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Welcome the lyrics page. In determining what lyrics to transcribe and list, I decided to be a little selective. Well known standards, for which lyrics can be found throughout the web, comprise much of John Pizzarelli's recorded material. As a result, I've decided to concentrate only on original compositions by John Pizzarelli. This list does not include all of Mr. Pizzarelli's songs but will continually be updated so check back often.



I'm Your Guy

By J. Pizzarelli, G. Kemble, J. Cosgriff
Baby Make Three Music (BMI)

I'm your sheik oasis charmer, I'm your knight in shining armor,
I'm your dozen roses farmer, I'm your guy,
I'm a supper club fanatic, thunder storm electrostatic,
Throw three points I'm automatic, I'm your guy,

Now if you want a carriage ride and an escort to the ball,
The horse is waiting right outside, just give me a call,

I take meetings I'm a player, I eat breakfast with the mayor,
I will be your dragon slayer, I'm your guy

Whether it's running with bulls in Spain or wrestling with a bear,
Other guys got off the train but I'm the one who's there,

I juggled fire in the carney, played some golf with Jack and Arnie,
Even wrote some songs for Barney, I'm your guy



Better Run Before It's Spring

By J. Pizzarelli, L. Rose
Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)/Rose Works (ASCAP)

It's very in these to say that true love won't come anyway,
So it's easy if you and I pretend that love is just a lie,
But since I've known you I can see that less than loving is not for me,
It scares me so to feel this much, but if you tingle at my touch,

Better run before it's Spring if you don't want your heart to sing,
Better run while there's still time before our feelings speak in rhyme,
Love can't hide while the sun shines bright, leaves can open overnight,
Fair warning signs are out my love so stop or be runout my love,
And if you don't want to fly this high you better run, just say goodbye,
For if you don't want your heart to sing, better run before it's spring,

If you don't want to don't want to fly this high, you better run, you better say goodbye,
For if you don't want your heart to sing, you better run before it's spring,
You better run before it's spring


The Day I Found You "The Pollywog Song" - (From Our Love is Here to Stay)

By J. Pizzarelli
Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)

Past Loves always left me so dismayed, just a sad charade, I withdrew,
Feelings were something oh so coutefeit,
I was longing exquisite and true blue,

Then you walked in and much to my surprise
I couldn't keep my eyes off of you,
All my blues were soon departed,
My heart outsmarted was beating anew,
Every single dream became roses and clover,
Every single scheme was I must win you over,
Now every single day is filled with the feeling,
No more I'll be concealing, your heart I'll be a stealing,

So, let's swim and sun, sing and dance a lot,
I'll be Lancelot, you'll be you,
I have found a world I never knew, the day that I found you,

Now, every cloudy day just cannot change this phonetic,
Can I be more emphatic, my heart is so ecstatic,
So come along and be my pollywog,
Oh when you kiss this frog you know it all came to,
I have found a world I never knew,
From just the vibrant voodoo that you do,
I found true love the day that I found you.

Take My Smile - (From My Blue Heaven)


By John Pizzarelli
Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

If you should ever leave me take my smile,
Might as well, I won't tell,
I'll never need to use it long as you're gone,
What's the use, there'd be no excuse,

You see you're the only one who ever made me laugh,
You gave your love to me, you were my better half,
I only frown without you all the while,
So if you should ever leave me take my smile,

(Repeat last chorus)

If you should ever leave me, baby please believe me,
If you should ever leave me take my smile.


Lullaby - (From After Hours)


By John Pizzarelli, Joe Cocuzzo
Warner Bros. Music (ASCAP) / Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)

I wrote this song because of you,
For all the things I meant to do,
Lullaby, help me try to tell her,
We were a star, we had it all,
But even shooting stars must fall,
Lullaby, tell me why,

Oh so many times I tried to say those things I felt inside.
But words would hide from me,
But there will come a time, when these words I say in rhyme,
Will hold you in a whisper and that whisper will be mine,

So if you listen you will hear a laughing smile, a silent tear,
And when you hear these words you'll know it is true,
I wrote this Lullaby for you.


