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"Cool Yule" (2006)

Merry Christmas Lyrics – Bette Midler

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some;
We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas;
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Cool Yule Lyrics – Bette Midler

From Coney Island to The Sunset Strip
Somebody's gonna make a happy trip
Tonight, while the moon is bright

He's gonna have a bag of crazy toys
To give the groanies of the boys and girls
So dig, Santa comes on big

He'll come a callin' when the snows the most
When all you cats are sleepin' warm as toast
And you gonna flip when Old Saint Nick
Takes a lick on the peppernint stick

He'll come a flyin' from a higher place
And fill the stocking by the fire place
So you'll, have a yule that's cool

Yeah, from Coney Island to The Sunset Strip
Somebody's gonna make a happy trip
Tonight, while the moon is bright

He's gonna have a bag of crazy toys
To give the groanies of the boys and girls
So dig, Santa comes on big

He'll come a callin' when the snows the most
When all you cats are sleepin' warm as toast
And you gonna flip when the Old Saint Nick
Takes a lick on the peppernint stick

He'll come a flyin' from a higher place
And fill the stocking by the fire place
So you'll, have a yule that's cool

Have a yule that's cool
Yeah, cool yule

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Lyrics – Bette Midler

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
Our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
Our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Winter Wonderland Lyrics – Bette Midler

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Lyrics – Bette Midler

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signs of Pauseping,
And I've bought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still good-bying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I'll Be Home For Christmas Lyrics – Bette Midler

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Lyrics – Bette Midler

When the bells all ring
And the horns all blow
And the coubles we know
Are fondly kissing
Will I be with you
Or will I be amoung the missing

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Oh, but I thought I'd ask you just the same.
What are you doing New Year's... New Year's eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night?
Welcoming in the New Year... New Year's eve

Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
I'd ever be the one you chose...
Out of the thousand invitations you'll received ?
But in case I stand one little chance,
Here comes the jackpot question in advance...
What are you doing New Year's... New Year's Eve?

Out of the thousand invitations you'll received ?
Oh, but in case I stand one little chance,
Here comes the jackpot question in advance...
What are you doing New Year's... New Year's Eve?
What are you doing New Year's Eve

I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Lyrics – Bette Midler

The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing
But I can weather the storm!
What do I care how much it may storm?
I've got my love to keep me warm

I can't remember a worse December
Just watch those icicles form!
What do I care if icicles form?
I've got my love to keep me warm

Off with my overcoat, off with my glove
I need no overcoat, I'm burning with love!
My heart's on fire, the flame grows higher
So I will weather the storm!
What do I care how much it may storm?
I've got my love to keep me warm

Off with my overcoat, off with my glove
I need no overcoat, I'm burning with love!
My heart's on fire, the flame grows higher
So I will weather the storm!
What do I care how much it may storm?
I've got my love to keep me warm

Out with the fire off with the sweater
I got a heater coultn't be better will be
So confee all through the storm
I've got my love to keep me warm

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Lyrics – Bette Midler

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death's dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times did'st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

From A Distance Lyrics – Bette Midler

From a distance the world looks blue and green,
and the snow-capped mountains white.
From a distance the ocean meets the stream,
and the eagle takes to flight.

From a distance, there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace,
it's the voice of every man.

From a distance we all have enough,
and no one is in need.
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease,
no hungry mouths to feed.

From a distance we are instruments
marching in a common band.
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace.
They're the songs of every man.
God is watching us. God is watching us.
God is watching us from a distance.

From a distance you look like my friend,
even though we are at war.
From a distance I just cannot comprehend
what all this fighting is for.

From a distance there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
And it's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves,
it's the heart of every man.

It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves.
This is the song of every man.
And God is watching us, God is watching us,
God is watching us from a distance.
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching.
God is watching us from a distance

Mele Kalikimaka Lyrics – Bette Midler

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway

Here we know that Xmas will be green and bright
Sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way
To say Merry Christmas to you.

White Christmas Lyrics – Bette Midler

The sun is shining, the grass is green,
the orange and palm trees sway.
There's never been such a day
in Beverly Hills, L.A.

But it's December the twenty fourth,
and I am longing to be up north.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
just like the ones I used to know.
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
with every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white.

May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases,
all your Christmases,
all your Christmases be white.

"Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook" (2005)

Fever Lyrics – Bette Midler

Never know how much I love you.
Never know how much I care.
When you put your arms around me,
I get a fever that's so hard to bear.

You give me fever when you kiss me.
Fever when you hold me tight.
Fever in the morning.
Fever all through the night.

Sun lights up the daytime,
And moon lights up the night.
I light up when you call my name,
And you know I'm gonna treat you right.

You give me fever when you kiss me.
Fever when you hold me tight.
Fever in the morning,
And fever all through the night.

Everybody's got the fever.
That is something you all know.
Fever isn't such a new thing.
Fever started long ago.

Romeo loved Juliet.
Juliet, she felt the same.
When he put his arms around her,
He said, "Julie, baby, you're my flame.

Thou giveth fever when we kisseth.
Fever with thy flaming youth.
Fever, I'm afire.
Fever, yeah, I burn, forsooth."

Cap'n Smith and Pocahontas
Had a very mad affair.
When her daddy tried to kill him,
She said, "Daddy, oh, don't you dare.

He gives me fever with his kisses.
Fever when he holds me tight.
Fever, I'm his missus,
So Daddy, won't you treat him right."

Now you've listened to my story,
Here's the point that I have made:
Chicks were born to give you fever,
Be it Fahrenheit or Centigrade.

They give you fever when you kiss them.
Fever if you live and learn.
Fever 'til you sizzle.
What a lovely way to burn.
What a lovely way to burn.
What a lovely way to burn.
What a lovely way to burn.

Alright, Okay, You Win Lyrics – Bette Midler

Well alright, okay, you win.
I'm in love with you.
Well alright, okay, you win.
Baby, what can I do?
I'll do anything you say.
It's just got to be that way.

Well alright, okay, you win.
I'm in love with you.
Well alright, okay, you win.
Baby, what can I do?
Anything you say, I'll do.
As long as it's me and you.

All that I am asking,
All I want from you,
Just love me like I love you
And it won't be hard to do.

Well alright, okay, you win.
I'm in love with you.
Well alright, okay, you win.
Baby, what can I do?
I'll do anything you say.
It's just got to be that way.

All that I am asking,
All I want from you,
Just love me like I love you
And it won't be hard to do.

Well alright, okay, you win.
I'm in love with you.
Well alright, okay, you win.
Baby, one thing more:
If you're gonna be my man,
Sweet baby, take me by the hand.

I Love Being Here With You Lyrics – Bette Midler

I love the East. I love the West.
North and South, their both the best.
But I only want go there as a guest,
'cause I love being here with you.

I love the sea. I love the shore.
I love the rocks, and what is more,
You and they never be a bore,
'cause I love being here with you.

Singing in the shower,
Laughing by the hour.
Life is such a breezy game.
I love all kinds of weather
As log as we're together.
Oh, I love to hear you say my name.

I love good wine, fine cuisine,
Candle light. I love the scene.
'Cause, baby, if you know just what I mean,
I love being here with you.

I like a Dance by Fred Astaire,
And Brando's eyes, Yul Brynner's hair.
But I think to tell you's only fair,
That I love being here with you.

And Cary Grant, oh do-dah-day,
His utter charm takes me away.
But don't get me wrong, how do you say,
I love being here with you.

Basie's band a-swingin',
I like Ella's singing.
'Cause there's something else, you know,
They know how to say it,
They know how to play it,
They wind it up and let it go.

I love the thrill of New York shows.
I'd love to kiss Durante's nose.
But I'll like to say before I close,
I love being here with you!

Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe Lyrics – Bette Midler

It seem like happiness is just a thing called Joe.
He's got a smile that makes the lilacs want to grow.
He's got a way that makes the angels heave a sigh
When they know little Joe's passing by.
Sometimes the cabin's gloomy and the table's bare,
But then he'll kiss me and it's Christmas everywhere.
Troubles fly away and life is easy go.
Does he love me good? That's all I need to know.
Seems like happiness is just a thing called Joe.

Sometimes the cabin's gloomy and the table's bare,
But then he'll kiss me and it's Christmas everywhere.
Troubles fly away and life is easy go.
Does he love me good? That's all I need to know.
Seems like happiness is just a thing called Joe.
Little Joe, my little Joe, little Joe.

Is That All There Is? Lyrics – Bette Midler

"I remember when I was a very little girl, our house caught on fire.
I'll never forget the look on my father's face as he gathered me up in his arms
and raced through the burning building out to the pavement.
I stood there shivering in my pajamas and watched the whole world go up in flames.
And when it was all over I said to myself,
'Is that all there is to a fire?'"

Is that all there is?
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends,
Then let's keep dancing.
Let's break out the booze
And have a ball
If that's all there is.

"And when I was 12 years old, my father took me to the circus, the greatest show on earth.
There were clowns and elephants and dancing bears and a beautiful lady in pink tights flew high above our heads.
And as I sat there watching the marvelous spectacle, I had the feeling that something was missing.
I don't know what, but when it was over I said to myself,
'Is that all there is to a circus?'"

