Pinwheel of Death

Michael Rupert


SONGS

Writers Fred Ebb, John Kander

Genres Showtune, Ballad

Recorded 1994

Lyrics IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW
I'LL HAVE YOU FOREVER,
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE HERE.
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW
YOU LEAVE ME A MOMENT,
MY HOLDING YOU BACK
MIGHT MAKE DISAPPEAR.
IF I LET YOU GO
I'LL HOLD YOU FOREVER,
IF I LET YOU GO
WE'LL NEVER BE STRANGERS,
EVER.
SO WALK AWAY,
DON'T LET IT END.
WALK AWAY MY LOVE,
WALK AWAY,
MY FRIEND.
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad, Marriage

Recorded 1993

Lyrics MARRY ME A LITTLE,
LOVE ME JUST ENOUGH.
CRY,
BUT NOT TOO OFTEN,
PLAY,
BUT NOT TOO ROUGH.
KEEP A TENDER DISTANCE,
SO WE'LL BOTH BE FREE.
THAT'S THE WAY
IT OUGHT TO BE.
I'M READY!
MARRY ME A LITTLE,
DO IT WITH A WILL.
MAKE A FEW DEMANDS
I'M ABLE TO FULFILL.
WANT ME MORE
THAN OTHERS,
NOT EXCLUSIVELY.
THAT'S THE WAY
IT OUGHT TO BE.
I'M READY!
I'M READY NOW!

YOU CAN BE
MY BEST FRIEND.
I CAN BE
YOUR RIGHT ARM.
WE'LL GO THROUGH
A FIGHT OR TWO.
NO HARM.
NO HARM.
WE'LL LOOK
NOT TOO DEEP,
WE'LL GO
NOT TOO FAR.
WE WON'T
HAVE TO GIVE UP
A THING,
WE'LL STAY
WHO WE ARE.
RIGHT?
OKAY THEN,
I'M READY!
I'M READY NOW!
SOMEONE,

MARRY ME A LITTLE,
LOVE ME JUST ENOUGH.
WARM AND SWEET AND EASY,
JUST THE SIMPLE STUFF.
KEEP A TENDER DISTANCE,
SO WE'LL BOTH BE FREE.
THAT'S THE WAY
IT OUGHT TO BE.
I'M READY!
MARRY ME A LITTLE,
BODY,
HEART AND SOUL.
PASSIONATE AS HELL,
BUT ALWAYS IN CONTROL.
WANT ME
FIRST AND FOREMOST,
KEEP ME
COMPANY.
THAT'S THE WAY
IT OUGHT TO BE.
I'M READY!
I'M READY NOW!

OH,
HOW GENTLY WE'LL TALK,
OH,
HOW SOFTLY WE'LL TREAD.
ALL THE STINGS,
THE UGLY THINGS
WE'LL KEEP UNSAID.
WE'LL BUILD A COCOON
OF LOVE AND RESPECT.
YOU PROMISE
WHATEVER YOU LIKE,
I'LL NEVER COLLECT.
RIGHT?
OKAY, THEN,
I'M READY!
I'M READY NOW!
SOMEONE,
I'M READY!
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad, Marriage

Recorded 1993

Lyrics MULTITUDES OF AMYS
CROWD THE STREETS BELOW.
AVENUES OF AMYS,
OFFICEFULS OF AMYS
EV'RYWHERE I GO.
WONDER WHAT IT MEANS,
HO-HO,
I WONDER WHAT IT MEANS.
I SEE THEM
WAITING FOR THE LIGHTS,
RUNNING FOR THE BUS,
MILLING IN THE STORES
AND HAILING CABS
AND DISAPPEARING
THROUGH REVOLVING DOORS.
MULTITUDES OF AMYS,
EV'RYWHERE I LOOK.
SENTENCES OF AMYS,
PARAGRAPHS OF AMYS,
FILLING EV'RY BOOK.
WONDER IF IT MEANS
I'VE GONE TO PIECES.
EV'RY OTHER WORD
I SPEAK
IS SOMETHING SHE SAYS.

WALLS HANG
WITH PICTURES OF AMYS,
GALAXIES OF AMYS
DOT THE NIGHT SKIES,
GIRLS PASS
AND LOOK AT ME
WITH AMY'S EYES.
I'VE SEEN
AN AUDIENCE OF AMYS
WATCH A CAST OF AMYS
ACT IN A PLAY.
SEEMS THERE ARE
MORE OF HER
EV'RY DAY.
WHAT CAN IT MEAN?
WHAT CAN IT MEAN?

I'VE CAUGHT A STADIUM
OF AMYS
STANDING UP TO CHEER,
CHORUSES OF AMYS,
SYMPHONIES OF AMYS
RINGING IN MY EAR.
I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS,
HEY, AMY,
I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.
I'M READY,
I'M READY,
I'M READY NOW!

ALL THAT IT TAKES
IS TWO,
AMY, ME,
AMY, YOU,
AMY.

I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS,
HEY, AMY,
I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.
OH, WOW!
I'M READY,
I'M READY,
I'LL SAY IT:
MARRY ME NOW!