Sophisticated Lady

By E. Ellington, I Mills, & M. Parrish

They say into your early life romance came
And then this heart of yours burned a flame
A flame that flickered one day and died away

Then with disillusion deep in your eyes
You learned that fools in love soon grow wise
The years have changed you somehow
I see you now

Smoking, drinking, never thinking
Of tomorrow, nonchalant
Diamonds shining, dancing, dining
With some man in a restaurant
Is that all you really want?

No, sophisticated lady I know,
You miss the love you lost long ago
And when nobody is nigh
You cry

Smoking, drinking, never thinking
Of tomorrow, nonchalant
Diamonds shining, dancing, dining
With some man in a restaurant

Is that all you really want?
No, sophisticated lady I know
You miss the love you lost long ago
And when nobody is nigh
You cry