Words I’ve loved to have written…

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Yep, found another song with lyrics that match … something in my head. The melody by Michel Legrand is beautiful, sad and harrowing – and the lyrics just hits that spot.

Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly? Was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over you were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair!

Alan & Marilyn Bergman / Michel Legrand. Probably most known in the Noel Harrison version in the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” (it did get an Oscar) or in the version by Dusty Springfield – but try to find the one by Danish jazz singer par excellence Sinne Eeg.

Picture off a Youtube version of Petula Clark singing this
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