Song of the Day #3,330: ‘Anticipation’ – Carly Simon

While we wait for the tallying of the Montauk Madenss Final Four votes, I’m going to acknowledge a few acts I wish I’d included in the lineup.

As I’ve mentioned, I regret splitting out the solo careers of several artists from their work with bands. Specifically, I should have combined Paul Simon with Simon & Garfunkel, Morrissey with The Smiths, Ben Folds with Ben Folds Five, and David Byrne with Talking Heads. Not only would that have made the voting more straight-forward, it would have opened up four slots.

I’ve already posted about my complete whiff on Ron Sexsmith, who I would have included over a dozen or more of the actual participants. Not sure how he slipped through the cracks, but pencil him in for one of those four slots.

Another would go to Carly Simon, who fits the arbitrary criteria I set up (I own at least two of her albums) and is a fabulous singer and songwriter. I named her No Secrets my #11 album of the 70s and I’d have to revisit that list to remind myself why it isn’t even higher.

We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway
And I wonder if I’m really with you now
Or just chasing after some finer day

Is making me wait
Is keeping me waiting

And I tell you how easy it is to be with you
And how right your arms feel around me
But I rehearsed those words just late last night
When I was thinking about how right tonight might be

Is making me wait
Is keeping me waiting

And tomorrow we might not be together
I’m no prophet
I don’t know nature’s way
So I’ll try to see into your eyes right now
And stay right here
Cause these are the good old days

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,330: ‘Anticipation’ – Carly Simon

  1. Dana says:

    Another one I think really should have been included is Sting, particularly if you combined his solo work with his work with The Police. I was playing some Sting for Daniel the other day and was reminded of just how good so many of his songs are. He may never have had the one great/perfect album like Carol King’s Tapestry or Paul Simon’s Graceland or Rhythm of the Saints, but he had a number of really strong records with some great songs found throughout.

  2. Clay says:

    Sting was included. He beat Sinead O’Connor in the first round and lost to Paul Simon in the second.

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