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The Other Mans Grass Is Always Greener by Petula Clark is part of the album "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (album)" .

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Lyrics of The Other Mans Grass Is Always Greener

Life is never what it seems, we're always searching in our dreams
To find that little castle in the air
When worry starts to cloud the mind, it's hard to leave it all behind
And just pretend you haven't got a care
There's someone else in your imagination
You wish that you were standing in their shoes
You'd change your life without much hesitation
But would you if you really had to choose?
So, don't look around, get your feet on the ground
It's much better by far to be just who your are

The other man's grass is always greener
The sun shines brighter on the other side
The other man's grass is always greener
Some are lucky, some are not
Just be thankful for what you've got

Many times it seems to me there's someone else I'd rather be
I'm living in a world of make-believe
I'd stay in bed till nearly three with nothing there to worry me
It'd seem to be the life I might achieve
But deep inside I know I'm really lucky
With happiness I've never known before
And just as long as you are there beside me
I know that I could ask for nothing more
And living can start with the love in your heart
So with you all the time, all the treasures I long for are mine

The other man's grass is always greener
The sun shines brighter on the other side
The other man's grass is always greener
Some are lucky, some are not
But I'm so thankful for what I've got

Yes, the other man's grass is always greener
The sun shines brighter on the other side
The other man's grass is always greener
Some are lucky, some are not
But I'm so thankful for what I've got

Don'tcha know it now?


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'The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener' is a song written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent which was a 1967 hit for Petula Clark.

After working exclusively with producer/songwriter Tony Hatch following their 1964 breakout collaboration 'Downtown', Clark had had her most successful single ever in the spring of 1967 with 'This is My Song' a Charlie Chaplin composition recorded by Clark with producer Sonny Burke.

The resultant 'These Are My Songs' album was also produced by Burke with Hatch contributing only one track albeit the one selected as the follow-up single: 'Don't Sleep in the Subway'. Despite that single's success Clark proceeded to record her next album without Hatch's involvement again working with Burke except for the track 'The Cat in the Window (The Bird in the Sky)' which was released as an advance single in August 1967.

'The Cat in the Window (The Bird in the Sky)' at #26 became Clark's lowest charting US single to that date and missed the UK Top 50 entirely, causing Clark to reunite with Hatch for a track to be added to her album as the title track and to serve as a second advance single. This track: 'The Other Man's Grass is Always Greener' - which Hatch says contains 'a lot of deep thought [and] a lot of philosophy...[Clark] enjoyed singing those kind of songs'[http://www.retrosellers.co.uk/features152.htm] - was musically similar to 'Don't Sleep in the Subway' but failed to approach that hit's success, rather further evincing a US chart decline for Clark with a #31 peak.

Clark would again bypass Hatch for her next single: 'Kiss Me Goodbye', which would return her to the US Top Twenty. Conversely in the UK, 'The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener' would bring Clark back to the UK Top Twenty - at #20 - for the final time1 while 'Kiss Me Goodbye' would just reach #50 effectively ending Clark's career as a mainstream hitmaker.

In Australia, 'The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener' reached #30.

*1except for the #10 remix re-issue of 'Downtown' in 1988.



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