Is that all there is?
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends,
Then let's keep dancing.
Let's break out the booze
And have a ball
If that's all there is.

"Then I fell in love with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We would take long walks by the river or just sit for hours gazing into each other's eyes.
We were so very much in love. Then one day, he went away.
And I thought I'd die, but I didn't.
And when I didn't, I said to myself,
'Is that all there is to love?'"

Is that all there is?
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends,
Then let's keep dancing.

"I know what you must be saying to yourselves.
'If that's the way she feels about it why doesn't she just end it all?'
Oh, no. Not me. I'm in no hurry for that final disappointment.
For I know just as well as I'm standing here talking to you,
when that final moment comes and I'm breathing my last breath,
I'll be saying to myself..."

Is that all there is?
Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends,
Then let's keep dancing.
Let's break out the booze
And have a ball
If that's all there is.

I'm A Woman Lyrics – Bette Midler

Well I can wash out forty four pairs of socks
And have 'em on the line.
You know I can starch and iron two dozen shirts
'fore you can count from one to nine.
I can slip up a great big dip up of lard
From a drippings can.
Throw it in the skillet, do my shopping,
And be back before it melts in the pan.

'Cause I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.
Let me tell ya again.
I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.

Well I can rub and scrub
'til this house shines just like a dime.
Feed the baby, grease the car,
Powder my nose at the same time.
You know I can get all dressed up,
Go out swinging with the M-A-N,
Jump in bed at five, sleep 'til 6,
And start all over again.

'Cause I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.
Let me tell ya again.
I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.

Well now if you come to me sick,
You know that I'm gonna make you well.
And if you come to me all hexed up,
You know I'm gonna break the spell.
And if you come to me hungry,
You know I'll feed ya full of my grits.
And if it's loving you want,
I can kiss you and give you the shivering fits.

'Cause I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.
I'll say it again.
I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.

Well, I got a twenty dollar gold fee
That says there's nothing that I can't do.
Well, I can make a dress out of feeding sacks,
And I can make a man out Of you.

'Cause I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.
I'll say it again.
I'm a woman...
W-O-M-A-N.

I'm a woman.
I'm a woman.
I'm a woman.
Yeah, I'm a woman.

He's A Tramp Lyrics – Bette Midler

He's a tramp, but I love him.
Breaks a new heart every day.
He's a tramp. They adore him.
And I only hope he'll stay that way.

He's a tramp, he's a scoundrel,
He's a rounder, he's a cad.
He's a tramp, but I love him.
Yes, and even I have got it pretty bad.

You can never tell when he'll show up.
He gives you plenty of trouble.
I guess he's just a no account pup,
But I wish that he were double.

He's a tramp, he's a rover,
And there's nothing more to say.
If he's a tramp, he's a good one,
And I wish that I could travel his way.

The Folks Who Live On The Hill Lyrics – Bette Midler

Many men with lofty aims strive for lofty goals.
Others play at smaller games, being simpler souls.
I am of the latter brand. All I want to do
Is to find a spot of land and live there with you.

Someday we'll build a home
On a hilltop high, you and I,
Shiny and new, a cottage that two can fill.
And we'll be pleased to be called
"The folks who live on the hill."

Someday we may be adding
A thing or two, a wing or two.
We will make changes as any family will.
But we will always be called
"The folks who live on the hill."

Our veranda will command a view of meadows green,
The sort of view that seems to want to be seen.
And when the kids grow up and leave us,
We'll sit and look at the same old view, just we two.

Darby and Joan who, used to be Jack and Jill,
The folks like to be called
What they have always been called,
"The folks who live on the hill."

Big Spender Lyrics – Bette Midler

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction.
A real big spender,
Good lookin', so refined.
Say, wouldn't you like to know
What's goin on in my mind?

So let me get to the point.
I don't pop my cork for every guy I see.
Hey big spender,
Spend a little time with me.

Wouldn't you like to have fun, fun, fun?
How's about a few laughs, laughs, laughs?
I can show you a good time.
Let me show you a good time.

The minute you walked in the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction.
A real big spender,
Good lookin', so refined.
Say, wouldn't you like to know
What's goin on in my mind?

So let me get to the point.
I don't pop my cork for every guy I see.
Hey big spender,
Hey big spender,
Hey big spender,
Spend a little time with me.

Mr. Wonderful Lyrics – Bette Midler

Why this feeling? Why this glow?
Why the thrill when you say hello?
It's a strange and tender magic you do.
Mister Wonderful, that's you.
Why this trembling when you speak?
Why this joy when you touch my cheek?
I must tell you what my heart knows is true.
Mister Wonderful, that's you.

And why this longing to know your charms?
To spend forever here in your arms?

Oh, there's much more I could say,
But the words keep slipping away,
And I'm left with one point of view.
Mister Wonderful, that's you.

One more thing, then I'm through.
Mister Wonderful,
Mister Wonderful,
Mister Wonderful, I love you!

He Needs Me Lyrics – Bette Midler

He needs me.
He doesn't know it, but he needs me.
And so no matter where he goes,
Though he doesn't care,
He knows that I'm here.

He needs me.
I ought to leave him, but he needs me.
I know that I ain't very bright
Just to tag along,
Oh, but right or wrong
I'm his and I'm here,
And I'm gonna be his friend or his lover.

'Cause my one ambition is
To wake him and make him discover
That he needs me.
I've got to follow where he leads me
Or else he'll never know that I need him
Just as he needs me.

"Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook" (2003)

You'll Never Know Lyrics – Bette Midler

You'll never know just how much I miss you.
You'll never know just how much I care.
And if I tried, I still couldn't hide my love for you.
You oughtta know, for haven't I told you so
a million or more times?

You went away and my heart went with you.
I speak your name in my every prayer.
If there is some other way to prove that I love you,
I swear I don't know how.
You'll never know if you don't know now.

This Ole House Lyrics – Bette Midler

This ole house once knew my children.
This ole house once knew my life.
This ole house was home and comfort
as we lived through storm and strife.
This ole house once rang with laughter.
This ole house heard many shouts.
Now she trembles in the darkness
when the lightning walks about.

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer.
Ain't a-gonna need this house no more.
Ain't got time to fix the shingles.
Ain't got time to fix the floor.
Ain't got time to oil the hinges,
nor to mend the window panes.
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer.
I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints.

This ole house is gettin' shaky.
This ole house is gettin' old.
This ole house lets in the rain.
This ole house lets in the cold.
On my knees I'm gettin' shaky,
but I feel no fear or pain,
'cause I see an angel peekin'
through a broken window pane.

I ain't a-gonna need this house no longer.
Ain't a-gonna need this house no more.
Ain't got time to fix the shingles.
Ain't got time to fix the floor.
I ain't got time to oil the hinges,
nor to mend the window panes.
Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer.
I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints.

This ole house is afraid of thunder.
This ole house is afraid of storms.
This ole house just groans and trembles
when the night wind flings its arms.
This ole house is gettin' feeble.
This old house is needin' paint.
Just like me it's tuckered out,
but I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints.

Ain't a-gonna need this house no longer.
Ain't a-gonna need this house no more.
Ain't got time to fix the shingles.
Ain't got time to fix the floor.
I ain't got time to oil the hinges,
nor to mend the window panes.
Ain't gonna need this house no longer.
I'm a-gettin' ready to meet the saints.
I'm gettin' ready to meet the saints.

On A Slow Boat To China Lyrics – Bette Midler (feat. Barry Manilow)

[Bette:] "Hey, nice piano playin', Manilla."
[Barry:] "Thank you, Miss M."
[Bette:] "Whatcha doin' these days?"
[Barry:] "Makin' records."
[Bette:] "Really?"
[Barry:] "Yes, really."
[Bette:] "Do you still play piano for people?"
[Barry:] "Well, depends on who."

[Bette:] Hmmm, I'm gonna get you
on a slow boat to China,
all to myself alone;
Get you and keep you in my arms evermore;
Leave all the others
waitin' on a faraway shore.

[Bette & Barry:] Out on the briny
where the moon's big and shiny,
melting your heart of stone.
I'm gonna get you
on a slow boat to China,
all to myself alone.

[Barry:] "Bette, I didn't know you felt that way about me."
[Bette:] "I don't. I need a piano player."
[Barry:] "Ahh, just like the old days!"
[Bette:] "You're not gonna change keys on me, are ya?"
[Barry:] "Unh Huh."
[Bette:] "Ohhh!"

[Bette:] I'm gonna get you
[Barry:] You're never gonna get me.
[Bette:] on a slow boat to China
[Barry:] Not in a fast or slow boat to any crick.
[Bette:] all to myself alone;
[Barry:] I just get motion sick
[Bette:] I'm gonna make you mine.
[Barry:] Ha, you'll have to stand in line.
[Bette:] Get you and keep you in my band evermore;
[Barry:] Now there's a new attack.
[Bette:] Leave all the others on the shore.
[Barry:] For me they'd swim to China, to China and back.

