If I Could Be Sonja Henie

from The Bellevue Years

Oh if I could spend my life in the movies
I'd relive black and white celluloid dreams
My favorites of all starred Sonja Henie
The perennial winter carnival queen

Oh the plots were not what you'd call complicated
Though the music and the costumes were divine
Sonja skated her way in and out of our hearts
Skated her way into time

The men wore tuxedos then
The women wore beaded gowns
Every night was spent
Painting the town
Another shade of red
Not blue
Oh if I could be Sonja Henie
I'd pretend that her leading man was you

The men wore tuxedos
Women, beaded gowns
Every night was spent
Painting the town
Another shade of red
Never blue
Oh if I could be Sonja Henie
I'd pretend that her leading man was you

If I can be Sonja Henie
I'll pretend her leading man is you

© Christine Lavin CL2 ASCAP

updated: 8 years ago