The Top 10 Kander & Ebb Songs

By Ben Rimalower
12 Oct 2013

3. "Sometimes A Day Goes By" from Woman of the Year

 



 

I find "Sometimes A Day Goes By" so poignant and moving musically with lyrics so simple and basic, that I feel it captures the very language of our emotions. It's like when the doctor asks you to describe the intensity of a pain you're experiencing — you just look for the most concise way to convey your truth with little or no comment. That's what I hear in lyrics like, "It's hardly every day. It's most unusual." And the melody is nothing short of rapturous. As a matter of fact, my one complaint about "Sometimes A Day Goes By" is that it's most well-known as a medley with The Happy Time's "I Don't Remember You" as performed in And the World Goes Round, so you more often hear it that way, and I couldn't find a single acceptable YouTube video of the song by itself.

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