Thursday, February 21, 2013

LIZA MINNELLI

sings

BUT THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND

from

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

by

Kander and Ebb




Sometimes you're happy, sometimes you're sad
But the world goes 'round
Sometimes you lose every nickel you had
But the world goes 'round

Sometimes your dreams get broken in pieces
But that doesn't alter a thing
Take it from me, there's still gonna be
A summer, a winter, a fall and a spring

And sometimes a friend starts treating you bad
But the world goes 'round
And sometimes your heart breaks with a deafening sound

Somebody loses and somebody wins
And one day it's kicks, then it's kicks in the shins
But the planet spins, and the world goes 'round-
But the world goes 'round
But the world goes 'round

Sometimes your dreams get broken in pieces
But that doesn't matter at all
Take it from me, there's still gonna be
A summer, a winter, a spring and a fall

And sometimes a friend starts treating you bad
But the world goes 'round
And sometimes your heart breaks with a deafening sound

Somebody loses and somebody wins
Then one day it's kicks, then it's kicks in the shins
But the planet spins, and the world goes 'round
And 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
The world goes 'round and 'round and 'round
And 'round!

8 comments:

Always On Watch said...

When singing this ballad, Liza sounds so much like her mother. Poignant and, at the same time, telling us that all our sorrows don't really matter in the larger scheme of things.

But all our sorrows do mean much to us!

Grief is lonely even if other living creature are all around us.

Z said...

I used to sing this song in shows...I love it. The end is a ripper! that second to the last 'rooouuunnd'.. is great fun to sing for a true belter (that does NOT mean Ethel Merman style, as most think it is!)
I'd COMPLETELY forgotten this and thank you for posting it. Sadly, I have no sound on my work computer; will have to listen from home tonight.

It's a terrific song because it should start really small and plaintiff and then it builds and builds..thanks for the memories, FT!!

Ducky's here said...

Speaking of New York.

Man, the lady can swing. Maybe my favorite cabaret vocalist.
Just to lift the mood a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzGWuJheJ_4

FreeThinke said...

BLOSSOM DEARIE! I love her too! "Cool Jazz" of that kind is the most soothing comforting, relaxing sound in the world. That;'s why I've always been a fan of Nat King Cole, George Shearing, Peggy Lee, et al.

But Blossom was the SWEETEST!!!

Thanks, Ducky.

FreeThinke said...

I wish I could have heard you sing this number, Z. I'll bet you were terrific.

BTW, it may surprise you considering my usual "elevated" tastes, but I have a great affection for Ethel Merman.

That probably has a lot to do with my being a New Yorker, who grew up around adults who enjoyed Cole Porter when Cole Porter was a hot new talent on the scene.

Merman was one of Porter's great favorites. He wrote whole shows for her -- and famously advised her never to anywhere near a singing teacher.

Merman was not really a "singer" of course, she was more A Force of Nature -- and truly UNIQUE when she first burst upon the scene.

Irving Berlin wrote Annie Get Your Gun for her -- and then there was Call Me Madam, and Gypsy.

Her sound may have been dreadful by any recognized standards [It really was!], but it didn't matter. She was greatly loved by the most sophisticated audiences of her era.

The lady had balls of brass, and the public loved her for it.

Always On Watch said...

Blooper, and I've heard it several times on various recordings....Introduction to a recording by Ethel Merman:

"And, now, the robust voice of Ethel Murmur."

Hehehe.

Clearly, she NEVER murmured when she "sang."

FreeThinke said...

You're right, AOW, Merman usually sounded like an overzealous fire siren whenever she opened her mouth.

Did you know she was an active member of St. Barthlomew's Episcopal Church in Park Avenue, and once served there on the Altar Guild?

It's the truth.

The mother of one of my Delaware friends lived in a small-but-elegant apartment on Beekman Place. She too was a member of St. Bart's and and served with Miss Merman on the Altar Guild for quite a while.

This woman from Beekman Place, whose name was Ina, and Ethel became very chummy. Ina, who came from a different world was very "Olde School," hadn't the faintest idea who Merman was, and Merman loved it.

It's an AMAZING world!

Always On Watch said...

Ina, who came from a different world was very "Olde School," hadn't the faintest idea who Merman was, and Merman loved it.

Celebrities today INSIST on being recognized much of the time. We live in the "Me, me, me!" culture now.