Pinwheel of Death

Johnny Mercer


SONGS

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Alt. Title Glow-Worm, The Glow Worm, The Glow-Worm

Writers Paul Lincke, Johnny Mercer, Lilla Cayley Robinson

Genres Standard, Pop

Recorded 1952

Lyrics SHINE,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
GLIMMER GLIMMER,
SHINE,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
GLIMMER GLIMMER!
LEAD US,
LEST TOO FAR WE WANDER,
LOVE'S SWEET VOICE
IS CALLING YONDER!
SHINE,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
GLIMMER GLIMMER,
SHINE,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
GLIMMER GLIMMER!
LIGHT THE PATH,
BELOW,
ABOVE,
AND LEAD US ON
TO LOVE!

GLOW,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
FLY OF FIRE,
GLOW
LIKE AN INCANDESCENT WIRE,
GLOW
FOR THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIE,
TURN ON
THE AC AND THE DC
THIS NIGHT
COULD USE A LITTLE BRIGHTNIN',
LIGHT UP,
YOU LIL' OL' BUG OF LIGHTNIN',
WHEN YOU GOTTA GLOW,
YOU GOTTA GLOW,
GLOW,
LITTLE GLOW WORM
GLOW.

GLOW,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
GLOW AND GLIMMER,
SWIM THROUGH THE SEA OF NIGHT,
LITTLE SWIMMER
THOU AERONAUTICAL
BOLL WEEVIL,
ILLUMINATE YON WOODS
PRIMEVAL
SEE HOW THE SHADOWS
DEEP AND DARKEN,
YOU AND YOUR CHICK
SHOULD GET TO SPARKIN',
I GOT A GAL
THAT I LOVE SO,
GLOW,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
GLOW.

GLOW,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
TURN THE KEY ON,
YOU ARE EQUIPPED
WITH TAIL LIGHT NEON
YOU GOT
A CUTE VEST POCKET MAZDA
WHICH YOU CAN MAKE
BOTH SLOW OR 'FAZDA'
I DON'T KNOW WHO
YOU TOOK A SHINE TO,
OR WHO YOU'RE OUT
TO MAKE A SIGN TO,
I GOT A GAL
WHO I LOVE SO,
GLOW,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
PUT ON A SHOW
WORM,
GLOW,
LITTLE GLOW WORM,
GLOW.
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Writers Johnny Mercer, James Van Heusen

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1992

Lyrics verse:
SEEMS THAT I READ,
OR SOMEBODY SAID,
THAT OUT OF SIGHT
IS OUT OF MIND.
MAYBE THAT'S SO,
BUT I TRIED TO GO
AND LEAVE YOU
BEHIND,
WHAT DID I FIND?

Chorus:
I TOOK A TRIP
ON THE TRAIN,
AND
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU.
I PASSED
A SHADOWY LANE,
AND
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU.
TWO OR THREE CARS
PARKED
UNDER THE STARS,
A WINDING STREAM,
MOON SHINING DOWN
ON SOME LITTLE TOWN,
AND WITH EACH BEAM,
SAME OLD DREAM.
AT EV'RY STOP
THAT WE MADE,
OH,
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU.
BUT WHEN
I PULLED DOWN
THE SHADE,
THEN
I REALLY FELT
BLUE.
I PEEKED
THROUGH THE CRACK
AND LOOKED
AT THE TRACK,
THE ONE GOING BACK
TO YOU,
AND WHAT DID I DO?
I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU!
Writers Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer

Genres Standard, Pop, Marriage

Recorded 1961

Lyrics TWO OF A KIND,
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
WE'RE TWO OF A KIND,
TWO OF A KIND,
IT'S MY OBSERVATION
WE'RE TWO OF A KIND.
PEAS IN A POD,
AND BIRDS
OF A FEATHER
ALONE TOGETHER,
YOU'LL FIND
THAT WE ARE
TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND.

WHAT'S SO WRONG,
THINKING LIFE
IS A SONG,
AND REACHING
FOR A STAR?
WHO'S TO SAY
IF WE'LL GO
THE WHOLE WAY?
AT LEAST
WE GOT THIS FAR!

SHARING OUR LOT,
OUR VITTLES
AND VIANDS,
WE'RE TWO
OF AN ILK.
WHAT IF WE GOT
RARE CHATEAUBRIANDS
OR CRACKERS AND MILK.
MAKING IT PLAIN,
EXPLAINING FULLY,
WE'RE SINGULARLY
INCLINED;
BECAUSE
WE'RE TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND!

(additional lyrics):

TWO OF A KIND,
WHEN HE'S OUT OF RHYTHM
I'M SINGING OFF KEY,
SAY NEVER YOU MIND
BECAUSE I'M STICKING
WITH HIM,
TO C ABOVE C.
NEED WE EXPLAIN
WHEN HE WARBLES
SWEETLY
I'M FLAT
AND COMPLETELY
BEHIND;
BECAUSE WE'RE TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND.

I GET KICKS
WHEN I MEET CHICKS
WHO HANG AROUND
THIS LAND.
AND ESPECIALLY
WHEN THEY WHISPER
TO ME,
"HEY HONEY,
WHO'S YOUR DAD?"

TWO OF A SORT,
LIKE TWO POMEGRANATES
FROM OFF THE SAME TREE,
I'M WITH YOU SPORT,
WHATEVER YOU PLAN
IT GOES DOUBLE
WITH ME.
I GOT
A TERRIBLE THOUGHT,
MOST FRIGHTFULLY
UPSETTING,
AND YET
WE'RE GETTING RESIGNED
TO BEING
TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND.

WE'RE TWO OF A KIND,
WE LIKE WORKING SINGLE,
WORKING IN TWOS,
KEEP US IN MIND,
GIVE US A JINGLE,
WE GOT TAPS
ON OUR SHOES!
WE'RE BOTH OF US
LIKE THE TOWER OF PISA,
I'M A LEANER
LIKE-A HE IS-A
SO INCLINED;
BECAUSE
WE'RE TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND,
TWO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OO-OO OO-OO
OF A KIND!