Mad About The Boy

Album: 50 Greatest Hits (1952)
Charted: 41
  • Mad about the boy
    I know it's stupid to be mad about the boy
    I'm so ashamed of it but must admit the sleepless nights I've had
    About the boy

    On the silverscreen
    He melts my foolish heart in every single scene
    Although I'm quite aware that here and there are traces of the cad
    About the boy

    Lord knows I'm not a fool girl
    I really shouldn't care
    Lord knows I'm not a school girl
    In the flurry of her first affair

    Will it ever cloy
    This odd diversity of misery and joy
    I'm feeling quite insane and young again
    And all because I'm mad about the boy

    So if I could employ
    A little magic that will finally destroy
    This dream that pains me and enchains me
    But I can't because I'm mad
    I'm mad about the boy

Comments: 1

  • Jennifer from Belfast, IrelandThe theme of the song could be because Noel Coward was gay and he was mad about the boys but very ashamed of it.
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