Man That Got Away, The

By H. Arlen & I. Gershwin

The night is bitter
The stars have lost their glitter
The winds grow colder
And suddenly you’re older
And all because of
The man that got away

No more his eager call
The writing’s on the wall
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray
The man that won you
Has run off and undone you
That great beginning
Has seen it’s final inning
Don’t know what happened
It’s all a crazy game

No more that all-time thrill
For you’ve been through the mill,
And never a new love will
Be the same

Good riddance, good-bye.
Every trick of his you’re on to
But fools will be fools and where’s he gone to?

The road gets rougher,
It’s lonelier and tougher
With hope you burn up
Tomorrow he may turn up
There’s just no letup
The livelong night and day

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman
Looking for the man that got away

The road gets rougher,
It’s lonelier and tougher
With hope you burn up
Tomorrow he may turn up
There’s just no letup
The livelong night and day

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman
Looking for the man
The man that got away