Bill Zeffiro

Bill Zeffiro

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Pop - Standards | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 281   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Frank Sinatra, Randy Newman

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Plays:

63

Song Description

I am definitely evoking the kind of tune Sinatra or Dino would have sung in the 60's. The Universal Truth is that we're all schmucks when we're in love.

Story Behind the Song

I was getting my heart banged up a bit and this idea hit me. I play it and sing it all the time. Then my friend, Terese Genecco, who performs all over Manhattan and the country with her Little Big Band heard and asked me if she could sing it. I gave it to her and she got this killer arrangement done and it 's on her Live At The Iridium CD.

Lyrics

UNIVERSAL TRUTH
YOU'VE JUST MET HER
YOU CAN'T FORGET HER,
YOU'RE VEXED, PERPLEXED
THE QUESTION IS WHAT'S NEXT:
WELL

EVERY MAN'S A SCHMUCK WHEN HE'S IN LOVE
DOESN'T MATTER IF HE'S A KING OR GOV,
ONCE SHE BATS HER EYES,
LOGIC UP AND FLIES,
YOU'RE PUNKED, SKUNKED, SLAM DUNKED
YOU'VE MET YOUR DEMISE.

EVERY MAN'S A JACKASS ON THE PHONE,
JUST A BALDING LONELY OLD GAVONE,
YOU SOB AND SIGH AND STARE
BUT SHE DON'T KNOW YOU'RE THERE
YOU'RE TOSSED, LOST, STAR CROSSED
WELCOME TO DESPAIR!

YOU MIGHT BE A CHAMP AND GO FOR FIFTEEN ROUNDS,
OR KNOCK A LITTLE BASEBALL OUT OF THE STADIUM GROUNDS,
BUT PALLY, ONCE SHE'S GOT YOU IN HER SIGHTS,
SAY HELLO TO SLEEPLESS NIGHTS!

ONCE SHE'S GOT YOU AND SHE KNOWS YOUR HERS,
SUCK IT UP, 'CAUSE NOW THE CALDRON STIRS,
THAT LIFE YOU KNEW IS GONE,
YOU'RE HER HELPLESS PAWN,
BROTHER, YOU'RE A SCHMUCK IN LOVE.

YOU'RE A GREAT BIG MAN RUNNING EVERY GAME IN TOWN,
BUT A LITTLE DAME CAN ALWAYS TAKE YOU DOWN,
YOU'RE THE DON AND HEADS ARE BEING CRACKED,
BUT WITH HER IT'S YOU WHO'S BEING WHACKED! THWACKED! SMACKED!

THERE'S NO CURE FOR WHAT I'VE GOT TO SAY,
IT'S THE SAME SAD STORY IF YOU'RE GAY,
ONCE YOUR HEART HAS FLIPPED
YOUR CONFIDENCE IS RIPPED,
BROTHER YOU'RE A MEMBER OF
THAT SORRY, SORRY CREW
NOW WELCOMES Y-O-U,
WHEN CUPID AIMED YOU DIDN'T DUCK,
BROTHER, YOU'RE ANOTHER SCHMUCK IN LOVE!!!

COPYRIGHT©2009 BY WILLIAM ZEFFIRO
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Song Length
4:20
Genres
Jazz - Swing, Jazz - Standards
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
In High Spirits, Welcoming

Subject Matter
Frustration, Falling in Love

Similar Artists
Harry Connick Jr., Ella Fitzgerald
Language
English
Era
1960 - 1969

Lyric Credits William Zeffiro
Music Credits William Zeffiro
Producer Credits Shaynee Rainbolt
Publisher Credits Songtrust
Performance Credits Terese Genecco and Her Little Big Band
Label Credits Bug-Out:Music