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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I Wish I Were In Love Again - Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland

This tune by Rodgers & Hart was performed by the late Mickey Rooney and the later Judy Garland in a film named, appropriately enough for this blog, Words & Music.



You don't know that I felt good
When we up and parted.
You don't know I knocked on wood
Gladly broken-hearted.
Worrying is through,  I sleep all night
Appetite and health restored.
You don't know how much we're bored

The sleepless nights,
The daily fights
The quick toboggan when you reach the heights
I miss the kisses and I miss the bites
I wish I were in love again

The broken dates,
The endless waits,
The lovely loving and the hateful hates,
The conversations with the flying plates
I wish I were in love again

No more pain
No more strain
Now I'm sane but ...
I would rather be gaga

The pulled-out fur
Of cat and cur
The fine mismating of a him and her
We've learned our lesson, but
We wish we were in love again

The furtive sigh
The blackened eye,
The words "I'll love you till the day I day"
The self-deception that believes the lie
I wish I were in love again

When love congeals
It soon reveals
The faint aroma of performing seals
The double-crossing of a pair of heels.
I wish I were in love again

No more care
No despair
I'm all there now
But I'd rather be punch-drunk

Believe me sir
I much prefer
The classic battle of a him and her.
We don't like quiet and
We wish we were in love again