"Any Day Now" as written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard....
Any day now I will hear you say
Goodbye my love
You'll be on your way
Then my wild beautiful bird
You will have flown
Any day now I'll be all alone
Oh, oh, oh

Any day now, when your restless eyes
Meet someone new
To my sad surprise
Then the blue shadow will fall all over town
Any day now
Love will let me down
Oh, oh, oh

I know I shouldn't want to keep you
If you don't want to stay, yeah
Until you've gone forever
I'll be holding on for dear life
Holding you this way
Begging you to stay

Any day now
When the clock strikes go
You'll call it off
Then my tears will flow
Then the blue shadow will fall all over town
Any day now
Love will let me down
Oh, oh, oh

Oh, any day now
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, any day now
Don't fly away my beautiful bird

Don't fly away my beautiful bird


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"Any Day Now" as written by Burt Bacharach Bob Hilliard

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    General CommentTwo thoughts:
    1) I love Elvis slight shift in the original Bacharach lyric, "And the blue shadow will fall all over town." In the original, it's "the blue shadows," plural. Elvis's shadow is encompassing, specific, familiar—he's known it before. And it's a single shadow that sweeps over everything, in a vast hypallage. Of course, it is neither the city nor the shadow even that is blue. He is, and because he is, everything to him is colored that way. The shadow anticipates his blues, the depths of his depression.

    2) Another piece of anticipatory rhetoric, "then my wild beautiful bird, you will have flown." The use of the future perfect signifies that by the time his love meets another man, she will already have been gone. Meeting someone knew here is the effect, not the cause of her departure. She is gone already, in fact. The singer is struggling to acknowledge what he already knows: love has already let him down, already he finds himself alone, and already his love has left. He is awaiting her material departure from his life as a sad formality.
    Caecuson May 20, 2016   Link

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