Pinwheel of Death

Barbara Cook


SONGS

Alt. Title (Walking) Among My Yesterdays

Writers Fred Ebb, John Kander

Genres Showtune, Ballad

Recorded 2004

Lyrics WAS IT REALLY ALL THAT SWEET
IN THAT HOUSE
AND ALONG THAT STREET?
MEM'RY CLOUDS
IN A THOUSAND WAYS,
WALKING AMONG MY YESTERDAYS.
DID IT REALLY HAPPEN?
WAS IT REAL?
EYES CAN SEE
WHAT THE HEART CAN FEEL.
VISIONS VANISH
BENEATH THE GAZE,
WALKING AMONG MY YESTERDAYS.

HOLD! HOLD! HOLD!
WAIT FOR ME!
LIGHT THE PICTURE,
LET ME SEE.

SOUVENIRS
OF THE PAST REMAIN.
BITS OF PLEASURE
AND SCRAPS OF PAIN.
LOVE MAY PASS,
BUT THE PERFUME STAYS,
WALKING AMONG MY YESTERDAYS.

HOLD! HOLD! HOLD!
WAIT FOR ME!
LIGHT THE PICTURE,
LET ME SEE.

NOW AND THEN
THE IMAGE CLEARS
TRUTH IS PLAIN
THEN IT DISAPPEARS:
ONE MORE TRICK
THAT THE CAMERA PLAYS
WALKING AMONG MY YESTERDAYS.

HOLD! HOLD! HOLD!
YESTERDAYS.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Ballad

Recorded 1963

Lyrics [verse]:
THE FLOWERS,
THE LINEN,
THE CRYSTAL I SEE
WERE CAREFULLY CHOSEN
FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME.
THE SILVER AGLEAM
AND THE CANDLES AGLOW,
YOUR FAVORITE SONGS
ON REQUEST.
EACH COLORFUL TOUCH
IN THE FINEST OF TASTE.
AND NOTICE HOW SUBTLY
THE TABLES ARE SPACED.
THE MUSIC IS MUTED,
THE LIGHTING IS LOW,
NO WONDER
I FEEL SO DEPRESSED.

[Chorus - female lyric]:
CHARMING,
ROMANTIC,
THE PERFECT CAFE.
THEN AS IF
IT ISN'T BAD ENOUGH
A VIOLIN STARTS TO PLAY.
CANDLES AND WINE,
TABLES FOR TWO,
BUT WHERE ARE YOU,
DEAR FRIEND?

COUPLES GO PAST ME,
I SEE HOW THEY LOOK.
SO DISCREETLY SYMPATHETIC
WHEN THEY SEE
THE ROSE AND THE BOOK.
I MAKE BELIEVE
NOTHING IS WRONG.
HOW LONG CAN I PRETEND?
PLEASE MAKE IT RIGHT,
DON'T BREAK MY HEART,
DON'T LET IT END,
DEAR FRIEND.

[Chorus - male lyric]:
CHARMING,
ROMANTIC,
THE PERFECT CAFE.
THEN AS IF
IT ISN'T BAD ENOUGH
A VIOLIN STARTS TO PLAY.
CANDLES AND WINE,
TABLES FOR TWO,
BUT WHERE ARE YOU,
DEAR FRIEND?

COUPLES GO PAST ME,
IN WORLDS OF THEIR OWN.
THEY SEE NOTHING
SO UNUSUAL
IN SOMEONE DINING ALONE.
I MAKE BELIEVE
NOTHING IS WRONG.
HOW LONG CAN I PRETEND?
PLEASE MAKE IT RIGHT,
DON'T BREAK MY HEART,
DON'T LET IT END,
DEAR FRIEND.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Dorothy Fields, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad, Seasons

Recorded 2005

Lyrics verse:
THERE'S NOTHING I KNOW
HERE ON THIS EARTH
GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU,
SO,
IF I WANT TO SHOW YOU
ALL YOU'RE WORTH,
I'D HAVE TO TRY SHOPPING
IN THE BLUE.

Chorus:
I'LL BUY YOU A STAR,
NOT JUST A STAR,
BUT THE BEST ONE
IN THE SKY,
YOU'LL HAVE A CLOUD
TO SLEEP ON,
A CLOUD AS SOFT
AS AN ANGEL'S SIGH.
A FINE SILVER CHAIN
MADE FROM THE RAIN
OF A SUMMER AFTERNOON.
I'LL BUY YOU A STAR,
MY DARLING,
BUT I WON'T REST
UNTIL I BUY THE MOON!

