Monday, May 10, 2010

Artie Shaw: Things Are Looking Up

by former lower east siders' George and Ira Gershwin. Could their paths have crossed as children? The Gershwin's were around ten years older.
If I should suddenly start to sing,
Or stand on my head, or anything,
Don't think that I've lost my senses,
It's just that my happiness finally commences!
The long, long ages of dull despair
Are turning into thin air,
And it seems that suddenly I've
Become the happiest man alive.
Things are looking up.
I've been looking the landscape over,
And it's covered with four-leaf clovers.
Oh, things are looking up
Since love looked up at me.
Bitter was my cup,
But no more will I be the mourner,
For I've certainly turned the corner.
Oh, things are looking up,
Since love looked up at me
See the sunbeams?
Every one beams
Just because of you.
Love's in session
And my depression
Is unmistakably through
Things are looking up,
It's a great little world we live in.
Oh, I'm as happy as a pup
Since love looked up at me

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