[Bette:] Out on the briny
[Barry:] I wouldn't like the ocean,
[Bette:] where the moon's big and shiny,
[Barry:] not even in a rowboat.
[Bette:] melting your heart of stone.
Come on, what do you say?
[Barry:] Ha ha, you always get your way.
[Bette & Barry:] I'm gonna get you
on a slow boat to China,
all to myself alone, to-ge-ther.
All to myself alone.

Hey There Lyrics – Bette Midler

Lately when I_m in my room all by myself,
in this solitary gloom I call to myself:

Hey there, you with the stars in your eyes,
love never made a fool of you. You used to be too wise.
Hey there, you on that high-flying cloud,
though he won_t throw a crumb to you, you think some day he_ll come to you.

Better forget him, him with his nose in the air.
He's got you dancing on a string. Break it and he won_t care.

Won_t you take this advice I hand you like a mother?
Or are you not seeing things too clear?
Are you too much in love to hear?
Is it all goin_ in one ear and out the other?
And out the other?

Hey there, you with the stars in your eyes,
Are you talkin' to me?
love never made a fool of you.
Not until now.
You used to be so wise.
Oh, that was a long time ago.

Hey there,
What?
you on that high-flyin' cloud,
though he won_t throw a crumb to you,
you think some day he_s gonna come to you.

Woah, better forget him.
Forget him.
He's got his nose in the air.
He's got his nose in the air.
He'll have you dancing on a string.
A puppet on a string.
Break it and he won_t care.
He won't care for you.

Won't you take this advice I hand you like a mother?
Or are you not seein_ things too clear?
Are you just too far gone to hear?
Is it all goin_ in one ear and out the other?

Tenderly Lyrics – Bette Midler

The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly.
The trembling trees embraced the breeze tenderly.
Then you and I came wandering by,
and lost in a sigh were we.
The shore was kissed by sea and mist tenderly.

I can't forget how two hearts met breathlessly.
Your arms opened wide and closed me inside.
You took my lips, you took my love so tenderly.

Your arms opened wide and closed me inside.
You took my lips, you took my love so tenderly.

Come On-A My House Lyrics – Bette Midler

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you candy.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
apple and a plum and an apricot or two, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
figs and dates and grapes and a cake, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you candy.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you everything.

Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you Christmas tree.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
marriage ring and a pomegranate, too, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house come on.
Come on-a my house, my house I'm-a gonna give a you
peach and a pear and I love your hair, ah!

Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house-a come on.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you an Easter egg.
Come on-a my house, my house, I'm-a gonna give you
everything, everything, everything.

Come on-a my house!

Mambo Italiano Lyrics – Bette Midler

A boy went back to Napoli,
because he missed the scenery,
the native dancers and the charming songs.
But wait a minute, something's wrong.

Hey! Hey!
Now it's hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Go, go, Joe, you mixed up Sigiliano.
All you Calabrese do the mambo like crazy.

And hey Mambo! Don't wanna tarantella,
Hey Mambo! No more-a moozzarella.
Hey Mambo! Hey Mambo Italiano.
Try an enchilada with a fish-a-barcalada.

Hey goombah!
I love-a how you dance rumba.
But take-a some advice paisano,
learn how to mambo.
If you're gonna be a square,
you're never gonna go nowhere.

Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Hey Mambo, hey Mambo Italiano!
Go, go, Joe, shake-a like a Gioviano.
Hello quesadicha,
you getta happy in the feets-a
when you Mambo Italiano!

Shake-a baby, shake-a,
'cause I love-a when you take-a me.

Hey Jagool!
You don't-a have to go to school,
just make a little beef flambino.
It's-a like-a vino.
Kid you're good-lookin',
but you don't know what's-a cookin' till you
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Shake-a baby, shake-a,
'cause I love it when you take-a me
by the pizzeria down-a where I'm gonna be-a.
Don't ya tell your mama.
Mama's gonna tell-a papa.
There's-a nothin' to it.
Come on baby let's-a do it!

Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Go, go, Joe, you mixed up Sigiliano.
It's-a so delish-a, everybody gonna preshi-ada.
Mambo Italiano!

Do the mambo!

Sisters Lyrics – Bette Midler (feat. Linda Ronstadt)

[Both:] Sisters, sisters,
There were never such devoted sisters.
Never had to have a chaperone, no sir.
[Linda:] I'm here to keep my eye on her.

[Both:] Caring, sharing
every little thing that we are wearing.
When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome,
[Bette:] she wore the dress and I stayed home.

[Both:] All kinds of weather, we stick together,
the same in the rain or sun.
Two different faces, but in tight places
we think and we act as one. Uh-huh!

Those who've seen us
know that not a thing can come between us.
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can.
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister,
and Lord help the sister that comes between me and my man.

All kinds of weather, we stick together,
the same in the rain or sun.
Two different faces, but in tight places
we think and we act as one. Uh-huh!

Those who've seen us
know that not a thing could come between us.
Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can.
Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister,
and Lord help the sister who comes between me and my man.

Sisters!
Sisters!
Sisters!
Don't you come
between me and my man!

Memories Of You Lyrics – Bette Midler

Why can't I forget like I should?
Heaven knows I would if I could.
But I just can't keep you off my mind.

Though you're gone, I have to explain,
all around me you still remain.
Wonder why fate should be so unkind?

Waking skies at sunrise,
every sunset, too,
seems to be bringing me
memories of you.

Here and there, everywhere,
scenes that we once knew.
And they all just recall
memories of you.

How I wish I could forget
those happy yesteryears
that have left
a rosary of tears.

Your face beams in my dreams
spite of all I do.
Everything seems to bring
memories of you.
Those memories of you.

In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening Lyrics – Bette Midler

Sue wants a barbeque.
Sam wants to boil a ham.
Grace votes for builabaise stew.
Jake wants a weenie bake,
stake and a layer cake.
He'll get a tummy ache, too.
We'll rent a tent or teepee.
Let the town cryer cry.
And if it's RSVP,
this is what I'll reply:

In the cool, cool, cool of the evenin',
tell 'em I'll be there.
In the cool, cool, cool of the evenin',
better save a chair.
When the party's gettin' a glow on,
singin' fills the air.
In the shank of the night,
when the doins' are right,
well you can tell 'em I'll be there.

"Oui," said the bumblebee,
"Let's have jubilee."
"When?" said the prairie hen, "Soon?"
"Sure," said the dinosaur.
"Where?" said the grisly bear.
"Under the light of the moon."
"How 'bout your brother, jackass?"
everyone gaily cried.
"You comin' to the fracas?"
"Offer respects," he sighed.

In the coooool of the evenin',
tell 'em I'll be there.
In the coooool of the evenin',
better save a chair.
When the party's gettin' a glow on,
singin' fills the air.
If I ain't in a clique,
and there's something to pick,
well you can tell 'em I'll be there.
If I can crawl out of bed
and slap a hat on my head,
well you can tell 'em I'll be there.
If there's room for one more,
and you need me, why sure,
tell 'em, tell 'em I'll be there.

White Christmas Lyrics – Bette Midler

The sun is shining, the grass is green,
the orange and palm trees sway.
There's never been such a day
in Beverly Hills, L.A.

But it's December the twenty fourth,
and I am longing to be up north.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
just like the ones I used to know.
Where the treetops glisten and children listen
to hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
with every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases be white.

May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your Christmases,
all your Christmases,
all your Christmases be white.

"Bette" (2000)

That's How Heartaches Are Made Lyrics – Bette Midler

That's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made.

They told me I was such a fool to love you.
They said that you're the kind who'd never be true.
Pretty soon the day would come when I'd be the sorry one.
But I said that I'm not afraid.

Well, that's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made.

I went ahead and my heart opened the door.
I gave you so much love. No one could love more.
You pretended to be mine. How could you be so unkind,
with all the other girls you play?

Well, that's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made.

Woah-oh-oh, that's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made.

I know you're not sincere and you'll never be.
But still I want those kisses so desperately.
I could never let you go, baby even though I know
every rule in love you disobeyed.

Well, that's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made.
That's how heartaches are made . . .

In These Shoes Lyrics – Bette Midler

"Gentlemen, gentlemen please! Senors, por favor!"

I once met a man with a sense of adventure.
He was dressed to thrill wherever he went.
He said, "Let's make love on a mountaintop,
under the stars on a big hard rock."

I said, "In these shoes? What is this, the Peace Corps?"
I said, "Honey, let's do it here."

So we're sittin' at a bar in Guadalajara,
in walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes.
He says, "I've got a powerful horse outside.
Climb on the back, I'll take you for a ride.
I know a little place we can get before the break of day."

I said, "In these shoes? No way, Jose!"
I said, "Honey, let's stay right here."

No le gusta caminar.
No puede montar a cabailo.
?Como se puede bailar?
Es un escandalo!

Then I met an Englishman.
"Oh," he said, "Are you American?
Won't you walk up and down on my spine?
It makes me feel strangely alive."

I said, "In these shoes? Oh, I doubt you'd survive."
I said, "Honey . . . let's do it . . . hehehehe"

"Let's stay right here."

