The Night I Fell In Love With Paris

The Night I Fell In Love With Paris 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 Jane
Music by Tom Toce

Piano: Matthew Martin Ward
Bass: Boots Maleson

The Night I Fell in Love with Paris

On the twenty-first of June
With a waxing croissant moon
There was music all along the Rue du Bac
There was nary un chanson
Yet the memory lives on
The night I fell in love with Paris
On the summer’s shortest night
We were jet-lagged from the flight
It was nine or five or seventeen o’clock
I stood weeping there with you
As the band struck up U2
The night I fell in love with Paris
Paris is for lovers
Paris is in France
Paris has the Metro and the Seine
Paris has the Louvre
And when I get my chance
I’ll return and then—mon dieu—return again
And again. And again. And again
On the twenty-first of June
To an old Nirvana tune
We put je vous aime beaucoup onto a lock
Which you hung upon a pont
It was all a girl could want
The night I fell in love with Paris
Et avec vous
For in Paris I fell once again in love with you
Paris has the Left Bank
Paris has the Right
Paris has museums by the score
Paris has the power
On any solstice night
To make you feel more passion
Than you’ve ever felt before
And more. And more. And more
On the second of July
As we bade Paree goodbye
I was wondering what possessions
We might hock
So that we could somehow stay
Et revivre s’il vous plaît
The night I fell in love with Paris
Et avec vous
For in Paris I fell once again in love with you