Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk Lyric) – Poem by Paul Amrod

Sometimes it’s not so easy

I am always busy

Try to catch a word with me

Out into the sunset

Looking for a coquette

I won’t be silent. Ask Me Now

Joking with my buddy

And the day is sunny

Keeping off the newly-mowed lawn

Out into the distance

I do need assistance

I will listen. Ask Me Now

Drifting in a lustless dream

Hanging out along the stream

Keep me in your heart my love

Don’t desert me sadly

I do need you badly

I know I seem helpless

But it isn’t hopeless

Keep me on your calling list

Every night so chilling

and you know I’m willing

Please my baby Ask Me Now