No. 292: "This Year's Kisses," by Nina Simone (1964)
This post is part of a countdown series on songs that have stuck in my head and are part of my iTunes "hit parade" of most-played tracks. See all the posts here.
Do you have a new love who's just not working out? Need a twist on the "it's not you, it's me" speech as Valentine's Day approaches?
Why not take a tip from the Dr. Phil of her day, Ms. Nina Simone? With help from lyricist Irving Berlin (aka "The Slut of Tin Pan Alley"), she explains her dilemma. Nice interpretation: She hasn't gotten over her last boyfriend. Nasty interpretation: Her new guy is lousy in bed.
This year's new romance
Doesn't seem to have a chance
Even helped by Mister Moon above
This year's crop of kisses
Is not for me
For I'm still wearing last year's love