Pinwheel of Death

Bobby Darin


SONGS

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Writers Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick

Genres Showtune, Standard, Pop, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
ALONE IN THE WORLD
WAS POOR LITTLE ANN,
AS SWEET A YOUNG CHILD
AS YOU'D FIND.
HER PARENTS HAD GONE
TO THEIR FINAL REWARD
LEAVING
THEIR DARLING BEHIND.
THIS POOR LITTLE CHILD
WAS BUT NINE YEARS
OF AGE
WHEN MOTHER
AND DAD WENT AWAY,
BUT BRAVELY
SHE WORKED
AT THE ONE THING
SHE KNEW
TO EARN
HER FEW PENNIES
EACH DAY.

Chorus:
SHE MADE
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
FLOWERS
FOR LADIES OF FASHION
TO WEAR.
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
FASHIONED
FROM ANNIE'S DESPAIR.

verse 2:
WITH PAPER
AND SHEARS,
WITH WIRE
AND WAX,
SHE FASHIONED
EACH TULIP
AND MUM.
AS SNOW
DRIFTED IN
TO HER TENEMENT
ROOM,
HER DEAR LITTLE FINGERS
GREW NUMB.
WITH PAPER
AND SHEARS,
WITH WIRE
AND WAX,
SHE LABORED
AND NEVER COMPLAINED,
'TIL CUTTING
AND FOLDING
HER HEALTH
SLIPPED AWAY
AND WIRING
AND WAXING
SHE WANED.

Chorus:
MAKING
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
FLOWERS
FOR LADIES OF FASHION
TO WEAR.
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
FASHIONED
FROM ANNIE'S DESPAIR.

verse 3:
THEY FOUND
POOR LITTLE ANN,
ALL COVERED
WITH ICE
STILL CLUTCHING
HER POOR FROZEN SHEARS,
AMIDST ALL THE BLOSSOMS
SHE FASHIONED BY HAND
AND WATERED
WITH ALL
HER YOUNG TEARS.
THERE MUST BE
A HEAVEN
WHERE ANNIE
CAN PLAY
IN HEAVENLY GARDENS
AND BOWERS.
INSTEAD OF A HALO
SHE'LL WEAR
'ROUND HER HEAD,
A GARLAND
OF GENUINE FLOWERS.

Chorus:
NO MORE
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
FLOWERS
FOR LADIES OF FASHION
TO WEAR.
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS,
FASHIONED
FROM ANNIE'S DESPAIR.
Writers Bobby Darin

Genres Standard, Pop

Recorded 1962

Lyrics AS LONG AS I'M SINGING,
THERE'S A BELL UP IN MY BRAIN
THAT'S RINGING,
MAKIN' A CRAZY DING DONG.
AND IF THIS BAND
DON'T DESERT ME,
THEN THERE'S NOTHIN'
IN THE WORLD
CAN HURT ME,
LONG AS I'M SINGING
MY SONG.

GIVE ME TRUMPETS LEGATO,
PUT SOME SAXES WITH 'EM,
STRINGS PIZZICATO
AND SOME RHYTHM.

AS LONG AS I'M SINGING,
THEN THE WORLD'S ALL RIGHT
AND EVERYTHING'S SWINGIN'
LONG AS I'M SINGING MY SONG.

MAKING MUSIC
IS MORE TO ME
THAN A PLEASURE,
'CAUSE ME AND MUSIC,
WE GO TOGETHER
LIKE NOTES IN A MEASURE.

AS LONG AS I'M SINGING,
THEN THE WORLD'S ALL RIGHT
AND EVERYTHING'S SWINGIN'
LONG AS I'M SINGING MY SONG.
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Writers Albert Lasry, Jack Lawrence, Charles Trenet

Genres Standard, Pop, Movie Song

Recorded 1960

Lyrics SOMEWHERE
BEYOND THE SEA,
SOMEWHERE
WAITING FOR ME,
MY LOVER STANDS
ON GOLDEN SANDS
AND WATCHES THE SHIPS
THAT GO SAILING
SOMEWHERE
BEYOND THE SEA,
SHE'S WAITING
FOR ME,
IF I COULD FLY
LIKE BIRDS
ON HIGH,
THEN STRAIGHT
TO HER ARMS
I'D GO SAILING.

