I Wish I Were In Love Again – Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland

This tune by Rodgers & Hart was performed by the late Mickey Rooney and the later Judy Garland in a film named, appropriately enough for this blog, Words & Music.

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 we’re bored

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 mismating of a him and her
We’ve learned our lesson, but
We wish we were in love again

The furtive sigh
The blackened eye,
The words “I’ll love you till the day I day”
The self-deception that 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.
We don’t like quiet and
We wish we were in love again

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine, among others. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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