I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down
(1935)
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I'm Building Up To An Awful Let-Down
1935
Johnny Mercer (w)
Fred Astaire(m)
Rise And Shine, 1936
VERSE
I'm like Humpty Dumpty
Upon the garden wall:
I'm riding high,
And who can deny
That whatever goes up must fall?
Poor old Humpty Dumpty,
He got the toughtest break;
And yet his fall
Was nothing at all
Like the tumble I'm gonna take.
REFRAIN
I'm building up to an awful letdown
By playing around with you.
You're breaking down my terrific buildup
By treating me as you do.
My castles in the air,
My smile so debonair,
My one big love affair,
Is it just a flash?
Will it all go smash,
Like the nineteen twenty-nine market crash?
I'm building up to an awful letdown
By falling in love with you.
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