Release Me Album

Artist(s): Barbra Streisand

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Tracklist

Being Good Isn't Good Enough (from Hallelujah, Baby!)

length: 3:30
vocal: Barbra Streisand
composer: Jule Styne
lyricist: Adolph Green, Betty Comden

Being good isn't good enough
Being good won't be good enough
When I fly, I must fly extra high
And I'll need special wings so far to go
From so far below

Should I try?
Am I strong enough?
Is there time, have I long enough?
Gotta fly and if I fall
That's the way it's gotta be
There's no other way for me
Being good just won't be good enough
I'll be the best or nothing at all

I'll try, am I strong enough?
Is there time, have I long enough?
Gotta fly and if I fall
That's the way it's gotta be
There's no other way for me
Being good just won't be good enough
I'll be the best or nothing at all

Didn't We

length: 2:36
vocal: Barbra Streisand
composer: Jimmy Webb
lyricist: Jimmy Webb
This time we almost made the pieces fit
Didn't we?
This time we almost made some sense of it
Didn't we?
This time I had the answer, right here in my hand
Then I touched it and it had turned to sand

This time we almost sang our song in tune
Didn't we, love?
This time we almost made it, made it to the moon
Didn't we, love?
This time we almost made our poem rhyme
This time we almost made that long hard climb
Didn't we almost make it?
Didn't we almost make it?
Didn't we almost make it this time?

Willow Weep for Me

length: 3:31
arranger: Ray Ellis
vocal: Barbra Streisand
lyricist: Ann Ronell
composer: Ann Ronell
Willow weep for me
Willow weep for me
Bend your branches green, along the stream that runs to sea
Listen to my plea
Listen willow and weep for me

Yes,
Gone my lover's dream
Lovely summer dream
Gone and left me here, to weep my tears into the stream
Sad as I can be
Hear me willow and weep for me

Oh,
Whisper to the wind
And say that love has sinned
Leave my heart a-breaking, and making a moan
Murmur to the night to hide her starry light
Tho none will find me sighing and crying all alone

Weeping willow weep tree
Weeping sympathy
Bend your branches down along the ground and cover me
When the shadows fall,
Bend o' willow and weep for me

When the shadows fall,
Bend o' willow and weep for me

Try to Win a Friend

length: 4:07
vocal: Barbra Streisand
composer: Larry Gatlin
lyricist: Larry Gatlin
When it's over, really over,
There ain't nothin' can start it over again.
Pack your bags and leave, ain't no use to grieve.
Though you've lost a lover, try to win a friend.

The partings easier when there are smiles instead of tears.
In your dreams you see that moment even if you live a million years.
Shake hands goodbye then, for remember when;
Though you've lost a lover, try to win a friend.

Then go home, and cry your eyes out,
You'll only feel a little better.
Try to keep your body busy and let your mind forget him.

'Cause when it's over, really over,
There ain't nothin' can start it over again.
Shake hands goodbye then, for remember when;
Though you've lost a lover, try to win a friend.

Though you leave behind a lover,
Leave behind a friend.

Try to win a friend.

I Think It's Going to Rain Today

length: 3:27
piano: Randy Newman
vocal: Barbra Streisand
composer: Randy Newman
lyricist: Randy Newman
Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in a sky streaked with gray
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Scarecrow's dressed in the latest styles
With frozen smiles to chase love away
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Lonely, lonely
Tin can at my feet
Think I'll kick it down the street
That's the way to treat a friend

Bright before me the signs implore me
Help the needy and show them the way
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

With One More Look at You (from A Star Is Born)

length: 3:39
vocal: Barbra Streisand
writer: Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher
With one more look at you
I could learn to tame the clouds
And let the sun shine through
Leave a troubled past and I might start anew
I'll solve the mysteries if you're the prize
Refresh these tired eyes

With one more look at you
I might overcome the anger
That I've learned to know
Find a peace of mind I lost so long ago
Your gentle touch has made me strong again
And I belong again

For when you look at me
I'm everything and more that I had dreamed I'd be
My spirit feels a promise
I won't be alone
We'll love and live more
Love and live forever

With one more look at you
I'd learn to change the stars
And change our fortunes too
I'd have the constellations paint your portrait too
So all the world might share this wondrous sight
The world could end each night
With one more look at you
With one more look at you
I want one more look at you

Lost in Wonderland

length: 3:33
vocal: Barbra Streisand
lyricist: Marshall Barer
composer: Antônio Carlos Jobim
I'm all alone in a place I have never been.
I see a door to a garden and wander in.
And though my journey has barely begun
I am spun like a top to the top of the universe and
High in a spiral of ice I gaze upon a scene
That flickers far below me.
And what I see is a crinkle of colors and sounds.
Colors and sounds.

I can hear tinkles of crystal
And I can see sparkles of mist on the spangles
And I can feel tangles of tingles and sprinklings of angles
And inklings of angels around.

A rabbit crosses my path unexpectedly.
I hear a sigh of despair as he passes me.
I have a feeling that rabbit is late
For wherever he's going whatever he's headed for is my destination.
Oh, show me the way to stay here in this world
Because here's where the right things happen.
Oh baby here's where the good things are.

Looking at this enormous butterfly,
Wondering if he cares to dance with me.
Delicate as a flower carved of chrysophrase,
Idly I ponder how far have I yet to find it.
I've got to find it and act as though I've lost it.
Otherwise I'm lost in wonderland.

