i get along without you very well…

chet baker sings

i get along without you very well,
of course I do…
except when soft rains fall
and drip from leaves, then i recall
the thrill of being sheltered in your arms,
of course, i do,
but i get along without you very well…

i’ve forgotten you just like i should,
of course i have…
except to hear your name,
or someone’s laugh that is the same,
but i’ve forgotten you just like i should…

what a guy!… what a fool am i!…
to think my breaking heart could kid the moon
what’s in store? should i phone once more?
no, it’s best that i stick to my tune…

i get along without you very well,
of course i do…
except, perhaps, in spring,
but i should never think of spring,
for that would surely break my heart in two…

(Hoagy Carmichael)

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