DESAFINADO (Frank Sinatra)
Antonio Carlos Jobim (m) Jon Hendricks (l)
as rec by Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim w Orch
cond by Morris Stoloff Feb 12th 1969
When I try to sing you say I'm off-key,
Why can't you see how much this hurts me?
With your perfect beauty and you perfect pitch,
You're a perfect dabber!
When I come around,
Must you always put me down?
If you say my singing is off-key, my love,
You will hurt my feelings, don't you see, my love?
I wish I had an ear like yours, a voice that would behave;
All I have is feeling and the voice God gave!
You insist my music goes against the rules!
Yes, but rules were never made for lovesick fools!
I brought this little song to you, but you don't care!
It's a crooked song, ah but all my heart is there!
The things that you would see if you would do your part!
Yes, even if I'm out of tune, I have a gentle heart!
I took your picture with my trusty Rollaflex,
And now all I have developed is a complex!
Possibly in vain I hope you weakem, oh my love,
And forget those rigid rules that undermine my dream of
A life of love and music with someone who understands
That even though I may be out of tune
When I attempt to say how much I love you,
All that matters is the message that I bring,
Whis is, "My dear one, I love you!".
(Contributed by Peter Akers - October 2010)