The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl For Me Song Lyrics
No wide-eyed, eager,
Wholesome innocent Sunday school teacher for me.
That kinda gal spins webs no spider ever--
Now listen, boy--
A gal who trades on all that purity
Merely wants to trade my independence for her security.
The only affirmative she will file
Refers to marching down the aisle.
No golden, glorious, gleaming pristine goddess-
For no Diana do I play faun,
I can tell you that right now.
I snarl, I hiss: How can ignorance be compared to bliss?
I spark, I fizz for the lady who knows what time it is.
I cheer, I rave for the virtue I'm too late to save.
The sadder but wiser girl for me.
No bright-eyed, blushing, breathless baby-doll baby,
That kinda child ties knots no sailor ever knew.
I prefer to take a chance on a more adult romance.
No dewy young miss
Who keeps resisting, all the time she keeps insisting!
No wide-eyed, wholesome innocent female, no sir.
Why, she's the fisherman, I'm the fish you see?
I flinch, I shy, when the lass with the delicate air goes by.
I smile, I grin, when the gal with a touch of sin walks in.
I hope, and I pray, for Hester to win just one more "A".
The sadder but wiser girl's the girl for me.
The sadder but wiser girl for me!