adventures in dysthymia

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I'LL KEEP IT TO MYSELF

(verse 1)

I know that I bore you
When I say I adore you,
And since I would do
Anything for you,
I'll keep it to myself.

(verse 2)

I've tried to know you
Tried even though you
Ignored all I do
And since I can't show you
I'll keep it to myself and...

(chorus 1)

I'll be your friend, anytime;
Someone to depend on, anytime.
Call and I'll be there;
I'll have time to spare,
And I'll be your friend, anytime.

(chorus 2)

I'll be there for you, anywhere;
Help you see it through, anywhere.
Stand by your side.
Face the rising tide,
And I'll be there for you, anywhere.

(bridge)

Oh, I'll keep it to myself,
I'll keep it on the shelf;
My love shall never cease
But I'll keep my peace.

(chorus 3)

I'll be your amigo, any day;
Forget my ego, any day.
Simply hold your hand;
I'll make no demand,
And I'll be your amigo, every day.

Stephen Brooke ©2008

For all those confused by my usage of 'verse' and 'chorus' here: this song lyric is in the format often used by the classic songwriters of the 20s and 30s, with an introductory verse or two -- what we would probably call an 'intro' now -- followed by 'choruses' that would now, most likely, be referred to as verses. Got that? ;)

Anyway, I have a fondness for the songs of that time. Cole Porter, Johnny Burke, etc, etc! Although the lyrics are often witty yet somewhat meaningless, that's still better than most contemporary 'pop' music which doesn't even manage the wit part.

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