"Touch Me in the Morning" as written by Ronald N. Miller and Michael Masser....
Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday

(Hey!)
Wasn't it me who said that
Nothing good's gonna last forever?
And wasn't it me who said
Let's just be glad for the time together?
It must've been hard to tell me
That you've given all you had to give
I can understand you're feeling that way
Everybody's got their life to live

Well, I can say goodbye in the cold morning light
But I can't watch love die in the warmth of the night
If I've got to be strong
Don't you know I need to have tonight when you're gone?
'Till you go I need to lie here and think about
The last time that you'll touch me in the morning
Then just close the door
Leave me as you found me, empty like before

(Hey!)
Wasn't it yesterday
We used to laugh at the wind behind us?
Didn't we run away and hope
That time wouldn't try to find us (Didn't we run)
Didn't we take each other
To a place where no one's ever been?
Yeah, I really need you near me tonight
'Cause you'll never take me there again
Let me watch you go
With the sun in my eyes
We've seen how love can grow
Now we'll see how it dies

If I've got to be strong
Don't you know I need to have tonight when you're gone?
'Till you go I need to hold you until the time
Your hands reach out and touch me in the morning
(Mornings where blue and gold and we could feel one another living)
Then just walk away
(We walked with a dream to hold and we could take what the world was giving)
We don't have tomorrow,
(There's no tomorrow here, there's only love and the time to chase it)
But we had yesterday
(But yesterday's gone my love, there's only now and it's time to face it)
Touch me in the morning...



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"Touch Me in the Morning" as written by Ron Miller Michael Masser

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    Song FactAccording to Elaine Woo, who wrote a biobit for Michael Masser (LA Times July 16, 2015), "Touch Me in the Morning" was written in remembrance of his former marriage. Masser had an idylic life before he went and followed his muse; for some reason, his marriage dissolved after he decided to leave his successful career as a stockbroker to become a songwriter.

    "Born in Chicago on March 24, 1941, he grew up in a Jewish family with parents who wanted him to become a lawyer. An obedient son, he attended law school at the University of Illinois and became a successful stockbroker and theatrical agent in New York. He had what he described as a "seemingly perfect life," with a wife, two children and a farm in Vermont, but he was unhappy.

    At the urging of a friend, he went to a psychiatrist and said that what he really wanted to do was write music.

    "He said, 'What's the problem with that?' I told him that didn't go over well in my family," Masser recalled in the Chicago Sun-Times. "He listened, took my money and said, 'Here's a note of permission to write music. That's all you need to clear your conscience.' "

    At 30, Masser started to write music, even though he had no formal training beyond piano lessons in high school. He sent a song to music publisher Lou Levy, who forwarded it to Johnny Mercer, the Oscar-winning lyricist-composer.

    Mercer liked it enough that when Masser's marriage broke up, he offered the aspiring songwriter temporary lodging in his guest house in Los Angeles.

    "The biggest thing I got from Johnny was, 'Don't rush a song,' " Masser recalled in the Palm Springs Desert Sun in 2002.

    After talking his way into Motown's offices, Masser spent two years working with Ross on "Touch Me in the Morning," which he said was partly inspired by the end of his marriage....
    e106586135on July 26, 2015   Link

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