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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Falling in Love Again

By Frederick Hollander & Sammy Lerner
1930

A timeless theme of femininity introduced iconically by Marlene Dietrich in the motion picture Der Blaue Engel. It was originally composed in German by Hollander as "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt", completely new, unrelated English lyrics were added by Lerner. Dietrich's version was included in an award-winning 1997 Merceded-Benz commercial, and Christina Aguilera recently revived the tune for the soundtrack of The Spirit (see below).

Lyrics:

Failing in love again,
Never wanted to.
What am I to do?
I can't help it.

Love's always been my game,
Play it as I may.
I was born that way,
I can't help it.

Men flock around me
Like moths around a flame,
And if their wings burn,
I know I'm not to blame.

Failing in love again,
Never wanted to.
What am I to do?
I can't help it.

Recorded By:

Billie Holiday
Linda Ronstadt
Doris Day
Sammy Davis Jr.
Marianne Faithful

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