Australian singles charts:
That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be entered the Kent charts on 9 August 1971 and peaked at #62.
The song is on Carly Simon which entered the Kent album charts on 30 August 1971 and peaked at #55.
Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
This was Carly Simon’s first single, appearing just as the singer-songwriter era was coming to fruition. The song shows a family life in shambles underneath its affluent veneer, with the singer fearing that her own future holds more of the same.
A singer-songwriter named Jacob Brackman wrote the lyrics. He and Simon met when they were counselors at a summer camp in 1967; they wrote several songs together, which appeared on Simon’s first three albums. Simon cites Brackman as a major influence in her development as a songwriter.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/carly-simon/thats-the-way-ive-always-heard-it-should-be
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