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Lush Life Lyrics

from Dana Owens

"Lush Life" is track #12 on the album Dana Owens. 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 distant gay 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 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, all I care is to smile inspite 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, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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