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Coming Around Again
1987

  Carly wrote the song Coming Around Again as an adult version of Itsy Bitsy Spider ~ for the soundtrack to the movie Heartburn
Coming Around Again album by Carly Simon
Coming Around Again
Give Me All Night
Do The Walls Come Down
Hold What You've Got
It Should Have Been Me
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
You Have To Hurt
All I Want Is You
As Time Goes By
Two Hot Girls
Itsy Bitsy Spider

   

Coming Around Again

Concept Video

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Give Me All Night

Concept Video - filmed on Martha's Vineyard, MA

Drummer Rick Marotta co-stars in this video.

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

From "Live From Martha's Vineyard" DVD Info

Coming Around Again / Itsy Bitsy Spider

From "Live From Martha's Vineyard" DVD Info

Profile of Carly Simon on West 57th

Filmed at Carly's home on Martha's Vineyard, this artist profile also features Sally Taylor and Ben Taylor.

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Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Baby sneezes
Mommy pleases
Daddy breezes in
So good on paper
So romantic
But so bewildering

I know nothing stays the same
But if you're willing to play the game
It's coming around again
So don't mind if I fall apart
There's more room in a broken heart

You pay the grocer
Fix the toaster
Kiss the host Good-bye
Then you break a window
burn the Soufflé
Scream a lullaby

I know nothing stays the same
But if you're willing to play the game
It's coming around again
So don't mind if I fall apart
There's more room in a broken heart

And I believe in love
But what else can I do
I'm so in love with you

I know nothing stays the same
But if you're willing to play the game
It's coming around again

I know nothing stays the same
But if you're willing to play the game
It's coming around again
So don't mind if I fall apart
There's more room in a broken heart

Produced by: Russ Kunkel, Bill Payne & George Massenburg with Paul Samwell-Smith

Keyboards: Carly Simon, Bill Payne, Scott Martin
Drums: Russ Kunkel
Background Vocals: Carly Simon, Scott Martin, Terri Homberg, Paul Samwell-Smith
Engineered by: George Massenburg & Frank Filipetti
Assistant Engineers: Scott Mabuchi, Bill Miranda, Noah Baron
Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Recorded at Right Track Recording, NYC & Power Station, NYC
Mixed at Right Track Recording

© 1986 C'est Music / Famous Music Corp. ASCAP

Lyrics by: Carly Simon
Music by: Gerard McMahon

I have no need of half of anything
No half time, no half of a man's attention
Give me all the earth and sky
And at the same time add a new dimension
Half the truth is of no use
Give it all, give it all to me
I can stand it
I am strong that way

Give me all night
Give me the full moon
And if I can't take the whole of you
Give it to me anyway
Give me all night
'Till the last star fades
And if you can't take my heart and soul
Take it from me anyway

Don't give me fountains, I need waterfalls
And when I cry my tears will fill an ocean
The pain of love I'll accept it all
As long as you'll join me in that emotion
Half of lovin' is no fun
Give it all, give it all to me
I can stand it
I am strong that way

Don't leave me guessing alone
Don't walk me half the way home
You can do that tomorrow
Just give me, give me all night.

Produced by: Paul Samwell-Smith

Drums: Russ Kunkel
Keyboards: Peter-John Vettese
Guitar: Hugh McCracken
Bass: Tony Levin
Percussion: Jimmy Bralower
Linn Drum: Frank Filipetti
Background Vocals: Carly Simon
Engineered & Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Assistant Engineers: Scott Mabuchi, Bill Miranda
Recorded & Mixed at Right Track Recording, NYC

© 1986 C'est Music ASCAP / Back Mac Publishing BMI

Lyrics by: Carly Simon
Music by: Carly Simon & Paul Samwell-Smith

Do the walls come down
When you think of me
Do your eyes grow dim
Do the walls come down
When you think of me
Do you let me in

Nothing like a rainy night
To set your heart remembering
Nothing like a vivid dream
To take you back again

When you think of me
Do your eyes grow dim
Do the walls come down
When you think of me
Do you let me in

Something in my pocket
That was written years ago
In faded ink says, “You are my fire”
Do you think so?

