Engelbert Humperdinck - The Man I Want to Be
  • Release Date: November 24, 2017
  • Catalog No: OK 90154-2
  • Label: OK!Good
  • Type: Albums
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Engelbert Humperdinck – The Man I Want to Be

  • Absolute Beginner

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      It’s like taking that first breath or taking that first step
      Dreaming that first dream finding out my voice can sing
      Like a first heartbeat or opening up my eyes
      Seeing the sunrise light an impossibly blue sky
      It’s like I’m waking up to a new brighter day
      And I will never understand how you got me feeling this way

      Cause I’ve been around the world
      Pulled down a million stars
      I’ve seen the dark side of the moon
      I’ve been the heartbreaker
      I’ve been the heartbroken
      So how can it be when I’m with you
      I’m an absolute beginner

      I’ve held a hand before some kind of love I’ve sworn
      Then I slowly watched those words lose their shine
      But never felt this kind of wonder never felt it pull me under
      And somehow lift me up at the same time
      It’s like I’m waking up to a new brighter day
      And I will never understand how you got me feeling this way

      Cause I’ve been around the world
      Pulled down a million stars
      I’ve seen the dark side of the moon
      I’ve been the heartbreaker
      I’ve been the heartbroken
      So how can it be when I’m with you
      I’m an absolute beginner

      It’s like I’m waking up to a new brighter day
      And I will never understand how you got me feeling this way

      Cause I’ve been around the world
      Pulled down a million stars
      I’ve seen the dark side of the moon
      I’ve been the heartbreaker
      I’ve been the heartbroken
      So what I say should not be true
      I’m an absolute beginner…
      With you

  • The Man I Want to Be

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      Sometimes I feel a shadow fall across my heart
      Sometimes the distance and the sadness is too hard
      And you try your best to reach me
      But I can’t reach back for you
      I know that I’m not easy when there’s just no getting through

      I’m sorry if I ever made you feel unsure
      Made you think I didn’t love you any more
      When I don’t know how to show it
      When my heart is trying to hide
      Darling can’t you see it in my eyes

      You are the light, you are the sun
      You are the one right thing when my whole world is wrong
      And through it all you still love me
      For the man I am and the man I want to be

      When my troubles weigh me down you take the weight
      Your love for me is like a bridge that never breaks
      And for all my faults and failings you can see a better man
      Somehow you still take me as I am

      You are the light, you are the sun
      You are the one right thing when my whole world is wrong
      And through it all you still love me
      For the man I am and the man I want to be

      You’re the northern star that guides me
      When the shoreline can’t be found
      You’re the one that understands me
      When the rain is coming down

      You are the light, you are the sun
      You are the one right thing when my whole world is wrong
      And through it all you still love me
      For the man I am and the man I want to be

      You are the light, you are the sun
      You are the spark of inspiration in my song
      And through it all you still love me
      For the man I am and the man I want to be
      For the man I am and the man I want to be

  • Just the Way You Are

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      Oh, her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like they're not shining
      Her hair, her hair falls perfectly without her trying
      She's so beautiful
      And I tell her every day.

      Yeah, I know, I know when I compliment her, she won't believe me
      And it's so, it's so sad to think that she doesn't see what I see
      But every time she ask me do I look okay?
      I say

      When I see your face
      There's not a thing that I would change
      'Cause you're amazing
      Just the way you are

      And when you smile
      The whole world stops and stares for a while
      'Cause girl, you're amazing
      Just the way you are

      Her lips, her lips, I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
      Her laugh her laugh, she hates but I think it's so sexy
      She's so beautiful
      And I tell her everyday

      Oh, you know, you know, you know I'd never ask you to change
      If perfect's what you're searching for, then just stay the same
      So don't even bother asking if you look okay
      You know I'll say

      When I see your face
      There's not a thing that I would change
      'Cause you're amazing
      Just the way you are

      And when you smile
      The whole world stops and stares for a while
      'Cause girl, you're amazing
      Just the way you are

      The way you are
      The way you are
      Girl, you're amazing
      Just the way you are

      When I see your face
      There's not a thing that I would change
      'Cause you're amazing
      Just the way you are

      And when you smile
      The whole world stops and stares for a while
      'Cause girl, you're amazing
      Just the way you are

