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Anticipation

Released by Carly Simon in 1971
From the Album: Anticipation |

This version of Anticipation was released by Carly Simon in 1971.

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We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway
And I wonder if I’m really with you now
Or just chasing after some finer day.

Anticipation, Anticipation
Is making me late
Is keeping me waiting

And I tell you how easy it is to be with you
And how right your arms feel around me.
Bit I rehearsed those words just late last night
When I was thinking about how right tonight might be.

Anticipation, Anticipation
Is making me late
Is keeping me waiting

And tomorrow we might not be together
I’m no prophet, I don’t know natures way
So I’ll try to see into your eyes right now
And stay right here, ’cause these are the good old days.


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Anticipation. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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The lyrics for Anticipation are defined as the words making up the song released by Carly Simon in 1971. It also includes the verses and words used by the background chorus in the song. Like many hit songs, the lyrics to Anticipation have different meanings to different people. While it is clear in some of the lyrics what the artist is trying to really say, only Carly Simon and those working with them know all of the meanings behind all of the lyrics to their songs.

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