Pinwheel of Death

George David Weiss


SONGS

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Writers Bob Thiele, George David Weiss

Genres Standard, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1968

Lyrics A MAN WANTS TO WORK
FOR HIS PAY,
A MAN WANTS A PLACE
IN THE SUN,
A MAN WANTS A GIRL
PROUD TO SAY
THAT SHE'LL BECOME
HIS LOVING WIFE;
HE WANTS A CHANCE
TO GIVE HIS KIDS
A BETTER LIFE,
YES.
WELL HELLO,
HELLO,
HELLO BROTHER.
YOU CAN TRAVEL
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
AND BACK,
YOU CAN FLY
OR SAIL
OR RIDE
A RAILROAD TRACK.
BUT NO MATTER
WHERE YOU GO
YOU'RE GONNA FIND
THAT PEOPLE
HAVE THE SAME THINGS
ON THEIR MINDS.

WELL,
HELLO BROTHER,
HELLO,
YEAH.

HE WANTS A CHANCE
TO GIVE HIS KIDS
A BETTER LIFE,
YES.
WELL HELLO,
HELLO,
BROTHER HELLO,
I SAID HELLO,
HELLO,
BROTHER HELLO.
Writers Bob Thiele, George David Weiss

Genres Standard, Pop

Recorded 1968

Lyrics PARDON THE SMILE ON MY FACE,
MY FRIEND,
DREAMING OF REACHING
MY JOURNEYS END,
I'M HEADING STRAIGHT
FOR MY HEARTS DESIRE;
GEE,
IT'S GOOD TO KNOW
I'M NEAR
THE HOME FIRE.
ALL OF THE FOLKS
THAT I LOVE
ARE THERE,
I GOT A DATE
WITH MY FAVORITE CHAIR.
WITH EVERY STEP
EVERY HOPE
GROWS HIGHER;
DIDN'T KNOW HOW MUCH
I MISSED THE HOME FIRE.

THE NOISES,
THE TV,
THE RUSTY OLD PIPES,
THE CAT
ALWAYS TEASING MY DOG.
THE NEIGHBORS,
THE QUARRELS,
THE SCREAMING OF KIDS;
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS
I'LL SLEEP LIKE A LOG.

HEAVEN
IS WAITING FOR ME,
MY FRIEND,
SEVEN OR EIGHT DREAMS
AROUND THE BEND,
AND IF
YOU'RE EVER IN TOWN
INQUIRE;
WE'LL BE GLAD
TO HAVE YOU SHARE
THE HOME FIRE.
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Writers Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1955

Lyrics HOW IMPORTANT CAN IT BE
THAT I TASTED OTHER LIPS?
THAT WAS LONG BEFORE
YOU CAME TO ME
WITH THE MAGIC
OF YOUR KISS!
SO THE STORY GOT AROUND
OF AN OLD ROMANCE AND ME;
BUT IT HAPPENED
OH! SO LONG AGO,
HOW IMPORTANT CAN IT BE?

MINE WAS A YOUNG
AND A FOOLISH HEART,
SEEKING LOVE
AT EV'RY TURN;
BUT I HAVE GROWN
SO MUCH WISER NOW;
EVEN FOOLISH HEARTS
CAN LEARN.

LET THE PAST JUST FADE AWAY,
WHY GET LOST IN YESTERDAY?
THE IMPORTANT THING
IS HERE AND NOW,
AND OUR LOVE
IS HERE TO STAY.
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Writers Bennie Benjamin, Harry Revel, George David Weiss

Genres Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1951

Lyrics JET, MY LOVE,
YOUR BLACK EYES
HAVE CAPTURED ME
AND I'M HELPLESS
IN THE WEB
THAT YOU SPIN.
I'LL REGRET, MY LOVE,
REGRET
YOU'VE ENRAPTURED ME,
IN THIS MIDNIGHT MAZE,
THIS EBONY BLAZE!

YOU'LL FLY AWAY
FOR I KNOW
YOU'RE JUST A SLAVE
IN SEARCH
OF LIFE'S MYSTERIES,
THE THRILLS
THAT YOU CRAVE!

NOT EVEN YOU CAN TELL
WHAT SMOLDERING SECRETS
HIDE
IN THE DARK INSIDE
OF YOUR RESTLESS SOUL!
BUT I'LL GO ON
ADORING YOU,
FOR HOW CAN I FORGET?
YOUR MEMORY
WON'T LET ME,
JET, MY LOVE.
Writers Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1957

Lyrics WHY THIS FEELING?
WHY THIS GLOW?
WHY THE THRILL
WHEN YOU SAY, HELLO?
IT'S A STRANGE
AND TENDER MAGIC
YOU DO.
MISTER WONDERFUL,
THAT'S YOU!

WHY THIS TREMBLING
WHEN YOU SPEAK?
WHY THIS JOY
WHEN YOU TOUCH MY CHEEK?
I MUST TELL YOU
WHAT MY HEART KNOWS IS TRUE:
MISTER WONDERFUL,
THAT'S YOU!

AND WHY THIS LONGING
TO KNOW YOUR CHARMS
TO SPEND FOREVER
HERE IN YOUR ARMS!

OH, THERE'S MUCH MORE
I COULD SAY,
BUT THE WORDS
KEEP SLIPPING AWAY
AND I'M LEFT
WITH ONLY ONE POINT OF VIEW:
MISTER WONDERFUL,
THAT'S YOU!

ONE MORE THING,
THEN I'M THROUGH
MISTER WONDERFUL,
MISTER WONDERFUL,
MISTER WONDERFUL,
I LOVE YOU!
Writers Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss

Genres Showtune, Marriage

Recorded 1956

Lyrics SO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR MAN,
SO YOU WANT THE GUY
TO MARRY YOU,
SO YOU WANT THE GUY
TO CARRY YOU
THROUGH HIS DOORWAY.
IF YOU WANT TO GET YOUR MAN,
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEG
OR SHAKE THE GUY,
'CAUSE I KNOW THE WAY
TO MAKE THE GUY
GO YOUR WAY:

TALK TO HIM,
TELL HIM
THAT HE'S GRAND,
TELL HIM
THAT YOU'VE PLANNED
YOUR LIFE
WITH HIM IN MIND.
TALK TO HIM,
TELL HIM
HOW YOU CRAVE,
HOW YOU'LL EVEN SLAVE
FOR HIM
IF HE'S INCLINED.
TELL HIM
YOU'LL GIVE ALL YOU'VE GOT,
HE'LL MARRY YOU
ON THE SPOT.
I'M VERY SURE,
BUT IF NOT:

HIT HIM!
HIT HIM,
SMASH HIM,
BELT HIM,
BASH HIM,
SLUG HIM,
SLASH HIM,
BANG HIM
IN THE HEAD.
MAUL HIM,
MOP HIM,
CLOP HIM,
CLOB HIM,
BANG HIM
IN THE EYE,
RAP HIM
IN THE TEETH.
MURDER HIM,
MANGLE HIM,
FRACTURE HIM,
STRANGLE HIM,
BUT FIRST,
TALK TO HIM.

COOK FOR HIM,
THAT'S WHERE WOMEN SHINE,
POUR A LITTLE WINE
FOR HIM BY CANDLEGLOW.
COOK FOR HIM,
COOK A FANCY DISH,
OPEN UP SOME VICHYSSOISE
AND WATCH HIM GO.
STEAK
THAT IS JUICY
AND THICK,
CAKE
AND CHAMPAGNE
FOR A KICK.
WHAT IF THAT
WON'T TURN THE TRICK?

KICK HIM!
KICK HIM,
CRACK HIM,
WHIP HIM,
WHACK HIM,
SMEAR HIM,
SMACK HIM,
HIT HIM
WITH A BAT.
PUNCH HIM,
SOCK HIM,
SCRATCH HIM,
KNOCK HIM,
BITE HIM
ON THE ARM,
SLAP HIM
IN THE PUSS.
TACKLE HIM,
TRAMPLE HIM,
CRIPPLE HIM,
TORTURE HIM,
BUT FIRST,
TALK TO HIM.