No le gusta caminar.
No puede montar a cabailo.
?Como se puede bailar?
Es un escandalo!

No le gusta caminar.
No puede montar a cabailo.
?Como se puede bailar?
Es un escandalo!

No le gusta caminar.
No puede montar a cabailo.
?Como se puede bailar?
Es un escandalo!

No le gusta caminar.
No puede montar a cabailo.
?Como se puede bailar?

God Give Me Strength Lyrics – Bette Midler

Now I have nothing, so God give me strength,
'cause I'm weak anyway,
and if I'm strong, I might still break.

And I don't have anything to share
that I won't throw away into the air.
That song is sung out.
This bell is rung out.

He was the light that I'd bless.
He took my last chance of happiness.
So God give me strength.
God give me strength.

I can't hold on to him.
God give me strength.
When the phone doesn't ring
and I'm lost in imagining
everything that kind of love is worth
as I tumble back down to the earth.

That song is sung out.
This bell is rung out.
He was the light that I'd bless.
He took my last chance of happiness.
So God give me strength.

God, if he'd grant me his indulgence and decline,
I might as well wipe him from my memory.
Fracture the spell as he becomes my enemy.
And maybe I was washed out
like a lip print on a shirt.
See, I'm only human, I want him to hurt.
I want him, I want him to hurt.

Since I lost the power to pretend
that there could ever be a happy ending.
That song is sung out.
This bell is rung out.

He was the light that I'd bless.
He took my last chance of happiness.
So God give me strength.
God give me strength.

Oooooooh. Oooooh.
Wipe him from my memory.
Oooh. I got to him wipe him from my memory.
Mmmm. Ooooooooh.

Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) Lyrics – Bette Midler

Each day through my window
I watch him as he passes by.
I say to myself, "What an incredible guy."
To have a love like that
must surely be a dream come true.
Out of all the women in the world,
he belongs to only you.

But it was just my imagination
runnin' away with me.
It was just my imagination
runnin' away with me.

Soon we'll be married
and raise a family.
A cozy little home out in the country
with two kids or three.

I tell you, I can visualize it all.
This couldn't be a dream
How real it all seems.

Ohh, but it was just my imagination, once again
runnin' away with me.
Tell you it was just my imagination
runnin' away with me.

Every night on my knees I pray:
Dear Lord, hear my plea.
Don't ever let another take his love from me
or I will surely, surely die.

His love is heavenly.
When his arms enfold me
I hear a tender rhapsody.
But in reality
he doesn't even know me.

Once again
runnin' away with me.
Ohh, just my imagination
runnin' away with me.

It was just my imagination
runnin' away with me.
It was just my imagination
running away with me.

Just my imagination
runnin' away with me . . .

Love TKO Lyrics – Bette Midler

Oooooh
Oooooh

Lookin' back over my years
I guess I've shed some tears.
Told myself time and again
this time I'm gonna win.

But another fight. Things ain't right.
I'm losing again.
It takes a fool to lose twice
and start all over again.

I think I better let him go.
Cuz it looks like another love TKO.
Let it go, baby.
I think I better let him go.
Cuz it looks like another love TKO. Ohh, yeah.

I tried to take control of the love.
He took control of me.
See you lose all thought and sense of time.
You have a change of mind.

Takin' the bumps and the bruises
and all the pain of a two-time lose.
And I try to hold on. My faith is gone.
It's just another sad song.

So I think I gotta
gotta let it go
I gotta let him go.
let it go, baby.
Cuz it looks like another love TKO.
Oh, yes it does, yes it does.

I think I gotta
gotta let it go
Mmmmmmm.
let it go, baby.
Cuz it looks like another love TKO.

Boy, whatcha want me to do? Can't stand up to you.
No no no no.

I try to take control of the love.
It took control of me.
See you lose all thought and sense of time.
You have a change of mind.

Taking the bumps and the bruises
and all the pain of a two-time lose.
Then I try to hold on. My faith is gone.
It's just another sad song.

I think I better
better let it go
I better let him go.
let it go, baby.
Cuz it looks like another love TKO.

Yeah, I better
better let it go
I gotta let him go.
let it go, Miss M.
Another love, love TKO.

Ooohhhh, boy you got me turned around and around and around.
Around and around.
Everybody's got to cry sometime.
That's what they say. I heard them say.

Everybody's gonna cry sometime.
Mama says that they did, that they did.

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii . . .

Moses Lyrics – Bette Midler

Diamonds, roses, I need Moses
to cross this sea of lonliness,
part this red river of pain.
I don't necessarily buy
any key to the future or hapiness
but I need a little place in the sun sometimes
or I think I'll die.

And everywhere is somewhere but nowhere is near.
Everybody's got somebody with their wine and their beer.
But I'm a tragic figure in the corner over here
with an empty apartment and a best friend who is queer. Heh.

Every time I see him he smiles
and tells me how well he's walking these miles.
But he never ever asks a single thing about me.
If I died he'd hear about it eventually.
Diamonds, roses, I need Moses
to cross this sea of lonliness,
part this red river of pain. Ohhh.

'Cause everywhere is somewhere and nowhere is near.
Everybody's got somebody with their wine and their beer.
And I'm a tragic figure in the corner over here
with my bills in the mailbox and some checks that won't clear this year.

Everywhere is somewhere and nowhere is near.
Everybody's got somebody with their wine and their beer.
So I'm just a tragic figure in the corner over here
who'll sleep it off 'til morning and still not know that we're,

we're all just diamonds and roses. I need Moses
to cross this sea of loneliness, part this red river of pain.
To cross this sea of loneliness, part this red river of pain.
To cross this sea of loneliness, part this red river of pain.

Ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly.
Ly ly ly, ly ly ly, ly ly ly . . .

Nobody Else But You Lyrics – Bette Midler

Who loves me even though I'm crazy
and nothing that I say is true?
Who won my heart and soul forever?
It's nobody else but,
nobody else but . . .

Each time I feel I'm out to pasture
who always makes me feel brand new?
I'm pledging my allegiance baby
to nobody else but,
nobody else but . . .

Look at me, laughing out loud,
trying to remember all the jokes that you taught me.
When you see the light in my eyes,
it's only a reflection of the joy that you brought me.

How did I get to be so happy?
I've wondered that my whole life through, yeah.
I thank my lucky stars for sending me
nobody else but, nobody else but,
nobody else but you.

La, la, la, la, you, yeah.
La, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la.

Look at me, laughing out loud,
trying to remember all the jokes that you taught me.
When you see the love in my eyes,
it's only a reflection of the joy that you brought me.

I always knew I had an angel,
a voice that told me what to do, yeah.
But now that angel's on my shoulder.
It's nobody else but, nobody else but,
nobody else but you.

La, la, la, la, you, yeah.
La, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la.
La, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la, woah.
La, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la.
La, la, la, la,
la, la, la, la, la . . .

Color Of Roses Lyrics – Bette Midler

I held you close to me
once in a distant dream,
far from the shores of my fear.
I sailed on the ocean where
all I imagined could happen,
and now you are here.

It's so hard to touch
what is out of our hands,
to know and to trust
what the heart understands.

Only the ones who believe
ever see what they dream,
ever dream what comes true.

Life gives us magic and
life brings us tragedy.
Everyone suffers some loss.
Still we have faith in it,
childlike hope.
There's a reason that outweighs the cost.

And gravity throws
all these rules in our way.
And sometimes the sprit
refuses to play.

Only the ones who believe
ever see what they dream,
ever dream what comes true.

And oh, love,
turn me around in your arms.
And in this dream we share
let us not miss one kiss.

And add my regrets
to the tears in the rain
for that's what the color
of roses contain.

Only the ones who believe
ever see what they dream,
ever dream,
ever dream what comes true.

Bless You Child Lyrics – Bette Midler

Bless you chi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ild.

You suffer, you're human,
you sin, you fail,
you love, you hate, you ail,
you hunger, you lust, you deceive,
you trust, you disbelieve.

Bless you for your weakness.
Bless you for your strength.
Bless you for that smile
that is so hard to trace.
Ooooh, bless you child, bless you child.

You wander, you come home.
You can't survive this world alone.
You deny, you admit,
you start, you can't quit.

Bless you for your weakness.
Bless you for your strength.
Bless you for that smile
that is so hard to trace.
Ooooh, bless you child, bless you child.

Sometimes an ending is the best place to start.
Bless yourself, bless your heart.
Bless yourself, bless your heart.

Hey hey hey yeah, uh huh.
Hey hey hey yeah, uh huh.
Hey hey hey yeah, uh huh.
Hey hey hey, ohhhhh!

Bless you for your weakness.
Bless you for your strength.
Bless you for that smile
that is so hard to trace.
Ooooh, bless you child, bless you child.

Oh pleeeease, yeah. Bless you child.
I say now. I say now.
I know it's true.

Bless yourself, bless your heart.
Bless yourself, bless your heart.
Bless yourself, bless your heart.
Oh pleeeeeease.

Bless yourself, bless your heart.
Bless you child.
Bless you child.
I know it's true.

