“The Way He Makes Me Feel”
(from “Yentl” soundtrack)
[Everything goes perfectly until Yentl feels herself falling in love with Avigdor]
There’s no chill and yet I shiver
There’s no flame and yet I burn
I’m not sure what I’m afraid of
And yet I’m trembling
There’s no storm yet I hear thunder.
And I’m breathless, why I wonder?
Weak one moment,
Then the next I’m fine.
I feel as if 1’m falling every time
I close my eyes
And flowing through my body
Is a river of surprise.
Feelings are awakening
I hardly’ recognize as mine!
What are all these new sensations?
What’s the secret they reveal?
I’m not sure I understand
But I like the way I feel.
Oh, why is it that every time
I close my eyes he’s there?
The water shining on his skin,
The sunlight in his hair?
And all the while I’m thinking things
That I can never share with him.
I’m a bundle of confusion
Yet it has a strange appeal.
Did it all begin with him,
And the way he makes me feel
I like the way he makes me feel…
– Barbra Streisand –