  • How Can You Live With Yourself

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      I still remember the girl who lived next door
      “Love Me Tender” was on the radio

      And I'm sure the road from now to then
      Is long and even when it all gets old
      The glamour and the gold and lies

      The call of fame doesn't sound so loud
      Above the vacant crowd

      How can you live with yourself
      When you're dying to be somebody else
      All I could give couldn't shatter the spell
      But I'll wait to bid a fond farewell
      I don't know why

      All we promised and all that disappeared
      Even through the darkness survived for all these years

      Here we are after all this time
      With nothing left to try

      How can you live with yourself
      When you're dying to be somebody else
      All I could give couldn't shatter the spell
      But I'll wait to bid a fond farewell
      How can you live with yourself
      When you wish that you were somebody else

      Here we are after all this time
      With nothing left to try

      How can you live with yourself
      When you're dying to be somebody else
      All I could give couldn't shatter the spell
      But I'll wait to bid a fond farewell
      How can you live with yourself
      When you wish that you were somebody else

      How can you live
      How can you live

  • Just Like the First Time

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      Those places in my mind are never hard to find
      And where it all began
      Such golden memories
      I hope will never change
      A face of innocence
      The girl I asked to dance
      At only seventeen
      Though my show was soon undone
      I knew you were the one

      You don’t know me now
      But in some way, somehow
      Maybe there’s a moment you are mine
      So I hope you fall in love again each day
      Just like the first time

      I’ll never have too much
      Your smile your tender touch
      A thousand times a day
      But when the morning comes I’ll be the face you see
      As tides may ebb and flow
      Your thoughts may come and go
      But you are not alone
      Let’s live the here and now
      As long as the fates allow

      You don’t know me now
      But in some way, somehow
      Maybe there’s a moment you are mine
      So I hope you fall in love again each day
      Just like the first time

      I hope you fall in love again each day
      I’ll be there for you in every way
      So I hope you fall in love again each day
      Just like the first time

  • Photograph

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      Loving can hurt, loving can hurt sometimes
      But it's the only thing that I know
      When it gets hard, you know it can get hard sometimes
      It is the only thing makes us feel alive

      We keep this love in a photograph
      We made these memories for ourselves
      Where our eyes are never closing
      Hearts are never broken
      And time's forever frozen still

      So you can keep me
      Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
      Holding me closer 'til our eyes meet
      You won't ever be alone, wait for me to come home

      Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul
      And it's the only thing that I know, know
      I swear it will get easier
      Remember that with every piece of you
      Hm, and it's the only thing we take with us when we die

      Hm, we keep this love in this photograph
      We made these memories for ourselves
      Where our eyes are never closing
      Hearts were never broken
      And time's forever frozen still

      So you can keep me
      Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
      Holding me closer 'til our eyes meet
      You won't ever be alone

      And if you hurt me
      That's okay baby, only words bleed
      Inside these pages you just hold me
      And I won’t ever let you go
      Wait for me to come home
      Wait for me to come home
      Wait for me to come home
      Wait for me to come home

      Oh, you can fit me
      Inside the necklace you got when you were sixteen
      Next to your heartbeat where I should be
      Keep it deep within your soul

      And if you hurt me
      Well, that's okay baby, only words bleed
      Inside these pages you just hold me
      And I won’t ever let you go

      When I'm away, I will remember how you kissed me
      Under the lamppost back on Sixth street
      Hearing you whisper through the phone
      "Wait for me to come home"

  • I’m Glad I Danced With You (with Olivia)

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      The party’s all over
      They’ve turned down the lights
      They just gave the last call
      But we won’t say goodnight
      We’ll be leaving together
      Like we always do
      Even though we stumbled a time or two
      I’m glad I danced with you

      I stood beside you
      It was your turn to shine
      Through seasons of rain
      I was there all the time
      I grew old in your arms
      When others wanted to
      And even though we stumbled a time or two
      I’m glad I danced with you

      And we go ‘round and ‘round
      ‘round and ‘round, ‘round and ‘round
      Like lovers on a carousel
      Spinning through time

      You’re my Cinderella
      And you’ve always been
      If I could do it all over
      I’d do it again
      Even though we’ve stumbled a time or two
      And even though the Last Waltz is almost through
      I’m glad I danced with you

      The party’s all over
      The party’s all over
      And they’ve turned down the lights

