Pinwheel of Death

Carol Burnett


SONGS

Writers Stephen Sondheim

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1987

Lyrics GOOD TIMES
AND BUM TIMES,
I'VE SEEN 'EM ALL
AND, MY DEAR,
I'M STILL HERE.
PLUSH VELVET SOMETIMES,
SOMETIMES
JUST PRETZELS AND BEER,
BUT I'M STILL HERE.
I'VE STUFFED THE DAILIES
IN MY SHOES,
STRUMMED UKULELES,
SUNG THE BLUES,
SEEN ALL OF MY DREAMS
DISAPPEAR,
BUT I'M HERE.

I'VE SLEPT IN SHANTIES,
GUEST OF THE W.P.A.,
BUT I'M HERE.
DANCED IN MY SCANTIES,
THREE BUCKS A DAY
WAS THE PAY,
BUT I'M HERE.
I'VE STOOD ON BREADLINES
WITH THE BEST,
WATCHED WHILE THE HEADLINES
DID THE REST.
IN THE DEPRESSION
WAS I DEPRESSED?
NOWHERE NEAR.
I MET A BIG FINANCIER
AND I'M HERE.

I'VE BEEN THROUGH GANDHI,
WALLY AND GEORGE'S AFFAIR,
AND I'M HERE.
AMOS 'N ANDY,
MAH JONGG
AND PLATINUM HAIR,
AND I'M HERE.
I GOT THROUGH
ABIE'S IRISH ROSE,
FIVE DIONNE BABIES,
MAJOR BOWES,
HAD THE HEEBIE JEEBIES
FOR BEEBE'S BATHYSPHERE.
I LIVED THROUGH
BRENDA FRAZIER
AND I'M HERE.

I'VE GOTTEN THROUGH
HERBERT AND J. EDGAR HOOVER,
GEE THAT WAS FUN AND A HALF.
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH
HERBERT AND J. EDGAR HOOVER,
ANYTHING ELSE IS A LAUGH.

I'VE BEEN THROUGH
RENO,
I'VE BEEN THROUGH
BEVERLY HILLS,
AND I'M HERE.
REEFERS AND VINO,
REST CURES,
RELIGION AND PILLS,
AND I'M HERE.
BEEN CALLED A PINKO
COMMIE TOOL,
GOT THROUGH IT STINKO
BY MY POOL.
I SHOULD HAVE GONE
TO AN ACTING SCHOOL,
THAT SEEMS CLEAR.
STILL SOMEONE SAID,
SHE'S SINCERE,
SO I'M HERE.

BLACK SABLE
ONE DAY,
NEXT DAY
IT GOES INTO HOCK,
BUT I'M HERE.
TOP BILLING
MONDAY,
TUESDAY
YOU'RE TOURING IN STOCK,
BUT I'M HERE.
FIRST YOU'RE ANOTHER
SLOE-EYED VAMP,
THEN SOMEONE'S MOTHER,
THEN YOU'RE CAMP.
THEN YOU CAREER
FROM CAREER
TO CAREER.
I'M ALMOST THROUGH
MY MEMOIRS
AND I'M HERE.

I'VE GOTTEN THROUGH
HEY, LADY,
AREN'T YOU WHOOZIS?
WOW! WHAT A LOOKER
YOU WERE.
OR, BETTER YET,
SORRY,
I THOUGHT
YOU WERE WHOOZIS.
WHAT EVER HAPPENED
TO HER?

GOOD TIMES
AND BUM TIMES,
I'VE SEEN 'EM ALL
AND, MY DEAR,
I'M STILL HERE.
PLUSH VELVET
SOMETIMES,
SOMETIMES
JUST PRETZELS AND BEER,
BUT I'M HERE.
I'VE RUN THE GAMUT,
FROM A TO Z.
THREE CHEERS
AND DAMMIT,
C'EST LA VIE.
I GOT THROUGH
ALL OF LAST YEAR
AND I'M HERE.

LORD KNOWS
AT LEAST I WAS THERE
AND I'M HERE,
LOOK WHO'S HERE!
I'M STILL HERE!