why was i born lyrics – billie holiday

oscar hammerstein ii / jerome kern

why was i born
why am i livin’
what do i get
what am i givin’
why do i want for things
i dare not hope for
what can i hope for
i wish i knew
why do i try
to draw you near me
why do i cry
you never hear me
i’m a poor fool
but what can i do
oh baby why was i born
to love you

/ billie holiday lyrics