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All formats Format: Audio Cassette All formats. Text, image, video Image and video reviews only Text, image, video. Showing of 10 reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. That he can rhyme anything? How about the New York drama critic, in a review of Shakespeare in the Park, who extolled Shakespeare as the greatest poet in the history of the English language—with the exception of Larry Hart?
The chemistry between singer and the lyricist has everything to do with a sense of inner frailty and a trust in that frailty as an artists resource. All have been digitally remastered. Five stars. There was a problem loading comments right now. You don't know that I felt good When we up and parted You don't know I knocked on wood Gladly broken-hearted Worrying is through, I sleep all night Appetite and health restored You don't know how much I'm bored The sleepless nights, the daily fights The quick toboggan when you reach the heights I miss the kisses and I miss the bite I wish, I were in love again The broken dates, the endless waits The lovely loving and the hateful hates The conversation with the flying plates I wish, I were in love again Related.
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We've Got A Sure Thing 9. A Baby Just Like You Let me say that the melody, from the verse through to the end, is a perfect set of notes for the lyric. It is even strong enough to sustain itself as an instrumental piece. But once you've heard the lyric, your attention must be drawn toward the words.
For Furia and Lasser the bottom line of the song is the pushing of romance "to a masochistic extreme. Hart is peerless at the melancholy of sexual attraction, the masochism of the smitten lover. Given the choice between a quiet healthy life and the classic quarrel of a man and wife, Hart's lover knows exactly which to prefer. The words "I'll love you till the day I die," The self-deception that believes the lie Philip Furia uses the words of "I Wish I Were in Love Again" to illustrate characteristic elements of "Society Verse," a type of light verse that virtually defines the nature of so many Songbook lyrics, lyrics with a sophisticated subject matter expressed in everyday, unsentimental language, language that "is never formal and elevated but 'terse and idiomatic and rather in the conversational key'.
When love congeals, it soon reveals The faint aroma of performing seals, The double-crossing of a pair of heels, I wish I were in love again. If love for Hart can be a joyous agony, it can also be a pain in the neck. In "I Wish I Were in Love Again," the singers are caught between the pain of being in love and the pain of not being in love. In love there are sleepless nights and daily fights. Out of love you miss the kisses and you miss the bites. You're sane, but you'd rather be gaga or punch drunk.
Only one thing is sure with a Hart love lyric: you can't win one way or the other. Ella's version corresponds to the original, consisting of the verse followed by two refrain s. This version is from his recording on Capitol, A Swingin' Affair. Why Sinatra excised "gaga," we don't know. One can only wonder if he had known of his latter day colleague, Lady Gaga, would he have understood the word better and sung the first refrain as Hart wrote it. Had he, he would have been swimming against the tide of this time.
It has been suggested that "gaga" is or was c. Stacey Kent's rendition confirms the idea that the issue is a period sensitive one. In her recording, she enunciates "punch-drunk" twice, singing both refrains as Hart wrote them and then repeating the second refrain. Apparently she is beyond any femine aversion to such language.Oct 13, · Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group I Wish I Were In Love Again · Tony Bennett Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook ℗ Concord Music Group, Inc .