Living Together Growing Together

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PROFILE
Composer Burt Bacharach
Lyricist Hal David
Year Written 1972
About Living Together, Growing Together
“Living Together, Growing Together” was written for the 1972 remake of Lost Horizon, which was not well received by both critics and audiences. Bacharach is on record as saying that the experience of composing the score nearly ended his musical career; he was actually banned from the post-production dubbing sessions by the studio. Unfortunately, the experience also caused a rift with Bacharach’s long-term lyricist, Hal David. The two never worked together again.

Lyrics

Start with a man and you have one.
Add on a woman and then you have two.

Add on a child and what have you got?
You’ve got more than three.
You’ve got what they call a family.

Living together, growing together, just being together,
That’s how it starts.
Three loving hearts all
Pulling together, working together, just building together,
That makes you strong.
If things go wrong we’ll still get along somehow,
Living and growing together.

It just takes wood to build a house.
Fill it with people and you have a home.
Fill it with love and people take root.
It’s just like a tree
Where each branch becomes a family that’s
Living together, growing together, just being together,
That’s how it starts.
Three loving hearts all
Pulling together, working together, just building together,
That makes you strong.
If things go wrong we’ll
Still get along somehow,
Living and growing together.

Living together, growing together, just being together,
That’s how it starts.
Three loving hearts all
Pulling together, working together, just building together,
That makes you strong.
If things go wrong we’ll still get along somehow,
Living and growing
Just like we’re doing now, together.

Session / Album Information

1973

“Living Together, Growing Together ” was recorded on September 15, 1972 and released that year on the album Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits, Volume 7. It was arranged by Don Costa.

This recording released on:

  • 1973: Verve LP 12″: SE 4929 — Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits No. 7
  • 2011: Disc #47 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK46) Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits Volume 7

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