      I’m glad I danced with you

  • Prodigal Son

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      I left in search of fame and fortune
      Blinded by the city lights
      Heartaches, Lord, I’ve had my portion
      In a way it serves me right

      Guess I had to learn my lesson
      This one thing I do believe
      No material possession
      Is worth more than Family

      Restless souls are prone to wander
      Mama leave the porch light on
      Cause the grass ain’t greener over yonder
      Now the prodigal son is coming home

      Let us sit down at the table
      Hear my Daddy say the Grace
      For these blessings we are so grateful
      Light our path show us the way

      Restless souls are prone to wander
      Mama leave the porch light on
      Cause the grass ain’t greener over yonder
      Now the prodigal son is coming home

      No the grass ain’t greener over yonder
      Now the prodigal son is coming home

  • I Followed My Heart

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      When my song is done
      Will I miss the lonely spotlight when it's gone
      Will I morn the golden haze of the love you gave
      And all that I have been to you

      When the curtain falls
      And the final chord’s still ringing in the hall
      I can look back on my time without regret
      To know that this one thing is true

      I followed my heart
      I followed my heart
      Every single part
      I felt it all right from the start
      And I followed my heart

      I’m still a restless soul
      With a yearning in my heart that won’t grow old
      With a fire that will not fade with the dying sun
      A melody that leads me on

      There are roads I didn’t take
      Love I’ve lost and promises I had to break
      Will you forgive all that I did and didn’t do
      And please believe if I was wrong

      I followed my heart
      I followed my heart
      Every single part
      I felt it all right from the start
      And I followed my heart

      Sometimes long forgotten moments
      Appear like dancing silhouettes
      Not even love can last forever
      What love remembers time forgets

      My life has been a show
      It’s taken and it’s given everything I know
      But when I look back on the sad and the happy tears
      I wouldn’t want to change a thing

      Cause’ I followed my heart
      I followed my heart
      Every single part
      I felt it all right from the start
      And I followed my heart

  • Songs of Love

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      Anytime I’m feeling lonely
      When time and space keep us apart
      When I miss the one who holds the key to my heart
      I play a love song, a special love song
      To make me feel alright

      I will give you all my loving
      Never wanna see you cry
      And when you hold me in your arms, babe
      All through the night

      We play a love song
      Our special love song
      Makes everything alright
      Let’s play a love song
      A special love song
      To get us through the night

      ‘Cause it’s those songs of love we remember
      That take the loneliness away
      And it’s those songs of love, sweet and tender
      Those old melodies bring back memories
      To tell us we will never part

      When we’re finally together
      And the lights are turned down low
      I will sit at my piano and let the feelings flow

      I’ll sing a love song
      Our special love song
      With a love that’s true
      I’ll sing a love song
      A special love song
      To say that I love you

      ‘Cause it’s those songs of love we remember
      That take the loneliness away
      And it’s those songs of love, sweet and tender
      Those old melodies bring back memories
      To tell us we will never part
      And keep the love that’s in our hearts

  • Crazy

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      I'm crazy
      Crazy for feeling so lonely
      Oh I'm crazy
      Crazy for feeling so blue

      I know you'd love me as long as you wanted
      Then someday leave me for somebody new

      Worry, why do I let myself worry?
      Wondering what in the world did I do?

      I'm crazy
      For thinking that my love could hold you
      I'm crazy for crying
      I'm crazy for trying
      I'm crazy for loving you

      I know you'd love me as long as you wanted
      Then someday leave me for somebody new

      Worry, why do I let myself worry?
      Wondering what in the world did I do?

      Crazy
      For thinking that my love could hold you
      And I'm crazy for crying
      I'm crazy for trying
      I'm crazy for loving you

      Yeah I said I'm crazy
      Oh so crazy
      I'm crazy
      For loving you

  • On Broadway

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      They say the neon lights are bright
      On Broadway
      They say there's always magic in the air
      But when you're walkin' down that street
      And you ain't have enough to eat
      The glitter rubs right off and you're nowhere

      They say the girls are something else
      On Broadway
      But lookin' at them just gives me the blues
      How ya gonna make some time
      When all you got is one thin dime
      And one thin dime won't even shine your shoes

