Foolin’ Myself (1937)
(wm) Jack Lawrence and Peter Tinturin. (P) Billie Holiday
I tell myself, “I’m through with you –
And I’ll have nothing more to do with you.”
I stay away, but ev’ry day, I’m just foolin’ myself!
I tell my friends that I don’t care,
I shrug my shoulders at the whole affair,
But they all know it isn’t so, I’m just foolin’ myself!
And ev’ry time I pass and see my face in a looking glass,
I tip my hat and say, “How do you do, you fool;
You’re throwing your life away.”
I’m acting gay, I’m acting proud,
And ev’ry time I see you in a crowd,
I may pretend, but in the end I’m just fooling myself.