Who Sang If You Go Away? Scott Walker

Scott Walker Scott 3 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969-3
Genre: Pop
Style: Chanson/Vocal/Ballad
length: 4:57
producer: John Franz
conductor: Wally Stott
recording engineer: Peter Olliff
arranger: Wally Stott
composer: Jacques Brel
lyricist: Jacques Brel
translator: Rod McKuen
If you go away
On this summer day
Then you might as well
Take the sun away
All the birds that flew
In the summer sky
When our love was new
And our hearts were high
And the day was young
And the night was long
And the moon stood still
For the night bird's song

If you go away

But if you stay
I'll make you a day
Like no day has been
Or will be again
We'll sail the sun
We'll ride on the rain
And talk to the trees
And worship the wind

Then if you go
I'll understand
Leave me just enough love
To fill up my hand

If you go away
As I know you will
You must tell the world
To stop turning, turning
'Til you return again
If you ever do
For what good is love
Without loving you?
Can I tell you now
As you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly
'Til the next hello

But if you stay
I'll make you a night
Like no night has been
Or will be again
I'll sail on your smile
I'll glide on your touch
I'll talk to your eyes
That I love so much

But if you go
I won't cry
Though the good is gone
From the word goodbye

If you go away
As I know you must
There'll be nothing left
In this world to trust
Just an empty room
Full of empty space
Like the empty look
I see on your face
And I'd have been the shadow
Of your shadow
If it might have kept me
By your side

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It's Raining Today
  • 2 Copenhagen
  • 3 Rosemary
  • 4 Big Louise
  • 5 We Came Through
  • 6 Butterfly
  • 7 Two Ragged Soldiers
  • 8 30 Century Man
  • 9 Winter Night
  • 10 Two Weeks Since You've Gone
  • 11 Sons Of
  • 12 Funeral Tango
  • 13 If You Go Away