Alternate verse:
THINGS MAY NOT COME THROUGH
THE WAY YOU PLAN.
ONE MORE CHANCE IS DUE
TO EV'RY MAN.
ONE MORE CHANCE,
THAT'S IT!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE
YET,
WE'LL BE LIVING
ON SOME GRAND ESTATE
YET,
YOU'LL SEE.
AN AUTOMOBILE
SO FRANCIE GETS SOME AIR,
A COAT MADE OF SEALSKIN
IS WHAT MY WIFE WILL WEAR.
SEALSKIN ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH,
ERMINE ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH,
BUCKETS FULL OF DIAMONDS
AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH
TO SHOW YOU
WHAT YOU'RE WORTH.
THERE'S NOT ENOUGH
TO DO,
THERE'S NOTHING
ON THIS EARTH
GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
I'LL HAVE TO DO MY SHOPPING
UP THERE IN THE BLUE.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1963

Lyrics spoken:
DEAR FRIEND,
sung:
I AM SO SORRY
ABOUT LAST NIGHT.
IT WAS A NIGHTMARE
IN EV'RY WAY.
BUT TOGETHER,
YOU AND I
WILL LAUGH AT LAST NIGHT
SOMEDAY.

ICE CREAM,
HE BROUGHT ME
ICE CREAM,
VANILLA ICE CREAM,
IMAGINE THAT?
ICE CREAM,
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME,
WE WERE TOGETHER
WITHOUT A SPAT.
FRIENDLY,
HE WAS SO FRIENDLY,
THAT ISN'T LIKE HIM,
I'M SIMPLY STUNNED.
WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?
WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?
IT'S BEEN
A MOST PECULIAR DAY.
WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?
WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?

spoken:
WHERE WAS I?
rapidly spokensung:
I AM SO SORRY
ABOUT LAST NIGHT.
IT WAS A NIGHTMARE
IN EV'RY WAY.
BUT TOGETHER
YOU AND I
WILL LAUGH AT LAST NIGHT
SOME DAY.

sung:
I SAT THERE
WAITING IN THAT CAFE
AND NEVER GUESSING
YOU WERE FAT,
THAT YOU WERE NEAR,
THAT YOU WERE OUTSIDE
LOOKING BALD.
spoken:
OH, MY...
DEAR FRIEND...
sung:
I AM SO SORRY
ABOUT LAST NIGHT...

LAST NIGHT I
WAS SO NASTY,
WELL, HE DESERVED IT,
BUT EVEN SO.
THAT GEORG
IS NOT LIKE
THIS GEORG,
THIS IS A
NEW GEORG
THAT I DON'T KNOW.
SOMEHOW
IT ALL REMINDS ME
OF DOCTOR JEKYLL
AND MISTER HYDE.
FOR RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES
A MAN THAT I DESPISE
HAS TURNED INTO A MAN
I LIKE.
IT'S ALMOST LIKE A DREAM,
AND STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM,
HE CAME TO OFFER ME
VANILLA ICE CREAM!
Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1987

Lyrics LIFE IS SLOW,
BUT IT SEEMS EXCITING
'CAUSE BUDDY'S THERE.
GOURMET COOKING
AND LETTER WRITING
AND KNOWING
BUDDY'S THERE.
EV'RY MORNING-
DON'T FAINT-
I TEND THE FLOWERS.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
EV'RY WEEKEND
I PAINT
FOR UMPTEEN HOURS.
AND, YES,
I MISS A LOT
LIVING LIKE A SHUT-IN.
NO, I HAVEN'T GOT
COOKS
AND CARS
AND DIAMONDS.
YES,
MY CLOTHES ARE NOT
PARIS FASHIONS,
BUT IN BUDDY'S EYES
I'M YOUNG,
I'M BEAUTIFUL.
IN BUDDY'S EYES
I DON'T GET OLDER.

SO LIFE IS DUCKY
AND TIME GOES FLYING
AND I'M SO LUCKY
I FEEL LIKE CRYING.
AND...
IN BUDDY'S EYES
I'M YOUNG,
I'M BEAUTIFUL.
IN BUDDY'S EYES
I CAN'T GET OLDER.
I'M STILL THE PRINCESS,
STILL THE PRIZE.
IN BUDDY'S EYES
I'M YOUNG,
I'M BEAUTIFUL.
IN BUDDY'S ARMS,
ON BUDDY'S SHOULDER,
I WON'T GET OLDER.
NOTHING DIES.
AND ALL
I EVER DREAMED
I'D BE.
THE BEST
I EVER THOUGHT
OF ME,
IS EV'RY MINUTE
THERE TO SEE
IN BUDDY'S EYES.