Mona Lisa (1950)
(wm) Ray Evans & Jay Livingston, Academy Award Winner (I) film Captain Carey, U.S.A. by Nat King Cole (P) Nat King Cole No. 1 chart record and Grammy Hall of Fame record
Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you;
You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile.
Is it only ’cause you’re lonely they have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile?
Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep;
They just lie there and they die there.
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa,
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art?
(Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa!)