In Honor of You (George)

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Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 hits include "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better", and "Coming Around Again". Her 1988 song "Let the River Run" was the first to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song written and performed by a single artist. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994. more »


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How can I go on when every thought hurts 
I flirt with the notion of no more songs 
My old familiar foe, self pity, haunts me 
I'm stuck in some over-the-mountain town 
In a meaningless bar where fat hands
Round the steiners 
And no one cares if it suns or pours 
In an hour between trains
Barney puts the record on 
And the aimless rise to dance 
Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you
I see you, George, in your 
Apartment on Riverside Drive 
Some fifty years ago
Your fingers on the keys 
Looking for the song
Looking for that hook 
Embrace me, you irreplaceable you
Who were you then? 
Did you have a woman? 
Were you hard up for cash? 
Did you ever know you'd be heard in 
The middle distance 
In some over-the-mountain town? 
Connecting to the muscles of the dancers 
In this close and smoky room 

Who were you then? 
Were you sure of your tune? 
Or were your dreams and your courage all broken down like mine? 
Now there's something that clutches the heart
A melody that stays
 
Year after year 
I love all the many charms about you 
Above all I want my arms around you
I'm already late for my train
But I don't think about that 
I think of you, George
At your piano, sweating in the summer heat

By the way, did you get your girl,
Did you by your house in the country? 
Did you wait for something that never came? 
Did you die still waiting for your train? 
Don't be a naughty baby, come to mama 
Come to mama do

Some part of your heart twists and turns in mine 
Your soul rises 
There's an angel in charge 
There's one note that weeps the truth 
And makes my life mean something 
Just for the length of

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you
Embrace me, you irreplaceable you
Don't be a naughty baby, come to mama, 
Come to mama do 

I will go home, I will try again
I will catch the train
Catch another breath 
Move back to the piano and 
Let the notes do what they'll do 
In honor of you, George
In honor of you

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Written by: CARLY SIMON, GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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