Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Portrait of an Unknown Woman

Why, oh why, is my heart so dumb...
And doesn't want to stay?
Why, oh why, is my heart so dumb...
To rove about as it does?
Yes, and is my mouth a vagabond...
That always has to wander...
From one kiss to another kiss?
Why, oh why, is my heart so dumb...
That it forgets where it is at home?
And that only you, Cherrie,
Are the master of my heart.

Alas, I cannot forget you!
As much as I try.
In the ledger of my life...
You are unfortunately still inscribed.
Alas, I cannot forget you!
Despite everything that happened.
What you were, in good and bad,
Is all still there.
Even if I know you're not even worth the tears,
I cannot help that my heart belongs to you.
Alas, I cannot forget you!
Whatever I do.
In all the wishes, in all the dreams,
You're the only one there.