I Wanna Be Around Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt, Tony Bennett (#14 in 1963)

I wanna be around to pick up the pieces,
When somebody breaks your heart,
Some somebody twice as smart as I!
A somebody who,
Will swear to be true,
Like you used to do with me,
Who will leave you to learn,
That misery loves company,
Wait and see!
I wanna be around to see how he does it,
When he breaks your heart to bits,
Let’s see if the puzzle fits so fine!
And that’s when I’ll discover,
That revenge is sweet,
As I sit there applaudin’
From a front row seat,
When somebody breaks your heart,
Like you broke mine!

Words and Music by Johnny Mercer  and Sadie Vimmerstedt, 1963

Mrs. Vimmerstedt, a housewife from Youngstown, Ohio,  sent Johnny Mercer the title and idea for this song.   
Mercer wrote it and shared the royalties which emanated from  the popular recording by Tony Bennett.