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​Way I Was Born

This song is by Etta Jones and appears on the compilation album Timeless Etta Jones (2010).

Why was I born and why am I living?
What do I get, what am I giving?
Why do I want for things I dare not hope for?
What can I hope for, I wish I knew

Why do I try, draw you near me?
Why do I cry, you never, never, never hear me?
I'm a poor fool but what can I do?
Why was I born to love you?

Why was I born and why, why am I living?
What, what do I get, and what am I giving?
And why do I want for things I dare not hope for?
What can I hope for, I wish I knew

Tell me why do I try to draw you near me?
And why do I cry, you never, never, never hear me?
I'm a poor fool but what can I do?
Why was I born to, why was I born to
Why was I born to love you?

Written by:

Leigh Harline; Ned Washington