Saturday, June 30, 2007

Out Of This World

Out Of This World

music by Harold Arlen (left)

lyric by
Johnny Mercer (right)

You're clear out of this world.
When I'm looking at you I hear out of this world
The music that no mortal ever knew.
You're right out of a book, the fairy tale I read when I was so high.
No armored knight out of a book was more enchanted by a Lorelei than I.
After waiting so long for the right time, after reaching so long for a star,
All at once, from the long and lonely night time and despite time, here you are.
I'd cry out of this world if you said we were through.
So let me fly out of this world and spent the next eternity or two with you.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Only The Lonely

Only The Lonely

lyric by
Sammy Cahn

Each place I go, only the lonely go, some little small cafe.
The songs I know, only the lonely know,
Each melody recalls a love that used to be.
The dreams I dream, only the lonely dream, of lips as warm as May.
That hopeless scheme, only the lonely scheme, that soon somewhere
You'll find the one that used to care.
And you recall each fun time, those picnics at the beach when love was new,
It well could be the one time, a hopeless little dream like that comes true...
If you find love, hang on with each caress, and never let love go,
For when it's gone, you'll know the loneliness,
The heartbreak only the lonely know...

Monday, June 11, 2007

One For My Baby

music by Harold Arlen (left)

lyric by
Johnny Mercer (top)

It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place except you and me,
So, set 'em up, Joe, I got a little story you ought-a know,
We're drinking, my friend, to the end of a brief episode,
Make it one for my baby and one more for the road.
I got the routine, so drop another nickel in the machine,
I'm feelin' so bad, I wish you'd make the music dreamy and sad,
Could tell you a lot, but you've got to be true to your code,
Make it one for my baby and one more for the road.
You'd never know it, but Buddy, I'm a kind of poet
And I've gotta lotta things to say, and when I'm gloomy,
You simply gotta listen to me, until it's talked away,
Well, that's how it goes and Joe, I know you're getting anxious to close,
So, thanks for the cheer, I hope you didn't mind my bending your ear,
This torch that I found, must be drowned or it soon might explode,
Make it one for my baby and one more for the road,
That long, long road.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Once In Love With Amy

music and lyric by Frank Loesser

I caught you sir, having a look at her as she was strolling by.
Now, didn't your heart go boom, boom, boom, boom, boom?
Now, didn't you sigh a sigh?
I warn you, sir, don't start to dream of her, just bid such thoughts be gone,
Or it will be boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,
Boom, boom, boom, boom from then on--
For once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy,
Ever and ever fascinated by her, sets your heart afire to stay.
Once you're kissed by Amy, tear up your list, it's Amy,
Ply her with bonbons, poetry and flowers, moon a million hours away.
(Slick down your hair and send the lady flowers)
You might be quite the fickle-hearted rover, so carefree and bold,
Who loves a girl and later thinks it over (who tells himself it's over, and it's over)
And just quits cold.
Ah, but once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy.
Ever and ever, sweetly you'll romance her,
Trouble is the answer will be ha, ha, ha, ha,
That Amy'd rather stay in love with me!