Lush Life Lyrics – Billy Strayhorn

Lush Life Lyrics – Billy Strayhorn

Lush Life Lyrics by Billy Strayhorn from the Album “The Peaceful Side of Jazz”. Lush Life song is Produced by Billy Strayhorn.

Lush Life Song Credits

Song: Lush Life
Singer: Billy Strayhorn
Album: The Peaceful Side of Jazz
Music: Billy Strayhorn

Lush Life Lyrics

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 gals (girls) I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distingué 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 awhile
That your poignant smile
Was tinged with the sadness
Of a great love for me
I guess (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 might (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
Lush life

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