foolin’ myself lyrics – billie holiday

peter tinturin / jack lawrence

i try to keep you out of my heart
but somehow i find
trying to keep you out of my heart
i’m out of my mind
i tell myself “i’m through with you
and i’ll having nothing more to do with you”
i stay away, but every day
i’m just foolin myself

tell my friends that i don’t care
i shrug my shoulders at the whole affair
but all know it is’t so
i’m just foolin myself

and ev’ry time i p*ss
and see my face in a looking gl*ss
i tip my hat and say
“how do you do, you fool
you’re trowing your life away”
i’m acting gay
i’m acting proud
and every time i see you in a crowd
i may pretend
but in the end
i’m just foolin myself

/ billie holiday lyrics