MAKE LOVE TO HIM,
LOOSEN UP
THOSE HIPS,
PUCKER UP
THOSE LIPS
AND COME TO GRIPS
WITH HIM.
MAKE LOVE TO HIM,
GET HIM ALL AFLAME,
PLAY A LITTLE GAME
OF FINGERTIPS WITH HIM.
GIVE HIM A SHOW
FOR HIS DOUGH,
RIGHT FROM HIS HEAD
TO HIS TOE.
WHAT IF YOUR FELLA
SAYS NO?

SLUG HIM!
SLUG HIM,
MUG HIM,
BURN HIM,
SHOVE HIM,
SHOOT HIM,
STAB HIM,
PUSH HIM
OFF A CLIFF.
CRUSH HIM,
BOMB HIM,
DROWN HIM,
KILL HIM,
HIT HIM
WITH AN AXE,
BURN HIM
ALIVE.
POISON HIM,
SMOTHER HIM,
BUTCHER HIM,
SLAUGHTER HIM.

BUT FIRST
BEFORE YOU COOK FOR HIM
OR EVEN MAKE LOVE,
TALK.
TALK.
MAKE SURE
YOU TALK TO HIM.
Writers Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse:
THE MEN OF SCIENCE
ARE A BRILLIANT CLAN.
JUST THINK,
JUST THINK,
THEY CAN TELL
HOW FAR IT IS
FROM HERE
TO A STAR ABOVE.
AND YET
THEY CANNOT MEASURE
THE SAFEST DISTANCE
BETWEEN A WOMAN
AND A MAN
IN LOVE.
SINCE I CANNOT CONSULT
A BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE
THAT MAY BE LYING
ON THE SHELF,
I GUESS I'LL HAVE
A CONFIDENTIAL DISCUSSION
WITH MYSELF.

Chorus:
BE WISE,
BE SMART,
BEHAVE MY HEART,
DON'T UPSET
YOUR CART
WHEN SHE'SHE'S
SO CLOSE.
BE SOFT,
BE SWEET,
BUT BE DISCREET,
DON'T GO OFF
YOUR BEAT,
SHE'SHE'S
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT.

TOO CLOSE,
TOO CLOSE
FOR COMFORT,
PLEASE NOT AGAIN.
TOO CLOSE,
TOO CLOSE
TO KNOW
JUST WHEN
TO SAY,
WHEN.

BE FIRM,
BE FAIR,
BE SURE,
BEWARE,
ON YOUR GUARD,
TAKE CARE
WHILE THERE'S
SUCH TEMPTATION.
ONE THING
LEADS TO ANOTHER,
TOO LATE
TO RUN FOR COVER,
SHE'SHE'S MUCH
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT NOW!

TOO CLOSE,
TOO CLOSE.
SHE'SHE'S MUCH
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT NOW.
Writers Bob Thiele, George David Weiss

Genres Standard, Pop, Soul, Ballad, Movie Song

Recorded 1967

Lyrics I SEE TREES
OF GREEN,
RED ROSES TOO,
I SEE THEM
BLOOM
FOR ME
AND YOU,
AND I THINK
TO MYSELF
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD.
I SEE SKIES
OF BLUE
AND CLOUDS
OF WHITE,
THE BRIGHT
BLESSED DAY,
THE DARK
SACRED NIGHT,
AND I THINK
TO MYSELF
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD.

THE COLORS
OF THE RAINBOW,
SO PRETTY
IN THE SKY
ARE ALSO
ON THE FACES
OF PEOPLE
GOIN' BY.
I SEE FRIENDS
SHAKIN' HANDS,
SAYIN',
HOW DO YOU DO?
THEY'RE REALLY SAYIN',
I LOVE YOU.