Bless you child.
Bless yourself, bless your heart . . .

When Your Life Was Low Lyrics – Bette Midler

Always remember my friend,
the world will change again.
And you may have to come back
through everywhere you've been.

When your life was low,
you had nowhere to go.
People turned their backs on you,
and everybody said that you were through.

I took you in, made you strong again
put you back together.
Out of all the dreams you left along the way,
you left me shining.

Now you're doing well
from stories I hear tell.
You own the world again.
Everyone's your friend.

Although I never hear from you,
still it's nice to know
you used to love me so,
when your life was low.

I took you in. I made you strong again.
I put you back together.
Out of all the dreams you left along the way,
you left me shining

Now you're doing well
from stories I hear tell.
You own the world again.
Everyone's your friend.

Although I never hear from you,
still it's nice to know
you used to love me so,
you used to love me so,
when your life was low.

But always remember my friend,
the world will change again.
And you may have to come back
through everywhere you've been.
The world will change again.

Shining Star Lyrics – Bette Midler

Honey, you are my shining star.
Don't you go away.
I wanna be right here where you are
until my dying day. Yes I do.

So many have tried,
tried to find a love like yours and mine. Ohhh-whoa.
But don't they realize how you hypnotize?
Make me love you more each time. Ohhh-whoa.

Honey, I'll never leave you lonely, yeah.
Give my love to you only, yeah.
To you only, to you only.

Oh honey, you are my shining star.
Don't you go away.
Yeah, I wanna be right here where you are
until my dying day. Yeah.

It feels so good
when we're lying next to each other,
lost in love, lost in love,
drifting along on a cloud of love.

Ooh, baby when we touch I love you so much.
You're all I ever dreamed of. Ohhh-whoa.
Hone, I'll never leave you lonely, yeah.
Mmm, give my love to you only, yeah.
To you only, to you only.

Oh honey, you, you are, you are my shining star.
Don't you go away, no.
I wanna be right here where you are
until my dying day. Mmmm.

It feels so good, it feels so good
when we're lying here
lost in love, lost in love, lost in love, lost in love.
Oh baby, when we touch I love you so much.
You, you're all I ever dreamed of.

In spite of all we know, how little we know.
In spite of all they say, how little we see.
I only know, you and me together forever.
You are my shining star, mmm, yes you are.
Shine on, shine on. Keep on shining on.
Shine on, shine on. Keep on shining on . . .

"Bathhouse Betty" (1998)

Song Of Bernadette Lyrics – Bette Midler

There was a child named bernadette.
I heard the story long ago.
She saw the queen of heaven once
And kept the vision in her soul.

No one beleived what she had seen.
No one beleived what she had heard,
That there were sorrows to be healed
And mercy, mercy in this world.

So many hearts I find
Broke like yours and mine,
Torn by what we’ve done and can’t undo.
I just wanna hold you.
Come on, let me hold you
Like bernadette would do.

We’ve been around, we fall, we fly.
We mostly fall, we mostly run.
And every now and then we try
To mend the damage that we’ve done.

Tonight, tonight I just can’t rest.
I’ve got this joy here, here inside my breast.
To think that I did not forget
That child, that song of bernadette.

So many hearts I find,
Hearts like yours and mine,
Torn by what we’ve done and can’t undo.
Well, I just wanna hold you.
Come on, let me hold you
Like bernadette would do.

I just wanna hold you.
Won’t you let me hold you
Like bernadette would do?

I'm Beautiful Lyrics – Bette Midler

"That's it, baby! When you got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!"

"This is the Divine Miss M
and I'm here to share with you some rare
and stimulating insight into my cosmic fabulosity.
It's really very simple. I smiply believe with all my heart:"

I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, dammit!
I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, dammit!
I'm beautiful, so beautiful, I'm beautiful, dammit!
I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, dammit!

"Go away, little girl," they used to say.
"Hey, you're too fat, baby, you can't play."
"Hold on, miss thing, what you trying to do?
You know you're too wack to be in our school."

Too wack, too smart, too fast, too fine,
too loud, too tough, too too divine.
I said you don't belong. You don't belong.
Too loud, too big, too much to bear,
too bold, too brash, too prone to swear.
I heard that song for much too long.

Ain't this my sun? Ain't this my moon?
Ain't this my world to be who I choose?
Ain't this my song? Ain't this my movie?
Ain't this my world? I know I can do it.

I'm not too short, I'm not too tall,
I'm not too big, I'm not too small.
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!
I'm not too white, I'm not too black,
I'm not too this, I'm not too that.
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!

I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, dammit!
I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, dammit!

It's time to call it what it is. Don't play the naming game.
Become what you were born to be and be it unashamed.
"Go away, little boy," I can hear them say,
"Everybody on the block says they think you're gay.
Hold on, my friend, do you think we're blind?
Take a look at yourself. You're not our kind."

Too black, too white, too short, too tall,
too big, too green, too red, too small.
I said you don't belong. You don't belong.
Too black, too white, too short, too tall,
too blue, too green, too red, too small.
I heard that song for much to long.

Ain't this my sun? Ain't this my moon?
Ain't this my world to be who I choose?
Ain't this my song? Ain't this my movie?
Ain't this my world? I know I can do it.

People always ask me,
"Miss M, how did you get so far
on so little?" Shut up!
Well, I woke up one morning,
flossed my teeth and decided,
"Damn, I'm fierce!" You look good!
You can be just like me! A goddess? Yeah!
Don't just pussy foot around and sit on your assets.
Unleash your ferocity upon an unsuspecting world.
Rise up and repeat after me: "I'm beautiful!"

I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful!
Can you say that?
I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful!
I don't hear you!
I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful!
Louder!
I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful!
Hey!

That's it, baby, when you got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!

Aaaaaah!
Ain't this my sun? My sun! Ain't this my moon? My moon!
Ain't this my world to be who I choose?
Ain't this our song? Ain't this our song?
Ain't this our movie? Ain't this our movie?
Ain't this our world to be who we choose?

I'm not too short, I'm not too tall,
I'm not too big, I'm not too small.
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!
I'm not too white, I'm not too black,
I'm not too this, I'm not too that.
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!
Ooh, don't lemme start lovin' myself!
I'm beautiful, dammit!

Lullaby In Blue Lyrics – Bette Midler

I know that I'm no saint.
My head is in the clouds.
They called you a mistake,
but I still, I still say your name out loud.

They called me a stupid girl,
just like my mom.
Too many men passed through my arms.
At seventeen I looked into your eyes,
knew I could never comfort your cries.
Every April still reminds me of you.
The child I never knew.
My lullaby in blue.

It all goes by so fast.
How lovely you must be.
Why you've reached the age at last
that I was when your daddy lived with me.

How I wish we could meet somewhere,
talk it through.
There is so much I would say to you.
There are others, I'm not alone.
A younger brother you've never known,
and a baby girl who so reminds me of you.
The child I never knew.
My lullaby in blue.

As the years go by,
try not to think of us sadly.
Believe it if you can,
I wanna see you so badly.
On your birthday, Mama's thinking of you.
The child I never knew.
My lullaby in blue.
My lullaby in blue.
My lullaby . . .

Ukulele Lady Lyrics – Bette Midler

A do-dooooo. A do-dooooo.
I saw the splendor of the moonlight on Honolulu Bay.
There's something tender in the moonlight on Honolulu Bay.
And all the beaches are full of peaches
who bring their ukes along.
And in the glimmer of the moonlight
they love to sing this song.

If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you.
If you want to linger where it's shady,
ukulele lady linger too.
If you kiss a ukulele lady
while you promise ever to be true,
and she see another ukulele lady fool around with you.
Maybe she'll sigh, maybe she'll cry,
Maybe she'll find somebody else
by and by-y-y
to sing to when it's cool and shady,
where the tricky wicky wackies woo woo woo.
If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you.

Someday I'm goin'
where eyes are glowin'
and lips were made to kiss,
to see somebody in the moonlight
and hear the songs I missed.

If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you, you, you.
If you want to linger where it's shady,
ukulele lady linger too.
If you kiss a ukulele lady
while you promise ever to be true true, true,
and she see another ukulele lady fool around with you.
Well, maybe she will sigh, maybe she will cry,
aah, but maybe she will find somebody else
by and by-y-y
to sing to when it's cool and shady,
where the tricky wicky wackies woo woo woo.
If you like a ukulele lady,
ukulele lady like a you like a me like I like a you
we like a both the same.
I'd like to say this very day
ukulele lady like a you-ooo-oooo.
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I'm Hip Lyrics – Bette Midler

"Oh man, do you believe that chick?
She has got no idea what's happening, no idea.
I am the one who's plugged in around here.
That's why they call me The High Priestess of Cool! Ha ha!

See, I'm hip. I'm no square.
I'm alert, I'm awake, I'm aware.
I am always on the scene.
Makin' the rounds, diggin' the sounds.
I read People Magazine.
'Cuz I'm hip.

