The Day You Leave Me

Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman

Composer Cy Coleman
Lyricist Christopher Gore
Year Written tbd
About The Day You Leave Me
This song was written by one of Tony Bennett’s favorite songwriters, Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Christopher Gore.


On the day you leave me, it still will be spring
Roses will be blooming, and robins will sing
Subways will be running, doorbells will ring
And all in all, the sky won’t fall
The sun won’t suddenly grow colder
Without your arm around my shoulder

On the day you leave me, there still will be stars
Fog in San Francisco, rockets to Mars
Balconies and moonlight, Spanish guitars
But will they be any use to me
For I know after you’ve gone, somehow life will go on
How it will continue, I just don’t have a clue
On the day I don’t have you

Session / Album Information


“On the Day I Leave You” was recorded in January, 1986 and was released that year on The Art of Excellence. The album was orchestrated and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

This recording released on:

  • 1986: Columbia LP 12″: FC 40344 — The Art Of Excellence
  • 1986: CBS LP 12″: 26990 — The Art Of Excellence (UK)
  • 1986: Columbia CD: CK 40344 — The Art Of Excellence
  • 2011: Disc #55 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK54) The Art of Excellence

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