Ask Me Now
Thelonious Monk Lyrics


Once you said you loved me
Placed no one above me
Prayed for me to make that vow
What dumb thing did I say
So busy being blasé
How I wish you'd ask me now

I was vain and bind then
Prone to be unkind then
Wish they'd turn back time somehow
Then I was audacious
I ignored what was precious
How I wish you'd ask me now

I thought then I'd always be
Footloose and fancy free
How could I have been so blind
What I once made light of turned out to be true love

Once my ego ruled me
Flattered me and fooled me
More times than the laws allow
You asked me could I care
My attention was elsewhere
How I wish you'd ask me now

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Stepan Vakeev

Once you said you loved me
Placed no one above me
Prayed for me to make that vow
What dumb thing did I say
So busy being blasé
How I wish you'd ask me now
I was vain and bind then
Prone to be unkind then
Wish they'd turn back time somehow
Then I was audacious
I ignored what was precious
How I wish you'd ask me now
I thought then I'd always be
Footloose and fancy free
How could I have been so blind
What I once made light of turned out to be true lve
Once my ego ruled me
Flattered me and fooled me
More times than the laws allow
You asked me could I care
My attention was elsewhere
How I wish you'd ask me now



All comments from YouTube:

Akiyama

Listening to a piece of music is just like looking at a photo. The dissonant chords is what makes the whole piece stand out. Don't just focus on the dissonant chord, focus on how the dissonant chord accompanies the melody and see the beauty of it.

thedking94

i love how monk uses the concept of space it just makes you want more

Stepan Vakeev

Once you said you loved me
Placed no one above me
Prayed for me to make that vow
What dumb thing did I say
So busy being blasé
How I wish you'd ask me now
I was vain and bind then
Prone to be unkind then
Wish they'd turn back time somehow
Then I was audacious
I ignored what was precious
How I wish you'd ask me now
I thought then I'd always be
Footloose and fancy free
How could I have been so blind
What I once made light of turned out to be true lve
Once my ego ruled me
Flattered me and fooled me
More times than the laws allow
You asked me could I care
My attention was elsewhere
How I wish you'd ask me now

james perry

It's like someone asking how you feel. Then you play this amazing tune,and after you're finished playing it,you say "ask me now". If they were listening ,I mean really listening,...and knowing what they know about you,they would hear the pains,joys, dreams that never came true,past hopes that were dashed,etc.....that you could never put into words,but COULD be expressed in a piece of music that is as sublime as this wonderful composition by Monk.

Akiyama

if I could carry a piano to go out, I wouldn't need to talk anymore

sanmarinojr

he plays it so vigorous you can hear every note clearly...every consonance, and dissonance...the music transcends really

Hana Paraušić

all of the wrong notes are just in place <3

Alex

@omit five dissonant notes maybe is a better word

omit five

@7thvenom monk is not known for playing bum notes unless you're talking to people who don't listen to jazz

zonker33

Yeah.. And with that out of tune piano. Only Monk could make it sound so good

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