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How Can Love Survive? Lyrics

from The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Event)

"How Can Love Survive?" is track #8 on the album The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Event). It was written by Richard Rodgers;oscar Ii Hammerstein.
"How Can Love Survive?" is track #8 on the album The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Event). It was written by Richard Rodgers;oscar Ii Hammerstein.

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In all the famous love affairs
The lovers have to struggle
In garret rooms away upstairs
The lovers starve and snuggle

They're famous for misfortune which
They seem to have no fear of
While lovers who are very rich
You very seldom hear of

No little shack do you share with me
We do not flee from a mortgagee
Nary a care in the world have we
How can love survive?

You're fond of bonds and you own a lot
I have a plane and a diesel yacht
Plenty of nothing you haven't got
How can love survive?

No rides for us on the top of a bus
In the face of the freezing breezes
You reach your goals in your comfy old rolls
Or in one of your Mercedeses

Far, very far off the beam are we
Quaint and bizarre as a team are we
Two millionaires with a dream are we
We're keeping romance alive

Two millionaires with a dream are we
We'll make our love survive

No little cold water flat have we
Warmed by the glow of insolvency
Up to your necks in security
How can love survive?

How can I show what I feel for you?
I cannot go out and steal for you
I cannot die like Camile for you
How can love survive?

You millionaires with financial affairs
Are too busy for simple pleasure
When you are poor it is toujours l'amour
For l'amour all the poor have leisure

Caught in our gold plated chains are we
Lost in our wealthy domains are we
Trapped by our capital gains are we
But we'll keep romance alive

Trapped by our capital gains are we
We'll make our love survive

Songwriters
Richard Rodgers;Oscar Ii Hammerstein

Published by
WILLIAMSON MUSIC

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