For All We Know

The Carpenters

Love, look at the two of us
Strangers in many ways
We've got a lifetime to share,
So much to say
And as we go from day to day

I'll feel you close to me
But time alone will tell
Let's take a lifetime to say,
"I knew you well"
For only time will tell us so
And love may grow
For all we know

Love, look at the two of us
Strangers in many ways
Let's take a lifetime to say,
"I knew you well"
For only time will tell us so
And love may grow
For all we know

Notes

"For All We Know" was written by Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson, and Jimmy Griffin. It was written for the movie, Lovers and Other Strangers, a warm comedy from 1970 that was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and won the award for Best Song.

Here's a story about "For All We Know" from the album's liner notes.

"On the concert trail in November, 1970, Richard was worried about finding the right song to follow the phenomenal successes of "Close To You" and "We've Only Just Begun," which was still No. 1 in the nation. During a concert tour in Toronto and Chicago with Englebert Humperdinck, Richard was especially preoccupied by this problem. Ever resourceful, the Carpenters' manager, Sherwin Bash (a former Arabic camel-trader), advised Richard and Karen to take their minds off their work and see a movie playing locally: Lovers And Other Strangers. "For All We Know" was a song written for a wedding scene in the movie. Richard and Karen were immediately taken with it and decided they should record it for single release as soon as they returned home. It was released in mid-December and in two months became their third gold single. As a result of the hit record, "For All We Know" won the Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture in 1970."

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