Pinwheel of Death

Susannah McCorkle


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Haven Gillespie, Seymour Simons, Jack Whiting

Genres Standard

Recorded 1989

Lyrics I HAVE BEEN A ROVER
SINCE I WAS A CHILD,
NO ONE TO LOVE
OR CARE FOR ME.
KNOCKED AROUND ALL OVER,
KINDA GREW UP WILD,
MY HOME'S WHEREVER I MAY BE.
AIN'T NO SOMEONE YEARNIN',
WONDERIN' WHERE I BE.
I'M GONE,
BUT NO ONE'S MISSIN' ME.
AIN'T NO LIGHT A-BURNIN'
EV'RY NIGHT FOR ME,
I'M LIKE A BIRD
THAT'S FLYIN' FREE.

I'M JUST BREEZIN' ALONG WITH THE BREEZE
TRAILIN' THE RAILS,
ROAMIN' THE SEAS.
LIKE THE BIRDIES THAT SING IN THE TREES
PLEASIN' TO LIVE,
LIVIN' TO PLEASE.
THE SKY IS THE ONLY ROOF
I HAVE OVER MY HEAD,
AND WHEN I'M WEARY,
MOTHER NATURE MAKES ME A BED.
I'M JUST GOIN' ALONG AS I PLEASE
BREEZIN' ALONG WITH THE BREEZE.
Writers Oscar Brown Jr.

Genres Standard, Soul

Recorded 1981

Lyrics Male lyric:
I HAVE SEEN
THE ROLLING MEADOW,
FIELDS OF WHEAT,
ALL GOLDEN YELLOW,
I'LL ADMIT
THEY'RE RATHER PRETTY,
BUT I PREFER
THE SCENE IN THE CITY.
FOLKS WHO MOVE
TO RURAL REGIONS,
FOLKS WHO JOIN
THE FOREIGN LEGIONS,
NEVER DUG THE CITY,
NOT AT ALL,
WERE NEVER HYPNOTIZED
BY THE CITY CALL.

I NEVER COULD RESIDE
IN A COUNTRYSIDE,
IT WOULD GET ME DOWN.
'CAUSE I LOVE
THE HUSTLE
AND THE BUSTLE
TO BE FOUND
IN A GREAT BIG TOWN.
A CROWDED STREET
WITH ALL ITS FACES,
EVERYBODY GOING PLACES,
HEAR THAT NOISE -
THAT'S THE CITY'S VOICE.

PUT ME IN
THE HEAVY TRAFFIC,
LET ME SEE
THE NEON MAGIC,
TURN ME LOOSE
AND LET ME HAVE A BALL,
DON'T LIKE A TOWN
TOO SMALL,
PREFER MY BUILDINGS TALL,
'CAUSE I HAVE HEARD
THE CALL OF THE CITY.

Female lyric:
SOME FOLKS LOVE
THE ROLLING OCEAN,
ME, I CAN'T ABIDE
THE MOTION,
GET SO SEASICK
IT'S A PITY,
I'D RATHER TRIM SOME SAILS
IN THE CITY.
SOME FOLKS LONG
FOR PEACEFUL VALLEYS,
ME, I'M STRONG
ON STREETS AND ALLEYS,
AND THE SUBWAY
WITH THE CROWD AROUND,
THAT SWINGIN' SYMPHONY
OF SWEET CITY SOUND!

I COULDN'T TAKE A WEEK
ON A MOUNTAIN PEAK,
NEVER MIND THE VIEW.
SUNNY AFTERNOONS
ON DESERT DUNES
WOULD DEPRESS ME TOO.
I'M JUST A NATURAL
CITY GIRL,
BORN AND BRED
TO THE CITY WHIRL,
CITY ROAR,
LET ME HEAR SOME MORE...

YOU CAN KEEP
YOUR PEACE AND QUIET,
LEAD ME
TO THAT RUSH HOUR RIOT,
TURN ME LOOSE
AND LET ME HAVE A BALL,
DON'T LIKE A TOWN
TOO SMALL,
PREFER MY BUILDINGS TALL,
'CAUSE I HAVE HEARD
THE CALL OF THE CITY.
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MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 2000

Lyrics IN THE NIGHT
THOUGH WE'RE APART,
THERE'S A GHOST OF YOU
WITHIN MY HAUNTED HEART
GHOST OF YOU,
MY LOST ROMANCE.
LIPS THAT LAUGH,
EYES THAT DANCE.
HAUNTED HEART
WON'T LET ME BE,
DREAMS REPEAT
A SWEET
BUT LONELY SONG
TO ME.
DREAMS ARE DUST,
IT'S YOU WHO MUST
BELONG TO ME
AND THRILL
MY HAUNTED HEART.
BE STILL,
MY HAUNTED HEART.

