Best singer in the world still alive

My Streisand LP’s
I am a fan of Barbra Streisand ever since I was a kid. Barbra was my first unattainable love. I loved everything about her. Her wit, her perkiness, her voice and I thought – and still think – she is the most beautiful woman in the whole wide world. I didn’t understand people were being sarcastic about her looks. Why didn’t they see the strength, beauty, the femininity and the fragility, I saw? No one can sing ballads like my Barbra. And no one ever will. She herself has redefined Ballads forever. 

One less bell to answer/A house is not a home

My absolute favorite ballad is a 7 minute song, two songs actually woven into one, breathtaking ballad. Everyone knows John Miles “Music”, where two songs intensify each other. Before John Miles did this, Barbra already done that in this ballad. Like the Miles’ song this song is long, seven minutes.

It is not like the crap you hear today, it’s a close your eyes song.

Please close your eyes and do not look at the beautiful pictures of Barbra and just concentrate on the music. Your loved one has left you and your first reaction is of course: “I am glad you’re gone, have a nice life. But after that slowly the loneliness sets in. And inevitably, desperation.

Everyone who’s heart is broken once should read under the video the text of  “a House is not a home”. It is of infinite sadness. 

Video from a 1971 TV-show

This video is from the Burt Bacharach television show in the seventies. 1971, that is 43 years ago. And miss Streisand, my miss Streisand, looks so stunning, so… overwhelming beautiful here. But don’t forget to close your eyes.

Lyrics

“One Less Bell To Answer / A House Is Not A Home”
Mmm. . .
One less bell to answer
One less egg to fry
One less man to pick up after
I should be happy
But all I do is cry, cry
No more laughter
(Oh I should be happy)
Oh why did he go
I only know that since he left
My life’s so empty
Though I try to forget
It just can’t be done
Each time the doorbell rings
I still run
I don’t know haw in the world
To stop thinking of him
(I should be happy)
‘Cause I still. love him so
I end each day the way I started
Crying my heart out
(Start and end each day crying)
One less bell to answer
One less egg to fry
One less man
(One less man)
To pick up after
No more laughter, no more laughter
Since he went away
(Since he went away)
Since he went away
Mmm… a chair is still a chair
Even when there’s no one sitting there
But a chair is not a house
And a house is not a home
When there’ s no one there
To hold you tight and no one there
You can kiss goodnight
A room is still a room
Even when there’s nothing ever gloom
But a room is not a house
And a house is not a home
When the two of us are far apart
And one of us has a broken heart
Now and then I call your name
And suddenly your face appears
But it’s just a crazy game
And when it ends, it ends in tears
So darling, have a heart
Don’t let one mistake keep us apart
Oh, I’m not meant to live alone
Turn this house into a home
When I climb the stairs and turn the key
Oh please, be there still in love with me
One less bell to answer
Each time the doorbell rings I still run
One less egg to fry
(I got one less man)
To pick up after
(No more laughter)
No more laughter
No more laughter…
Since he went away,
(Since he went away)
Since he went away…
All I do is cry…
Writer(s): Hal David, Burt F. Bacharach
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