I Wish I Were In Love Again – Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Written for the musical “Babes in Arms”.
Introduced by Ray McDonald (Sam Reynolds) and Rolly Pickert (Gus Fielding)

Lyrics

VERSE

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 I’m bored!

REFRAIN 1

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 mismatching of a him and her
I’ve learned my lesson, but I wish I were
in love again!

REFRAIN 2
The furtive sight
the blackened eye,
the words “I’ll love you till the day I die”
the self-deception the 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.
I don’t like quiet and
I wish I were in love again!

Discography

Babes In Arms (Mary Martin)
Rodgers and Hart: Babes In Arms

Notes

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