IRVING BERLIN lyrics - My Defenses Are Down

IRVING BERLIN
"My Defenses Are Down"

[Verse:]
I've had my way with so many girls
And it was lots of fun
My system was to know many girls
'Twould keep me safe from one
I find it can't be done

[1st refrain:]
My defenses are down
She's broken my resistance
And I don't know where I am
I went into the fight like a lion
But I came out like a lamb

My defenses are down
She's got me where she wants me
And I can't escape no how
I could speak to my heart when it wakened
But my heart won't listen now

Like a toothless, clawless tiger
Like an organ grinder's bear
Like a knight without his armor
Like Samson without his hair

My defenses are down
I might as well surrender
For the battle can't be won
But I must confess that I like it
So there's nothing to be done
Yes, I must confess that I like it
Being mis'rable is gonna be fun

[2nd refrain:]
My defenses are down
-She's broken his resistance
-And he's in an awful jam
I went into the fight like a lion
-But you came out like a lamb

My defenses are down
-She's got you where she wants you
-And you can't escape no how
I could speak to my heart when it wakened
-But your heart won't listen now

Like a toothless, clawless tiger
Like an organ grinder's bear
Like a knight without his armor
Like Samson without his hair

My defenses are down
-You might as well surrender
-For the battle can't be won
But I must confess that I like it
So there's nothing to be done
-Yes, you must confess that you like it
Being mis'rable
=Is gonna be fun