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Barbra Streisand

My Father's Song

'Whatever you are, you're going to be
Whatever you are is all right with me
You're gonna be what you want anyway'
These are the words I heard my father say
 
When I was a young girl and shy of men
He said, 'When you're ready, you'll know just when'
And when I was taken and thrown away
There wasn't a reason to face the day
 
And he said, 'Whatever you are, you're going to be
Whatever you are is all right with me
You're going to be what you want anyway'
These are the words I heard my father say
 
My father's soul is clear and easy
And though he's gone, he lives in my heart
When I go wrong, I swear he sees me
And he smiles for a start and he says
 
'Wherever you are, I'm here by your side
My life is a rope that won't come untied
Oh, I'm gonna stand by you, right or wrong'
These are the words within my father's song
 
These are the words within my father's song
 

I Never Had It so Good

I never had much money
I never won a race
My jokes don't end that funny
And I've had doors slammed in my face
 
But I think you've charmed me
I always hoped that someone would
I never had a love like this before
No, I never had it so good
 
I'm not the type that's trusted
Always tripping over logs
And often I've been busted
And chased by friendly dogs
 
(×2):
But I think you've charmed me
I always hoped that someone would
I never had a love like this before
No, I never had it so good
 

The Boy Next Door

The moment I saw him smile
I knew he was just my style
My only regret
Is we've never met
For I dream of him all the while
 
But he doesn't know I exist
No matter how I may persist
So it's clear to see
There's no hope for me
Though I Iive at 5135 Kensington Avenue
And he lives at 5133 ...
 
How can I ignore the boy next door?
I love him more than I can say
Doesn't try to please me
Doesn't even tease me
And he never sees me glance his way
 
And though I'm heartsore
The little boy next door
Affection for me won't display
I just adore him
So I can't ignore him
The boy next door
 

My Lord And Master

He is pleased with me!
My Lord and Master
Declares that he's pleased with me,
What does he mean?
What does he know of me,
This lord and master?
When he has looked at me
What has he seen?
 
Something young
Soft and slim,
Painted cheek,
Tapering limb,
Smiling lips
All for him,
Eyes that shine
Just for him
So he thinks
Just for him!
 
Though the man may be
My Lord and Master,
Though he may study me
As hard as he can,
The smile beneath my smile
He'll never see
He'll never know
I love another man
He'll never know
I love another man
 

If I Didn't Love You

If I didn't love you
I'd be safe from harm
I would never find myself
Lost inside your arms
If I didn't love you
I'd never feel the pain
Of sunny days without you
Drowning in the rain
If I didn't love you...
 
If I didn't love you
Peace would rule the day
All the dark and out would surely go away
If I didn't love you
I wouldn't pay the cost
Of living every endless day
If our love is lost
If I didn't love you...
If I didn't love you...
 
And yet you make me breathless
At the way you move
I never knew that I
Could ever love the way we do
I don't know how you reach me
In that place in my heart
Belonging to only you
 
If I didn't love you
I wouldn't lose control
The danger loving brings a word
Never touch my soul
If I didn't love you
Perhaps I wouldn't die
If you should ever say to me
'i'm sorry, goodbye.'
 
If I didn't love you...
How can there be music
In the way you touch?
I can't believe that somehow
I believe in you so much
Now you've come and taught me
How to give you my heart
And make me feel at last
That the end will never start
 
You're the only reason
I'm not afraid to fall
For if I didn't love you...
If I didn't love you...
I wouldn't love at all
 

Absent Minded Me

Absent minded me
Absent minded me
I'm losing a key
Or missing a glove
Just like me to lose my love
Gotta find it
Absent minded me
 
Dizzy, dopey me
Mixed-up, mopey me
I'm way, way ahead
Of the game, then it starts
How did I lose my king of hearts?
Gotta find it
Absent minded me
 
There's my key
Gee, I left it in the door
There's my glove on the shelf
Now, if I don't find my love
I'll be losing myself
Gotta find him
Gotta find him
 
Absent minded me...
Absent minded me...
 

The Places You Find Love

It was raining
When I met you
You were soaking wet
No time to be impressed
And I remember
So much later on
I know that you were someone
I would not forget
 
Everybody's searching
Hungry for the glamour
You know too many hearts are in a rush
No matter how you try to
You can't explain
The places you find love
 
I can't explain it
But I can feel it
All around me
The need to find the place
Where feelings can be safe
It's not money
That buys happiness
No, it's not the shine of silver
That puts the heart to rest
 
Everybody's pushing
The clock is always running and
No one ever seems to have enough
And when you least expect it
You come upon the places you find love, love, love
 
Remember
In a flash the feeling can hit you
After all the times that it's missed you
Reaching deep inside
To find your secret heart
Look around, you notice you're flying
And for once you're not even trying
City lights below you
Like a million tiny stars, oh yeah
 