Is it easier for you to say
You never loved me anyway
Or do you hide me in your attic trunk
Like a stowaway?

Produced by: Paul Samwell-Smith

Acoustic Piano: Carly Simon
Drums: Russ Kunkel
Basic Track Keyboard Emulator & Linn Drum: Paul Samwell-Smith Steiner Electronic Wind Instrument: Michael Brecker Percussion: Jimmy Bralower
Background Vocals: Carly Simon, Lucy Simon, Jimmy Ryan, Paul Samwell-Smith, Peter-John Vettese
Engineered & Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Assistant Engineers: Scott Mabuchi, Bill Miranda
Recorded & Mixed at Right Track Recording, NYC

© 1987 C'est Music / Silven Productions Ltd. Worldwide administration DeShifflin, Inc. ASCAP

Lyrics by: Joe Tex, Carly Simon
Music by: Joe Tex

You had better hold on
Hold on to what you’ve got
You had better hold on
Hold on to what you’ve got

‘Cause if you think
Nobody wants it
Just throw it away
And you will see
Somebody will have it
Before you can count 1-2-3
Yes they will
Yes they will

(Spoken)
You women out there
Boy, it's hard to find a good and sensitive man
A man who loves you for who you are
Who really appreciates you
And you know this guy
I mean you start up with a new man
And something you don't know about him
Just might hurt you
So stick with your man
Don't ever take him for granted

‘Cause if you think
Nobody wants it
Just throw it away
And you will see
Some woman will have your man
Before you can count 1-2-3
Yes she will
Yes she will

(Spoken)
Same goes for you men
There are so many women out there
That just want to break your heart
You got a woman that plays fair
That you can trust?
And hey, she's fun to be with
Don't expect any one woman to fulfill every one of your needs
They're only human too
Besides which, it's cooler for you to be faithful

And if you think
Nobody wants her
Just let her out on the street
And you will see
Some other man will have her
Before you can count 1-2-3
Yes he will
Yes he will

You take love for granted
And it’s gone like a bandit
And this loneliness cuts like a knife

When you see what you’ve lost
And it’s already cost
The one you could love your whole life

You'd better hold on
Hold on to what you've got
You had better hold on
Hold on to what you've got

Produced by: Richard Perry for Planet Music Serv. Inc.

Drums: Russ Kunkel
Synthesizer: Leon Pendarvis
Synthesizer Programming: Barbara Markay
Guitar: T-Bone Wolk
Background Vocals: Carly Simon, Janice Pendarvis, Lani Groves, Gordon Grody
Arranged by: Leon Pendarvis
Engineered by: Frank Filipetti, Leon Pendarvis
Assistant Engineer: Scott Mabuchi
Mixed by: Frank Filipetti at Right Track Recording
Recorded at Right Track Recording, NYC & Pin Wheel Studios, NYC

© 1964 Tree Pub. Co. Inc BMI

Lyrics by: Bryan Adams
Music by: Jim Vallance

I think of you now and then
But I remember when love was new
And you were mine, my love
So why would we pretend
We were lovers and now we’re friends
I don’t want to say goodbye to you
Again, my love

It should have been me
That’s lovin’ you instead of someone else
I needed you but how was I to know
It should have been me
That’s holding you through all the lonely nights
I knew that I should never let you go,
My love

What we once had is gone
No tears, no right, no wrong
It could never be the same again, my love
The more we see the less we know
Now you believe our love will grow
I don’t want to say goodbye to you again,
My love

It should have been me
That’s lovin’ you instead of someone else
I needed you but how was I to know
It should have been me
That’s holding you through all the lonely nights
I knew that I should never let you go,
My love

My love, how would I survive
With another broken heart
On my own again
When I need a friend
To help me find a place to start

