United StatesCarly Simon

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Artist rating: 48.41 % (ranking: 339)
Highest rating: 52.59 % (1972)
Most recent trend: 40.48 % (1987)
Highest trend: 58.00 % (1972)

Albums
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Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1945-06-25

Age: 76
 

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1971
40.99 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1974
37.90 %
1976
41.07 %

No Secrets

Carly Simon - No Secrets
75.73 %
(2017-05-17)
Release date: 1972-11
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 03:39
Average song rating:

Ranking

Carly Simon:
1
/
10
Year (1972):
12
/
49
Decade (1970's):
98
/
590
Overall:
446
/
2642

Tracks

Credits

Artist

Carly Simon
lead vocals, backing vocals (1, 7), piano (1–4, 10), strings arrangement (3), ARP synthesizer arrangement (4), acoustic guitar (5–8)

Session musicians

Paul Buckmaster
strings (3, 10), synthesizer arrangement and synthesizers (6, 10), orchestra arrangement, orchestration choir arrangement and choir conducting (6), string arrangement, woodwind arrangement and woodwind conducting (10)
David Hentschel
ARP synthesizer (4)
Nicky Hopkins
piano (7, 9)
Mick Jagger
backing vocals (3)
Linda McCartney
backing vocals (9)
Paul McCartney
backing vocals (9)
Andy Newmark
drums (1, 2, 6, 8, 10)
James Taylor
backing vocals (7)
Klaus Voormann
bass (2, 3, 5–9)

Lyrics

The Right Thing to Do
02:59
There's nothin' you can do to turn me away
Nothin' anyone can say
You're with me now and as long as you stay
Lovin' you's the right thing to do
Lovin' you's the right thing

I know you've had some bad luck with ladies before
They drove you or you drove them crazy
But more important is I know you're the one and I'm sure
Lovin' you's the right thing to do
Lovin' you's the right thing

And it used to be for a while
That the river flowed right to my door
Making me just a little too free
But now the river doesn't seem to stop here anymore

Hold me in your hands like a bunch of flowers
Set me movin' to your sweetest song
And I know what I think I've known all along
Lovin' you's the right thing to do
Lovin' you's the right thing
Lovin' you's the right thing to do
Is the right thing

Nothing you could ever do would turn me away from you
I love you now and I love you now
Even though you're ten thousand miles away
I'll love you tomorrow as I love you today
I'm in love babe
I'm in love with you babe
The Carter Family
03:31
The Carter family lived next door for almost 14 years
With Gwen and I inseperatable from rag dolls through brassieres
Then Gwen began to bore me with her giggles and her fears
The day the Carters moved away, I had to fake my tears
I told new friends Gwen Carter had become a silly pest
And then I found I missed her more than I'd ever have guessed

Grandma used to nag at me to straighten up my spine
To act respectful and read good books
To take care of what was mine
I hated being criticized and asking her permission
So what if her advise was wise, It always hurt to listen
I didn't cry when Granny died, she made me so depressed
And then I found I missed her more than I'd ever have guessed

You used to make me moan in bed, but that can't be enough
My friends complained your jokes were crude,
Your manners were too rough
Don't know just what I wanted, but I know I wanted more
Someone smooth, presentable, to blend with my decor
And now at night I think of how you grinned when you undressed
And I find I miss you more than I'd ever have guessed
You're So Vain
04:19
You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye on the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and...

You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you? Don't You?

You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive
Well you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and...

I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and...
Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won
Then you flew your lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well you're where you should be all the time
And when you're not you're with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and...
His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin
03:01
His friends are more than fond of Robin
He doesn't need to compliment them
And always as he leaves he leaves them
Feeling proud just to know him

When Robin goes on holiday
There's no-one livin' in our lane
Oh yes, folks still live in our lane
But they're not like Robin

Robin, I've never told you
But I'll be yours until we're old
Please learn to call me in your dreams
The way I'm lookin' at you is just as it seems

He's talked about before he gets there
Though he can never understand it
And I wouldn't like to be his alone
But I'm shy and can't demand it

But when Robin gives his love to others
There's no-one living in my heart
Oh yes, I keep others in my heart
But they're not like Robin
We Have No Secrets
03:59
We have no secrets
We tell each other everything
About the lovers in the past
And why they didn't last
We share a cast of characters from A to Z
We know each others fantasies
And though we know each other better when we explore
Sometimes I wish
Often I wish
That I never knew some of those secrets of yours

