Carly Simon - Laura Lyrics




Lead-in with Haunting:
There's always someone, haunting someone, haunting someone,
I can't sleep easy, cause I'm afraid of dreaming
And then the memory of the dream
There's always someone, haunting someone, haunting someone

Laura is the face in the misty night
Footsteps that you hear down the hall
The laugh that floats on a summer's night
That you might never quite recall
And you see Laura on a train that is passing through
Those eyes how familiar they seem
She gave your very first kiss to you
That was Laura but she's only a dream

She gave your very first kiss to you
That was Laura
But she's only a dream

Yes she gave your very first kiss to you
That was Laura, but she's only a dream
A dream, a dream





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  1. TheRexmoon

    i love it....!!

  2. Roger Pedler

    U doll.......xxxxxxx

  3. Carlos Enrique Hernandez Barberena

    Carly Simon was my crush.....

  4. Laura billings

    I was named after this movie..

  5. Jay DeLuca

    Couldn't they add just a touch more reverb and cow bell?

  6. MarissaRose84

    I wouldn't have thought Carly Simon and "Laura" could be a good match and I thought wrong. This is great!

  7. Rosy Luna

    Wow so good

  8. laura DeMilio

    My mom fell in love with this movie and named me Laura. 🌹

  9. Marco Aurelio Jafet

    Love it !

  10. vjaws 50

    The most exquisite love song of the twentieth century delivered  by the goddess of romantic ballads. I love the detail in the arrangement, clothes and photography. You can tell the artists are themselves enchanted when they deliver a performance like this.I hope god lets me hear this one for all eternity.

  11. Roberto Kobayashi

    magnífica música, com uma das maiores cantoras. Um espetáculo !!

  12. Elizabeth Long

    ˚◔◔

  13. владимир бражник

    Belissimo.

  14. julio cordova

    Que me perdonen Frank Sinatra,Ella Fitzgerald y Johnny Mathis pero es Carly Simon quien interpreta está bellísima canción con todo el sentimiento y ternura que estremece el corazón....

    Leonardo Paternostro

    Creo que Julie London la interpreta mejor aún... Saludos

  15. julio cordova

    Bello conmovedor no hay palabras para describirlo me rompe el corazón...Lloro por que es necesario drenar el alma....

  16. Laurylie Polito

    "Laura"
    Laura is the face in the misty night
    Footsteps that you hear down the hall
    The laugh that floats on a summer's night
    That you might never quite recall
    And you see Laura on a train that is passing through
    Those eyes how familiar they seem
    She gave your very first kiss to you
    That was Laura but she's only a dream

    She gave your very first kiss to you
    That was Laura
    But she's only a dream

    Yes she gave your very first kiss to you
    That was Laura, but she's only a dream
    A dream, a dream

  17. Isabelle Frost

    Laura
    Laura is the face in the misty light,
    Foot-steps that you hear down the hall
    The laugh that floats on a summer night
    that you can never quite recall
    And you see Laura on a train that is passing thru
    Those eyes, how familiar they seem
    She gave your very first kiss to you,
    that was Laura, but she's only a dream

    Words by Johnny Mercer
    Music by David Raskin
    (from the 1945 Motion Picture, "Laura")
    Copyright 1945 by Twentieth Century Music

  18. Sallie Planty

    The film, and this somg will haunt you. Both are capable of owning your imagination. I watched the film for the first time just recently. Filmed 70 years ago? Sixty? Fifty? Escapes codifying. Laura. Watch it at your own risk. You will be inexplicably haunted. Guaranteed!

    Jerry Duggan

    Sallie Planty Laura

  19. Phantom Of The Opera

    It sounds dreadful like she is singing in the bathroom.

    Inan Raeder

    BAD MIXING UNFORTUNATELY

  20. Bruce Imes

    Well done.

  21. skmthss134

    Laura!歌詞付きではこの人が好き(^^♪ 素晴らしい名曲^^

  22. Robert Mares

    Me too - but they can't - all about the money and returns - black and white movies have an aura about them and time was invested in the score.

