Pinwheel of Death

Johnny Mathis


SONGS

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Writers Jack Lawrence, Ted Shapiro

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1957

Lyrics I RECALL THE STORY,
THAT NIGHT OF LOVE AND GLORY,
A NIGHT
THAT LEFT MY HEART ROMANTIC SCARS.
WE STOOD SO NEAR TO HEAVEN
THAT I REACHED CLEAR TO HEAVEN
AND GATHERED YOU A HANDFUL OF STARS.
SWEET REMEMBERED HOUR
WHEN LOVE BEGAN TO FLOWER
WITH MOONLIGHT
THROUGH THE TREES LIKE SILVER BALLS.
AND AS THE MOON GREW OLDER,
I REACHED ACROSS YOUR SHOULDER
AND GATHERED YOU A HANDFUL OF STARS.

I PLACED MY FINGERTIPS UPON YOUR LIPS
AND STARS FELL IN YOUR EYES,
MOONGLOW MADE A HALO OF YOUR HAIR.
SUDDENLY YOU LOOKED AT ME
AND DREAMS BEGAN TO RISE,
OH, WHAT THINGS UNSPOKEN
TREMBLED IN THE AIR.

OUR HEARTS WERE MADLY BEATING
AND THEN OUR LIPS WERE MEETING
AND VENUS SEEMED TO MELT
RIGHT INTO MARS.
THEN WHILE WE STOOD CARESSING,
BLUE HEAVEN SENT A BLESSING,
A SHOWER OF A HANDFUL OF STARS.
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Writers Lew Brown, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 2000

Lyrics verse:
PEOPLE ARE QUEER,
THEY'RE ALWAYS
CROWING,
SCRAMBLING
AND RUSHING ABOUT.
WHY DON'T THEY STOP
SOME DAY,
ADDRESS THEMSELVES
THIS WAY?
WHY ARE WE HERE?
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
IT'S TIME
THAT WE FOUND OUT.
WE'RE NOT HERE
TO STAY,
WE'RE ON A SHORT
HOLIDAY.

Chorus:
LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES.
DON'T MAKE IT SERIOUS,
LIFE'S TOO MYSTERIOUS.
YOU WORK,
YOU SAVE,
YOU WORRY SO,
BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE
YOUR DOUGH
WHEN YOU GO,
GO,
GO.
SO KEEP REPEATING
IT'S THE BERRIES,
THE STRONGEST OAK
MUST FALL.
THE SWEET THINGS
IN LIFE
TO YOU
WERE JUST LOANED,
SO HOW CAN YOU LOSE
WHAT YOU'VE NEVER OWNED?
LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES,
SO LIVE
AND LAUGH AT IT ALL.
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Writers Edmund Goulding, Elsie Janis

Genres Standard

Recorded 1956

Lyrics LOVE,
YOUR MAGIC SPELL IS EVERYWHERE,
LOVE, I KNOW YOU WELL
AND FOUND YOU FAIR.
THEN,
YOU LEFT ME
AND I LAUGHED AT FATE.
NOW,
I ASK IS IT TOO LATE?

LOVE,
YOUR MELODY IS IN THE AIR,
YET,
I CALL YOU
AND YOU ARE NOT THERE.
COME,
HERE IS MY HEART,
MY SOUL TO MATE
MAKE ME FORGET
THE VOICE
THAT WHISPERS WAIT.
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Writers Felix Bernard, Dick Smith

Genres Standard, Holiday, Marriage

Recorded 1958

Lyrics verse:
OVER THE GROUND
LIES A MANTLE
OF WHITE,
A HEAVEN
OF DIAMONDS
SHINE DOWN
THROUGH THE NIGHT,
TWO HEARTS
ARE THRILLING
IN SPITE
OF A CHILL IN
THE WEATHER.
LOVE KNOWS NO SEASON,
LOVE KNOWS NO CLIME,
ROMANCE CAN BLOSSOM
ANY OLD TIME.
HERE IN THE OPEN,
WE'RE WALKING
AND HOPING
TOGETHER.

Chorus:
SLEIGH BELLS RING,
ARE YOU LISTENING?
IN THE LANE
SNOW IS GLISTENING.
A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT,
WE'RE HAPPY TONIGHT,
WALKING
IN A WINTER WONDERLAND!
GONE AWAY
IS THE BLUEBIRD.
HERE TO STAY
IS THE NEW BIRD.
HE SINGS
A LOVE SONG,
AS WE GO
ALONG,
WALKING
IN A WINTER WONDERLAND!

IN THE MEADOW
YOU CAN BUILD A SNOWMAN
THEN PRETEND
THAT HE IS PARSON BROWN.
HE'LL SAY,
ARE YOU MARRIED?
WE'LL SAY,
NO MAN,
BUT YOU
CAN DO THE JOB
WHEN YOU'RE IN TOWN!

LATER ON
WE'LL CONSPIRE
AS WE DREAM
BY THE FIRE
TO FACE UNAFRAID
THE PLANS
THAT WE MADE
WALKING
N A WINTER WONDERLAND!

IN THE MEADOW
WE CAN BUILD A SNOWMAN
AND PRETEND THAT HE'S
A CIRCUS CLOWN.
WE'LL HAVE LOTS OF FUN
WITH MISTER SNOWMAN
UNTIL THE OTHER KIDDIES
KNOCK HIM DOWN!

WHEN IT SNOWS
AIN'T IT THRILLING
THOUGH YOUR NOSE
GETS A CHILLING?
WE'LL FROLIC
AND PLAY
THE ESKIMO WAY
WALKING
IN A WINTER WONDERLAND!
Writers Sherman Edwards, Ben Raleigh

Genres Standard, Pop, Marriage

Recorded 1957

Lyrics SOMETIMES WE WALK
HAND IN HAND BY THE SEA
AND WE BREATHE IN
THE COOL SALTY AIR
YOU TURN TO ME
WITH A KISS
IN YOUR EYES
AND MY HEART
FEELS A THRILL
BEYOND COMPARE!
THEN YOUR LIPS
CLING TO MINE,
IT'S WONDERFUL!
WONDERFUL!
OH, SO WONDERFUL,
MY LOVE!
SOMETIMES WE STAND
ON THE TOP OF A HILL
AND WE GAZE AT THE EARTH
AND THE SKY
I TURN TO YOU
AND YOU MELT
IN MY ARMS,
THERE WE ARE,
DARLING,
ONLY YOU AND I!
WHAT A MOMENT
TO SHARE,
IT'S WONDERFUL!
WONDERFUL!
OH, SO WONDERFUL
MY LOVE!

THIS WORLD IS FULL
OF WOND'ROUS THINGS,
IT'S TRUE,
BUT THEY WOULDN'T
HAVE MUCH MEANING
WITHOUT YOU.

SOME QUIET EVENINGS
I SIT BY YOUR SIDE
AND WE'RE LOST
IN A WORLD
OF OUR OWN
I FEEL THE GLOW
OF YOUR UNSPOKEN LOVE,
I'M AWARE
OF THE TREASURE
THAT I OWN.
AND I SAY TO MYSELF,
IT'S WONDERFUL!
WONDERFUL!
OH, SO WONDERFUL,
MY LOVE!