blue moon lyrics – billie holiday

once upon a time
before i took up smiling
i hated the moonlight!
shadows of the night
that poets find beguiling
seemed flat as the noonlight
with no one to stay up for
i went to sleep at ten
life was a bitter cup
for the saddest of all men

once upon a time
my heart was just an organ
my life had no mission
now that i have you
to be as rich as morgan
is my one ambition
once i awoke at seven
hating the morning light
now i awake in heaven
and all the world’s all right

blue moon you saw me standing alone
without a dream in my heart
without a love of my own
blue moon
you knew just what i was there for
you heard me saying a pray’r for
someone i really could care for
and then there suddenly appeared before me
the only one my arms will ever hold
i heard somebody whisper “please adore me”
and when i looked, the moon had turned to gold!
blue moon! now i’m no longer alone
without a dream in my heart
without a love of my own

blue moon you saw me standing alone
without a dream in my heart
without a love of my own
blue moon
you knew just what i was there for
you heard me saying a prayer for
someone i really could care for
and then there suddenly appeared before me
the only one my arms will ever hold
i heard somebody whisper “please adore me”
and when i looked, the moon had turned to gold!
blue moon! now i’m no longer alone
without a dream in my heart

/ billie holiday lyrics