Lazy Afternoon Album

Artist(s): Barbra Streisand

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Barbra Streisand Lazy Afternoon Cover Art

Tracklist

Lazy Afternoon

length: 3:50
vocal: Barbra Streisand
lyricist: John Latouche
composer: Jerome Moross

It's a lazy afternoon
And the beetle bugs are zooming
And the tulip trees are blooming
And there's not another human in view,
But us two

It's a lazy afternoon
And the farmer leaves his reaping
And the meadow cows are sleeping
And the speckled trouts stop leaping up stream
As we dream

A far pink cloud hangs over the hill
Unfolding like a rose
If you hold my hand and sit real still,
You can hear the grass as it grows
It's a hazy afternoon

And I know a place that's quiet, except for daisies running riot
And there's no one passing by it to see
Come spend this lazy afternoon with me

My Father's Song

length: 3:57
?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

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 going to stand by you, right or wrong?
These are the words within my father's song

These are the words within my father's song

By the Way

length: 2:58
writer: Barbra Streisand, Rupert Holmes
By the way did I hear you say
If some night I seem too lonely
You would stay
Oh and by the way
Have I told you yet that only recently
He moved out on me
Took the towels we stole
From some motel in tennessee
He was gone long before he really left
I knew it ...
By the way he began to say:
Love takes time, I'm in a hurry
Anyway that's all yesterday
Let's get back to us
Why worry?
If you try calling by and by
Oh, and by the I thought I mention
You can't stay...
Neath the lights
You don't look a thing like he did
And it's time to play
It's another day
Why can't we make love fall
By the way?

Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)

length: 2:54
(Uh, ah, uh please shake me baby!)
All through this long and sleepless night
I hear my neighbors talking
(He don't love lover)

Sayin' right out of my life
Into another's arms
He'll soon be walkin'
(Soon be walkin')
Somebody shake me (shake me)
Wake me (wake me)

When it's over (when it's over)
Somebody tell me (tell me)
Am I dreaming? (dreaming)
When it's over (when it's over)

They say our love ain't
What it used to be
And everyone knows but me
I close my eyes not wanting to hear
But the words are loud and clear
(Ah ah ah ah!)

Through these walls so thin
I hear my neighbors when
They said don't love 'er
(He don't love 'er)
They say my heart's in danger
Cause you're leaving me
For the love of a stranger
(Love of a stranger)

Somebody shake me (shake me)
Wake me (wake me)
When it's over (when it's over)
Somebody tell me (tell me)
Am I dreaming? (dreaming)
When it's over (when it's over)

You're just what my heart desires
My whole world you inspire
I can't bear I think I'm losing you
Cause I've loved you my whole life through
Through these walls so thin
I hear my neighbors when
They said he don't love lover
(He don't love lover)

Oh no!
They say my heart's in danger
Cause you're leaving me
For the love of a stranger
(Love of a stranger)
Somebody shake me (wake me)
Oh shake me(wake me)
Shake me (shake me) shake me (shake me)
Shake me (shake me)
Oh somebody wake me)

When it's over (when it's over)
Somebody tell me (tell me)
Am I dreaming? (dreaming)
When it's over (when it's over)
Somebody wake me(shake me)
Wake me shake me(shake me)
Wake me shake me(wake me)
When it's over (when it's over)
(Wake me shake me)
Shake me somebody
Tell me that I'm dreaming

I Never Had It So Good

length: 3:39
I never had much money
I never won a race
My jokes don't end that funny
And I had door slammed on 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
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
Hm,
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

Letters That Cross in the Mail

length: 3:38
Last month
While thinking of love
I wrote him some words and mailed them away
But the next day

I found at my door a letter from spain
He'd sent long before
And his note read
I haven't heard from you in weeks

I must assume that you no longer care
Too bad that's it, goodbye
It's just amazing
How loving can fail

From letters that cross in the mail
A life, a love, a chance to win it all
Can pass you by, in the foreign scene
And you think you'll find your fate tomorrow night

And he finds somebody else in-between
I sat with swords in my heart
And pen in a hand I wrote
I'm glad that we're through

Full of hate I mailed it
But then in a week a letter arrived
With love did it speak
And his note read

I loved the tender words you sent
It seems I wronged you please forgive me
I'll return, I should leave soon
But oh, I know now that he'll never sail

Our letters will cross in the mail
It's just amazing
How time brings a loss
And loving can fail
Like letters that cross in the mail...

