Pinwheel of Death

Terry Jacks


SONGS

Alt. Title Le Moribond

Writers Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen

Genres Pop, Folk

Recorded 1974

Lyrics Chorus:
WE HAD JOY,
WE HAD FUN,
WE HAD SEASONS IN THE SUN
BUT THE HILLS WE WOULD CLIMB
WERE JUST SEASONS OUT OF TIME.
ALL OUR LIVES WE HAD FUN,
WE HAD SEASONS IN THE SUN
BUT THE STARS
WE COULD REACH
WERE JUST STARFISH
ON THE BEACH.

ADIEU, EMILE,
MY TRUSTED FRIEND,
WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER
SINCE WE WERE NINE OR TEN
TOGETHER WE CLIMBED HILLS
AND TREES,
LEARNED OF LOVE
AND A-B-C's,
SKINNED OUR HEARTS
AND SKINNED OUR KNEES.
ADIEU, EMILE,
IT'S HARD TO DIE,
WHEN ALL THE BIRDS
ARE SINGING
IN THE SKY
NOW THAT THE SPRING
IS IN THE AIR,
PRETTY GIRLS
ARE EVERYWHERE
THINK OF ME
AND I'LL BE THERE.

Chorus

ADIEU, PAPA,
PLEASE PRAY FOR ME,
I WAS THE BLACK SHEEP
OF THE FAMILY
YOU TRIED TO TEACH ME
RIGHT FROM WRONG,
TOO MUCH WINE
AND TOO MUCH SONG,
WONDER HOW I GOT ALONG.
ADIEU, PAPA,
IT'S HARD TO DIE,
WHEN ALL THE BIRDS
ARE SINGING
IN THE SKY
NOW THAT THE SPRING
IS IN THE AIR,
LITTLE CHILDREN
EVERYWHERE
WHEN YOU'LL SEE THEM,
I'LL BE THERE.

Chorus

ADIEU, FRANCOISE,
MY TRUSTED WIFE,
WITHOUT YOU
I'D HAVE HAD
A LONELY LIFE
YOU CHEATED
LOTS OF TIMES,
BUT THEN,
I FORGAVE YOU
IN THE END,
THO' YOUR LOVER
WAS MY FRIEND.
ADIEU, FRANCOISE,
IT'S HARD TO DIE,
WHEN ALL THE BIRDS
ARE SINGING
IN THE SKY
NOW THAT THE SPRING
IS IN THE AIR,
WITH YOUR LOVERS
EVERYWHERE
JUST BE CAREFUL,
I'LL BE THERE.

ALL OUR LIVES WE HAD FUN,
WE HAD SEASONS IN THE SUN
BUT THE STARS
WE COULD REACH
WERE JUST STARFISH
ON THE BEACH.