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Anticipation Lyrics

Artist: Carly Simon
Album: Anticipation

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

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin' me late
Is keepin' me waitin'

And I tell you how easy it feels to be with you
And how right your arms feel around me
But I, I rehearsed those lines just late last night
When I was thinkin' about how right tonight might be

Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin' me late
Is keepin' me waitin'

And tomorrow we might not be together
I'm no prophet and I don't know nature's ways
So I'll try and see into your eyes right now
And stay right here 'cause these are the good old days

(These are the good old days)
And stay right here 'cause these are the good old days
(These are the good old days)
(These are the good old days)
(These are the good old days)
(These are.....the good old days)
Comments/Interpretations
by carly on 5/28/2008 11:58pm
did you know that this was made famous by a heinz ketchup commercial.
so amazing
by expat princess on 6/9/2008 6:12am
Is that really Carly? see my blog www.expatprincess.com for an hommage to one of my favorite songstress'.
by Mark on 8/4/2008 5:57am
Song Carly wrote about Cat Stevens
by artgirl on 9/1/2008 11:16am
this was written for cat steevens now known as yusuf islam... they were lovers in the early 70's
by willi green on 9/6/2008 2:21pm
Cat Stevens song Angelsea is about Carly Simon. The intentionally garbled refrain, if you listen very closely, is the chorus singing the name "Carly Simon..."
by Cliff on 11/2/2008 6:19pm
This song and these lyrics were co-written by Carly and her old friend Jacob Brackman. He was into a Zen kinda thing and wrote this- it is a good song.
by dmotel on 9/27/2009 12:24am
This song was actually written about her lover (and husband) James Taylor earlier in their relationship. She wrote it one night waiting for him to arrive for a date.
by jimmy on 10/12/2009 4:37pm
Did you know Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) and Warren Beatty wrote this while waiting for a threesome-date with James Taylor?
by Patrick Koch on 10/28/2009 5:18pm
Good Stuff
by Irving on 12/8/2009 2:27pm
Umm, the ketchup commercial came along LONG after this song had already been a big hit. The commercial had nothing to do with it's being a hit originally. (But did help further sales of the track when the commercial came out.)
by goofy on 3/18/2010 1:29pm
This song is about Carly, James, and Cat Stevens wanting a foursome with Heinze ketchup.
by Smilez on 5/21/2010 9:47pm
Me thinkz some have too much time on their handz
by toothpuller on 5/23/2010 7:22pm
They got it wrong! The line is "I rehearsed those WORDS just late last night" not 'lines'! Get it right, people!
by Nancy Fox on 9/13/2010 7:48pm
I love this song. I sing it to my husband all the time.
by laura on 11/30/2010 10:26pm
this song always makes me cry.
by Warren on 3/25/2011 6:58pm
And I waited a long time.
by john ws on 4/20/2011 5:21pm
I know this song for 30 years but didn't realize how beautiful the lyrics is until slow acoustic version.
by dairys torre on 7/12/2011 1:59pm
eto no es mas estupido no se xq. q perdida de tiempo, no sirve d nada.... q porqueria tan grande..........
by JL on 8/23/2011 6:02am
Carly 5/28/08

NO! you have it backwards...

Silly kid.
Tricks are for kids...

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by Willie N. on 9/19/2011 7:43pm
It amazes me what gets around. Simon wrote "Anticipation" as heard in an interview and an article in Rolling Stone about her excitement awaiting Cat Stevens to arrive for their first date. She finally revealed after decades that "You're So Vain" was about Warren Beatty (big surprise). Bet your house on it. I doubt Beatty ever wrote any song of recognition.
by tracy on 5/22/2012 2:44pm
no...but maybe warren "shampoo'd" her hair!!!!HAHAHAH!
by Wow on 9/20/2013 4:36pm
Man, Carly Simon sure did get around!
by Sun on 1/13/2014 6:39pm
Lest we forget that the alleged source of Carly's anticipation later backed Ayatollah Khomeni's Fatwa death threat against author Salmon Rushdie for writing the Satanic Verses - a book supposedly blasphemous against Islam. When an artist - even a former and fatuous artist of little consequence supports a death threat against a fellow artist because of his ideas - his writings, then should we not, as freedom loving fans react by NEVER UTTERING HIS DAMNED NAME AGAIN!!!


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