Let’s Face The Music And Dance

1936 = 2018

Pay attention, observe, listen well

 

There may be trouble ahead
But while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill and while we still have the chance
Let’s face the music and dance

Soon we’ll be without the moon, humming a different tune and then
There may be teardrops to shed
So while there’s moonlight and music and love and romance
Let’s face the music and dance, dance
Let’s face the music and dance

 

 

You know exactly what to do—
Your kiss, your fingers on my thigh—
I think of little else but you.

It’s bliss to have a lover who,
Touching one shoulder, makes me sigh—
You know exactly what to do.

You make me happy through and through,
The way the sun lights up the sky—
I think of little else but you.

I hardly sleep-an hour or two;
I can’t eat much and this is why—
You know exactly what to do.

The movie in my mind is blue—
As June runs into warm July
I think of little else but you.

But is it love? And is it true?
Who cares? This much I can’t deny:
You know exactly what to do;
I think of little else but you.

From June to December Summer Villanelle by Wendy Cope
from Making Cocoa, 1986.

To a musical genius gone too soon and left so much undone.  He will be missed.

“Twilight”

Haven’t laughed this hard in a long time
I better stop now before I start crying
Go off to sleep in the sunshine
I don’t want to see the day when it’s dying
She’s a sight to see
She’s good to me
I’m already somebody’s baby
She’s a pretty thing
She knows everything
But I’m already somebody’s baby
You don’t deserve to be lonely
But those drugs you’ve got won’t make you feel better
Pretty soon you’ll find it’s the only
Little part of your life you’re keeping together
I’m nice to you
I could make it through
But you’re already somebody’s baby
I could make you smile
If you stayed a while
But how long will you stay with me, baby?
                                 ~
Because your candle burns too bright
Well I almost forgot it was twilight
Even if I think that you are right
Well I’m tired of being down, I got no fight
You’re wonderful
And it’s beautiful
I’m already somebody’s baby
And if I went with you
I’d disappoint you too
Well I’m already somebody’s baby
Already somebody’s baby

 

 

Splendour in the Grass

What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

 — William Wordsworth 1770-1850

“Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.”

 The words, immediately above, are quoted in the film, Splendor in the Grass, which starred Natalie Wood, who left us too early in her life.

The film is a must see! It is the poignant story of a young girl coming of age as she overcomes her struggles to be a whole human being. 

 

 

A tale of love for La Cumparsita, Salade Chiffonnade and champagne.  Who could think that Paul, played by Charles Boyer, and Irene, played by Jean Arthur, would ever meet?  They are from different worlds but find a common love that goes deeper than anything they could imagine.  They are separated and come back together and their love grows stronger and stronger.  Will they be able to overcome all their obstacles at being together?  Watch and see history being made at night!

 

Watch a scene from the film and if you are interested the full film is next:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/669643/History-Is-Made-At-Night-Movie-Clip-More-Dead-Than-The-Male.html

Watch full film here:

http://www.alluc.com/l/History-Is-Made-at-Night-1937-mp4/agf4loza