  23. Francisco Gomes

    Wonderful only

  24. laura Silveria

    Watched the movie. Loved it. The score was beautiful. Wished they still made moves like that, 40's style:)

  25. ELEANOR AITKEN

    so beautifull

  26. Alfred Wulff-Woesten

    This sounds to me that it was arranged by Nelson Riddle while he was a ghostwriter for Gordon Jenkins. I´ll appreciate any info about matter.

    emanuel guerin

    Alfred Wulfffrzncisco-Woesten 7

  27. rburrhead

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  28. Laurylie Norman

    Lead-in with Haunting:
    There's always someone, haunting someone, haunting someone,
    I can't sleep easy, cause I'm afraid of dreaming
    And then the memory of the dream
    There's always someone, haunting someone, haunting someone

    Laura is the face in the misty night
    Footsteps that you hear down the hall
    The laugh that floats on a summer's night
    That you might never quite recall
    And you see Laura on a train that is passing through
    Those eyes how familiar they seem
    She gave your very first kiss to you
    That was Laura but she's only a dream

    She gave your very first kiss to you
    That was Laura
    But she's only a dream

    Yes she gave your very first kiss to you
    That was Laura, but she's only a dream
    A dream, a dream

  29. Ho Jo

    How cool is this! My favorite song, from my favorite movie, sang my one of my favorite singers.

    Eliezer Pennywhistler

    @Howard Johnson sung

  30. Fátima Alencar

    Pra sonhar!!!!!!

  31. Ron Dreger

    Beautiful song sung by an even more beautiful woman! 

  32. wendy darling

    I was so hot for Dana Andrews.  Swoon.

  33. Laura Dial

    I was named after her. Born in 58' didnt get my dad's blue eyes.....finally know what i was..hped to look like..lol!

    Laura billings

    Me also..

  34. not2tees

    They didn't cut any corners with this arrangement, that's for sure. It's unusual now to hear what an orchestra can do with a song.

  35. Daniel Eppert

    I think Laura is one of the most beautiful names for girls(women) it just sounds pretty.

  36. Jeff Dunning

    Only Sinatra delivers as meant on this song but nice job Carly...have always enjoyed her singing.

  37. Antonio Afif

    Beautiful

  38. spectre56j

    I love this! She is a songstress of the first order! Made this Classic all her own!

  39. Gianfranco B

    i love her version of this song

  40. Cecilia Spena

    Amazing!

  41. Victory378

    Thank you for the info on the artist, I love this movie and love the song. Jackie Gleason and his orchestra does a great job of recording this instrumental. Thanks for your comments.

  42. Laura Franson

    That is my name Laura my mother called me that . She only called me that cause she didn't have a girl name.

  43. Andrew Stube

    wow what a song~

  44. Giovanni Dioro

    My take on it is that David Raskin wrote the instrumental song for the 1944 film, Laura, and that in the following year Johnny Mercer put lyrics to the music. The lyrics are based on the character Laura from the film.

  45. maria jose lima

    Que voz......

  46. John Brackett

    Thanks! Super track, Carly.

  47. Serena Stana

    No, I don't like it, and I never heard it before.

  48. Desdemona Gladiola

    Gene.

    It's ironic. The actress playing Laura in the film has a (usually) manly name, while the actor playing the protagonist of the film has a (usually) feminine name, Dana.

  49. Dennis White

    I need some help here. When Johnny Merecer wrote the lyrics for "laura", was he writing about a ficticious person, or a real person? This has bothered me for sometime now.Any inside information on this matter would greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

  50. Joey Bagadonuts

    Amen my brother.

  51. pierrepierre Pierre

    When will we see the full movie on Utube?

  52. Lola-Rose Layden

    Haha, :) If only.

  53. Joey Bagadonuts

    A Rose by any other name eh? :-)

  54. Lola-Rose Layden

    Its Laura-Rose really but Lola-Rose is a nickname..

  55. Joey Bagadonuts

    Lola-Rose, what an interesting name.

  56. Lola-Rose Layden

    If I was I would surely die too, :L hahaha

  57. Joey Bagadonuts

    Are you as beautiful as Jean Tierney? Say yes and I shall surely die.

  58. Lola-Rose Layden

    Another song with my name in it..Wahoo! I seem to like every song with my name in it<3xx

  59. R Ferguson

    Always loved this piece. Well done!

  60. Steve Chapman

    I am one of Carly's biggest fans dating back to 1972, and I love this version but it is not live, but lip synded. This PBS special was a documentary

  61. Andrew Mo

    Masterful. Simply masterful.

  62. D Anton

    Now this is a post you'd never find in today's pop music videos on youtube. hahaha Well done.

  63. D Anton

    She does a terrific job with this song.

  64. ThundersSeven

    Many thanks for posting

  65. bob lackey

    I think David Raskin wrote the music in 1944 when the movie came out and Johnny Mercer (Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River etc etc) wrote the words several years later. I recently bought the movie on DVD and Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price & Judith Anderson are all very good and Otto did a nice job of directing!

  66. Synthcatt

    My Mom's fav song. And one of mine......

  67. swampzoid

    gorgeous

  68. evewrites3

    What a fabulous performance.

