John Cale
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale


Small World Big Band

I Wanna Be Around

Words: Johnny Mercer, music: Sadie Vimmerstedt

I wanna be around to pick up the pieces
When somebody breaks your heart
Some somebody twice as smart as I

A somebody who will swear to be true
As you used to do with me
Who'll leave you to learn
That mis'ry loves company, wait and see

I mean, I wanna be around to see how he does it
When he breaks your heart to bits
Let's see if the puzzle fits so fine

And that's when I'll discover that revenge is sweet
As I sit there applaudin' from a front-row seat
When somebody breaks your heart
Like you, like you broke mine

Cale duets with Jools Holland on his album Small World Big Band (2001).
A live rendition can be found on the Hootenanny DVD (2003) by Jools Holland. This was broadcasted by the BBC on December 31, 2002.

© 1999- Hans Werksman