you let me down lyrics – billie holiday

al dubin / harry warren

you told me that i was like an angel
told me i was fit to wear a crown
so that you could get a thrill
you put me on a pedestal
and then you let me down, let me down.

you told me that i’d be wearing diamonds
i would have the smartest car in town
made me think that i’m the top
and then you let the ladder drop
you know you let me down, let me down

i walked upon a rainbow
i clung onto a star
you had me up in heaven
that’s why i had to tall so far

i was even looking for a cottage
i was measured for a wedding gown
that how i got cynical
you put me on a pinnacle
and then you let me down, let me down
how you let me down

/ billie holiday lyrics