It's a river
Never stopping
Winding in and out
But you should never doubt
It will lead you
To the ocean someday
There's no way to fight it
Let it carry you away
 
Everybody's dreaming
Waiting for the feeling
That moment when they finally rise above
But it's always in the giving
That gets you to the places you find love
 
Remember
In the poorest part of town
Where the sun never reaches the ground
And seeing's not believing
The feeling stays alive
Little children laughing and playing
'Cause they haven't learned to start hating
Never giving up, no, 'cause
They still believe in love, sweet love, love, love, love, love, love
 
Remember
In a flash the feeling can hit you
After all the times that it's missed you
Reaching deep inside
To find your secret heart, yeah, yeah
Look around, you notice you're flying
And for once you're not even trying
City lights below you
Like a million tiny stars, oh yeah
 
In the poorest part of town
Where the sun never reaches the ground
And seeing's not believing
The feeling stays alive
Little children laughing and playing
'Cause they haven't learned to start hating
Never giving up, no, 'cause
They still believe in love, sweet love
 
In a flash the feeling can hit you
After all the times that it's missed you
Reaching deep inside
To find your secret heart
Look around, you notice you're flying
And for once you're not even trying
City lights below you
Like a million tiny stars, oh yeah
 

Emily

Heaven is when I'm in your arms like this
When you kiss me and quitely whisper
Emily, Emily, Emily
Has the murmuring sound of May
All silver bells, coral shells, carousels
And the laughter of children at play, say
Emily, Emily, Emily
 
And we fade to a marvelous view
Two lovers alone and out of sight
Seeing images in the firelight
As my eyes visualize a family
They see dreamily, Emily too
 
Say Emily, Emily, Emily
And we fade to a marvelous view
Two lovers alone and out of sight
Seeing images in the firelight
As my eyes visualize a family
They see dreamily
They see Emily
As my eyes visualize a family
They see dreamily, Emily too
 

If You Ever Leave Me

[Vince:]
When I fall, you're my place to land.
I lose my touch, you're my hands,
The one I hold on to.
If you run out of reason to try
I'll love enough for both you and I
I'll be the one you can run to.
[Barbra:]
I'd rather go through any pain love puts us through
Than to spend one day without you by my side.
 
[Both:]
If you ever leave me, will you take me with you?
If you're ever lonely, I wanna be lonely too.
My home's beside you, no matter where you may go.
My love's inside you, even more than you know.
 
[Barbra:]
In a world of anger and lies
I find peace in your eyes
A flame in the darkness.
 
[Both:]
Ooh, And through all space and time
'Til every star refuses to shine
 
[Barbra:]
You know where my heart is.
I'd rather go through any pain love puts us through
 
[Both:]
Than to spend one day without you by my side
If you ever leave me, will you take me with you?
If you're ever lonely, I wanna be lonely too, Woah.
My home's beside you, no matter where you may go.
 
[Barbra:]
Where you may go
 
[Both:]
My love's inside you, even more than you know.
 
And I can't remember life without you
The way it used to be
Feels like a million years away.
 
[Vince:]
Well Hold me 'til the angels sing.
 
[Barbra:]
Tell me every little thing.
 
[Both:]
Promise me forever from this day
 
If you ever leave me, will you take me with you?
If you're ever lonely, I wanna be lonely too, Woah.
My home's beside you, no matter where you may go.
 
[Vince:]
Where you may go
 
[Both:]
My love's inside you, even more than you know.
 
[Barbra:]
Even more than you know.
 
[Vince:]
Even more than you know.
 
[Both:]
Even more than you know.
Even more than you know.
 

Someone That I Used To Love

When I wake up each morning
Trying to find myself
And if I'm ever the least unsure
I always remind myself
Though you're someone in this world
That I'll always choose to love
From now on you're only someone
That I used to love
 
As for me
It's getting down to the last unspoken part
When you must begin to ease
The pain of a broken heart
Tell me why should I even care
If I have to lose your love
From now on you're only someone
That I used to love
 
I wish it was enough for you
All the love I had to give
And I did my best
To keep you satisfied
I guess you'll never know
How much I tried
I really tried
 
And if ever our paths
Should cross again
Well, you won't find me
Being the one to get lost again
Once I had so much to give
But you just refused my love
From now on you're only someone
That I used to love
 
And I did my best
To keep you satisfied
I guess you ll never know
How much I tried, I really tried
When I wake up each morning
Trying to find myself
And if I'' m ever the least unsure
I always remind myself
Though you're someone in this world
That I'll always choose to love
From now on you're only someone
That I used to love
From now on you're only someone
That I used to love
 
Though you're someone in this world
That I'll always choose to love
From now on you're only someone
That I used to love
From now on you're only someone
That I used to love...
 

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