Pinwheel of Death

Elender Wall


SONGS

Writers William Bolcom, Arnold Weinstein

Genres Classical

Recorded 2004

Lyrics spoken: MY FRIEND GEORGE
USED TO SAY,
sung: OH CALL ME GEORGIA,
HON,
spoken: GET YOURSELF A DRINK,
sung: AND SANG
THE BEST SOPRANO
IN OUR PART OF TOWN.

IN BEADS,
BROCADE AND PINS,
HE SANG
IF YOU HAPPENED IN
THROUGH THE DOOR
HE NEVER LOCKED
AND SAID,
GET YOURSELF A DRINK,
AND SANG OUT LOUD
TILL TEARS FELL
IN THE COGNAC
AND THE CHOCOLATE MILK
AND GIN.
AND ON THE BEADS,
BROCADE AND PINS.
WHEN STRANGERS HAPPENED
THROUGH HIS OPEN DOOR,
GEORGE SAID, STAY,
BUT YOU GOTTA KEEP QUIET
WHILE I SING,
AND THEN A MINUTE AFTER,
'AND CALL ME GEORGIA.

ONE FINE DAY ,
A STRANGER
IN A SUIT OF NAVY BLUE
TOOK GEORGES LIFE
WITH A KNIFE
GEORGE HAD PLACED
BESIDE AN APPLE PIE
HED BAKED,
AND STABBED HIM
IN THE MIDDLE
OF UN BEL DI VEDREMO
AS HE SANG
FOR THIS PARTICULAR STRANGER
WHO WAS
IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY.

THE FUNERAL
WAS AT THE COCKTAIL HOUR.
WE KNEW
GEORGE WOULD LIKE IT LIKE THAT.
TEARS FELL ON THE BEADS,
BROCADE AND PINS
IN THE COFFIN
WHICH WAS WHITE
BECAUSE GEORGE
WAS A VIRGIN.
OH, CALL HIM GEORGIA,
HON,
GET YOURSELF A DRINK.
YOU CAN CALL ME GEORGIA,
HON,
GET YOURSELF A DRINK!
Writers William Bolcom, Arnold Weinstein

Genres Classical

Recorded 2004

Lyrics WAITIN',
WAITIN',
IVE BEEN WAITIN'.
WAITIN',
WAITIN',
ALL MY LIFE.
THAT LIGHT KEEPS ON
HIDING FROM ME,
BUT IT SOMEDAY
JUST MIGHT
BLESS MY SIGHT.
WAITIN',
WAITIN',
WAITIN'.