Pinwheel of Death

Harry Nilsson


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Harry Carroll, Joseph McCarthy

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1973

Lyrics verse:
AT THE END
OF THE RAINBOW
THERE'S HAPPINESS,
AND TO FIND IT
HOW OFTEN
I'VE TRIED.
BUT MY LIFE
IS A RACE,
JUST A WILD GOOSE
CHASE,
AND MY DREAMS
HAVE ALL
BEEN DENIED.
WHY HAVE I
ALWAYS BEEN
A FAILURE,
WHAT CAN
THE REASON BE?
I WONDER
IF THE WORLD'S
TO BLAME,
I WONDER
IF IT COULD
BE ME?

Chorus:
I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS,
WATCHING CLOUDS
DRIFTING BY.
MY SCHEMES
ARE JUST LIKE
ALL MY DREAMS,
ENDING IN THE SKY.
SOME FELLOWS LOOK
AND FIND THE SUNSHINE,
I ALWAYS LOOK
AND FIND THE RAIN.
SOME FELLOWS MAKE
A WINNING SOMETIME,
I NEVER EVEN
MAKE A GRAIN
BELIEVE ME,
I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS,
WAITING TO FIND
A LITTLE BLUEBIRD
IN VAIN.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby

Genres Standard

Recorded 1973

Lyrics verse 1:
I KNEW
THE TIME HAD TO COME
WHEN I'D BE HELD
UNDER YOUR THUMB.
I'M LIKE A PAWN
IN YOUR HAND,
MOVED AND COMPELLED,
AT YOUR COMMAND.
WHETHER
IT'S FOR BAD
OR FOR GOOD,
I WOULD NEVER CHANGE
IF I COULD.

Chorus:
MAYBE I'M RIGHT
AND MAYBE I'M WRONG,
AND MAYBE I'M WEAK
AND MAYBE I'M STRONG,
BUT, NEVERTHELESS,
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.
MAYBE I'LL WIN
AND MAYBE I'LL LOSE,
AND MAYBE I'M IN
FOR CRYING THE BLUES,
BUT, NEVERTHELESS,
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.

SOMEHOW,
I KNOW AT A GLANCE
THE TERRIBLE CHANCES
I'M TAKING:
FINE AT THE START,
THEN LEFT WITH A HEART
THAT IS BREAKING.

MAYBE I'LL LIVE
A LIFE OF REGRET,
AND MAYBE I'LL GIVE
MUCH MORE THAN I GET,
BUT, NEVERTHELESS,
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.

verse 2:
IN SPITE OF ALL
I COULD DO,
I WENT AHEAD
FALLING FOR YOU.
SO IF I LAUGH
OR I CRY,
I MADE MY BED,
THAT'S WHERE
I'LL LIE.
FOR WHAT HAPPENS
THERE'S NO EXCUSE,
I PUT MY OWN HEAD
IN THE NOOSE.

Chorus:
MAYBE I'M RIGHT
AND MAYBE I'M WRONG,
AND MAYBE I'M WEAK
AND MAYBE I'M STRONG,
BUT, NEVERTHELESS,
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.
MAYBE I'LL WIN
AND MAYBE I'LL LOSE,
AND MAYBE I'M IN
FOR CRYING THE BLUES,
BUT, NEVERTHELESS,
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.

SOMEHOW,
I KNOW AT A GLANCE
THE TERRIBLE CHANCES
I'M TAKING:
FINE AT THE START,
THEN LEFT WITH A HEART
THAT IS BREAKING.

MAYBE I'LL LIVE
A LIFE OF REGRET,
AND MAYBE I'LL GIVE
MUCH MORE THAN I GET,
BUT, NEVERTHELESS,
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.