Pinwheel of Death

Johnny Mercer


SONGS

Writers Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer

Genres Standard, Pop, Marriage

Recorded 1961

Lyrics TWO OF A KIND,
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
WE'RE TWO OF A KIND,
TWO OF A KIND,
IT'S MY OBSERVATION
WE'RE TWO OF A KIND.
PEAS IN A POD,
AND BIRDS
OF A FEATHER
ALONE TOGETHER,
YOU'LL FIND
THAT WE ARE
TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND.

WHAT'S SO WRONG,
THINKING LIFE
IS A SONG,
AND REACHING
FOR A STAR?
WHO'S TO SAY
IF WE'LL GO
THE WHOLE WAY?
AT LEAST
WE GOT THIS FAR!

SHARING OUR LOT,
OUR VITTLES
AND VIANDS,
WE'RE TWO
OF AN ILK.
WHAT IF WE GOT
RARE CHATEAUBRIANDS
OR CRACKERS AND MILK.
MAKING IT PLAIN,
EXPLAINING FULLY,
WE'RE SINGULARLY
INCLINED;
BECAUSE
WE'RE TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND!

(additional lyrics):

TWO OF A KIND,
WHEN HE'S OUT OF RHYTHM
I'M SINGING OFF KEY,
SAY NEVER YOU MIND
BECAUSE I'M STICKING
WITH HIM,
TO C ABOVE C.
NEED WE EXPLAIN
WHEN HE WARBLES
SWEETLY
I'M FLAT
AND COMPLETELY
BEHIND;
BECAUSE WE'RE TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND.

I GET KICKS
WHEN I MEET CHICKS
WHO HANG AROUND
THIS LAND.
AND ESPECIALLY
WHEN THEY WHISPER
TO ME,
"HEY HONEY,
WHO'S YOUR DAD?"

TWO OF A SORT,
LIKE TWO POMEGRANATES
FROM OFF THE SAME TREE,
I'M WITH YOU SPORT,
WHATEVER YOU PLAN
IT GOES DOUBLE
WITH ME.
I GOT
A TERRIBLE THOUGHT,
MOST FRIGHTFULLY
UPSETTING,
AND YET
WE'RE GETTING RESIGNED
TO BEING
TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND.

WE'RE TWO OF A KIND,
WE LIKE WORKING SINGLE,
WORKING IN TWOS,
KEEP US IN MIND,
GIVE US A JINGLE,
WE GOT TAPS
ON OUR SHOES!
WE'RE BOTH OF US
LIKE THE TOWER OF PISA,
I'M A LEANER
LIKE-A HE IS-A
SO INCLINED;
BECAUSE
WE'RE TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND,
TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND!
 

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