Pinwheel of Death

Leo Robin


SONGS

Writers Clifford Grey, Leo Robin, Vincent Youmans

Genres Standard

Recorded 1935

Lyrics I'M RECALLIN'
TIMES WHEN I WAS SMALL,
IN LIGHT AND FREE JUBILEE DAYS.
OLD FOLKS PRAYIN',
EV'RYBODY SWAYIN',
LOUDLY I CHANTED MY PRAISE.
HOW I SANG ABOUT THE JUDGEMENT MORN,
AND OF GABRIEL TOOTIN' ON HIS HORN.
IN THAT SUNNY
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY,
I HAD NO COMPLAINTS,
WHILE I THOUGHT OF SAINTS,
SO I SAY TO ALL WHO FEEL FORLORN:

SING HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!
AND YOU'LL SHOO THE BLUES AWAY
WHEN CARES PURSUE YA,
HALLELUJAH!
GETS YOU THROUGH THE DARKEST DAY.
SATAN LIES AWAITIN'
AND CREATIN' SKIES OF GRAY,
BUT HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH!
HELPS TO SHOO THE BLUES AWAY.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Russ Columbo, Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1946

Lyrics verse:
SOMEONE
THAT I BELONG TO
DOESN'T BELONG TO ME
SOMEONE
WHO CAN'T BE FAITHFUL
KNOWS THAT I HAVE TO BE.
WONDER IF I AM WRONG
TO GIVE HER MY LOYALTY.
WHY SHOULD I
BE A LONE SOUL?
WHY CAN'T I
OWN MY OWN SOUL?

Chorus:
ALONE FROM NIGHT TO NIGHT,
YOU'LL FIND ME,
TOO WEAK TO BREAK
THE CHAINS THAT BIND ME
I NEED NO SHACKLES
TO REMIND ME,
I'M JUST A PRISONER OF LOVE.
FOR ONE COMMAND
I STAND AND WAIT NOW,
FROM ONE WHO'S MASTER
OF MY FATE NOW,
I CAN'T ESCAPE,
FOR IT'S TOO LATE NOW,
I'M JUST A PRISONER OF LOVE.

WHAT'S THE GOOD OF MY CARING
IF SOMEONE IS SHARING
THOSE ARMS WITH ME?
ALTHOUGH SHE HAS ANOTHER,
I CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER,
FOR I'M NOT FREE.

SHE'S IN MY DREAMS,
AWAKE OR SLEEPING,
UPON MY KNEES
TO HER I'M CREEPING
MY VERY LIFE
IS IN HER KEEPING,
I'M JUST A PRISONER OF LOVE.