Lyrics to
Three Days

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

This version of Three Days was released by Carly Simon in 1971.

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If I have known you only three days
Then how will I remember you in ten?
But I could swear I’ll love you always
And if the gods will please be kind
Darling, I’ll be with you soon, soon again.

And on the road you have some good times
But when the show is over you go home
And it hurts me so to leave you behind,
And lordy I feel lonesome,
Lonesome for the you I might have known.

You’ll be in L.A. in the morning
And I’ll be in London by sundown
But when I sing, my song is filled with longing
And the memory of your last look
The way you took me by suprise
And the way you turned my head around
And the way you turned my head around.


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Three Days. 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 Three Days 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 Three Days 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.

Some folks are interested in word and phrase etymology. It is easy to understand the lyrics to Three Days by Carly Simon if you think through it. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Three Days" means the words set to the music of Three Days, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Three Days and the lyrics to Three Days are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Three Days, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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