March 03, 2010

Jazz Love 3

This is a great song...the video below doesn't do it justice. Oh Cole Porter! No one deserves the title songwriter but you.



DON'T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY
From the Broadway Show "Paris" (1928)
(Cole Porter)

I think you're great, I think you're grand
And I don't mind if you hold my hand
But don't look at me that way

Your kisses, too, are heavenly
And oh, so full of variety
But don't look at me that way

When you tell me sweetly you're mine completely
I always give a long cheer
But those sudden flashes behind your lashes
Are nobody's business, dear

Since you began to play your role
I've lost my heart and I've lost my soul
But as for losing my self-control
Don't look at me that way

I just adore your loving arms
In fact, they're two of your greatest charms
But don't look at me that way

I'm very mild, I'm very meek
My will is strong, but my won't is weak
So don't look at me that way

When that strange expression of indiscretion
Begins to show in your stare
There's a hocus-pocus about your focus
That gives me a terrible scare

I feel a thrill when you arrive
And while you're near I simply thrive
But if you want to get home alive
Don't look at me that way

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