1932

How Deep is the Ocean?

[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?


I'm Playing with Fire

[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?


Say It Isn't So

[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


Face the Music (1932)

Let's Have Another Cup O' Coffee

[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


"Soft Lights and Sweet Music"

[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


I Say It's Spinach (And the Hell With It)

[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!


I Don't Wanna Be Married, I Just Wanna Be Friends

[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 Madness

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!


How Can I Change My Luck?

[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?


Two Cheers Instead of Three

[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..."