Lyrics > Billie Holiday – Don’t Explain

Writer: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
Published: Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Release: What Is This Thing Called Love? / Don’t Explain (78rpm, US)
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: This song was covered by Cat Power on the Jukebox album (LYRICS)
Hush now, don’t explain
Just say you’ll remain
I’m glad your back, don’t explain

Quiet, don’t explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don’t explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I’m so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don’t matter
When you’re with me, sweet

Hush now, don’t explain
You’re my joy and pain
My life’s yours love
Don’t explain