Pinwheel of Death

Jean Louisa Kelly


SONGS

Writers Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Genres Showtune

Recorded 2001

Lyrics LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA LA.
CAN YOU HEAR IT?
NO, NOT QUITE.
THEN COME
WHERE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO HEAR
CONEY ISLAND TONIGHT!
RIDE THE TUMBLER!
EAT A HOT DOG!
HAVE YOUR PALM READ!
DO IT RIGHT!
I SEE FOR TOMORROW
UNBEARABLE SORROW
UNLESS TONIGHT
YOU RUN TO PLAY
ON THE MIDWAY.
THERE'S THE OCEAN!
I CAN SEE!
THEN, OH, WHAT A SHAME
YOU WON'T GET TO SEE
CONEY ISLAND WITH ME.

BETTY,
IT'S TEMPTING
AND I'D LOVE TO.
IT'S A PITY.
IT'S A SHAME.
IT'S JUST THAT I'VE GOT OTHER...
NOW, DON'T SAY A WORD.
YOU'RE REALLY NOT TO BLAME.
THINGS ARE AS THEY SHOULD BE
AND IT HARDLY SEEMS A CRIME.
NO, YOU GO OUT TO DINNER,
WHILE I HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!
I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHIN'
THAT EV'RYONE KNOWS,
FROM THE BARKER
TO THE CHILD
WITH HIS MAIDEN AUNT:
IN THE REST OF THE WORLD
YA DO WHAT YA HAFTA,
BUT AT CONEY ISLAND,
YA DO WHAT YOU WANT!

LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA LA.
GO ON SING IT!
WELL, I MIGHT.
JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES
AND GUESS WHERE WE ARE?
CONEY ISLAND TONIGHT!
TAKE YOUR TIE OFF!
MESS YOUR HAIR UP!
HAVE YOUR PALM READ.
YEAH!
DO IT RIGHT!
OR TAKE A RIDE
ON THE ROLLER COASTER
AND HOLD ME TIGHT...
GET YOUR HANDS UP,
WITH A 'WHEE!'
WITH A WHAT?!
WITH A 'WHEE!'
OH, BOY, WHAT A SHAME
YOU WON'T GET TO SEE
CONEY ISLAND...

WHERE THE HECK
IS THE MIDWAY?
BY THE OCEAN
ON THE RIGHT!
ON THE LEFT!
ON THE RIGHT!
SO PUT OUT THE CAT
'CAUSE WE'RE GONNA SEE
CONEY ISLAND TONIGHT!

STEP RIGHT UP!
STEP RIGHT UP!
TAKE A GANDER AND SEE!
THE FATTEST LADY ALIVE
CAN BE YOURS
FOR ONE THIN DIME.
ONE THIN DIME,
IF YOU'LL PARDON THE PUN!
NINETY SEVEN POUNDS...
THAT'S HER NOSE!
OOH!
NOT TO MENTION
HER TWENTY SEVEN INCH TONGUE!
YUCH!
SPEAK UP!
TEN CENTS!
LET ME HEAR YA!
THERE'S ONE!
TWO!
THREE!

FOR ONCE,
LET'S CHASE ADVENTURE.
SEE THE MIDWAY
BURNING BRIGHT!
SO PUT OUT THE CAT,
AND LEAVE THE SALOON,
AND LOCK UP THE FLAT,
AND SWALLOW THE KEY
'CAUSE WE'RE GONNA SEE
CONEY ISLAND TONIGHT!

A RIDE OF THRILL
AND ADVENTURE!
ON THE COASTER,
HOLD ME TIGHT!
THERE'S NOWHERE ELSE
FOR DARLING
BUT HERE,
CONEY ISLAND TONIGHT!
RIDE THE TUMBLER!
EAT A HOT DOG!
HAVE YOUR PALM READ
ON THE RUN!
WITH US
AT THE SIDESHOW
I KNOW YOU
AND I'D SHOW EM.
FOR ONCE,
LET'S CHASE AN ADVENTURE!
SEE THE MIDWAY
BURNING BRIGHT!
SO PUT OUT THE CAT
AND LEAVE THE SALOON
AND LOCK UP THE FLAT
AND SWALLOW THE KEY,
'CAUSE WE'RE GONNA SEE
CONEY ISLAND TONIGHT!
Writers Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Genres Showtune

Recorded 2001

Lyrics ALTHOUGH SKID ROW
AIN'T NO PARK AVENUE,
PEOPLE STILL SURVIVE.
TO LEARN HOW WE GET BY,
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY
TO STEP INTO OUR SHOES,
THEN STEP OUT IN OUR SHOES.
GO DOWN THE ROAD WE TRUDGE
BEFORE YOU MAKE A JUDGEMENT.
STEP INTO OUR SHOES
AND YOU'RE LI'BLE TO SAY:
WHEN MAKIN' FRIENDS,
WE DISCOVER
YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK
BY IT'S COVER.
SO,STEP INTO OUR SHOES
AND SEE IT OUR WAY.

