Don't Explain
Billie Holiday Lyrics


Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
I'm glad you're 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 love 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

You know that I love you
And what love endures
Nothing rates above 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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Written by: Arthur Jr. Herzog, Billie Holiday

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Hush now, don't explain
Just say you'll remain
I'm glad you're 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 love endures
All my thoughts are 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

You know that I love you
And what love endures
Nothing rates above 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



All comments from YouTube:

Francisco Escobar

Like if you’re here because of the Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin interview!

D M

I'm here because of the amazing Miki Howard remake from 1993 but I literally saw the Giovanni/Baldwin clip last week ❤️

Zwelakhe Mahlamvu

Word

KXTV

💯👍🏿

Michael J Song

That's why I'm here tho 😂

Bishop Baker

💯‼️😭

muggedinmadrid

Exquisite. Billie Holiday was a true artist. She suffered, she created art that stood the test of time. Holiday will always be the greatest dark poetess of classic jazz... Sublime.

Stargazer

The hurt in her voice makes my heart ache.

Andy Jacobs

@NEWKOBOSTAR I don't think it has as much to do with being a black woman as it just does being a human being. We all feel deep pain at times in our lives, some more than others yes, but as humans, pain is inherent.

Jody McDougle

This song has been carried in my heart for years. ❤ 🎹 🐦

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