Thursday, October 18, 2012

When I first learned the truth

You were my adored one,
Then you became the bored one,
And I was like a toy that brought you joy one day,
A broken toy that you preferred to throw away.

If I expected love when first we kissed,
Blame it on my youth.
If only just for you I did exist,
Blame it on my youth.

I believed in everything,
Like a child of three.
You meant more than anything,
All the world to me.


If you were on my mind both night and day,
Blame it on my youth.
If I forgot to eat and sleep and pray,
Blame it on my youth.


And if I cried a little bit when first I learned the truth,
Don't blame it on my heart,
Blame it on my youth.


  1. Ah, oh why is yout'hood wasted on youts? Did you say "youts"? Yeah, "youts"!

  2. This is all about Oscar Levant's unfulfilled longing for George Gershwin. It's right there between the lines.