You and I

length: 4:16
lyricist: Stevie Wonder
composer: Stevie Wonder
Baby, here we are,
Waiting here for time, to play the game
Let love steal us away.

Baby here I am, holding charts
To guide us through the storm,
To a brighter day

You and I will be together,
Many lessons, learned--Oh Baby.
From a past, that's live too many lies.
Yesterday is gone forever--Oh Baby,
All that I can see--

You and I living together
Just, you and I groovin' forever--

Trusting every word,
Just to mean, what has been handed down,
In time.
We've known hurt before.

Masters of my dreams,
Create a place to feel this love of mine--
And never hurt no more--

You and I living together
Just, you and I groovin' forever--

We must trust the dark,
For showing us the stars.
We must trust the rain,
And open up our hearts.

Just, you and I living together.
You and I groovin' forever.

Moanin' Low

length: 4:28
composer: Ralph Rainger
lyricist: Howard Dietz
I feel too bad
I'm feeling mighty sick and sore
So bad I feel
I said I'm feeling sick and sore
And so afraid
My man don't love me no more
Moanin' low
My sweet man I love him so
Though he's mean as can be
He's the kind of man
Who needs the kind of woman like me
I want to die
If sweet man should pass me by
If I doubt where he'd be
He's the kind of man
Who needs the kind of woman like me
Don't know any reason why he treats me so poorly
What have I gone and done
Makes my trouble double
With these worries when surely
I ain't deservin' it none
Moanin' low
My sweet man is gonna go
When he goes oh lordy
He's the kind of man
Who needs the kind of woman like me
Don't know any reason why he treats me so coolly
What have I gone and done
He makes my trouble double
With these worries when surely
I ain't deserving enough
Moanin' low
My sweet man is gonna go
When he goes oh lordy
He's the kind of man
Who needs the kind of a woman like me

A Child Is Born

length: 2:51
A child is born
We've suddenly stepped through
A thousand dolls
A child is born
Her chin is like mine
But her eyes are yours
How perfectly formed are her fingers
So far reach, so much to know
What words will be formed by her fingers
We'll hold her close
Then let her go
How sweet to find
A part of ourselves
We knew nothing of
A child is born
A child that is born of our love

Widescreen

length: 4:01
There are songs that sound like movies
There are themes that fill the screen
There are lines I say that sound as if they're written
There are looks I wear the theater should have seen

though I've made my life a movie
The matinee must end by five
And I must stagger out into the blinding sunlight half alive
Wishing I were back inside the picture show

There where it's always night
Notice how the screen is wide
The second role I've said around too tight
Will I stay? Yes, I might

Oh widescreen wider on my eyes
Lie my mind with lies
Find the world like nothing that I've seen
Oh widescreen dreams are just my sighs

As we walk from out the movie
Are we acting out a scene
Does the orchestra play chords
When we start loving?

Do we move just like slow motion
On the screen?
Life's a constant disappointment
When you live on celluloid

But my movie expectations are a dream I can't avoid
Waiting for a man to say the things
That I heard in the film last night
But he doesn't want to play the role

And he can't pick his cues up right
Will I dream? Yes, I might!
Oh widescreen winding round my eyes
Blinding me with lies

Finding I've been fooled by what I've seen
No, widescreen dreams are more than you
How can lies be true?
All we have is life and mind

And love we find with a friend
Oh let the movie end...