Out of Fashion

Out of Fashion appears on

Hopelessly In Love: The Lyrics Of Tom Toce
Featuring Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, And Jennifer Sheehan
with a guest appearance by Jane Monheit

Sung by Carole and Jack
Music by Lew Spence

Piano: Matthew Martin Ward
Bass: Boots Maleson

Out of Fashion

It isn’t the fashion
To drink your sorrows away
It isn’t the fashion
To think a binge is okay
Ah, but how am I to forget you, dear
Without the vermouth and the vodka near
It isn’t the fashion
To drink the blues away
It isn’t the style now
To make it one for the road
Or, “One for my baby
And one more just for the road”
Ah, but how am I to get over you
To cry in my beer and stay sober, too
It isn’t the fashion
To drink the blues away

Could you not have left me
In a more convenient time
Like the twenties
So I could drown in bathtub gin
Or you could have stayed forever
Would that be such a crime
Then I could laugh and drink champagne
And never have to feel this pain

But for now I’ve decided
To wash my sorrows away
A scotch on the rocks
And I’ll wash my sorrow away
And tomorrow I’ll hear a different drum
Tonight, though, it’s right to go all but numb
And sometime round midnight
A smile will come busting through
That’s one for my baby
And baby, that baby was you
I’m way out of fashion
And bartender, pour me a few
Pour me a few
Pour me a few