Twisted Lyrics – Part 2

My wonderful editor, Jayne Southern, let me know about this weeks twisted song – I hold Your Hand in Mine by Tom Lehrer.

I hold your hand in mine, dear,
I press it to my lips.
I take a healthy bite
From your dainty fingertips.

My joy would be complete, dear,
If you were only here,
But still I keep your hand
As a precious souvenir.

The night you died I cut it off.
I really don’t know why.
For now each time I kiss it
I get bloodstains on my tie.

I’m sorry now I killed you,
For our love was something fine,
And till they come to get me
I shall hold your hand in mine.

In case you’ve never heard of Tom Lehrer (I hadn’t until Jayne told me about him) –  Thomas Andrew “Tom” Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theatre. Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 60s.

5 thoughts on “Twisted Lyrics – Part 2

  1. I always liked Tom Lehrer, though I don’t remember this song. Quite interesting in light of the fact that I’m getting your character interview ready to post on Pat Bertram Introduces . . . for your blog tour.

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  2. Interesting lyrics. I haven’t heard of him , but will check him out. I like his twisted sense of humor in the songs.

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  3. Thanks for sharing informations and writing this article. Looking forward to more of your stuff. Hopefully you often update your site often since you have found a loyal visitor .

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