Friday, September 7, 2012

I Like You Too, Alan Arkin

I heard this song today on Sirius 40s on 4 and thought it was pure gold. What it was doing on my big band, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald station, I haven't a clue. It's from a 1966 tv movie called The Love Song of Barney Kempinski, for which Alan Arkin was nominated an Emmy Award (Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama). Have a listen...

I Like You

I like you -cuz u don't make me nervous.
I met someone like you before but only once or twice.
Once or twice, and not very recently.

You'll do; my blood pressure's normal!
I haven't lost no sleep at all -not since Francine.
And it's possible for me to concentrate on my work.

I'm glad I'm not walking on air.
And no trumpets go off in my ear.
I don't say to myself, "Get ahold of myself!"
And I don't get a rash when you're near.

You're trustworthy.
I wouldn't worry if I hadda go away for a few weeks.
You don't nag me for money all the time.
And one thing I forgot.
You're a very good cook.
And I certainly love to eat.

Chickadees, I like you.  Have a great weekend.