Pinwheel of Death

Desmond Carter


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Writers Desmond Carter, Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Standard

Recorded 1957

Lyrics Male verse:
MY LIFE HAS BEEN DEVOTED
TO UNRAVELING
A MYSTERY THAT IS OLD
BUT EVER NEW
I HAVE TRIED TO FIND
THE KIND OF GIRL
WHO WILL DO.
I HAVE DONE
ABOUT A MILLION MILES
OF TRAVELING,
I HAVE SAILED
ALL THE BLUE,
AND NOW
AT LAST
I HAVE HIT ON YOU.

Chorus:
HIGH AND LOW,
LOW AND HIGH,
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU,
YOU HAVE BEEN HIDING
OR YOU WOULD HAVE
COME TO ME!
MY OH ME,
ME OH MY,
NO INVESTIGATOR
EVER MADE A GREATER
DISCOVERY.
I CANNOT TELL YOU
WHAT EXCITEMENT
THAT NIGHT MEANT
WHEN I MET YOU!
AND WHAT WRONG
OR RIGHT MEANT
OUR HEARTS ONLY KNEW
I WAS LOW,
NOW I AM HIGH,
HIGH UPON A STEEPLE,
TELLING ALL THE PEOPLE
YOU HAVE COME TO ME.

Female verse:
AS LOVE IS SOMETHING
I HAD ONLY READ ABOUT,
TO STUDY IT
I AM NATURALLY INCLINED.
I HAVE HAD TO WAIT
BECAUSE FATE
WAS FAR FROM KIND.
THE SORT OF MAN
WORTH WORRYING
MY HEAD ABOUT
SEEMED DIFFICULT
TO FIND,
BUT YOU ARE
JUST WHAT
I HAD IN MIND.

Chorus:
HIGH AND LOW,
LOW AND HIGH,
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU,
YOU HAVE BEEN HIDING
OR YOU WOULD HAVE
COME TO ME!
MY OH ME,
ME OH MY,
NO INVESTIGATOR
EVER MADE A GREATER
DISCOVERY.
I CANNOT TELL YOU
WHAT EXCITEMENT
THAT NIGHT MEANT
WHEN I MET YOU!
AND WHAT WRONG
OR RIGHT MEANT
OUR HEARTS ONLY KNEW
I WAS LOW,
NOW I AM HIGH,
HIGH UPON A STEEPLE,
TELLING ALL THE PEOPLE
YOU HAVE COME TO ME.
 

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