Pinwheel of Death

Richard Adler


SONGS

Writers Richard Adler

Genres Pop

Recorded 1956

Lyrics BLACK OUT THE MOON!
FROM MY VIEW,
DRAW THE VENETIAN BLIND,
OR I'LL LOSE MY MIND,
BLACK OUT THE MOON!
PLEASE, PLEASE DO!
BECAUSE THAT RUIN
OF A MOON
BRINGS BACK YOU.
WIPE OUT THE STARS!
FROM MY SIGHT,
PULL DOWN
THE WINDOW SHADE,
BECAUSE I'M SO AFRAID,
TEAR OUT THE SKY,
PLEASE, PLEASE DO!
BECAUSE THE STARS
AND THE SKY
BRING BACK YOU.

BUT WHERE DOES IT STOP,
EVERY STREET
EVERY SHOP,
THE HILL THAT WE CLIMBED
HAND IN HAND
TO THE TOP.
A HAYRIDE,
A SLEIGH RIDE,
A BEACH,
EACH BRINGS TO MIND
YOUR FACE,
YOUR SMILE,
YOUR GRACE,
YOUR STYLE,
SO I SAY:

WIPE OUT THE NIGHT
THAT WE MET,
TAKE BACK
EACH MEMORY,
JUST LET ME FORGET,
GIVE BACK MY DREAMS,
AND THEN,
LET HEAVEN
BLACK OUT THE MOON
AND THE STARS
AND THE SKY,
OR TAKE ME
BACK AGAIN!
Writers Richard Adler, John Jacob Loeb

Genres Pop, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1950

Lyrics THERE'S A GUY
WHO COMES CALLING
ON THE GAL
WHO LIVES NEXT DOOR,
AND THE GAL
WHO LIVES NEXT DOOR
IS CALLED IRENE.
EVERY NIGHT
I HEAR HIM CALLING
TO THE GAL
WHO LIVES NEXT DOOR,
GOODNIGHT!, GOODNIGHT!, GOODNIGHT! GOODNIGHT!
UNTIL I WANT TO SCREAM:

OH, PLEASE SAY GOODNIGHT
TO THE GUY, IRENE,
AND LET ME GET SOME SLEEP.
PLEASE SAY GOODNIGHT
OR I'LL DIE, IRENE.
WON'T YOU GIVE US
BOTH A BREAK,
SAY GOODNIGHT
FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE,
WE'VE BEEN HAVING
THUNDER SHOWERS
AND HIS CLOTHES
ARE SOAKING WET,
HE'S BEEN HANGING
AROUND FOR HOURS
AND YOU
HAVEN'T ANSWERED YET,
HAVE MERCY!
PLEASE SAY GOODNIGHT
TO THE GUY, IRENE,
GET LOST, IRENE,
GO WEST, IRENE,
GO NORTH,
GO SOUTH,
GO EAST,
I NEED SOME REST,
IRENE,
AND LET ME
GET SOME SLEEP.
Writers Richard Adler, Will Holt

Genres Showtune, Ballad

Recorded 1996

Lyrics SHOULD I SPEAK
OF LOVING YOU,
DARE TO SPEAK
OF LOVING YOU?
I WOULD SHUN
THE FLOWERED PHRASE,
SILENCE
SETS THE HEART ABLAZE.
SILENT HANDS
WOULD HAVE THEIR WAY,
SILENT LIPS
WOULD HAVE THEIR SAY,
WHISPERED THOUGHTS
WOULD GO UNHEARD,
LOVE SPEAKS BEST
WITHOUT A WORD!

BUT WITH THE HOPE
THAT I POSSESS,
WITH ALL MY FEARS
OF TENDERNESS,
WITH EVERY KISS
AND EACH CARESS,
MY CONSTANT JOY
I WOULD EXPRESS.

SHOULD I SPEAK
OF LOVING YOU,
DARE TO DREAM
OF LOVING YOU?
DARE TO SEEK
AS DREAMERS DO
A LOVE TO LAST
A LIFETIME THROUGH
SO SHOULD I SPEAK,
COULD I BUT SPEAK,
OF LOVING YOU?