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Today on the VE...celebrating the lyrics of a man who gave voice to an era. Hal David died last week at 91, but the simple words and vivid images he created to fit the structure of Burt Bacharach's complex songs are indellible. For the hour, words by Hal David; performances--the usual suspects, and some surprises

The Stranglers: Walk On By

Aretha Franklin: I Say A Little Prayer For You

Perry Como/Erasure: Magic Moments

Sarah Vaughn: Broken Hearted Melody

BJ Thomas/Sacha Distel: raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Gene Pitney: 24 Hours From Tulsa

Dionne Warwick: Do You Know The Way To San Jose?

Dusty Springfield: Wishing And Hoping

Jack Jones: Wives And Lovers

Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach: I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Ella Fitzgerald: This Girl's In Love With You

Shelby Lynne: The Look Of Love

Lou Johnson: There's Always Something There To Remind Me

Love: My Little Red Book

White Stripes: I Don't Know Whatt To Do With Myself

Cranberries: Close To You

The Flying Lizards: What's New Pussycat

The Posies with Burt Bacharach: What The World Needs Now

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