Pinwheel of Death

Susan M. Haefner


SONGS

Writers Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Genres Showtune, Ballad, Children-Novelty, Family

Recorded 2001

Lyrics HUSH,
LITTLE BABE IN MAMA'S ARMS.
YOU HAVE A CRADLE SOFT AND WARM.
LOVE WILL PROTECT YOU
IN WIND AND STORM,
NO NEED TO BE SAD.
DREAM, LITTLE BABE,
IN MAMA'S ARMS.
DAYLIGHT IS GONE
AND NIGHT MUST FALL.
YOU NEED YOUR REST
TO GROW BIG AND TALL
AND HANDSOME LIKE YOUR DAD.

UP IN HEAVEN
THEY'RE DOING ALL THEY CAN
TO MAKE MY WISH COME TRUE,
OH, SEND A MAN
TO SHARE HIS LOVE WITH YOU
AND MAYBE MAMA TOO.
SO, HEAVEN WILL SEND HIM
TO MY ARMS,
SOMEONE
TO START OUR LIVES ANEW.
HOLDING ME TIGHT
AS I'M HOLDING YOU
HERE IN MAMA'S ARMS.
BOTH OF YOU SAFE
AND SECURE WITH ME
HERE IN MAMA'S ARMS.
Writers Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Genres Showtune

Recorded 2001

Lyrics ALTHOUGH SKID ROW
AIN'T NO PARK AVENUE,
PEOPLE STILL SURVIVE.
TO LEARN HOW WE GET BY,
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY
TO STEP INTO OUR SHOES,
THEN STEP OUT IN OUR SHOES.
GO DOWN THE ROAD WE TRUDGE
BEFORE YOU MAKE A JUDGEMENT.
STEP INTO OUR SHOES
AND YOU'RE LI'BLE TO SAY:
WHEN MAKIN' FRIENDS,
WE DISCOVER
YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK
BY IT'S COVER.
SO,STEP INTO OUR SHOES
AND SEE IT OUR WAY.

MY GREAT AUNT MAE
WOULD SING ALL DAY
IN THE SAINT THERESA'S CHOIR.
HER SAINTHOOD, THOUGH,
WAS CAUGHT
ON THE DAY I THOUGHT
TO STEP INTO HER SHOES,
THEN STEP OUT IN HER SHOES.
I FOUND SHE CHANGED HER TUNE
WHEN LIQUORED UP
WITH MOONSHINE!
STEP INTO HER SHOES
AND THEN
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
BY DAY
SHE SEEMS APOSTOLIC,
BY NIGHT
SHE BECOME ALCOHOLIC!
SO, STEP INTO HER SHOES
AND SEE IT HER WAY!

A DAPPER YOUNG SWELL
WITH A VELVET COLLAR,
DRIVES A ROLLS,
AND IS FREE
WITH A DOLLAR.
LOOKS AS IF HE'S SET,
BUT THIS PUP
IS UP
TO HIS BOWLER IN DEBT.
SOME FOLKS
ARE WHAT THEY APPEAR TO BE.
BUT DON'T JUDGE IN ADVANCE,
GIVE 'EM HALF A CHANCE.

TO STEP INTO THEIR SHOES.
AND YOU'RE LI'BLE TO SEE
HOW A FLASHY YOUNG BUCK
MAY BE DOWN ON HIS LUCK.
A BUM FROM THE DOCKS
MAY BE LOADED IN STOCKS.
A MISERLY GRAM'PA
MAY OWN HALF OF TAMPA,
BUT YOU'LL NEVER KNOW
TILL YA STEP INTO THEIR SHOES
AND SEE IT THEIR WAY.
Writers Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Genres Showtune

Recorded 2001

Lyrics YOU SAY
THAT LOVE'S LIKE DANCIN',
WITH RULES YOU MUST OBEY.
YOU CURTSEY
AND HE LEADS YOU
'ROUND THE FLOOR.
WHAT FOR?
YOUR HEART KNOWS
ALL THE STEPS THAT YA NEED!
SO, LISTEN TO IT BEAT
AND LET IT LEAD THE WAY:

OH, WHY NOT JAZZ UP
THE TICKY TOCK
OF THE TWO STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?
IF YOU FEEL A BEAT
DON'T SIMPLY REPEAT
BUT LISTEN
TO WHAT'S DANCY
IN YOUR FANCIFUL FEET.
OH, I GOT NOTHIN'
BUT FUN
AND RAGGEDY RHYTHMS
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE.
BUT IF THERE'S A SHEIK
WHO GETS ME CARRIED AWAY,
RICH OR POOR,
DON'T BE SURE
HE WOULDN'T SAY:
OH, WHY NOT JAZZ UP
THE TICKY TOCK
OF THE TWO STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?!

MY FATHER LOVED TO TANGO.
MY MOTHER LOVED TO WALTZ.
YA THINK THAT MEANS
THEY NEVER GOT TO DANCE?
NO CHANCE!
THEY TRADED STEPS
UNTIL THEY COULD FLY!
AND ONCE
THEY FOUND THEIR RHYTHM,
THAT'S WHEN I WAS BORN!

SO, WHY NOT WIND UP
THE WINSOME WAG
OF THE ONE STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?
IF YOU FEEL A BEAT,
DON'T TRY TO COMPETE
BUT JIGGLE TO THE WIGGLE
IN YOUR GIGGLIN' FEET!
OH, I GOT NOTHIN'
BUT FUN
AND RAGGEDY RHYTHMS
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE.
RUDY VALENTINO
KNOWS WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT.
WATCH HIM PLEAD!
YES, INDEED,
HE'S GONNA SHOUT:
OH, WHY NOT WIND UP
THE WINSOME WAG
OF THE ONE STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?!

OH, I JUST LOVE
TO BE CUTTIN'
RAGGEDY RHYTHMS
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE...
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE...
THERE HE GOES,
AND ONCE AGAIN
I'M CARRIED AWAY...
I'M NOT COLD
WHEN I'M BOLD.
I'LL BE HIS SHEBA
AND SAY:
OH, WHY NOT JAZZ UP
THE TICKY TOCK
OF THE TWO STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?
SO WHAT
IF HE'S OUT OF MY REACH?
I'LL NEVER STOP
UNTIL I CAN TEACH HIM
HOW TO DANCE ON HIS OWN.
OH,
WHY NOT DANCE ON YOUR OWN?