And What Do You See? Lyrics

By Barry Manilow
Take from Scores: Songs from Copacabana and Harmony Album


Wait a minute baby, I'll be right back
I just gotta talk to a friend for a couple of minutes
I see you looking at the two of us and what do you see?
The oldest couple at the Mayflower, Esther and me

I push her in the chair, I know, she'd walk if she could
She says, "Take your pills", as if they do any good
I'll bet, you think that what you're looking at is all we are
Two old people, forgetting the way we were

Sonny, no one is what they look like
Everyone's so much more
Sonny, no one is what they look like
And we're not what you see that's for sure

You should have known her before
You should have known her before

Legs she had legs that made the guys drool
And her waist was as small as your neck
And the face and the hair and the rest of her
And when I look at her now, I still see her young and beautiful
She's my girl and I'm her Joe and we're not what you see

In a minute baby, I'll be right back
I just got some more to say to my young new friend here

Esther just turned eighty and I'm eighty-three
The oldest couple at the Mayflower, Esther and me
I knew that when I saw her we were meant to be one
She says, "She didn't notice me" but don't you believe her

I'll bet you think that what you're looking at is all we are
Two old people stumbling through the days

Sonny, no one is what they look like
Everyone's so much more
Sonny, no one is what they look like
And we're not what you see, that's for sure

You should have known me before
You should have known me before

Hair, I had hair, the girls loved to feel and a built
Watch out Joe Poluka, I could see, I could hear
I could run a mile and when I dream of us now
I still see us young and beautiful
She's my girl and I'm her Joe and we're not what you see

I guess, I better go now, she's my family
The oldest couple at the Mayflower, Esther and me
I'll help her with her bath and then I'll kiss her goodnight
And sometimes we dance in the early moonlight

I'll bet you think that what you're looking at is all we are
Two old people, watching the days go by

Sonny, no one is what they look like
Everyone's so much more
Sonny no one is what they look like
And we're not what you see, that's for sure

I'll be right there darlin'