The water was cold
The beach was empty but for one
Now you were lying in the sun
Wanting and needing no-one
Then some child came, you never asked for her to come
She drank a pint of your Rum
And later when you told me
You aid she was a bore
Sometimes I wish
Often I wish
That I never knew some of those secrets of yours

In the name of honesty, in the name of what is fair
You always answer my questions
But they don't always answer my prayers
And though I know you say that it's me that you adore
Sometimes I wish
Often I wish
That I never, never, never knew
Some of those secrets of yours
Some of those secrets of yours
Some of those secrets of yours
We have no secrets
Telling each other most everything now
Embrace Me, You Child
04:09
At night in bed I heard God whisper lullabyes
While Daddy next door whistled whiskey tunes
And sometimes when I wanted, they would harmonize
There was nothing those two couldn't do

Embrace me you child, you're a child of mine
And I'm leaving everything I am to you
Go chase the wild and night time streets sang Daddy
And God sang, Pray the devil doesn't get to you

I thought together they must sing the moon away
I thought that they must know each other well
For the magic that they made, when they played
Wasn't lost between their Heaven and their Hell

Then one night Daddy died and went to Heaven
And God came down to earth and slipped away
I pretended not to know I'd been abandoned
But no-one sang the night into the day
And later night time songs came back again
But the singers don't compare with those I knew
And I never figured out where God and Daddy went
But there was nothing those two couldn't do
Waited So Long
04:29
Please tell my sweet mother
Go on now tell uncle Paul
Tell all my girlfriends
Not to wait for me
Daddy, I'm no virgin
And I've already waited too long

Raise up your eyebrows
Raise, I said raise your glasses with a song
But don't expect me to be home tonight
Daddy, I'm sorry
But I've already waited too long

I met a boy with eyes of green
The warmest eyes I'd ever seen
He gave his lovin' love to me
The way I've always heard it would be

Daddy, please forgive me
And I've already waited so long

So blow, blow, blow out the candles
make my bed wide and long
Tell all my girlfriends
Not to wait for me
Daddy, I'm no virgin
I said I've already waited too long

Daddy, I'm sorry
But I've already waited so long
It Was So Easy
03:08
I remember a time, rompin' through the woods
Sun against our skin instead of clothes
When we felt hungry we would eat, when we felt glad we would dance
And whenever we felt drowsy we would doze

It was so easy then never takin' any stands
It was so easy then, holdin' hands

I remember a time when our fears could be named
And courage meant not refusing dares
I remember when we took such cares to step never on the cracks,
No only in the squares
Or else we'd be abducted by the bears

It was so easy then never makin' any plans
It was so easy then, holdin' hands
It was so easy then never makin' any plans
It was so easy then, holdin' hands

And now we are grown, with debts and regrets
And broken hearts and sentimental schemes
Now every tender failure seems to overthrow old dreams
Love can lead a normal woman to extremes

It was so easy once, holdin' hands without a plan
It was so easy once holdin' hands
Just holdin' hands
Night Owl
03:50
Now a fish kinda likes the water
And that's just where he wants to be
And a monkey kinda digs bananas
So he lives in the top of a tree
But my eyes are made for darkness
So the nightime is right for me
'Cause I'm a night owl honey, sleep all day long
I'm a night owl honey, sleep all day long

Most folks they like the daytime
'Cause they like to see the shining sun
They're up in the mornin'
Off and a runnin' till they're too tired for havin' fun
But when the sun goes down
And the bright lights shine
My daytime has just begun
'Cause I'm a night owl honey, sleep all day long
I'm a nightowl honey, sleep all day long

Won't you turn out them bright lights baby
They're just about to drive me blind
Oh won't you draw then curtains for me papa
Watch and you'll see my love light shine

Now there are two sides to this great big world
And one of them is always night
If you can take care of business in the sunshine baby
I guess you're gonna be alright
But don't come looking for me to lend you a hand
My eyes just can't stand the light
'Cause I'm a night owl honey, sleep all day long
'Cause I'm a night owl honey, sleep all day long
When You Close Your Eyes
03:07
When you close your eyes do you see
White lorelei, she's a dream
She's not half as magic as she seems
But she's so much fun to be with

When you close your eyes do you see
Places that you've never seen
Yet you've been there
You've been walking on the edges of a dream
And you're so much fun to be with

Big surprise, you've been informed you're not asleep
Hard as you try you were never really meant to weep

When you close your door with a sign
Do not disturd, are you disturbed to find
That it's just as magic as it feels
And you're so much fun to be with
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