It should have been me
That’s lovin’ you instead of someone else
I needed you but how was I to know
It should have been me
That’s holding you through all the lonely nights
I knew that I should never let you go,
My love

Produced by: Bryan Adams

Drums: Mickey Curry
Keyboards: Dave Pickell
Guitars: Keith Scott
Bass: Dave Taylor
Background Vocals: Marc LaFrance
Engineered by: Neil Dorfsman, Bryan Adams, Tim Crich
Assistant Engineer: Michael Christopher, Scott Mabuchi
Mixed by: Bob Clearmountain
Recorded at Power Station, NYC & Cliffhanger Studio, Vancouver
Mixed at Right Track Recording, NYC

© 1986 Irving Music, Inc. BMI / Adams Communications Inc. PROCAN / Calypso Toonz PROCAN

Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Take a look around now
Change the direction
Adjust the tuning
Try a new translation
Don't look at your man in the same old way
Take a new picture
Just because you don't see shooting stars
Doesn't mean it isn't perfect
Can't you see

It's the stuff that dreams are made of
It's the slow and steady fire
It's the stuff that dreams are made of
It's your heart and soul's desire
It's the stuff that dreams are made of

So what's this about your best friend?
She's got a brand new shiny boy
And they're moving out to Malibu
To play with all his pretty toys
And you feel closed in by the same four walls
The same old conversation
With the same old guy you've known for years
But use your imagination
And you will see

It's the stuff that dreams are made of
It's the slow and steady fire
It's the stuff that dreams are made of
It's your heart and soul's desire
It's the stuff that dreams are made of

What if the Prince on the horse in your fairytale
Is right here in disguise?
And what if the stars you've been reaching so high for
Are shining in his eyes?
Oh yeah

Don't look at yourself in the same old way
Take another picture
Shoot the stars off in your own backyard
Don't look any further
And you will see
It's the stuff that dreams are made of....

Produced by: John Boylan
Co-produced by: Russ Kunkel & Frank Filipetti

Yamaha DX7: Carly Simon
Drums & Drum Machine: Russ Kunkel
Keyboard Bass & Acoustic Piano: Rob Mounsey
Synthesizer Programming: Barbara Markay
Guitar: Jimmy Ryan
Strings arranged & conducted by: Rob Mounsey
Choir: The Timothy Wright Concert Choir
Engineered & Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Assistant Engineer: Scott Mabuchi, Debra Cornish
Recorded & Mixed at Right Track Recording, NYC

© 1987 C'est Music Inc. ASCAP

Lyrics by: Frank Musker
Music by: Dominic King

“I’m in love with him”, she said
With all the innocence of tender years
But somewhere down the road ahead
I could see the same eyes
Filled with bitter tears
I had the inclination
To tell her not to drop her guard
To tell her that life can be hard
But I didn’t have the heart

You have to hurt - to understand
You have to get by the best you can
Until you hurt - until you cry
You won't know about love
And the reason you’re alive
You have to hurt

She said, “I know he’ll never leave me
I never felt it deep inside like this before”
It was good to see her, believe me
But I couldn’t stand to hear this anymore

All that expectation
Too naive to really see
Maybe she knew better than me
It was better just to let her be

You have to hurt - to understand
You have to get by the best you can
Until you hurt - until you cry
You won't know about love
And the reason you’re alive
You have to hurt

Little sister, you’re so sweet
Thinking love runs smooth
You don’t know the half of it
We laugh until we lose
There’s no way around it

(Chorus)

Produced by: Paul Samwell-Smith with Frank Filipetti

Drum Machine & Programming: Jimmy Bralower, Frank Filipetti
Keyboards & Programming: Robby Kilgore
String Synthesizer & Add'l Keyboards: Charles Kentis III
Acoustic Guitar: Jimmy Ryan
Bass: Neil Jason
Tipple: Hugh McCracken
Background Vocals: Will Lee, Caz Lee, Jimmy Ryan, Paul Samwell-Smith
Engineered by: Chris Lord-Alge, Ed Stasium, Frank Filipetti
Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Assistant Engineer: Scott Mabuchi
Recorded at Right Track Recording, NYC

