Pinwheel of Death

Val Burton


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TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Val Burton, Will Jason

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1995

Lyrics Chorus:
JUST PICTURE A PENTHOUSE
'WAY UP IN THE SKY,
WITH HINGES ON CHIMNEYS
FOR STARS TO GO BY
A SWEET SLICE OF HEAVEN
FOR JUST YOU AND I
WHEN WE'RE ALONE.
FROM ALL OF SOCIETY
WE'LL STAY ALOOF,
AND LIVE IN PROPRIETY
THERE ON THE ROOF,
TWO HEAVENLY HERMITS
WE WILL BE IN TRUTH
WHEN WE'RE ALONE.

WE'LL SEE LIFE'S MAD PATTERN
AS WE VIEW OLD MANHATTAN,
THEN WE CAN THANK OUR LUCKY STARS
THAT WE'RE LIVING AS WE ARE.

IN OUR LITTLE PENTHOUSE,
WE'LL ALWAYS CONTRIVE
TO KEEP LOVE AND ROMANCE
FOREVER ALIVE,
IN VIEW OF THE HUDSON
JUST OVER THE DRIVE,
WHEN WE'RE ALONE.

male verse:
MANY SWAINS
HAVE TRIED TO MAKE ROMANTIC,
THE COTTAGE BY THE STREAM.
MEN OF LETTERS,
POETS QUITE PEDANTIC,
HAVE USED THIS PLAYED-OUT THEME.
BUT MY ASPIRATIONS,
I MUST ADMIT,
ARE THOSE OF A MILLIONAIRE.
I CAN SEE BUT ONE PLACE
THAT YOU COULD FIT,
DARLING IF YOU WILLED IT,
I SHOULD LIKE TO BUILD IT.

female verse:
EV'RYTHING
WILL BE QUITE CIRCUMSPECT,
DEAR,
ON MODERN LINES EXPRESSED.
LOVE ALONE
WILL BE THE ARCHITECT,
DEAR,
TO BUILD OUR LITTLE NEST.
IN A LITTLE WHILE,
DEAR
MAYBE I'LL WAIT
AS A NORMAL WIFE SHOULD DO,
KEEPING THE TRADITION,
NOT BY THE GATE,
BUT WITH PERAMBULATOR,
BY THE ELEVATOR.
 

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Cowriters: Will Jason