Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sophisticated Lady

They say into your early life romance came
And this heart of yours burned a flame. A flame that flickered one day and died away.
Then, with disilution deep in your eyes You learned that fools in love soon grow wise

The years have changed you, somehow
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

Yes I like pictures and paintings of sad looking women in bars.

photos- Eve Arnold
painting- Christian Schad (which is my favorite and has always reminded me of the song Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington). I really like Cat Power's cover.

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