  69. Terry Corcoran

    She gave....her very first blowjob to you.....that was Laura, but she's only a dream......God damn it....

  70. Victory378

    I LOVE this song, instrumental. I did not know it had lyrics. I like it. Thanks for uploading this. Ioved the movie

  71. LIN11831

    TYU FOR UPLOADING THIS OLD FAVORITE LOVE SONG. CARLY DID A FANTASTIC JOB, AS SHE DID ON MOST

  72. Joey Bagadonuts

    As for the few that posted negative comments - do your parents know you're playing around with their computer?

  73. Frank Steltenkamp

    Love it.

  74. Benjie Ruano

    Sorry guys, you just need to appreciate her strength as it is.... you may not like it, and that´s OK....

  75. Mel cragwell

    one of the worst recordings of this legendary classic that I've ever heard....wrong song for her chops by a mile...

  76. ann sander

    wonderful ...ann

  77. George Shaduri

    "I have landed upon a foreign shore, and burned my ships behind me. These letters were the last thing that held me in sympathy with any remnant or belonging of the old life. Henceforth that life and all that appertains to it are as dead to me and as far removed from me as if I were become a denizen of another world." --- LAURA (Mark Twain, "The Gilded Age")

  78. David Bethke

    @chapelhilldame I think she's done at least 4 albums of songs from roughly this time period. The only one I have (for sure) is her "Moonlight Serenade" album. Working on tracking down the older albums in this style.

  79. CARSONART

    Sorry, she doesn't have the "velvet" sounding quality to pull this song or any soft ballad off. Her voice is too hoarse in a pop/rock way. It's painful to hear her try and hold some of the higher notes.

  80. William Petty

    sensitive.

  81. lesatz4

    Qué maravilla!
    Es un tema precioso y me sublime como lo interpreta C. Simon...

  82. B4inSF

    I was just watching this concert tonight. Can you upload Carly's version of YOU WON'T FORGET ME.... It is sensational! Thanks for this one! Her voice is stunning!

  83. DSDuddles

    The Four Freshmen's version is roughly 10,000 times better.

  84. Carly Marilyn

    A Classic by a A Classic

  85. HAPPYTHELEAF

    @BernardProfitendieu Gene did not need to practice was smoking, sadly Gene started smokiing very early on in her career in an effort to deepen the the tone of her voice, it was eventually to bring about her death from Emphysema. By the time Gene made the movie Laura Gene had been smoking quite a number of years. Though I agree it does come across as a little strained and awkward looking, however, though Gene was known as 'one take Tierney, there were many retakes by La Shalle, photo/lighting.

  86. AppleSpar

    Is it true that Carly Simon is Mick Jagger in drag?

  87. Tim Bagnall

    is she a he or a she im not quite sure sorry lol shes got low vioce(like a man)

  88. J H Robbins

    I love this song, so I was sampling some of the renditions and to my surprise (Not sure why) Carly's was the best. Her voice is haunting and ethereal just like the movie.

  89. Mark Ramsden

    Utterly beautiful. Ravishing.

  90. mjazzguitar

    @jlmww
    I do remember her saying something about the stage fright thing. She is awesome.

  91. Wes Williams

    @mjazzguitar
    A couple of weeks ago, I was watching Season 1 of Saturday Night Live, and Carly Simon was the only musical guest who didn't appear live. Instead, she filmed them ahead of time. They said it was because she wanted to watch herself on the show, but if you're right about the stage fright, that could explain it.

    Either way, it was a great performance. She always gives great performances.

  92. mjazzguitar

    I heard that it originally had no lyrics. But people loved it so much they came up with some.
    I can't believe she has stage fright, she is such a class act.
    I remember the guy she was married to saying in Rolling Stone that to other guys she's just a f--k. jealous dude.

  93. mjazzguitar

    I heard that it originally had no lyrics. But people loved it so much they came up with some.

  94. angeloamericano

    this is spectacular. I love this song , this arrangement and Carly's singing. Stunning.

  95. Terry Corcoran

    That does it! CARLY...run off with me to Paris and leave that a22hole from North Carolina....{wink}

  96. MassaJim

    Such a hauntingly beautiful song, and to think we heard it as kids performed by the Spike Jones Orchestra in a spoof.

  97. Jenette Brewster

    WHO IS THIS GYPSY SINGER ????

  98. Jenette Brewster

    JACOBI NEVER QUITE CAPTURED HER INNATE BEAUTY --HER LIVE IMAGE IS
    SO VERY PREFERABLE.

  99. Ольга Скрябина

    Fantastic video!^)))5*)/
    Fantastic song!
    BRAVO!!!
    Olga/