Pinwheel of Death

David Wayne


SONGS

Writers Fred Ebb, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1967

Lyrics OF COURSE IT'S FUN
TO WEAR
A RED PAPER HAT,
OF COURSE IT'S GOOD
TO KNOW
THE WINE ISN'T FLAT,
BUT THOUGH YOU TAKE
A CERTAIN COMFORT
IN THAT,
YOU BETTER HAVE ME THERE,
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.
OF COURSE IT'S NICE
TO SEE THE STREAMERS
ARE FLUNG,
TO KNOW THE GUEST LIST
IS APPEALINGLY YOUNG.
BUT IF YOU WANT TO HEAR
THAT BELL REALLY RUNG,
YOU BETTER HAVE ME THERE,
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.

OH NO,
YOU WOULDN'T WANT THE NIGHT
TO BE A BORE,
TO HAVE THEM GAZING
FONDLY AT THE DOOR.
SO WHY NOT
HAVE THE GUARANTEE
THE FUN'S ABOUT TO BEGIN
WHEN I COME SAUNTERING IN?

OF COURSE IT'S NICE
WHEN CANDLES GLEAM
EVERYWHERE,
WHEN THERE ARE LANTERNS
SWINGING HIGH IN THE AIR,
BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT
A SNAPPY AFFAIR,
YOU BETTER HAVE ME THERE,
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY!
TO BRING THE PARTY
TO LIFE.

IF YOUR FESTIVITIES
INCLUDE A SOIREE,
YOU OUGHT TO GIVE IT EASE
THE EASIEST WAY,
BESIDE THE CAVIAR
AND CHOC'LATE SOUFFLE,
YOU BETTER HAVE ME THERE,
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.
OF COURSE IT'S NICE
TO SEE A YELLOW BALLOON,
TO HEAR THE ORCHESTRA
IS PLAYING IN TUNE.
BUT IF
YOU REALLY LIKE IT
HIGH AS THE MOON,
YOU BETTER HAVE ME THERE,
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.

OH NO,
YOU WOULDN'T WANT IT
GETTING VERY DULL,
BECOMING
ONE UNINTERRUPTED LULL.
SO WHY NOT
HAVE THE GUARANTEE
THE FUN'S ABOUT TO BEGIN
WHEN I COME SWAGGERING IN?

OF COURSE IT'S NICE
TO GIVE THEM
COLORFUL LIGHTS,
OR LOVELY LADIES
DRESSED
IN LAVENDER TIGHTS,
BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT
THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS,
YOU BETTER HAVE ME THERE,
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY!
THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
TO BRING ANY PARTY
TO LIFE!