This Could Be The Start of Something Big

Steve Allen

Steve Allen


PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Steve Allen
Year Written 1956
About This Could Be The Start of Something Big
“This Could Be the Start of Something Big” was written by multi-talented Steve Allen. Allen was the first host of The Tonight Show in 1953. He was also an accomplished pianist and singer and, as evidenced by this song, a fine composer as well.

Lyrics

You’re walkin’ along the street or you’re at a party
Or else you’re alone and then you suddenly dig
You’re looking in someones eyes and you suddenly realize
This could be the start of something big

You’re dining at Twenty-one and watchin’ your diet
Declining a Charlotte Russe, accepting a fig
When out of a clear blue sky, it’s suddenly gal and guy
This could be the start of something big

There’s no controlling the unrolling of your fate, my friend
Who knows what’s written in the magic book
But if a lover, you’ll discover at the gate, my friend
Invite her in without a second look

You’re up in an aeroplane or you’re dining at Sardi’s
Or else you’re alone and then you suddenly think
You suddenly hear a bell, right away you can tell
This could be the start of something
This could be the heart of something
This could be the start of something, something big

Session / Album Information

1962

“This Could Be the Start of Something Big” was recorded live at Tony Bennett’s concert at Carnegie Hall on June 9, 1962, but was not released until 1997 on the album Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall: Complete Concert. Ralph Sharon arranged the song.

This recording released on:

  • 1997: Columbia CD: C2K 64609 — At Carnegie Hall June 9, 1962: Complete Concert
  • 2011: Disc #25 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK24) Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall

1964

“This Could Be The Start Of Something Big” was recorded on April 8, 1964 and released in 2011 on Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On, as part of the 2011 Complete Collection. It was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: Disc #74 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK72) Tony Bennett Live at the Sahara: From This Moment On

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