Pinwheel of Death

Pat Marshall


SONGS

Writers Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss

Genres Showtune, Marriage

Recorded 1956

Lyrics SO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR MAN,
SO YOU WANT THE GUY
TO MARRY YOU,
SO YOU WANT THE GUY
TO CARRY YOU
THROUGH HIS DOORWAY.
IF YOU WANT TO GET YOUR MAN,
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG
OR SHAKE THE GUY,
'CAUSE I KNOW THE WAY
TO MAKE THE GUY
GO YOUR WAY:

TALK TO HIM,
TELL HIM
THAT HE'S GRAND,
TELL HIM
THAT YOU'VE PLANNED
YOUR LIFE
WITH HIM IN MIND.
TALK TO HIM,
TELL HIM
HOW YOU CRAVE,
HOW YOU'LL EVEN SLAVE
FOR HIM
IF HE'S INCLINED.
TELL HIM
YOU'LL GIVE ALL YOU'VE GOT,
HE'LL MARRY YOU
ON THE SPOT.
I'M VERY SURE,
BUT IF NOT:

HIT HIM!
HIT HIM,
SMASH HIM,
BELT HIM,
BASH HIM,
SLUG HIM,
SLASH HIM,
BANG HIM
IN THE HEAD.
MAUL HIM,
MOP HIM,
CLOP HIM,
CLOB HIM,
BANG HIM
IN THE EYE,
RAP HIM
IN THE TEETH.
MURDER HIM,
MANGLE HIM,
FRACTURE HIM,
STRANGLE HIM,
BUT FIRST,
TALK TO HIM.

COOK FOR HIM,
THAT'S WHERE WOMEN SHINE,
POUR A LITTLE WINE
FOR HIM BY CANDLEGLOW.
COOK FOR HIM,
COOK A FANCY DISH,
OPEN UP SOME VICHYSSOISE
AND WATCH HIM GO.
STEAK
THAT IS JUICY
AND THICK,
CAKE
AND CHAMPAGNE
FOR A KICK.
WHAT IF THAT
WON'T TURN THE TRICK?

KICK HIM!
KICK HIM,
CRACK HIM,
WHIP HIM,
WHACK HIM,
SMEAR HIM,
SMACK HIM,
HIT HIM
WITH A BAT.
PUNCH HIM,
SOCK HIM,
SCRATCH HIM,
KNOCK HIM,
BITE HIM
ON THE ARM,
SLAP HIM
IN THE PUSS.
TACKLE HIM,
TRAMPLE HIM,
CRIPPLE HIM,
TORTURE HIM,
BUT FIRST,
TALK TO HIM.

MAKE LOVE TO HIM,
LOOSEN UP
THOSE HIPS,
PUCKER UP
THOSE LIPS
AND COME TO GRIPS
WITH HIM.
MAKE LOVE TO HIM,
GET HIM ALL AFLAME,
PLAY A LITTLE GAME
OF FINGERTIPS WITH HIM.
GIVE HIM A SHOW
FOR HIS DOUGH,
RIGHT FROM HIS HEAD
TO HIS TOE.
WHAT IF YOUR FELLA
SAYS NO?

SLUG HIM!
SLUG HIM,
MUG HIM,
BURN HIM,
SHOVE HIM,
SHOOT HIM,
STAB HIM,
PUSH HIM
OFF A CLIFF.
CRUSH HIM,
BOMB HIM,
DROWN HIM,
KILL HIM,
HIT HIM
WITH AN AXE,
BURN HIM
ALIVE.
POISON HIM,
SMOTHER HIM,
BUTCHER HIM,
SLAUGHTER HIM.

