Coming In And Out Of Your Life

Album: Memories (1981)
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  • Recorded by Barbra Streisand on Columbia and running 4:10, "Coming In And Out Of Your Life" or "Comin' In And Out Of Your Life" is a previously unreleased track which appeared on Memories, a compilation of (largely) previously recorded material. The sheet music is credited to Richard Parker and Bobby Whiteside.

    Although a fairly run-of-the mill love song, it has a special meaning for one woman. On December 9, 1981, Maureen Faulkner's husband Daniel was working the graveyard shift patrolling the streets of Philadelphia. After eating dinner the previous night, he and Maureen went upstairs to get a couple of hours sleep. As she wrote more than two decades later: 'We had a clock radio and I'll never forget that, when the radio alarm came on, we were lying in each others arms and Barbra Steisand was singing "Coming In and Out of Your Life." That song has never stopped haunting me."

    Maureen Faulkner would never see her husband alive again. In the small hours, he was shot dead by Mumia Abu-Jamal during the course of a routine traffic stop. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


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