Swingin' the Standards Album

Artist(s): Bobby Darin

Tracklist

Don't Rain on My Parade

length: 2:56
vocal: Bobby Darin
composer: Jule Styne
lyricist: Bob Merrill

Hey, world here I am!

Don't tell me not to fly
I've simply got to
If someone takes a spill
It's me and not you
Don't bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade.

Don't tell me not to live
Just sit and putter
Life's candy and the sun is
A ball of butter
Who told you you're allowed
To rain on my parade?

I'm gonna march my band out
I'll beat my drum
And if I'm fanned out
Your turn at bat, sir
Hey, at least I didn't fake it
Hat, sir, so what I didn't make it.

But, whether I'm the rose
Of sheer perfection
Or a freckle on the nose
Of life's complexion
The cinder of a shiny apple
Of its eye.

I gotta fly once
I gotta try once
Only can die once, right, sir?
Ooh â?¦ love is juicy
Juicy and you see
I gotta have my bite, sir!

So get ready for me, love
'cause I'm a "comer"
I simply gotta march
My heart's a drummer
Don't bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade!

I gotta fly once
I gotta try once
Only can die once, right, sir?
Ooh, love is juicy
Juicy and you see
I gotta have my bite, sir!

Umm, ahh, get ready for me, love
'cause I'm a "comer"
I simply gotta march
My heart's a drummer
Nobody
I said, nobody

Nobody had better
Rain on my parade!
Yeah!

Breaking Point

length: 3:32
I’ve reached the breaking point, don’t stand too close to me
For when my optic nerves observe your curves
Then suddenly I wanna crush you close, I wanna hold you tight
I wanna kiss and tell the world, I fell in love tonight

'Cause I got to have you
Got to get through to you, baby
That you’re mine, mine, mine

I have reached the breaking point, the point of no return
It’s very clear to see, a fool like me will never ever learn
I have reached the breaking point, I hear the drums of doom
I’m gonna flip my wig in one great big atomic boom

'Cause I got to have you
Got to get through to you, baby
That you’re mine, mine, mine

All at once there’s this big upheaval
That fills my heart full of dreams
All at once comes the urge primeval
And I come apart at the seams

Oh, here I go again, the same old song and dance
I’ve had my share of tea and sympathy but no romance
I’ve reached my breaking point, it’s much too late to stop
It’s either shoes and rice or lose the dice and blow my top

'Cause I got to have you
Got to get through to you, baby
That you’re mine, mine, mine

All at once there’s this big upheaval
That fills my heart so full of dreams
All at once comes the urge primeval
And I fall apart at the seams

Oh, here I go again, that same old song and dance
I’ve had my share of tea and sympathy but no romance
I’ve reached my breaking point, it’s much too late to stop
It’s either shoes and rice and lose the dice or blow my top

'Cause I got to have you
Got to get near to you, baby
You’re mine, oh, all mine

It's Today

length: 2:10

After You've Gone

length: 3:14
Now won't you listen honey, while I say,
How could you tell me that you're goin' away?
Don't say that we must part,
Don't break your baby's heart

You know I've loved you for these many years,
Loved you night and day,
Oh! honey baby, can't you see my tears?
Listen while I say:

After you've gone and left me cryin'
After you've gone there's no denyin'
You'll feel blue, you'll feel sad
You'll miss the dearest pal you've ever had

There'll come a time, now don't forget it
There'll come a time when you'll regret it
Someday, when you grow lonely
Your heart will break like mine and you'll want me only
After you've gone, after you've gone away

After you've gone and left me cryin'
After you've gone there's no denyin'
You're gonna feel blue, and you're gonna feel sad
You're gonna feel bad
And you'll miss, and you'll miss,
And you'll miss the bestest pal you ever had

There'll come a time, now don't forget it
There'll come a time when you'll regret it
But baby, think what you're doin'
I'm gonna haunt you so, I'm gonna taunt you so
It's gonna drive you to ruin
After you've gone, after you've gone away.

