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The Man That Got Away

by Michael Rider

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This is a cover of Judy Garland's "The Man That Got Away" that was originally performed in the 1954 version of "A Star Is Born."


(Written by Ira Gershwin)

The night is bitter
The stars have lost their glitter
The winds grow colder
And suddenly you're older
And all because
Of the man
That got away

No more his eager call
The writing's on the wall
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray

The man that won you
Has run off and undone you
That great beginning
Has seen its final inning
Don't know what happened
It's all a crazy game

No more that all time thrill
For you've been through the mill
And never a new love will
Be the same

Good riddance, good-bye
Every trick of his you're on to
But fools will be fools
And where's he gone to

The road gets rougher
It's lonelier and tougher
With hope you burn up
Tomorrow he may turn up
There's just no let up
The live long night and day

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman
Looking for the man
That got away

The man that got away


released June 4, 2021
Vocals: Michael Rider
Piano: Maurice Ross
Mixing/mastering: Kazuhiko Gomi
Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
Composed by: Harold Arlen
Originally performed by Judy Garland for "A Star Is Born"


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