[VERSE:] Can't run away from you, dear, I've tried so hard but I fear You'll always follow me near and far Just when I think that I'm set, just when I've learned to forget I close my eyes, dear, and there you are [REFRAIN:] You keep coming back like a song A song that keeps saying, "Remember" The sweet used-to-be that was once you and me Keeps coming back like an old melody The perfume of roses in May Returns to my room in December From out of the past where forgotten things belong You keep coming back like a song
[As sung in film by Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire:] [BOTH:] In us you see a couple of song and dance men [BING:] I'm the song [FRED:] I'm the dance [BOTH:] For laughter, joy and happiness, we're advance men [BING:] With a song [FRED:] And a dance [BING:] I sing for my supper [FRED:] I dance for my lunch [BING:] I croon when the landlord comes around [BOTH:] For miles around the women and children pass out cold [BING:] When my voice hits the air [FRED:] And my feet hit the ground [BING:] Last night [FRED:] Out in the moonlight [BING:] I came to serenade [FRED:] A very pretty maid [BING:] I sang her to sleep with "Asleep in the Deep" [FRED:] That always makes them collapse [BING:] I saw her eyes close, then she started to doze [FRED:] But she arose when I sounded taps [BOTH:] Which goes to show what women will do when we're around [BING:] And my voice hits the air [FRED:] And my feet hit the ground
A night in June, a silv'ry moon A falling star, a steel guitar A plaintive tune A love-sick boy, a heart a-whirl A serenade to an old-fashioned girl A perfect dream, a matchless pearl A serenade to an old-fashioned girl A lovely maid, a half-drawn shade A serenade to an old-fashioned girl
A greyhound who had lots of speed was surely bound to fail For morning, noon and evening, he'd be chasing his own tail He was running around in circles Running around in circles getting nowhere A squirrel in a treadmill cage, around and 'round he'd go You'd think that he'd be in a rage, but seems he didn't know He was running around in circles Running around in circles getting nowhere The man who runs a carousel is often heavy-hearted He rides all day, but sad to say, he winds up where he started So, concentrate and clear your mind of schemes that never last Or you'll wake up someday and find your chances all have passed You've been running around in circles Running around in circles getting nowhere Getting nowhere very fast
[Written for the film, not used.] [VERSE:] Darling, what a morning Darling, what a day Please don't keep me waiting, let's be on our way My heart's bursting beyond control Let's go out for a nice long stroll [REFRAIN:] Arm in arm, let's go walking Let's go walking you and I There's a sun up in the sky It's a lovely day for a walk Arm in arm, we'll be talking I'll be saying something sweet And we'll tell the folks we meet It's a lovely day for a walk We won't be stopping for window shopping But there's a church out in the sun A special feature about the preacher Is turning twosomes into one Arm in arm, let's go walking Come, let's hear that marriage talk And we'll tell our great-grandchildren 'Twas a lovely day for a walk [PATTER:] -How do you do, do, do? Fancy meeting you -On a day that is so divine Wha'd'ya say, say, say, this delightful day? Hope to hear that you're feeling fine -Just a whiff of the great outdoors, what a heavenly smell Happy walking to you and yours Glad to see you looking well -Why don't you wait, wait, wait, kindly hesitate? -We would like to admire the view Gotta go bye, bye, bye, there's a knot to tie -Do you mind if we follow you?