[VERSE:] How can I tell you what is in my heart? How can I measure each and every part? How can I tell you how much I love you? How can I measure just how much I do? [REFRAIN:] How much do I love you? I'll tell you no lie How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky? How many times a day do I think of you? How many roses are sprinkled with dew? How far would I travel to be where you are? How far is the journey from here to a star? And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry? How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky?
[VERSE:] I've heard about you Each word about you That ev'ryone has spoken And from the things I hear I should be careful, dear They come and find me And then remind me Of all the hearts you've broken But I'm in love with you So what am I to do? [REFRAIN:] I'm playing with fire I'm gonna get burned I know it, but what can I do? I know my heart must be content to go Where it is sent, although I may repent when I'm through But what can I do? I'm playing with fire I'm gonna get burned While merry-go-rounding with you But I go for my ride With my eyes open wide I'm playing with fire I know it, but what can I do?
[VERSE:] You can't stop people from talking And they're talking, my dear And the things they're saying Fill my heart with fear Now I could never believe them When they say you're untrue I know that they're mistaken Still I want to hear it from you [REFRAIN:] Say it isn't so, say it isn't so Ev'ryone is saying you don't love me Say it isn't so Ev'rywhere I go, ev'ryone I know Whispers that you're growing tired of me Say it isn't so People say that you found somebody new And it won't be long before you leave me Say it isn't true Say that ev'rything is still okay That's all I want to know And what they're saying Say it isn't so
[VERSE:] Why worry when skies are gray Why should we complain Let's laugh at the cloudy day Let's sing in the rain Songwriters say the storm quickly passes That's their philosophy They see the world through rose-colored glasses Why shouldn't we? [REFRAIN:] Just around the corner There's a rainbow in the sky So let's have another cup o' coffee And let's have another piece o' pie! Trouble's just a bubble And the clouds will soon roll by So let's have another cup o' coffee And let's have another piece o' pie Let a smile be your umbrella For it's just an April show'r Even John D. Rockefeller Is looking for the silver lining Mister Herbert Hoover Says that now's the time to buy So let's have another cup o' coffee And let's have another piece o' pie! [alternate lines:] Things that really matter Are the things that gold can't buy
[VERSE:] I can't resist the moan of a cello I can't resist the light of the moon So place me in a light that is mellow And let me hear a beautiful tune The music must flow The lights must be low [REFRAIN:] Soft lights and sweet music And you in my arms Soft lights and sweet melody Will bring you closer to me Chopin and pale moonlight Reveal all your charms So give me velvet lights and sweet music And you in my arms [alternate line:] Bring out the gypsy in me
[VERSE:] We must keep smiling and play the game While life keeps hurrying on For there was trouble before we came 'Twill be here after we're gone So we'll just have to prepare To snap our fingers at care [REFRAIN:] Long as there's you, long as there's me Long as the best things in life are free I say it's spinach and the hell with it The hell with it, that's all! Long as I'm yours, long as your mine Long as there's love and a moon to shine I say it's spinach and the hell with it The hell with it, that's all! There must be rain to pitter-patter Things don't come on a silver platter What does it matter? Long as there's you, long as there's me Long as the best things in life are free I say it's spinach and the hell with it The hell with it, that's all!
[VERSE:] [PICKLES:] You're compromising me But that's exactly as it ought to be I simply fell for you because I wanted to fall Don't speak of wedding chimes Because we mustn't be behind the times Besides a wedding isn't necessary at all [1st REFRAIN:] Don't worry because I fell You don't have to do right by Nell 'Cause I don't wanna be married, I just wanna be friends Don't worry 'cause I gave in Best of families live in sin 'Cause they don't wanna be married, they just wanna be friends While all the happy married couples sit and fight We'll be still going strong And fifty million Frenchmen say it's quite alright And that many can't be wrong I never would change my name Even after the baby came 'Cause I don't wanna be married, I just wanna be friends [2nd REFRAIN:] [JOE:] My father would give me hell If I didn't do right by Nell But I don't wanna be married, I just wanna be friends Please grant me my father's wish Shotgun weddings are just his dish I don't wanna be married, I just wanna be friends The kiddies wouldn't like it, they'd be awfully mad 'Twould be known near and far To be a little "who's-this" isn't really bad For some of my best friends are If not for the family Make an hon'rable man of me! But I don't wanna be married, I just wanna be friends
Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan Manhattan madness You've got me at last I'm like a fly upon a steeple Watching seven million people Do a rhythm That draws me with 'em Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan Manhattan madness You're going too fast I'm like a baby on a rocker Watching Father Knickerbocker Being busy I'm getting dizzy When shadows creep, in my bed I tumble But never sleep for I hear the rumble In the street, the tramping of feet That haunt me the whole night long And through the day I'm watching the drama That people play in your panorama And I hear in tones very clear The sound of your restless song Subways below and trains above racing Packed with humanity Taxis and trucks and trolley cars chasing Busy as they can be Steaming machines and riveters grating Motors instead of men Buildings go up with wrecking crews waiting To tear them down again Newsies that shout sensational headlines Peddlers with things to sell Noisy cafes and whispering breadlines Children that scream and yell Whistles and bells and siren horns blowing Pistols that crack and roar Traffic that stops and goes without knowing What's all the shooting for Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan Manhattan madness You've got me at last I'm like a fly upon a steeple Watching seven million people Do a rhythm That draws me with 'em And it's mad!
[VERSE:] I've looked 'round for a lucky charm of the popular kind That would keep me away from harm, they're not easy to find Four leaf clover and rabbit's feet lucky as they may be May help others, but I repeat, they have never helped me [REFRAIN:] The rabbit's foot that I found one day Was on a rabbit that ran away Ooh, ooh, what'll I do? How can I change my luck? The four leaf clover I stooped to pick Was poison ivy and made me sick Ooh, ooh, what'll I do? How can I change my luck? I hung a horseshoe right over my bed Down came the horseshoe on top of my head The lucky star that I long to see Is shining somewhere, but not for me Ooh, ooh, what'll I do? How can I change my luck?
[VERSE:] It's smart to be thrifty when times are so bad Let's be patriotic, but let's not go mad We must cheer the colors we prize So here's what I strongly advise [REFRAIN:] We'll just have two cheers instead of three For the land of the brave and the free Instead of three cheers, we'll just have two For the red and the white and the blue So when we cheer the stars and stripes here's what we'll do We'll cheer the red and cheer the white but not the blue And just have two cheers instead of three For the land of the brave and the free [PATTER:] Why give them three cheers when two will more than do? If there must be cheers then let there just be two And the speeches that you make to Uncle Sam Cut 'em down to "Unaccustomed as I am..."