Make Believe It's Your First Time

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About Make Believe It's Your First Time

"Make Believe It's Your First Time" is a song written by Bob Morrison and Johnny Wilson. Originally recorded by Bobby Vinton, the song was twice recorded by Karen Carpenter, both as a solo act and as a member of the Carpenters. It was also recorded by Dave & Sugar on their 1980 album New York Wine & Tennessee Shine.


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We've tried our hand
At love before
We've been around the game enough
To know the score'
But then is then
And now is now
And now is all that matters anyhow

[Chorus]
Make believe it's your first time
Leave your sadness behind
Make believe it's your first time
And I'll make believe it's mine

The door is closed
It's you and me
We'll take our time with love
The way it oughta be
This moment's ours
Tonight's the night
And if we fall in love
Well, that's alright

[Chorus]

So close your eyes
And hold me close
And let our hearts pretend
That love is ours to share tonight
And it might never end

[Chorus]

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Carpenters

The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo of Karen and Richard Carpenter. They produced a distinct soft musical style, combining Karen's contralto vocals with Richard's arranging and composition skills. more »

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Written by: BOB MORRISON, JOHNNY WILSON

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11 facts about this song

Song title
"Make Believe It's Your First Time" is a slow-paced song that was released by Carpenters in 1981.
Artist Facts
Karen Carpenter, the lead singer of the brother-sister duo Carpenters, is known for her distinctive contralto vocals. Additionally, she served as the band’s drummer.
Original Artist
The song was originally recorded by Bobby Vinton, who released it as a single from his 1979 album "Melodies of Love".
Carpenters’ Version
After Vinton’s version, the Carpenters recorded the song for their album "Voice of the Heart". Karen’s performance on the track delivered a poignant and moving rendition.
Solo debut
Karen Carpenter also recorded "Make Believe It's Your First Time" for her self-titled solo album, which was recorded in 1979 and 1980, but wasn't released until 1996.
Posthumous Release
“Make Believe It's Your First Time” was one of the tracks released after Karen’s tragic death in 1983 at the age of 32 due to heart failure caused by complications related to anorexia nervosa.
Song's Theme
The song emphasizes the idea of starting anew within a relationship, metaphorically making it seem like it's the first time.
Commercial Reception
Although not one of the Carpenters' most commercially successful songs, "Make Believe It's Your First Time" has been appreciated by fans for its heartfelt lyrics and Karen's touching delivery.
Song’s Significance
The song holds a special significance for Carpenters' fans as it reflects on the life and career of Karen, considering it was released after her death.
Song's Length
The duration of the Carpenters' version of the song "Make Believe It's Your First Time" is three minutes and twelve seconds, making it a relatively short but sweet musical affair.
Lyrics and Composition
The song was written by Bob Morrison and Johnny Wilson. The lyrics resonate with many listeners due to the universality of its themes of love and intimacy.

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