Who Sang Live to Tell? Bill Frisell

Release information
Release Date: 1993-2-23
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz/Free Jazz/Post Bop
length: 10:10
writer: Madonna, Patrick Leonard
I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

I know where beauty lives
I've seen it once, I know the warm she gives
The light that you could never see
It shines inside, you can't take that from me

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again

If I ran away, I'd never have the strength
To go very far
How would they hear the beating of my heart
Will it grow cold
The secret that I hide, will I grow old
How will they hear
When will they learn
How will they know

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again

A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Billy the Kid: The Open Prairie
  • 2 Billy the Kid: Street Scene in a Frontier Town
  • 3 Billy the Kid: Mexican Dance and Finale
  • 4 Billy the Kid: Prairie Night (Card Game at Night) / Gun Battle
  • 5 Billy the Kid: Celebration After Billy's Capture
  • 6 Billy the Kid: Billy in Prison
  • 7 Billy the Kid: The Open Prairie Again
  • 8 The "Saint-Gaudens" in Boston Common (excerpt #1)
  • 9 Just Like a Woman
  • 10 I Can't Be Satisfied
  • 11 Live to Tell
  • 12 The "Saint-Gaudens" in Boston Common (excerpt #2)
  • 13 No Moe
  • 14 Washington Post March
  • 15 When I Fall in Love
  • 16 Little Jenny Dow
  • 17 Have a Little Faith in Me
  • 18 Billy Boy