Pinwheel of Death

United States Coast Guard Band


SONGS

Writers William Bolcom, Arnold Weinstein

Genres Classical

Recorded 2009

Lyrics IT WASN'T THE POLICEMAN'S FAULT
IN ALL THE TRAFFIC ROAR,
INSTEAD OF SHOUTING HALT
WHEN HE SAW ME HE SHOUTED,
AMOR, AMOR, AMOR,
AMOR.
EVEN THE ICE CREAM MAN,
FREE ICE CREAMS
BY THE SCORE,
INSTEAD OF SHOUTING,
BUTTER PECAN,
ONE LOOK AT ME
HE SHOUTED,
AMOR, AMOR,
AMOR.

ALL OVER TOWN
IT WENT THAT WAY,
EVERYBODY
TOOK OFF THE DAY,
EVEN PHILOSOPHERS
UNDERSTOOD
HOW GOOD
WAS THE GOOD
BECAUSE I LOOKED
SO GOOD!
THE POOR
STOPPED TAKING LESS,
THE RICH
STOPPED NEEDING MORE.
INSTEAD OF SHOUTING,
NO AND YES,
BOTH LOOKING AT ME SHOUTED,
AMOR.

MY STAY IN TOWN
WAS CUT SHORT -
I WAS DRAGGED TO COURT.
THE JUDGE SAID
I DISTURBED THE PEACE
AND THE JURY GAVE HIM
WHAT FOR!
THE JUDGE RAISED HIS HAND
AND INSTEAD OF
DESIST AND CEASE,
JUDGIE CAME TO THE STAND,
TOOK MY HAND
AND WHISPERED,
AMOR, AMOR, AMOR,
AMOR.

NIGHT WAS TURNING
INTO DAY,
I WALKED ALONE,
AWAY.
NEVER SEE
THAT TOWN AGAIN.
BUT AS I PASSED
THE CHURCH HOUSE DOOR,
INSTEAD OF SINGING AMEN
THE CHOIR WAS SINGING,
AMOR, AMOR, AMOR,
AMOR!