The Shadow of Your Smile

length: 2:17
The shadow of your smile
When you have gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn

Look into my eyes my love and see
All the lovely things you are to me

Our wistful little star
It was far, too high
A teardrop kissed your lips
And so did I

Now when I remember spring
All the joys that love can bring
I will be remembering
The shadow of your smile

The Other Half of Me

length: 2:29
producer: Perry Botkin Jr.
arranger: Shorty Rogers
conductor: Shorty Rogers
vocal: Bobby Darin
the other half of me I've yet to meet.
One special someone
whose heart has a similar leaning
and if she were right for me
day and night for me
would have meaning.
The other half of me
that unknown quanity
that unseen destiny
could make me complete.
Is there a chart for the heart or a graph?
Will we meet on the street with a laugh?
Will we know one another,
if I ever meet my other half.
The other half of me.


It's Only a Paper Moon

length: 2:25
It's only a paper moon
Sailin' over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

It's only a canvas sky
Hangin' over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Without your love
It's a honky-tonk parade
Without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade

It's a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phoney as it can be
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

Believe in me

Come, see about me

Without your love
It's a honky-tonk parade
And without your love
It's a melody played in a penny arcade

Got to be a Barnum world
Just as phoney as it can be
But it'll never be make-believe
If you believe in me

If you believe in me
If you believe in me
If you believe in me

Talk to the Animals

length: 3:22
If I could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Chattin' with a chimp in chimpanzee
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah
What a neat achievement it would be

If we could talk to the animals, learn all their languages
I could take an animal degree
I'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea

I would converse in polar bear and python
And I would curse in fluent kangaroo
If people ask me, "Can you speak rhinoceros?"
I'd say, "Of course, can't you?"

If I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal
Think of the amazing repartee
If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals
And they could talk to me

If I consulted with quadrupeds
Think what fun we'd have asking over crocodiles for tea
Or maybe lunch with two or three lions, walruses and sea lions
What a lovely place the world would be

If I spoke slang to orangutans
The advantages why any fool on earth could plainly see
Discussing Eastern art and dramas with intellectual llamas
That's a big step forward you'll agree

I'd learn to speak in antelope and turtle
And my Pekingese would be extremely good
If I were asked to sing in hippopotamus
I'd say, "Why not a [unverified] and I would"

If I could parlay with pachyderms
It's a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson and Grimm
A man who walks with the animals and talks with the animals
Grunts and squeaks and squawks with the animals
And they could talk to him

Let me hear 'em talk

I'd study every creature's language
So I could speak to all of them on site
If friends said, "Can he talk in crab or maybe pelican?"
You'd say, "I canny can't and you'd be right"

And if you just stop and think of it ain't no doubt of it
I'm gonna win a place in history
If I could walk with the animals talk with the animals
Grunt, squeak, squawk with the animals
And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to me

I Believe in You

length: 3:55
You have the cool, clear eyes
Of a seeker of wisdom and truth
Yet there's that up-turned chin
And the grin of impetuous youth
Oh, I believe in you
I believe in you.

I hear the sound of good, solid judgment
Whenever you talk
Yet there's the bold, brave spring of the tiger
That quickens your walk
Oh, I believe in you
I believe in you.

And when my faith
In my fellow man
All but falls apart
I've but to feel your hand grasping mine
And I take heart
I take heart.
To see the cool, clear eyes
Of a seeker of wisdom and truth
Yet there's that slam, bang, tang

Reminiscent of gin and vermouth
Oh, I believe in you
Now I believe in you.

I believe in you
I believe in you ...
I believe you're good for me, baby

Lover, Come Back to Me

length: 2:26
You went away
I let you
We broke the ties that bind
I wanted to forget you
And leave the past behind
Still, the magic of the night I met you
Seems to stay forever in my mind

The sky was blue
And high above
The moon was new
And so was love
This eager heart of mine was singing
Lover where can you be

You came at last
Love had its day
That day is past
You've gone away
This aching heart of mine is singing
Lover come back to me
When I remember every little thing

You used to do
I'm so lonely
Every road I walk along
I walk along with you
No wonder I am lonely

The sky is blue
The night is cold
The moon is new
But love is old
And while I'm waiting here
This heart of mine is singing
Lover come back to me
When I remember every little thing

You used to do
I grow lonely
Every road I walk along
I walk along with you
No wonder I am lonely

The sky is blue
The night is cold
The moon is new
But love is old
And while I'm waiting here
This heart of mine is singing
Lover come back to me

Liza All the Clouds'll Roll

length: 2:43

Silver Dollar

length: 2:04
writer: Jack Palmer, Clarke Van Ness

Don't you know ...

