There’s somebody waiting alone in the street
For someone to walk up and greet
Here you are all alone in the city
Where’s the love that you took to your side
Lonely faces will stare through your eyes in the night
And they’ll say
Woman sweet woman
Please come home with me
You’re shining and willing and free
But your love is a common occurrence
Not like love that I feel in my heart
Still, you know that may be what I need
Is someone to lay down beside me
And even though it’s not real
Just someone to lay down beside me
You’re the story of my life
Someone to lay down beside me
And even though it’s not real
Just someone to lay down beside me
You’re the story of my life
The morning is breaking
The street lights are off
The sun will soon share all the cost
Of a world that can be sort of heartless
Not like the love that I feel in my heart
Still, you know that may be all you’ll get
Is someone to lay down beside you
And even though it’s not real
Just someone to lay down beside you
You just can’t ask for more
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Karla Bonoff
Someone to Lay Down Beside Me lyrics © Sky Harbor Music

Linda Ronstadt In Atlanta 1977 17 Someone To Lay Down Beside Me

Linda did not write most of the songs she covered. Linda was an extraordinary interpreter, who elevates each song she chooses. “Someone to lay down beside me” is a great example of Linda’s creative interpretative talent. A skilled interpretive artist embodies the lyric. Listen to, “Someone to lay down beside me”, with or without eyes closed, and tell me Linda has not lived every word of this song.

Here is the list of songs written and or co-written by Linda Ronstadt:

Title Written by Originally by

Lo siento mi vida Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Gilbert Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt
Try Me Again Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold Linda Ronstadt
Winter Light Linda Ronstadt, Eric Kaz, Zbigniew Preisner Linda Ronstadt



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The inspiration for this article was prompted by a new interview in this week’s New Yorker Magazine, entitled Linda Ronstadt Has Found Another Voice.  Dishonorable to feature emerging new artists, like Americana star,  Courtney Marie Andrews (sounds like a young Linda Ronstadt), without returning to the original voice.  Many young ones born in the ’90s and early 2000s, reared on autotune enhanced pop vocalists, are seeking genuine voices, like Pink. Eventually, and with Linda’s incomparable voice consequentially,  they make their way back to  Linda Ronstadt.

In my view, no one could touch Linda in her day, and no one can today. There are other great female vocalists who can belt out a power ballad (Christina, Whitney, Mariah, etc.) but Linda had something special, something the others lack; restraint-see control. She could raise the power level when melody demanded but could convey emotion quietly when bigness was not necessary. Serving the emotion of the song telling the story was paramount.  Her voice was always controlled, yet poignantly emotive. She is one of the greats. And in her humility, a natural star.

Linda Ronstadt vocal range

According to our database the vocal range of this artist is:

D#3 – C6 (2.8 octaves)

Song with the LOWEST pitch:
When You Wish Upon a Star (Eb3-F5)
Song with the HIGHEST pitch:
The Dark End of the Street (G4-C6)


Linda Ronstadt In Atlanta 1977 07 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Linda Ronstadt – “Blue Bayou” (Official Music Video)

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Linda Ronstadt-Don Lane Show 27th October 1983  

Love this interview for the frankness, humility, grace, and freely expressed unbridled opinions. No controversy here, just honesty and an accurate assessment of the hypocrisy of the world, not to mention, Rupert Murdoch.


Rare Linda Ronstadt 1970s interview talks about The Eagles


Published on Oct 23, 2018 YouTube

Full Dvd available at Title is Linda Ronstadt: Rare TV Appearances. Packed with long forgotten footage of her in her prime.


Release date: September 6, 2019

Since bursting onto the music scene in 1967, Linda Ronstadt has been an icon for more than 50 years. Her extraordinary vocal range and ambition created unforgettable songs across rock, pop, country, folk ballads, American standards, classic Mexican music, and soul. As the most popular female recording artist of the 1970s – with songs like “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved,” and “Blue Bayou”—Ronstadt filled huge arenas and produced an astounding eleven Platinum albums. Ronstadt was the first artist to top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts simultaneously, she won 10 Grammy ® Awards on 26 nominations and attained a level of stardom the Tucson native never could have imagined.

In LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE, Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican Canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the “rock queen” of the ‘70s and early ’80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry; a passionate advocate for human rights and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into retirement but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever. With moving performance footage and appearances by friends and collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Jackson Browne, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her — and the sound of her voice.

Rachael Price sings Tom Waits’ “Take it With Me” on our May 25, 2019, show.

The band: Chris Thile, Josh Dion, Chris Eldridge, Alan Hampton, Alex Hargreaves, Gabriel Kahane.

Take it With Me (Tom Waits) – Rachael Price | Live from Here with Chris Thile

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