Sunday, November 1, 2009

When October Goes




There is only one reason for this song and it is a totally selfish one: I love it. It is not only my favorite October or Fall song, but it is one of my favorite forever songs. Johnny Mercer wrote some magnificent lyrics but this one was just laying around in box after his death when Barry Manilow .... yeah yeah that Barry Manilow, got permission to set it to music.

When October Goes ended up on what I consider the best album Manilow ever recorded simply because he went back to his Jazz roots, a piano, and a group of great musical friends: 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe.




When October Goes
Johnny Mercer (lyrics) & Barry Manilow (Music)

And when October goes
The snow begins to fly
Above the smokey roofs
I watch the planes go by

The children running home
Beneath a twilight sky
Oh, for the fun of them
When I was one of them

And when October goes
The same old dream appears
And you are in my arms
To share the happy years

I turn my head away
To hide the helpless tears
Oh how I hate to see October go

I should be over it now I know
It doesn't matter much
How old I grow
I hate to see October go

4 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Jamie, I'm crying... Such a sad, beautiful song. I'll be posting something, probably another Barry Manilow song that I love: The Copacabana! I'll come back and sign Mr. Linky...

maryt/theteach said...

Jamie, my post is up! Barry Manilow leads to Hugh Jackman leads to Peter Allen... I think you'll really like the posts and the music! Thank for prompting this post out of me! :)

Jamie said...

Mine is up to keep your company. I hope this one attracts a lot of players.

Travis said...

I played! I always forget to come and sign the linky!