The End of a Love Affair [the Audio Story]

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Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Harris April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. more »


Year:
1958
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So I walk a little too fast 
And I drive a little too fast
And I'm reckless it's true
But what else can you do 
At the end of a love affair

So I talk a little too much
And I laugh a little too much
And my voice is too loud
When I'm out in a crowd
So that people are apt to stare

Do they know, do they care
That it's only 
That I'm lonely
And low as can be
And the smile on my face
Isn't really a smile at all

So I smoke a little too much
And I drink a little too much
And the tunes I request
Are not always the best
But the ones where the trumpets blare

So I go at a maddening pace
And I pretend that it's taking his place
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

Do they know, do they care
That it's only 
That I'm lonely
And low as can be
And the smile on my face
Isn't really a smile at all

So I smoke a little too much
And I drink a little too much
And the tunes I request
Are not always the best
But the ones where the trumpets blare

So I go at a maddening pace
And I pretend that it's taking his place
But what else can you do
At the end of a love affair

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Written by: EDWARD C. REDDING

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