sophisticated lady lyrics – billie holiday

they say into your early life romance came
and then this heart of yours burned a flame
a flame that flickered one day and died away

then with disillusion deep in your eyes
you learned that fools in love soon grow wise
the years have changed you somehow
i see you now

smoking, drinking, never thinking
of tomorrow, nonchalant
diamonds shining, dancing, dining
with some man in a restaurant

is that all you really want?
no, sophisticated lady
i know, you miss the love you lost long ago
and when n*body is nigh you cry

smoking, drinking, never thinking
of tomorrow, nonchalant
diamonds shining, dancing, dining
with some man in a restaurant

is that all you really want?
no, sophisticated lady
i know, you miss the love you lost long ago
and when n*body is nigh you cry

sophisticated lady you cry

/ billie holiday lyrics