Speak low

( comp: Kurt Weill/ lyrics: Ogden Nash )

Speak low when you speak love
Our summer day withers away too soon, too soon
Speak low when you speak love
Our moment is swift, like ships adrift
we’re swept apart, too soon.

Speak low, darling, speak low
Love is a spark, lost in the dark too soon, too soon
I feel wherever I go that tomorrow is near,
tomorrow is here and always too soon.

Time is so old and love so brief,
Love is pure gold and time a thief.

We’re late, darling, we’re late,
The curtain descends, ev’rything ends too soon, too soon.
I wait, darling, I wait
Will you speak low to me, speak love to me and soon.