Poison in My Pocket lyrics

Poison in My Pocket

You and I go sailing by, and no one will know where to find us
Unseen, unknown, and blissfully alone
We're leaving the riffraff behind us
All afternoon in our sweet cocoon
Our care for the moment at bay
Side-by-side, who knows how far we'll glide
Bid the world goodbye --- fly away ?

I am standing here with poison in my pocket
Standing on this frozen little dock-
It seems that I've just let them skate my opportunity away
If I had the poise to put the poison in a pot of tea or else a shot of gin
I would be back amid the noise of london by the end of day

But,
I am standing here with poison in my pocket
One eye on the target, one eye on the clock
It better happen soon before I lose my nerve and run
If I had a knife I could have grabbed him
And discreetly knocked him on the head and stabbed him
Not to mention what I would have done if I had had a gun

Then again,
The thought occurs if I had truly taken stock
It might have stopped me from putting poison in my pocket
What a fool to travel all this way and not think twice
Murder's not a hobby for the cautious
Thoughts of violence can make the timid nauseous

Gasp,
Unless of course the victim plunges head-on through the ice
It appears that I've been handed quite an opportune solution
And all that still remains is proper execution
I had better join them on the lake before it gets too late
Suddenly there is no stumbling block
It means that I won't need the poison in my pocket
What a stroke of luck, Sibella teased me till I learned to skate

Curse her now ?
Time is racing now
Time is racing on
It's all a matter of pacing
In a moment, this moment will be gone

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As to create a hole in which the tragic lovers meet their doom)
You and I go sailing by, and no one will know where to find us

(One could call this rather diabolic
Is it strange? to feel a little melancholic)
Unseen, unknown, and blissfully alone

(A twinge of some remorse- of course a consciounce I assume)
We're leaving the riffraff behind us

(But, no! As I'm cutting, I am contemplating
And the truth is, it's a tad exhilarating)
All afternoon in our sweet cocoon

(Even though it is not so unconceivable that I'll be gone?)
Our care for the moment at bay

(Still it comes as quite a shock the ----?
That I'll be standing here with poison in my pocket )
Side-by-side, who knows how far we'll glide

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Bid the world goodbye --- fly away ?

Away
All of this is frankly, easier than I had thought
Last Update: August, 12th 2014


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Musical: Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, A. Song: Poison in My Pocket. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes