Pinwheel of Death

THE APPLE TREE - Original Broadway Cast


SONGS

Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Country

Recorded 1966

Lyrics verse 1:
THE NEWSPAPERS CALL YOU
THE GODDESS OF SEX.
IF YOU ARE A GODDESS,
I'M OEDIPUS REX
NEITHER GODDESS
NOR WOMAN,
YOU'RE SOMETHING
APART,
WITH A CINERAMA BODY
AND A CELLULOID HEART.
INSTEAD OF A SOUL,
YOU GOT A SIGN
SAYIN,'
DECOR BY
HELENA RUBENSTEIN.

Chorus:
HOW DOES IT FEEL
TO BE
THE WORLD'S IDEAL,
WHEN YOU KNOW
AND I KNOW
THAT YOU
ARE NOT REAL?
YOU ARE NOT REAL.

verse 2:
THE SONS OF OLD ADAM
HAVE REASON TO GRIEVE.
SINCE WE TOOK
A LOOK AT YOU
DAUGHTERS OF EVE
YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S HONEST,
YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S TRUE.
I'LL TELL YOU
WHAT'S REAL -
IT'S THE LEAST
I CAN DO.
DIRTY FINGERNAILS
IS REAL,
AN' STRAGGALY HAIR,
AN' SLOVENLY CLOTHES
AN' A AIR OF DESPAIR.

Chorus:
HOW DOES IT FEEL
TO BE
THE WORLD'S IDEAL,
WHEN YOU KNOW
AND I KNOW
THAT YOU
ARE NOT REAL?
YOU ARE NOT REAL.

verse 3:
I'M A-WEARY OF GLAMOUR
AN' WOMEN LIKE YOU.
I LONG FOR A WOMAN
WHO'S REAL
THRU AND THRU
NO GODDESS WILL EVER
GET MY HEART TO THROB,
FOR THE GIRL
OF MY DREAMS
IS A SLOB!

Final Chorus:
HOW DOES IT FEEL
TO BE
THE WORLD'S IDEAL,
WHEN YOU KNOW
AND I KNOW
THAT YOU
ARE NOT REAL?
HOW DOES IT FEEL
TO BE
THE WORLD'S IDEAL
WHEN YOU KNOW
AND I KNOW
THAT YOU ARE NOT,
YOU ARE NOT,
YOU ARE NOT REAL?