Who Sang Thanks for the Memory? Maxine Sullivan

Release information
Release Date: 1993
length: 3:30
composer: Ralph Rainger
lyricist: Leo Robin
Thanks for the memory
Of things I can't forget, journeys on a jet
Our wond'rous week in Martinique and Vegas and roulette
How lucky I was

And thanks for the memory
Of summers by the sea, dawn in Waikiki
We had a pad in London but we didn't stop for tea
How cozy it was

Now since our breakup I wake up
Alone on a gray morning-after
I long for the sound of your laughter
And then I see the laugh's on me

But, thanks for the memory
Of every touch a thrill, I've been through the mill
I've lived a lot and learned a lot, you loved me not and still
I miss you so much

Thanks for the memory
Of how we used to jog even in a fog
That barbecue in Malibu, away from all the smog
How rainy it was

Thanks for the memory
Of letters I destroyed, books that we enjoyed
Tonight the way things look, I need a book by Sigmund Freud
How brainy he was

Gone are those evenings on Broadway
Together we'd go to a great show
But now I begin with the Late Show
And wish that you were watching, too

I know it's a fallacy
That grown men never cry, baby, that's a lie
We had our bed of roses, but forgot that roses die
And thank you so much

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 What a Difference a Day Made
  • 2 Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  • 3 You Were Meant for Me
  • 4 I'm in the Mood for Love
  • 5 You're Driving Me Crazy
  • 6 Thanks for the Memory
  • 7 Fine and Dandy
  • 8 Song Is You
  • 9 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
  • 10 Should I
  • 11 The Very Thought of You
  • 12 There'll Be Some Changes Made
  • 13 I Hadn't Anyone 'til You
  • 14 After I Say I'm Sorry
  • 15 Something to Remember You By