LOVE IS A BORE
(Sammy Cahn (m) / James Van Heusen (l))
Barbra Streisand 1964
Here is a verse unlike any verse
To a song that you've never heard
It deals with the subject
That I and the authors agree
Is at best absurd.
Love is a bore
Love is a ball game without a score
Love is a sail boat without a sail
The lock on the candy store
Asparagus without the hollandaise
Plus all the petty laughs
In Tennessee Williams' plays.
I used to love it but now it's a drag
Love is a flag pole without a flag
Love is the mailman without the mail
A comic without a gag
A soap opera plot and lots lots more
But mainly I mean love is a bore.
It's, I'll call you tomorrow
It's a phone that never rings
It's a sack full of sorrow
Or a ride on angel's wings.
So just remember the next time you saw
Love is an exit without a door
But if you're in love you'll ignore
All the things that I've said here before
And you'll pray that your love
Whatever he does
Will come back and be
The bore that he was…before.
(Transcribed by David Story - September 2013)