© 1985 Frank Musker Music BMI / Chrysalis Music Ltd. - Rare Blue Music, Inc. ASCAP

Lyrics by: Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman
Music by: Andy Goldmark

What do the neighbors say
When they hear us scream at night
Do they talk about a love
All in tatters
What do the neighbors know
About the heart and soul
The fire down below
That really matters

They can never guess
In the silences
That all I want is you
And the sexy hurricane
We got here

All I want is you
I don't want a man
To say "good morning dear"
Let 'em listen at the door
Let 'em listen through the floor
Let 'em go ahead and draw the wrong conclusion

So chase me 'round the room
Make me crazy like the moon
They can never guess
In the silences
That all I want is you
And the sexy hurricane that we share
All I want is you
I don't want a man
Who tiptoes up the stairs
All I want is you
And the freight train
Whistling over my track
All I want is you
And your Mack truck loving
Jumping me Jack!
Oh, Jack!

Produced by: John Boylan

Percussion: Jimmy Maelen
Drum Machine: Andy Goldmark
Keyboards: Robby Kilgore, Andy Goldmark
Synthesizer Bass: Robby Kilgore
Acoustic Guitar: John McCurry
Strings arranged and conducted by: Rob Mounsey
Background vocals: Roberta Flack
Engineered by: Chris Lord-Alge, Frank Filipetti, Bill Miranda
Assistant Engineers: Jeff Lord-Alge, Scott Mabuchi
Mixed by: Chris Lord-Alge
Recorded at Unique Recording, NYC & Right Track Recording, NYC
Mixed at Unique Recording

© 1987 C'est Music / Maya Productions Ltd. / Nonpareil ASCAP

Lyrics & Music by: Herman Humpfeld

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by

And when two lovers woo
They still say I love you
On that you can rely
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

Moonlight and love songs never out of date
Hearts full of passion, jealousy and hate
Woman needs man
And man must have his mate
That no one can deny

It’s still the same old story
The fight for love and glory
A case of do or die
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by

Produced by: Rob Mounsey
Arranged by: Carly Simon

Guitar: Jimmy Ryan
Drums: Russ Kunkel
Drum & Bass Programming, Midi Piano: Rob Mounsey
Harmonica Solo: Stevie Wonder
Strings arranged and conducted by: Rob Mounsey
Engineered by: Frank Filipetti & Richard Alderson
Assistant Engineer: Scott Mabuchi
Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Recorded at Flying Monkey, NYC & Right Track Recording, NYC
Mixed at Right Track Recording

© 1931 Warner Bros. Music Inc. ASCAP

Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

It happened last night we were feeling adventurous
We put on our heels and went out for a walk
More for a drink and to have a few eyes on us
Jenny and I slipped to town for some talk

Me and Jenny, twinklin’ like crystal and pennies
Two hot girls on a hot summer night
Looking for love

“Look Jenny” I said “It’s Dwight he just came in”
I got excited but Jenny was quick
The kettle was on and it started up steamin’
And I knew from her flirtin’ she was up to her tricks

Me and Jenny, twinklin’ like crystal and pennies
Two hot girls on a hot summer night
Looking for love

A song on the jukebox made me feel lonely
The kettle boiled down and evaporated me
But who was to notice ‘cause Jenny was glowin’
And Dwight was all over her like a honey bee

Me and Jenny, twinklin’ like crystal and pennies
Two hot girls on a hot summer night
Looking for love

Maybe I shouldn’t have worn such a long dress
Maybe he thinks I’m too young or too old
If only I hadn’t been born with these sad eyes
Perhaps I’m too shy or too bold

Me and Jenny, twinklin’ like crystal and pennies
Two hot girls on a hot summer night
Looking for love

