… i’m glad … you’re back … don’t explain … something terribly wrong with me …

Someone should have shot the twelve year old Charlie who begged for all the Billie Holliday recordings.

“… and I know you cheat … right or wrong don’t matter … when you’re with me sweet …”

“… you know that I love you and what love endures … nothing rates above you for I’m so completely yours …”

When your twelve year old walks around moaning these lyrics and holding a fabric gardenia to his head, well, STOP HIM.

Holliday, Billie

And then I saw “Lady Sings The Blues” and it was ALLLLLLLLLLL over. Good morning heartache, indeed.

Oh my, such an idiot I am. I have loved both unwisely and unwell. And, just when I determine that it is time to say no to all the less than coming my way, who messages me? Oh. Oh. Oh. No.

All I hear is this song in my head from decades ago and it won’t leave me alone …

The Come On

 

Janis Ian

 

I haven’t been loved by a man in quite a while
You know it ain’t easy making me smile
Friends have their lovers
Men on a string
There must be something terribly wrong with me
Sometimes I feel like I haven’t learned anything

 

How do you do?
Would you like to be friends?
No, I just want a bed for the night
Someone to tell me they care
You can fake it, that’s all right
In the morning I won’t be here

 

It’s a sacrificial altar
and I’m laying down my head
and I’m telling you up front —
I haven’t much to give

 

Is that how it’s done,
or shall I sing and dance?
Give me a chance

 

How do you do?
Do you want to be friends?
Yes, that might be very nice
Maybe we’ll fall in love
Every body has its price
Mine is yours for free
if you’ll be in love with me

 

I haven’t been loved by a man in quite a while
You know it ain’t easy making me smile
Friends have their lovers
Men on a string
There must be something terribly wrong with me…

 

And, of course, I answered and went.

 

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