Just Once Song Lyrics

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones The Dude cover art
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I did my best
But I guess my best wasn't good enough
'Cause here we are back where we were before
Seems nothing ever changes

We're back to being strangers
Wondering if we oughta stay
Or head on out the door

Just once can't we figure out what we keep doing wrong
Why we never last for very long
What are we doing wrong
Just once can't we find a way to finally make it right

Make the magic last for more than just one night

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ai no Corrida
  • 2 The Dude
  • 3 Just Once
  • 4 Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me
  • 5 Somethin' Special
  • 6 Razzamatazz
  • 7 One Hundred Ways
  • 8 Velas
  • 9 Turn on the Action


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Jerry Foster, Roger Lavoie, John Robert Morris
    album: Track 3 in album The Dude
    release date: 1981-3
    popularity : 550 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul
    styles: Soul-Jazz/Downtempo/Disco/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 4:32
    lead vocals: James Ingram
    trumpet: Jerry Hey
    background vocals: Patti Austin
    programming: Ian Underwood
    synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes
    electric piano: Greg Phillinganes
    brass arranger: Jerry Hey
    synthesizer arranger: Johnny Mandel
    arranger: Quincy Jones
    writer: Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil

    Album Information

    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin