written by Tim Seely
Michael Buble’s worldwide smash “Crazy Love” had a special edition released October 2010 called “Crazy Love: Hollywood Edition.” Originally released a year earlier, “Crazy Love” was produced by David Foster, Bob Rock and Humberto Gatica and became a giant bestseller in many countries while collecting a slew of Grammy and Juno Awards. The new release included a new single, a breezy pop song produced by Rock entitled “Hollywood,” four live versions of Buble’s earlier material plus two unreleased songs originally produced by Foster on the “Crazy Love” sessions.
Those two previously unreleased songs obviously caught the attention of Foster fans for their musical weight, but they also won the hearts of many fans of the Canadian singing sensation. Foster submitted one of his classics to Buble, the romantic ballad “Best Of Me” which was co-written by the super-producer with Jeremy Lubbock and Richard Marx. “Best Of Me” `has become an evergreen through the decades with renditions by stars like Cliff Richard, Kenny Rogers and Barry Manilow. Yet Buble, with Foster’s guidance, adds “Best Of Me” a new, intimate essence that’s a true showstopper. The same, intimate atmosphere belongs to the second new Foster production, a tender, bittersweet tune entitled “End Of May.”
Written by Tim Seely of the Seattle rock bands Willis and The Actual Tigers, “End Of May” was brought to Buble’s attention by his right-hand man and musical director, Alan Chang. Although the singer recorded the song with Foster, it didn’t make the final cut. Thankfully, “End Of May” resurfaced on this new release. We can fully appreciate the song’s intensity, its gorgeous orchestral arrangement and Foster’s beautiful piano playing backing up what Buble has declared to be “the best vocal performance I’ve ever given.” “End Of May” was also selected by fans in a poll as the song they most wanted to hear streamed on Buble’s webpage.
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Lead Vocals: Michael Buble
Keyboards: David Foster
Synthesizers: Jochem van der Saag
Arranged by David Foster & William Ross
Produced by David Foster & Jochem van der Saag
Another morning feels like yesterday.
End of may..
Now you’re gone and there’s still bills to pay.
And you know it doesn’t help to make believe, you’re sitting next to me.
It doesn’t help, to make believe that you are right behind me
Saying it’s okay.
More time to sit and watch the pendulum sway.
In quiet rage I’m staring at this empty notebook page.
In times like these you feel like you are done with feeling,
You feel you want to stop the pain from healing
Because you feel like you’re the only one,
Who’s ever felt this way.
Some days in a daze, there’s brighter days.
Funny how the feeling never stays,
But I know I’ll have to come to terms when I’m awake,
Thinking about you is the icing on the cake.
Makes me realize the fact you’re gone for good for goodness sake.
Golden haze, another morning feels like yesterday.
End of may, a year is gone and I still feel this way,
When we meet again, I’ll ask you how you’re doing
And you’ll say fine and ask me how I’m doing
And then I’ll lie and I’ll say ordinary, It’s just an ordinary day.
It’s just an ordinary day
It’s just an ordinary day