A Cockeyed Optimist Lyrics - Julie Andrews

Release information
Writer(s): Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Pop Stage & Screen
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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CD 1
  • 1 The Sound of Music
  • 2 Getting to Know You
  • 3 My Fair Lady Suite
  • 4 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 5 A Cockeyed Optimist
  • 6 Bewitched
  • 7 Hello Young Lovers
  • 8 Crazy World
  • 9 Living in the Shadows
  • 10 Camelot Suite

  • 1 Edelweiss
  • 2 I Whistle a Happy Tune
  • 3 My Funny Valentine
  • 4 Shall We Dance?
  • 5 I Have Dreamed
  • 6 On a Clear Day
  • 7 Here I'll Stay
  • 8 If I Loved You
  • 9 Waltz Medley