Like, dig! I'm in step.
When it was hip to be hep, I was hep.
I don't blow but I'm a fan.
Look at me swing. Ring a ding ding.
I even call my girlfriend "man,"
'cuz I'm hip.

Every Saturday night
with my suit buttoned tight and my suedes on
I'm gettin' my kicks
diggin' arty French flicks with my shades on.

I'm too much. I'm a gas.
I am anything but middle class.
When I hang around the band,
poppin' my thumbs, diggin' the drums,
sqaures don't seem to understand
why I flip. They're not hip like I'm hip.

scatting
I'm hip!
scatting

I'm on top of every trend.
Look at me go. Vo-dee-o-do.
Sammy Davis knew my friend.

I'm hip, but not weird.
Like, you notice, I don't wear a beard.
Beards were in but now they're out.
They had they're day. Now they're passe.
Just ask me if you're in doubt,
'cuz I'm hip.

Now I'm deep into Zen
meditation and macrobiotics,
and as soon as I can
I intend to get into narcotics.

'Cuz I'm cool as a cuke.
I'm a cat, I'm a card, I'm a kook, kook, kook.
I get so much out of life.
Really, I do. Skoo ba dee boo.
One more time play "Mack the Knife."
Let 'er rip. I may flip, but I'm hip.
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I Sold My Heart To The Junkman Lyrics – Bette Midler

I gave my heart to you, the one that I trusted.
You brought it back to me all broken and busted
so I sold my heart to the junkman
and I'll never fall in love again.

You took my heart because you thought you could use it.
Just like a little toy you battered and bruised it
so I sold my heart to the junkman
and I'll never fall in love again.

Like a melodrama, in a simple manner,
love played the leading part.
We had planned a happy ending.
Now I'm left with a broken heart.

Ohhh, I'll throw away my pride and say we'll be friends, dear.
Teardrops I just can't hide 'cause this is the end, dear.
I sold my heart to the junkman
and I'll never fall in love again.

Like a melodrama, in a simple manner,
love played the leading part.
We had planned a happy ending.
Now I'm left with a broken heart.

Ohhh, I'll throw away my pride and say we'll be friends, dear.
Teardrops I cannot hide 'cause this is the end, dear.
I sold my heart to the junkman
and I'll never fall in love again.
No, I'll never fall in love again.

Boxing Lyrics – Bette Midler

Howard, the strangest things
have happened lately when I
take a good swing
and all my dreams
they pivot and slip.
I drop my fists
and they're back, laughing.

Howard, my intentions
become not to lose what I've won.
Ambition has given way
to desperation and I,
I've lost the fight from my eyes.

Boxing's been good to me, Howard.
Now I'm told,
"You're growing old."
The whole time we knew
a couple of years I'd be through.
Has boxing been good to you?

Howard, now I confess
I'm scared and lonely and tired.
Everyone says I'm made of clay,
that I've had my day,
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that I'm not cut out for this.
I just know what to say.
And I say,

boxing's been good to me, Howard.
Now I'm told,
"You're growing old."
The whole time we knew
a couple of years I'd be through.
Has boxing been good to you?

Well, sometimes I punch myself
hard as I can.
Yelling, "nobody cares!"
hoping someone will tell me how wrong I am,
Howard.

Boxing's been good to me, Howard.
Now I'm told,
"You're growing old."
The whole time we knew
a couple of years I'd be through.
Has boxing been good,
has boxing been good,
has boxing been good?

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show Lyrics – Bette Midler

My baby jumped up this morning,
'n' sat on the side of the bed.
He said, "I'm leaving you, baby."
And this is just what I said.
I said, "I can't make you stay if you want to go,
but it's high time, baby, that you should know,

one monkey don't stop no show.
One monkey don't stop no show.
So, if you still wanna go, go ahead."
And I mean every word I said.

My baby thought I was jivin'
and he went right out the door.
He left me about three in the morning.
I got me a man at four.
Some women cry when their men bleed 'em
dry, long and slow,
but I found out somethin' a long time ago.

One monkey don't stop no show.
One monkey don't stop no show.
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So if he gets too big for his pants
you better spring that new one and give him a chance.

I used to be chicken hearted;
cry when he'd walk out the door,
'cause I was just young and stupid.
Ha! Ain't like that no more.
'Cause I had a hard way to go,
but I learned the score.
And I'm here to tell you,
and I should know,

one monkey don't stop no show.
One monkey don't stop no show.
Let him do anything he choose.
There's a million men who can fill his shoes.

One monkey don't stop no show.
One monkey don't stop no show.
One monkey don't stop no show.
You can tell him I told you so.

"All right."

Big Socks Lyrics – Bette Midler

Mmmmmm, you talk about you and only you
and the things that you do for you.
You say you're not a lean cuisine.
So I wanna see whatcha got on the menu.

Now, if you think you're the man the only man
with an exterior you feel is superior,
just give Miss B a little peek
and see if you really can deliver.

Your tendencies are short, my expectations are long.
And as I see it now, there's not much to go on.
It seems you dug a hole that you can't crawl out.
Now I truly see what you're all about.

Don't brag about the diamond rings
or the expensive clothes you wear,
'cause I could care less for what you possess
and your attitude needs repair.
Don't brag about your body, baby,
and say that you're packin' a lot,
'cause all I see besides your big feet
is that you got big socks.

Let's just say that there's something lackin'.
A flea shouldn't have the nerve to be braggin'.
So pack up your little gift and get to steppin'.
Return it back and put it in the kiddie section.

Full figured in a place that can deliver?
Ha ha, not from what I've seen.
I can't trace what's below your waist.
There's too much space to be inside those jeans.

Don't brag about the diamond rings
or the expensive clothes you wear,
'cause I could care less for what you possess
and your attitude needs repair.
Don't brag about your body, baby,
and say that you're packin' a lot,
'cause all I see besides your big feet
is that you got big socks.

Bye bye, baby, bye bye.
It's time to wave the white flag
now that the kitten has been let out the bag.

Don't brag about the diamond rings
or the expensive clothes you wear,
'cause I could care less for what you possess
and your attitude needs repair.
Don't brag about your body, baby,
and say that you're packin' a lot,
'cause all I see besides your big feet
is that you got big socks.

Don't brag about the diamond rings
or the expensive clothes you wear,
'cause I could care less for what you possess
and your attitude needs repair.
Don't brag about your body, baby,
and say that you're packin' a lot,
'cause all I see besides your big feet
is that you got big socks.

That's how love moves Lyrics – Bette Midler

Oooooh. Oooh-hoooh.
Ooooo-hoooh.
It's such a mystery
how he found something in me
that I never knew was there.
He uncovered it so easily.
He turned me like a season
and I began to change.
He wrapped himself all around me,
now I'll never be the same.

That's how love works.
That's how love moves.
Like a river running through you.
Sometimes it lifts you
as high as Heaven.
It consumes you, that's a given.
That's how love moves.
Ohh, that's how love moves.

I've seen walls that could never be broken
come a-tumblin' down, oh yes I have.
I've heard the voice of love calling
without making a sound.
See, I was touched by an angel
the day he took my hand.
I know that he's the miracle
that makes me eveything I am.

That's how love works.
That's how love moves.
Like a river running through you.
Sometimes it lifts you
as high as Heaven.
It consumes you, that's a given.
That's how love moves.
Ohh, that's how love moves.
Woah, love.

Sometimes it's a whisper,
oh, sometimes it's a storm,
sometimes it reaches forever
with it's everlasting arms.

That's how love works.
That's how love moves.
Like a river running through you.
Sometimes it lifts you
high as Heaven.
It consumes you, yeah, that's a given.

Ohhhhhhh!
That's how love works.
That's how love moves.
Like a river, yeah, like a river
running through you, running through your heart and soul.
Sometimes it lifts you
as high as Heaven.
Heaven!
It consumes you, that's a given.

That's how love works. That's how love works.
That's how love moves. That's how love moves.
Like a river running through you. Like a river running through your heart and soul.
Sometimes it lifts you
as high as Heaven. Heaven!
It consumes you, that's a given.
That's how love moves.

That's how love moves.
That's how love moves.
That's how love moves.
That's how, that's how, that's how.
That's how love moves.
That's how love moves.

My One True Friend Lyrics – Bette Midler

And now, is it too late to say
How you made my life so different in your quiet way?
I can see the joy in simple things,
a sunlit sky and all the songs we used to sing.

I have walked and I have I prayed.
I could forgive and we could start again.
In the end,
you are my one true friend.

For all, all the times you closed your eyes,
allowing me to stumble or to be surprised,
by life, with all it's twists and turns.
I made mistakes, you always knew that I would learn.

And when I left, it's you who stayed.
You always knew that I'd come home again.
In the end,
you are my one true friend.

Though love may break, it never dies.
It changes shape, through changing eyes.
What I denied, I now can see.
You always were the light inside of me.

I know, I know, I know, I know it was you.

I have walked and I have I prayed.
I could forgive and we could start again.
In the end, you are my one true friend.

My one true friend.
I always, always knew,
I always knew that it was you,
my one true friend.