      They say that I won't last too long
      On Broadway
      I'll catch the Greyhound bus for home they all say
      But they are wrong, I know they are
      'Cause I can play this here guitar

      And I won't quit till I'm a star
      On Broadway

      they are wrong, I know they are
      'Cause I can play this here guitar
      I won't quit till I'm a star
      On Broadway

      No I won't quit till I'm a star
      On Broadway
      No I won't quit till I'm a star
      On Broadway

  • Welcome to My World

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      Welcome to my world,
      Won't you come on in
      Miracles, I guess
      Still happen now and then

      Step into my heart
      Leave your cares behind
      Welcome to my world
      Built with you in mind

      Knock and the door will open
      Seek and you will find
      Ask and you'll be given
      The key to this world of mine

      I'll be waiting here
      With my arms unfurled
      Waiting just for you
      So welcome to my world

      Welcome to my world,
      Won't you come on in
      Miracles, I guess
      Still happen now and then

      Knock and the door will open
      Seek and you will find
      Ask and you'll be given
      The key to this world of mine

      I'll be waiting here
      With my arms unfurled
      Waiting just for you
      So welcome to my world

  • Our England

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      God bless the green fields of our England
      This emerald rising from the sea
      Our thanks to her who gave us freedom
      Crown of her glorious history

      Be true and faithful to our England
      And she’ll fulfill our destiny
      A brotherhood of love and friendship
      Our England proud and free

      Though nations there may be
      Mightier than we
      Together – we’ll be strong forever

      And to the heroes of our England
      God save their cherished memories
      We will remember them for keeping
      Our England proud and free

      Our England proud and free
      Our England proud and free

A Love-letter to His Wife of 53 Years, The Album Includes Songs by Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Willie Nelson, Jon Allen, Richard Marx, and more!

Iconic careers don’t come any bigger than Engelbert Humperdinck’s. One would be hard pressed to find anyone who isn’t familiar with his multi-platinum selling hits such as “Release Me”, “The Last Waltz” or “After the Lovin'”. These and many other of his hits have contributed greatly to 150 million worldwide album sales by the “King of Romance”, as Engelbert is lovingly nicknamed by his legion of fans. Just having entered a new decade of his life, the very youthful Engelbert is also celebrating his 50th year in showbiz with the release of a brand new album The Man I Want to Be on November 24, 2017 via OK! Good Records. Not content with being a legacy artist, Engelbert demonstrates effortlessly with this album (his first album of original material in over a decade), that he is very much a relevant artist for today’s audiences as he has been over the last five decades of his career.

Doubling as a love letter to his wife Patricia of 53 years who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, The Man I Want To Be presents the singer in a much more contemporary style and introspective mood, covering topics such as self realization (“The Man I Want To Be”, “I Followed My Heart”, “Absolute Beginner”), remorse (“How Can You Live”,  “Prodigal Son”), and melancholic nostalgia (“Photograph”, “I’m Glad I Danced With You”). A collection of love songs crafted by stellar array of songwriters like Willie Nelson (“Crazy”), Jon Allen (“The Man I Want To Be”), Richard Scott (“Just Like The First Time”), Steve Mac (“Absolute Beginner”), Richard Marx and Fee Waybill (“How Can You Live”), it also includes two unexpected covers – Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” and Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are”, definite highlights of the album. Much more than simple cover versions Engelbert gives the songs a much deeper reading, lyrically and musically. Another unexpected surprise is a duet with his nine year old granddaughter Olivia, “I’m Glad I Danced With You,” a bittersweet ode dedicated to his wife Patricia.

Engelbert will be taking the new songs on the road, making them an integral part of his ongoing 50th Anniversary Live tour to destinations both domestic and all around the world. Still doing up to a 100 shows every year is proof  positive that there is no stopping the man. A very special show focused mostly on the new album is being arranged for the beginning of 2018 in Los Angeles. In a departure from his usual big room shows this one will be in a much more intimate setting.

OK!Good Records previously released a double-CD of duets, Engelbert Calling, in September of 2014, which featured collaborations by Engelbert with fellow artists such as Elton John, Willie Nelson, Gene Simmons, Johnny Mathis, Charles Asznavour and many others, with Engelbert, making a number of promotional appearances on radio and television.

The Man I Want To Be was produced by Jurgen Korduletsch and is available now on OK! Good Records.

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