Everything Happens to Me

Writer(s): Matt Dennis / Tom Adair

Black cats creep across my path until I’m almost mad
I must have roused the Devil’s wrath ’cause all my luck is bad
I make a date for golf, – you can bet you life it rains.
I try to give a party – and the guy upstairs complains.
I guess I’ll go thru life; just catchin’ colds and missin’ trains,
Everything happens to me.
I never miss a thing – I’ve had measles and the mumps.
And every time I play my ace – my partner always trumps.
I guess I’m just a fool who never looks before he jumps,
Everything happens to me.
At first my heart thought; you could break this jinx for me.
That love would turn the trick; to end my despair.
But now, I just can’t fool this head that thinks for me.
I’ve mortgaged all my castles in the air.
I’ve telegraphed and phoned, I sent “Air Mail Special”, too;
You answer was goodbye – and there was even postage due.
I fell in love just once; and then it had to be with you,
Everything happens to me.
I’ve never drawn a sweepstake or a bank night at a show
I thought perhaps this time I’d won but Lady Luck said “No”
And though it breaks my heart I’m not surprised to see you go
Everything happens to me.
Everything happens to me

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