Sun, 18 Aug 2002 12:43:49 -0500
on 8/18/02 6:37 AM, Don Ingle at email@example.com wrote:
> "I hate to see October Go."
I agree (very strongly) with your rating of this tune! I first heard it on
an interview show where somebody (who cares who?) was playing segments from
Manilow recordings; I went out immeidatly and bought the recording, a first
(and last) Manilow for me. But who could resist lines like:
"And when October goes
The leaves begin to fly,
Across the smoky roofs
I see the planes go by.
The children running home beneath a twilight sky--
Oh, for the fun of them...
When I was one of them...
And when October goes,
That same old dream appears.
And you are in my arms
As in those happy years.
I turn my head aside to hide
Those helpless tears...
Oh, how I hate to see...Oc.to.ber. go....
[Pause, then Coda out of tempo:]
I should be over it now, I know.
It doesn't matter much...how old...I...grow.....
I hate to see..Oc.to.ber.go....
For anyone, it's a fine lyric (and you should hear Manilow's music!),
but for a man my age it is iconical. "Ohl for the fun of them...When I was
one of them..." Lines just don't get more poignant than that.