THE END OF A LOVE AFFAIR
Julie London - 1963
Also recorded by: Cannonball Adderley; Jamey Aebersold;
Eric Alexander; John Banister; Bruce Barth; Walter Bell;
Marie Bergman; Dick Blake; Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers;
Anthony Braxton; Joyce Breach; Carolyn Breuer; Bobby Broom;
Chuck Brown; Reuben Brown; Ann Burton; Laverne Butler;
Tony Campise; Rondi Charleston; Jodie Christian;
Sharon Clark; Nat King Cole; Chris Connor; Keith Copeland;
Michael Coppola; Vic Damone; Jesse Davis; Joey DeFrancesco;
Mike DiRubbo; Marge Dodson; Kenny Dorham; Jimmy Dorsey;
Mark Elf; Ron Eschete; Eileen Farrell; Dale Fielder;
Karen Francis; Von Freeman; Laura Fygi; Hal Galper;
Hal Gaylor; Maurice Giammarco; Brad Goode Quartet;
Dexter Gordon; Rigmor Gustafsson; Roy Hargrove;
Johnny Hartman; Billie Holiday; Ahmad Jamal; Joni James;
Bobby Jaspar; Herb Jeffries; Kathy Jenkins; Doug Jernigan;
Dick Johnson; J.J. Johnson; Randy Johnston; Salena Jones;
Stan Kenton; Chaka Khan; Ryan Kisor;
Charlie Kohlhase Quintet; Harold Land; Don Lanphere;
Andy LaVerne; Lou Levy; Jason Lindner; ..... and others.
So I walk a little too fast, and I drive a little too fast,
And I'm reckless it's true, but what else can you do
At the end of a love affair?
So I talk a little too much, and I laugh a little too much,
And my voice is too loud when I'm out in a crowd,
So that people are apt to stare.
Do they know, do they care, that it's only
That I'm lonely, and low as can be?
And the smile on my face isn't really a smile at all.
So I smoke a little too much, and I joke a little too much,
And the tunes I request are not always the best,
But the ones where the trumpets blare.
So I go at a maddening pace, and I pretend that it's taking his place,
But what else can you do at the end of a love affair?