A Cock-Eyed Optimist Lyrics - Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews Broadway: The Music of Richard Rodgers cover art
Credits
publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers
release date: 1994-10-4
length: 4:27
producer: Jay David Saks
conductor: Ian Fraser
vocal: Julie Andrews
orchestra: The London Musicians Orchestra
arranger: Ian Fraser
orchestrator: Billy Byers
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Richard Rodgers
When the skies are brighter canary yellow
I forget ev'ry cloud I've ever seen,
So they called me a cockeyed optimist
Immature and incurably green.

I have heard people rant and rave and bellow
That we're done and we might as well be dead,
But I'm only a cockeyed optimist
And I can't get it into my head.

I hear the human race
Is fallin' on its face
And hasn't very far to go,
But ev'ry whippoorwill
Is sellin' me a bill,
And tellin' me it just ain't so.

I could say life is just a bowl of Jello
And appear more intelligent and smart,
But I'm stuck like a dope
With a thing called hope,
And I can't get it out of my heart!
Not this heart...



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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Sound of Music
  • 2 I Have Dreamed
  • 3 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 4 Where or When
  • 5 A Waltz Carousel
  • 6 Nobody Told Me
  • 7 This Can't Be Love / Thou Swell
  • 8 My Funny Valentine
  • 9 It Never Entered My Mind / Spring Is Here
  • 10 Bewitched
  • 11 If I Loved You
  • 12 Edelweiss
  • 13 A Cock-Eyed Optimist