Album: Premiere Collection (1981)
Charted: 6
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  • Daylight, see the dew on the sunflower
    And a rose that is fading
    Roses whither away like the sunflower
    I yearn to turn my face to the dawn
    I am waiting for the day

    Midnight, not a sound from the pavement
    Has the moon lost her memory?
    She is smiling alone in the lamplight
    The withered leaves collect at my feet
    And the wind begins to moan

    Memory, all alone in the moonlight
    I can smile at the old days, I was beautiful then
    I remember the time I knew what happiness was
    Let the memory live again

    Every street lamp
    Seems to beat a fatalistic warning
    Someone mutters and the street lamp gutters
    And soon it will be morning

    Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise
    I must think of a new life
    And I mustn't give in when the dawn comes
    Tonight will be a memory too
    And a new day will begin

    Burnt out ends of smoky days
    The stale cold smell of morning
    The street lamp dies, another night is over
    Another day is dawning

    Touch me, it's so easy to leave me
    All alone with the memory
    Of my days in the sun if you touch me
    You'll understand what happiness is

    A new day has begun Writer/s: Andrew Lloyd Webber, T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn, Zdenek Hruby
    Publisher: CONSALAD CO., Ltd., Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Princess Karlia Craig from Mackay, Queenslandmy mum loves this song because it’s beautiful and it’s really wholesome.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 7th 1982, the original Broadway production of 'Cats' debut Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City...
    The musical closed on September 10th, 2000 after a total of 7,485 performances...
    {See the next post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 14th 1982, "Memory" by Barbra Streisand entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; eventually it peaked at #52 and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    And exactly nine months later to the day; on November 20th, 1982, Barry Manilow's covered version entered the Top 100 at position #79; and on January 9th, 1983 it reached #39 (for 2 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart; Mr. Manilow's version peaked at #8 while Ms. Streisand's reached #9.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdBarbra Streisand recorded the song before it came to Broadway and Barry Manilow's version made it into the Top 10.
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