Pinwheel of Death

Jack Carter


SONGS

Writers Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1956

Lyrics verse 1:
HOW DOES SOMEONE
SAY VERY CLEARLY
THINGS HE DON'T SAY
DAILY OR YEARLY?
LET ME TRY TO SAY IT,
SINCERELY,
I LOVE YOU!
THAT'S HOW I FEEL,
HONEST!
IS THAT FOR REAL?
HONEST!
EACH WORD IS TRUE.
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 1:
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU
THERE'S SOMETHING MISSING,
WITHOUT YOU
I GOT NO SMILE.
WITHOUT YOU
AND YOUR SWEET KISSING,
MY LIPS ARE OUT OF STYLE.
WITHOUT YOU
HOW MY TEARS WOULD POUR.
MY SAD OLD HEART
WILL BEAT NO MORE.
I'LL CLOSE UP SHOP
AND LOCK THE DOOR,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M HELPLESS,
AND ALTHOUGH
IT MAY SOUND TRAGIC,
IT ADDS UP TO THIS,
MY DEAR,
IF YOU TAKE AWAY
YOUR MAGIC,
I'LL UP AND DISAPPEAR.
COME ON,
DON'T SAY BYE-BYE
TO ME,
PUT ON THOSE WINGS
AN' FLY TO ME.
I HATE TO THINK
WHERE I WOULD BE
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

verse 2:
THIS IS OUR BIG CHANCE
SO LET'S TAKE IT,
YOU AND ME AND CHARLIE
WE'LL MAKE IT.
PUT YOUR HEAD RIGHT HERE
AND I'LL BREAK IT,
I LOVE YOU!
NO IFS NO BUTS,
HONEST!
I MUST BE NUTS,
HONEST!
I LOVE YOU TOO,
HONEST?
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 2:
female: WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU,
YOU SWEET OLD LOAFER,
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO.
WITHOUT YOU
TO COOK AND SEW FOR,
I'D BE SO DOGGONE BLUE.
I'D MISS THE WAY
YOU MISBEHAVE.
THE MESS YOU MAKE
EACH TIME YOU SHAVE.
OUR ROOM
WON'T BE THE SAME OLD CAVE,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M HELPLESS,
I COULD NEVER SING
WITHOUT YOU,
THE OLD ACT
WOULD NOT GO FAR.
male: NOW,
THAT'S THE NICEST THING
ABOUT YOU:
YOU RECOGNIZE A STAR!
female: COME ON,
DO THAT DUET WITH ME,
male: OF COURSE
I'LL TAKE THE MELODY,
both: FOR THERE WOULD BE
NO HARMONY,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

verse 3:
HOW DOES A GUY
SAY TO ANOTHER
THINGS YOU TELL YOUR GAL
OR YOUR MOTHER?
WELL, I CAN SAY IT
BROTHER TO BROTHER,
I LOVE YOU!
THAT'S HOW I FEEL,
HONEST!
YOU FEEL IT TOO?
HONEST!
EACH WORD IS TRUE.
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 3:
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU
MY LIFE IS STORMY,
AND OLD PAL
I HAVE NO DOUBT,
WITHOUT YOU
HERE FIGHTING FOR ME,
THEY'RE GONNA
COUNT ME OUT.
WITHOUT YOU
ALL MY KICKS ARE GONE.
WITHOUT YOU
I CAN'T GO ON.
THE MOON WON'T SHINE
AND THE DAY WON'T DAWN,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M ZERO,
WITHOUT YOU I'M MINUS,
WITHOUT YOU
THERE'S NO TOMORROW.
WITHOUT YOU
CRUEL WORLD GOOOD-BYE,
I GOT BITTER TEARS
AND SORROW,
I THINK I'M GONNA CRY!
WITHOUT YOU LOVER,
I'M THE LEAST.
WITHOUT YOU BEAUTY,
I'M THE BEAST.
I'M DEAD.
I'M DONE.
I'M GONE -
DECEASED!
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

A PARTNERSHIP
LIKE YOURS AND MINE
WILL LIGHT UP
EV'RY BROADWAY SIGN.
BUT HERE'S THE SWITCH,
I'D NEVER SHINE
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU!