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JUJU - Lush Life

 

Lyrics: Billy Strayhorn
Music: Billy Strayhorn
From the album "DELICIOUS" (AICL-2327/8, AICL-2329)
Typed:
SnakeRoot

 

 

 

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 boys I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distingue traces
That used to be there you could see
where they'd been washed away
By too many thru 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 troughful 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

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