Who Sang Free Man in Paris? John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli Double Exposure cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-5-15
length: 4:08
Lyrics

"The way I see it," he said
"You just can't win it"
Everybody's in it for their own gain
You can't please 'em all
There's always somebody calling you down

I do my best and I do good business
There's a lot of people asking for my time
They're trying to get ahead
They're trying to be a good friend of mine

I was a free man in Paris
I felt unfettered and alive
There was nobody calling me up for favors
And no one's future to decide

You know I'd go back there tomorrow
But for the work I've taken on
Stoking the star maker machinery
Behind the popular song

I deal in dreamers
And telephone screamers
Lately I wonder what I do it for
If l had my way
I'd just walk through those doors

And wander down the Champs Elysees
Going cafe to cabaret
Thinking how I'll feel when I find
That very good friend of mine

I was a free man in Paris
I felt unfettered and alive
Nobody was calling me up for favors
No one's future to decide

You know I'd go back there tomorrow
But for the work I've taken on
Stoking the star maker machinery
Behind the popular song

I was a free man in Paris
I felt unfettered and alive
Nobody was calling me up for favors
No one's future to decide

You know I'd go back there tomorrow
But for the work I've taken on
Stoking the star maker machinery
Behind the popular song


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Feel Fine / Sidewinder
  • 2 Harvest Moon
  • 3 Traffic Jam / The Kicker
  • 4 Ruby Baby
  • 5 Alison
  • 6 Rosalinda's Eyes
  • 7 In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
  • 8 Drunk on the Moon / Lush Life
  • 9 Walk Between the Raindrops
  • 10 Free Man in Paris
  • 11 Take a Lot of Pictures
  • 12 I Can Let Go Now
  • 13 Diamond Girl

  • Release information
    label: Telarc
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 888072332218
    script: Latin