Laughing Matters Lyrics – Bette Midler

Live at Five and CNN
keep us all abreast
of breaking stories that can tend
to make us anxious and depressed.
Problems with no answers
hang on like some chronic cough.
And every day some brand new issue
rears it's head to piss you off.

Bad guys win.
Optimism's wearing thin.
Things are spinning out of control.
Cynicism's all the fad.
World events could make us mad
as hatters.
Almost every day
some underpinning slips away.
These aren't laughing matters.

Time bombs tick.
People keep on getting sick.
And a nickel's not worth a cent.
Wickedness and greed abound.
Just as peace is gaining ground
it shatters.
Hate is here to stay,
and justice goes to those who pay.
Friend, these aren't laughing matters.

The truth is scarier by far
than anything that Stephen King could write.
The stories in the paper are
the daily small decline and fall
spelled out in black and white.

Oh, what to do, what to do?
how to take a brighter view
when your noodle's totally fried.
Human spirits need to be
leavened by a little levity.
So take those blues
and bounce them off the wall.
Keep your humor please,
'cause don't you know it times like these that
laughing matters most of all.

Heaven Lyrics – Bette Midler

I think I'll go to Heaven.
There I will lay me down,
leave all the pain behind me;
bury it in the ground.

Maybe they'll talk about me.
I pray it won't be lies.
Tell them I went to Heaven.
Heaven is in your eyes.

I think I'll go to Heaven.
I hear it's peaceful there.
They don't allow your troubles
'cause everyone's had their share.

When I can be someone who
never never needs a disguise,
then I will be in Heaven.
Heaven is in your eyes.

People in Heaven never look back.
Higher and higher the past fades to black,
fades to black.

I think I'll go to Heaven,
sail on into the night,
watch as I set my soul free,
watch as my heart takes flight.

Maybe I am too simple,
maybe I am too wise.
Maybe I'll go to Heaven.
Heaven is in your eyes.
Heaven is in your eyes.

Oooooooh, I'm in Heaven in your eyes.

"Bette Of Roses" (1995)

I Know This Town Lyrics – Bette Midler

I know these streets and these backyards,
this barn that's falling down.
We come to where they're building now
and ride our bikes around.

And you think I'm just a little kid,
some troubles on the way.
Well, I knew this place before you did
is all I've got to say.

I'm only walking
through these streets and all around.
I'm only walking.
I know this town.

We come home through these fields at night
about a million times.
I'd walk the road with my eyes closed
and all the paths besdies.

And I know the boy who broke this fence,
and I know his brother, too.
And they'd never give me half a chance
if I let on to you.

I'm only walking
through these streets and all around.
I'm only walking.
I know this town.
I know this town.

We dam the streams, we raid the shacks,
and hide in boxcars on the tracks.
We know these quarries in our sleep
and where they're cold and where they're deep.

I'll go down to the bowling alley
and buy smokes and Dentyne.
I find some loose change every day
under that Coke machine.

You check me out as you drive by
like there was some big deal.
Well I know so much you'll never find
from there behind the wheel.

I'm only walking
through these streets and all around.
I'm only walking.
I know this town.
I know this town.
I know this town.
I know this town.

In This Life Lyrics – Bette Midler

For all I've been blessed with in this life,
there was an emptiness in me.
I was imprisoned by the power of gold.
With one kind touch you set me free.

Let the world stop turning.
Let the sun stop burning.
Let them tell me love's not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart
the only dream that mattered had come true:
In this life I was loved by you.

For every mountain I have climbed,
every raging river crossed,
you were the treasure that I longed to find.
Without your love I would be lost.

Let the world stop turning.
Let the sun stop burning.
Let them tell me love's not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart
the only dream that mattered had come true:
In this life I was loved by you.

I know that I won't live forever,
but forever I'll be loving you.

Let the world stop turning.
Let the sun stop burning.
Let them tell me love's not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart
the only dream that mattered had come true:
In this life I was loved by you.
In this life I was loved by you.

Bottomless Lyrics – Bette Midler

I took a dive into your eyes
and I was in a sea of deep blue green emotion.
Now in my dreams it often seems that you are moving me
like tides moving the ocean.

My heart hears you calling
and I feel that I'm falling
into a love that's deeper than blue,
a bottomless love.
Into the dreamy deep with you.
Bottomless love.

And as we lie I feel that I am floating
in a stream of clear crystalline feeling.
I want to wade into your waves
and let them wash me clean.
To hold you is so healing.

My heart hears you calling
and I know that I'm falling
into a love that's deeper than blue,
a bottomless love.
Into the dreamy deep with you.
Bottomless love.

My sorrows washed away like rain,
the lonely simple joys remain.
Holy bliss, bottomless love.

Into a love that's deeper than blue,
a bottomless love.
Dream.
Into the dreamy deep with you.
Bottomless love.

Into a love that's deeper than blue,
a bottomless love.
Dream.
Into the dreamy deep with you.
Bottomless love.

Dream. Woah-oh-oh. Bottomless love.
Falling. Bottomless love.
Picture of a dreamy deep with you. Bottomless love.
Falling. Bottomless love.
Yes, I've fallen, I've fallen, I've fallen in love with you.
Bottomless love.
Falling. Bottomless love.
Woah-oh-oh. Bottomless love.
Falling. Bottomless love . . .

To Comfort You Lyrics – Bette Midler

You've been down in the dumps
it seems like forever.
Now, what have they done to you?
Not a single thing's turned out
the way you imagined.
It all looks unreachable to you.

You don't know for the life of you
what is missing,
or why it always happens to you.
And you don't like yourself,
you feel nobody's listening.
You don't need another platitude.

For a moment you forget
and a smile comes to your face.
Aah, but it doesn't last too long.
It's like a string you got tied
around your finger
reminding you of
everything that's wrong.

I won't try to say I know what you're feeling.
I won't try to second guess you.
I won't try to give advice you won't be needing.
I'm only here to comfort you.
I'm only here to comfort you.

And I'd love to be the reason
a smile comes to your face,
even if it doesn't last too long.
And I'd love to take that string
you've got tied around your finger
reminding you of everything that's wrong.

I won't try to say I know what you're feeling.
I won't try to second guess you.
I won't try to give advice you won't be needing.
I'm only here to comfort you.
I'm only here to comfort you.
I'm only here to comfort you.

To Deserve You Lyrics – Bette Midler

I see so many golden women;
when they walk their feet don't touch the ground.
How I want, how I want to deserve you.
But me, I'm always out of rhythm.
My needs too demanding, too proud.
How I want, how I want to deserve you.

I didn't want you to see me like this.
The light of the dawn can be cruel.
How I want, how I want to deserve you.
And if I could be granted a wish,
I'd shine in your eye like a jewel.
How I want to deserve you.

I would die for you.
Could you ever love me that much?
How I want, how I want to deserve you.
Yes, you tell me this,
and I want to believe that it's true.
Aah, how I want, how I want to deserve you.

I didn't want you to see me like this.
I'm weak and I fight like a fool.
How I want, how I want to deserve you.
And if I could be granted a wish,
I'd shine in your eye like a jewel.
How I want to deserve you.

If I could be your angel
I'd trade in my arms for some wings
to keep you close to me.
And if I could trade my voice
for the silence I know that you need.
Aaaah, how I want, how I want to deserve you.

I didn't want you to see me like this.
So frightened of losing so soon.
How I want, how I want to deserve you.
And if I've caught our love in a grip,
just tell me and I'll shake it loose.
How I want to deserve you.

Oh, na na na na na.
Oh, ohhhhh.
How I want to deserve you.
Na na na na na na na.
Whoa, ohhhhh.
How I want to deserve you.
Oh, I want to deserve you.
Na na na na na na . . .

The Last Time Lyrics – Bette Midler

Let this be the last time.
Let this be the last time, Ooooooh.
Let this be the last time.
Let this be the last time, Ooooooh.

I have no guts. I have no pride.
My heart is weak. My love is blind.
When your game is up I'll still be by your side.
If you love me at all, let this be the last time
that you break my heart,
that you break my heart,
that you break my heart.

You hurt me so much,
but I love you forever
'cause when you tear me up
you always put me back together
ever so gently,
ever so gently.
Baby, let this be the last time, yeah.

Let this be the last time.
Let this be the last time, Oooooh.
Let this be the last time.
Let this be the last time, Oooooh.

I bite my lip and hold my head up high.
I try my best not to let you see me cry.
I can take a joke and you can be unkind.
If you love me at all, let this be the last time
that you break my heart,
that you break my heart,
that you break my heart.

You hurt me so much,
but I love you forever
'cause when you tear me up
you always put me back together
ever so gently,
ever so gently.
Baby, let this be the last time, yeah.

Mmm, you hurt me so much,
but I love you forever
'cause when you tear me up
you always put me back together
ever so gently,
ever so gently.
Baby, let this be the last time.

Let this be the last time.
Let this be the last time, Oooooh.
Let this be the last time.
Let this be the last time, Oooooh.
Let this be the last time.
Let this be the last time, whoa.
Ohhhhh, whoa.
That you hurt me at all, yeah.
The last time. Whoa.
Whoaoooo.
Whoa. The last time.
Oooh, yeah, the last time.
Oooooh, yeah, the last time.
That you hurt me at all.
Yeah, the last time. Whoa . . .

