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

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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