Burt, Hal, Dionne
and anyone else who
performed your music through
Two words for those fatter royalty checks:
And thank you for the soundtrack
which saw me through a hapless life.
And for being there when my heart was breaking.
You see this guy?
I wish I would have played
That's how it was in February, but August?
Just the odds and ends of a beautiful affair.
Why did birds suddenly appear
Every time she was near?
One year, close to you,
the next in different home rooms
What's it all about, high school?
The last of the happy love songs.
You'll never get to heaven
(tell it to the banker),
Always something there to remind me
(travelogues at the Shrine?).
there was one of those girls
the Blue Seas music men
could never put in my mind
Her grin turned me on,
but she was too innocent,
A Girl Scout.
Someone else wrote a song
about her since I knew her with
those sand and shovels.
"L" is for the way
you look at me,
Sorry, wrong Burt.