IT'S FAR
BEYOND A STAR,
IT'S NEAR
BEYOND THE MOON,
I KNOW
BEYOND A DOUBT,
MY HEART
WILL LEAD ME THERE
SOON.

WE'LL MEET
BEYOND THE SHORE,
WE'LL KISS
JUST AS BEFORE,
HAPPY WE'LL BE
BEYOND THE SEA
AND NEVER AGAIN
WILL I GO SAILING.
Writers Bobby Darin

Genres Pop, Movie Song, Instrumental, Film Music

Recorded 1961

Lyrics [Instrumental]
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Writers Bobby Darin

Genres Pop

Recorded 1959

Lyrics EV'RY NIGHT
I HOPE AND PRAY
A DREAM LOVER
WILL COME MY WAY,
A GIRL
TO HOLD IN MY ARMS
AND KNOW THE MAGIC
OF HER CHARMS,
BECAUSE I WANT A GIRL
TO CALL MY OWN,
I WANT A DREAM LOVER
SO I DON'T HAVE TO
DREAM ALONE.

DREAM LOVER,
WHERE ARE YOU
WITH A LOVE,
OH, SO TRUE,
AND A HAND
THAT I CAN HOLD
TO FEEL YOU NEAR
WHEN I GROW OLD?
BECAUSE I WANT A GIRL
TO CALL MY OWN,
I WANT A DREAM LOVER
SO I DON'T HAVE TO
DREAM ALONE.

SOME DAY,
I DON'T KNOW HOW,
I HOPE
YOU'LL HEAR MY PLEA.
SOME WAY,
I DON'T KNOW HOW,
SHE'LL BRING HER LOVE
TO ME.

DREAM LOVER,
UNTIL THEN
I'LL GO TO SLEEP A
ND DREAM AGAIN.
THAT'S THE ONLY THING
TO DO
UNTIL MY LOVER'S DREAMS
COME TRUE,
BECAUSE I WANT A GIRL
TO CALL MY OWN,
I WANT A DREAM LOVER
SO I DON'T HAVE TO
DREAM ALONE.
Writers Bobby Darin

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1963

Lyrics EIGHTEEN YELLOW ROSES
CAME TODAY.
EIGHTEEN YELLOW ROSES
IN A PRETTY BOUQUET.
WHEN THE BOY
CAME TO THE DOOR,
I DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT TO SAY,
BUT EIGHTEEN YELLOW ROSES
CAME TODAY.

I OPENED UP THE CARD
TO SEE WHAT IT SAID.
I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES
WHEN I HAD READ,
'THOUGH YOU BELONG
TO ANOTHER,
I LOVE YOU ANYWAY.
YES, EIGHTEEN YELLOW ROSES
CAME TODAY.

I NEVER DOUBTED YOUR LOVE
FOR A MINUTE.
I ALWAYS THOUGHT
THAT YOU WOULD BE TRUE.
BUT NOW THIS BOX
AND THE FLOWERS IN IT,
I GUESS THERE'S NOTHIN'
LEFT FOR ME TO DO

BUT ASK TO MEET THE BOY
THAT'S DONE THIS THING,
AND FIND OUT
IF HE'S GOT PLANS
TO BUY YOU A RING,
'CAUSE EIGHTEEN YELLOW ROSES
WILL WILT AND DIE ONE DAY.
BUT A FATHER'S LOVE
WILL NEVER FADE AWAY,
WILL NEVER FADE AWAY.
Alt. Title The Girl That Stood Beside Me

Writers Geoffrey Stevens

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1966

Lyrics WHOSE FACE
DID I SEE BESIDE ME
WHEN I LOOKED
INTO THE MIRROR
YESTERDAY?
WHOSE EYES OPENED WIDE
AND WHO HAS TRIED
TO KEEP MY SPIRITS HIGH
THROUGH YESTERDAY?
WHO NOW SHARES MY LIFE
AND TEARS
WHENEVER I CRY?
WHO BECOMES MY WIFE
AND FEARS
THE DAY I DIE?
WHO NOW KNOWS MY THOUGHTS
AND EV'RY WORD I SAY?
SHE'S THE GIRL WHO STOOD BESIDE ME
IN THE MIRROR YESTERDAY.

