Pinwheel of Death

Peter Tinturin


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers David Kapp, Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin

Genres Standard, Pop, Big Band Era

Recorded 1937

Lyrics BIG BOY BLUE,
COME BLOW YOUR HORN,
BIG BOY BLUE,
IT'S ALMOST DAWN
AND THE BAND
WILL SOON BE GONE.
COME ON,
BLUE,
BLOW YOUR HORN!
BIG BOY BLUE,
IT'S GETTING LATE,
BIG BOY BLUE,
MY FEET CAN'T WAIT.
SO BEFORE
YOU ABDICATE,
COME ON,
BLUE,
BLOW YOUR HORN!
'CAUSE WHEN YOU BLOW HOT -
SO HOT,
HOW'M I GONNA
KEEP MY SEAT?
EVEN WITH MY TWO LEFT FEET
I MUST GIVE IN,
I MEAN GIVE OUT.

BIG BOY BLUE,
YOU KNOW IT'S SO,
BIG BOY BLUE,
BEFORE YOU GO.
SWING ME HIGH
AND SWING ME LOW,
COME ON,
BLUE,
BLOW YOUR HORN!
Alt. Title Fooling Myself

Writers Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1937

Lyrics verse:
I TRY TO KEEP YOU
OUT OF MY HEART,
BUT SOMEHOW I FIND
TRYING TO KEEP YOU
OUT OF MY HEART,
I'M OUT OF MY MIND.

Chorus:
I TELL MYSELF
I'M THROUGH WITH YOU
AND I'LL HAVE NOTHING MORE
TO DO WITH YOU.
I STAY AWAY,
BUT EV'RY DAY
I'M JUST FOOLIN' MYSELF!
I TELL MY FRIENDS
THAT I DON'T CARE,
I SHRUG MY SHOULDERS
AT THE WHOLE AFFAIR
BUT THEY ALL KNOW
IT ISN'T SO,
I'M JUST FOOLIN' MYSELF.

AND EV'RY TIME I PASS
AND SEE MY FACE
IN THE LOOKING GLASS,
I TIP MY HAT AND SAY,
HOW DO YOU DO,
YOU FOOL
YOU'RE THROWING
YOUR LIFE AWAY.

I'M ACTING GAY,
I'M ACTING PROUD,
AND EV'RY TIME
I SEE YOU
IN A CROWD
I MAY PRETEND,
BUT IN THE END,
I'M JUST FOOLIN' MYSELF.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers Irving Gordon, Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin

Genres Standard, Country, Ballad

Recorded 1958

Lyrics YOU AND I...
THEY USED TO POINT AT US
AND SAY:
A PERFECT PAIR!
NOW THEY SEE
THERE'S NO ONE
NEXT TO ME,
THEY STOP AND STARE.

I'LL TRY TO EXPLAIN
TO FRIENDS,
DEAR,
THE REASON WE TWO
ARE APART,
I KNOW
WHAT TO TELL OUR FRIENDS,
DEAR,
BUT WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART?
IT'S EASY
TO SAY TO STRANGERS,
THAT WE PLAYED A GAME
FROM THE START,
IT'S EASY TO LIE
TO STRANGERS,
BUT WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART?

WHEN I SMILE TO HIDE
ALL THE TEARS INSIDE,
WHAT AN ACHE
IT WILL BRING.
THEN I'LL WANDER HOME
TO A TELEPHONE
THAT FORGOT HOW TO RING.

I COULD SAY
YOU'LL SOON BE BACK,
DEAR,
TO FOOL THE WHOLE TOWN
MAY BE SMART,
I'LL TELL THEM
YOU'LL SOON BE BACK,
DEAR,
BUT WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART?

WHEN THEY STOP
AND ASK ME
WHAT'S BECOME OF YOU...
I TURN AWAY.
CAN'T CONCEAL
THE HEARTACHE
THAT I FEEL,
WHAT CAN I SAY?

I'LL TRY TO EXPLAIN
TO FRIENDS,
DEAR,
THE REASON WE TWO
ARE APART,
I KNOW
WHAT TO TELL OUR FRIENDS,
DEAR,
BUT WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART?
IT'S EASY
TO SAY TO STRANGERS,
THAT WE PLAYED A GAME
FROM THE START,
IT'S EASY TO LIE
TO STRANGERS,
BUT WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART?

WHEN I SMILE TO HIDE
ALL THE TEARS INSIDE,
WHAT AN ACHE
IT WILL BRING.
THEN I'LL WANDER HOME
TO A TELEPHONE
THAT FORGOT HOW TO RING.

I COULD SAY
YOU'LL SOON BE BACK,
DEAR,
TO FOOL THE WHOLE TOWN
MAY BE SMART,
I'LL TELL THEM
YOU'LL SOON BE BACK,
DEAR,
BUT WHAT WILL I TELL MY HEART?