“Thanks for introducing us”
Said Dwight polite
And I waved goodnight
I wondered why it wasn’t me
I guess it’s just that the time’s not right
Two hot girls on a hot summer night

Produced by: Paul Samwell-Smith

Drums: Russ Kunkel
Keyboards: Peter-John Vettese
Guitar: Hugh McCracken
Saxaphone: Michael Brecker
Bass: Tony Levin
Linn Drum: Frank Filipetti
Background Vocals: Carly Simon, Lucy Simon, Jimmy Ryan
Engineered & Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Assistant Engineers: Scott Mabuchi, Bill Miranda
Recorded & Mixed at Right Track Recording, NYC

© 1987 C'est Music ASCAP

Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon (based on the original nursery rhyme)

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

I believe in love
And who knows where or when
But it’s comin’ around again

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

I know nothin’ stays the same
But if you’re willing to play the game
It’s comin’ around again

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

Produced by: Russ Kunkel, Bill Payne, George Massenburg

Drums: Russ Kunkel
Keyboards: Carly Simon, Bill Payne
Background Vocals: Sally Taylor, Ben Taylor, Alexandra Taylor, Isaac Taylor
Engineered by: George Massenburg
Assistant Engineers: Scott Mabuchi, Bill Miranda, Noah Baron
Mixed by: Frank Filipetti
Recorded & Mixed at Right Track Recording, NYC

© 1986 C'est Music ASCAP

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Coming Around Again album LP cover
Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Coming Around Again album LP back cover
Photo: Lynn Goldsmith

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Coming Around Again single from the movie Heartburn

Thank You's:


To Frank Filipetti for 18 1/2 years out of his life
To Gina Silvester for taming what turned out to be a rather wild animal
To the entire staff at Right Track for fruit, flowers, and favors
To Clive Davis for refining, perfecting, and mainly caring
To Roy Lott for being a great ambassador
To Stevie Wonder for being larger than life
To Roberta Flack for dashing down and saving the day
To Don Ienner, Bruce Schoen and the entire Arista staff for carrying me across the threshold
To Tommy Mottola for understanding "hysterical adolescents" and their children
To Brian Doyle for lighting fires and then knowing when to put them out

And to Mike Nichols, for luring the spider out of the web and over to the spout, this album is dedicated to you, my dear friend.

 


Release Date: April 1987
Label: Arista Records
Album Billboard Peak: #25

Single (Coming Around Again) Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #18 - Adult Contemporary:#5
Single (All I Want Is You) Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #54 - Adult Contemporary:#7
Single (Give Me All Night) Billboard Hot 100 Peak: #61 - Adult Contemporary:#5
Single (The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of) Adult Contemporary:#8


Produced by: (see song lyrics / credits)

Recorded at (see song lyrics / credits)

Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC
Photography: Lynn Goldsmith
Art Direction: Howard Fritzson

Design: Margery Greenspan

Creative Direction: Steven Shmerler Silvester

Management and Direction: Tommy Mottola, A Champion Entertainment Organization

Roberta Flack appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
Stevie Wonder appears courtesy of Motown Record Corp.

 

Rolling Stone

Album Review ~ by Rob Hoerburger Read

"Coming Around Again is a strong reminder of how refreshing a diversion Carly Simon can be"

People

Album Review ~ Picks and Pans Read

"Simon remains, even after all this emotional turmoil, perhaps the most interesting of women pop singers. This album, proves she is still captivating."

New York Times

Album Review ~ by Stephen Holden Read

"'COMING AROUND AGAIN,'' the title song of Carly Simon's latest album, embodies everything that the 41-year-old singer-songwriter does best. This deceptively simple song, written for the movie ''Heartburn,'' distills the film's themes and atmosphere in broad, blunt strokes.

Of all the confessional singer-songwriters who emerged out of the 60's counterculture to confide their personal feelings in recorded pop song cycles, she has been one of only a handful to sustain a major label recording career of such duration. "

Carly Simon on People magazine cover 1987

Carly Simon's victory over stage fright ~ by Jane Hall Read

After An Onstage Collapse and a Six-Year Battle with Stage Fright, Carly Simon Braves a Comeback

Fame Magazine - Carly Simon

Fame Magazine cover - January 1989
Carly Simon: Has She Got Time For The Pain?
Written by: Roger Friedman

As a child she sang for Oscar Hammerstein. As an adult she warned the world about Warren Beatty with her chanson a clef “You’re So Vain.” But her marriage to James Taylor almost did Carly Simon in. Roger Friedman gets the story, chapter and verse, of how the almost-heiress to Simon & Schuster transformed herself into the lanky siren of Central Park West.

No one took Carly Simon seriously when she started out in the music business. It was assumed that she was an heir to Simon & Schuster. That she wasn't hungry enough.

The Heiress Myth Debunked
In 1944, after an unprofitable acquisition of Pocket Books, Richard Simon, Max Schuster, and Leon Shimkin decided to sell the company to department store magnate Marshall Field for approximately $3 million-or $1 million apiece. At first, Simon was pleased with the deal. He couldn't believe anyone would pay him a million dollars for the company, but when he found himself on the outside of his own firm, he felt beaten and his health failed.

In 1956 Marshall Field died while Dick Simon was recuperating in Florida from a heart attack. The Field estate, eager to get out of book publishing, arranged to sell Simon & Schuster back to its original owners. The attorney in charge asserts that Simon chose not to buy back in. The Simon family claims otherwise. But the sale proceeded without him and consequently, the family's legacy in books, that of the Simon & Schuster publishing empire, was gone for good.

Carly Simon was 15 in 1960, the year her father had a third, and final, heart attack. The Simon children inherited less than $50,000 each from their father's estate. A modest trust fund also awaits the Simon children in their old age. But only, Carly, through her songwriting royalties, would earn anything equal to her father's original worth. But then, that is endemic to the strange, jackpot world of rock and roll.

Coming Around Again
unraveled for good in 1981. The myth of the Great Couple was over. “There were periods of time when he was really impossible to be with, " Simon recalls. "I just didn't know how to handle a drug addict. I was the one who broke down. I said, 'I can't do this anymore.' I initiated the split. But I was also the one who didn't want to see it through. I wanted to get back together. I expected him to clean up and come back. But he didn't.” Ironically, once he was out of the house, Taylor cleaned up-for good.

Many years later, Carly met writer Jim Hart on a train. He didn't even know who she was. "He thought I was Linda Ronstadt," Simon says of their meeting. "He didn't know any of my records at all."

A year before, Hart and a friend had passed a street ad for which Simon had posed over the caption ONE OF THE BORING HOUSEWIVES WHO READS McCALLS. Hart, said to the friend, "Now that's a real woman. That would be the woman for me." On the train that day he did not remember Simon had been the woman in the poster. It was only later that he realized he really had found his ideal woman.

Simon and Hart married the following December. "I think up until the time I met Jim it was very difficult for me to be unmarried to James Taylor," she sighs. "But Jim cut the chord. I feel just insensibly in love with him."


Hi Carly!
I've enjoyed your music for years and appreciate your unique voice and style. "All I Want Is You" is one of my favorite songs. Where did "your freight train whistling' over my tracks" originate? What a great line! Thank You!
Tonya Rockett - Baraboo, WI


Tonya,
I have a sleight memory of the freight train whistling over my track line. I think it was just 'there' waiting to be taken'.
Love, Carly 9/15/03


Hi Carly!
You mentioned that it sometimes takes years to write songs. How long did it take you to write one of my all time favorites, "Do The Walls Come Down?"? It is an absolute work of art!
La Vern Jones - Allen, TX


I wrote that to a track sent to me by Paul Samwell-Smtih. I was very happy with it. I didn't have any hassles whatever to sort out. I believe we were very much thinking along similar lines there. It's always more of back story that you think there's going to be.
Carly Simon 5/20/01
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