BUT FIRST
BEFORE YOU COOK FOR HIM
OR EVEN MAKE LOVE,
TALK.
TALK.
MAKE SURE
YOU TALK TO HIM.
Writers Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1956

Lyrics verse 1:
HOW DOES SOMEONE
SAY VERY CLEARLY
THINGS HE DON'T SAY
DAILY OR YEARLY?
LET ME TRY TO SAY IT,
SINCERELY,
I LOVE YOU!
THAT'S HOW I FEEL,
HONEST!
IS THAT FOR REAL?
HONEST!
EACH WORD IS TRUE.
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 1:
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU
THERE'S SOMETHING MISSING,
WITHOUT YOU
I GOT NO SMILE.
WITHOUT YOU
AND YOUR SWEET KISSING,
MY LIPS ARE OUT OF STYLE.
WITHOUT YOU
HOW MY TEARS WOULD POUR.
MY SAD OLD HEART
WILL BEAT NO MORE.
I'LL CLOSE UP SHOP
AND LOCK THE DOOR,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M HELPLESS,
AND ALTHOUGH
IT MAY SOUND TRAGIC,
IT ADDS UP TO THIS,
MY DEAR,
IF YOU TAKE AWAY
YOUR MAGIC,
I'LL UP AND DISAPPEAR.
COME ON,
DON'T SAY BYE-BYE
TO ME,
PUT ON THOSE WINGS
AN' FLY TO ME.
I HATE TO THINK
WHERE I WOULD BE
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

verse 2:
THIS IS OUR BIG CHANCE
SO LET'S TAKE IT,
YOU AND ME AND CHARLIE
WE'LL MAKE IT.
PUT YOUR HEAD RIGHT HERE
AND I'LL BREAK IT,
I LOVE YOU!
NO IFS NO BUTS,
HONEST!
I MUST BE NUTS,
HONEST!
I LOVE YOU TOO,
HONEST?
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 2:
female: WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU,
YOU SWEET OLD LOAFER,
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO.
WITHOUT YOU
TO COOK AND SEW FOR,
I'D BE SO DOGGONE BLUE.
I'D MISS THE WAY
YOU MISBEHAVE.
THE MESS YOU MAKE
EACH TIME YOU SHAVE.
OUR ROOM
WON'T BE THE SAME OLD CAVE,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M HELPLESS,
I COULD NEVER SING
WITHOUT YOU,
THE OLD ACT
WOULD NOT GO FAR.
male: NOW,
THAT'S THE NICEST THING
ABOUT YOU:
YOU RECOGNIZE A STAR!
female: COME ON,
DO THAT DUET WITH ME,
male: OF COURSE
I'LL TAKE THE MELODY,
both: FOR THERE WOULD BE
NO HARMONY,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

verse 3:
HOW DOES A GUY
SAY TO ANOTHER
THINGS YOU TELL YOUR GAL
OR YOUR MOTHER?
WELL, I CAN SAY IT
BROTHER TO BROTHER,
I LOVE YOU!
THAT'S HOW I FEEL,
HONEST!
YOU FEEL IT TOO?
HONEST!
EACH WORD IS TRUE.
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 3:
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU
MY LIFE IS STORMY,
AND OLD PAL
I HAVE NO DOUBT,
WITHOUT YOU
HERE FIGHTING FOR ME,
THEY'RE GONNA
COUNT ME OUT.
WITHOUT YOU
ALL MY KICKS ARE GONE.
WITHOUT YOU
I CAN'T GO ON.
THE MOON WON'T SHINE
AND THE DAY WON'T DAWN,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M ZERO,
WITHOUT YOU I'M MINUS,
WITHOUT YOU
THERE'S NO TOMORROW.
WITHOUT YOU
CRUEL WORLD GOOOD-BYE,
I GOT BITTER TEARS
AND SORROW,
I THINK I'M GONNA CRY!
WITHOUT YOU LOVER,
I'M THE LEAST.
WITHOUT YOU BEAUTY,
I'M THE BEAST.
I'M DEAD.
I'M DONE.
I'M GONE -
DECEASED!
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

A PARTNERSHIP
LIKE YOURS AND MINE
WILL LIGHT UP
EV'RY BROADWAY SIGN.
BUT HERE'S THE SWITCH,
I'D NEVER SHINE
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU!