As Time Goes By Lyrics - Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Point of No Return cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ryan Dooley, Jack Dooley, David Cartwright, William Heaney
release date: 1962
length: 3:18
arranger: Axel Stordahl
orchestra: Axel Stordahl & His Orchestra
conductor: Axel Stordahl
producer: Dave Cavanaugh
reeds: Ronnie Lang, Harry Klee, Justin Gordon, Gene Cipriano, Ted Nash, Irving "Babe" Russin and Wilbur Schwartz
trumpet: Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, Pete Candoli, Vito N. Mangano and Uan Rasey
trombone: Dick Noel, Dick Nash and Milt Bernhart
French horn: John Cave, Richard Perissi and Vincent DeRosa
bass trombone: George Roberts
guitar: Al Viola
double bass: Joe Comfort
piano: Bill Miller
harp: Veryle Brilhart
percussion: Emil Richards
violin: Victor Arno, Nathan Ross, Felix Slatkin, Lou Raderman, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Anatol Kaminsky, Dan Lube and Erno Neufeld
viola: Alvin Dinkin, Paul Robyn, Alexander Neiman and Virginia Majewski
cello: Joseph DiTullio, Eleanor Slatkin, Kurt Reher and Edgar Lustgarten
lead vocals: Frank Sinatra
drums (drum set): Irv Cottler
lyricist: Herman Hupfeld
composer: Herman Hupfeld
This day and age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension,
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.
Yet we get a trifle weary
With mr. einstein's theory,
So we must get down to earth at times:
Relax, relieve the tension.
And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved,
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed.
You must remember this,
A kiss is still a kiss,
A sigh is just a sigh;
The fundamental things apply,
As time goes by.

And when two lovers woo,
They still say, "I love you,"
On that you can rely;
No matter what the future brings,
As time goes by.

Moonlight and love songs never out of date,
Hearts full of passion, jealousy, and hate;
Woman needs man and man must have his mate,
That no one can deny.

It's still the same old story,
A fight for love and glory,
A case of do or die;
The world will always welcome lovers,
As time goes by.

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 When the World Was Young
  • 2 I'll Remember April
  • 3 September Song
  • 4 A Million Dreams Ago
  • 5 I'll See You Again
  • 6 There Will Never Be Another You
  • 7 Somewhere Along the Way
  • 8 It's a Blue World
  • 9 These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
  • 10 As Time Goes By
  • 11 I'll Be Seeing You
  • 12 Memories of You