Lush Life is a 1967 album by Nancy Wilson, arranged by Billy May, Sid Feller, and Oliver Nelson.
This song is by Nancy Wilson and appears on the album Today, Tomorrow, Forever (1964).
Artist: Nancy Wilson. Album: Miscellaneous. You won't really fall in love For you can't take the chance So be honest with yourself Don't try to fake romance. It's the good life To be free and explore the unknown Like the heartaches when you learn You must face them alone. Please remember I still want you And in case you wonder why Well, just wake up Kiss the good life goodbye. Submit lyrics correction →. 55k.
Nancy Wilson: That was the first successful single. With that album, there was a guy that was out in the marketplace wining and dining and, um, apparently, bribing the radio guys. Because airplay meant everything in those times. Nancy: The acoustic intro was written with the song in mind. What I was trying to get at was a thing like what Paul Simon had done on his version of "Anji. I took that sort of tempo and groove and put it in the key of the song and worked on it for a couple of days.
Today, Tomorrow, Forever. They're all good choices for her breathy voice and occasional improvisations, especially "One Note Samba" and "Wives and Lovers. On them, Wilson plays with the notes and rhythm, making a pair of lighthearted songs even more playful and irresistible than they had been previously. The arrangements (by her husband, Kenny Dennis) are less reliable, however. Most are sympathetic and unobtrusive (as they should be), but a few are reliant on goofy organ leads that don't quite mesh with Wilson's voice - and were probably inserted merely for commercial reasons.