Partners Album

Artist(s): Barbra Streisand

Cover Art

Barbra Streisand Partners Cover Art

Tracklist

It Had to Be You

length: 4:23
producer: Walter Afanasieff
recording engineer: David Reitzas
mixer: David Reitzas
guitar: Dean Parks
engineer: Paul Boutin, David Reitzas and Tyler Gordon
piano: Randy Waldman
conductor: William Ross
orchestrator: Walter Afanasieff and William Ross
bass: Chuck Berghofer
executive producer: Jay Landers and Barbra Streisand
additional recording engineer: Tommy Vicari and Armin Steiner
drums (drum set): Peter Erskine
composer: Isham Jones
lyricist: Gus Kahn

Seems like dreams like I always had
Could be, should be making me glad
Why am I blue?
It's up to you to explain

I'm thinking maybe, baby, I'll go away
Someday, some way, you'll come and say it's you I need
And you'll be pleading in vain
It had to be you, had to be you

I wondered around, finally found somebody who
Could make me be true, could make me be blue
And even be glad just to be sad
Thinking of you

Some others I've seen
Might never be mean, might never be cross
I tried to be boss, but they wouldn't do
'Cause nobody else gave ma a thrill

With all your faults I love you still
Had to be you, crazy old you, had to be you

People

length: 4:15
lyricist: Bob Merrill
composer: Jule Styne
I wanted to say something. And that is that we are all very important people
Here tonight. And not because we individually are important today, but
Because we've really done something important, and that is raised 300.000
Dollars to hopefully elect the next president of the United Statesn so I'd
Like to dedicate this next song to all you very important

People,
People who need people,
Are the luckiest people in the world
We're children, needing other children
And yet letting a grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside
Acting more like children than children
Lovers are very special people
They're the luckiest people in the world
With one person one very special person

A feeling deep in your soul
Says you were half now you're whole
No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person who needs people
People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world
With one person one very special person

No more hunger and thirst
But first be a person who needs people
People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world

Come Rain or Come Shine

length: 4:11
composer: Harold Arlen
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you
Come rain or come shine
High as a mountain and deep as a river
Come rain or come shine
I guess when you met me
It was just one of those things
But don't ever bet me
Cause I'm gonna be true if you let me
You're gonna love me, like nobody's loved me
Rain or shine

Happy together, unhappy together
And won't it be fine
Days may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or we're out of the money
I'm with you always
I'm with you rain or shine

You're gonna love me, like nobody's loved me
Come rain or come shine
Happy together, unhappy together
And won't it be fine
Days may be cloudy or sunny
We're in or we're out of the money
But I'm with you always
I'm with you, I'm with you rain or shine
I'm with you, I'm with you rain or shine

Evergreen

length: 3:14
composer: Barbra Streisand
lyricist: Paul Williams
Love soft as an easy chair
Love fresh as the morning air
One love that is shared by two
I have found with you

Like a rose under the April snow
I was always certain love would grow
Love ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two

You and I will make each night a first
Every day a beginning
Spirits rise and their dance is unrehearsed
They warm and excite us, cause we have the brightest love

Two lives that shine as one
Morning glory and midnight sun
Time we've learned to sail above
Time won't change the meaning of one love
Ageless and ever evergreen

New York State of Mind

length: 4:47
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel
Some folks like to get away
Take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami beach or to hollywood

But I'm takin' a greyhound
On the hudson river line
I'm in a New York state of mind
Seen all those movie stars
And their fancy cars and their limousines
Been high in the rockies, under the evergreens

But I know what I'm needin'
And I don't want to waste more time
I'm in a new york state of mind
It was so easy livin' day by day

Out of touch with the rhythm and blues
But now I need a little give and take
The new york times and the daily news

Comes down to reality
And it's fine with me cause I've let it slide
I don't care if it's Chinatown or up on riverside

I don't have any reasons
I've left them all behind
I'm in a New York state of mind
I don't have any reasons
'Cause left them all behind
I'm in a New York, I'm in a New York state of mind

I’d Want It to Be You

length: 4:06
composer: Jay Landers, Steve Dorff, Bobby Tomberlin
lyricist: Jay Landers, Steve Dorff, Bobby Tomberlin
Time has a way of changing everything
That goes for almost anything but us
Always have and I always will remain
Words from a heart that you can trust

While others come and go
You can always know
I'm here for you
Whenever you might need me

Sometimes if you're lucky
You'll find that certain someone
You can always count on to be true
If I had the choice of only one friend in this world
You know that I'd want to be you

You're still sweet as a honeybee, after all these years
And you'll always be that funny girl to me
Season to season we'll always have a reason
You mean, to be the best of friends that we can be

Someone you can turn to (I turn to you)
Every minute of the day
Warm memories to hold on to
That will never fade away

Sometimes if you're lucky
You'll find that certain someone
You can always count on to be true
If I had the choice of only one friend in this world
You know that I'd want to be you

You're like a sweet familiar song
A good book when I'm alone
A cup of coffee when I'm cold
A country road that leads me home

Sometimes if you're lucky
You'll find that certain someone
You can always count on to be true
If I had the choice of only one friend in this world
You know that I'd want to be you

Until I make it home again
I thank God he gave me you
We'll stay the way we were forever true
There's no one in this world that's been
A better friend to me than you

The Way We Were

length: 4:29
composer: Marvin Hamlisch
lyricist: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
Mem'ries light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored mem'ries of the way we were

Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were.

Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line
If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me, would we, could we

Mem'ries may be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to remember we simply choose to forget
So it's the laughter we will remember
Whenever we remember the way we were.

The way we were.

I Still Can See Your Face

length: 4:14
composer: Bernie Herms, Jay Landers, Charlie Midnight
lyricist: Bernie Herms, Jay Landers, Charlie Midnight
At least one moment everyday
I hear the echo of your voice
And though it's only in my mind,
It stays with me, I have no choice

I reached for you as if you're here
Your tender touch, your warm embrace
And though it's been so many years
I still can see your face

We're all just prisoners of time
The days go rushing by
With memories we've locked away
There may not been much I regret
But there were things we couldn't say
Maybe the ending came too soon
You are the one I can't replace
And though it's been so many years
I still can see your face

Somehow we knew another love would find us
We'd carry on, leave yesterday behind us
Sometimes I find, the quiet nights
I close my eyes and realize
I've never loved too far

And if by chance we meet again
We meet again
A sudden crazy twist of fate
A street where we have never been
And with the hour getting late
You're running to my open arms
Like all the years have been erased
In every shadow of the past
I still can see your face
In every shadow of the past
I still can still your face
I still can see your face
I still can see your face

How Deep Is the Ocean

length: 4:19
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin
How much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How many times a day do I think of you?
And how many roses are sprinkled with dew?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you
How much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

And how much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How many times a day do I think of you?
And how many roses are sprinkled with dew?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you
How much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

What Kind of Fool

length: 4:44
writer: Albhy Galuten, Barry Gibb
There was a time when we were down and out
There was a place when we were starting over
We let the bough break
We let the heartache in
Who's sorry now
Who's sorry now

There was a world when we were standing still
And for a moment we were separated
And then you found her
You let the stranger in

Who's sorry now
Barbra
Who's sorry now
What, what kind of fool
Tears it apart
Leaving me pain and sorrow

Losing you now
Wonderin' why
Where will I be tomorrow

Forever more that's what we are to be
Without each other
We'll be remembering when

There was a time when we were down and out
(We cried)
There was a place when we were starting over
(We lied)
We let the bough break
We let the heartache in
Who's sorry now
Who's sorry now

What, what kind of fool

What, what kind of fool

Tears it apart

Tears it apart

Leaving me pain and sorrow

Oh! Losing you now
How can I win
Where will I be tomorrow

Was there a moment when I cut you down
Played around
What have I done
I only apologize
For being as they say, the last to know
It has to show
When someone is in your eyes

What, what kind of fool
Tears it apart
Leaving me pain and sorrow
Losing you now
Wondering why
Where will I be tomorrow
What, what kind of fool
Tears it apart
Leaving me pain and sorrow
Losing you now
How can I win
Where will I be tomorrow

Somewhere

length: 4:06
composer: Leonard Bernstein
lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Someday
Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living,
We'll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere

There's a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us somewhere

There's a time for us
Someday a time for us
Time together with time to spare
Time to learn
Time to care

Someday
Somewhere
We'll find a new way of living
We'll find there's a way of forgiving
Somewhere
Somewhere
Somewhere

There's a place for us
A time and a place for us
Hold my hand and we're half way there
Hold my hand and I'll take you there
Somehow
Someday
Somewhere

Love Me Tender

length: 3:33
writer: Vera Matson, Elvis Presley
lyricist: Ken Darby
composer: George R. Poulton
Wasn't it just yesterday
When you held me near
Whispering the sweetest words
That I longed to hear

Love me tender,
Love me sweet,
Never let me go
You have made my life complete,
And I love you so

Love me tender,
Love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled
For my darlin' I love you,
And I always will

Love me tender, (love me tender)
Love me long,
Take me to your heart
For it's there that I belong,
And we'll never part

Love me tender,
Love me true
All my dreams fulfilled
For my darlin I love you,
And I always will

Love me tender,
Love me true,
Tell me that your mine
I'll be yours through all the years,
Till the end of time

Love me tender,
Love me true,
All my dreams fulfilled
For my darlin I love you,
And I always will
And I always will