How sad, how lovely,
how short, how sweet,
to see that sunset
at the end of the street.

And the day gathered in
to a single light,
and the shadows rising
from the brim of the night.

Too few, too few
are the days that will hold
your face, your face
in a blaze of gold.

How sad, how lovely,
how short, how sweet,
to see that sunset
at the end of the street.

And the lights going on
in the shops and the bars,
and the lovers looking
for the first little stars.

Like life, like a smile,
like the fall of a leaf,
how sad, how lovely,
how brief.


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    General CommentThis is one of the greatest songs, seriously so beautiful. Thank you for uploading these lyrics because there were some I couldn't make out and I was dying to know what they were.

    "And the lights going on
    in the shops and the bars,
    and the lovers looking
    for the first little stars.

    Like life, like a smile,
    like the fall of a leaf,
    how sad, how lovely,
    how brief."

    Perfect.
    b0sendorferon November 15, 2013   Link
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    General CommentFor a living room singer with only 17 or so home recorded songs, this song of Connie's rivals any of Porter's works.

    This is a song that should have been sung in a Hollywood western. It has that feel, that quality of being sung in a cantina or saloon by a leading lady, soon to be swept up by Stewart, Wayne, or Cooper.
    johnudaon July 25, 2016   Link

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