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Don't Explain
1946 Arthur Herzog jr, Billie Holiday
It is said Billie wrote "Don't Explain" after her husband, Jimmy Monroe, came home one night with lipstick traces on his collar.
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Recording sessions
1965 September 30-October 1: New York
Hush now, don't explain
There ain't nothing to gain
I'm glad that you're back
Don't explain

Quiet baby don't explain
There ain't nothing to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

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

Don't wanna hear folks chatter
Cos I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you're with me my sweet

Hush now, don't explain
Don't you know you're my pain
My life's your love
Don't explain

All my thoughts are for you
For I'm so completely yours
Don't wanna hear folks chatter
Cos I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When you're with me my sweet

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

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
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