Pinwheel of Death

George Gershwin


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin

Genres Standard

Recorded 1956

Lyrics verse:
TELL ME,
TELL ME,
WHAT DID YOU DO
TO ME?
I JUST GOT A THRILL
THAT WAS NEW TO ME.
WHEN YOUR TWO LIPS
WERE PRESSED TO MINE.
WHEN YOU HELD ME,
I WASN'T SNUGGLING,
YOU SHOULD KNOW
I REALLY
WAS STRUGGLING.
I'VE ONLY MET YOU,
AND I SHOULDN'T
LET YOU,
BUT...

Chorus:
OH, DO IT AGAIN,
I MAY SAY,
NO, NO, NO,
NO, NO,
BUT DO IT AGAIN.
MY LIPS JUST ACHE
TO HAVE YOU TAKE
THE KISS THAT'S WAITING
FOR YOU.
YOU KNOW IF YOU DO,
YOU WON'T REGRET IT,
COME AND GET IT.
OH, NO ONE IS NEAR,
I MAY CRY,
OH, OH, OH,
OH, OH,
BUT NO ONE WILL HEAR.
MAMA MAY SCOLD ME
'CAUSE SHE TOLD ME
IT IS NAUGHTY,
BUT THEN,
OH, DO IT AGAIN,
PLEASE DO IT AGAIN!
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

Genres Standard

Recorded 1967

Lyrics IT'S MADNESS
TO BE ALWAYS SITTING AROUND
IN SADNESS,
WHEN YOU COULD BE LEARNING
THE STEPS OF GLADNESS,
YOU'LL BE HAPPY
WHEN YOU CAN DO
JUST SIX OR SEVEN!
BEGIN TODAY,
YOU'LL FIND IT NICE,
THE QUICKEST WAY
TO PARADISE.
WHEN YOU PRACTICE,
HERE'S THE THING TO DO -
SIMPLY SAY AS YOU GO:

I'LL BUILD A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE,
WITH A NEW STEP EV'RY DAY.
I'M GONNA GET THERE AT ANY PRICE,
STAND ASIDE I'M ON MY WAY!

I GOT THE BLUES
AND UP ABOVE
IT'S SO FAIR
SHOES,
GO ON
AND CARRY ME THERE!

I'LL BUILD A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE,
WITH A NEW STEP EV'RY DAY.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald

Genres Standard

Recorded 1959

Lyrics verse:
WHEN THIS WORLD BEGAN
IT WAS HEAVEN'S PLAN,
THERE SHOULD BE A GIRL
FOR EV'RY SINGLE MAN.
TO MY GREAT REGRET
SOMEONE HAS UPSET,
HEAVEN'S PRETTY PROGRAM
FOR WE'VE NEVER MET
I'M CLUTCHING AT STRAWS,
JUST BECAUSE
I MAY MEET HER YET.

Chorus:
SOMEBODY LOVES ME
I WONDER WHO,
I WONDER WHO
SHE CAN BE?
SOMEBODY LOVES ME
I WISH I KNEW,
WHO CAN SHE BE
WORRIES ME.

FOR EV'RY GIRL
WHO PASSES ME
I SHOUT,
HEY! MAYBE,
YOU WERE MEANT
TO BE
MY LOVING BABY.

SOMEBODY LOVES ME
I WONDER WHO,
MAYBE IT'S YOU.