COMING AROUND AGAIN - 1987


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Coming Around Again


The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

From "Live From Martha's Vineyard" DVD Info

Liner Notes

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.

Credits

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.

Coming Around Again
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
Give Me All Night
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

Do The Walls Come Down
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
Hold What You've Got
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

It Should Have Been Me
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
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
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

You Have To Hurt
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
All I Want Is You
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

As Time Goes By
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
Two Hot Girls
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

Itsy Bitsy Spider
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