“Make It Easy on Yourself,” “Always Something There to Remind Me,” “Promises, Promises.”
So many Burt Bacharach titles lend themselves to the dodgy act of memoir. And it’s more telling than he knows, probably, that he’s chosen “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” to which our musical subconscious adds the necessary predicate: “could love me, too.” If that isn’t the cri de coeur of every memoirist, I don’t know what is.
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Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music
Burt Bacharach, with Robert Greenfield