A LONELY PLACE
Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster - Music: Johnny Mandel
Tony Bennett with the Torrie Zito Orchestra
The world can be a happy place of stars and cockle shells,
Of summer things like garden swings,
Of games and carousels -
A hundred different pleasures the heart cannot forget.
And yet ... and yet ...
The world is such a lonely place when you are alone -
Your arms reach out to empty space
For dreams you've never known.
And in the dawn, in silence I explore,
I see the one I've waited for
Beyond a slowly closing door.
Oh, please don't go, for this I know:
I need you so. The world's a lonely place,
That's all, until you fall in love.
(Transcribed by Lou Rugani - The Music of the Stars (WLIP) - January 2012)