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Lush Life Lyrics

from Forgotten 1949 Carnegie Hall Concert

"Lush Life" is track #6 on the album Forgotten 1949 Carnegie Hall Concert. It was written by Strayhorn, Billy.
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I used to visit all the very gay places
Those come what may places
Where one relaxes
On the axis of the wheel of life
To get the feel of life
From jazz and cocktails

The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distinguish traces
That used to be there you could see
Where they'd been washed away
By too many through the day
Twelve o'clock tales

Then you came along with your siren of song
To tempt me to madness
I thought for a while
That your poignant smile was tinged with the sadness
Of a great love for me
Ah, yes, I was wrong, again, I was wrong

Life is lonely again
And only last year everything seemed so sure
Now life is awful again
A thoughtful of hearts could only be a bore
A week in Paris will ease the bite of it
All I care is to smile in spite of it

I'll forget you, I will
While yet you are still burning inside my brain
Romance is mush, stifling those who strive
I'll live a lush life in some small dive
And there I'll be, while I rot
With the rest of those whose lives are lonely, too

Songwriters
STRAYHORN, BILLY

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Lyrics © Chrysalis One Music, EMI Music Publishing

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