she gets weary on the twelve mile prairie
Starin' at the drilling rigs

But it's a cow town
It's a cow town
For Simone Swann
Living on the Buffalo Bayou

Keyboards: Bill Payne
Electric Guitar: Paul Barrere
Bass: Kenny Gradney
Drums: Richie Hayward
Acoustic Guitar: Tom Johnston
Steel Guitar: Jeff Baxter
Violas: David Campbell & NOVI
Back-up Vocals: Carly Simon, Richie Hayward

© 1976 C'est Music ASCAP


He Likes To Roll
Lyrics & Music by Carly Simon

He likes to roll
He likes to roll

Why do I try to win the love
That I've already wooed and won

'Cause he likes to roll
He likes to roll
He likes to roll
He likes to roll
He takes the flower from his button hole
He likes to roll
He likes to roll

Here in this little sunny bay
Once a day he comes and goes

'Cause he likes to roll
He likes to roll
He likes to roll
He likes to roll
He takes the flower from his button hole
He likes to roll
He likes to roll

He looks so good
I won't ever lose my love for him
Lord, I just want to get a hold
Of my self control

The moon is down
But the odds are high
That seeing me
He won't pass me by

'Cause he likes to roll
He likes to roll
He likes to roll
He likes to roll
He takes the flower from his button hole
He likes to roll
He likes to roll

Guitar: Carly Simon, Laurindo Almeida
Electric & Earthwood Acoustic Bass: Klaus Voormann
Drums: Jim Keltner
Percussion: Milt Holland, Victor Feldman
Flute: Bud Shank
Marimba: Victor Feldman

© 1976 C'est Music ASCAP

In Times When My Head
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

In times in my head
Was together about you
I was an expert at silence

I enjoyed the blonds in their red jeeps
Stopping you on the street
Knowing none could compare with me
In my airy skirts and cool retreats

In times when my head
Was together about you
I was an expert at silence

You could have told the truth all the time
I was that at ease inside
You never made me cry
Then one night I lied
I got down with a boy in the backwoods
I didn't tell you and you didn't see
That's when jealousy
Got the dog up in me

In times when my head
Was together about you
I was an expert at silence

Now every look you get
Seems like another threat
I pick your pockets almost hoping to find
Something to hurt about
To prove you unkind

Oh, but I still love you, baby
Though now I just can't sit still
And though that boy meant nothing to me
I believe I've lost that simple thrill of the

Times when my head
Was together about you
I was an expert at silence

Piano: Carly Simon
Electric Guitar: Steven Bruten
Electric Piano: Mike McDonald
Bass: Klaus Voormann
Drums: Jim Keltner
Percussion: Milt Holland
Back-up Vocals: Ellen Kearney, Leah Kunkle, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Libby Titus
Strings arranged by: Kirby Johnson

© 1976 C'est Music ASCAP


One Love Stand
Lyrics & Music by: Paul Barrere / Bill Payne /Kenny Gradney

It's been a one man show that I've been runnin'
On a two way street for love
And I see no end to this dead end
'Til you come back home
And I've tried everything to keep remembering

One good woman
One good man
Two shots of happiness in one life span
It takes a woman and one good man
To make a one love stand

The only thing that hurts is the memory
Of having once lived by myself
And I tried every kind of hustlin' man
Put my love out on a shelf
Well, he took everything and left my ears ringing

One good woman
One good man
Two shots of happiness in one life span
It takes a woman and one good man

I feel at home in a foreign land
You know what's next when there's nothing planned
I'm talking 'bout love
You know it takes two
Well, he took everything and left my ears ringing

One good woman
One good man
Two shots of happiness in one life span
It takes a woman and one good man
It takes a woman and one good man
To make a one love stand

Keyboards: Bill Payne
Electric Guitar: Paul Barrere
Slide Guitar: Lowell George
Bass: Kenny Gradney
Drums: Richie Hayward
Back-up Vocals: Mike McDonald, Carly Simon
© 1975 Naked Snake Music ASCAP

Riverboat Gambler
Lyrics by: Jacob Brackman
Music by: Carly Simon

Riverboat gambler
Drinking alone on the prow
Chasing your Bourbon with Tennessee gin
The big game's about to begin

Riverboat gambler
Hiding that ace up your sleeve
I can see through all that debonair style
The irony bending your smile

And I won't tip your hand
I won't do you in
I want to stay near you
I want you to win
Want you to win

Riverboat gambler
You can defy all the odds
You can draw diamonds to fill out your flush
You can find someone to trust

And I won't steal your chips
Well, I won't steal your pride
Won't you take me on faith
Won't you let me inside
Let me inside

Riverboat gambler
Under all velvet and lace
You're an old vagabond, I'm a poor waif
Let's make a place that's safe

