i’m painting the town red lyrics – billie holiday

a smile on my face
a song on my lips
pretending is all i do
i’m painting the town red
to hide a heart that’s blue

i’m gay with the crowd
i play with the crowd
but oh, if they only knew
i’m painting the town red
to hide a heart that’s blue
must i go on carrin’ on?

my merry song is just pretend
loving you so, wanting you so
where will it end, how will it end?

a smile on my face
a song on my lips
but never forgetting you
i’m painting the town red
to hide a heart that’s blue

/ billie holiday lyrics