Who Sang Desafinado (Off Key)? John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli Bossa Nova cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004-4-27
Genre: Jazz
length: 2:36
Lyrics
If you say my singing is off key my love
You will hurt my feelings don't you see my love
I wish I had an ear like yours
A voice that would behave
But all I have is feelings and a voice gone deaf

You insist my music goes against the rules
Yes but rules were never made for lovesick fools
I wrote this little song for you but you don't care
It's a crooked song oh but all my heart is there

The thing that you would see if you would do your part
Is even if I'm out of tune I have a gentle heart
I took your picture with my trusty Rollaflex
And now all I have developed is a complex

Possibly in vain I hope you weaken oh my love
And forget these rigid rules that undermine my dream of
A life of love and music with someone who'll understand
That even though I may be out of tune
When I attempt to say how much I love you
All that matters is the message that I bring
Which is my key one I love you.

Tracklist
  • 1 One Note Samba
  • 2 Fascinatin' Rhythm
  • 3 The Girl From Ipanema
  • 4 Your Smiling Face
  • 5 Estate
  • 6 Desafinado (Off Key)
  • 7 Aquelas Coisas Todas (All Those Things)
  • 8 I Remember
  • 9 Francesca
  • 10 Love Dance
  • 11 Só Danço Samba
  • 12 Águas de Março (Waters of March)
  • 13 Soares Samba

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin