I Can't Be Bothered Now

by George Gershwin

George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and An American i…




Bad news go 'way,
Call round some day,
In March or May,
I can't be bothered now!

My bonds and shares
May fall downstairs;
Who cares, who cares?
I'm dancing and I can't be bothered now!

I'm up among the stars,
On earthly things I frown,
I'm throwing off the bars
That held me down!

I'll pay the piper
When times are riper;
Just now I shan't
Because you see
I'm dancing and I can't be bothered now!

Written by: GEORGE GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN

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