C’est comme ça – music by Duke Elington lyrics by Marshall Barer


Music by Duke Elington lyrics by Marshall Barer
Introduced by Lilo (Solange) reprised in the second act by Theodore Bikel (Professor George Ritter)
This was the “love song” from the ill fated musical Pousse-Café.

C’est comme ça
C’est comme ça
Please don’t ask me to explain
C’est comme ça
And there’s nothing I can do

Might as well ask the tress
To exist without the rain
Or the Sky to deny that is blue

I could hide how I feel
So it wouldn’t ever show
But it wouldn’t make the feelin’ go away!

It was all sparkling wine
For that moment he was mine
But such moments
Fade swiftly away

If the wine has lost its fizz
C’est comme ça, that’s how it is
C’est comme ça
And there’s nothing more to say

I’ll reveal how I feel
’cause I’m helpless to conceal
That I’ll dance
To any tunes he wants to play

If the need lingers on
To each aching, braking dawn
That’s a price I expected to pay

C’est comme ça, that’s how it is:
(Male: ) I’ am hers, but she is his!
(Famale:) He’s not mine, but I am his
C’est comme ça, and there is nothing more to say

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