YOU'RE MAKING A MISER OF ME
(Ernest R. Ball / Al. Dubin, 1919)
I gave you all my heart and soul,
What have I in return?
A little smile, a little kiss,
and memories that burn.
You've shown me just what life could be,
My heart has heard love's call;
But if I can't have all your love,
Then give me none at all!
I cherish every thought of you,
Your love is all I need;
Somehow I always crave for you,
My love has turned to greed.
How sweet and happy are the hours,
when I sit by your side;
The love I get is not enough,
and I'm not satisfied!
Can't get enough of your kisses,
I'm counting the few that you gave;
I gloat all the while over each little smile
That made me forever your slave.
I save every letter you send me,
I hide them where no one can see;
And the less love you give me,
the more love I crave;
You're making a miser of me!