I HEAR
BABIES CRY,
I WATCH
THEM GROW,
THEY'LL LEARN
MUCH MORE
THAN I'LL
EVER KNOW,
AND I THINK
TO MYSELF
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD.
YES,
I THINK TO MYSELF
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD.
Writers Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1956

Lyrics verse 1:
HOW DOES SOMEONE
SAY VERY CLEARLY
THINGS HE DON'T SAY
DAILY OR YEARLY?
LET ME TRY TO SAY IT,
SINCERELY,
I LOVE YOU!
THAT'S HOW I FEEL,
HONEST!
IS THAT FOR REAL?
HONEST!
EACH WORD IS TRUE.
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 1:
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU
THERE'S SOMETHING MISSING,
WITHOUT YOU
I GOT NO SMILE.
WITHOUT YOU
AND YOUR SWEET KISSING,
MY LIPS ARE OUT OF STYLE.
WITHOUT YOU
HOW MY TEARS WOULD POUR.
MY SAD OLD HEART
WILL BEAT NO MORE.
I'LL CLOSE UP SHOP
AND LOCK THE DOOR,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M HELPLESS,
AND ALTHOUGH
IT MAY SOUND TRAGIC,
IT ADDS UP TO THIS,
MY DEAR,
IF YOU TAKE AWAY
YOUR MAGIC,
I'LL UP AND DISAPPEAR.
COME ON,
DON'T SAY BYE-BYE
TO ME,
PUT ON THOSE WINGS
AN' FLY TO ME.
I HATE TO THINK
WHERE I WOULD BE
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

verse 2:
THIS IS OUR BIG CHANCE
SO LET'S TAKE IT,
YOU AND ME AND CHARLIE
WE'LL MAKE IT.
PUT YOUR HEAD RIGHT HERE
AND I'LL BREAK IT,
I LOVE YOU!
NO IFS NO BUTS,
HONEST!
I MUST BE NUTS,
HONEST!
I LOVE YOU TOO,
HONEST?
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 2:
female: WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU,
YOU SWEET OLD LOAFER,
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO.
WITHOUT YOU
TO COOK AND SEW FOR,
I'D BE SO DOGGONE BLUE.
I'D MISS THE WAY
YOU MISBEHAVE.
THE MESS YOU MAKE
EACH TIME YOU SHAVE.
OUR ROOM
WON'T BE THE SAME OLD CAVE,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M HELPLESS,
I COULD NEVER SING
WITHOUT YOU,
THE OLD ACT
WOULD NOT GO FAR.
male: NOW,
THAT'S THE NICEST THING
ABOUT YOU:
YOU RECOGNIZE A STAR!
female: COME ON,
DO THAT DUET WITH ME,
male: OF COURSE
I'LL TAKE THE MELODY,
both: FOR THERE WOULD BE
NO HARMONY,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

verse 3:
HOW DOES A GUY
SAY TO ANOTHER
THINGS YOU TELL YOUR GAL
OR YOUR MOTHER?
WELL, I CAN SAY IT
BROTHER TO BROTHER,
I LOVE YOU!
THAT'S HOW I FEEL,
HONEST!
YOU FEEL IT TOO?
HONEST!
EACH WORD IS TRUE.
WHAT WOULD I DO
WITHOUT YOU?

Chorus 3:
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING,
WITHOUT YOU I'M NOWHERE.
WITHOUT YOU
MY LIFE IS STORMY,
AND OLD PAL
I HAVE NO DOUBT,
WITHOUT YOU
HERE FIGHTING FOR ME,
THEY'RE GONNA
COUNT ME OUT.
WITHOUT YOU
ALL MY KICKS ARE GONE.
WITHOUT YOU
I CAN'T GO ON.
THE MOON WON'T SHINE
AND THE DAY WON'T DAWN,
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU, I'M ZERO,
WITHOUT YOU I'M MINUS,
WITHOUT YOU
THERE'S NO TOMORROW.
WITHOUT YOU
CRUEL WORLD GOOOD-BYE,
I GOT BITTER TEARS
AND SORROW,
I THINK I'M GONNA CRY!
WITHOUT YOU LOVER,
I'M THE LEAST.
WITHOUT YOU BEAUTY,
I'M THE BEAST.
I'M DEAD.
I'M DONE.
I'M GONE -
DECEASED!
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU.

A PARTNERSHIP
LIKE YOURS AND MINE
WILL LIGHT UP
EV'RY BROADWAY SIGN.
BUT HERE'S THE SWITCH,
I'D NEVER SHINE
WITHOUT WHO?
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU,
WITHOUT YOU!