i hope that i don’t fall in love with you lyrics – emiliana torrini

written by tom waits

well, i hope that i don’t fall in love with you.
’cause falling in love just makes me blue.
when the music plays and you display your heart for me to see.
i had a beer and now i hear you calling out for me.
and, i hope that i don’t fall in love with you.

well, the room is crowded, people everywhere.
and i wonder should i offer you a chair.
well, if you sit down with this old clown, take that frown and break it.
before the evening’s gone away, i think that we could make it.
and, i hope that i don’t fall in love with you.

well, the night does funny things inside a man.
this old tom-cat feelings you don’t understand.
well, i turn around to look at you, you light a cigarette.
i wish i had the guts to b*m one, but we’ve never met.
and i hope that i don’t fall in love with you.

i can see that you are lonesome, just like me.
and it being late, you’d like some company.
well, i turn around to look at you, and you look back at me.
the guy you’re with has up and split, the chair next to you is free.
and i hope that you don’t fall in love with me.

it’s closing time, the music’s fading out.
last call for drinks, i’ll have another stout.
well, i turn around to look at you, you’re nowwhere to be found.
i search the place for your lost face, guess i’ll have another round.

and i think that i just fell in love with you.

/ emiliana torrini lyrics