That a man without a woman
Is like a ship without a sail
A boat without a rudder
Or a fish without a tail

And a man without a woman
Is like a wreck upon the sand
There's only one thing worse in the universe
That's a woman without a man

Now you can throw a silver dollar
Down on the ground
And it'll roll because it's round
A woman never knows
What a good man she's got
Until, he puts her down

So listen, my honey ... give a listen to me
I want you to understand
That if you don't wanna be like a silver dollar
You better be good to this man

You throw a silver dollar
Down upon that ground
And it'll roll because it's round
Yeah ... a woman never knows
What a good man she got
Until, he puts her down

So give a listen, my honey ... listen to me
I want you to understand
That if you don't wanna be like a silver dollar
You better be good to this man
I ... mean ...

If you don't wanna be like a silver dollar
You better be good to this man

One more time ...

That if you don't wanna be like a silver dollar
Woman ... better be good to this man ...

Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong

length: 2:40
Everybody has the right to be wrong at least once
Everybody has the right to be dunce-like, once-like
Not being too smart is, is no disgrace
What sets you apart is smilin' with egg on your face

Its naive to make believe that you're right, it's not bright
Only fools go walking on thin ice, twice

You and life can skip the strife and you'll both get along
All it takes is simply saying you're wrong when you're wrong
And everybody has the right to be wrong

You and life can skip the strife and you'll both get along
All it takes is simply sayin' you're wrong when you're wrong
And everybody has the right to be
It can be a real delight to be
And I'd fight, fight for the right to be wrong
"At least once!!">

Try to Remember

length: 3:10
vocal: Bobby Darin
composer: Harvey Schmidt
lyricist: Tom Jones
Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow

Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow
Follow

Deep in December it's nice to remember
Although you know the snow will follow
Deep in December it's so nice to remember
Without a hurt the heart is hollow

Deep in December it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made you mellow
Deep in December our hearts should remember
And follow
Follow
Follow

I Will Wait for You

length: 2:32
translator: Norman Gimbel
composer: Michel Legrand
lyricist: Jacques Demy
If it takes forever, I will wait for you
For a thousand summers, I will wait for you
Till you're back beside me, till I'm holding you
Till I hear you sigh here in my arms

Anywhere you wander, anywhere you go
Every day just remember how I love you so
In your heart believe what in my heart I know
That forevermore I'll wait for you

The clock'll tick away the hours one by one
Then the time will come when all the waiting's done
The time when you return and find me here and run
Straight to my waiting arms

If it takes forever, I will wait for you
For a thousand summers, I will wait for you
Till you're here beside me, till I'm touching you
And forevermore sharing your love

After Today

length: 3:04

Cute

length: 2:21

Mame

length: 2:16
producer: Bobby Darin
arranger: Perry Botkin Jr.
conductor: Perry Botkin Jr.
vocal: Bobby Darin
composer: Jerry Herman
lyricist: Jerry Herman
You Coax The Blues Right Out Of The Horn, Mame,
You've Got The Banjoes Strummin' And Plunkin' Out A Tune To Beat The Band,

You Charm The Husk Right Off Of The Corn, Mame,
The Whole Plantation's Hummin' Since You Brought Dixie Back To Dixieland.

You've Made Us Feel Alive Again, You've Given Us The Drive Again.
You Give My Old Mint Julep A Kick, Mame.

You Make The Cotton Easy To Pick, Mame.
You Make The Old Magnolia Tree, Blossom At The Mention Of Your Name.
You've Brought The Cake-walk Back Into Style, Mame.
Your Skin Is Dixie Satin, There's Rebel In Your Manner And Your Speech.
You Make The South Revive Again, Mame.
You Make The Weepin' Willow Tree Smile, Mame.
You Make Our Black-eyed Peas And Our Grits Mame
You May Be From Manhattan But Georgia Never Had A Sweeter Peach.
You Came, You Saw, You Conquered And Absolutely Nothing Is The Same.
Seem Like The Sill Of Fare At The Ritz, Mame.
We Think You're Just Sensational Mameyour Special Fascination'll, Prove To Be Inspirational,