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Be My Baby Tonight - (From After Hours)


By John Pizzarelli
Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)

Every morning, every evening I am dreaming of you,
I keep hoping and believing that all these dreams will come true,
Come on and kiss me, baby just kiss me,
Come on and hold me tight, and fill my life with sunshine,
And make everything alright,

Every morning, every evening, baby, baby can't you see,
Time is right for loving, you're the one for me,
Oh, whether it's raining or people are complaining,
And even in the dead of night,
Forget your cares and be my baby tonight,

(Repeat last chorus)


Kisses in the Rain - (From Kisses in the Rain)


By John Pizzarelli
Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)

Kisses in the Rain,
A chance that we might meet for Kisses in the Rain,
Trying to find the heat that left long ago,
And left us with so much pain,
Kisses in the Rain,
Nothing more or less, just Kisses in the Rain,
Two hearts that won't confess to knowing what's true,
No skies of blue remain,

We're now a time remembered,
Love's just a passing glance,
It's all a cold September and all along last dance,

Hiding in the lane,
We try so hard and yet there's nothing to regain,
Two hearts that never met, still holding on in vain,
To Kisses in the Rain.


Baby Just Come Home To Me - (From Kisses in the Rain)


By John Pizzarelli
Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)

Everyday you're gone I wonder what to do,
I walk the streets alone and think of you,
Well I'll say I'm sorry if I made you blue,
Baby just come home to me,

Each quiet evening could your lips just find me,
And keep these lonesome, lonely nights behind me,
I hope I didn't treat you so unkindly,
Baby just come home to me,

Well I'll do the dishes, I'll scrub the floor,
You put your feet up baby, I'll lock the door,
You want more loving, well I am the one,
To hold you tight and kiss you 'til the moon meets the sun,

I'll check my calendar and cross off each day,
I'll get you back you know that I'll find a way,
But now I'm on my knees and I am here to say,
Baby just come home to me.


A Lifetime or Two - (From Kisses in the Rain)


By Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli
Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)

I've got a to do list, it's a nothing new list,
Just the things I need to do today,
Then you came and passed my way,
And the things I'd like to do I'll say,

I'd like a lifetime or two for playtime with you,
I've got a hunch I'm gonna lunchtime every sringtime with you,
So let's unpack that smile, wisecraking style,
Batten down in Manhattan town and ransack a while,

Let's let our feelings fall as they may,
Make this hour, our someday,
We'll never leave the country, oh we'll just stay inside,
No need to worry, we've got a great place to hide,

Where we could turn off the phone, go it alone,
Then hijack your hatchback and get accident prone,
Baby in the meantime, nothing but serene time,
For no one but you in this lifetime would do,


I Wouldn't Trade You - (From Kisses in the Rain)


By Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli
Baby Makes Three Music (BMI)

I wouldn't trade you for the whole big apple,
The great white way, first base at Shea,
I wouldn't swap you for the city's keys,
Or all that stuff at Tiffanys,

I wouldn't trade you for the whole big apple,
To play the palace, the Met with Callas,
Not even for the Rockefeller tree,
Or corned beef at the Carnegie,

Who needs breakfast after dark,
Or counting stars in Central Park,
The glamour, the grammar all leave me cold,
But you keep me warm as I grow old,

I wouldn't trade you for the whole big apple,
The Circle Line, Le Cirque at nine,
Not for a penthouse on Park Avenue,
I wouldn't trade you,

Who needs breakfast after dark,
Or counting stars in Central Park,
The glamour, the grammar all leave me cold,
But you keep me warm as I grow old,

I wouldn't trade you for the whole big apple,
A plaza suite, Gene Kelly's feet,
No deal on Wallstreet could change my view,
Dow Jones and me are through,
I wouldn't trade you.



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