TIME ROLLS ON
TRYING IN VAIN
TO CURE ME,
YOU ARE GONE,
BUT YOU REMAIN
TO LURE ME.
YOU'RE THERE
IN THE DARK
AND I CALL,
YOU'RE THERE
BUT YOU'RE NOT THERE
AT ALL.
OH, WHAT WILL I DO
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

IN THE NIGHT,
THOUGH WE'RE APART,
DREAMS REPEAT
A SWEET
BUT LONELY SONG
TO ME.
DREAMS ARE DUST,
IT'S YOU WHO MUST
BELONG TO ME
AND THRILL
MY HAUNTED HEART.
BE STILL,
MY HAUNTED HEART.
Writers Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1993

Lyrics verse:
I DON'T WONDER
THAT YOU LOWER YOUR EYES
AND CAN'T SEEM
TO MEET MY GAZE.
GUESS BY NOW
THAT EVEN YOU REALIZE,
YOU HAVE SOME ORNERY WAYS.
IF YOU'RE REPENTIN'
FOR THE WAY YOU CARRIED ON,
I'LL BE RELENTIN'
AND LET BYGONES BE GONE.
I DON'T WONDER
THAT YOU FEEL KINDA SMALL,
I MIGHT AS WELL
TELL YOU ALL.

Choruses:
female version
YOU'RE JUST
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT,
NOTHIN' BUT
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
YOU CAME WITHOUT A WARNIN'
AND LEFT BEFORE
THE MORNIN' BROKE THROUGH.
I NEVER KNEW
I WOULDN'T SEE YOU AGAIN,
YOU'RE AN EDUCATION IN MEN
THE ONE I HAD BELIEF IN
TURNED OUT TO BE
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.

OH, HOW I WORRIED AN' FRETTED
AN' GOT MYSELF IN A PET
WISHIN' WE'D NEVER MET!
MOPIN' AND HOPIN'
AND SWEARIN'
WE'D SQUARE ACCOUNTS YET.
FOLKS DECLARE
MY EYES ARE ALWAYS WET,

BECAUSE
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
STOLE MY HEART
ND VANISHED FROM SIGHT.
I KNEW I'D COME TO GRIEF
IN BELIEVIN'
IN A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.

male version
YOU'RE JUST
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT,
NOTHIN' BUT
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
YOU CAME WITHOUT A WARNIN'
AND LEFT BEFORE THE MORNIN'
BROKE THROUGH.
I NEVER KNEW
YOU'D VANISH CLEAN
FROM THE SCENE,
WHEN A WOMAN'S MEAN,
SHE IS MEAN
THE ONE I HAD BELIEF IN
TURNED OUT TO BE
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.

OH, HOW I WORRIED AN' FRETTED
AN' GOT MYSELF IN A PET
WISHIN' WE'D NEVER MET!
MOPIN' AND HOPIN' AND SWEARIN'
WE'D SQUARE ACCOUNTS YET.
FOLKS DECLARE
MY EYES ARE ALWAYS WET,

BECAUSE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT
STOLE MY HEART
AND VANISHED FROM SIGHT.
I KNEW I'D COME TO GRIEF
IN BELIEVIN'
IN A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers James F. Hanley

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1991

Lyrics verse:
NEVER COULD CARRY A TUNE,
NEVER KNEW WHERE TO START
YOU CAME ALONG
WHEN EV'RYTHING WAS WRONG,
AND PUT A SONG IN MY HEART.

Chorus:
DEAR, WHEN YOU SMILED AT ME,
I HEARD A MELODY,
IT HAUNTED ME FROM THE START.
SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME
STARTED A SYMPHONY,
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART.
'TWAS LIKE A BREATH OF SPRING,
I HEARD A ROBIN SING
ABOUT A NEST SET APART.
ALL NATURE SEEMED TO BE
IN PERFECT HARMONY,
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART.

YOUR EYES MADE SKIES
SEEM BLUE AGAIN,
WHAT ELSE COULD I DO AGAIN
BUT KEEP REPEATING
THROUGH AGAIN,
I LOVE YOU,
LOVE YOU.

I STILL RECALL THE THRILL,
I GUESS I ALWAYS WILL,
I HOPE 'TWILL NEVER DEPART.
DEAR, WITH YOUR LIPS TO MINE,
A RHAPSODY DIVINE,
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART.