I Wish I Were In Love Again

 

Lyrics by:  Lorenz Hart

Music by:  Richard Rodgers

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

From the Album:  A Swingin' Affair  (1957)

The Capitol Years, Disc 2

From the Show:  Babes In Arms  (1937)

Label:  Capitol Records

Recorded:  November 20, 1956

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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 conversation 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 punch-drunk

 

The pulled out fur of cat and cur

The fine mis-mating of a him and her

I've learned my lesson but I wish I were in love again

 

The furtive sigh, the blackened eye

The words: "I'll love you 'til 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, no more care, no, no despair

Now 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

I don't like quiet and I wish I were in love again

In love again

In love   again