ANTICIPATION - 1971


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Anticipation

Carly Simon performed before a live audience for "Good Vibrations from Central Park" which aired on ABC -Thursday, August 19, 1971.


Legend In Your Own Time

Filmed in 1995 for Live At Grand Central


I've Got To Have You

Filmed in 1995 for Live At Grand Central

Liner Notes

Dedicated to Steve

Credits

Release Date: November 1971
Label: Elektra Records
Album Billboard Peak: #30
Single (Anticipation) Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #13 - Adult Contemporary: #3
Single (Legend In Your Own Time) Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #50 - Adult Contemporary: #11

Produced by: Paul Samwell-Smith for Silven Productions, Ltd.

Carly Simon: Acoustic Guitar & Piano
Jim Ryan: Acoustic & Electric Guitars & Electric Bass
Paul Glanz: Piano
Andy Newmark: Percussion
John Ryan: Acoustic Bass

Strings arranged by Del Newman
Engineer: Michael Bobak
Edited by: Barry Hammond
Production Supervisor: Jac Holzman
Photography: Peter Simon
Art Direction: Robert L. Heimall

Anticipation
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway
And I wonder if I'm really with you now
Or just chasing after some finer day

Anticipation, Anticipation
Is making me late
Is keeping me waiting

And I tell you how easy it is to be with you
And how right your arms feel around me.
But I rehearsed those words just late last night
When I was thinking about how right tonight might be

Anticipation, Anticipation
Is making me late
Is keeping me waiting

And tomorrow we might not be together
I'm no prophet and I don't know natures way
But I'll try to see into your eyes right now
And stay right here
'Cause these are the good old days

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music, Ltd. ASCAP
Legend In Your Own Time
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Well I have known you
Since you were a small boy
And your mama used to say
My boy is gonna grow up and be
Some kind of leader some day

Then you'd turn on the radio
And sing with the singer in the band
And your mama would say to you
This isn't exactly what she had planned

But you're a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playin' tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legends only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.

And although I know you
Still have the heart of that small boy
Well, you lend it out far too much
And no one woman loving you
Can ever tell if she's been really touched

Then you turn on the radio
And sing with the singer in the band
And think kind of sadly to yourself
This isn't exactly what you had planned

But you're a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playin' tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legends only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music, Ltd. ASCAP

Our First Day Together
Lyrics & Music by Carly Simon

Our first day together
Was after we'd been close in dreams
Was after we'd shared hell and heaven
And all the places in between
And all the places in between

After we'd spent nights together
And breathed secrets without words
After we'd made promises
That could but might not have been heard
Might not have been heard

Knowing me the way you do
Then why did you just say that our first day together
Was today?

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music, Ltd. ASCAP

The Girl You Think You See
Lyrics by: Jacob Brackman
Music by: Carly Simon

Tell me who you long for
In your secret dreams
Go on and tell me who you wish I was
Instead of me

I'm not necessarily
The girl you think you see
Whoever you want is exactly who
I'm more than willing to be
I'll be carefree
A Peace Corps trainee
Your Gypsy Rose Lee
To please you

Who cares what I might be for real
Underneath my games
I'll let you chose from a thousand faces
And a thousand names

I'm not necessarily
The girl you think you see
Whoever you want is exactly who
I'm more than willing to be
I'll be insane
A mathematical brain
You Tarzan, me Jane
To please you

I'm not necessarily
The girl you think you see
Whoever you want is exactly who
I'm more than willing to be
I'll be a queen
A foul-mouthed marine
Your Mary Magdalene
To please you
To please

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music Ltd./Kensho Music ASCAP

Summer's Coming Around Again
Lyrics by: Carly Simon
Music by: Carly Simon, Jimmy Ryan, Paul Glanz

Here now summer's coming around again
Every year it seems to come in this way
Before you know it you've fallen in love
But be sure it's love before you sail away

You see someone wearing a sunny face
You want to know him anyway that you can
Tell him you're just in from Shanghai
And his smile you just can't pass by

Follow him away
Follow him away

Sad to say he hasn't seen you come by this way
His sunny smile just reflects sunny days
Haven't you seen his face before
Every year it seems to come this way
It seems to come this way

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music Ltd./Musckender Music ASCAP
Share The End
Lyrics by: Jacob Brackman
Music by: Carly Simon

Here come the priests, each one wailing and bemoaning
Lordy, they got their heads bowed down
Here come the madmen, they're too excited for atoning:
"Burn the mosque," they're shouting, "Burn it down!"

Save me a place, surrounded with friendly faces
All of us have gathered here to share the end
To watch the world go up in flames

Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour

Here come the kings, let's dispense with their apologizing
Just bring on the acrobats and clowns
Here comes the rumble, hang on for universal dying
Please ignore the baying of the hounds

Save me a place, surrounded with friendly faces
All of us have gathered here to share the end
To watch the world go up in flames

Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us some time to work things out
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us some time to work things out
Please, Lord we're not ready
Give us a day
Give us an hour

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music / Kensho Music, ASCAP

The Garden
Lyrics by: Jacob Brackman
Music by: Carly Simon

Come into the garden
It's magical trees
Dapple the sun as they sway with each lazy breeze
They'll set your mind at ease

Pretend you're a child
With nothing to hide
Then we'll join hands and let the universe swing wide
We'll lay our fears aside

Hold me, here we can soon be born again
Trust me, believe we can still be born again
We've been sleeping all our lives
At last we can open our eyes

Our gates are unguarded
I've stolen the key
To where everything holy inside us is free to run free
To smell and taste and touch and see

Hold me, here we can soon be born again
Trust me, believe we can still be born again
We've been sleeping all our lives
At last we can open our eyes

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music Ltd./Kensho Music ASCAP
Three Days
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

If I have known you only three days
Then how will I remember you in ten?
But I could swear I'll love you always
And if the Gods will please be kind
Darling, I'll be with you soon
Soon again

And on the road you have some good times
But when the show is over you go home
And it hurts me so to leave you behind
And Lord I feel lonesome
Lonesome for the you I might have known

You'll be in L.A. in the morning
And I'll be in London by sundown
But when I sing
My song is filled with longing
And the memory of your last look
The way you took me by surprise
And the way you turned my head around
And the way you turned my head around

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music, ASCAP

Julie Through The Glass
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Julie through the glass
Lookin' up at me
You've just got to be
The sweetest thing I've ever seen

Julie through the glass
Just born a day ago
And who knows where you've been
And where you're gonna go

We want you to love the world
To know it well and play a part
And we'll help you to learn to love yourself
'Cause that's where loving really starts

Julie through the glass
I'm looking forward to
Doing things with you
For many years to come

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Quackenbush Music, ASCAP
I've Got To Have You
Lyrics & Music by: Kris Kristofferson

You came smilin' softly, shyly movin'
Easy as a dreamer into my room
And before I realized the danger
I found myself looking into your eyes
Somewhere in their colors I saw promises
Of things I'd never seen before
It's all over
I've got to have you

Holding onto, talking, saying nothing
Knowing in a moment I could lose you
Then without a warning I remembered that
You trembled at the touch of my hand
Knowing when you came to me that no one else
Would ever feel the same in my arms
It's all over
I've got to have you

Wakin' in the morning to the tenderness
Of holding you asleep in my arms
Dreaming while your hair was blowing
Softer than a whisper on my cheek
I don't know the feeling so I don't know if it's love
But it's enough
It's enough
I can't help it
I've got to have you
It's all over
I've got to have you

Musicians: See Credits section

© 1971 Buckhorn Music Publishers BMI