Pinwheel of Death

James Goldman


SONGS

Writers James Goldman, William Goldman, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1962

Lyrics verse:
HERE I AM
WITH A GLASS
OF CHAMPAGNE,
WHAT CAN I SAY?
HERE I AM
WITH A GLASS
OF CHAMPAGNE
ON THE DAY
BEFORE THE DAY.
SOME OF YOU CAME
FROM FAR OFF PLACES,
SOME OF YOU LIVE
VERY NEAR.
BUT AS I LOOK
AT ALL OF YOUR FACES,
I THINK I KNOW
WHY IT WAS SO IMPORTANT
TO US
TO HAVE YOU HERE.

Chorus:
A WEDDING
IS A CURIOUS THING
OF KISSES
AND QUARRELS
AND COST
AND CARE,
A FAMILY AFFAIR.
A WEDDING
IS A CURIOUS THING
OF PARTIES
AND PRESENTS
AND PAINS
AND PRAYER,
A FAMILY AFFAIR.

WITH FLOWERS
AND CAKE
AND AFFECTIONATE TEARS,
WITH LOVE FOR THE GROOM
AND HIS BRIDE TO BE,
WITH COUSINS YOU HAVEN'T
LAID EYES ON IN YEARS
THAT SOMEHOW
YOU'RE SUDDENLY
HAPPY TO SEE.

A WEDDING
IS A CURIOUS THING
OF KISSES
AND QUARRELS
AND COST
AND CARE.
WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?
IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR.
Writers James Goldman, William Goldman, John Kander

Genres Showtune

Recorded 1962

Lyrics verse:
THERE'S A HOUSE
IN MY IMAGINATION
BROUGHT AND PAID FOR,
READY TO BE LIVED IN.
COME WITH ME,
WON'T YOU COME WITH ME.
WAIT AND SEE.

Chorus:
THERE'S A ROOM IN MY HOUSE
WHERE YOU'LL COOK ME
MARVELOUS MEALS.
BAKED ALASKA,
CUSTARD AND PIE.
THERE'S A ROOM IN MY HOUSE
WHERE WE'LL TALK
IN FRONT OF THE FIRE,
HOLDING HANDS
AND WATCHING THE NIGHT
GO BY.

THERE'S A ROOM
WHERE OUR FOLKS CAN STAY,
THERE'S A ROOM
WHERE OUR KIDS CAN YELL.
THERE'S A ROOM
WHEN THE WEATHER GETS COLD
I CAN KISS YOU
AND HOLD YOU.

ALL THE ROOMS IN OUR HOUSE
NEED THE TOUCH
OF SOMEONE INSIDE,
NEED THE TOUCH
OF SOMEONE
WHO LOVES ME,
SOMEONE
WHO NEEDS ME,
SOMEONE
WHO'LL BE MY BRIDE.