Why was I born, why am I livin’? What do I get, what am I givin’? Why do I want a thing I daren’t hope for? What can I hope for? I wish I knewWhy do I try to draw you near me? Why do I do I cry? you never hear meI’m a poor fool, but what can I do? Why was I born to love you? <instrumental-first two lines of second verse>I’m a poor fool, but what can I do? Why was I born to love you? Some other versions may include an intro:Spending these lonesome evenings with nothing to doBut to live in dreams that I make up all by myselfDreaming that you’re beside me, I picture the prettiest storiesOnly to wake up all by myself what is the good of me by myself?
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Why Was I Born? Lyrics

Frank Sinatra – Why Was I Born? Lyrics

Songwriters: KERN, JEROME / HAMMERSTEIN, OSCAR II
Why Was I Born? lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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