Who Sang Lush Life? Kurt Elling

Release information
Release Date: 2009-6-23
Genre: Jazz
length: 4:39
producer: Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood
membranophone: Ulysses Owens, Jr.
piano: Laurence Hobgood
vocal: Kurt Elling
mixer: Dave O’Donnell
bass: Clark Sommers
tenor saxophone: Ernie Watts
Some other versions of "Lush Life"

Lyrics
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 c___tails

The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces
With distingue gay traces that used to be there
You could see where they'd been washed away
By too many through the day, twelve o'clock tales

Then you came along with your siren song
To tempt me to madness
I thought for awhile 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 trough full of hearts could only be a bore

A week in Paris could 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

So I'll live a lush life in some small dive
And there I'll be
While I rot with the rest of those
Whose lives are lonely too

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 All Or Nothing At All
  • 2 It's Easy to Remember
  • 3 Dedicated to You
  • 4 What's New
  • 5 Lush Life
  • 6 Autumn Serenade
  • 7 Say It (Over and Over Again)
  • 8 They Say It's Wonderful
  • 9 My One and Only Love
  • 10 Nancy With the Laughing Face
  • 11 Acknowledgements
  • 12 You Are Too Beautiful

  • Release information
    label: Concord Jazz
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: CD
    barcode: 888072313149
    script: Latin