Who Sang Lush Life? Julie London

Julie London Around Midnight cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
writers: Billy Strayhorn
release date: 1960
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Easy Listening/Vocal
length: 1:44
producer: Si Waronker
conductor: Dick Reynolds
engineer: John Kraus
arranger: Dick Reynolds
composer: Billy Strayhorn, Billy Strayhorn
lyricist: Billy Strayhorn, Billy Strayhorn
I used to visit all the very gay places
Those come what may places
Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life
To get the feel of life...
From jazz and cocktails.

The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distant gay traces
That used to be there you could see where theyd been washed away
By too many through the day...
Twelve oclock tales.

Then you came along with your siren of song
To tempt me to madness!
I thought for a while that your poignant smile was tinged with the sadness
Of a great love for me.

Ah yes! I was wrong...
Again,
I was wrong.



Life is lonely again,
And only last year everything seemed so sure.
Now life is awful again,
A troughful of hearts could only be a bore.
A week in paris will ease the bite of it,
All I care is to smile in spite of it.

I'll forget you, I will
While yet you are still burning inside my brain.
Romance is mush,
Stifling those who strive.
I'll live a lush life in some small dive...
And there Ill be, while I rot
With the rest of those whose lives are lonely, too..



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 ’Round Midnight
  • 2 Lonely Night in Paris
  • 3 Misty
  • 4 Black Coffee
  • 5 Lush Life
  • 6 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  • 7 Don’t Smoke in Bed
  • 8 You and the Night and the Music
  • 9 Something Cool
  • 10 How About Me
  • 11 But Not for Me
  • 12 The Party’s Over