Who Sang Film Noir? Carly Simon

Carly Simon Film Noir cover art

Some other versions of "Film Noir"
writers: Carly Simon, Jimmy L. Webb
release date: 1997-9-16
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Blues Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:37
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 sceneless 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.

CD 1
  • 1 You Won't Forget Me
  • 2 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 3 Lili Marlene
  • 4 Last Night When We Were Young
  • 5 Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year
  • 6 Film Noir
  • 7 Laura
  • 8 I'm a Fool to Want You
  • 9 Fools Coda
  • 10 Two Sleepy People (feat. John Travolta)
  • 11 Don't Smoke in Bed
  • 12 Somewhere in the Night

  • Album Information
    label: BMG Arista/Ariola Limited
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin