Where Do You Go From Love

Charles DeForest

Charles DeForest


PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Charles DeForest
Year Written unknown
About Where Do You Go From Love
This song was written by New York cabaret artist Charles DeForest. DeForest got his professional start as a singer for the Benny Goodman Orchestra, but soon set out on his own as a performer in piano bars and cabarets in Manhattan. He won several awards for his cabaret work, including those from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets in 1994 and 1996 and the Mabel Mercer Foundation in 1992. Mr. DeForest died in 1992.

Lyrics

A man all alone
Holds all the aces
Doesn’t he? Doesn’t he?

All the pretty people
All the trendy places
Who needs to come home
To those same old embraces

A man all alone
Holds all the aces
Doesn’t he? Doesn’t he?

There’s that Pulitzer Prize
I’ve been meaning to read
Maybe work up my tennis
Get that old college speed
Sure, can’t you tell
that’s just what I need
Where do you go from love?

Cheer the Jets and the Mets
Like a good little fan
Be the champ of the Hamptons
In vodka and tan
A laugh a minute
According to plan
Where do you go from love?

Then there’s Regine’s
And I’m a pretty mean dancer
They say backgammon’s
The game for me

Good old freedom, ah yes
That’s the answer
I’ll drink to that
In fact, so would she

There’s the Bolshoi, there’s Sondheim
The latest premiere
Every season’s a festival
City of cheer
It’s just my ingratitude
Showing I fear
Where do you go from love?

We’re closer I hear
To Venus every year
Where do you go …
Where do you go from love?

Session / Album Information

1989

“Where Do You Go From Love” was recorded in May, 1989 and was released the following year on Astoria: Portrait of the Artist. It was arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 1990: Columbia CD: CK 45348 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist
  • 1990: CBS/Sony CD: CSCS-5057 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [Japan]
  • 1990: CBS LP 12″: 4660051 — Astoria. Portrait Of The Artist [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #57 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK56) Astoria: Portrait of the Artist
  • 2013: Sony Music Entertainment: 98381 — Astoria: Portrait Of The Artist

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