LOVE AFFAIR WITH A BROADWAY STAR
(Words & Music by James Power)
Midnight Tears Music ©2011

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH A BROADWAY STAR
WAS NOT AS GLAMOROUS AS YOU MIGHT THINK SUCH THINGS ARE
NO DANCING THROUGH TIMES SQUARE, NO HANDJOBS IN THE RAIN
JUST THE SAME OLD SONG & DANCE AS A GIRL FROM JAMAICA PLAIN

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH A BROADWAY STAR
AS ANTI-CLIMACTIC AS A 19TH CURTAIN CALL
NO BUSBY BERKELEY SCENES OF SILICONE & POLYURETHANE
CAN DIAMOND DANCERS DANCE BEYOND THE MOONLIGHT?

WHEN I’D HAD ENOUGH OF WHERE I'D COME FROM
I PACKED UP MY GUITAR BOUND FOR HIGHWAY NORTH
SET OUT FOR NEW YORK, THE CITY OF LIGHT
SOON I WAS A CREATURE OF THE NIGHT

DISHEVELED I BECAME, PERPLEXED BUT NOT INSANE
I WAS EDDIE CANTOR WITH A PENCHANT FOR REFRAINS
I SANG SONGS OF LOVE, BUT LOVE WAS JUST A RHYME
TILL THROUGH THE SUBWAY STEAM SHE CAUGHT MY EYE

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH A BROADWAY STAR
DON’T DROP YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU STEP INSIDE HER DOOR
A SHIMMERING ROMANCE LIKE DOGS WHO LEARN TO DANCE
THE FINE STENCH OF CIGARETTES AND CHATEAU LAFLEUR

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH A BROADWAY STAR
ALONG THE GREAT WHITE WAY WHERE DREAMS ARE A MIRAGE
DOES ANYONE RECALL ZIEGFELD & FANNY BRICE?
CAN’T DIAMOND DANCERS EVER DANCE BEYOND THE FOOTLIGHTS?

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH A BROADWAY STAR
WAS NOT AS GLAMOROUS AS YOU MIGHT THINK SUCH THINGS ARE
NO HAPPINESS CAN BE FOUND  WHEN GOOD AND BAD BECOME UNWOUND
CAN DIAMOND DANCERS EVER DANCE BEYOND THE MOONLIGHT?