Hometown, My Town Album

Artist(s): Tony Bennett

Cover Art

Tony Bennett Hometown, My Town Cover Art

Tracklist

The Skyscraper Blues

length: 7:06

The Empire State
The RCA
The Chrysler Building so tall
And so grey
When you're walking down the street
In New York
And you haven't got a friend in town

Then a funny thing can happen
A funny thing can happen
When you look at all the buildings
All around

A funny thing can happen
A funny thing can happen
If you let those lonely buildings
Get you down

You get the skyscraper blues
The skyscraper blues
You get the feeling
They're hemming you in

The Empire State
The RCA
The Chrysler Building so tall
And so grey

They're looming bold and high
Against the cold, grey sky

And a funny thing can happen
A funny thing can happen
If you let those lonely buildings
Get you down

You get the skyscraper blues
The tall building blues
The wind comes whipping ‘round them
With a moan

It's murder to lose
Those skyscraper blues
When you walk in New York
Alone

A million faces swarm
All around you
You search them for a friendly smile or two

But they're only empty faces
That surround you
And you know
They're as lonesome as you

You've got the skyscraper blues
The tall building blues
The wind comes whipping 'round you
With a moan

Yes, it's murder to lose
Those skyscraper blues
When you walk in New York
Alone

Penthouse Serenade

length: 6:15
writer: Val Burton, Will Jason
Just picture a penthouse way up in the sky
With hinges on chimneys for stars to go by
A sweet slice of Heaven for just you and I
When we're alone.

From all of society we'll stay aloof
And live in propriety there on the roof.
Two heavenly hermits we will be in truth
When we're alone.

We'll see life's mad pattern
As we view old Manhattan
Then we can thank our lucky stars
That we're living as we are.

In our little penthouse we'll always contrive
To keep love and romance forever alive
In view of the Hudson just over the drive,
When we're alone.

We can thank our lucky stars
That we're living as we are.

In our little penthouse we'll always contrive
To keep love and romance forever alive
In view of the Hudson just over the drive,
When we're alone.

All by Myself

length: 2:52

I Cover the Waterfront

length: 4:55
I cover the waterfront,
I'm watching the sea,,
Will the one I love,
Be coming back to me?

I cover the waterfront,
In search of my love,
And I'm covered by,
A starless sky above.

(chorus)
Here am I,
Patiently waiting,
Hoping and longing,
Oh! How I yearn!
Where are you?
Are you forgetting?
Do you remember?
Will you return?

I cover the waterfront,
I'm watching the sea,
For the one I love,
Must come back to me.

Love Is Here to Stay

length: 2:18
composer: George Gershwin
lyricist: Ira Gershwin
It's very clear, our love is here to stay
Not for a year but ever and a day
The radio and the telephone and the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies and in time may go

But, oh, my dear, our love is here to stay
Together we're going a long, long way
In time the Rockies may crumble
Gibraltar may tumble
They're only made of clay
But our love is here to stay

The Party's Over

length: 3:34
The party's over
It's time to call it a day
They've burst your pretty balloon
And taken the moon away
It's time to wind up the masquerade
Just make your mind up the piper must be paid

The party's over
The candles flicker and dim
You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party's over
It's all over, my friend

The party's over
It's time to call it a day

Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party's over
It's all over, my friend

It's all over, my friend