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Losing My Mind
Dorothy Collins Lyrics


The sun comes up
I think about you
The coffee cup
I think about you
I want you so
It's like I'm losing my mind
The morning ends
I think about you
I talk to friends
I think about you
And do they know
It's like I'm losing my mind
All afternoon doing every little chore
The thought of you stays bright
Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor
Not going left
Not going right
I dim the lights
And think about you
Spend sleepless nights
To think about you
You said you loved me
Or were you just being kind
Or am I losing my mind
All afternoon doing every little chore
The thought of you stays bright
Sometimes I stand in the middle of the floor
Not going left
Not going right
I dim the lights
And think about you
Spend sleepless nights
To think about you
You said you loved me
Or were you just being kind
Or am I losing my mind

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larespo1

The quality of her voice, her paying close attention to sustaining pitch throughout, her dynamic range, the legato and vibrato in the voice, so much to say here about this wonderful lady and her incomparable performance of this song. She technically worked it out, Sondheim wrote it with her specifically in mind, and she executed it stunningly. Thanks for this remarkable post. She had a tone quality that was unmistakably hers alone.

Barry Keating

@Laurence Esposito Nothing greater than DM doing that song!!!!!!

Laurence Esposito

@Ed Miller Hi, Ed. I saw Donna Murphy and Victor Garber at the City Center revival. Donna is a friend of mine, we worked together a long time ago. Her Could I Leave You in that production was stunning. Look for that specific performance. I believe it's on YouTube.

Laurence Esposito

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-home-Results&an=&tn=Sondheim+and+Company&kn=&isbn= This is the other book I mentioned. Sondheim and Company. Very good reads both and juicy about all of the cast members.

Laurence Esposito

@Ed Miller Check this book out - https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Was-Possible-Musical-Applause/dp/1557836531; Everything was Possible. About the history from creation to completion of Follies. Also, there's another book by Craig Zadan who also spends entire chapters on each of the Sondheim musicals up to the latest date of publication. Alexis Smith's number "Could I Leave You" was, I believe, written after rehearsals began. Often, Sondheim needs to see how the script reads with the actors before committing to paper his music and lyrics. I think that, among many other things, make him such a great composer/lyricist. The same holds true for Glynnis Johns' "Send in the Clowns." Originally he was going to write a song for Fredrik, but Harold Prince told him to come and see the scene played out, he saw it, went home, and wrote it very quickly. He's on several interviews discussing this.

Laurence Esposito

@Ed Miller If you check out the book, "Everything Was Possible," he discusses how Sondheim came about composing both Dorothy Collins' and Alexis Smith's songs. Could I Leave You was also composed during rehearsals. The music for Follies is so big, it actually is equal to the amount of 2 shows. AND, by today's voters, would never have lost the Best Musical Tony. The same holds true for Glynnis Johns' Send In The Clowns. It was also composed during rehearsals. There's another great book called Sondheim and Company. Great read. Hard to find books now.

Erica DuLac

The song has so much more resonance and a sense of palpable pain with reference to the experience of repressed desire, when it is delivered in this masterly, controlled, somewhat bewildered fashion. Perfection from the Lady who gave us the song first.

Peter Robinson

"Comparison is the thief of joy." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Craig Richard Nelson

Peter Robinson, you made my day!

Bill Brimmer

That is an acting lesson in how to deliver a Broadway tune. Simply marvelous!

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