Blame It On My Youth


Music by:  Oscar Levant

Lyrics by:  Edward Heyman

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

From the Album:  In His Most Intimate Mikeside Manner

Label:  Capitol Records

Recorded:  April 4, 1956



You were my adored one,

Then you became the bored one,

And I was like a toy that brought you joy one day,

A broken toy that you preferred to throw away.


If I expected love when first we kissed,

Blame it on my youth.

If only just for you I did exist,

Blame it on my youth.

I believed in everything,

Like a child of three.

You meant more than anything,

All the world to me.

If you were on my mind both night and day,

Blame it on my youth.

If I forgot to eat and sleep and pray,

Blame it on my youth.

And if I cried a little bit when first I learned the truth,

Don't blame it on my heart,

Blame it on my youth.