Barry Manilow - Read ‘Em and Weep

A Read ‘Em and Weep (Full-length version) 5:29 Jim Steinman
B1 Even Now (live) Barry Manilow / Marty Panzer
B2 We’ll Meet Again (live) Parker Charles
B3 One Voice (live) Barry Manilow

Side A
Produced and Directed by Jim Steinman
Arranged by Jim Steinman and The Band
Associate producer: John Jansen
Mixed by Jim Steinman, John Jansen and Neil Dorfsman

Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, and Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park; Engineer - Greg Edwards;
Additional Recording at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands; Engineer - Janfred Arendsen; Skyline Studios, New York; Engineer - Arthur Payson.

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York City

Production Coordination by Don Ketteler

So many words! Jim Steinman is an incredibly talented man. I think he wrote and produced a fine sounding record. Don’t you? Barry Manilow

Side B
Produced by Barry Manilow
Associate in Production and Engineer: Michael Delugg

Label Cat.No. F. Y. C. Notes
1 Arista ARIST551 7″ 1983 UK omits B1 & B2
1 Arista ARIST 12 551 12″ 1983 UK

Read ‘Em And Weep

I’ve been trying for hours just to think of what exactly to say
I thought I’d leave you with a letter or a fiery speech
Like when an actor makes an exit at the end of a play

And I’ve been dying for hours, trying to fill up all the holes with some sense
I’d like to know why you gave up and you threw it away
I’d like to give you all the reasons and what everything meant

Well I could tell you Goodbye, or maybe, See you around
With just a touch of a sarcastic Thanks
We started out with a bang and at the top of the world
Now the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks

And everything’s blank

If I could only find the words then I would write them all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it’s there in my eyes, oh can’t you see me tonight?
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

If I could only find the words then I would write them all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it’s there in my eyes, oh can’t you see me tonight?
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

I’ve been whispering softly, trying to build a cry up into a scream
We’ll let the past slip away and put the future on hold
Now the present is nothing but a hollowed out dream

I’ve been dreamin’ forever, hoping that something would eventualy come
I saw your eyes in the dark, I felt your kiss on my lips
And traced your body in the air until the bodies were numb

Well I could tell you Goodbye, or maybe, See you around
With just a touch of a sarcastic Thanks
But now the rooms are all empty, the candles are dark
The guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks

And everything’s blank

If I could only find the words then I would write them all down
If I could only find a voice I would speak
Oh it’s there in my eyes, oh can’t you see me tonight?
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

It there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It’s running silent and angry and deep
It’s there in my eyes and it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em and weep

(read ‘em and weep)
For all the hours we’ll be spending alone
(read ‘em and weep)
For the dreams we’ll ignore
(running silent and deep)
And all those promises we promised to keep: they won’t be kept anymore

(read ‘em and weep)
For the magic that our bodies had made
(read ‘em and weep)
For the blood that we’ve lost
(running silent and deep)
And all those secrets that we somehow betrayed–for whatever the cost

(read ‘em and weep)
And for the memories still alive in the bed
(read ‘em and weep)
For the lies we believed
(running silent and deep)
And all the things that will have never been said:

Why don’t you look at me and read ‘em and weep?

C’mon and look at me and read ‘em...

It’s there in my eyes and coming straight from my heart
It’s running silent and angry and deep
It’s there in my eyes, it’s all I can say
C’mon and look at me and read ‘em, and weep.....

© 1981 Edward Marks Music Corp (BMI), Neverland Music Publishing Co. (BMI), Peg Music Co. (BMI)