A Song For YouWords & Music by Leon Russell
Recorded by The Carpenters, 1972
E7sus4 AM7 C#7 I've been so many places in my life and time, F#m7 C#m7-5 Cdim B7 I've sung a lot of songs, I've made some bad rhyme, D Cdim AM7/9 AM7 I've acted out my life in sta - ges D Bm7-5 F#m7 With ten thousand people watching -- D9 Dm6 AM7 F#m7 B7 E7sus4 A But we're alone now and I'm singin' this song for you. E7sus4 AM7 C#7 I know your image of me is what I hope to be; F#m7 C#m7-5 Cdim B7 I've treated you unkindly but baby can't you see D Cdim AM7/9 AM7 There's no one more important to me? D Bm7-5 F#m7 Baby can't you please see through me, D9 Dm6 AM7 F#m7 B7 E7sus4 A 'Cause we're alone now and I'm singin' this song for you. Bridge: F#m C#7 You taught me precious secrets A7 D9 Dm6 Bm7-5 Of the truth, withholdin' nothin', E7/6 Cdim A G#7 You came out in front and I was hiding; F#m C#7 But now I'm so much better, D B7 And if my words don't come together, D9 C#m7-5 F#7 Bm7 Bm7-5 E7sus4 E Listen to the melody 'cause my love's in there, hi - ding. E7sus4 AM7 C#7 I love you in a place where there's no space or time; F#m7 C#m7-5 Cdim B7 I love you for my life, you are a friend of mine, D Cdim AM7/9 AM7 D Bm7-5 F#m7 And when my life is o - ver, remember when we were together -- D9 Dm6 AM7 F#m7 B7 E7sus4 A We were alone and I was singin' this song for you.
*Andy Williams scored a minor (#82) hit with this in 1971, but to me the song is so prototypically The Carpenters in my mind that I'm going with an attribution from the heart rather than the head.