WHO THEN GAVE HER HAND
TO ME
WHEN I WAS TREMBLING
IN THE DARK
JUST YESTERDAY?
WHO THEN SHOWED ME
ALL THE NIGHTS
AND SIGHTS
AND ALL THE LIGHTS
JUST YESTERDAY?
WHO NOW SHARES MY TIME
AND WHO NOW MAKES MY BED?
WHO NOW LIES BESIDE ME?
WHO NOW HOLDS MY HEAD?
WHO NOW KNOWS MY THOUGHTS
AND EV'RY WORD I SAY?
SHE'S THE GIRL WHO STOOD BESIDE ME
WHEN I LOOKED
INTO THE MIRROR YESTERDAY.

WHOSE VOICE DID I HEAR
WHEN BELLS WERE RINGING,
SILENT BIRDS
THAT STARTED SINGING
YESTERDAY?
WHO SAID,
COME ON HERE
AND SIT BESIDE ME,
OH, MY DARLING
DON'T DENY ME,
YESTERDAY?
WHO NOW SHARES MY TIME
AND WHO NOW MAKES MY BED?
WHO NOW LIES BESIDES ME?
WHO NOW HOLDS MY HEAD?
WHO KNOWS ALL MY THOUGHTS
AND EV'RY WORD I SAY?
SHE'S THE GIRL WHO STOOD BESIDE ME
WHEN I LOOKED
INTO THE MIRROR
YESTERDAY.
SHE'S THE GIRL WHO STOOD BESIDE ME
WHEN I LOOKED
INTO THE MIRROR
YESTERDAY.
Writers Frank R. Adams, Will M. Hough, Joseph E. Howard, Harold Orlob

Genres Standard, Country, Pop

Recorded 1964

Lyrics verse 1:
YOU HAVE LOVED LOTS OF GIRLS
IN THE SWEET LONG AGO
AND EACH ONE
HAS MEANT HEAVEN TO YOU,
YOU HAVE VOWED YOUR AFFECTION
TO EACH ONE IN TURN
AND HAVE SWORN TO THEM ALL
YOU'D BE TRUE
YOU HAVE KISSED
'NEATH THE MOON
WHILE THE WORLD
SEEMED IN TUNE,
THEN YOU'VE LEFT HER
TO HUNT A NEW GAME,
DOES IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU
LATER MY BOY,
THAT SHE'S PROBABLY DOING
THE SAME?

Chorus:
I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW,
WONDER WHO'S TEACHING HER HOW,
WONDER WHO'S LOOKING
INTO HER EYES
BREATHING SIGHS,
TELLING LIES
I WONDER
WHO'S BUYING THE WINE
FOR LIPS
THAT I USED TO CALL MINE,
WONDER IF SHE EVER TELLS HIM
OF ME,
I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW.

verse 2:
IF YOU WANT TO FEEL WRETCHED
AND LONELY AND BLUE,
JUST IMAGINE
THE GIRL YOU LOVE BEST
IN THE ARMS OF SOME FELLOW
WHO'S STEALING A KISS
FROM THE LIPS
THAT YOU ONCE FONDLY PRESSED
BUT THE WORLD MOVES APACE
AND THE LOVES OF TODAY
FLIT AWAY
WITH A SMILE AND A TEAR,
SO YOU NEVER CAN TELL
WHO IS KISSING HER NOW,
OR JUST WHOM YOU'LL BE KISSING
NEXT YEAR.

Chorus:
I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW,
WONDER WHO'S TEACHING HER HOW,
WONDER WHO'S LOOKING
INTO HER EYES
BREATHING SIGHS,
TELLING LIES
I WONDER
WHO'S BUYING THE WINE
FOR LIPS
THAT I USED TO CALL MINE,
WONDER IF SHE EVER TELLS HIM
OF ME,
I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW.
Writers Bobby Darin

Genres Classic Rock, Country, Pop

Recorded 1962

Lyrics IF A MAN ANSWERS YOUR PHONE
WHEN I CALL,
THERE'S GONNA BE SOME SCREAMIN'
AND THAT AIN'T ALL,
'CAUSE IF I'M HERE
CALLING YOU,
THEN WHO'S THE WHO
I'M TALKING TO?
ANY FOOL CAN SEE
THAT THE GUY
AIN'T ME,
SO IF A MAN ANSWERS YOUR PHONE
THEN HONEY WE'RE THROUGH.
EV'RYTHING BETWEEN US
USED TO BE FINE
TILL I BECAME
A THIRD PARTY
WHERE THERE AIN'T
NO PARTY LINE.
I'M GONNA HANG
THIS PHONE UP NOW
AND DIAL AGAIN
AND THERE BETTER BE
A SOPRANO
AT THE OTHER END,
'CAUSE IF THE VOICE
IS BARITONE
WHEN YOU SAID
YOU'D BE HOME ALONE,
THEN I'M WASTING MY TIME
NOT TO MENTION MY DIME.
SO IF A MAN ANSWERS YOUR PHONE,
THEN HONEY I'M GONE.
Writers Garry Bonner, Alan Gordon

