The Man I Love

Someday he’ll come along
The man I love
And he’ll be big and strong
The man I love
And when he comes my way
I’ll do my best to make him stay
He’ll look at me and smile
I’ll understand
Then in a little while
He’ll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won’t say a word
Maybe I shall meet him Sunday
Maybe Monday, maybe not
Still I’m sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day
He’ll build a little home
That’s meant for two
From which I’ll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I’m dreaming of the man I love

I can only give you love that lasts forever, and a promise to be near each time you call. And the only heart I own, for you and you alone that’s all…
If you’re wondering what I’m asking in return dear, you’ll be glad to know that my demands are small. Say it’s me that you’ll adore, for now and evermore that’s all, that’s all.
If you were mine I could be ruler of kings. And if you were mine I could do such wonderful things. I’d say to a star “Stop where you are, light up my lover’s way.” And every star above you would obey. Say, if you were mine I would live for your love alone. To kneel at your shrine I would give up all that I own. Yes even my heart, even my life, I’d trade it all for you. And think I was lucky too, if you were mine.
Billie Holiday
Some others I’ve seen might never be mean, might never be cross or try to be boss but they wouldn’t do. For nobody else gave me a thrill, with all your faults I love you still. It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you…
Billie Holiday