Barry White

Singer, songwriter Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was born on 12 September 1944 in Galveston, Texas.

His successful career spanned five decades, and made him a star of the disco era.
He died of kidney failure caused by hypertension in 2003, aged 58.

One of his most romantic songs was: “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”, written by White, Tony Sepe and Peter Radcliffe and recorded in 1974.

White’s friend Peter Radcliffe had started writing this as a country song with the title “You’re My First, You’re My Last, My In-Between”, but he had never succeeded in getting it.
One Christmas, Radcliffe offered the song to Barry White, who decided to listen to it right away. White’s reaction was positive so, after rewriting the lyrics but retaining most of the musical structure, he recorded “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” as a disco song.

Ahh… My first, my last, my everything
And the answer to all my dreams
You're my sun, my moon, my guiding star
My kind of wonderful, that's what you are

I know there's only, only one like you
There's no way they could have made two
You're, you're all I'm living for
Your love I'll keep forevermore
You're the first, you're the last, my everything

And with you I've found so many things
A love so new, only you could bring
Can't you see it's you? You make me feel this way 
You're like a first morning dew on a brand-new day

I see so many ways that I
Can love you till the day I die
You're my reality, yet I'm lost in a dream
You're the first, my last, my everything

I know there's only, only one like you
There's no way they could have made two
Girl, you're my reality but I'm lost in a dream
You're the first, you're the last, my everything

Ahh… la prima, l'ultima, il mio tutto
e la risposta a tutti i miei sogni
Sei il mio sole, la mia luna, la mia stella guida
la mia cosa meravigliosa, ecco cosa sei

So che ce n'è una sola come te
non avrebbero potuto farne due
Tu sei tutto quello per cui vivo
il tuo amore lo serberò per sempre
Tu sei la prima, sei l'ultima, sei il mio tutto.

E con te ho trovato così tante cose
Un amore così nuovo, che solo tu potevi portare
Non vedi che sei tu? Mi fai sentire in questo modo 
Sei come la prima rugiada del mattino in un giorno nuovo.

Vedo così tanti modi in cui io
ti posso amare fino al giorno in cui morirò.
Sei la mia realtà, eppure sono perso in un sogno
Tu sei la prima, sei l'ultima, sei il mio tutto.

So che ce n'è una sola come te
non avrebbero potuto farne due
Ragazza, sei la mia realtà ma sono perso in un sogno
Tu sei la prima, sei l'ultima, sei il mio tutto.
(L.Z.)

61 thoughts on “Barry White

  1. What a beautiful sound you have offered, Luisa, to those of us hours behind you – and so glad to be following you like disciples! – in this early morning on the north American continent. Thank you!

    Hypertension, of course, one of the great scourges of African-American life here. And who could not know now the reasons why.

    Sarah

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  2. La voce e la musica che evoca dei bei ricordi della mia gioventù , grazie Luisa ❣Scusa la mia assenza dal tuo splendido blog che seguo con tanto piacere ed interesse ma ti avevo perso….pensavo che ti fossi presa una pausa estiva….🤗

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