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics LADY FINGERS ON MY SHOULDER
HAVE GONE TO MY HEAD,
MAKING ME LAZY
AND FORGETTING
THE THINGS THAT I SAID.
LADY'S TALKING
WITH HER HANDS,
AND SHE'S TELLING ME
THAT I'M HER MAN.
GOT ME FEELING,
LADY FINGERS,
ARE WHEELING ME AROUND.
MAKING ME LOSE
ALL OF THE TROUBLE
AND BLUES
THAT I'VE FOUND
WHISPERING WORDS
INSIDE MY HEAD.
AND SHE'S PROVING
EVERY WORD SHE SAID,
NOW THAT I'M INSIDE
YOUR HEAD,
TELLING YOU THE THINGS
YOU NEVER HEARD.
AND SHE'S TELLING ME
WITHOUT A SPOKEN WORD.
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Writers Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg

Genres Standard

Recorded 1966

Lyrics verse:
YOU WENT AWAY,
I LET YOU,
WE BROKE THE TIES THAT BIND
I WANTED TO FORGET YOU
AND LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND.
STILL,
THE MAGIC OF THE NIGHT I MET YOU
SEEMS TO STAY FOREVER IN MY MIND.

Chorus:
THE SKY WAS BLUE,
AND HIGH ABOVE
THE MOON WAS NEW,
AND SO WAS LOVE.
THIS EAGER HEART OF MINE
WAS SINGING:
LOVER, WHERE CAN YOU BE?
YOU CAME AT LAST,
LOVE HAD ITS DAY,
THAT DAY IS PAST.
YOU'VE GONE AWAY.
THIS ACHING HEART OF MINE
IS SINGING:
LOVER, COME BACK TO ME!

WHEN I REMEMBER
EV'RY LITTLE THING
YOU USED TO DO,
I'M SO LONELY.
EV'RY ROAD I WALK ALONG
I'VE WALKED ALONG WITH YOU,
NO WONDER I AM LONELY.

THE SKY WAS BLUE,
THE NIGHT IS COLD,
THE MOON IS NEW,
BUT LOVE IS OLD,
AND WHILE I'M WAITING HERE
THIS HEART OF MINE
IS SINGING:
LOVER, COME BACK TO ME!
Alt. Title Loving You

Writers John Sebastian

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics IF YOU ARE WOND'RIN'
WHAT I'M GONNA DO
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPIN',
AM I SLEEPIN' TOO,
WELL, I'M JUST SITTIN'
HERE LOVIN' YOU,
CLOSE MY EYES
AND LOVIN' YOU,
I'M JUST SITTIN' BACK,
SITTIN' HERE
LOVIN' YOU.

I HAVE BEEN WOND'RIN'
JUST WHAT I WOULD DO
IF I WEREN'T SLEEPIN',
HAD I NOT FOUND YOU,
BUT I'D BE OUTSIDE
FINDIN' YOU,
WALKIN' ON THE AVENUE,
FINDIN' YOU,
WELL,
I'M JUST SITTIN' BACK,
SITTIN' HERE
LOVIN' YOU.

NOW THE REASON
THAT YOU NEVER SEE ME
RUNNIN' 'ROUND,
FINGERS ON MY FOREHEAD
COULDN'T CALM ME DOWN,
SHE CAN EVEN GET ME UP
ON MY FEET,
WHEN I'VE GOT TO TAKE CARE
OF SOME BUSINESS
ON THE STREET.

I HAVE BEEN WALKIN'
ALL MY STREETS ALONE,
I WOULD KEEP WALKIN'
TO KEEP FROM GOING HOME,
I COULDN'T QUITE
BARELY CONCEIVE OF YOU,
NOW I CAN'T CONCEIVE
OF EVER LEAVIN' YOU,
'CAUSE I'M JUST SITTIN' BACK,
SITTIN' HERE
LOVIN' YOU.
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