MY GREAT AUNT MAE
WOULD SING ALL DAY
IN THE SAINT THERESA'S CHOIR.
HER SAINTHOOD, THOUGH,
WAS CAUGHT
ON THE DAY I THOUGHT
TO STEP INTO HER SHOES,
THEN STEP OUT IN HER SHOES.
I FOUND SHE CHANGED HER TUNE
WHEN LIQUORED UP
WITH MOONSHINE!
STEP INTO HER SHOES
AND THEN
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
BY DAY
SHE SEEMS APOSTOLIC,
BY NIGHT
SHE BECOME ALCOHOLIC!
SO, STEP INTO HER SHOES
AND SEE IT HER WAY!

A DAPPER YOUNG SWELL
WITH A VELVET COLLAR,
DRIVES A ROLLS,
AND IS FREE
WITH A DOLLAR.
LOOKS AS IF HE'S SET,
BUT THIS PUP
IS UP
TO HIS BOWLER IN DEBT.
SOME FOLKS
ARE WHAT THEY APPEAR TO BE.
BUT DON'T JUDGE IN ADVANCE,
GIVE 'EM HALF A CHANCE.

TO STEP INTO THEIR SHOES.
AND YOU'RE LI'BLE TO SEE
HOW A FLASHY YOUNG BUCK
MAY BE DOWN ON HIS LUCK.
A BUM FROM THE DOCKS
MAY BE LOADED IN STOCKS.
A MISERLY GRAM'PA
MAY OWN HALF OF TAMPA,
BUT YOU'LL NEVER KNOW
TILL YA STEP INTO THEIR SHOES
AND SEE IT THEIR WAY.
Writers Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Genres Showtune

Recorded 2001

Lyrics YOU SAY
THAT LOVE'S LIKE DANCIN',
WITH RULES YOU MUST OBEY.
YOU CURTSEY
AND HE LEADS YOU
'ROUND THE FLOOR.
WHAT FOR?
YOUR HEART KNOWS
ALL THE STEPS THAT YA NEED!
SO, LISTEN TO IT BEAT
AND LET IT LEAD THE WAY:

OH, WHY NOT JAZZ UP
THE TICKY TOCK
OF THE TWO STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?
IF YOU FEEL A BEAT
DON'T SIMPLY REPEAT
BUT LISTEN
TO WHAT'S DANCY
IN YOUR FANCIFUL FEET.
OH, I GOT NOTHIN'
BUT FUN
AND RAGGEDY RHYTHMS
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE.
BUT IF THERE'S A SHEIK
WHO GETS ME CARRIED AWAY,
RICH OR POOR,
DON'T BE SURE
HE WOULDN'T SAY:
OH, WHY NOT JAZZ UP
THE TICKY TOCK
OF THE TWO STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?!

MY FATHER LOVED TO TANGO.
MY MOTHER LOVED TO WALTZ.
YA THINK THAT MEANS
THEY NEVER GOT TO DANCE?
NO CHANCE!
THEY TRADED STEPS
UNTIL THEY COULD FLY!
AND ONCE
THEY FOUND THEIR RHYTHM,
THAT'S WHEN I WAS BORN!

SO, WHY NOT WIND UP
THE WINSOME WAG
OF THE ONE STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?
IF YOU FEEL A BEAT,
DON'T TRY TO COMPETE
BUT JIGGLE TO THE WIGGLE
IN YOUR GIGGLIN' FEET!
OH, I GOT NOTHIN'
BUT FUN
AND RAGGEDY RHYTHMS
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE.
RUDY VALENTINO
KNOWS WHAT I'M ALL ABOUT.
WATCH HIM PLEAD!
YES, INDEED,
HE'S GONNA SHOUT:
OH, WHY NOT WIND UP
THE WINSOME WAG
OF THE ONE STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?!

OH, I JUST LOVE
TO BE CUTTIN'
RAGGEDY RHYTHMS
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE...
EVEN WHEN I'M ALONE...
THERE HE GOES,
AND ONCE AGAIN
I'M CARRIED AWAY...
I'M NOT COLD
WHEN I'M BOLD.
I'LL BE HIS SHEBA
AND SAY:
OH, WHY NOT JAZZ UP
THE TICKY TOCK
OF THE TWO STEP
WITH A STEP OF YOUR OWN?
SO WHAT
IF HE'S OUT OF MY REACH?
I'LL NEVER STOP
UNTIL I CAN TEACH HIM
HOW TO DANCE ON HIS OWN.
OH,
WHY NOT DANCE ON YOUR OWN?
Writers Paul McKibbins, BT McNicholl

Genres Showtune, Ballad

Recorded 2001

Lyrics YOU'RE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME.
IF YOU GO NOW,
I'M SURE TO WANDER ALONE.
THE WINE OF PASSION
WOULD ALL BE WASTED,
FOR NOW, I'VE TASTED YOURS.
AND IT'S THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME.
YOU'VE POSSESSED ME,
AND NOW YOU'VE MADE ME ALIVE...
IT MAY TAKE A DAY
OR A LIFETIME OR TWO,
BUT I JUST WANT TO BE THE BEST THING
THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU.

THE WINE OF PASSION
WOULD ALL BE WASTED,
FOR NOW, I'VE TASTED YOURS.
AND IT'S THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME.
LET ME LIVE ON THE GLOW
OF LOVE IN YOUR EYES!
IT MAY TAKE A DAY OR A LIFETIME OR TWO...
BUT I WON'T REST
'TIL I'M THE BEST THING
THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU.