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Monday, September 29, 2008

I'll Never Be the Same

By Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli & Gus Kahn
1932

While still members of Paul Whiteman's successful orchestra, Malneck & Signorelli composed this tune as "Little Buttercup", but Kahn soon added a somewhat depressing lyric that contrasted interestingly with the melody's major key. Mildred Bailey (pictured) introduced the song in its complete form.

Lyrics:

I'll never be the same,
Life has lost its meaning for me.
I'll never be the same,
Nothing's what it once used to be.

And when the songbirds that sing
Tell me it's spring,
I don't believe their song.
Once love was king,
But kings can be wrong.

I'll never be the same,
There is such an ache in my heart.
I'll never be the same,
Since we're apart.

Though there's a lot that a smile can hide,
I know down deep inside,
I'll never be the same,
Never be the same again.

Recorded By:

Diana Krall
Frank Sinatra
Ruth Etting
Artie Shaw

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