THIS IS MY LIFE - 1992


  • THIS IS MY LIFE - Carly Simon soundtrack
  • THIS IS MY LIFE - Carly Simon soundtrack
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Love Of My Life

Carly Simon and her son, Ben Taylor, performing Love Of My Life

Thank You's

Special Thanks to: Nick Meyers, Quincy Jones, Raoul Roach, JoAnn Tominaga, Jim Hart, Joseph Werzinski, Jeff Schock, Nina Ray, Angela Webster, Tim Matheison, Paul Samwell-Smith, Jessica Schulte, Ellie, Jenny and Carrie Filipetti, Nancy West, John Herman, Kerry A. White, Kip Kaplan, Simon Andrews, Michael Kosarin, Jerry Hey, Larry Williams, Emile Charlap

This album is dedicated to the memory of my precious Uncle Peter, otherwise known as Peter "Snakehips" Dean

Credits

Release Date: April 14, 1992
Label: Qwest Records
Album Billboard Peak: n/a
Single (Love Of My Life) Billboard Adult Contemporary:#16

Produced by Frank Filipetti and Carly Simon except
"Easy On The Eyes" Produced by: Frank Filipetti, Carly Simon, Andy Goldmark
"The Night Before Christmas" Produced by: Frank Filipetti, Carly Simon, Russ Kunkel

Recorded and Mixed by: Frank Filipetti at Right Track Recording & Bubble Hill Studio except:
"Love Of My Life" Mixed by: Tom Lord-Alge and Frank Filipetti at The Hit Factory & Right Track Studios
Add'l Recording by: James P. Nichols at BMG Music
Production Coordinator: Bibi Green
Music Supervisor for Twentieth Century Fox by: Elliot Lurie and Matthew Walden
Originally Mastered by: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
Assitant Engineers: Brian Pollack, Lolly Grodner, Gary Tole, Eric Stark, Keith Evans, Vincent Caro, Major Little, Doug McKean

Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by: Teese Gohl

Musicians:
Carly Simon: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Whistle
Jimmy Ryan: Ukelele, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Teese Gohl: Synthesizers, Acoustic Piano
Will Lee: Bass, Vocals
Andy Newmark: Drums
Paul Samwell-Smith: Bass on "The Night Before Christmas"
Andy Goldmark: Synthesizers on "Easy On The Eyes:
Russ Kunkel: Drums on "Easy On The Eyes" and "The Night Before Christmas"
Richie Morales: Drums on "Little Troupers"
Jamey Haddad: Percussion of "Love Of My Life"
Ben Taylor: Additional Acoustic Guitar of "Love Of My Life" and "The Night Before Christmas"
Toots Thielemans: Harmonica
Randy Brecker: Trumpet on "The Show Must Go On"
Charles McCracken: Cello on "Love Of My Life"

Background Vocals on "Uncle Peter": Carly Simon, Jimmy Ryan, Will Lee, Frank Filipetti, Teese Gohl, Keith Evans
Background Vocals on "The Show Must Go On": Michael DeVries, Ann E. Brown, Kathi Moss, Joanna Glushak, Peter Samuel, Christy Baron, Martin Vidnovic, David Elledge
Bacground Vocals on "The Night Before Christmas": Brenda White-King, Curtis King, Diane Garisto, Marty Thomas, Melody Kay, Kimberly Mahon, Joel Chaiken, Parker Conrad, Marcus Bishop-Wright, Sally Taylor

Art Direction: Kevin Design Hosman
Carly Simon Photography: Pam Frank
Movie Stills Photography: Kerry Hayes
Shadow Background Photography: Sherry Etheredge

Carly Simon appears courtesy of Arista Records
Toots Thielemans appears courtesy of Polygram Emarcy
Randy Brecker appears courtesy of GRP Records

Love Of My Life
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

I love lilacs and avocados
Ukuleles and fireworks
And Woody Allen
And walking in the snow
But you've got to know

That you're the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life

From the moment I first saw you
The second that you were born
I knew that you were the love of my life
Quite simply the love of my life

I love Lucy and pumpernickel bread
The Statue Of Liberty
And standing ovations
And falling into bed
But get it through your head

That you're the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life
You are the love of my life

From the moment I first saw you
The second that you were born
I knew that you were the love of my life
Quite simply the love of my life

You can drive me crazy
You can drive me anywhere
Here are the keys
Just do as you please
It may not always be easy

But you're the love of my life
My heart is riding on a runaway train
You are the love of my life
Through all the pleasure and pain

From the moment I first saw you
I knew, I knew it right away
I knew that you were the love of my life
Simply the love of my life
You are the love
The great love of my life

See Credits section for Musician Info

© 1992 C'est Music / TCF Music Publishing ASCAP

Back The Way (Dottie's Point of View)
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Back the way it was before
Before the door was opened
Back the way it was before
Before the ice was broken

Back the way it used to be
Everyone thought I was funny
But nobody ever asked me
If I wanted tiny little sandwiches
Sent up to my room

