Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September

Michael McDonald Live: “I Keep Forgettin’”

Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” (1982), is a hit from his debut solo album If That’s What It Takes, released the same year The Doobie Brothers disbanded. Joining him on stage in this concert performance is Donald Fagan (piano) and Boz Scaggs (guitar).

Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September is a concert taped live at New York City’s Lincoln Center and airing in March 2014 on Great Performances (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the concert Thursday, March 13, at 9:30 p.m.)

I Keep Forgettin’

I keep forgettin we’re not in love anymore
I keep forgettin things will never be the same again
I keep forgettin how you made that so clear
I keep forgettin every time that you are near

Every time I see your smile
Give you a hello, can you stay a while
Heaven knows it time for you to say the things
We both know are true
But darling I keep forgettin
We’re not in love anymore

I keep forgettin things will never be the same again
I keep forgettin how you made that so clear
I keep forgettin every time I hear
How you never want to live a lie

How we’re supposed to follow
You don’t have to tell me why
Why you going
And why the game is through
If this is not true
If this is not true
Tell me how I keep forgettin
I’m in love with you
Hey babe
Things will never be the same, again

I keep forgettin how you made that so real
Yeah yeah baby
Don’t say that
Don’t say that
Don’t say that
I know you’re not mine, anymore
Any way
Any time
Tell me how we’re not in love anymore
How come I
Things will never be the same

I keep forgettin how you made that so clear
I keep forgettin every time you are near
We’re not in love anymore
Every time you’re near me
Things will never be the same

Oh baby, how you made that so clear
Every time you are near