Who Sang Fading Away? James Taylor

James Taylor Walking Man cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Robert Rogers, Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore, William Robinson Jr.
release date: 1974
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Soft Rock
length: 3:34
producer: David Spinozza
piano: Kenny Ascher
mixer: Harry Maslin
engineer: Harry Maslin
electric guitar: David Spinozza and Hugh McCracken
bass: Andy Muson
background vocals: Carly Simon
organ: Don Grolnick
acoustic guitar: James Taylor
drums (drum set): Rick Marotta
When I've got something to say,
Well, don't I always let you know?
So that you and I can go my way together.
And if I get carried away,
Well, I could be sailing on a song
And maybe we could carry on forever.
But lately this old dog has been chasing his tail
Round and round and round.
And the circles in my mind,
They have been winding slowly down.
Everybody's breezing up but I'm seizing up,
I'm freezing up and I'm fading away.
I've got a hold on a night in June,
I've got room for you and me.
I've got moonlight up in the trees,
I've got sixty-eight degrees.
I've got nothing on my mind
But I've got loving in my heart,
And I've got something out in the garden
I want to show you.
Well, it really doesn't matter after all
If we quit this round about
And no one will really notice
If we can just sit this next one out.

You can strike up the band without me,
You may have your doubts about me,
But I'm just fading away.
You can hardly even see me
Because I'm fading away.
Well, it's hard to find a label
For this feeling in my bones.
That this is all a make-believe
But my cards are on the table
And there ain't nothing up my sleeve.

And here I thought I was a thinking man
But I'm a shrinking man, I'm sinking man,
I'm fading, fading away.
Well, it's really not so bad
To be fading away.
Come on along with me
And we'll go fading away.
You can hardly even hear me
Because I'm fading away.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Walking Man
  • 2 Rock & Roll Is Music Now
  • 3 Let It All Fall Down
  • 4 Me and My Guitar
  • 5 Daddy's Baby
  • 6 Ain't No Song
  • 7 Hello Old Friend
  • 8 Migration
  • 9 Promised Land
  • 10 Fading Away

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin