Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Close Enough For Love

1979 Johnny Mercer
Lyrics by Paul Willimas
Theme song from 1979 film “Close Enough for Love”

You and I, an unmatched pair
Took the time to touch, to share
Worlds apart the night we met
We braved the odds and won the bet
Not perfect yet
But close enough for love
How old-fashioned, pure romance
Shared a kiss and shared the dance
Shared the body and bouquet
We’ll taste the wine another day
When you and I
Are close enough for love
Not just lovers, more than friends
Who knows where one starts, one ends?
Tracing lights through sleepless nights
That I’ll remember always
Always long goodbyes and tearful looks
Hold up well in poems and books
But you and I have life to hold
The greatest story never told
Not perfect yet
But close enough for love

Favorite Recordings

Tony Bennett
Joe Locke and the Milt Jackson Tribute Band
Dianne Reeves
Stan Getz