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Diary by Bread

Album: Baby I'm-A Want YouReleased: 1972Charted:
15
  • This song is about a boy who is in love with a girl. He finds her diary and reads it, only to find out she is in love with someone else. Bread keyboard player David Gates made up the story.
  • The unusual sound that plays through the track is a guitar run through a synthesizer. (thanks, Nick - Paramus, NJ, for above 2)
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Comments: 8

On April 16th 1972, "Diary" by Bread entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #81; and on June 4th it peaked at #15 (for 2 weeks) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
Between 1970 and 1977 the group had thirteen records make the Top 100; with six making the Top 10 and one reaching #1 ("Make It With You" for 1 week in 1970)...
Besides "Diary", they had two other records peak at #15; "Sweet Surrender" and "Aubrey"...
R.I.P. James Griffin (guitarist, 1943 - 2005), Michael Botts (drummer, 1944 - 2005), and Larry Knechtel (bassist, 1940 - 2009).
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
I can't understand that line... "And as I go through my life, he will give to HER his WIFE?" Is that his wife's love is waiting for is a LESBIAN? Because he will to HER his wife? I'm so curious please answer it :)Gilbert - Quezon City, Philippines
In 1959 Neil Sedaka released a completely different song titled "Diary", it peaked at No. 14, one position higher than Bread's song...Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
What an suprising end to such a beautiful song.Bill - Tuscon, Az
when the first time i heard it, i just laugh.... coz i remember the time when my crush got my diary.... its so funny.... hahahaLadylhai - Q.c., Philippines
I think it's supposed to be disconcerting air, not disconcerting wishJeff - Columbia, Md
What a painful song! I mean, it's great, but painful for the one who's perspective it's from. Incredible love the dude shows, singing at the end, "and as I go through my life, I will wish for her HIS wife, all the sweet things she can find, all the sweet things THEY can find." Talk about true love, eh? Completely selfless. A much bigger man than I could ever be! Excellent lyrics.Lench - La Mirada, Ca
This song is absolutely beautiful. The story is very moving and is woven together so well. But then I expect no less from David Gates, one of the best songwriters of his generation but rarely mentioned in discussions about such things.Mark - Mchenry, Il