Back the way it was before
I was always waiting
Everyone thought I was okay
But now I'm scintillating

Back the way it used to be
Some people thought I was pretty
But not many passes were made at me
Back the way it was before

But now my prayers are answered
And my star is on the rise
Flashbulbs popping, traffic stopping
Everyone's my best friend

Back the way it used to be
Money was always a tyrant
I spent it all paying my rent
Back the way it used to be

But now my prayers are answered
And my star is on the rise
Flashbulbs popping, traffic stopping
Everyone's my best friend

Back the way it used to be
Sing a song of long ago
Back the way it used to be

See Credits section for Musician Info

© 1992 C'est Music / TCF Music Publishing ASCAP


Easy On The Eyes
Lyrics by: Carly Simon
Music by: Carly Simon, Andy Goldmark

I'm the most dangerous person in this room
The way you look
I could do some damage to myself
It's your heart against mine
And I fear I may capsize
I'm operating without a license
But I'm willing to pay the price
And you're just so easy
You're so damned easy on the eyes
You're just so easy
You're so damned easy on the eyes

You turn your face
The two sides don't synchronize
You're nothing like anyone I've ever seen before
If I'm staring at you, well then I apologize
You defy every rule I've learned
But still I've never been half so turned on
And you're just so easy
You're so damned easy on the eyes
You're just easy
You're so damned easy on the eyes

Handsome's not a word that comes to mind
But I'd have to be blind to try and minimize
How easy you are on my eyes
Easy on my eyes
In my vertigo
You're easy on the eyes
From head to toe
You've so easy on my eyes

I'm operating without a license
But I'm willing to pay the price
And you're just so easy
You've so damn easy on the eyes
You're just so easy
You've so damn easy on the eyes

See Credits section for Musician Info

© 1992 C'est Music / Nonpareil Music Inc. ASCAP
The Show Must Go On
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Some folks like to stay at home
Some folks like to be alone
So when they finally come out of their nest
I've got to turn it on
I've got to be my best

The streets may be slick with ice
And I'm sick with butterflies
And some other girl may be the talk of the town
I could lose my voice
Or I could split my gown

But when I'm in the spotlight
It's got to be a hot night
Even when I'm feeling down
The show must go on
The show must go on
The show must go on
The show must go on

I've won some and I have lost
But what I enjoy the most
Is never knowing how the evening will end
Will I be the joke or the comedienne

And when I'm in the spotlight
It's got to be a hot night
Even when I'm shivering cold
The show must go on
The show must go on
The show must go on
The show must go on

Repeat to end.

Background answers:
Even in a hurricane
Your contact lens goes down the drain
When your agent goes insane
When you can hardly stay awake
You'd rather stay at home and bake
When you've got a tummy-ache
To an audience of one
And you think he's got a gun
When laughing isn't any fun
You want to watch the end of "Cheers"
Your mother is a lunatic
You think you've left the oven on
You find out there's no Santa Claus
You're doggy can't remember you
You want to move up to Vermont
You just ran out of underwear
Your prescription won't renew
You just ran into your ex
The handyman was very rude
Your landlord just evicted you
It's cozy by the fireplace
You really have to blow your nose
It must, it must, it must go on
Arnold says it must go on

See Credits section for Musician Info

© 1992 C'est Music / TCF Music Publishing ASCAP

The Night Before Christmas
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Children carry through the streets
A brightly painted star
Angels gather 'round the hearth
Strumming on guitars
Men of great renown and faith
Say prayers on boulevards
It's the night before Christmas

But you don't have to be an angel
To sing harmony
And you don't have to be a child
To love the mystery
And you don't have to be a wise man
On bended knee
The heart of this Christmas is in you and me

The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas

If you're heart's been longing
And you've been afraid to try
Sorrow's kept you company
And the dance has passed you by
I'll lift you up and blaze with you
Across the moonlit sky
On the night before Christmas

'Cause you don't have to be an angel
To sing in harmony
And you don't have to be a child to love the mystery
And you don't have to be a wise man
On bended knee

The heart of this Christmas is in you and me
The heart of this Christmas is in you and me

The night before Christmas
The night before Christmas

See Credits section for Musician Info

© 1992 C'est Music ASCAP
Back The Way (Girl's Point of View)
Lyrics & Music by: Carly Simon

Back the way it was before
Before the heart was broken
Playing hookey, making cookies
We were always jokin'

Back the way it used to be
Talks didn't end in a quarrel
Everything seemed so normal
Back the way it was before

But now the limo pulls up to the door
And she gets in
She calls bye, bye honey
Here is some money
I forgot the groceries

Back the way it was before
The chicken pox was easy
We told each other everything
And nobody was nosey

Back the way it used to be
When we were a happy family
Nobody ever asked us
If we wanted tiny little sandwiches
Sent up to our room

© 1992 C'est Music / TCF Music Publishing ASCAP