Don't Explain Lyrics - Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln That's Him! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
length: 6:42
producer: Bill Grauer, Jr. and Orrin Keepnews
engineer: Jack Higgins
vocal: Abbey Lincoln
bass: Wynton Kelly
tenor saxophone: Sonny Rollins
trumpet: Kenny Dorham
writer: Arthur Herzog, Jr., Billie Holiday
Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
I'm glad your back, don't explain

Quiet, don't explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I'm so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you're with me, sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You're my joy and pain
My life's yours love
Don't explain

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Strong Man
  • 2 Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe
  • 3 My Man
  • 4 Tender as a Rose
  • 5 That's Him
  • 6 I Must Have That Man
  • 7 Porgy
  • 8 When a Woman Loves a Man
  • 9 Don't Explain