I've got to find it or else I am bound
To the empty ground bleak and vast.
Where dark spells are cast.

Flooring above me and ceiling below me
And chandeliers rising like tremulous towers
And tables and chairs, beds hanging like blossoms
In turquoise and purple and green.

You were asleep so I guess you were not aware,
I took a walk through your mind and I lingered there.
But what I found I can never reveal to you
Not with my words nor the pitch of my flute recall it.
You'll simply have to come walking with me
One day into that wonderland shining behind your eyes,
Beyond the gossamer doors of sleep.
Lovely, lovely sleep

How Are Things in Glocca Morra? / Heather on the Hill (from Finian's Rainbow / Brigadoon)

length: 4:34
vocal: Barbra Streisand
lyricist: Alan Jay Lerner, Yip Harburg
composer: Frederick Loewe, Burton Lane
I hear a bird, Londonderry bird,
It well may be he's bringing me a cheering word.
I hear a breeze, a River Shanon breeze,
It well may be it's followed me across the seas.
Then tell me please:

How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that little brook still leaping there?
Does it still run down to Donny Cove?
Through Killybegs, Kilkerry and Kildare?

How are things in Glocca Mora?
Is that willow tree still weeping there?
Does that laddie with the twinklin' eye
Come smilin' by and does he walk away,

Sad and dreamy there, not to see me there?
So I ask each weepin' willow and each brook along the way,
And each lad that comes a-whistlin' "Too ra lay"
How are things in Glocca Morra this fine day?

The mist of May is in the gloaming
And all the clouds are holding still
So take my hand and let's go roamin'
Through the heather on the hill

The mornin' dew is blinkin' yonder.
There's lazy music in the rill,
And all I want to do is wander
Through the heather on the hill.

There may be other days as rich and rare.
There may be other springs as full and fair.
But they won't be the same, they'll come and go
Well this I must know:

How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that laddie callin' "Too ra lay"
Will we meet in Glocca Morra?
Some fine day
Some fine day

Mother and Child

length: 5:03
vocal: Barbra Streisand
lyricist: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
composer: Michel Legrand
For a little face, that's the biggest yawn
Look at teddy bear yawning too
All those animals sleeping in your bed
Do you really think there'll be room for you?

Time to tuck you in, warm and cozy-like
Are you comfortable little lamb?
Such a sleepy smile you must surely know
All the lovely things you'll be dreaming of

Swinging tree top high, sliding belly down
Eating jelly beans to your heart's delight
In a fairy tale in a wonderland through the night

[+]
I hope that she forgets and leaves my door open
So I can have a little light from the hallway
If I can hear them talking, if I can hear them laughing
I know I won't be frightened, maybe

At night I know that's just my chair, the nice red one
But it looks different than it looks in the daytime
Sometimes I think it's moving, a big enormous monster
A dinosaur or dragon maybe

I close my eyes and there are ghosts and witches
I'm scared a wicked witch will eat me
Oh, how I wish it wasn't always dark at night

For a little face, that's the biggest yawn [+] [sung in duet]
Look at teddy bear yawning too
All those animals sleeping in your bed
Do you really think there'll be room for you?

Time to tuck you in, warm and cozy-like
Are you comfortable little lamb?
Such a sleepy smile you must surely know
All the lovely things you'll be dreaming of

Swinging tree top high, sliding belly down
Eating jelly beans to your heart's delight
In a fairy tale in a wonderland through the night

If It's Meant to Be

length: 4:08
vocal: Barbra Streisand
lyricist: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
composer: Brian Byrne
Why was there no applause?
It was our best performance
All in our thought last night
Went quite well

We knew all of our lines
And we knew how to say them
Just how to play them
Keeping it light till the tears fell

Though we both knew our story was ending
We were surprised when it came
Some things are just too good to be true
And no one's to blame

So there was no applause
When we brought down the curtain
We were so certain
There wasn't anything left to say

Maybe somehow our hearts knew
What our eyes couldn't see
Love would wait for us someday, someway
If it's meant to be

So there was no applause
Though there were tears and laughter
Then moments after we left the stage
And we closed the play

Maybe somehow our hearts knew
What our eyes couldn't see
Love would wait for us someday, someway
If it's meant to be

Home (from The Wiz)

length: 3:37
vocal: Barbra Streisand
composer: Charlie Smalls
lyricist: Charlie Smalls
When I think of home, I think of a place
Where there's love overflowing
I wish I were home, I wish I was back there
With the things I've been knowin'
Wind that makes the tall trees bend into leaning
Suddenly the snowflakes that fall have a meaning
Sprinkling the sea
Makes it all clean

Maybe there's a way for me to go back
Now that I have some direction
It would sure be nice to back home
Where there's love and affection
And just maybe I can convince time to slow up
Giving me enough time in my life to grow up
Time be my friend
Let me start again

Suddenly my world's gone and changed it's face
But I still know where I'm goin'
I have had my mind spun around in space
And yet I've watched it growin'
If you're listening God, please don't make it hard to know
If we should believe the things that we see
Tell us should we run away, should we try and stay?
Or is better just to let things be?

Living here in this brand new world might be a fantasy
But it's taught me to love so it's real to me
And I've learned that we must look inside our hearts to find
A world full of love like yours and mine
Like home