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Film Noir
Lyrics & Music by: Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon

Got on in New Haven
Last car on the train
Put my hat on the seat
Wipe the tears from my eyes

I watched my life go by
Like a movie in my brain
Scenes unreeling
In a senseless chain
On the window
And a silver screen of rain

And the opening title scroll
And the score comes in and under
And I'm in the starring role
In a world of love-struck wonder

It's a tale full of promise
About two crazy kids
Falling in love, but in flashback

And then the music,
That gorgeous music
And I wake up,
Rattling down the railroad track.

He could be sweet,
But I stayed on my guard
Just how good a liar
Can a decent man be?

I always played my hand
Like I didn't have the cards
Cause he held them all
So I could never see
Yes, he played me for a fool
And I agreed

And the closing credits roll
And the waves come in like thunder
Cause the hero's lost control
And I made a fatal blunder

Just another sad story
Two star-crossed kids
Racing headlong up a cul-de-sac

And then that music
That mournful music
And the train's disappearing
Down that railroad track

And the long, slow dissolve
As we fade to black............

Arranged and conducted by: Jimmy Webb
Piano: Jimmy Webb
Drums: Shawn Pelton
Electric Bass: Zev Katz
Acoustic Guitar: Peter Calo
Electric Guitar: Jeff Pevar
Keyboards: Teese Gohl
Cello Solo: Richard Locker
Concert Master: Elena Barere
Background Vocals: Ben Taylor, Carly Simon

© Published by Jimmy Webb Music, Inc. / C'est Music, adm. by Polygram Int'l Publishing, Inc. ASCAP