Riverboat gambler
Come on and let me inside
Let me inside

Piano: Carly Simon
Electric Piano: Mike McDonald
Bass: Bob Glaub
Drums: Rick Jaeger
Strings & Woodwinds arranged by: David Campbell

© 1976 C'est Music / Maya Productions ASCAP


Darkness'Til Dawn
Lyrics by: Jacob Brackman
Music by: Carly Simon

Chain smoking cigarettes
Enemies across the table
Wonderin' if I can ever trust anyone again

We argue through the night
The restaurant shuts
You catch your flight
I hail a cab with no idea where home might be

We both believed my chance was gone
But ain't it strange how life goes on
A storm can never rage forever
And darkness only lasts 'til dawn

Hotel blinds stay drawn
Nothing seems to make me care
I can't find a reason to comb my hair

Folks walkin' in the street
Everyone has something to do
My brain won't stop showin' those old movies of you

We both believed my chance was gone
But ain't it strange how life goes on
A storm can never rage forever
And darkness only lasts 'til dawn

Weeks pass
And your voice sounds strange on the telephone
Strange how smooth and casual my own voice sounds
I find that I'm listening to
A tune coming over my radio
It makes me think of a guy I knew a while ago
A while ago a while ago

Pianos, Marimbas & Accordion: Van Dyke Parks
Steel Drum: Robert Greenidge
Mandocellos: Fred Tackett
Back-up Vocals: Carly Simon, Lucy Simon
Arranged by: Van Dyke Parks

© 1975 C'est Music / Maya Productions ASCAP

Dishonest Modesty
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon / Zach Wiesner

You come on strong telling everyone
About your latest role
How you saved the movie, stole the show
So you've been told

And if you have no time for all your offers
You'll see that I get called
And if you have no time for all your men
You'll see that I get balled

Well I don't expect humility
But what about some good old
Dishonest modesty

You say that you can understudy
All the other parts
That you can write a song that will make us cry
And touches all our hearts

And you can House and Garden
Vogue and Glamour, Mademoiselle
Well, I know you can Bitch and Screw
And Penthouse just as well

No, I don't expect humility
But what about some good old
Dishonest modesty

You try to be unique
But somehow something's wrong
'Cause your flower childish vision of life
Cannot last too long
You're over thirty and underweight
Though you call yourself petite
And you hang around with all the clowns
Who think they're so elite

Well I don't expect humility
But what about some good old
Dishonest modesty

Acoustic Guitar:: Carly Simon
Electric Rhythm Guitar: Dr. John
Slide Guitars: Paul Barrere
Bass: Klaus Voormann
Drums: Andy Newmark
Percussion: Milt Holland
Back-up Vocals: Carly Simon, Alex Taylor

© 1976 C'est Music / Menemsha Music ASCAP

Libby
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

If all our flights are grounded
Libby, we'll go to Paris
And dance along the boulevards
And have no one to embarrass
Puttin' on the Ritz in style
With an Arab and an heiress
Libby, we'll fly anyway

And leave behind our blues
Half sung melodies
We'll trade them all in
For a Paris breeze
Libby, we'll fly

See how dark the circles grow
In a town that has no light
So many eyes just staring out
Into the bloodshot night

And Libby, I hate to see you cry
And I
Want to share it all with you
And if it brings us to our knees
We'll trade it all in for a Paris breeze
Libby, we'll fly

They say it don't come easy
And they say that love is blind
If you're afraid to be close
Then love is hard to find
And if you spend too much time winning love
There's no time to be kind
And Libby, I'm guilty of your crimes

I'm just another passenger
Traveling on these crazy high seas
Very likely be the same
In a Paris breeze
Libby, we'll fly away

If all our flights are grounded
Libby, we'll go to Paris
And wish we were back home again
Or sailing on the ocean
Just a window and a drink
To set our dreams in motion

But Libby, we'll fly anyway, hey
And leave our blues
Half sung melodies
Trade them all in for a Paris breeze
Libby, we'll fly..

Piano: Mark Jordan
Electric Piano: Carly Simon
Bass: Bob Glaub
Drums: Rick Jaeger
Guitar: Glen Frey

Organ: Bill Payne
Strings & Woodwinds arranged by: David Campbell
© 1976 C'est Music ASCAP

Be With Me
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon / Zach Wiesner

River runs to the sea
Salmon runs to the sea
If you need someone
You can run to me

Flowers grow to the sun
Shines on everyone
If you've lost the warmth
I will give you some

Lay back on the starry night
Feel as big and as small as you are

Well I see who you are
And I like what I see
If you want to be
You can be with me

Piano: Carly Simon
Guitar: James Taylor
Accordion: Nick DeCaro

© 1976 C'est Music / Menemsha Music ASCAP