Bed Of Roses Lyrics – Bette Midler

Long, long ago, where the tall grass grows
and the still air is sweet with summer flowers;
in the shade by the stream I would lie awake and dream,
and in dreaming I would while away the hours.

Long, long gone yesterday,
and the castle and the prince and the God to whom I prayed.
Well, I made, and I'm gonna lie in this bed of roses.
I'm tired of trying to be free.
Gonna lay down like a sigh in my bed of roses.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.

Well, I wasted years,
all the useless, bitter tears.
If I'd known I'd have stopped it at the start.
I knew life was long,
and I knew life could go wrong,
but I never knew my life would break my heart.

Dreams die harder than pride.
I have learned my lesson well.
I will put them both aside.
'Cause I made and I'm gonna lie in this bed of roses.
I'm tired and I'm dying to be free.
Gonna lay down like a sigh in my bed of roses.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.

Roses die, and all the fairy tales are lies,
and I guess that's just too bad for poor old me.
'Cause I made, and I'm gonna lie in my bed of roses.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.
Bed of roses I believed my life would be.

The Perfect Kiss Lyrics – Bette Midler

Across the bridge of mercy bound,
rooms so full of Say You Will
and trains that rock like cradles in the air.
I'll stay here and hold your hand.
Love likes fools you understand.
It's part of what this life has brought;
sirens and forget-me-nots.

Either way it's no use now.
He's up there and I'm down here.
I will try to make the best of this.
Someday angels will dream the perfect kiss.

All the signs that pointed home
turned their backs the more I roamed
and walked where love would never call my name.
So let me take you to the train
and hold you softer than the rain.
We're all alone, two alley cats
curled up like a scarf and hat.

Who knows how it came to this.
I don't know you and you don't know me.
But sometimes strangers cross that great abyss.
That's when angels will dream the perfect kiss.

Either way it's no use now.
He's up there and I'm down here.
But I must try to make the best of this.
Someday angels will dream the perfect kiss.
Someday angels will dream the perfect kiss.

it's too late Lyrics – Bette Midler

If I close my eyes,
take my time,
I can almost feel your lips against mine.
If I close my eyes,
drift away,
I can almost see us back there smiling.

But it's too late, it's too late.
Baby, I can't reach you.
It's too late, too late.
We've drifted out too far.
I don't know where love goes
or how we might have saved it,
I only know it's gone.
It's time that we moved on.
It's too late.

No use going on.
No more crying.
Stand outside ourselves and watch love dying.

'Cause it's too late, it's too late.
Baby, I can't hold you.
It's too late, too late.
Now time will take it's toll.
I don't know where love goes
or how we might have saved it.
I only know it's gone.
It's time that we moved on.
It's too late.

In my dreams we turn it back around
and the love we lost is found,
and I hand it all to you.
But I know I'm only dreamin'.
It's too late. Ahhhhh, too late.

Should I stay, should I wait,
should I stand here by your door?
I don't know what for.
You don't live here anymore.
And it's too late.
My little baby.
Yeah-ahhh, it's too late.
It's too late.

As Dreams Go By Lyrics – Bette Midler

When the white bird flies
from your heart to mine,
I surrender every part of me
to the tenderness.

Could it be the wine?
In your eyes stars shine,
and I'm feeling like a child again.
Oh, it's taken me a little time
to find words to say

Stay.
Make this forever,
and lay love in my life.
Come what may,
cherish each moment of love
as dreams go by.

If the first glow fades
from the love we've made,
I will hold you closer in the night
under heart and key.

When there are hills to climb,
and your world won't rhyme,
I will fight until I get it right;
'Cause your part of me,
the heart of me,
if only you'll stay.

Stay.
Make this forever,
and lay love in my life.
Come what may,
cherish each moment of love
as dreams go by.

The trees and the towers are burning.
Fear walks on the sea.
My soul in the wasteland is yearning.
What does tomorrow hold for me?
Oh, no.

What can I say?
Just that I need you.
With you here by my side, we can turn even the desert evergreen
as dreams go by.

Oh, won't you stay?
Make this forever,
and lay love in my life.
Come what may,
cherish each moment of love
as dreams go by.

Stay.
Make this forever.
Lay love in my life.
Come what may,
cherish each moment of love
as dreams go by.

I Believe In You Lyrics – Bette Midler

I don't believe in superstars,
in fancy food or foreign cars;
that Hagen Dazs and motherhood
have done my body any good;
that Elvis is alive and well;
that courtesy has gone to hell;
that kindness is in short supply;
that little kids should have to die.

But I believe in love.
I believe in dreamers.
I believe in miracles
and I believe in you.

Well, I don't believe virginity
is as common as it used to be;
that left is wrong and right is right;
that black is black and white is white;
that the Beatles could be history,
the sixties just a memory;
that war will never go away;
that Johnny Carson's had his day.

But I believe in love.
I believe in angels.
I believe in Mom and Dad
and I believe in you.

I know with almost certainty
what's going on with you and me
is a good thing.
I know it's true.
I believe in you.

Now, I don't believe that heaven waits
for only those who congregate.
I like to think that God is love.
He's down below, He's up above,
and He's watching people everywhere.
He knows who does and doesn't care.
And I'm an ordinary girl
trying to make my way in this old world.

And I believe in love.
Yes, I believe in music.
I believe in promises
and I believe in you.

Well, I know with almost certainty
what's going on with you and me
is a good thing, a good thing.
And I know it's true.
I believe in you.

You know, darlin', that I believe in love.
Yes, I believe in dreamers.
I believe in miracles
and I believe in you.

Woah-ho-ho-oh, baby, I believe.
Yes, I believe.
I believe in promises
and I believe in you.

Woah, come on, baby, say you believe in love.
Say you believe in dreamin'.
Believe in blue, blue skies,
'cause I believe in you . . .

Up! Up! Up! Lyrics – Bette Midler

My grandpa died from asbestos.
My daddy's name was Estes.
And I don't know if that messed us up,
or what it did.

My brother was-a workin' as an boiler.
He was glad he wasn't workin' as an oiler.
One day my sister went and lit up a match
and up is where they went.

They went up! up! up!
like a guy on a rocket.
Up! up! up!
Keep your luck, don't hock it.
Up! up! up!
Put your finger in a socket.
Don't you know that's up, Jack?

Aaah, now that leaves me with my cousins.
You know I got 'em by the dozens.
Well, they brought home a bomb and they didn't act calm,
'cause up is where they went.

Ah, but now everything is satisfactory.
I'm on the swing shift at the big factory.
Oooh, I keep cuttin', I just keep struttin'
'cause up is where I'm goin'.

I'm goin' up! up! up!
Push the elevator button.
Up! up! up!
Like superman's cousin.
Up! up! up!
Ooh, fella, now I'm buzzin'.
Don't you know that's up, Chuck?
All right, Chuck.

While gossiping over the back fence,
my aunt was talking in her accents.
The fickle finger of fate paced a well placed goose,
and up is where she went.

While visiting a funeral parlor,
Uncle Louie, he let out a holler.
A stiff went and winked at him
and guess where he went?

He went up! up!
Make the north pole my landin'.
Up! up!
Talk frivolous abandon.
Up! up!
Boom! From sitting to standing.
Don't you know that's up?

Goin' up and up and up
and up and up and up and up!
Doodlie-do-da do!

"Gypsy" (1993)

Some People Lyrics – Bette Midler

Some people can get a thrill
knitting sweaters and setting still.
That's okay for some people
who don't know they're alive.

Some people can thrive and bloom
living life in the living room.
That's perfect for some people
of one hundred and five.

But I at least gotta try
when I think of all the sights that I gotta see
and all the places I gotta play,
all the things that I gotta be at.
Come on, papa, what do you say?

Some people can be content
playing bingo and paying rent.
That's peachy for some people,
for some hum-drum people to be,
but some people ain't me!

I had a dream,
a wonderful dream, papa,
all about June in the Orpheum circuit.
Gimme a chance and I know I can work it.

I had a dream.
Just as real as can be, papa.
There I was in Mr. Orpheum's office
and he was saying to me, "Rose,
get yourself some new orchestrations,
new routines and red velvet curtains.
Get a feathered hat for the baby;
photographs in front of the theatre.
Get an agent and in jig time
you'll be being booked in the big time."

Oh, what a dream.
A wonderful dream, papa.
And all that I need is eighty-eight bucks, papa.
That's what he said, papa.
Only eighty-eight bucks.

"You ain't gettin' eighty-eight cents from me, Rose."

"Well, I'll get it someplace else! But I'll get it! And get my kids out!"

Goodbye to blueberry pie.
Good ridance to all the socials I had to go to,
all the lodges I had to play,
all the shriners I said hello to.
Hey, L.A., I'm comin' your way!

Some people sit on their butts;
got the dream, yeah, but not the guts.
That's living for some people,
for some hum-drum people I suppose.
Well, they can stay and rot!
But not Rose!