That melts you with a grin
The kind of eyes that welcome you
The minute you walk in
A tender glance you simply can't refuse
I am not familiar with this musical sadly, but it is being made into a movie (hopefully it will be released this year!) so I can soon fix that! It's based on a 1983 book called The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth. Quite a mouthful. The musical is a farcical comedy and although I'm only really familiar with the song "Times Like This", I think I would enjoy the whole show and the music.
"Times Like This" isn't a comedy song, it's a most sincere and heartfelt love song with a wonderful twist. Go back and read the quoted lyrics in the beginning. Yes, now please. I'll wait.
Okay. The next line is "At times like this a girl could use a dog." Awww! This song completely captured me with that one line! And cleverly the song continues the comparison - typically romantic imagery linked to the faithful and loyal dog. It's so touching really, and this song illuminates a lot about the character singing it in this musical. (She represents a dog home) She loves simplicity and honesty and probably hasn't had too many great romantic relationships. And the line "give me a quiet night, a stack of books, a tuna melt on rye" is just the greatest, I identify so much with this song it's ridiculous. It's amazing the snapshot of life this song captures, to me at least, and one that I feel is often not represented. I would highly recommend giving it a listen!