It’s Oscar Month

This is Oscar month. In honor of this, Turner Classic Movies is running movies all month that have won Oscars. The other night they showed Gigi. I loved this song and especially the line near the end: I’ve never been so comfortable before.

I’M GLAD I’M NOT YOUNG ANYMORE From “Gigi” (1958) (Lyrics : Alan Jay Lerner / Music : Frederick Loewe) Poor boy! Poor boy! Down-hearted and depressed and in a spin
Poor boy! Poor boy!
Oh, youth can really do a fellow in!

How lovely to sit here in the shade
With none of the woes of man and maid
I’m glad I’m not young anymore
The rivals that don’t exist at all

The feeling you’re only two feet tall
I’m glad that I’m not young anymore
No more confusion
No morning-after surprise
No self-delusion

That when you’re telling those lies
She isn’t wise
And even if love comes through the door
The chance that goes on forevermore
Forevermore is shorter than before

Oh, I’m so glad that I’m not young anymore

The tiny remark that tortures you
The fear that your friends won’t like her too
I’m glad I’m not young anymore

The longing to end the stale affair
Until you find out she doesn’t care
I’m glad that I’m not young anymore

No more frustration
No star-crossed lover am I
No aggravation
Just one reluctant reply “Lady, goodbye!”

The Fountain of Youth is dull as paint
Methuselah is my patron saint
I’ve never been so comfortable before

Oh, I’m so glad that I’m not young anymore

(Transcribed by Holly Tooker – December 2003)